Category Archives: Memorabilia

1887 Buchner Gold Coin Card Set

Issued in 1886/1887 this tobacco card set contains 143 baseball cards, as well as cards portraying jockeys, actors, and policemen. A very colorful set, but poorly rendered, repetitive, and possibly drawn by someone who’s never seen a baseball game. I … Continue reading

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1887 Kalamazoo Bats

The 1887 Kalamazoo Bats cigarette card set contains 60(?) cards consisting of team photos, portrait style photos, outdoor photos, sliding, trees, and more sliding and trees. It’s not one of the more known 19th Century card sets, but it has … Continue reading

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Bobby Murcer Finally Makes The Wall Of Fame

  Bill Miller, a frequent visitor and commenter to this blog, and the driving force behind a wonderful baseball blog The On Deck Circle , made a comment recently, wondering why Bobby Murcer wasn’t represented on my personal baseball Wall … Continue reading

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1888: When Big Heads Roamed the Earth

The year 1888 saw some nasty things happen around the world. Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear, Jack the Ripper was mutilating prostitutes in Whitechapel, and The Schoolhouse Blizzard slammed the Dakota territories, killing 235 people, most of them … Continue reading

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Josh Gibson- A Contract For The Ages

This is a contract signed by Josh Gibson to play the 1932 Negro League season with the Homestead Grays for the tidy sum of $275.  It’s also signed by the team owner Cum Posey. Both players are in the Hall … Continue reading

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Babe Ruth Memorabilia-Don’t Touch This One

Sports memorabilia comes in all shapes and sizes. An autographed ball, photo, baseball card, napkin, you name it. If it’s autographed by a ball player, you could probably get some money for it. If it’s a personal item of a … Continue reading

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Sam Thompson-Photoshop Made Easy

Sam Thompson is a Hall of Fame outfielder that played from 1885-1898, with the Detroit Wolverines and the Philadelphia Phillies. He hit .331, with 1305 rbi in just 1410 games. He was an rbi machine. In 1894 he hit .415, … Continue reading

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Goudey-You Sneaky Bastards?

  I’m a big fan of the 1933 Goudey Baseball Card set. I’ve posted about it before, and have a reprint set that I’m thrilled to own. The Goudey Gum Co. released this as a 240 card set, the problem … Continue reading

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Memorabilia For The Kid In You

McFarlane Toys puts out a really nice line of baseball figurines every year, with a pretty big mix of today’s players. I really love the Cooperstown Collection that has been issued yearly since 2004. The players are approximately 8 inches … Continue reading

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Babe Ruth’s Shoe Horn-A Collector’s Dream?

Here is an interesting piece of sports memorabilia. We have a set of toiletry items used by Babe Ruth. All are made of sterling silver and feature the monogram of George Herman Ruth, with the exception of the small pair … Continue reading

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