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CurtOne

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1395 on: November 17, 2022, 01:31:53 pm »
Good to know, Ron.  If I decide to sell I'll get back to you.

Reb

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1396 on: November 17, 2022, 03:45:45 pm »
Curt-1960 Topps cards are not worth that much, unless it’s a Mantle, Koufax, Clemente, etc.

Just looked up recent sales on Ebay and Ellsworth 1960 rookie card—from a very reputable seller and in near mint condition—sold for just $4.25.

And, near mint is unusual to have. Very few of my 1960 cards are near mint.

So, the value of this card is for you as a Cub fan.

CurtOne

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1397 on: November 17, 2022, 05:01:58 pm »
Reb, I have Mantle, Mays, Mantle and Mays together, Clemente, Koufax, Kilebrew, Yogi, Ford, Kubek, McCovey, Santo, Jenkins, Maris...I'd have to look to see how many big names. 

davep

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1398 on: November 17, 2022, 05:45:34 pm »
I collected baseball cards when young, and like most, my mother discarded all of them, including Ernie Banks rookie card.  However, there was one piece of memorabilia that I got later in life, and she didn't have the opportunity to destroy.

When I got out of the Air Force in 1976, I bought a house in Palos Heights.  The owner was a severe drunk lady that left chests of stuff in the basement when she moved out.  It turned out that she was the widow of the adopted son of Ray Schalk, the HOF catcher of the old Black Sox of 1919.  In the stuff she left behind was about fifty photos of the players he had played with (no baseball cards) many of them signed.  It included a team photo of the 1919 Sox.  It was interesting in the fact that each player had a hand written name across his chest, about half of them in the same hand, but probably the other half real autographs.  I had no interest in baseball memorabilia at that time, so I left them in a drawer of a dresser she had left behind.  When my daughter went to college 20 years later, she refinished the dresser to match her dorm room, and discarded all the contents.

If anyone has any idea of the actual value of something like that, please keep it to yourself.  I am still mourning my mother's burning of my mint Mad Magazine #1 while I was in the Air Force.

CurtOne

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1399 on: November 17, 2022, 06:07:25 pm »
Didn't you tell me once you had an Abner Doubleday rookie card he signed for you?

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1400 on: November 17, 2022, 08:11:08 pm »
Curt, I would probably be interested in seeing what you have…

Reb

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1401 on: November 17, 2022, 08:19:58 pm »
That’s great, Curt. Fun collection.

Of course, condition is everything. And, how the card was cut at the factory. A lot of those cards of that era are cut off-center in different ways.

davep

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1402 on: November 17, 2022, 08:20:02 pm »
Didn't you tell me once you had an Abner Doubleday rookie card he signed for you?

CurtOne is so dumb that when he heard that 80% of accidents happen in the home, he moved.

CurtOne

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1403 on: November 17, 2022, 10:44:17 pm »
Curt, I would probably be interested in seeing what you have…
  What I fear is what some have pointed out, condition matters.  I was a kid, not a collector, so I didn't know enough to put my cards in sleeves.  I think most of those I mentioned are in excellent condition but I don't how they will grade out.

CurtOne

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1404 on: November 17, 2022, 10:46:10 pm »
CurtOne is so dumb that when he heard that 80% of accidents happen in the home, he moved.
dave, I've refrained from responding to your "Curt is so dumb" taunts because I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.

Dave23

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1405 on: November 18, 2022, 07:51:43 am »
Curt, condition doesn’t matter much to me. I’m not interested in flipping them, nor am I interested in getting them graded.

I’m just a collector.

If you want, send me some pics, and I’ll give you some rough estimates on what you have, value-wise.

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Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1406 on: November 18, 2022, 09:18:20 am »
CurtOne is so dumb that he thinks that Taco Bell is a Mexican Phone Company.