Month: January 2016

Rare and Desirable Schmelzer’s Pins Ty Cobb – Newly Graded!

The Schmelzer’s Sporting Goods pinback button set is incredibly rare, with only a few dozen examples known of any player, and just five Ty Cobb examples known to exist.  The 1 1/4″ diameter pinback issue is among the most rare of all baseball pinback sets, the first baseball celluloid pinback issue to feature lithographic artwork …

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There’s cool…and then there’s COOL.

There are some collectibles that are fascinating and interesting, and there are others that are just too cool to properly describe, and this qualifies as one of them. Winning five consecutive AL West championships, the Oakland A’s of the early 1970s were one of the game’s most electrifying and dominant teams.  Their colorful nature was encouraged by …

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Pathe’ Freres Babe Ruth Collection

Pathe’ Records was an international record label and phonograph manufacturer based in France.  Originally in the business of manufacturing phonograph cylinders, the company began making traditional “disc” records in the early 1900s, and while a major company in France, was largely unsuccessful in making a dent in the United States market.  In 1920, the company …

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