Q & A – Vintage Scrapbook Cards Update

This post is an update from an earlier question that was asked.

Question:  Thanks for getting back to me. I have two Mayo cards-Bob Fitzsimmons who is a boxer and another that says Butterworth, Yale. I am guessing he played for YALE but cannot find out who he is. The two Old Judge cards are Ward, s.s. New York and California Browns c. New York.
The rest are females-some gypsy queens. They are the same sepia color as the guys. All cards are from around 1887. My mom already took them out of the scrapbook. None are creased. Are there such things as baseball card shows? If I could find one near me I might go and see how much I could get for them. Thanks again for your help.

Answer:  Yes, there are things such as baseball card shows and shops.  Does the Ward Old Judge card picture him up close like a portrait?  Or is it a further away shot with his hands behind his back?  What you have here is a great collection of vintage cards that sound to be in good condition for their age.  Here is a link to shows that are in New Jersey happening over the next few months.


I would be very careful about what kind of offers you get at either a show or a shop.  There are plenty of dealers that like to take advantage of people that aren’t always too clear about what they have and what it might be worth.  Depending on the condition of each individual card they could be worth quite a bit.  If I were you I would try and get a few different offers.  You are very lucky to have found a collection like this.  Someday I hope to add any Old Judge card to my collection, as they are among the first cards ever made.  If you have anymore questions please let me know.  I am always glad to help.  Good Luck!  

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