Month: September 2012

Pin-ups!

It is fitting that the 1945 Mutoscope “Artists Pin Up Girls” set should be the only non-sports set in our inaugural auction.  This 64-card set, published at the height of the “pin-up girl” craze, features colorful drawings of scantily-dressed women, captioned by (not always particularly) humorous double-entendres describing the situation or pose in the drawing. …

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Stories

One of the greatest pleasures I’m taking out of researching and writing auction descriptions is learning about the long-lost stories they tell, and unearthing these amazing legends, seeing how they all fit together, and explaining it in the descriptions. This is Jimmy McAleer.  He was born in 1864 in Youngstown, Ohio, and at some point …

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1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski, PSA 7

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the featured item in our inaugural auction, something we hinted about last week:  A high-grade 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski. Known throughout the sports collecting hobby as the most coveted and valuable football card, this Nagurski has been graded NEAR MINT by PSA.  The Nagurski achieved its notoriety because it …

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Twelve Immortals.

Presented here is an outstanding artifact from a nearly forgotten episode in the history of wartime America: the War Bonds Jubilee event, presented on August 26 of 1943.  This is an original gelatin silver news service photograph documenting that event, with seven of the 12 living Hall of Famers as of 1943, plus three who …

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