LISTEN: “Sports Collecting with Tom Morgan” July 31, 2016

If you’re interested in sports collectibles outside of cards, you’ll want to listen to this show.  If you’re into cards, it’s still worth the listen.  Tom has giveaways every week.

The show is broadcast Sunday mornings on WMVP-AM out of Chicago.

Tom owns Triple Crown Trading Company in Naperville, IL and you can find his website here.

Click here to listen to the show.


TTM Success – Ara Parseghian

Kin Kinsley
July 31, 2016

I’m a guy that loves college football but probably couldn’t care less about the NFL.  I do get into pro football history, but the current game bores me.  I’m also into the history of the college football game and that’s one reason I’m so happy about this return from Ara Parseghian.

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TTM Success – Cale Yarborough

Kin Kinsley
July 30, 2016

This is the second of the seven returns that were in my mailbox Monday.  There were a couple of reasons that I sent to Cale Yarborough.  First, I wanted to add to my autograph collections of Indianapolis 500 drivers.  Also, I wanted to get his autograph for an autographed set project that I’m working on.  Continue reading

TTM Success – Dick Hughes

Kin Kinsley
July 30, 2016

When I checked my mail yesterday evening, there were SEVEN envelopes that I knew were through the mail autograph returns.  Over the next few days I’ll share them.

First of the returns is from Dick Hughes.  I didn’t know anything about him but after seeing on Sports Card Forum that he is a good signer, I picked up a couple of cards on COMC to send.

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Old School Ink: A Look Back in Time – 1948 Leaf Al “Ox” Wistert

By Brian Bennett
July 29, 2016

The 1948 Leaf football set is a very curious and historical set that is still highly sought out by collectors nearly seven decades later. Leaf and Bowman were the first cards produced after the end of WWII and both products would be released in 1948. Leaf had a total of 98 cards split up into two series (1-49 and 50-98), and it is believed that the second series had a much shorter print run, making it more scarce.

The ’48 Leaf cards are not the same size as your typical cards of today, as they measure at 2 3/8” by 2 7/8”. Overall, I am a fan of the design of these, as they feature bold colors of red, blue and yellow backgrounds with a thick white border. Each player is cut out and shown in bright colored jerseys and helmets, while their skin tone remains in black and white. Some cards are printed on a white cardstock, while others were printed on a more grey stock.

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