You never know about old baseball cards! One woman wanted to find out how much her Boston Red Stockings cards were worth. So, this past August she brought her family treasure to a taping of the Antiques Roadshow program in New York City.
The heirloom, passed down from her great-great-great grandmother, included 12 baseball cards, one picture, a letter, and an 1872 Red Stockings season pass.
So why do we care about the Boston Red Stockings? Who were they anyway? Let’s go back in history a little bit.
How can you go about purchasing baseball collectibles and memorabilia? One idea is to find the best sports memorabilia auction sites online and look over what they have out for bid in current and upcoming auctions.
In this article I’ll discuss several of the larger, more established online auction sites that regularly sell baseball collectibles and memorabilia.
Baseball cards in Cracker Jacks? Strange perhaps, but you can find both 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack Baseball Cards for sale on sites around the internet.
In fact, these mini-sized cards have become a highly sought-after prize for card collectors.
Actually, this combination isn’t so strange. Think about the song Take Me Out to the Ballgame, which we often sing as a crowd during the seventh inning stretch. One line says, “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack”.
The caramelized treat has been associated with baseball for many years.