“Other” Sports and Non-Sport Pickups

I was setting up at a card show this past Saturday, so I took Friday afternoon off from work to finish up on some things.  It had been a few months since I’d stopped at Anything Goes, a gift shop about a mile from where I live.  While it’s a privately owned gift shop, Doug has some cards and other items in there.

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He was out of the shop at the time, but Mary let me search through some boxes that he had in his display cases.  I found some cards that intrigued me and were also at a small price.  I didn’t know anything about them other than they were old tobacco cards and likely from the late 1920s-mid 1930s.

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Adding to the intrigue a small amount was the fact that Player’s has been involved in open wheel racing for years.  I’ve enjoyed racing since I was young and that put me over the top.  I was able to pick up all of the cards pictured for $16.  I didn’t know much about them and still don’t.  I’ve done a small amount of research already and haven’t found much, yet.  I took a look at COMC last night and saw some of these cards for sale at prices close to what I paid.

I’m going to do more research on these in the coming weeks.  If you’re interested, keep an eye out.  I’ll be posting more about them.  This is my own real-life episode of American Pickers, except I bought my items not knowing anything about the.

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