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Just felt like posting this photo of a pile of vintage Reds cards today. What of it?! It’s been posted before, but who cares, right? Here’s another pile if your into that kinda thing.
Folks, this is what you’ve all be waiting for. Bernice “Baseball Card Granny” Gallego, who is in the possession of the world’s oldest baseball card, will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno – TONIGHT. Set you DVRs to: STUN. Oh, Wanda Sykes and Buckcherry will be on as well. I’m not which I am most excited about. WA-WHA.
Leno was unable to get George Clooney on the show, unfortunately.
Here’s a pretty funny story from the Hartford Courant about Bernice Gallego, an old lady who along with her husband own an antiques store. Among the piles of junk, they discovered a Peck & Snyder baseball card of the Cincinnati Red Stockings, circa 1870.
She’s not a baseball fan, but thought since the card was old, she could sell it on eBay for a few bucks. Initially, she listed it for $10, but later took it down when she realized it might be worth slightly more than that. While the value hasn’t been determined yet, some are saying it could go for as much as six figures.
Dear diary, Jackpot!
The article goes on to say that while Bernice was trying to figure out the value of the card, she put it in a sandwich bag and tacked it to her laundry room wall for safekeeping, evidently to keep it away from her pets who would have eaten it.
Now, if you’ll please excuse me, I’m off to an old lady’s garage sale to try to find stuff to sell on eBay for a massive profit.
One of my favorite old lines from the days of the Riverfront Stadium scoreboard. It’s only second to the 8bit Mr. Red Race.
I’m glad “Walks Will Haunt” has made the transition over to GABP. It makes me feel like a kid again every-time I see it – and I got to see it Saturday night when the Nationals intentionally walked Griffey late in the game.
Full disclosure – I have no clue who these folks are that are making the shirts. Just wanted to give them some props. Holla!
Local Reds fan Tom Winstel has had a baseball from the 1919 World Series passed down from him by Father and Grandfather. The ‘Black Sox’ scandal world series ball is the subject of this article on the Wall Street Journal Online. Though Winstel has no desire to sell the ball, it’s approximate value is in question due to lack of provence – or hard proof that it was actually used in play during the 1919 World Series. Experts deem the story likely given it’s markings, but no solid proof actually exists. Not long, but an interesting read from the collectors side of things.