View Full Version : Let's See Some Recent Acquisitions

03-29-2006, 10:43 PM
We need more show and tell here. I picked up 12 pennants yesterday at the local antique mall...5 were baseball...two really nice Kansas City A's, 3 Bazooka pennants...a Wm Volker Tiger Cubs Pennant??? What is that? Anyone know? and the rest were all NFL c1970's pennants.

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03-30-2006, 07:57 AM
Wm. Volker was a manufacturing company out of Kansas, MO. A lot of their buildings still stand and have been converted to high class offices and condos. I'm guessing it was just their factory team

03-30-2006, 11:53 AM
Thanks Jamie...I tried Google and couldn't find anything...That makes sense since there were two A's, and Two Chiefs pennants in the lot I bought.

03-30-2006, 12:23 PM
Here's a few of my pick-ups. I also managed to complete a 30 year run of Red Sox schedules (1977-2006). I'm trying to go back to 1943- the year my dad was born.

03-30-2006, 01:52 PM
Not a major find, but did acquire 13 of the 24 '69 Topps Team Posters at an estate auction Friday..I always liked these, bright colors, several star players pictured on most-make great display items..Slide, those are some great KC pennants!

03-31-2006, 05:53 AM
Some additions to my pinback collection and a Cubs pennant. I'm particularly excited about the Red Sox pin C 1910. It was in a strange place on ebay and a real bargain for $9.00. P. Muchinsky said he doesn't have it, which makes it scarce in my book.

03-31-2006, 09:37 AM
Mike, nice pickup....I've never seen the Red Sox pinback before. A steal at $9. Interesting that around 1910 the whole country was using that prase "Oh You"...it was quite a phenomenon for the time considering that there was no radio or TV. I love that Orange Cubbies pinback also.

03-31-2006, 11:28 AM
Like the pins A LOT mike. Nice assortment. I think the Red Sox pin is huge pickup for only $9.

03-31-2006, 03:24 PM
Thanks fellas. I was leaving on vacation during that auction and had to bid with four days to go. I was certain someone would snipe it (I do a bit of that from time to time). It closed for with no additional bids. It has a paper perfections cigarette ad on the back. The others are all ebay pickups as well.

03-31-2006, 03:44 PM
Are you moving your focus to pinbacks or have you been collecting them a while now?

03-31-2006, 04:18 PM
Here is my most recent add. Pretty excited about it. It's only the 2nd cadet collar uni with detachable sleeves that I have seen anywhere in the past 5 years.


03-31-2006, 09:02 PM
I'm a bat guy, but with Gehrig gloves being as rare as they are I had to have it.

03-31-2006, 11:28 PM
Wow! Love the Gehrig glove. Can you tell us a little bit more about where it came from?

04-01-2006, 07:40 AM
I've picked up pinbacks here and there for quite a while, but I've been looking for them a bit more over the past year. I like the look, variety, and value of them. I believe there are a lot of bargains in pinbacks when you consider the scarcity relative to cards. Every year or two I seem to glom onto some niche I didn't focus on before. I like variety in my collection and enjoy learning about new areas.

My true love will always be bats however.

That is a GREAT Gehrig mitt. I love gloves also, but have peared my collection down from 150 to 50 or so. I still pick up nice gloves when I find them, but avoid the marginal gloves. There was a time where anything pre 1970 would go into the collection...ha ha.

04-01-2006, 04:46 PM
I'm the same way with my collection...I like variety because I like to display items, and it's a much more interesting display to see variety....as far as adding gloves goes I'm still not picky enough I guess...I still like "old", but when I was offered this lot last thursday for $75 I couldn't say no.

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Some highlights in the lot are a Johnny Pesky Rawlings model and an extremely nice Mantle MM9 Model with no ink on it and in almost like new condition. I haven't identified the team on the ball yet...It's a Giles NL ball with Don Cardwell....most of the other names I can't make out.

04-01-2006, 09:08 PM
Great lot, particularly at that price. Who is on the bat?

04-02-2006, 11:03 AM
Another Nellie Fox....My third. Although in my defense this one has the 1950-60 labelling and my other two are c1960's. :D

04-02-2006, 11:06 AM
I forgot to add that this lot came from a garbageman...This is all stuff that people have thrown away in the last few years. Proof that some people's trash is other people's treasure.

04-04-2006, 03:00 PM
Also picked this one up for the collection. I love the size of the handle. I couldn't imagine batting with it.

04-04-2006, 05:40 PM
Sweet Jackson Type bat...who is the maker? And how much did you have to give for it...if you don't mind my asking?

04-05-2006, 12:22 AM
The bat was included with a mix of other items. I paid just under 900 after BP. Its a Zinn Beck bat.