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"MY PAL" Basket Ball Scouting 1936
1 - View all Chip Hilton - Clair Bee
1 -All Tip Top Weekly Basket Ball Issues
1- All High School Monthlys/Annuals
100 All Purpose Basketball Drills 1955
100 Drills For Teaching Fundamentals 1937
1894 McLaughlin's XXXX Coffee Doll 1894
1895 Basket Ball Rules - November, 1894
1899 Enameline Boy College Colors Doll 1899
1900, April - Tip Top Weekly #209
1900, October - Three Chums No. 50
1901, December - Tip Top Weekly #296
1903, (A) January - Tip Top Weekly #351
1903, February - Tip Top Weekly #357
1903, March - Tip Top Weekly #361
1904-05 J. Baines Net Ball, School Girls
1905, December - Tip Top Weekly #505
1905, January - Frank Manley's Weekly
1906 - Crimson and White
1908 - Tempe Normal
1908. December - Tip Top Weekly #663
1909-10 Luther College
1909-10 Northwestern Univ, 2nd. edition
1909-10 Northwestern Univ, first edition 1910

My Most Recent Blogs

Story-paper Tabloids - Feb. 28, 2017

You may be familiar with the term pulp, used to describe some of the older, cheaply made periodicals from many years ago. However, the term "story-paper tabloid" may not be as common. Story-paper tabloids are similar to pulps in the low quality of the materials used, but differ in their format and size. Produced using cheat wood pulp paper, they ...

Seldom seen Clark Candy Cards! - June 19, 2016

Recently, I was lucky enough to find 10 of the 16 cards from the 1954 Clark Candy basketball set. These cards are quite rare and seldom seen, even by advanced basketball collectors.

Rare Album Postcard Acquired - March 1, 2016

Recently, I came across a surprising find - the 1928 Cuban Aguilitas Album Redemption postcard. When I've seen these in the past, they have always been baseball related. This one is basketball themed and shows the same image as card #397, the HNOS Maristas. The seller of this item said he found it in Cuba three decades ago. It is a nice and une...

The rarest card ever in vintage basketball - C.A. Briggs - Feb. 7, 2016

On January 20, 2016, the 1933 C.A. Briggs card was added to the collection. I am excited to share info about this card with all of you. While there are many rare items in our hobby, speaking specifically about cards, this is probably at the very top of the list in terms of rarity. Take a few minutes to read a little more a...

My Favorite Items

1933 C.A. Briggs Basketball
B33 Basket Ball Flannels 1912
Basket Ball Rules for 1893
Hamilton King L5 Leather 1912
Ken-Wel Advertising 1920
Naismith's Phog Allen Portrait Print 1936
Spalding Men - 1896
Spalding Men - 1899/1900
Spalding Women - 1901