Part of the Antique Athlete booth (Corey Leiby).
Beautiful stuff and great presentation.
Believed to be eyeglasses owned by Cy Young. they came with a Cy Young business card, but no strong provenance. Dealer was asking 400 dollars.
Showcase from one of my favorite booths. This dealer from Atlanta specializes in vintage game worn caps. Here you see 1920s Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers hats (both $2,000+).
The bats top to bottom are a Frank Frisch store model, possible Jocko Conlan gamer and George Selkirk lathe bat.
Oversized cabinet card at the booth of Terry Knouse.
Amazing board game -- I had never seen it before. I believe the asking price was 11-thousand dollars.
Part of the very classy display at the booth of Mechanick's Historical Gallery.
Some of the better gloves and boxes on display at the booth of Brett Lowman.
This was a very friendly booth to stop by and have a chat.
A lot of glove collectors were drooling over these boxes. Not sure where this dealer was from.
These two photos show some of the hundreds of game bats (and some game gloves too) that dealer Scott Goodman just picked up from a longtime equipment manager.
Gorgeous Johnny Vander Meer glove box at the booth of Brett Lowman.
Leon Luckey of net54 and type card collecting fame -- what a nice guy!
Speaking of nice guys, here's Matt Hart, who's become well known to bat collectors. I've been talking and writing to Matt for years, and it's nice to finally put a face to the name.
Here's a wide shot of Matt's booth -- so much great stuff -- how about that huge silver basketball trophy on top of the yellow case on right?!
Previously unknown Atlanta Southern League card, one of several from the set being offered by dealer Terry Knouse. It's similar to a cabinet card, but square and thinner. At last check Terry had sold two of these -- doesn't get much more rare than this card.
More from the Antique Athlete booth.
1958 KC Monarchs Negro League Pennant.
More from Terry Knouse -- Old Mill cabinet card.
Tip Top Baltimore Orioles card at the table of Leon Luckey.
Two shots of the huge collection of Sporting News/Sport Magazine photo archives collection of John Rogers. With a lot of patience some real treasures could be found. I came up with about eight photos that I absolutely love for 25 dollars each.
Not very good photography on my part, but a Kalamazoo Bats card on far left, center row.
Just a small sampling of some amazing Reds bats from the Diamond Sports Company from the Cincinnati area.
Game jerseys from the same dealer -- those are Bobby Tolan and Jim McGlothlin flannels on the right.
One of the coolest postcards I saw at the show -- Rabbit Maranville (asking price of 750 dollars).
Seven Babe Ruth All American photos -- each one autographed.
Would have loved to have purchased this silk premium -- great condition in a beautiful frame (35-hundred dollars).
Another of those rare Atlanta cards -- my favorite of the poses.
Stunning statue, probably from the 60s -- 400 dollars, my guess is it will be sold before the end of the show!
Two shots from the incredible game used bat display of John Taube.
Four Ulmann postcards, including Mathewson and McGinnity.
This is a little known Wilkes Barre set featuring the card in the top left of manager Tony Lazzeri.
Early ( I believe 1909) tri fold postcard from the World Series.
Noted bat dealer Zane Burns holding a 1951 Roy Campanella World Series bat. Of course the Dodgers lost to the Giants in a playoff that year, so H&B Xed out the World Series notation.
Another shot of the John Rogers archives collection. The boxes of photos just keep going and going and...
A couple more photos from the Diamond Sports Company booth.
A Spalding die-cut display ad sold by Brett Lowman right at the start of the show.
At the bottom of this photo you can see copies of John Graham's new baseball glove book. I highly recommend it -- the photos are amazing and include plenty of gloves and boxes that I bet many people have never seen before. The price - 30 dollars. John is a great guy to talk to, and while I was at the booth he spun a few great yarns about his collecting adventures.
Dave Bushing modeling a pretty wild looking glove.
My wife's favorite photo --
packs a plenty!
And a little more from Antique Athlete.