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
Fro-joy Ice cream TCMA reprint