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collectibles from the world of mid-twentieth century sports, specializing in Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, and other baseball-related memorabilia
 
1933 baseball All-Star Game scorecard (Babe Ruth cover)
1933 baseball All-Star Game scorecard (Babe Ruth cover)
One of the rarest and most attractive of all baseball scorecards is this 1933 program from baseball's 1st All-Star Game. Originally sold for 10 cents at Comiskey Park, this 6" x 9" specimen is one of only a few known in existence. It is far tougher than the "official" program scorecard version which was sold by the White Sox featuring owner Charles Comiskey on the cover and easily far more attractive as this one features the main drawing card of that historical game, Babe Ruth, on the front cover. The idea of a baseball game with just "all" stars was initiated at the insistence of Arch Ward, a sports editor for the Chicago Tribune, to coincide with the celebration of Chicago's 1933 Century of Progress Exposition.

The scorecard's interior has been neatly scored in pencil and features the names of a mind-boggling 25 Hall of Famers. Make no mistake, the majority of the crowd estimated at 49,200 were there to see the Babe. And the Bambino did not disappoint, slamming the 1st Home Run in All-Star game history - as recorded by the original owner of this scorecard - in the 3rd inning that afternoon in a 4-2 American League win.

This is a gorgeous looking scorecard boasting four square corners and a solid spine. It has a centerfold bend which is extremely light and barely noticeable on the front, while the faint surface creasing is more prominent on the reverse. There are no other visible flaws or marks on this squeaky clean publication which, aside from the aforementioned, displays beautifully with outstanding Ex to NrMT condition qualities. Seldom encountered in any condition, from a historical perspective, this souvenir keepsake is already significant on its own merit for what it represents, baseball's 1st mid-summer classic. But to have the hobby's most iconic figure gracing the cover is the cherry on top that makes this a gem a world-class display piece !
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1946 Negro Baseball yearbook (Jackie Robinson cover)
1946 Negro Baseball yearbook (Jackie Robinson cover)
The first appearance of an official "color line" in baseball dates back to 1868 when the National Association of Baseball Players voted unanimously to bar "any club which may be comprised of one or more colored persons." When baseball attained professional status the next season, pro teams were not bound by the amateur association's ruling, and during the late 19th century, black ballplayers appeared on integrated teams, and some black teams played in integrated leagues. But gradually, black players began to be excluded, and by the beginning of the twentieth century there were no black players in organized baseball.

Black Americans, however, continued to play baseball. By necessity they played on all-black teams and eventually in all-negro leagues. In 1920, Rube Foster, the father of black baseball, founded the Negro National League. In 1933 a new Negro National League was formed and the Negro American League was chartered in 1937. During their existence, the Negro Leagues played eleven World Series and created their own All-Star Game that became the biggest black sports attraction in the country. The Negro Leagues showcased some of the greatest baseball talent of all time.

In 1947, major league baseball's "color barrier" was broken when Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson to a Brooklyn Dodger contract. Almost daily during that baseball season, Robinson would receive hate mail and death threats from racist fans who wanted to keep baseball exclusively a white man's game. Incredibly and against all odds, Jackie Robinson was given the 1947 National League Rookie of the Year honors. He went on to have a Hall of Fame career with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

This 1946 "Negro Baseball" yearbook, featuring Jackie Robinson on the cover, holds tremendous historical significance. Nineteen-forty six would be Robinson's last year in "Negro" baseball. Actually it wouldn't be much longer before the Negro Leagues disbanded altogether. Jackie Robinson paved the way for other black men to play in the major leagues; the demise of the Negro Leagues (following the 1948 season) was inevitable as the younger black players began to be signed by the white major league franchises.
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1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson baseball card
1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson baseball card
He made sports and civil rights history by breaking major league baseball's "color barrier" in 1947...

Offered here is Jackie Robinson's rookie card, made by the Leaf Bubble Gum Company, graded "8" [near mint - mint] by PSA [Professional Sports Authenticators], the experts that authenticate and grade valuable sportscards. Only five "9"s exist and these are valued in the fifty thousand dollar range. It is hard to imagine how these little pieces of cardboard, which were bought, handled, collected and traded by kids have survived the decades in such fine condition. This beautiful card has vivid colors, excellent focus, snow-white borders, and four sharp corners. The back of the card reads..."First Negro player in modern organized baseball..."

It is interesting to note that this particular series of baseball cards, the 1948 Leaf set, has been considered by connoisseurs a pop "art form" unto itself; an entire set of 1948 Leafs was on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art in the mid-nineties.
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1956 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1956 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
a beautiful 1956 Topps [card #135 in the set] Mickey Mantle in PSA 8
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1957 Topps baseball Lucky Penny Key Chain
1957 Topps baseball Lucky Penny Key Chain
And you thought that your 1957 Topps Baseball set was truly complete? We'll here is one of the more difficult-to-locate items from the '57 Topps issue, the Bazooka bubble gum Lucky Penny Key Chain and it is offered in spectacular like new mint condition. You know that you've been looking for this forever, well here it is.
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1962 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1962 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
stunning high end example of the 1962 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card #200 in a PSA 8 holder; deep rich color, great registration and focus, excellent centering, near-perfect corners, tremendous overall eye appeal
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1962 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1962 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
In my opinion one of the nicest Mantle cards ever, the 1962 Topps, card #200 in the set. This example is perfectly centered with only a corner touch on the lower right. A magnificent baseball card.
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1963 Topps BOMBERS' BEST baseball card
1963 Topps BOMBERS' BEST baseball card
Another awesome combo [combination] card, the 1963 Topps Bombers' Best card #173 with Mickey Mantle, Tom Tresh and Bobby Richardson from the legendary NY Yankees in blazing mint condition.
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AMF Junior Rocket tricycle, circa 1950s
AMF Junior Rocket tricycle, circa 1950s
original 1950s-era AMF Junior Rocket tricycle in black with red and white accessories
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AMF Roadmaster JET PILOT tank bicycle, circa 1959
AMF Roadmaster JET PILOT tank bicycle, circa 1959
Original 1959 men's 26 inch AMF Roadmaster JET PILOT bicycle [serial number J23702] in the very appealing red & white 2-toned factory paint. This is a top-of-the-line bike offered by Roadmaster in this era. Loaded with features such as the JET PILOT frame mount tank, truss rod forks, rear carrier rack, deluxe chainguard, fender mount headlight, chrome rims, chrome fenders, and a star sprocket. The bike is an original single speed with coaster brakes.
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bowling alley porcelain neon advertising display sign
bowling alley porcelain neon advertising display sign
orange porcelain with neon bowling alley storefront advertising display sign, double sided
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Coca-Cola badminton advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Coca-Cola badminton advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Rare 1940s era Coca-Cola wood and wire construction badminton themed advertising sign. Neat 3-D design as the shuttlecock is raised from the surface of the sign. Wonderful period images and colors. Stamped "Kay Displays Inc" on back.
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Coca-Cola baseball advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Coca-Cola baseball advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Rare 1940s era Coca-Cola wood and wire construction baseball themed advertising sign. Neat 3-D design as the baseball is raised from the surface of the sign. Wonderful period images and colors. Stamped "Kay Displays Inc" on back. The most sought after and desirable of this sport series of display signs.
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Mickey Mantle Fan Club pinback
Mickey Mantle Fan Club pinback
Presented here is a simply extraordinary example of the "King of All Postwar Baseball Pins": the circa 1952 Mickey Mantle Fan Club celluloid pinback. With fewer than five known examples, this pin is a legendary collecting rarity, both as a baseball pinback, and as a significant Mickey Mantle item. It is no accident that this pin is one of the few which have the honor of appearing on the cover of the 586-page hardcover book Baseball Pinback Buttons by Paul Muchinsky (2004, Great Oaks Press, Summerfield, N.C.). The Mickey Mantle Fan Club pin holds the record at auction for any postwar baseball celluloid, when Barry Halper's example sold for $12,650 in the famous Halper auction in 1999 (Lot #1546). The pin was available for a very short time by mail only to members of Mickey Mantle's fan club very early in his career.
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Mickey Mantle Holiday Inn coaster
Mickey Mantle Holiday Inn coaster
unused drink coaster from Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn in Joplin, Missouri
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Mickey Mantle Holiday Inn matchbook
Mickey Mantle Holiday Inn matchbook
Offered is the toughest of the three known versions of the Mickey Mantle Holiday Inn hotel matchbook, the 'black with yellow portrait background variation'. The other two more common versions are brown in color both of which are easier to locate.
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Mickey Mantle Rawlings baseball glove in original store box with Mantle photo
Mickey Mantle Rawlings baseball glove in original store box with Mantle photo
Apparently unused Mickey Mantle baseball glove [model MMP] in original store display box. The glove fits the right hand so it is designed for a left-hander. It is in mint condition with Mantle's [printed facsimile] signature on the palm. The box features a great photographic likeness of the Mick in his N.Y. Yankee uniform and cap.
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Mickey Mantle TIP-TOP BREAD label
Mickey Mantle TIP-TOP BREAD label
We must pause to consider the stark moment of this truly rare Mantle item. Tip-Top Bread labels were a phenomenon limited to 1952, and though the product was available nationally, the vast majority were distributed in the Northeast. The label itself was terribly perishable. In the 1950s, bread was wrapped in heavy sheets of wax paper and these labels bearing portraits of ballplayers served the purpose of sealing the ends of the loaves thus preserving the freshness of the bread. Most labels had no chance of ever escaping a loaf end without terminal damage and many were creased the moment they were aggressively applied to seal the end of the loaf. Tip-Top's issue was comprised of 48 different designs which were biased toward the three New York teams. Rewarding it was to thrill to the images of Duke Snider, Yogi Berra or Roy Campanella. But who, in 1952, gave one hoot for some pretender named Mickey Mantle? Even a student of the game saw no particular merit here... really, just a body to occupy center field until the Yankees could find another DiMaggio. Mantle hit an uninspiring .267 the previous year, and as 1952 progressed, it looked like he would probably lead the league in strikeouts -- all quite unacceptable for an aspiring NY Yankee. The upshot of all this relevance is that a piece such as this had to survive 1952 (as most did not) in order to be appreciated a half century later, and of all the labels to save why save Mantle? This early Mantle relic has not only endured the years, but has done so, to arrive at the present in a state of the hobby's most exclusive level of quality. Because of its glorious condition, we surmise that this piece was likely never applied to the retail product. The most accomplished collector in Mantle, or Yankee obscurities must not ignore this splendid piece. Visually near mint/mint and pristine, never having been applied to the end of a loaf of Tip-Top Bread.
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Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn room key
Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn room key
room key and green plastic fob to room 726 at Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn in Joplin, Missouri
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Post Cereal advertising display poster sign with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris
Post Cereal advertising display poster sign with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris
Rare 1962 Post Cereal retail display poster, featuring Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, produced for Canadian distribution. This is the first example of this Canadian poster that we have ever offered. It is very rare, and one of just a few examples known. The poster differs slightly both in design and size from the American version, but the one constant is the player images used. Issued just after the historic 1961 season, the poster capitalizes on the previous year's epic home-run race between Mantle and Maris by featuring the "M&M Boys" in promotion of the company's baseball card set (which was issued on the back of its various cereal boxes). The likeness of each player on the poster features the image of each that appears on their respective cards in the set, while the text lets kids know that they can obtain "Free Trading Cards On Post Cereals." Mantle and Maris are featured, respectively, on the top and bottom of the poster, with their images inverted, so that the poster could be hung over a wire or string in the local store. When displayed in that manner, Mantle or Maris could be seen from either side of the cereal aisle. The poster displays a few small, very light, stains and tiny surface blemishes, as well as few tiny surface wrinkles. In remarkably fresh and clean condition, especially for a store display advertising poster of this type, the piece presents as excellent/near mint and is perfect for display, as intended. This is an outstanding example of this seldom-seen poster, and one that would be at home in any advanced, Mantle, Maris, Yankees, or baseball-advertising collection.

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Schwinn Panther tank bicycle, circa 1968
Schwinn Panther tank bicycle, circa 1968
Original April 1968 men's 26 inch Schwinn Panther bicycle [serial number DD] in the very appealing campus green factory paint. This color is almost to impossible to find on this style bike and looks great on it. A rare vintage tank bike with original bike rack.
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Schwinn Sting-Ray bicycle, circa 1960s
Schwinn Sting-Ray bicycle, circa 1960s
classic red Schwinn Sting-Ray bike with banana seat; yes, that is a 1966 Pontiac Firebird convertible in the background!!
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Whitey Ford wiffle ball
Whitey Ford wiffle ball
Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford spent his entire 18-year baseball career with the New York Yankees. Ford began his Major League Baseball career on July 1, 1950, with the Yankees and made a spectacular debut, winning his first nine decisions before losing a game in relief. Ford received a handful of Most Valuable Player votes despite throwing just 112 innings, and was voted the AL Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News. Eventually Ford became the #1 pitcher of the Yankees. In 1955, Ford led the American League in complete games and games won; in 1956 in earned run average and winning percentage; in 1958, in earned run average; and in both 1961 and 1963, in games won and winning percentage. Ford won the Cy Young Award in 1961. Ford was New York's Game One pitcher in the 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, and 1964 World Series. He is the only pitcher to start four consecutive Game Ones, a streak he reached twice. Ford retired from baseball in 1967 at the age of 38. He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1974 with his longtime pal and Yankee teammate Mickey Mantle; at that time, the Yankees retired his number 16.

Presented here is a rare early vintage Whitey Ford wiffle ball toy, mint in the original box. It was manufactured by The Wiffle Ball Inc. in Shelton, Conn. This is one of the earlier type smaller wiffle balls that measures approximately 2 and 1/2 inches across. The ball also comes with it's original paperwork instruction sheet.
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1948 Leaf Babe Ruth baseball card
1948 Leaf Babe Ruth baseball card
George Herman "Babe" Ruth... the "Babe"... "el Bambino"... the "Sultan of Swat"... the greatest home run hitter of his day... whatever you call him, whichever nickname you want to give him, he's the world's most famous baseball player ever, possibly the most recognized name in the entire history of sports. And here he is, immortalized on this lovely 1948 Leaf baseball card.

Babe Ruth is an American folk hero. History is replete with fantastic stories about the Babe's exploits on and off the field, his mammoth home run shots, his legendary appetites for food, cigars, and women. One day a newspaper reporter commented that Ruth's salary (80 thousand) was more than President Herbert Hoover's (75 thousand). Babe's reply? "I know, but I had a better year than Hoover."

The 1948 Leaf baseball card set has been considered by connoisseurs a pop "art form" unto itself; an entire set of 1948 Leafs was on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art in the mid-nineties. Babe Ruth actually passed away in 1948. This card, included along with those of the active players of the day, was issued as a memorial to the baseball legend.
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1948 Leaf Joe DiMaggio baseball card
1948 Leaf Joe DiMaggio baseball card
Joe DiMaggio, the "Yankee Clipper", was a 3-time MVP winner and 13-time All-Star. He was the only player to be selected for the All-Star Game in every season he played. At the time of his retirement, he had the fifth-most career home runs (361) and sixth-highest slugging percentage (.579) in history. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15–July 16, 1941), a record which still stands and is considered by many the greatest feat in all of sports. A 1969 poll conducted to coincide with the centennial of professional baseball voted him the sport's greatest living player. Joe DiMaggio's number 5 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1952. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.

Touted by sportswriters as Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Shoeless Joe Jackson rolled into one, he made his major league debut on May 3, 1936, batting ahead of Lou Gehrig. The Yankees had not been to the World Series since 1932, but, thanks in large part to their sensational rookie, they won the next four Fall Classics. In total, DiMaggio led the Yankees to nine titles in 13 years. On February 7, 1949, DiMaggio signed a contract worth 100 thousand dollars and became the first baseball player to break a hundred thousand in earnings. He was still regarded as the game's best, and hardest working player. Joe's brothers, Dom and Vince, also played professional baseball.

Off the field, DiMaggio will perhaps always be best known for his short-lived and volatile marriage to Hollywood film legend Marilyn Monroe.

Presented here is card #1 in the 1948 Leaf baseball card set, Joe DiMaggio, preserved in near mint condition and authenticated by PSA. The 1948 Leaf baseball card set has been considered by connoisseurs a pop "art form" unto itself; an entire set of 1948 Leafs was on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art in the mid-nineties.
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1948 Leaf Warren Spahn baseball card
1948 Leaf Warren Spahn baseball card
The 1948 Leaf Warren Spahn rookie card is an incredible work of art that is essential for an elite vintage baseball card collection. The featured collectible is conservatively presented in NM/MT 8 condition as evaluated by PSA. Four upper end NM/MT corners and edges surround a well-defined image of Spahn. The centering is close to dead-on accurate while the surface is a subtle palette that serves up a vivid pumpkin orange background seemingly fitting of a king. The reverse is a slate gray that provides the canvas for the deeply black inked bio. A great card made available in NM/MT condition.
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1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle baseball card
1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle baseball card
Mickey Charles Mantle entered the major leagues in 1951 and spent his entire 18 year career with the New York Yankees. Mickey Mantle's rookie card is one of the most sought after baseball cards ever.

Topps didn't start making baseball cards until 1952. Most people are familiar with his 1952 Topps rookie card [card #311 in the set], but in 1951 Bowman issued what is considered by collectors his "true" rookie card. It is card #253 in the set.

Presented here is a beautiful example of a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card. It's nicely centered with strong corners that exhibit only minor wear. The printing quality is exceptional, with none of the usual distracting black lines. The artwork is clean and boldly colored. And the card retains an unbroken layer of original gloss. Probably the most attractive Mantle rookie I've ever seen in a NM 7 holder.

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1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Mickey Mantle baseball card
1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Mickey Mantle baseball card
One of the most popular issues ever produced of the "Commerce Comet," it is also one of the most elusive in high grade due to the conditions under which the card was distributed, unprotected save for a thin wax coating to fend for itself against a bag of greasy potato chips. However, the offered specimen has beaten the odds and stands tall with a grade of PSA 8. The centering is precise, appearing to be virtually 50/50 all the way around, and the surface is a bright white, free from the dirty appearance that most commonly plagues the issue. The four corners are at the very top end of the grade, and three of the four corners approach the next highest grading level. The color is astounding and shows the immortal Mantle in a head and shoulders pose surrounded by an ocean of lavender background. The reverse is as stunning as the obverse, with a clean undisturbed appearance. An amazing card that any advanced Mantle collector would be proud to own!
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1954 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED issue #1
1954 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED issue #1
The original 1st edition of Sports Illustrated, issue #1, as issued in 1954 and published by Henry Luce and Time Magazine. This is a gorgeous example, in high grade near mint/mint condition. One of the most well-known sports magazine covers, it features Eddie Mathews of the Milwaukee Braves at the plate during a night game at County Stadium. The original subscription card is still attached and more importantly, the 1954 Topps baseball card sheet pullout is attached and in mint condition and features Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Eddie Mathews, and Richie Ashburn. A landmark magazine - the one that started it all, in pristine, newsstand fresh condition!! Original price 25 cents.
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1957 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1957 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1957 Topps baseball card #95 is Mickey Mantle, NY Yankee outfielder and future hall-of-famer
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1957 Topps Sandy Koufax baseball card
1957 Topps Sandy Koufax baseball card
beautiful near mint/mint example of 1957 Topps baseball card #302, pitching great Sandy Koufax of the Brooklyn Dodgers
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1957 Topps Yankees' Power Hitters baseball card
1957 Topps Yankees' Power Hitters baseball card
my favorite card in the 1957 Topps set - card #407 - Yankees' Power Hitters - an early combo [combination] card featuring Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra, who would together become spokepersons for Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink
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1957 who’s who in BASEBALL (Mickey Mantle cover)
1957 who’s who in BASEBALL (Mickey Mantle cover)
Gorgeous example of this long running title, “Who’s Who in Baseball”, this is the 1957 annual edition and one of the most sought after in the entire run as it features the 1956 MVP and Triple Crown Winner, Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees.
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1958 Topps Mickey Mantle All Star baseball card
1958 Topps Mickey Mantle All Star baseball card
card #487 in the 1958 Topps set - Mickey Mantle All Star - a brilliant red blazer in near mint/mint condition
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1958 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1958 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
a beautiful 1958 Topps [card #150 in the set] Mickey Mantle in PSA 8
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1958 Topps WORLD SERIES BATTING FOES baseball card
1958 Topps WORLD SERIES BATTING FOES baseball card
The NY Yankees and the Milwaukee Braves battled in the 1957 baseball World Series. It went to a final and decisive game 7 with the Braves shutting out the Yankees by a score of 5-0 and winning the series 4 games to 3. Hank Aaron led all batters with a .393 average and 11 hits, including a triple, three home runs and seven RBIs.

Card #418 in the 1958 Topps set is a terrific combo [combination] card featuring legendary hall-of-famers Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron.
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1959 Fleer Three Stooges trading cards: Moe, Larry, and Curly
1959 Fleer Three Stooges trading cards: Moe, Larry, and Curly
The Three Stooges were an American comedy team of the early to mid–20th century best known for their numerous short subject films. They started in 1925 as part of a raucous vaudeville act called "Ted Healy and his Stooges". Their hallmark was physical farce and extreme slapstick. In 1930, Ted Healy and his Stooges appeared in their first Hollywood feature film, "Soup to Nuts". In 1933, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) signed Healy and his Stooges to a movie contract. In 1934, the team's contract with MGM expired, and the Stooges parted professional company with Healy. The trio – now officially christened "The Three Stooges" – signed on to appear in two-reel comedy short subjects for Columbia Pictures. Some 50 years after their last short film was released, the Three Stooges remain wildly popular with audiences. Their films have never left the television airwaves since first appearing in 1958, and they continue to delight old fans while attracting a new legion of fervent admirers.

A handful of Three Stooges shorts first aired on television in 1949, on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network. In January 1958, Columbia's television subsidiary, Screen Gems, offered a package consisting of 78 Stooge shorts which were well received. Almost immediately, an additional 40 shorts hit the market, and by 1959, all 190 Stooge shorts were airing regularly on television.

In films, the Stooges were commonly known by their first names: "Moe, Larry, and Curly". "The Three Stooges" film trio was originally composed of Moe Howard, brother Curly Howard, and Larry Fine. Shemp Howard replaced his brother Curly after Curly suffered a debilitating stroke in May 1946. After Shemp's death from a heart attack in November 1955, he was replaced by comedian Joe Besser. Joe DeRita (nicknamed "Curly Joe") replaced Joe Besser in 1958. The act regained momentum throughout the 1960s as popular kiddie fare until Larry Fine's paralyzing stroke in January 1970 effectively marked the end of the act proper.

The first and original set of Three Stooges trading cards were produced in 1959 by the F.H. Fleer company. The series was made up of 96 cards all featuring colorized scenes from many of their Columbia shorts. Underneath each picture was a one-liner representative of the scene being depicted. On the back sides were short pieces of Stooge trivia or comical quotes. Card #s 1, 2 and 3 feature head shots of Curly, Moe and Larry, and are the most sought after cards in the series.

Here is your chance to own all 3 of these rare trading cards, all authenicated and graded by PSA, in near mint to mint condition.

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1959 Topps baseball unopened wax pack
1959 Topps baseball unopened wax pack
incredible unopened wax pack of 1959 Topps baseball cards, original price one penny... who knows? there may be a mint condition Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays in here!
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1959 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1959 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
Another one of my favorite Mickey Mantle baseball cards is card #10 in the 1959 set, shown here in near mint/mint condition. The candid photo, lower case lettering, printed signature and red background combine to create a visually stunning card.
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1959 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1959 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1959 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card #10 in a PSA 7 holder
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1961 LIFE Magazine (Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris cover)
1961 LIFE Magazine (Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris cover)
The August 18, 1961 issue of Life Magazine featuring Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris of the New York Yankees on the cover during that memorable summer of 1961 when they chased Babe Ruth’s cherished record of 60 home runs in a single season. Nice head shots of the two taken by legendary photographer, Philippe Halsman set against the ghostly image of the Babe taken by William Greene. Original price 20 cents.
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1961 Roger Maris unopened/uncut Jello box baseball trading card
1961 Roger Maris unopened/uncut Jello box baseball trading card
Incredible unopened and uncut Jello box with the coveted 1961 Roger Maris baseball trading card on the back side. This was the year that Roger Maris hit 61 home runs, putting him in the record books for breaking Babe Ruth's long-standing single season home run record of 60 way back in 1927. This is quite possibly the only 1961 Roger Maris unopened Jello box in existence.
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1961 Topps AMERICAN LEAGUE 1960 HOME RUN LEADERS baseball card
1961 Topps AMERICAN LEAGUE 1960 HOME RUN LEADERS baseball card
card #44 in the 1961 Topps set - American League 1960 Home Run Leaders - with Mickey Mantle [40 homers] and Roger Maris [39 homers] leading the pack... I guess the only performance enhancing substances they had back then were beer and cigarettes!!
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1961 Topps Mickey Mantle All Star baseball card
1961 Topps Mickey Mantle All Star baseball card
card #578 in the 1961 Topps set - NY Yankees Mickey Mantle All Star - in blazing near mint/mint condition
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1961 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1961 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
card #300 in the 1961 Topps set - NY Yankee legend and baseball hall-of-famer Mickey Mantle
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1961 Topps Roger Maris baseball card
1961 Topps Roger Maris baseball card
card #2 in the 1961 Topps set - NY Yankees Roger Maris
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1961 who’s who in BASEBALL (Roger Maris cover)
1961 who’s who in BASEBALL (Roger Maris cover)
A beautiful high-grade example of this key issue in the "Who’s Who" annual run, this is the 1961 edition and features the previous season’s league MVPs on the covers; Roger Maris of the New York Yankees on the front cover and Dick Groat of the Pittsburgh Pirates on the back cover. Maris would go on to have even a bigger year than 1960 in 1961 with his successful pursuit of Ruth's single season home run record. This is a beautiful copy and appears to be new old store stock; this book looks like it was never read or flipped through. Just minor rubbing on the spine keeps it from a gem mint grade.
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1962 Post Cereal Mickey Mantle baseball card
1962 Post Cereal Mickey Mantle baseball card
Offered here is a 1962 Post Cereal Mickey Mantle baseball card preserved in pristine mint condition, slabbed and given a grade of 9 [mint] by PSA [Professional Sports Authenticators]. This card and a Roger Maris card were featured on heavy paper stock inserts in the April 13, 1962 issue of Life magazine with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, starring in the film "Cleopatra", on the cover. This card was carefully hand cut from the insert and preserved by a very crafty individual!!
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1962 Topps 1961 AMERICAN LEAGUE HOME RUN LEADERS baseball card - Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle
1962 Topps 1961 AMERICAN LEAGUE HOME RUN LEADERS baseball card - Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle
an incredible piece of baseball history!! a 1962 Topps 1961 AMERICAN LEAGUE HOME RUN LEADERS baseball card - card #53 in the '62 set - featuring Roger Maris [61 homers] and Mickey Mantle [54 homers]... 1961 was the year that an unassuming Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's single season home run record of 60 back in 1927... second to Maris was his NY Yankee teammate Mickey Mantle... both would go on become NY Yankee and baseball immortals...
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1962 Topps MANAGERS' DREAM baseball card
1962 Topps MANAGERS' DREAM baseball card
Easily my favorite card in the 1962 Topps set, card #18 - Managers' Dream - a combination [or "combo"] card featuring Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays.
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1962 Topps MARIS BLASTS 61st baseball card
1962 Topps MARIS BLASTS 61st baseball card
A special card put out by Topps in 1962 - card #313 in the '62 set - to commemorate Roger Maris' new single season home run record of 61 home runs in 1961, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs set in 1927. Maris is shown in four consecutive images blasting the legendary 61st home run which, incidentally, was hit on the last day of the 1961 season at Yankee Stadium!
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1962 Topps Mickey Mantle All Star baseball card
1962 Topps Mickey Mantle All Star baseball card
another beautiful Mickey Mantle baseball card - card #471 in the 1962 Topps set - Mickey Mantle All Star
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1962 Topps Roger Maris baseball card
1962 Topps Roger Maris baseball card
For the 1962 Topps baseball card set, Roger Maris was honored by being put on card #1 in the set. He did, after all, hit 61 home runs in 1961, breaking Babe Ruth's single season home run record of 60 set in 1927. The back of the card reads: "The most talked about player of the decade, Roger went into the record books as the only man ever to hit 61 home runs in a season. The famed home run slugger crashed the history making homer during the last day of the season into the Yankee Stadium's right field stands."

The 1962 Topps set is particularly condition-sensitive due to the brown wood grain borders which make edge and corner wear more obvious than white borders do. In addition, the #1 card of any set is subject to more wear and tear than the others as the cards are usually stacked in numerical order with the #1 card at the top, making it most susceptible to damage and fading. This card, however, has survived in outstanding near mint/mint condition.
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1962 Topps Willie Mays baseball card
1962 Topps Willie Mays baseball card
beautiful near mint+ example of card #300 in the 1962 Topps set, the "say hey!" kid, Willie Mays
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1963 Topps BOMBERS' BEST baseball card
1963 Topps BOMBERS' BEST baseball card
Another awesome combo [combination] card, the 1963 Topps Bombers' Best card #173 with Mickey Mantle, Tom Tresh and Bobby Richardson from the legendary NY Yankees.

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1963 Topps DODGERS' BIG THREE baseball card
1963 Topps DODGERS' BIG THREE baseball card
yet another great combo [combination] card from the 1963 Topps set, card #412 - Dodgers' Big Three - with three legendary LA Dodger hurlers: Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Johnny Podres
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1963 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1963 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
In my opinion one of the nicest Mantle cards ever, the 1963 Topps, card #200 in the set. An outstanding example with perfect centering. It doesn't get much better than this.
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1963 Topps Peel-Offs Hank Aaron baseball card sticker
1963 Topps Peel-Offs Hank Aaron baseball card sticker
In 1963, Topps included these "peel-off" stickers as inserts in their packs of baseball cards. Most kids would peel off the protective paper backing and stick these on their notebooks. That is why these have become rarities in their original unmolested condition. This specimen has somehow survived in near mint/mint condition [graded 8 by PSA].

Hank Aaron, of course, is the baseball hall-of-famer who broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record in the 1970s and is considered by many the "true" home run king even though his record was broken by Barry Bonds in the modern [steroid] baseball era.
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1963 Topps Peel-Offs Mickey Mantle baseball card sticker
1963 Topps Peel-Offs Mickey Mantle baseball card sticker
In 1963, Topps included these "peel-off" stickers as inserts in their packs of baseball cards. Most kids would peel off the protective paper backing and stick these on their notebooks. That is why these have become rarities in their original unmolested condition. This Mickey Mantle specimen, the highlight of the set, has survived in near mint condition.
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1963 Topps Peel-Offs Mickey Mantle baseball card sticker
1963 Topps Peel-Offs Mickey Mantle baseball card sticker
Graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA, the offered sticker, or "peel-off", is the sole copy to reach the heights of Gem Mint 10 as seen by PSA. Razor corners, extremely bold color, and a crystal clear image which is perfectly centered against a bright white background. A very condition sensitive issue, it was commonplace for kids to remove the backing and place these peel-offs on their books, bikes, and a wide variety of other places around the house, ultimately driving their parents crazy, and possibly contributing to mom ultimately throwing away juniors' prized baseball cards. The offered specimen is the instruction back variant and is the finest available in the marketplace. The one and only Gem Mint 10 in the collectors universe of PSA graded cards.
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1963 Topps Peel-Offs Willie Mays baseball card sticker
1963 Topps Peel-Offs Willie Mays baseball card sticker
In 1963, Topps included these "peel-off" stickers as inserts in their packs of baseball cards. Most kids would peel off the protective paper backing and stick these on their notebooks. That is why these have become rarities in their original unmolested condition. This Willie Mays specimen, a highlight of the set, has somehow survived in excellent/mint condition [graded 6 by PSA]. This example is the rarer blank-backed version. The more common variety has printed instructions on the back.
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1963 Topps POWER PLUS baseball card
1963 Topps POWER PLUS baseball card
another awesome combo [combination] card from the 1963 Topps set - card #242 - Power Plus featuring Hank Aaron and Ernie Banks
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1963 Topps PRIDE OF N.L. baseball card
1963 Topps PRIDE OF N.L. baseball card
Willie Mays makes an appearance on another combo [combination] card - card #138 in the 1963 Topps set - this time with Stan Musial
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1963 Topps Yogi Berra baseball card
1963 Topps Yogi Berra baseball card
1963 Topps Yogi Berra baseball card #360 in PSA 8. This would be Yogi's last year as an active player and by this time he had already been moved to the outfield and had begun part-time coaching duties as well. Note that the plastic holder says "1962 TOPPS" but this has been sent back to PSA for a corrected label.
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1964 Topps A.L. BOMBERS baseball card
1964 Topps A.L. BOMBERS baseball card
Roger Maris, Norm Cash, Mickey Mantle, and Al Kaline reflect upon their respective lumber on this minty, pack-fresh combo card from Topps, card #331 in the '64 set
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1964 Topps Coins Mickey Mantle All Star baseball coin [batting left-handed]
1964 Topps Coins Mickey Mantle All Star baseball coin [batting left-handed]
The 164 metal coins in this set were issued by Topps as inserts in the company’s baseball card wax packs. The series is divided into two principle types, 120 "regular" coins and 44 All-Star coins. The 1 ½ inch diameter metal coins feature a full color background for the player photos in the "regular" series, while the players in the All-Star series are featured against a metallic red or blue background.

These coins were incredibly popular with the kids and today are very difficult to find in high grade condition due to rusting and scratching. Here is coin #131, Mickey Mantle [batting left-handed]. By 1964 Mickey Mantle was such a superstar that they gave him 2 versions of this coin, one batting lefty and one batting righty!
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1964 Topps Coins Mickey Mantle All Star baseball coin [batting right-handed]
1964 Topps Coins Mickey Mantle All Star baseball coin [batting right-handed]
The 164 metal coins in this set were issued by Topps as inserts in the company’s baseball card wax packs. The series is divided into two principle types, 120 "regular" coins and 44 All-Star coins. The 1 ½ inch diameter metal coins feature a full color background for the player photos in the "regular" series, while the players in the All-Star series are featured against a metallic red or blue background.

These coins were incredibly popular with the kids and today are very difficult to find in high grade condition due to rusting and scratching. Here is coin #131, Mickey Mantle [batting right-handed]. By 1964 Mickey Mantle was such a superstar that they gave him 2 versions of this coin, one batting righty and one batting lefty!
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1964 Topps Coins Mickey Mantle baseball coin
1964 Topps Coins Mickey Mantle baseball coin
In 1964, Topps included these 1 ½ inch diameter metal coins as inserts in their baseball card wax packs. These were incredibly popular with the kids and today are very difficult to find in high grade condition due to rusting and scratching. Offered here is the highlight of the 164 coin set, coin #120, hall-of-famer and NY Yankee legend Mickey Mantle, preserved in excellent condition.
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1964 Topps Coins Mickey Mantle baseball coin
1964 Topps Coins Mickey Mantle baseball coin
In 1964, Topps included these 1 ½ inch diameter metal coins as inserts in their baseball card wax packs. These were incredibly popular with the kids and today are very difficult to find in high grade condition due to rusting and scratching. Offered here is the highlight of the 164 coin set, coin #120, hall-of-famer and NY Yankee legend Mickey Mantle, preserved in outstanding near mint/mint condition.

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1964 Topps GIANT GUNNERS baseball card
1964 Topps GIANT GUNNERS baseball card
you gotta love the combo card!! 1964 Topps card #306 Giant Gunners with Willie Mays and Orlando Cepeda
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1964 Topps Giants Mickey Mantle baseball card
1964 Topps Giants Mickey Mantle baseball card
The Topps Company was quite busy in 1964. In addition to their regular series of baseball cards, they produced a series of Topps Coins and this series of giant-sized baseball cards -- Topps Giants -- which were roughly 2 times the size of a regular baseball card. Here is the highlight of the set, Mickey Mantle, card #25 in the set.
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1964 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1964 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
another outstanding Mickey Mantle baseball card from Topps, card #50 in the 1964 Topps set
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1964 Topps TOPS IN NL baseball card
1964 Topps TOPS IN NL baseball card
another great Topps combo [combination] card, card #423 in the 1964 set, with Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves and Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants; one of only a handful of cards to feature both diamond immortals together during their playing days
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1964 Topps Yogi Berra baseball card
1964 Topps Yogi Berra baseball card
1964 Topps baseball card #21 is Yogi Berra, now manager of the New York Yankees, where he played his entire major league career beginning in 1946.
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1965 Topps Joe Namath football card
1965 Topps Joe Namath football card
Since his first appearance on an AFL football field, Joe "Willie" Namath gained the attention of the sports world with his flamboyant off-the-field lifestyle, dazzling white shoes and powerful right arm that produced a significant number of long touchdown passes. He forever earned a place in football immortality when his upstart New York Jets pulled off the impossible, upsetting the virtually unbeatable Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III and ending the NFL's dominance over the then-perceived inferior AFL. It was this victory that led to the eventual AFC and NFC conferences both being part of a united National Football League. True, other quarterbacks have thrown more touchdowns, completed more passes and compiled a significantly higher number of passing yards, but Namath deserves a majority of the credit for two separate football leagues being united as one.

Presented here is the 1965 Topps Joe Namath football card #122. This is "Broadway" Joe's rookie card. The hobby's most prestigious rookie cards are currently realizing record auction prices seemingly every passing day, and Joe Namath's rookie card is no exception. This beautiful specimen has been graded by PSA [Professional Sports Authenticators] at the 8 [near mint/mint] level, with only 4 examples graded higher.
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1965 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1965 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
here's Mickey Mantle again on another stunning baseball card from Topps, card #350 in the 1965 set
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1966 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1966 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
card #50 in the 1966 Topps set is Mickey Mantle in his fifteenth year with the NY Yankees; it looks like he is taking some lefty batting practice at the stadium
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1967 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1967 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
For the 1967 baseball card set, Topps gave us this smiling close-up head shot of the Mick. He looks like he's had a couple of beers. It's card #150 in the set.
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1967 Topps Pin-Ups Mickey Mantle baseball poster
1967 Topps Pin-Ups Mickey Mantle baseball poster
The 1967 Topps Pin-Ups are 5" x 7" posters that were inserted into the baseball card wax packs. These fragile posters were folded into quarters to fit into the packs and it is almost impossible to find a mint example today. The Mickey Mantle pin-up is the highlight of the 32 player set.


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1968 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
1968 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card
A beautiful example of the 1968 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card. It's card #280 in the set. Mick's career was winding down and due to knee injuries he was moved from the outfield to first base on defense.
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1968 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball
1968 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball "Game" card
In the 1960s, the Topps trading card company boosted sales of baseball cards by including special 'premium' items, featuring star players, in packs of baseball cards. In 1961 and 1962 there were baseball player 'stamps'; in 1963 there were 'peel-offs', following that were coins [1964], rub-offs [1966], decals [1969], etc. Each year Topps did something different. For the 1968 series, baseball's elite players showed up on a set of "Game" cards with which the kids who collected them could actually play a simulated game of baseball. Presented here is a highlight of set - the Mickey Mantle card - which features a head shot of 'the Mick' and a printed signature. In 1968, Mickey's career was winding down; he only scrapes out a single!
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1968 Topps SUPER STARS baseball card
1968 Topps SUPER STARS baseball card
Awesome 1968 Topps Super Stars baseball "combo" [combination] card #490, featuring 3 hall-of-famers... Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Harmon Killebrew. One of my favorite all time vintage cards. Should have been card #1 in the '68 set! Gorgeous card for the high end 1968 Topps set.
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1968 Topps SUPER STARS baseball card
1968 Topps SUPER STARS baseball card
OK your search has ended for the perfect vintage Mantle/Mays/Killebrew combo card. Here it is, the 1968 Topps Super Stars card #490 in a gem mint PSA 10 holder. It quite literally doesn't get any better than this.
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1968 Topps unopened wax pack of baseball cards
1968 Topps unopened wax pack of baseball cards
incredible unopened wax pack of 1968 Topps baseball cards, original price 5 cents... who knows? there may be a mint condition Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays in here!
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AMF Junior tricycle, circa 1930s
AMF Junior tricycle, circa 1930s
original 1930s era AMF Junior tricycle
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Babe Ruth signed Spalding Sports Show mailer
Babe Ruth signed Spalding Sports Show mailer
Offered here is a promotional program for the Spalding Sports Show hosted by the world's most famous baseball player, Babe Ruth. Very few of these brochures have survived the ages and what makes this one special is that it was signed by the Babe himself. The program is in excellent condition and the signature is a "10"! Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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Babe Ruth's HOME RUN candy bar wrapper
Babe Ruth's HOME RUN candy bar wrapper
Rare and original vintage Babe Ruth "Home Run" candy bar wrapper featuring the Bambino, made by the George H. Ruth Candy Company. A short-lived candy product that the Babe backed in an attempt to combat the Curtiss Candy Co. and their "Baby Ruth" candy bars (Babe unsuccessfully sued the Curtiss company for the use of what he felt was an infringement of his name).
The Babe Ruth wax wrapper was virtually unknown to the hobby until the late 80s when a small find of 14 wrappers was unearthed.
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CBS TV sports camera truck sign
CBS TV sports camera truck sign
rare vintage CBS TV reflective logo sign that came from the side of a camera crew truck, probably filming at sporting events
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CHAMP prophylactics
CHAMP prophylactics
complete, unopened box of one dozen "Champ" prophylactics with tremendous baseball graphics on cover; this is actually a likeness of Ted Williams although he did not officially endorse the product
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Coca-Cola skiing advertising display sign
Coca-Cola skiing advertising display sign
Another hard-to-find vintage sports themed Coca-Cola advertising display sign. Metal and wire construction. Wonderful period skiing graphics. Complete and in great condition as shown. The pine cone is real!
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Coca-Cola swimming advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Coca-Cola swimming advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Rare 1940s era Coca-Cola wood and wire construction swimming/diving/beach themed advertising sign. Neat 3-D design as the beach ball is raised from the surface of the sign. Wonderful period images and colors. Stamped "Kay Displays Inc" on back.
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Don Larsen's
Don Larsen's "The Perfect Game" souvenir plate
A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a pitcher pitches a victory that lasts a minimum of nine innings and in which no opposing player reaches base. Thus, the pitcher cannot allow any hits, walks, hit batsmen, or any opposing player to reach base safely for any other reason — in short, "27 up, 27 down". The feat has been achieved only 17 times in major league history.

Don Larsen's career won-loss record was 81–91, as a journeyman pitcher for seven different franchises from 1953–1967. He had only two 10-win seasons, in 1956 and 1957. In 1954, Larsen went 3–21 with the Baltimore Orioles, which by itself accounts for his career losing record.

Larsen was part of an enormous two-part, 17-player trade following the 1954 season. As a member of the New York Yankees from 1955-1959, Larsen was used by manager Casey Stengel as a backup starter and occasional reliever. He went 45-24 during his five seasons in New York, making 90 starts in 128 appearances. His 1956 season was the best of Larsen's career; adopting a no-windup delivery late in the season, he posted an 11-5 record, with a career best 107 strikeouts and a 3.26 ERA.

Larsen's most notable accomplishment was pitching the only perfect game in the history of the World Series, and one of only 17 perfect games ever played. He was pitching for the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, on October 8, 1956. His perfect game remains the only no-hitter of any type ever pitched in postseason play. As he walked off the mound at the end of the game, Yankee catcher Yogi Berra leaped into his arms, creating an indelible, iconic image in American sports.

Don Larsen's unparalleled game earned him the award for World Series MVP. Alluding to Larsen's carousing habits and lackluster record, the following day's New York Daily News included the well-remembered lead suggested by columnist Dick Young, "The imperfect man pitched the perfect game."

Presented here is a rare souvenir plate that was made to commemorate this miraculous day in baseball, preserved in near mint condition.




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Happi Time tricycle, circa 1950s
Happi Time tricycle, circa 1950s
Hard-to-find vintage "Happi Time" tricycle, which was manufactured by Murray and sold by Sears & Roebuck. It has the older style narrow hard rubber tires, a steel springer seat and a two-tone embossed front fender.
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HUFFY Stingray bicycle, circa 1966
HUFFY Stingray bicycle, circa 1966
awesome red and chrome HUFFY Stingray bike with red banana seat, still has 1966-67 Ohio bicycle license sticker on rear fender
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Jackie Robinson NAACP
Jackie Robinson NAACP "Time To Score For Civil Rights" advertising poster
Presented here is an extraordinary and historically significant Jackie Robinson display item, an exceedingly rare "Time To Score For Civil Rights" poster, circa 1957, featuring Jackie Robinson "going to bat" for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). This is the first we've seen in over 30 years of collecting and trading and may, in fact, be the only surviving example. This poster had been saved by the Jackie Robinson family and was offered by Robinson's widow, Rachel, at an auction about ten years ago.

The poster displays a large image of Jackie Robinson in a batting pose as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The text reads "Time To Score For Civil Rights." Below that is Robinson's facsimile signature and his title: "Chairman, NAACP 1957 Fight for Freedom Fund Campaign." The larger text at the base, all in red lettering, reads "Give - Join NAACP." In addition to this poster's extreme rarity and historical significance as a relic of an important and turbulent time in America, it symbolizes the dichotomy of Robinson's involvement in the civil rights movement.

When Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 he did so with the full understanding that he could not fail. Not on the field, or, equally important, off the field. After Dodgers president Branch Rickey had settled on Robinson as the player to shoulder that responsibility, he admonished Robinson that he was not looking for a man with the guts to fight back. He was looking for a man with guts enough NOT to fight back. Rickey knew that if Robinson retaliated in any way to the insults, threats of violence, and other indignities he suffered from opponents, fans, and even some of his teammates, then his noble experiment would fail. Right from the outset, Rickey had warned Robinson of just how difficult it would be: "We can’t fight our way through this, Robinson. We’ve got no army. There’s virtually nobody on our side. No owners, no umpires, very few newspapermen. And I’m afraid that many fans will be hostile. We’ll be in a tough position. We can win only if we can convince the world that I’m doing this because you’re a great ballplayer and a fine gentlemen." Remembering that time, Robinson was later quoted as saying, "Could I turn the other cheek? I didn’t know how I would do it. Yet I knew that I must. I had to do it for so many reasons. For black youth, for my mother, for Rae, for myself. I had already begun to feel I had to do it for Branch Rickey."

For the first two years of his professional career Robinson was true to his word. He resisted the urge to fight back against players who baited him, or be outspoken off the field with regard to segregation and civil rights. And it worked. Robinson's play on the field, where he helped lead the Dodgers to the pennant in his first season, along with his silence off the field, did more for the advancement of civil rights than any series of public campaigns, marches, or protest rallies.

After his second season, Rickey released Robinson from his promise and he was free to stand up for himself on the field, but the difference was that now he was doing so as an equal, as a professional who had earned his spot on the roster, and one who had the backing of his teammates. It made all the difference in the world, both on and off the field. Now, free from his promise, Robinson was finally able to speak his mind publicly about the questions of race equality in the United States. When he retired after the 1956 season Robinson became an outspoken supporter of the NAACP. Earlier, the time demands of his baseball career made his active participation in the NAACP difficult. Once his career ended, he was able to fully commit his time to the cause, as evidenced by this poster.

The NAACP's Fight for Freedom Fund, which began in 1953, aimed to raise one million dollars per year for the NAACP’s anti-segregation efforts. It had never met that goal, but in 1957 Robinson volunteered to chair the fund, with the hopes that he could meet or exceed that dollar expectation. That year Robinson worked tirelessly for the fund, including a cross-country speaking tour that helped raise thousands of dollars at each stop. Robinson's appearances drew huge crowds wherever he went, and his speeches so motivated people that many spontaneously donated money from their pockets at the events. Robinson's efforts paid off and the fund finally met its $1 million goal that year.

This poster was issued in conjunction with that yearlong campaign headed by Robinson, and, as mentioned earlier, is the only example we have ever seen. It is truly a museum-caliber piece in all respects. The poster (17 x 22 inches) has been mounted on board and displays horizontal and vertical mailing folds as issued. Tape residue appears in each corner, and a few light stains are also evident throughout. The poster has been matted and framed (hiding the tape residue in the corners) to total dimensions of 25 x 26.5 inches.
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JFK campaign poster/World Series scorecard
JFK campaign poster/World Series scorecard
Talk about crossover appeal!! One side of this placard is an invitation to "Follow The Crowds To See and Hear" John F. Kennedy on October 10, 1960 in his bid for the presidency, with a picture of the handsome smiling senator. The other side is an unused world series scorecard [Yankees vs. Pirates] with this catchy slogan: "We beat 'em in September / We'll beat 'em in October / and Kennedy will beat 'em in November". Of course, the Yankees lineup that day included #7-Mantle, #8-Berra, and #9-Maris. An impressive piece.
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Joe DiMaggio signed restaurant napkin
Joe DiMaggio signed restaurant napkin
After "Joltin' Joe" retired from baseball in the early fifties, he opened a restaurant on Fisherman`s Wharf in San Francisco. It was aptly named "DiMaggio's" and the cocktail lounge featured a drink called the "DiMaggio cocktail". Presented here is an original cocktail napkin from the restaurant signed in vintage ink by Joe DiMaggio himself. The delicate napkin is in excellent condition and the signature is a "10"! This is a chance to obtain a beautifully scripted vintage DiMaggio signature which doesn`t turn up that often as the elusive hall-of-famer was a reluctant signer. Who knows? Maybe one or two DiMaggio cocktails loosened him up a little!!
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Joe DiMaggio/Lionel Trains television advertisement
Joe DiMaggio/Lionel Trains television advertisement
four-page promotional flyer for "The Joe DiMaggio Show", a weekly television show sponsored by Lionel Trains
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Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali fight program (Leroy Niemann cover)
John F. Kennedy Presidential golf ball
John F. Kennedy Presidential golf ball
Holding this little ball in my hand sends shivers down my spine...and I'm not even a golfer!! Game-used golf ball from JFK's days on the links is the first and only one I've ever seen; one side is stamped "John F. Kennedy" and the other "Mr. President". This is truly a piece of political and sports history. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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L&M cigarettes advertising sign/poster with scuba diver
L&M cigarettes advertising sign/poster with scuba diver
large paper advertising poster for L&M cigarettes with 1950s-era couple on a boat with period scuba diving equipment
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Marilyn Monroe/Joe DiMaggio wedding photograph
Marilyn Monroe/Joe DiMaggio wedding photograph
According to her autobiography, Marilyn Monroe did not want to meet Joe DiMaggio, fearing he was a stereotypical jock. Both were at different points in their lives: the just-retired Joe wanted to settle down; Marilyn's career was taking off. Their elopement at San Francisco City Hall on January 14, 1954 was the culmination of a courtship that had captivated the nation. The relationship was complex, marred by his jealousy and her ambition. She filed for divorce on grounds of mental cruelty 274 days after the wedding.

DiMaggio re-entered Marilyn's life as her marriage to Arthur Miller was ending. On February 10, 1961, he secured her release from Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic. She joined him in Florida where he was a batting coach for the Yankees. Their "just friends" claim did not stop remarriage rumors from flying. Reporters staked out her apartment building. Bob Hope dedicated Best Song nominee "The Second Time Around" to them at the 33rd Academy Awards.

Marilyn Monroe was found dead on August 5, 1962. Her death was deemed a probable suicide but has been the subject of endless conspiracy theories. A devastated Joe DiMaggio claimed her body and arranged her funeral, barring Hollywood's elite. He had a half-dozen red roses delivered 3 times a week to her crypt for 20 years. Unlike her other two husbands or others who knew her (or claimed to), he refused to talk about her publicly or otherwise exploit their relationship. He never remarried.

Offered here is a marvelous and rare United Press Telephoto taken in the judge's chamber moments after the smiling couple were declared "man and wife".


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Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris pinbacks
Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris pinbacks
These awesome 3 1/2" diameter pin-back buttons were sold in the souvenir stands at Yankee Stadium in the early 1960s, before the world knew that these two fellows would go on to become baseball legends. The photographic images show the "M & M" boys (Mantle and Maris) at the top of their respective games. A great matching pair.
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Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays official baseballs
Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays official baseballs
An unopened pack of plastic baseballs made by Transogram and endorsed by their spokesmen, Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees and Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants. It is still in its original factory packaging with portraits of Mantle and Mays on the attractive double-sided header card. Date of 1963 is in roman numerals (Copyright MCMLXIII Transogram Company Inc). I have handled several unopened packs of this particular Transogram toy but this is easily the best one I have come across because of the pristine condition of the cardboard header card. In superb NM/MT condition with four square corners, it is free of any creasing, and the hole is still un-punctured!
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Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays Zipee practice softball
Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays Zipee practice softball
A soft ball toy made by Transogram and endorsed by their spokesmen, Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees and Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants. It is still in its original factory packaging with portraits of Mantle and Mays on the attractive header card. Dated 1963 in roman numerals (Copyright MCMLXIII Transogram Company). A beautiful display piece featuring two of baseball's top home run hitters during the period.

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Mickey Mantle baseball coupon
Mickey Mantle baseball coupon
by filling out and sending in this this coupon with one dollar, you would receive an official league baseball autographed by Mickey Mantle...those were the days!!
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Mickey Mantle Holiday Inn baseball card
Mickey Mantle Holiday Inn baseball card
Mickey Mantle 'signed' advertising baseball card for his Holiday Inn hotel in Joplin, Missouri; the signature is a printed facsimile
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Mickey Mantle Holiday Inn soap bar
Mickey Mantle Holiday Inn soap bar
Mickey Mantle Holiday Inn soap bar by Lux in the original wrapper
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Mickey Mantle Holiday Inn stationary
Mickey Mantle Holiday Inn stationary
a piece of unused stationary from Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn in Joplin, Missouri
295.00Buy
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Mickey Mantle pinback
Mickey Mantle pinback
Vintage 1960s souvenir PM10 stadium pinback button featuring Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees. This is the large version of the light blue background pinback which was available in a smaller size as well. Pin is in outstanding NM/MT condition featuring a crisp clean portrait of the star outfielder.
795.00Buy
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Mickey Mantle's Batter's Training Set game
Mickey Mantle's Batter's Training Set game
Presenting a 1962 Mickey Mantle's Batter's Training Set, complete in its original full box with all accessories, and designed to make you a .300 hitter. A very rare vintage toy ensemble, that comes with: 1) regulation size, heavy gauge, plastic adjustable weight bat with locking device; 2) weight core insert or on deck bat; 3) two plastic facsimile autographed balls; 4) plastic pitcher's mound; 5) plastic home plate; 6) Batting Tips fold out booklet containing detailed instructions for use, as well as tips from Mickey Mantle on how to play various positions. All accessories mentioned above are neatly housed within the confines of their original box, which has miraculously survived over nearly 50 years. The box remains fully intact and depicts Mantle and teammate Elston Howard with facsimile autographs, both endorsing this great product. Produced by the Alvarn Co. of Newton Centre, Mass. A absolute must for Mantle collectors and oddball enthusiasts alike. Quite possibly the only example that exists in this unmolested pristine condition. Step up to the plate!
5995.00Buy
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MUSCULAR DEVELOPMENT magazine (Arnold Schwarzenegger cover)
MUSCULAR DEVELOPMENT magazine (Arnold Schwarzenegger cover)
a teen-aged Arnold Schwarzenegger poses for the cover of this 1960s-era muscle mag... this guy was HUGE!!
195.00Buy
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New York Mets 1962 official baseball yearbook
New York Mets 1962 official baseball yearbook
rare New York Mets baseball team inaugural year (1962) yearbook preserved in outstanding near mint condition; cover illustration of "baby Met" by the incredible sports illustrator Willard Mullin
795.00Buy
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NOW magazine (Marilyn Monroe/Joe DiMaggio cover)
NOW magazine (Marilyn Monroe/Joe DiMaggio cover)
The marriage of Marilyn Monroe to baseball great Joe DiMaggio didn't last very long, but it certainly created a lot of photo opportunities and fodder for gossip magazines!! Here is a beautifully preserved copy of "Now" magazine, dated January 1954, with the two lovebirds on the cover in full blazing color.
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NY Yankees gold 1967 Mother's Day pendant
NY Yankees gold 1967 Mother's Day pendant
A vintage original 1967 Yankee Stadium souvenir given away on Mother’s Day, May 14th, 1967. This beautiful 1-1/4” gold pendant with the Yankee Stadium logo and date on the obverse was made by Balfour and has the manufacturers name on the verso. In addition to being a beautiful piece of jewelry, it is historically significant as this was the day that Mickey Mantle slammed his 500th career home run. The milestone came in the 7th inning off Baltimore Orioles pitcher Stu Miller and every mom who held one of these got to witness history in the making. A fabulous Mantle collectible from one of his milestone moments in a career full of highlights.

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original Associated Press wire photograph Mickey Mantle and Casey Stengel
original Associated Press wire photograph Mickey Mantle and Casey Stengel
Vintage 1959 wire photo issued by Associated Press featuring Mickey Mantle and his manager Casey Stengel of the New York Yankees. This photo was used in newsprint publication at the time and has editorial masking inks and crop marks. The actual newspaper clipping with a MAR 12 1959 stamp date is taped on the reverse.
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PEP Archie series comic book
PEP Archie series comic book
Archie series Pep comic book August 1961 issue #148 . Great cover art with tennis theme. Original price 10 cents.
125.00Buy
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racial equality blotter
racial equality blotter
Interesting and important blotter distributed by the Committee on Racial Equality during the height of the civil rights movement in America using baseball metaphors to preach tolerance. The spokespeople here are the famous sportscaster Mel Allen (Jewish), Joe DiMaggio (Italian-American), Jackie Robinson (African-American), Sid Gordon and Bob Feller. I assume the piece was made sometime between 1947 (year of Jackie’s debut) and 1949 (Gordon’s last season with the Giants).
395.00Buy
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Roger Maris Baseball Game by Play-Rite
Roger Maris Baseball Game by Play-Rite
Roger Maris Baseball Game by Play-Rite; a baseball-themed board game with a deck of Roger Maris playing cards and other photographic images
650.00Buy
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Roger Maris book cover
Roger Maris book cover
Vintage book cover featuring Roger Maris of the New York Yankees. Book cover measures a large 11” x 18” when unfolded and features an image of the single-season home run king. Along with this book cover is the original plastic bag and header card. The bag has been opened and contains the lone book cover that we are offering. It’s surely more attractive than the brown paper bag book covers I used to use! Original price 29 cents.
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Roger Maris official Zipee practice baseball
Roger Maris official Zipee practice baseball
Here's a very tough Maris collectible from his landmark season of 1961, a wiffle style baseball manufactured by Transogram Toy Company under their "Zipee" line featuring the New York Yankees superstar outfielder. Preserved in its factory sealed bag for over 50 years and attached to its factory cardboard header card which itself is a gem. Dated 1961 in roman numerals on the reverse of the card (Copyright MCMLXI Transogram Company, Inc.) A beautiful and rare vintage display piece from the year Maris became the new single-season home run king !

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Roger Maris Spalding baseball glove
Roger Maris Spalding baseball glove
Here’s a fine looking example of the 1960s Spalding Roger Maris MVP model baseball mitt. Manufactured during the 1962-64 period when the New York Yankees slugger was one of the most feared home run hitters but many have forgotten what a defensive star Maris was in right field at Yankee Stadium. The glove has the look of one that was maybe used a couple of times but well cared for with strong deep factory markings, absolutely no tears and soft supple leather. A great looking glove!
395.00Buy
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Schwinn DeLuxe Sting-Ray 3-speed stick shift bicycle, circa 1967
Schwinn DeLuxe Sting-Ray 3-speed stick shift bicycle, circa 1967
Show quality Schwinn DeLuxe 3 speed stick shift Stingray. This bike is 100% original with beautiful Campus Green paint. The deep tufted white sparkle banana seat is absolutely perfect. The rear rim is stamped Schwinn Tubular S-2 and the rear white wall slik is dated fourth quarter of 1966. The front rim is stamped Schwinn Tubular S-7 and the front white wall Schwinn Westwind is dated 1st quarter of 1967.
3995.00Buy
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Schwinn DeLuxe Sting-Ray 3-speed stick shift bicycle, circa 1970
Schwinn DeLuxe Sting-Ray 3-speed stick shift bicycle, circa 1970
classic Schwinn DeLuxe Stingray bike with blue sparkle paint and a 3-speed stick shift
995.00Buy
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Schwinn DELUXE TWINN tandem bicycle, circa 1950s
Schwinn DELUXE TWINN tandem bicycle, circa 1950s
all original, museum-quality red Schwinn DeLuxe Twinn tandem bike
2995.00Buy
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Scripto
Scripto "bowling" cigarette lighter
Scripto bowling-themed cigarette lighter with image of bowler; there are 2 available, one slightly different than the other
295.00Buy
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Sea Hunt comic book
Sea Hunt comic book
October-December 1960 Sea Hunt #7 comic book based on the TV show starring Lloyd Bridges. A beauty with Bridges as Mike Nelson on the cover in his scuba gear. Original price 10 cents.


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Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay boxing program
Spooky the tuff little ghost comic book
Spooky the tuff little ghost comic book
For those of you old enough to remember, Spooky the tuff little ghost was Casper the friendly ghost's alter ego. This is the July 1961 Harvey comics issue #57, also featuring Wendy the good little witch. Cute bowling-themed cover; original price 10 cents.
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SPORT magazine - July 1962 issue - Mickey Mantle cover
SPORT magazine - July 1962 issue - Mickey Mantle cover
July 1962 issue of Sport magazine with terrific Mickey Mantle cover photo. Feature article "The Big Change in Mickey Mantle" by Dick Schaap.
125.00Buy
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SPORT magazine - Sept. 1964 issue - Mickey Mantle cover
SPORT magazine - Sept. 1964 issue - Mickey Mantle cover
September 1964 issue of Sport magazine with terrific Mickey Mantle cover photo. Feature article "The Ballplayers Reveal My Favorite Mickey Mantle Stories".
125.00Buy
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STRENGTH and HEALTH magazine (Jack LaLanne  cover)
STRENGTH and HEALTH magazine (Jack LaLanne cover)
Jack LaLanne believed that everyone should be strong and healthy and he preached this to television audiences in the 1950s. Here he is on the cover of a 1940s-era Strength and Health magazine, looking extremely fit. The signature by his left ankle is a printed facsimile.
295.00Buy
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Ted's Root Beer soda bottle caps - set of 10
Ted's Root Beer soda bottle caps - set of 10
Set of 10 unpressed Ted's Root Beer soda bottle caps. "Ted" is Ted Williams, the Baseball Hall of Fame Boston Red Sox slugger. The caps are in unused mint condition and feature a baseball image.
50.00Buy
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TEN PINS bowling game
TEN PINS bowling game
lively, colorful graphics on this vintage bowling game from Gold Medal Toys
275.00Buy
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The Boxing Glove Magazine of Massachusetts
The Boxing Glove Magazine of Massachusetts
nice red Boxing Glove magazine, looks like Rocky Marciano on the cover, original price 25 cents
195.00Buy
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UNION OIL 1961 Dodger Family advertising booklet (Don Drysdale cover)
UNION OIL 1961 Dodger Family advertising booklet (Don Drysdale cover)
Union 76 gasoline and oil was a big sponsor of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. In 1961 they issued a 24-player set of booklets to be given away at the Union 76 gas stations. The booklets are 16 pages with the home schedule on the back. One of the highlights of the set with pitcher Don Drysdale on the cover.

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UNION OIL 1961 Dodger Family advertising booklet (Sandy Koufax cover)
UNION OIL 1961 Dodger Family advertising booklet (Sandy Koufax cover)
Union 76 gasoline and oil was a big sponsor of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. In 1961 they issued a 24-player set of booklets to be given away at the Union 76 gas stations. The booklets are 16 pages with the home schedule on the back. This is the highlight of the set with hall-of-famer Sandy Koufax on the cover.
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vintage baseball punchboard, circa 1940s
vintage baseball punchboard, circa 1940s
Before we got hooked on the lottery, the American public received their daily dose of gambling through these popular punchboards. The punchboards came in a variety of sizes displaying countless subjects, including baseball. The offered 12" x 15" punchboard sports 1,500 different 'punches', each one offering the player a chance at a cash prize. Only four of the punches have been used and the remainder are still sealed. In addition to the punches, over 50 charms, in the form of baseballs and pennants, can be viewed from the front; I assume that they are some sort of consolation prizes. Only one of these charms has been awarded. A great display piece!
395.00Buy
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Willie Mays ALAGA SYRUP advertising sign
Willie Mays ALAGA SYRUP advertising sign
A large 10" x 20" full color store advertising poster for Alaga Syrup that features a black & white photo of Willie Mays - the "say hey!" kid - proclaiming "Say hey! Love that real ribbon cane flavor". The heavy paper stock sign is in beautiful condition and is professionally matted and framed.
1500.00Buy
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Willie Mays CHESTERFIELD cigarettes advertising sign
Willie Mays CHESTERFIELD cigarettes advertising sign
A large 30" x 30" full color store advertising poster for Chesterfield cigarettes featuring a young Willie Mays - the "say hey!" kid - proclaiming "SAY HEY! THESE CHESTERFIELDS ARE GREAT" - and signed [printed facsimile signature] "Willie Mays N.Y. GIANTS' STAR". Madison Avenue clearly recognized the talented and charismatic Mays, along with Jackie Robinson, as the first highly marketable African-American athletes of their era. The heavy paper stock sign is in near mint condition and is professionally matted and framed. Very few of these are known to exist.
7500.00Buy
Wrestling magazine (Mildred Burke cover)
Wrestling magazine (Mildred Burke cover)
well, I was never a big fan of female wrestling, but I like this funky magazine cover!
95.00Buy
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YOGI BERRA 'BASEBALL HERO' comic book
YOGI BERRA 'BASEBALL HERO' comic book
Yogi Berra made baseball history as the star catcher for the New York Yankees in the 1950s and 60s. His athletic achievements, in addition to his engaging personality, his quirky appearance, and modest upbringing as the son of Italian immigrants brought him many product endorsements, celebrity status, and considerable fame. This magazine, published by Fawcett and created in the style of a comic book, illustrates his youth and his early days with the NY Yankees. Original price 10 cents.
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YOGI BERRA DAY at Yankee Stadium pinback
YOGI BERRA DAY at Yankee Stadium pinback
Vintage pinback button issued on April 14, 1964 when Yogi Berra was honored by the New York Yankees on opening day at Yankee Stadium. Berra became a player-manager that season and this souvenir pin was given out to fans. Most of the time these lithograph pins are found either scratched or the paint chipped in areas. This one is just about perfect with Yogi’s smile never looking so good (too bad they fired him after the Yanks lost Game 7 of the World Series!!).
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Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising cigarette lighter
Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising cigarette lighter
Here is one of the finest post-WWII baseball cigarette lighters ever manufactured, the rare 1950s Yoo-Hoo advertising cigarette lighter manufactured by Rosen-Nesor of New York City. It features gold-like faceplates set against a chrome finish. On the front is the familiar Yoo-Hoo company logo. This is a well-made lighter utilizing a then-new and, at the time, expensive etching process. While many lighters manufactured by Rosen-Nesor featured decals applied on the surface, the graphics on this one are engraved where you can run your fingers across and feel the raised text and etched graphics.

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Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising matchbook cover with Mickey Mantle
Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising matchbook cover with Mickey Mantle
beautifully preserved Yoo-Hoo advertising matchbook cover featuring Mickey Mantle as spokesperson
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Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising matchbook cover with Yogi Berra
Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising matchbook cover with Yogi Berra
beautifully preserved Yoo-Hoo advertising matchbook cover featuring Yogi Berra as spokesperson
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Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising matchbook with Mickey Mantle
Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising matchbook with Mickey Mantle
beautifully preserved Yoo-Hoo advertising matchbook featuring Mickey Mantle; this matchbook is complete with matches and unused/unstruck
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Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising matchbook with Yogi Berra
Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising matchbook with Yogi Berra
beautifully preserved Yoo-Hoo advertising matchbook featuring Yogi Berra; this matchbook is complete with matches and unused/unstruck
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Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising sign autographed by Yogi Berra
Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink advertising sign autographed by Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra for Yoo-Hoo advertising sign autographed by Yogi Berra of the NY Yankees. Outstanding!! A smiling Yogi Berra adorned in his Yankees uniform and cap, proudly endorsing his favorite beverage.
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Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink bottle with Mickey Mantle bottle cap
Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink bottle with Mickey Mantle bottle cap
In the 1950s, NY Yankees baseball stars Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra became the official spokepersons for Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink. The Yoo-Hoo bottlers began stamping the bottle caps with likenesses of these 2 players and other Yankees as well. The Yoo-Hoo bottles and the bottle caps have become collectors' items. But presented here is a rarity - an unopened bottle of Yoo-Hoo with an intact Mickey Mantle bottle cap. This is the first I've seen in this condition and may be the only one in existence!
1500.00Buy
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Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink bottle with Whitey Ford bottle cap
Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink bottle with Whitey Ford bottle cap
an unopened bottle of Yoo-Hoo with an intact Whitey Ford bottle cap
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Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink bottle with Yogi Berra bottle cap
Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink bottle with Yogi Berra bottle cap
In the 1950s, NY Yankees baseball stars Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra became the official spokepersons for Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink. The Yoo-Hoo bottlers began stamping the bottle caps with likenesses of these 2 players and other Yankees as well. The Yoo-Hoo bottles and the bottle caps have become collectors' items. But presented here is a rarity - an unopened bottle of Yoo-Hoo with an intact Yogi Berra bottle cap. This is the first I've seen in this condition and may be the only one in existence!
1500.00Buy
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Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink lighted advertising display clock sign with Yogi Berra
Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink lighted advertising display clock sign with Yogi Berra
rare electric illuminated advertising clock for Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink endorsed by Yogi Berra of the NY Yankees
3500.00Buy
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Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink vinyl advertising sticker
Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink vinyl advertising sticker
large Yoo-Hoo paper-backed vinyl advertising logo sticker
195.00Buy
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"Bonnie Prudden's Fitness Book"
early hardcovered exercise book filled with photographs and illustrations and a wonderful intact dust jacket cover
195.00Buy
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"FOOTBALL PARADE of the YEAR 1947" home movie film
Castle Films "Football Parade of the Year 1947", a home projector film reel, in original box with excellent period football graphics
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"GUIDE TO NATURAL BOWLING" by Victor Kalman
Bowling has a long and rich history, and today is one of the most popular sports in the world. In the 1930s a collection of objects was discovered in a child's grave in Egypt that appeared to be used for a crude form of bowling. If this was correct, then bowling traces its ancestry to 3200 BC.
English, Dutch and German settlers all imported their own variations of bowling to America. The earliest mention of it in serious American literature is by Washington Irving, when Rip Van Winkle awakens to the sound of "crashing ninepins". The first permanent American bowling location probably was for lawn bowling, in New York's Battery area. Now the heart of the financial district, New Yorkers still call the small plot Bowling Green.
The game had its ups and downs in America. An 1841 Connecticut law made it illegal to maintain "any ninepin lanes", probably because bowling was the object of much gambling. This is why the current tenpin variety evolved.
By the late 1800s, tenpin bowling was prevalent in many states such as New York, Ohio and as far "west" as Illinois. However, details like ball weights and pin dimensions varied by region. On September 9, 1895, at Beethoven Hall in New York City, the American Bowling Congress was born. Soon standardization would be established, and major national competitions could be held.
Bowling technology took a big step forward about the same time. Balls used to be primarily lignum vitae, a very hard wood. But in 1905 the first rubber ball, the "Evertrue" was introduced, and in 1914 the Brunswick Corporation successfully promoted the Mineralite ball, touting its "mysterious rubber compound".
Now organized, with agreed upon standards, the game grew in popularity. In 1951 another technological breakthrough set the stage for massive growth. American Machine and Foundry Company (AMF, then a maker of machinery for the bakery, tobacco and apparel businesses) purchased the patents to Gottfried Schmidt's automatic pinspotter, and by late 1952 production model pinspotters were introduced. No longer did a proprietor have to rely on "pinboys".
Television embraced bowling in the 1950s, and the game's popularity grew exponentially. NBC's broadcast of "Championship Bowling" was the first network coverage of bowling. Coverage proliferated with shows like "Make That Spare", "Celebrity Bowling", and "Bowling For Dollars". In 1961, ABC became the first network to telecast competition of the Pro Bowlers Association. Successful promoter, agent and entrepreneur Eddie Elias founded the PBA, and with his leadership, the Pro Bowlers Tour became a hugely popular stalwart of ABC sports broadcasting. Joined later by telecasts of the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour (now the Professional Women's Bowling Association, PWBA) millions of Americans witnessed and became interested in the sport.
Today, the sport of bowling is enjoyed by 95 million people in more than ninety countries worldwide.

This fully illustrated AMF Guide to Natural Bowling was prepared by Victor Kalman, bowling editor of Sports Illustrated magazine, with the assistance of a board of 36 famous bowling experts in the late 1950s. This paperback book even has a no-questions asked money back guarantee if, after practicing the methods in this book for 3 months, you don't raise your average score by 20 pins!! Original price 35 cents.
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"Please! KEEP OFF THE GRASS" porcelain sign
interesting vintage porcelain sign asking people to "please! keep off the grass"; this may have been used at a golf course or park
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a fabulous old circus poster, a Borden's electric clock, vintage Wide World of Sports
a rare and complete Donald Duck bowling game and the Roger Maris baseball board game
Beatles magazines, sports magazines, and Yoo Hoo!
boxing magazines, 1964 World's Fair guide and drinking glasses
Chubby Checker Limbo Party LP on a rare Arne Jacobsen
the flying red horse is the Mobil gasoline pegasus, below is Ted Williams for Moxie soda
Yogi Berra for Doodle Oil, a Dracula movie poster, and more
   
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