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
























11 comments:

  1. Wait, what? An auto of Ted Williams? That's awesome, and the other stuff is very cool too! Nice pickup!

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  2. Treasures indeed! Wow, I'm impressed. Congrats!

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  3. A bonanza, indeed! That Ted Williams auto is obviously fantastic, but I think my favorite of the lot might be that Johnny Bench postcard. Had no idea he owned a restaurant.

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  4. Very cool stuff. Gotta get excited whenever you add a Ted Williams autograph to your collection.

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  5. That Williams is really cool. Congrats!

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  6. This must have been a lot of fun to go to. I have a matchbook from Johnny Bench's Home Plate.

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  7. A Ted Wiiliams auto is a fantastic find!! That's one of my 'bucket list' items.

    Did you happen to get a Noodles Hahn card from that Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame set? I've been looking for one for my All-Time Teams set.

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