Archive for the ‘baseball cards’ Category

1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets Find Featured In Hunt Auctions

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Joe Jackson 1911 T5 Pinkerton CabinetThe 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets are one of those sets that seem to elude many collectors.  The cards are tough, very tough in fact.  Recently, a private collector with 49 of these tobacco branded cabinets decided to part with his treasures.  Included in the massive lot of items are examples of the infamous Shoeless Joe Jackson (pictured) as well as Hall of Famers like Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, Napoleon “Nap” Lajoie, and Eddie Plank.  Luckily, every collector has the chance to acquire one of these hobby gems as the group has been put up for sale by Hunt Auctions in their current auction.

Produced in 1911 and designated as the T5 set in the American Card Catalog, these sepia toned photographs were mounted on cardboard stock that measures roughly 4-¾” by 7-¾”.  While the mounts are often grey, the cards also appear against a tan background.  For that matter, you can find non-mounted examples with some frequency.  In those instances, it is possible to find the cards with postcard or scorecard backings.

The cards themselves feature various baseball stars in the midst of playing their favorite game (or at least the one they were most likely best at).  At the bottom of each image, you will find the player name along with the designated card number, their position, and their team at the time of issue.  More on the find and the cards themselves after the jump!

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DJ’S Sportscards Store & Tim Lincecum Featured On ESPN [Baseball Card Collecting]

Friday, February 5th, 2010

 Jim Caple is a writer for ESPN.com.  Though the majority of his posts speak specifically to on-field activities, he’ll venture outside of that niche every so often.  Recently, Caple made a trip to Renton, Wash. to visit with DJ Joss, the owner of DJ Sportscards.  Amongst other things, DJ’s was the longtime card shop of Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum.

It’s an interesting interview in which Caple asks Joss a lot of questions related to the Upper Deck/MLB lawsuit.  Joss has been in the hobby since 1988, when at the age of 16, he bought out the card supply from the comic book shop he worked at.

In addition to the video (embedded above), Caple put together a nice article that summarizes his experience.  Throughout the article, there is a strong yearning for the enjoyment of collecting, something many of us can relate to.

If you happen to live in the area, you can find DJ’s at 1630 Duvall Ave NE #D, Renton, WA 98059. Otherwise, take a gander at their website, where you can order direct.

Andre Dawson Goes To The Hall Of Fame: Get Him While He’s Hot

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

andre-dawson-rookie-cardAfter more than a handful of tries (eight to be exact), Andre “The Hawk” Dawson finally got the call to Hall.  Yes, on his ninth try, the Baseball Hall of Fame voters selected Dawson with cat-like confidence.  Rest assured, Dawson cards have already started to hit eBay and you can expect to see a spike in his already costly rookie card.

Topps And Minor League Baseball Properties Sign Exclusive Contract

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

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Earlier this year, Topps and Major League Baseball Properties signed a contract to make Topps the exclusive distributor of Major League Baseball trading cards.  Late last month, the two came together again on a similar deal.

Now, Topps will also be the exclusive producer of Minor League Baseball cards.  There are no details as to just how long this deal will last.  However, collectors should take some solace that manufacturers like Upper Deck have been shown the door, there should be fewer sets to keep track up.  Full details of the press release are available after the jump!

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