player collection, purchases an old catcher's mitt, grabs a mess of kahn's cards, and buys an autographed photo then it's easy to see why. Well it's time to get back on track. I've had my eye on this card for a very long time. I know the back isn't in the greatest shape, but considering how well it's stood it for the past 105 years I won't complain. This is by far my favorite T206 that I have in my collection. I love the depiction of Bob Ewing on this card. The setting of a summer sun in the distance and lush green grass makes my heart long for July.
Ever since I started collecting baseball cards when I was ten years old, I never thought I would be able to have cards from the 50s, 60s and 70s in my collection, let alone tobacco cards. But now hat these cards now reside in my binders, I can say that it I would still take these cards any day over the latest and greatest cards that are produced. I don't know what it is about vintage cards that I like so much. Maybe it's because they harken back to a time when things were simpler. Or it could be that when I stare down at them I wonder about the journey they took from the time they first came out of their package to the moment they were placed into my binder. I'm sure if these old cards could talk, they would have some great stories to tell.
Friday, March 7, 2014
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Just thought my fellow collectors would like to read about this recent arrest of two men here in the Cleveland area that were busted for selling fake Ruth and Mantle cards. How dumb can you get?
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Red Cardboard did a weeks worth of Kahn's post last year and that got me thinking. Each year Kahn's distributes these at the ballpark to the first somethin thousand in attendance. I had always liked the sets for their simplicity and being an "oddball" type of set. I mean come on, who doesn't like weiners? Besides, Kahn's Big Red Smokeys where always a staple at my family reunions. Where was I? Oh yeah, so a few days back I came across a listing for thirteen different Kahn's Cincinnati Reds team sets 1988-1997, 2002-2003. I decided to put a bid in since that starting price was equal to a blaster of cards and to my surprise I was the only bidder for the lot. I couldn't be happier to add over 300 new Kahn's cards to my collection. I'm not quite sure yet if that makes me a winner...or a weiner.