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
Wait, what? An auto of Ted Williams? That's awesome, and the other stuff is very cool too! Nice pickup!ReplyDelete
Treasures indeed! Wow, I'm impressed. Congrats!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Very cool stuff. Gotta get excited whenever you add a Ted Williams autograph to your collection.ReplyDelete
That Williams is really cool. Congrats!ReplyDelete
Looks like a great pickup!ReplyDelete
This must have been a lot of fun to go to. I have a matchbook from Johnny Bench's Home Plate.ReplyDelete
Pretty jealous!! Great finds.ReplyDelete
A Ted Wiiliams auto is a fantastic find!! That's one of my 'bucket list' items.ReplyDelete
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.