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Collecting Vintage Baseball Postcards

    Collecting Vintage Baseball Postcards To the amateur, starting the hobby of vintage baseball card collecting can seem a minefield. How on earth can you tell which ones are ‘vintage’, rare, or worth anything at all? It can be hard, but there are some general rules that if you follow should help you on

Boston Red Stockings

    Boston Red Stockings (Beaneaters)     Boston Red Stockings were a charter member of NAPBBP and they are at times called the Red Caps. Led and managed by baseball pioneer Harry Wright, the new Boston team would join the newly formed National Association of Professional Base Ball Players for the 1871 season and finish the year in

19th Century Baseball Teams: Providence Grays 1878–1885

      19th Century Baseball Teams: Providence Grays 1878–1885 Providence Grays came into being after several minor and major league baseball teams that were based in providence in Rhode Island.  In 1884, Providence Grays became a major league baseball city. It played at the Messer Field in the Olneyville neighborhood and was one of

19th Century Baseball Teams: Mutual of New York 1876

        19th Century Baseball Teams: Mutual of New York 1876   Mutual of New York was a leading baseball club throughout its 20 year history. The club was established in the year 1857 during the first baseball convention, though it was not a founding member of NABBP.  However, it was a chartered

19th Century Baseball Teams: Hartford Dark Blues 1876–1877

    19th Century Baseball Teams: Hartford Dark Blues 1876–1877 Hartford Dark Blues was located in Hartford – Connecticut.  The team was a member of NAPBBP  in 1874 – 1875 as well as member of NL in 1876-1877. In 1877, it played in Brooklyn, NY as the Brooklyn Hartford. Managed by Ferguson, this team finished

19th Century Baseball Teams: Detroit Wolverines

    19th Century Baseball Teams: Detroit Wolverines Detroit wolverines are the 19th century baseball team that played in the national league during the period of 1881 – 1888.  It was based in the city of Detroit in Michigan.  They won 426 games, lost 437 games in total before they disbanded  and took their lone

Collecting 19th century baseball cabinet photos – What to look for

Collecting 19th century baseball cabinet photos – What to look for I guess, the first question some people may be asking is…what is a cabinet photo? Well, a cabinet photo, or cabinet card as it is also called, was a type of photo used in the 1800-early 1900s. It was essentially a sheet of cardboard

What’s a Ty Cobb Signed Baseball Autograph Really Worth?

  What’s a Ty Cobb Signed Baseball Autograph Really Worth?   So, how much is that Ty Cobb signed baseball worth? The value, you ask? It all depends, really. If you have a Ty Cobb autographed baseball, consider yourself pretty fortunate. However, don’t assume that you just won the lottery either. Values of Cobb signed

Why we don’t buy and sell shiny cards

Why we don’t buy and sell shiny cards   In the modern era that we live in, it is now relatively easy to get your hands on so called ‘shiny’ baseball cards, cards that are mass produced to try to replicate the cards for decades ago and also to look like they are worth something.

Jackie Robinson Signed Baseball | Where are they all at?

Where Are All The Jackie Robinson Single Signed Baseballs?   Jack Roosevent ‘Jackie’ Robinson was the first black African-American baseball player to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. This, along with an exceptional baseball career, albeit only 9 years has seen a high demand for signed memorabilia, which unfortunately for collectors appears

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