Originally called The Big Thing, in 1967, Chicago was also known as Chicago Transit Authority, before settling on the name Chicago in 1969. Consisting of original members Robert Lamm, James Pankow, Lee Loughnane, Terry Kath, Walt Parazaider, Peter Cetera and Danny Seraphine, this jazz-oriented rock group moved to Los Angeles in the late 1960’s.
So I got creative! I added one old baseball card to each baggie. Sure, I neglected to remember that the average 6th grader really doesn’t have much interest in vintage baseball cards.
The T206 series contains Vintage baseball cards Hall of Fame members such as Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, and of course the Honus Wagner. The back of the cards contained advertisements for the tobacco products the cards were placed in. Piedmont and Sweet Caporal were two of the most popular advertisements found on the back of the T206 cards.
A good rule of thumb is to take the midpoint between high and low book value, and multiply by.50 (50%). Using a quick example, let’s suppose the high book value of your card is $20, the low value $8. The midpoint is $14. Fifty percent of $14 is $7, which is just below low book value. If this seems unfair, remember what we mentioned above. The dealer intends to resell the card at a profit. Be fully aware of this before selling to a dealer.
Topps baseball card folder have been popular for years and if you wish to get a set for yourself, all you have to do is get it shipped to you. Sounds too good to be true? Well, actually you can do this now, thanks to the online dealers who sell these products. Earlier people use to get these cards when they bought things like cigarettes or chewing gum of certain brands. When these started becoming popular, printing technology was not very advanced and hence the pictures of the players were not as good as they are now. However, older cards are rarer and thus collectors are often willing to pay a higher price to get one of these prized possessions.
But League Park hasn’t been completely forgotten. On April 24, the Cleveland Blues (the city’s vintage baseball cards team) and the League Park Society are celebrating the 100th anniversary of this storied ballpark with a vintage baseball cards doubleheader and tours of the grounds.
Using meetup.com is very easy. Their website is very intuitive and there are only a handful of steps to register and announce your group. All groups are searchable by topic and location. The organizer is provided with ample space to explain the group’s purpose and it is critical that your purpose is clear and that your invitation to join the group, compelling. If there are other groups like yours already operating in your area, you may just consider attending one of those meetings and not trying to re-create the wheel.
Those are just some of the reasons that collectors like to buy their baseball cards by the box. Whatever your reasons might be, baseball card collecting is a great hobby that you can enjoy for a lifetime.