Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Estate Sale Bonanza

 My friend Pat's buddy called him about a guy that wanted to sell his sports collection.  We went over on a sunday evening to the house and met a 95 year old gentleman who has been collecting for awhile.  

Most of his collection was magazines and memorabilia but we struck a deal to take it all and unearthed some gems when we sorted through the mass of items.


Here are a few of the treasures we found.



This is a postcard from Johnny Bench's restaurant in Cincinnati.  It's now closed but I did get a chance to eat there a few times.


Quite a few autographs, but this is my favorite.


Among all the paper were ballots from all the All Star games.  This is from the 1970 game


Over a hundred decks of old playing cards


Art was a big Reds fan that included this auto of Sam Jethroe


This is one of the oldest cards, 1947 Exhibit


Lots of unusual cards


1975 TCMA


Fro-joy Ice cream TCMA reprint


Baseball Legends
























Part 3 - Rookies

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