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Acquisition-Based Identity

Shortly after our cross-country move it became financially necessary to sell my car. My wife was underemployed; I was unemployed. Following the sale, I experienced a sense of loss and grief. 522 more words


The theory of business...

There is no money in innovation…but there is money in repetition, mass production, improvement and the provision of an ‘essential’ (society’s perception of an essential). 12 more words

Life Thoughts

c. 1908 Jim Thorpe Postcard pair

Before beginning today’s blog entry, a quick update on the “Name That Player” contest: Keep the guesses coming (but please, try and include photographic proof).  We’ve gotten a lot of suggestions, but thus far just one or two that we think might be possibilities.   357 more words


CONTEST: Name The Player

Time for a contest.

In our upcoming auction, we’ll be featuring this absolutely spectacular postcard.  It depicts three players, horsing around on the baseball field during Spring Training, an image we feel truly illustrates the ideas behind “Love of the Game.” 515 more words


1935 National Chicle Nagurski

The 1935 National Chicle football set is undoubtedly one of the most popular and certainly one of the most important football sets ever manufactured.  The set contains some of the game’s bigest names, and includes the first card of virtually every key subject in the set.   272 more words


The Most Valuable Postwar Football Card

One of football card collecting’s most desirable rarities, the 1952 Bowman Large Jim Lansford serves as both the player’s rookie card, a short print, and the last card in the set.   156 more words


The "Miracle Weaver!"

In the spring of 1965, a young Pennsylvania boy was playing outside with his friends in the suburbs of Philadelphia, aimlessly wandering about.  They came upon the parking lot of a diner which was, evidently, a frequent place where the boys played.   361 more words