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DBesse27 10-22-2015 04:30 PM

Thanks Ty, I like your comment about "bad intentions." Like your Brown even more! I don't have a lot of vintage football cards of non Patriots, but landing a Jimmy (any one) is on my to do list.

Really digging that matchbook too!

Mikehealer 10-22-2015 05:05 PM

Very nice Walker's Jeff. I like it too.

TanksAndSpartans 10-23-2015 12:11 PM

Awesome matchcover Mike! Do you mind my asking where you got it? I've never seen one come up for auction, but its definitely on my want list.

I recently finished Vagabond Halfback by Denis J. Gullicksen - I highly recommend it - a very well researched book (but maybe don't read it if you don't like myth busting). It was so good, I was tempted to jump to his "town team" book about the Packers, but I haven't gotten to it yet.

Mikehealer 10-23-2015 03:55 PM

John, I got the Mcnally matchbook maybe six weeks ago in a Heritage weekly auction. Thanks for the heads up on the book.

TanksAndSpartans 10-23-2015 07:45 PM

Thanks Mike - I appreciate it. Heritage seems to have a lot of good football items, but because they don't send me catalogs and because the website is different than the other AH who all seem to use the same software which makes it so easy to sort by sport, I tend to lose track of them - I'm going to have to change that.

clamendo 10-24-2015 04:33 AM

Heritage has great material, but I agree their end user interface needs an overhaul.


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Laxcat 10-25-2015 07:20 PM

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Picked these up from Rich at the Plano show. Looks like I'm doing a '51 Magic set.

revmoran 10-26-2015 05:56 PM

really nice - great pickup

herbc 10-27-2015 08:12 AM

Broadway Joe
 
I always wanted one of these. Arrived today....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psfauh5i5p.jpg

jim 10-27-2015 09:36 AM

namath
 
very nice looking card, especially for a 4. think about doing the set?
jim

TanksAndSpartans 10-27-2015 11:32 AM

Very nice Namath!

herbc 10-27-2015 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jim (Post 1465597)
very nice looking card, especially for a 4. think about doing the set?
jim

Yes, it does have great eye appeal. No, I'm not doing the set. Namath has always been a favorite of mine. Him playing for the Jets got me interested in watching football.
He was not only one to watch on the field. His style and off field activities were interesting to follow in the newspaper. I wanted to be Broadway Joe.

His card is part of my NY sports characters collection. A collection within my collection. Athletes who are not only good at their game but also different, sometimes controversial with a style all their own.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...LetsGoMets.gif

Beansballcardblog 10-27-2015 08:15 PM

I've been viewing for awhile now and decided that I should probably go ahead and share. Mine likely won't be high dollar items, but it's all about fun, right?

I write a blog, so if you ever want more info about it, feel free to click the link. Usually there's a backstory or something to go along with it.

I won't post everything I've acquired all at once, I'll spread them out.

At our local card show on Saturday, I picked up my submission from Beckett Grading. I submitted three for a friend and went ahead and put this one in.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/603/2...baf3e847_z.jpgimg357 by kekinsley, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5689/...d3e72e77_z.jpgimg358 by kekinsley, on Flickr

If you want, you can read the blog post on it here. It also has a link to my first Beckett submission, which had a 1955 Bowman Frank Gatski in it.

-kin

Laxcat 10-30-2015 12:02 PM

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Picked up this Thorpe for my set. I couldn't pass on this Lansford.

Beansballcardblog 10-30-2015 02:32 PM

I definitely want to pick up one of those Lansfords, just so I can say that I have one.

Exhibitman 11-02-2015 12:40 PM

Wow, there's some amazing stuff here; I gotta visit this thread more often. I have a few acquisitions of note:

Payton Team Issue

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibit...%20Payton.jpeg

Red Grange:

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibit...ymour%201.jpeg

Rebuilding a childhood collection:

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibit...01523a_lg.jpeghttp://photos.imageevent.com/exhibit...20Schmidt.jpeg
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibit...20Conerly.jpeghttp://photos.imageevent.com/exhibit...%20Matson.jpeghttp://photos.imageevent.com/exhibit...20Tunnell.jpeg
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibit...%20Csonka.jpeghttp://photos.imageevent.com/exhibit...Greenwood.jpeg

LuckyLarry 11-03-2015 04:41 AM

I picked up several eBay wins here recently, and the first arrivals came yesterday. I really don't know anything about these guys but like to read what Wikipedia has to say about them.
<a href="http://s176.photobucket.com/user/larrytipton/media/Scan%20156.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w185/larrytipton/Scan%20156.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo Scan 156.jpg"/></a>
1952 Bowman Large
#130 Dom Moselle enlisted in the US Army after his High School graduation in 1943 and played four years in the NFL returning kicks and acting as a back-up. Taught PE at The Univ of Wisconsin-Superior for 25 years and died in 2010.
#126 Steve Romanik is the most expensive card in this group ($350 NM) it's one of the high numbered SPs. Played six years in the NFL with 13 TDs and 36 INTs, but led the Bears in passing in 1952 under George Halas. Became Director of Parks in his town and died in 2009.
#57 Wayne Millner elected to the Pro Football HOF in 1968 and was a WWII vet. In the 1937 NFL Title game he caught two TD passes from Sammy Baugh (55 and 78 yards). Died in 1976.

TanksAndSpartans 11-03-2015 07:17 AM

Hi Larry, Love the cards and write ups. I had Millner as the 3rd End off the board behind Hutson and Hewitt in the 30s fantasy draft thread. I think the card of him as a coach that you show is probably his 1st mainstream card, but I'm pretty sure he appeared on at least one matchbook in the 30s. The last interesting point is that he mentioned taking the job of Bull Tosi (whose 35 Chicle card is a condition rarity) in an interview.

LuckyLarry 11-03-2015 09:21 AM

Nice input John, THANKS!
It's 10:25 AM and my "mail-lady" has already dropped off todays mail!
<a href="http://s176.photobucket.com/user/larrytipton/media/Scan%20157.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w185/larrytipton/Scan%20157.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo Scan 157.jpg"/></a>
1952 Bowman small #122 James Phelan QB Notre Dame 1915-17 and WWI vet. College and pro coach from 1920-1951, elected College HOF (as a coach) in 1974. Died in 1974.

1952 BowmanLarge #13 Tom Fears of Mexican-American descent Pro Football HOF 1970. A WWII vet, his Dad was a Japanese prisoner of war? Played in the NFL '48-'56 and coached '59-'75. Led all NFL receivers his first 3 years in the league died in 2000.

1948 Bowman #22 Sammy Baugh RC the most "expensive" in this group NM $450. Two time All-American college TCU. NFL Washington Redskins 1937-52 Pro Football HOF charter class 1963 and coached '55-'64. Raised by a single mom they moved to Sweetwater Texas when he was 16. I WAS IN SWEETWATER LAST WEEK MY SISTER LIVES THERE LOL! One of the greats, he died in 2008.

1948 Bowman #107 Sid Luckman RC Chicago Bears QB '39-'50 Pro Football HOF 1965. Bears owner and coach George Halas convinced the Pittsburg team to draft Luckman and trade him to the Bears. Luckman didn't seem to want to play pro ball but would rather work at a trucking company. That was until Halas visited Luckman and his wife in their small apartment with a $5,500 contract (he signed it). At the end of the 1943 season he volunteered and served stateside with the Merchant Marine and although he wasn't allowed to practice with the team he was allowed to play on game day. Died in 1998.

Beansballcardblog 11-03-2015 07:13 PM

Going back through my blog posts to find my pickups since I decided to start back in the vintage world. Nothing too spectacular on this one, but I still enjoy posting.

There were two shows in Dallas that day and at the first show (which is a twice-a-year show) I picked up these pieces, along with a vintage hockey card. If you're interested to see the hockey one, or read the blog post, you can click here. It's hockey, so I didn't want to post it on this thread.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5636/...60891813_z.jpgimg151 (2) by kekinsley, on Flickr
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5675/...5f184501_z.jpgimg152 (2) by kekinsley, on Flickr

Bosley played at my alma mater (WVU), so when I get the chance to pick up something at a low price, I don't pass.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/629/2...f88fdcfe_z.jpghttp://beansballcardblog.com/2015/08/15/this-weekends-card-show-pickups-stop-1/ by kekinsley, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/772/2...7f6aac7d_z.jpgimg154 (2) by kekinsley, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/705/2...4fbd86c6_z.jpghttp://beansballcardblog.com/2015/08/15/this-weekends-card-show-pickups-stop-1/ by kekinsley, on Flickr
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5650/...9ffc625c_z.jpgimg156 (2) by kekinsley, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/588/2...b13894b1_z.jpghttp://beansballcardblog.com/2015/08/15/this-weekends-card-show-pickups-stop-1/ by kekinsley, on Flickr
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5679/...cd0e0b73_z.jpgimg158 (2) by kekinsley, on Flickr

I picked these beaters up because I'm working on the All-American set. I want to just complete it first, then will work on the upgrades. I've actually already upgraded the Hickman.

I was going to post a thread to update with my progress on the 55AA set, but didn't know if people might find it overkill.

Have a great evening, everyone!
-kin

LuckyLarry 11-04-2015 10:26 AM

todays mail:
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wvu_class_of_2001 (Post 1468465)
Going back through my blog posts to find my pickups since I decided to start back in the vintage world. Nothing too spectacular on this one, but I still enjoy posting.
There were two shows in Dallas that day and at the first show (which is a twice-a-year show) I picked up these pieces, along with a vintage hockey card. If you're interested to see the hockey one, or read the blog post, you can click here. It's hockey, so I didn't want to post it on this thread.

Kin: I enjoyed looking at your blog! Keep having fun with your cards!
Todays mail brought two hits 1952 Bowman SMALL:
<a href="http://s176.photobucket.com/user/larrytipton/media/Scan%20158.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w185/larrytipton/Scan%20158.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo Scan 158.jpg"/></a>
<a href="http://s176.photobucket.com/user/larrytipton/media/Scan%20162.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w185/larrytipton/Scan%20162.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo Scan 162.jpg"/></a>
Herman Clark played for the Bears in 1952 and also 1954-57 and couldn't find out much about him except he died in 1989.
Ollie Matson "books" for $200 in NM. 1952 co-rookie of the year also won Bronze (400 M run) and Silver (400 M relay team) Medals in the Olympics that year:). Pro football HOF 1972. In his later years Matson suffered from dementia and died in 2011. According to his nephew, Matson hadn't spoken in the four years prior to his passing.
Larry

LuckyLarry 11-05-2015 01:18 PM

A BIG day at my mailbox Part 1 of 3:
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...can%20164.jpeg
1952 Bowman "SMALL"

Arnold Weinmeister: Played only six pro seasons in the AAFC and NFL, yet was elected into the Pro Football HOF class of 1984 died 2000. (I need to read up on the AAFC which was a competing pro league)

Howard Hartley: played five years in the NFL for the Steelers and Redskins died in 2006 not much info about him.

Tex Coulter: played 7 years with the Giants died in 2003 not much info about him.

Pete Pihos: #92 most "expensive" in this group NM $75. Played 9 years Eagles. College HOF '66. Pro Football HOF '70. WWII D-Day vet Bronze and Silver Star. His daughter made a couple of documentaries about his struggle with Alzheimer’s I checked Netflix not there. Appears to be a football stud and hero! Died 2011.

Jack Blount: no info.

Steve Romanik: QB Bears and Cardinals 1950-54. died in 2009

Henry Minarik: Played with the Steelers just one year with 35 receptions and one TD. Still living age 88 I wonder what he went on to do, his stats weren't awful?

Larry

LuckyLarry 11-05-2015 01:49 PM

A BIG day at my mailbox Part 2 of 3:
1951 Bowman
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...can%20165.jpeg

Louis Creekmur: Player with the Lions ten years and never missed a game! Had his nose broken 13 times since players often didn't wear a face mask. His nose looks a little messed up on his card? Pro Football HOF 1996. died in 2009.

Tom Fears: discussed in previous entry. LOL

James Finks: Played six years with the Steelers. In 1964 became GM of the Vikings and put together "The Purple People Eaters" and also hired coach Bud Grant. Served in front offices Bears Saints and Chicago Cubs. When NFL Commissioner Pete Rozell retired, James was a leading candidate to replace him. But it seems there was some "hijinks" going on with some of the newer owners, and Paul Tagliabue was eventually hired. Pro football HOF 1995. died lung cancer 1994.

Dante Lavelli: #73 most "expensive" in this group at $75 in NM. Nicknames "glue fingers" and "Mr Clutch" NFL HOF 1975 player 10 years with the Browns. In 1942 Dante was drafted into the US Army D-day he landed on Omaha Beach also saw action at the Battle of the Bulge and the fight for Bastogne. 1 in 5 members of his Division was killed in action. died in 2009. New "book" price for this card is $1,000 this guy is a HERO!

LuckyLarry 11-05-2015 02:06 PM

Big Day at the mailbox part 3 of 3:
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...can%20166.jpeg

1948 Bowman (wearing #35) John Badaczewski the most "expensive" in this group $100 in NM. Played 8 years in the NFL to me his name looks like "bad-ass" LOL. Went on to a career with the Chrysler Corp and died in 1999.

1948 Bowman Bob Skoglund (wearing #52) Played with the Packers for just one year 1947 then died of a kidney infection in 1949 at the age of 23.

1954 Bowman "Large" John Karras played just one year with the Cardinals 5 receptions 1 TD. died in 2008

Beansballcardblog 11-05-2015 08:25 PM

Absolutely love the posts, Larry! Please keep going. I check the board daily and enjoy it!

TanksAndSpartans 11-06-2015 07:16 AM

Thanks Larry - love seeing the early color Bowman cards. 50-52 in particular, there was so much attention paid to detail - the backgrounds etc. - they’re like little works of art

LuckyLarry 11-06-2015 10:41 AM

Thanks for the feedback. Tomorrow will be the last post (if I get any cards in the mail).
Another BIG mail day 1 of 3
1952 Bowman:
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...Scan%20167.jpg

Jerome Smith: played in 29 NFL games, then became an NFL position coach for 11 years. died in 2011.

John Kastan: NY Giants 9th round pick looks like he never played for them, and no other information.

Steve Owen: Pro football HOF 1966 played in the NFL 10 years, and coached the NY Giants from 1930-1953. WWI vet, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1966.

George Conner #19 (short print) is the most "valuable" card in this lot NM $300. College and Pro HOFer played eight years in the NFL. WWII vet weighed only three pounds at birth. died in 2003.

LuckyLarry 11-06-2015 11:00 AM

2 of 3
1952 Bowman:
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...Scan%20168.jpg

Buddy Young: One of the shortest men to play the game at only 5"4" played 10 years in the NFL. First Colt to have his number retired. First African-American exec hired by the NFL. died in a car wreck in 1983.

John Rapacz: Played 7 years in the NFL then became a Hall of Fame High School coach. died in 1991.

Fred Benners: Played one year in the NFL then became a lawyer in Dallas. Considered one of the best players to play college at SMU. Looks like there is a collection of some sort of Fred at SMU. He is 85 years old.

Jack Christiansen #129 RC is the most "expensive" card in this group at $300 in NM condition. Raised in an orphanage. Pro football HOF played with the Lions for 8 seasons, then coached college and pro teams for 30 years. died from cancer in 1986.

LuckyLarry 11-06-2015 11:21 AM

3 of 3
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...Scan%20169.jpg

1950 Bowman Leo Nomellini (upper left): played 14 years with the 49ers and never missed a game. College and Pro football HOF. Pro wrestler Leo "The Lion" died in 2000.

1951 Bowman Charley Trippi (upper right): College (Georgia) and Pro HOFer player with the Chicago Cardinals for 9 years. Charley was a big part of the NFL and AAFC battle. Lives in Athens 92 years old.

1948 Bowman Joe Scott (lower left): Played 6 years with the NY Giants he was born in Athens, Texas. 89 years old.

1948 Bowman Joe Tereshinski (lower right) #1 card in the set and the most "expensive" card in this group NM $165. Played with the Redskins 8 years. College Georgia Bulldogs father of former Georgia Bulldogs Joe and Wally (mid 1970s), and grandfather of former Bulldog QB Joe (2005). Joe Sr died in 2013.

jefferyepayne 11-08-2015 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DezHood (Post 1468180)
Hi Larry, Love the cards and write ups. I had Millner as the 3rd End off the board behind Hutson and Hewitt in the 30s fantasy draft thread. I think the card of him as a coach that you show is probably his 1st mainstream card, but I'm pretty sure he appeared on at least one matchbook in the 30s. The last interesting point is that he mentioned taking the job of Bull Tosi (whose 35 Chicle card is a condition rarity) in an interview.

Millner is in the Wheaties set and a few Redskins matchbooks from the 30s / early 40s.

http://photos.imageevent.com/ltsgall...erWheaties.jpg

If you seen one of these out there, snag it as its one of the most difficult Wheaties box cuts to find.

I have the Millner matchbooks too but don't have them scanned yet.

jeff

Beansballcardblog 11-08-2015 01:26 PM

This one certainly isn't as old as most on this board, but I had to share. This one was in my mailbox Friday. It turned out to be a random act of kindness. I had no idea that it was coming! It's in fantastic shape too. I might drop it off on Saturday to get graded.

If you're interested in more of the story about receiving the card, you can read it here.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5641/...378c9a28_z.jpg1972 Topps #291 Steve Spurrier by kekinsley, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/622/2...374b2665_z.jpg1972 Topps #291 Steve Spurrier by kekinsley, on Flickr

-Kin

pariah1107 11-08-2015 05:47 PM

Went to the WSSCA show yesterday and picked up a handful football cards, including a Tarkenton rookie. Wasn't Mitchell with the Redskins in 1962?

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/...pskleezyf3.jpg

sockwell123 11-08-2015 06:58 PM

wtg on the Tarkenton.. Are you still working on your '58 set?

Nice Spurrier card. I'm putting together a '72 set.. although im having my doubts on wether i'll be able to afford all the cards after #263.

pariah1107 11-08-2015 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sockwell123 (Post 1470350)
wtg on the Tarkenton.. Are you still working on your '58 set?

Thank you and yes, but very slowly. It may take years, haha. Saw two Jim Brown Rookies at the show, one was very nicely centered but passed on the price. Picked up the Unitas, Tarkenton, Mitchell, Donovan, and Mackey for a song, thanks Mark! Needed the Lary as I noticed mine had writing on the back. Grabbed (6) 1951 Bowman's as well in a $2 per card box. Great show, lots of fun and good people.

revmoran 11-10-2015 11:00 AM

Hard to find full matchbook - 1934 Diamond set

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.websi...m/1237/2503883

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.websi...m/1237/2503884

TanksAndSpartans 11-10-2015 11:56 AM

Nice find Mike! A Hewitt item is definitely on my want list. Interesting look with the shirt and tie - never saw one like that before!

jefferyepayne 11-10-2015 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DezHood (Post 1471052)
Nice find Mike! A Hewitt item is definitely on my want list. Interesting look with the shirt and tie - never saw one like that before!

That matchbook is IMPOSSIBLE to find! Great pickup, Mike. Simply awesome.

jeff

S_GERACE 11-10-2015 09:14 PM

Very nice item. Never seen one before. Is that rarer than the Hubbard & Herber from 1933?

revmoran 11-11-2015 09:19 AM

Any of the Bears or Packers from the 1934 set show up less frequently than any player from the 1933 set - I learned this the hard way the first and only time I saw the Red Grange from 1934 at auction. The 1933 Grange was going for about $125 at the time and the 1934 ended at $750.

smotan_02 11-14-2015 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wvu_class_of_2001 (Post 1468465)

I picked these beaters up because I'm working on the All-American set. I want to just complete it first, then will work on the upgrades. I've actually already upgraded the Hickman.

I was going to post a thread to update with my progress on the 55AA set, but didn't know if people might find it overkill.

Have a great evening, everyone!
-kin

I agree, I slowly built a PSA 8 set. It was a lot of fun a good time commitment. The players are timeless and the cards are some of the best looking out there. I've since moved on to other areas, but always love this set.

HRBAKER 11-14-2015 07:03 PM

Len Dawson
 
Was able to add Len's signature to a few wire/press photos I have had of him for awhile. One as an upstart Purdue QB, one from the College All-Star game and one from his days as a short-lived back-up Steeler QB.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...psdiyvcyby.jpg http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...psh2inemwg.jpg http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...pstnlha66o.jpg

Laxcat 11-16-2015 12:55 PM

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One closer to completion on my 55AA set and another pickup for my HOF QB auto collection.

revmoran 11-16-2015 04:16 PM

Nice pickups on Dawson and Graham - and you can read them!

jefferyepayne 11-16-2015 07:34 PM

Great auto's, guys! Love the Dawson and Graham.

jeff

Laxcat 11-16-2015 07:43 PM

Thanks guys. And yes, it is very nice to be able to read a signature. Makes it much more appealing. Do you think either of these guys ever had the thought to try something stupid like charging more money for signing their full name?

LuckyLarry 11-18-2015 11:19 AM

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...Scan%20174.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...Scan%20175.jpg
Still "chipping away" at my 1952 Bowman sets and added these:) The most "expensive" in this group is the #85 Large Andy Robustelli RC. Pro football HOF 1971, and a WWII vet. This card "books" for $225 in NM condition. The Ray Mathews card was purchased cheap, with tape on the front. I just picked the tape right off leaving just a bit of residue:D
Larry

S_GERACE 11-18-2015 04:56 PM

Wow Larry, you're really burning up the 1952 Bowman Large & small sets! Congratulations! Nice cards!;)

Also, Nice autos of Dawson & Graham above (HRBAKER & laxcat). I've always felt that Dawson was/is one of the most underrated QB's in NFL/AFL history!

DBesse27 11-19-2015 01:31 PM

Always loved the artwork on that Doak card.

Laxcat 11-20-2015 12:11 PM

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Not truly "pickups" unless you count sitting in a forgotten box for 25 years a pick up. Happy with all except the Brown. Sent in two of them. Both received a grade of 4. The cards are night and day. This is the better looking one.

TanksAndSpartans 11-20-2015 12:29 PM

The Brown may be the one you're supposed to send in for review :) Nice find, I wish some of those would sneak into my old 80s boxes - maybe I'll check again.


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