March 25, 2021: Spring Auction
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Offered is an intriguing accumulation of vintage card-collecting publications, early newsletters and magazines, including a nearly complete run of 1970s Trader Speaks magazines, one of the pioneering publications for a hobby on the brink of unfathomable expansion. The group also features the early American Card Catalogs, The Sports Collectors Bible and the Sport Americana Baseball Card Checklist, historic books that helped usher in the aforementioned hobby expansion in the 1980s. Also included is a nifty batch of Gillette All-Star Ballots from early 1970s, all virtually as issued and unpunched. Here’s the breakdown: Hobby Publications and Catalogs: 1) 1967 American Card Catalog, 224 pages, Fair; 2) 1970s Ballcard Collector newsletter (6), mostly Excellent, with a few below; 3) 1973 Sports Fan, VG-Ex; 4) 1973 Traders Monthly newsletter, 12 pgs., Ex; 5) 1973 Baseball Cards by Gar Miller, 24 pgs., Ex-Mt; 6) 1975 The Sports Collectors Bible, 380 pgs., Ex-Plus; 7) 1978 Sport Americana Baseball Card Checklist, 100 pgs., presents Ex-Mt but with a few pages loose from spine; 8) 1983 Baseball Card Hobby Report from Renata Galasso, World’s Largest Hobby Card Dealer, inaugural issue, Vol. 1 No. 1, 102 pgs., with pristine T206 reprint insert at the center, with 40 unperforated T206 reprints (Ex-Mt); 9) Half dozen (6) other miscellaneous pubs, including The Sport Hobbyist (2), The Collector Talks (1974), Sports Collectors News, and the Chicagoland Sports Collectors Association Membership Roster (1980); 10) High-grade run (84) of The Trader Speaks from 1970-82 as follows (no duplication) – 1970, 1972 (20), 1973 (all 12), 1974 (all 12), 1975 (10), 1976 (2), 1979 (4), 1980 (10), 1981 (all 12), and 1982 (9); 1970s Gillette All-Star Game Ballots (127, unperforated, mostly Near-Mint) – 1970 (74), 1972 (45) and 1973 (8).
Massive 1970s and 1980s Hobby Pubs Collection, Catalogs, All-Star Ballots (230)
Massive 1970s and 1980s Hobby Pubs Collection, Catalogs, All-Star Ballots (230)
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $288
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
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