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sb1 08-09-2015 05:05 PM

Nice Boxes!!

bbcard1 08-11-2015 08:39 AM

I am a baseball card collector, but love Jim Brown…I think he is quite probably the greatest of all American athletes.

pariah1107 08-13-2015 01:34 PM

Picked up this well centered/sharp cornered 1959 Gene Lipscomb rookie with a very small ballpoint ink mark on the "M" in is name. One of the most dominant Defensive Lineman in the game in the late 50's/early 60's, Big Daddy is almost certainly not in the Hall of Fame because of his overdose death.

Just one more card to finish my 1959 set, surprisingly not Jim Brown.... need Art Donovan EX+ (I'll take a VG+ with good centering).

sockwell123 08-13-2015 06:55 PM

way to go

pariah1107 08-13-2015 07:35 PM

Thanks Shawn. IMO the 1959 football set looks incredible! Happy to say I traded for 50-60% of the set. Nearly paid more in postage than cards :)

TanksAndSpartans 08-14-2015 07:19 AM

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I like the 59s too - its pretty cool that you could build a classic set like that at such low cost. Ty, if you are looking for a complementary piece, they actually did a modern insert set version in 2013.

pariah1107 08-14-2015 08:16 AM

Agreed Dez! Football sets are affordable and relatively easy to collect compared to their baseball counterparts of the same era. The retro moderns I'll probably steer clear of, but like the 1959 Canadian Football.

Already started a '58 set that I'll collect in the same manner; trade for commons/minor stars, ebay HOF's, and pick up Jim Brown, Johnny Unitas, and Bart Starr via auction house. The 1957 set is one of my absolute favorites and looms large on the horizon.

jefferyepayne 08-19-2015 01:45 PM

Picked up this nice Red Grange Wilson Football box recently at Auction. Pictures don't do it justice!


S_GERACE 08-19-2015 04:34 PM

Huggins & Scott, right? I was looking at that. Pretty sweet display piece.

jefferyepayne 08-19-2015 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by S_GERACE (Post 1444071)
Huggins & Scott, right? I was looking at that. Pretty sweet display piece.

You got it. Been looking for one of these for quite a while! Too bad the football did come with it.


revmoran 08-20-2015 08:22 AM

Picked this up in the last Heritage auction -

S_GERACE 08-20-2015 09:38 AM

WOW! Fantastic item! And it belonged to a HOFer to boot!

jefferyepayne 08-20-2015 11:05 AM

Love that charm, Mike, and glad it ended up in the right collection.

As soon as I saw it in the auction, I thought of you.


revmoran 08-20-2015 01:23 PM

In 1930 the New York Giants played a benefit football game against a team of Notre Dame All Stars to raise money for the unemployed in New York City (see The contest was also promoted as a contest to see if the nascent pro game was equal to the venerable and very popular college game. The Giants won the day 22 to 0.

At the end of last month I was able to acquire a football commemorating the game. I would guess it was signed at one of the dinners or other events that accompanied the game. I’ve been working on deciphering some of the signatures and figuring the affiliations of each signer, and here is what I’ve come up with so far.
Hunk Anderson ND
Dale Burnett NYG
Red Cagle NYG
Frank Cardieo ND
Jack Chevigny ND
Gene Edwards ND
Benny Friedman NYG
Butch Gibson NYG
Hal Hilpert NYG
Frank "Bill" Jones ND
Elmer Layden ND
Lou Little Offical
Tim Mara NYG
Joe Maxwell ND
Saul Meilziner NYG
Ed Thorpe Offical
Tom Thorpe Offical
Ted Twomey ND
Joe Vezie ND
James J. Walker Mayor of New York
Red Badgro NYG
Leo J. Bundy MLB Giants & Yankee's legal counsel
Glenn Campbell NYG
Les Caywood NYG
Rudy Comstock NYG
Tiny Feather NYG
Mack Flenniken NYG
Len Grant NYG
J. A. Kavanaugh MLB Giants 1929
John Law ND
Jack Lenz Announcer at Yankee Stadium
Dr. Harry March NYG
Frank J. McCarthy ND '25 lawyer later VP PRR
Hap Moran NYG
George Murtagh NYG
Bill Owen NYG
Steve Owen NYG
K. K. Rockne ND (very faint)
Len Sedbrooke NYG
Charles Stoneham MLB Giants owner
Joe Westoupal NYG
Oscar Wiberg NYG
Doug Wycoff NYG
Jack Hagerty NYG
Hinkey Haines NYG
Ken Strong SI Stapes
Hunk Anderson ND
Joe Bach ND
E. T. Brannick MLB Giants front office press
Frank Collins ND
Dick Connell ND
Jim Crowley ND
John Gebert ND
Noble Kaizer ND
John Law ND
Elmer Layden ND
John McManmon ND
Don Miller ND
Rip Miller ND
Tim Moynihan ND
Joe Nash ND
Albert B. Nixon NYU Director of Athletics
Dick Stahlman NYG
Harry Stuhldreher ND
James J. Tierney MLB Giants secretary
Chile Walsh ND

TanksAndSpartans 08-20-2015 01:50 PM

Wow, nice pickups Mike! That pendant is the equivilent to a SB ring, right? I wish I had my GG in front of me, but in the recent issue's article "The Championship Rings of the Chicago Bears", I think there was a similar Bears piece pictured from one of the 30s championships.

Amazing autographs on that football - I wonder how that Ken Strong guy snuck in? :)

revmoran 08-20-2015 01:55 PM

Hinkey Haines was not playing for the Giants that year either -

S_GERACE 08-20-2015 02:12 PM

Both the pendant and the football are Hall of Fame quality display pieces. Congratulations! One word describes the pair...amazing!

TanksAndSpartans 09-07-2015 02:42 PM

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Wanted to share my newest Chicle addition with the group. I feel like I compromised my standards regarding a clean surface a bit on this one, but the yellow background cards do tend to be a bit tougher to find clean and possibly because my eyesight is going, I like the way the card looks in hand. Burnett is definitely one I've missed on a few times, so for the most part I'm happy and the price was right which also helps (seller's scans below). Down to 5 now - oddly I need more low numbers than high numbers (#1 Clark, #21 Montgomery, #22 Kelly, #26 Dell Isola, #33 Smith).

S_GERACE 09-07-2015 03:53 PM

Hi Dez,
I don't know why you're knocking that card. It looks like a solid 5 to me. It looks nicely centered as well. Congratulations!

TanksAndSpartans 09-08-2015 08:53 AM

Thanks Scott - I appreciate it - glad I posted it.

jefferyepayne 09-08-2015 09:16 AM

Better Burnett than I have, John! Great pickup.


S_GERACE 09-08-2015 02:58 PM

New Arrivals
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These three came today in the mail. One of my favorite sets from the 60's.

NewEnglandBaseBallist 09-08-2015 05:11 PM

Nice 68's!

TanksAndSpartans 09-08-2015 08:43 PM

Thanks Jeff!

Nice cards Scott! - honestly that set doesn't even look familiar to me - I thought I knew what most sets look like from my days dabbling with HOF rookies - what are the "big" cards in that set?

S_GERACE 09-08-2015 10:03 PM

1968 Topps
Thanks for the compliments.

Hey Dez,
The cards that you probably have in your HoF rookie set are the Griese and Floyd Little. The top cards are the Griese, Namath, Starr, Unitas, Sayers, Butkus, etc...

I like the set because its the first set to combine both the NFL & AFL after the first Super Bowl. The Packers and Raiders have drawn backgrounds in the set as they were the 2 teams in Super Bowl II.

Notable omissions are Deacon Jones & Merlin Olsen. Don't know why they didn't make them.

S_GERACE 09-08-2015 10:20 PM

Hey Dez,
Just looked your sets up on the registry again. Sorry, thought you were doing a HoF RC set but you're doing the top 100 & 75th Team set so no, you wouldn't have any of the 68's in your collection.

They're pretty nice really. Most have bold, bright colors.

LuckyLarry 09-09-2015 05:57 AM

I continue to "chip" away at my 1952 Bowman sets and a nice stack of eBay wins arrived yesterday. Four "large" and thirteen "small" including these. John Badaczewski what a name for a football player!
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jefferyepayne 09-09-2015 06:38 AM

Great pickups, Larry and Scott!

Those '68s are killers, Scott, and I really like that YA Tittle, Larry. Sounds like you are making great progress on the small/large '52s.


S_GERACE 09-09-2015 08:25 AM

Hi Larry,
Great pick-ups. The Bowman cards from 1950-1952 are some of the most beautiful cards ever made (football, baseball & non-sports)! I love the detail, down to the vent holes on Badaczewski's helmet!

How many cards are you short of each the large and small?


LuckyLarry 09-09-2015 08:45 AM

Scott I need 55 cards to finish the large set and 57 cards to finish the small set. So I'm about 60% complete for the 144 in each set.

S_GERACE 09-09-2015 12:07 PM

1952 Bowman Football
Sweet...good luck Larry. I fell like the small is still an under-appreciated set!

pariah1107 09-09-2015 01:06 PM

More local history. Happy to pick up this 1949 Morgan Middle School Tigers football team photo (Ellensburg, WA). Found it at a garage sale in a stack of local family photos, $2 :)

I only recognize one of the players, Freddie Watterson, who was a batboy for the Ellensburg Cowboys semi-pro baseball team in the late 40's/early 50's (lower right). Probably lots of local names, plenty of research to do this week. I hope some of them are still near town.

brafcauknid 09-09-2015 09:10 PM

Mail day! Also, may I just comment on how much I hate photobucket.:)


LuckyLarry 09-10-2015 05:44 AM


Originally Posted by brafcauknid (Post 1451034)
Mail day! Also, may I just comment on how much I hate photobucket.:)

Photobucket gives me trouble too sometimes. Esp when I'm trying to edit my uploads to a more reasonable size. But it's free.......
Oh and I see that 1972 Topps HI number Floyd Little:D This morning I spent some "quality eBay time" and picked up three 1972 HI numbers I need. They are SO tough!

S_GERACE 09-10-2015 08:55 AM

I see you've knocked down another '52 Bowman large and a RC/SP to boot (Matson). Awesome!

pariah1107 09-11-2015 11:40 AM

Been a busy week for local sports history. Bought this collection of high school and college sports ephemera on a whim, not realizing how HUGE the collection was.

It seems to be the meticulous scrapbooking of a single CWU student named Marguerite Carpenter. A sports nut there are hundreds of newspaper articles on football, mens and womens basketball, baseball, and track events from Central Washington University and Yakima High School 1924-32. These articles were cut from the Student newspaper, which is nearly impossible to find (maybe 10 in CWU archives from 1924-31 to compare them).

Some of the more interesting items were the wood bound Yakima High School football scrapbook (this item seems to be ca. 1950?), and Yakima HS Letter with a 1934 tie tack attached. The womens basketball team is from 1932, coached by Miss Carpenter (pictured). A ca. 1930 WSNS pennant, the earliest in my collection now. Football, basketball, and baseball complete rosters with scores in the sports and activities pages of this scrapbook, just a great resource..... unfortunately no football programs.

Way too much to list, but an awesome addition to the local sports history collection. Probably a small amount of organizing then off to the Kittitas County Museum for these pieces, thank you bruinsfan....

LuckyLarry 09-11-2015 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by S_GERACE (Post 1451104)
I see you've knocked down another '52 Bowman large and a RC/SP to boot (Matson). Awesome!

Not me Scott as #127 Ollie Matson remains on my wantlist...

S_GERACE 09-11-2015 03:50 PM

Recent Aquisitions
Sorry Larry,
Got collections mixed up. brafcauknid, nice pickups!

Ty, quite a collection of local memorabilia. Do you collect local sports because you're a lifer from that area?


pariah1107 09-11-2015 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by S_GERACE (Post 1451628)
Sorry Larry,
Got collections mixed up. brafcauknid, nice pickups!

Ty, quite a collection of local memorabilia. Do you collect local sports because you're a lifer from that area?


Thanks Scott, A CWU alum, but not a lifer (just 20 years in the Valley). I'm a volunteer researcher for the Kittitas County Museum, Historical Society, and CWU Alumni Association. A lot of time is spent digging through microfiche, finding and interviewing former student athletes for those groups. The collection is a by-product of that, but leads in a lot of interesting directions...

Probably not entirely a "FB Acquisition", but I've always found football to be more associated with the college experience. I'll resume with strictly pro football pick-ups soon, as Sterling just ended and I probably have a new 1962 Post Football habit.... :)

KrenBats 09-14-2015 05:20 PM

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Down to Nags!

jefferyepayne 09-14-2015 07:08 PM

Sweet, Mike! Congrats.


jthorst75 09-17-2015 08:54 PM

Slingin Sammy

S_GERACE 09-18-2015 10:38 AM

Awesome cards Jason! Two of my favorites.

rjackson44 09-18-2015 11:33 AM

Like this y.a
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Paid one dollar today at garage sale😀😀

Laxcat 09-18-2015 03:34 PM

Can't have just one
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I went on a Staubach spree.

DBesse27 09-18-2015 04:01 PM

Those Sammys are bitchin'!!

LuckyLarry 09-19-2015 05:10 PM

I now need just 23 cards to complete my 51-81 Topps football run!
('51 Topps need 2 cards)
('57 Topps need 2 cards)
('62 Topps need 3 cards)

1972 Topps High numbers? I seek "collector" grade cards, but they always seem to be priced a few dollars more than I am willing to pay. Recent ebay arrivals #279 Alan Page, #310 Rich Jackson, and #320 Bob Wallace cost me $25.60 total delivered. I'll be happy to put this set to rest!
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NewEnglandBaseBallist 09-21-2015 03:28 PM

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Courtesy of the good folks at Sterling:

DBesse27 09-21-2015 03:38 PM

Larry, congrats on knocking out some more 72 highs!

I like that set, but it falls in the narrow window between my 2 vintage player collections; Cappelletti's last Topps card was 1970 and Hannah's first Topps card was 74. 71-73 is kind of a no man's land in my collection. But I know the 72 set is a bear to collect.

pariah1107 09-21-2015 04:04 PM

Nice pick-ups Adam! Love the Kemp rookie, I had to talk myself out of that one, but glad to see it ended up in good hands.

I picked up the lot of (20) 1962 Post Football from Sterling's last auction, one short print Dick Nolan. Received it in the mail in less than a week. All of these nightmare stories I read of auction houses, and Lee's single man operation keeps kicking butt!

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