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    Baseball Card People

    I have a baseball card my father-in-law found in a box of his father-in-law's stuff. Anybody recognize this player? If you know about cards, can you tell me about this one or send me to a site where I can find out about it?
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    I guess I hadn't imagined that "M. Brown" was actually Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown. Wow.
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    That card is likely worth at least a couple hundred dollars. If it's in good condition or better, it could be worth substantially more than that.
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    Re: Baseball Card People

    Heres' a confirmation and some others for Brown.

    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/...p/~ammem_sYfo:

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    A very nice card - I've got one myself.
    eBay has a couple of them listed in their "Buy it Now" listing, both listed under "good" (which is basically a low-medium rating).
    This guy is one of the better dealers around - his prices are usually somewhat accurate.

    Another card, by the same dealer.

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    Even T206 common cards are rarities so it's a real treat to actually find a star, much less a Hall-of-Famer. As Cyclone noted, price is condition-sensitive. There appears to be one crease on the right of the card and a couple at the lower corners, and possibly some discoloration at the top (unless that's just compression artifacting). Need to see the corners though to hazard a guess at a real grade.
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    Thanks, guys. Mordecai crossed my mind, but whole vintage card thing is way out of my area of expertise.
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    Beckett lists the high book value as $350 (low $150). Value aside, that's a spectacular find and very well preserved!

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    Re: Baseball Card People

    Very nice card. A friend of mine has a two page letter written by Cy Young to his grandmother. Not sure if there is any value there, but I offered him a thousand for it. He promptly turned it down.

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    Re: Baseball Card People

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepred05 View Post
    Very nice card. A friend of mine has a two page letter written by Cy Young to his grandmother. Not sure if there is any value there, but I offered him a thousand for it. He promptly turned it down.
    If it has his signature on it, it has plenty of value

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    If it has his signature on it, it has plenty of value
    He signed it. It was written in his senior years while he was living in a nursing home. The grandmother had written him in hopes of visiting him, but he did not want to be remembered like he was at the time. It was a touching letter, although the handwriting was very shaky. At the time I fancied myself a collector, but the truth is a thousand dollars was a lot of money to me at the time. If I had any money at all, I would have offered ten thousand.


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