Anonymous Collectibles NJ said...

“Let me see if I got this right. You buy low grade

beat up cards and feature them on your blog.

That’s awesome. Totally different than all the

other blogs I have seen featuring the nicest cards.”


1909 T206
Bob Rhoades

I have to admit it. For the price, I'd rather have a poor old baseball card than it's mint counterpart any day.

Even though the primary goal of my collection is not monetary, I often wonder if my investment in these cards are worth it. That's why I've been concentrating lately on older, vintage cards.

Goudeys, T205, T206, really any type of tobacco card, 1952 Topps, you know what I mean? I figure I can't go wrong as long as the cards hold a historical place in the hobby.

This example set me back $4.25 + shipping. I'll take that deal any day.

Bob Rhoades was at the end of his career when this card was printed. But a year earlier he did something very special: he threw the first no-hitter in Cleveland baseball history. A few weeks later, Addie Joss threw the team's first perfect game.

One of the first things I do after unwrapping each card (most of my cards come via U.S. mail nowadays) is do a quick Wikipedia search.

Sometimes you learn some pretty cool things about these old players.


CaptKirk42 said...

Wow. That one is almost perfectly oval. Sort of looks like it was designed be have rounded corners. :)

William Regenthal said...

Awesome! I have a 'Poor Old" Addie Joss tobacco card that set me back $20. Im still proud of myself for that one.

Postcards Never Sent said...

That's a great Rhoades. The real question though is how much of the back is left on the card.

Anonymous said...

Just came across your blog. Great reading. Have a few cards like this myself. Most notably a 71 would fit right in with your 71 Seaver I saw a few posts back

M. G. said...

You really must be adept at finding these--b/c I rarely see these older cards go for these prices, even when in such poor condition. . . . And though somewhat to my dismay you don't appear to reply to comments much at all here, I just wanted to say that your fantastic card blog finally inspired me to start one of my own. Anyway, keep up the great work here.

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