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EPHEMERA
derived from the word "ephemeral" [definition: lasting only one day; short-lived; transitory]...

in other words, items that were originally meant to be discarded but have miraculously survived the decades; post cards, greeting cards, matchbook covers, advertisements, leaflets, brochures, etc.
 
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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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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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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Campbell's Tomato Soup can on shopping bag by Andy Warhol
Campbell's Tomato Soup can on shopping bag by Andy Warhol
Who else but Andy Warhol would use a shopping bag as a canvas...?

Warhol was well known for his 'pop art' images of everyday objects such as Campbell's Soup cans, Brillo boxes, and Volkswagons. Through these images, and the shopping bag in particular, Warhol was making a statement about the "consumer-ization" of America.

These screenprinted shopping bags were published at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in October 1966. This example is an outlandish orange, red, blue and purple tomato soup can, professionally mounted and framed to 23" x 30".
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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 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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pair of Sprite soda die cut cardboard advertising signs
pair of Sprite soda die cut cardboard advertising signs
Pair of die cut and double sided Sprite soda cardboard advertising signs, string hung with the shield logo. Great color with the original string. You don't see these too often. Sprite was bottled by Coca-Cola.
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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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TELEVISION WEEK magazine - Elvis Presley cover
TELEVISION WEEK magazine - Elvis Presley cover
a very young [and sober?] Elvis Presley appears on the cover of this 1956 TV program guide
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"GODZILLA" movie poster
incredible Godzilla movie poster: Italian, dated 1956: Jewell Enterprises: linen-backed. This Italian version of the poster is considered to have the finest artwork of any of the Godzilla posters.
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"Brillo" by Andy Warhol
"Brillo" by Andy Warhol, first edition serigraph published by Poster Originals in New York. A superb example of early Pop Art, this poster introduced Warhol's works at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1970.
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"Negro" Halloween card
Outrageous ten-cent Halloween greeting card by Hallmark. The lively graphics, the rich colors, its minty condition, and the unabashed use of "ebonics" ("DOES AH WISH YO` ALL A HAPPY HALLOWEEN? WELL, SHO` NUFF!") make this a valuable memento for collectors of negro ephemera.
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"Negro" postcard
two "Negro" children enjoying a huge slice of watermelon on this delightful vintage postcard
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"That Girl Gina" (Lollobrigida) magazine
small sized magazine chock full of sexy Gina Lollobrigida pix
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1939 New York World's Fair postcard set
1939 New York World's Fair postcard set
lovely set of souvenir postcards from the 1939 New York World's Fair in mailing envelope with awesome graphics and illustration of the trylon and perisphere
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1939 World's Fair first day covers
1939 World's Fair first day covers
two different first day covers dated April 1 1939 commemorating the opening of the New York World's Fair
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1939 World's Fair souvenir
1939 World's Fair souvenir "poster stamps"
sheet of 54 souvenir stamps from the 1939 World's Fair in New York; unusual to find in this condition
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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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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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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 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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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 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!
395.00Buy
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ATOMIC spaceship sewing needle case
ATOMIC spaceship sewing needle case
wonderful graphics of a 1950s couple sitting on a rocket ship flying through space on both sides of this sewing needle case made in Japan; from the early days of space exploration
175.00Buy
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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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Barbie and Skipper dolls tiny sister Tutti Palmolive Soap offer
Barbie and Skipper dolls tiny sister Tutti Palmolive Soap offer
Here are 4 bars of original Palmolive soap from the 1960s. Included in the original packaging is a paper wrapper that reads "Barbie and Skipper's tiny sister Tutti says... 13 cents off regular price of these 4 bath size bars - plus Tutti - a doll of an offer for only 1.75 and three Palmolive soap wrappers. Offer expires Feb. 28, 1967." Quite possibly the only example of this in existence. A rare Barbie tie-in product for the advanced collector.
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Beatles 45 rpm record
Beatles 45 rpm record
"And I Love Her"/"If I Fell" single 45 rpm Capitol recording of two of The Beatles` most famous love songs, in appealing original aquatinted cover
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Beatles postcard
Beatles postcard
great vintage postcard of the lads from Liverpool wearing their groovy lapel-less suits against an orange background with facsimile signatures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr
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Beatles sheet music
Beatles sheet music
'I Saw Her Standing There' by The Beatles sheet music
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BLACKSTONE cigar envelope
BLACKSTONE cigar envelope
suited, silhouetted, and smoking gentleman on this lithographed heavy paper stocked Blackstone cigar envelope..."Smoked from Maine to Mexico"
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Elvis Presley playing card-size calendar
Elvis Presley playing card-size calendar
At the height of Elvis Presley`s career in 1968, RCA produced these full color calendars featuring a photographic head shot and facsimile autograph of "the King". Every young girl`s wallet featured Elvis in the first slot and her boyfriend next. I have a few dozen of these; let me know how many you want!
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ice cream sandwich advertising decal sign
ice cream sandwich advertising decal sign
vintage point-of-purchase store advertising decal sign for ice cream sandwich
195.00Buy
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JFK birthday party invitation
JFK birthday party invitation
rare and important program/invitation to JFK's scandalous star-studded Madison Square Garden birthday celebration at which Marilyn Monroe sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President"...
after this evening, party guests and the media, and eventually, the American public, figured that President Kennedy and Marilyn were probably "doing it"
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JFK campaign brochure
JFK campaign brochure
the handsome and hopeful young senator looks toward the future on this wonderful campaign brochure with the headline "A Time For Greatness"
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JFK campaign card
JFK campaign card
by filling out this card with your name and address and sending it in you were pledging to "Join the Call to Victory Campaign to Elect Senator John F. Kennedy President"
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JFK campaign decal
JFK campaign decal
rarely seen decal for the 1960 Kennedy campaign
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JFK campaign postcard
JFK campaign postcard
John F. Kennedy was, without a doubt, one of our country`s finest looking politicians. His campaign team knew this all too well and made sure to feature his smiling face on a wide array of materials. Here is a lovely head-shot photo-postcard of the smiling and formally attired JFK that simply states "Vote for John F. Kennedy / PRESIDENT / Nov. 8, 1960"
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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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JFK first day cover
JFK first day cover
first day cover dated May 29, 1964, Boston, Mass., commemorating John F. Kennedy / 1917-1963 / 35th President of the United States
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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!!
895.00Buy
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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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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 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 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
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Mickey Mouse bubble gum wrapper
Mickey Mouse bubble gum wrapper
rare and desirable vintage Mickey Mouse bubble gum wrapper with incredible Disney graphics
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original Woodstock Music Festival unused 3 day ticket
original Woodstock Music Festival unused 3 day ticket
Woodstock was a music festival, billed as An Aquarian Exposition, held at Max Yasgur's 600 acre dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel is 43 miles southwest of the village of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County.

The festival exemplified the counterculture of the late 1960s/early 1970s and the "hippie era". Thirty-two of the best-known musicians of the day appeared during the sometimes rainy weekend in front of nearly half a million concertgoers. Although attempts have been made over the years to emulate the festival, the original event has proven to be unique and legendary. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest moments in popular music history and was listed on Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.

Presented here is an incredible original unused ticket to the Woodstock Music Festival.
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OWL cigar envelope
OWL cigar envelope
heavy paper stock envelope for an Owl Hand Made 5 Cent Cigar featuring a wise old owl perched atop a cigar...hey, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, you know what I mean?
175.00Buy
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pair of Kennedy for President and Johnson for Vice President campaign posters
pair of Kennedy for President and Johnson for Vice President campaign posters
incredible original pair of early Kennedy/Johnson campaign posters
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Parliament and Newport cigarette boxes
Parliament and Newport cigarette boxes
one Parliament and one Newport box, both empty, from the 1960s... remember these?
95.00Buy
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Popeye
Popeye "pop-ice" frozen popsicles advertising display sign
sturdy corrugated cardboard point-of-purchase advertising display header sign for pop-ice frozen popsicles, endorsed by Popeye so you know they gotta be good, original special price 19 cents each
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Popsicle advertising display sign
Popsicle advertising display sign
colorful die-cut cardboard easel-backed advertising display sign for Popsicle..."100% Pure...Refreshing...5 cents"
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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).
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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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Swanson TV dinner box
Swanson TV dinner box
empty box which once contained a Swanson chicken pie frozen TV dinner, originally 3 for a dollar
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Texaco gas station FIRE CHIEF advertising display sign
Texaco gas station FIRE CHIEF advertising display sign
Rare surviving vintage cardboard display poster sign from a Texaco gasoline station advertising a fire engine truck toy helmet for $3.98. Batteries included!!
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Texaco gas station FIRE ENGINE advertising display sign
Texaco gas station FIRE ENGINE advertising display sign
rare surviving vintage cardboard display poster sign from a Texaco gasoline station advertising a fire engine truck toy for $3.98
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Topps BEATLES COLOR PHOTOS trading cards display box
Topps BEATLES COLOR PHOTOS trading cards display box
In the mid-sixties, at the height of the Beatles' popularity, Topps [the makers of the baseball cards] manufactured and distributed non-sports trading cards of the fab four. This empty box with terrific graphics and photos once held 24 five-cent wax packs of Beatles "Color Photos" trading cards plus, of course, a stick of bubble gum in each pack!!
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Topps BEATLES COLOR PHOTOS trading cards wrapper
Topps BEATLES COLOR PHOTOS trading cards wrapper
Picture this, if you will...it`s 1964 -- a kid goes into the neighborhood candy store and buys a pack of these cards for a nickel. As he opens the pack, instead of crumpling up the wrapper and throwing it away, he decides that it is worth saving. He is, after all, a child with an artistic sensibility, and he likes the picture. He carefully unfolds the wrapper and places it between the pages of an encyclopedia for safekeeping.

No, my friends, this is not an autobiography, just a guess at how this delicate wrapper may have survived in such fine condition. A companion piece to the Topps Beatles Color Photos display box, this wrapper once held five Topps Beatles trading cards and a stick of gum.
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Tums advertising calendar
Tums advertising calendar
a lovely bird illustration adorns this 1943 Tums advertising calendar distributed by a local pharmacy
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TV Guide magazine - Batman cover
TV Guide magazine - Batman cover
One of the two all-time champion comic book heroes, Batman became a 1960s icon and television star. On January 12, 1966, ABC television aired the first episode of Batman, starring Adam West as the "Caped Crusader". Here is a stunning example of Batman's first appearance on a TV Guide cover, issue dated March 26 - April 1, 1966.
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TV Guide magazine - Monkees cover
TV Guide magazine - Monkees cover
TV Guide magazine featuring rock 'n' roll group The Monkees
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TV Guide magazine - Mrs. John F. Kennedy cover
TV Guide magazine - Mrs. John F. Kennedy cover
It has been said that television was greatly responsible for JFK's victory over Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential race. The Kennedy-Nixon debates were the first ever to be televised and the American public favored the handsome young Kennedy over the sneering, idiosyncratic Nixon. America also fell in love with their glamorous new first lady. This is her first appearance on the cover of TV Guide with others to follow.
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TV Guide magazine - Star Trek cover
TV Guide magazine - Star Trek cover
TV guide magazine from 1967 with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek on the cover
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TV guide magazines - Jerry Mathers/Leave it to Beaver covers
TV guide magazines - Jerry Mathers/Leave it to Beaver covers
A pair of two different hard-to-find local TV Guides, both of which feature Jerry Mathers in Leave It To Beaver on the cover. The first is the August 9, 1959 issue of a Portland, Oregon TV Prevue; the second is the January 2, 1960 issue of an Indianapolis TV News.

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TV Times - Andy Griffith/Ron Howard (Opie) cover
TV Times - Andy Griffith/Ron Howard (Opie) cover
A hard-to-find copy of the November 25, 196-? issue of the Los Angeles Times TV TIMES guide, which features a great full-color Andy Griffith/Ron Howard (Opie) cover.
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TV WEEK magazine - Jerry Mathers /Leave it to Beaver cover
TV WEEK magazine - Jerry Mathers /Leave it to Beaver cover
A hard-to-find copy of the February 18, 1961 issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune TV Week guide which features Jerry Mathers of Leave It To Beaver on the cover.


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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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VENTURE INTO SPACE booklet
VENTURE INTO SPACE booklet
The United States space program began in the mid-1950s when the Air Force began working on satellite systems for reconnaissance efforts and for scientific advancement. It was a widely held belief that the country which first made significant achievements in space travel would be recognized as the world leader in military and scientific pursuits.

Many feel that the United States did not exploit its initial postwar advantage over Soviet technology. There is evidence to support the conclusion that American science could have pushed the nation into the space age ahead of the Russians. The key event was the successful launch of a satellite, and the U.S. failed to take the initiative. There would have been enormous advantages to such an undertaking: enhanced national prestige, a lead in the space race, and benefits to national security. The U.S. was dismayed when the Soviets put up Sputnik in October 1957 and in the furor that followed, an epidemic of 'space fever' swept our nation.

At the height of the space race, the American Oil Company published this beautifully illustrated informational booklet. As the title suggests, it deals with outer space and our attempts to explore and conquer this vast and unknown territory. When unfolded, it becomes a huge wall-size poster.
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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.
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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.
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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 vinyl advertising sticker
Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink vinyl advertising sticker
large Yoo-Hoo paper-backed vinyl advertising logo sticker
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"BEACH PARTY" movie poster
Beach Party one-sheet movie poster. This was a 1963 American International comedy starring Bob Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, and Morey Amsterdam, and featured Dick Dale and the Del Tones. This movie has achieved cult classic status especially in the surfing community and the movie poster is a favorite among collectors. Wonderfully colorful and lively graphics.
1295.00Buy
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"DARE" magazine
Small format magazine with sexy pin-up girls and articles on "SEX, HYSTERIA, and MARS INVADES EARTH!" October 1954 issue, original price 10 cents.
125.00Buy
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"Diet and Calorie Guide" (Cyd Charisse cover)
small sized promotional magazine for Hollywood bread; excellent Cyd Charisse cover with 1950's graphics
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"Negro" matchbook cover
delightful matchbook cover advertising a motel in Honolulu with incredible graphics of a 'stereotypical' black man proclaiming "Man dat sho was good!"
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Beatles magazines, sports magazines, and Yoo Hoo!
   
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