Monday, December 31, 2012

1909 Croft & Allen E92


Caramel cards in general are much rarer than tobacco cards of the era.The cards in this set measure 1 1/2" by 2 3/4". Advertising backs can be found for Dockman & Sons, Croft's Candy, Croft's Cocoa and Nadja The set contains poses identical to those in E101, E102, and E105.

The first and most common (E92-1) has John H. Dockman and Sons on back and says "50 Base Ball Players", but there are only 40 cards.
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 The second set (E92-2) from Philadelphia, has "Candy Crofts Croft and Allen Co." printed on the back. These Crofts Candy cards are found printed in one of 3 colors on back, Black (common), Blue (scarce), or Red (very scarce) and there are 50 in the set.
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The third set (E92-3) from Philadelphia, says "Crofts Swiss Milk Cocoa" and pictures a bottle of Cocoa. There are 50 in the set.
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The fourth and scarcest (E92-4), says Nadja Caramel on back. Nadja Caramels were manufactured by the Blake-Wenneker Candy Co. of St. Louis. The checklist is similar to other E92 sets except Nadja includes a group of St. Louis  AL and NL players not found in the other sets. There are 62 different cards known. They have captions is black.
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Chicago Cubs Checklist

Frank Chance 
Heinie Zimmerman 
Joe Tinker 
Johnny Evers

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Pricelist is different for every back


Dockman and Sons--Frank Chance --$1880nm
Dockman and Sons --Joe Tinker --$1620nm
Dockman and Sons--Heinie Zimmerman --$910nm

Crofts Candy--Frank Chance --$3450nm
Crofts Candy--Johnny Evers --$3450nm
Crofts Candy --Joe Tinker --$2815nm
Crofts Candy--Heinie Zimmerman --$1065nm

Crofts Cocoa--Frank Chance --$1650nm
Crofts Cocoa-- Johnny Evers --$3150nm
Crofts Cocoa--Joe Tinker --$1650nm
Crofts Cocoa--Heinie Zimmerman --$790nm

Nadja Caramel--Frank Chance --$1020nm
Nadja Caramel--Johnny Evers --$1020nm
Nadja Caramel--Joe Tinker  --$1020nm
Nadja Caramel--Heinie Zimmerman --$550nm

Friday, December 28, 2012

Cubs robbed in the 1910 World Series

YES! The sad truth is A's knew the cubs signals and were able to win not one but three games before Cubs figured it out. Check out below articles.



Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cubs Plow's Candy (1912) E300

This super rare set had some of the all time greats including Three Finger Mordecai Brown. Three Finger's  ERA was under 2.00 in all but one year from 1904 through 1910. Other Other cub greats include Johnny Evers and Joe Tinker here is the complete list of these cards

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Mordecai Brown- $4800 nm
King Cole- $3000 nm
Johnny Evers -$4800 nm
Solly Hofman -$3000 nm
Jimmy Sheckard -$3000 nm
Joe Tinker -$4800 nm

Take a good look at these photos and see if you can spot the Cubs home field west side park




















Actually it’s all three!


centerfielder Solly Hofman was one of the Chicago Cubs main cogs on their four pennant winning team from 1906 thru 1908 as well as 1910. Nicknamed “Circus Solly” because of his myriad of remarkable circus catches, Hoffman was also a formidable hitter and stellar base runner.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

2002 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence Sammy Sosa


Today on autograph Wednesday we will look into a Sammy Sosa 2002 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence. Randomly inserted into packs this card had a print run of 64. Sammy who was such a superstar doesn’t have as many signed cards as some of the other cub greats. 808 total cards signed with 689 being cub cards. This is a nice collection if you’re a Sosa fan like me this would be a good starting point.  

This card had a 2009 book price of 175 then I checked the more recent 2011 book and it went down to a 100. That’s a huge loss in such a short time, the market is tanking on most of these cards today.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Most of the cards have a limited print run here’s the checklist.

 
2002 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence Gold #SS4 Sammy Sosa-1
2002 Ultimate Collection Double Barrel Action #RS Manny Ramirez/Sammy Sosa-1
2002 Ultimate Collection Double Barrel Action #SM Sammy Sosa/Mark McGwire-1
2002 Ultimate Collection Double Barrel Action #SC Sammy Sosa/Fred McGriff-3
2002 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence #SS4 Sammy Sosa-21
2002 Ultimate Collection Game Jersey Tier 2 Gold #SS Sammy Sosa-30
2002 Ultimate Collection Game Jersey Tier 1 Gold #SS Sammy Sosa-50
2002 Ultimate Collection Patch Card Double Gold #MS Mark McGwire/Sammy Sosa-50
2002 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence #SS3 Sammy Sosa-54
2002 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence #SS2 Sammy Sosa-64 --card showing
2002 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence #SS1 Sammy Sosa-66
2002 Ultimate Collection Game Jersey Tier 1 #SS Sammy Sosa-99
2002 Ultimate Collection Game Jersey Tier 2 #SS Sammy Sosa-99
2002 Ultimate Collection Patch Card #SS Sammy Sosa-100
2002 Ultimate Collection Patch Card Double #MS Mark McGwire/Sammy Sosa-100
2002 Ultimate Collection Game Jersey Tier 3 #SS Sammy Sosa-199
2002 Ultimate Collection Game Jersey Tier 4 #SS Sammy Sosa-199
2002 Ultimate Collection #13 Sammy Sosa-799
2002 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence #SS5 Sammy Sosa Running
2002 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence #SS6 Sammy Sosa Holding Bat
2002 Ultimate Collection Signed Excellence #SS7 Sammy Sosa Throwing

Saturday, December 22, 2012

2009 UD Signature Stars last set for UD Baseball

2009 UD Signature Stars is a 210-card set released by Upper Deck in late-January, 2010. As with 2010 Upper Deck, when released this set was not licensed by MLB Properties. This was also the final Upper Deck product to feature USA Baseball players. I don’t think its right for one company like Topps to monopolize the market UD came up with a lot of original ideas which many were stolen.

Chicago Cubs Checklist

2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars #10 Alfonso Soriano
2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars #12 Aramis Ramirez
2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars #23 Carlos Zambrano
2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars #86 Rich Harden
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Signature Stars Has a parallel numbered to 170

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and of course I will save the best for last the autograph cards and this set has a ton of them here’s a few

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Starting after Christmas here at Vintage Cub cards I will start a new post every week about autograph or memorabilia which you may be interested in collecting. Merry Christmas everyone and go Cubs!



Friday, December 21, 2012

2009 Upper Deck Goudey SPs and Inserts

Happy Doomsday everybody hope everything is alright even if there is a huge blizzard up north. This part of the 2009 Upper Deck Goudey will feature the SP and Inserts so let’s dive in.

Chicago Cubs Checklist AUTOS

2009 Upper Deck Goudey Sport Royalty Autographs #RY Ryne Sandberg
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey Sport Royalty Autographs #RS Ron Santo
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey Autographs #GGRS Ron Santo
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Chicago Cubs Checklist MEM


2009 Upper Deck Goudey Memorabilia #GMRS Ryne Sandberg
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey Memorabilia #GMKW Kerry Wood
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey Memorabilia #GMDL Derrek Lee
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey Memorabilia #GMBW Billy Williams
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey Memorabilia #GMKF Kosuke Fukudome --Dont have

Chicago Cubs Checklist SP


2009 Upper Deck Goudey #233 Ryne Sandberg SR SP
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey #231 Ernie Banks SR SP
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey #211 Ryne Sandberg SP
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey #206 Ron Santo SP
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey #298 Carlos Zambrano HU SP
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey #292 Derrek Lee HU SP
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey #291 Alfonso Soriano HU SP
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey #265 Ernie Banks HU SP
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Chicago Cubs Checklist 4-1


2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #16 Ryne Sandberg/Dan Uggla/Chase Utley/Ian Kinsler
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #17 Ron Santo/Billy Williams/Alfonso Soriano/Carlos Zambrano
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #22 Ron Santo/Ryne Sandberg/Derrek Lee/Aramis Ramirez
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #33 Tim Lincecum/Edinson Volquez/Clayton Kershaw/Rich Harden
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #46 Albert Pujols/Derrek Lee/Prince Fielder/Lance Berkman
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #49 Joakim Soria/Jonathan Papelbon/Brad Lidge/Kerry Wood
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #55 Chipper Jones/David Wright/Garrett Atkins/Aramis Ramirez
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #56 Russell Martin/Brian McCann/Ryan Doumit/Geovany Soto
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #60 Joba Chamberlain/Rich Harden/Tim Lincecum/Justin Verlander
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #66 Carlos Zambrano/Rich Harden/Kosuke Fukudome/Geovany Soto
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #70 Evan Longoria/Alexei Ramirez/Geovany Soto/Jay Bruce
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #73 Alfonso Soriano/Derrek Lee/Aramis Ramirez/Geovany Soto
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #74 Daisuke Matsuzaka/Chien-Ming Wang/Kosuke Fukudome/Ichiro
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #85 Alex Rodriguez/David Wright/Aramis Ramirez/Evan Longoria
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2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-In-1 #91 Carlos Zambrano/Randy Johnson/Roy Halladay/Tim Hudson
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There are parallels for all these cards different color backs different borders and a number to /21 black series which is very hard to get.