Thursday, August 05, 2010

The National

It's that time of year again. Today is day 1 of the National Sports Collectors Convention, and all kinds of videos and pics are showing up on the web. I'll be spending the next few days tracking down as much as I can and posting them here. This year it is being held in Baltimore- the birthplace of Babe Ruth.

First, check out some of the videos already posted up on various blogs.
Now for some pics.

Something is wrong with this photo below. What is a Babe Ruth auto doing on the same shelf as this hyped rookie pitcher?

Here is a great little note written from a Hall of Famer to his pal.

This is probably the coolest thing I've seen so far.

Trading In Those Red Man's

Here is an eBay auction of one rare cap.

Imagine. It's 1955 and you are collecting the Red Man tobacco set of Baseball cards. You finally have amassed 50 cards and realize you have enough for a special prize. Check out the below picture of the back of one of the cards.
With 50 tabs cut from the bottom of the card you can receive a big league cap of your favorite team. You send them in and receive the Brooklyn Dodger cap seen here.

I have no idea how rare this is, but I can't believe many still exist; especially in this condition. It still retains a Redman Baseball Cap stamp on the inside band and looks like it has never been worn.