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vintagerookies51
09-18-2011, 11:34 AM
I know there's over 45,000 active members here on Net54 so I really want to see what kind of high end cards people have on here. Sorry if this thread has been done before... I couldn't find one like this when I searched for it.

If you have a favorite and a best card you want to share go ahead.

I'll start off with this. I'm probably one of the younger collectors on here, so I know 90 % of people will have something cooler, but it's my best and favorite card. Thanks to majordanby

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac244/vintagerookies51/youngt3.jpg

novakjr
09-18-2011, 11:37 AM
Wow!!! That's an amazing looking 1..

novakjr
09-18-2011, 11:42 AM
Now my favorite item isn't a card, and I'm sure a good amount of people on this forum have one in better condition, but the 1859 Harper's woodcut of the Elysian Fields would have to be my favorite as of right now.. Or possibly the 1869 Harper's Weekly full issue with the Red Stockings woodcut.

novakjr
09-18-2011, 12:06 PM
of the Red Stockings team..

rp12367
09-18-2011, 12:12 PM
Not the best in my whole collection, but my best T210

http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa462/RPObaks/T210/WalshT210.jpg

Leon
09-18-2011, 12:13 PM
WE have around 3000 registered members. Those others are fake ones that get registered by trolls writing programs to register fake id's with forums using our type of software. If we follow the 80/20 rule, where only 20% of the people that watch the forum are in fact registered, then the amount of folks checking this forum out is still quite a bit. Even just the registered number is quite a bit but we use the 80/20 rule on that number, and say that only about 600 participate...we still have quite a few. Hopefully some of those folks will show their favorite cards. I have too many faves but here is one I like with a blank back....

http://luckeycards.com/pt206mattyproofandregularx2.jpg

CharleyBrown
09-18-2011, 12:25 PM
Mine isn't prewar, and it likely pales in comparison to most of your choices, but here's one of my best, and easily my favorite:

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb411/CharleyBrownWLT/Personal%20Collection%20-%20Jackie%20Robinson/1947-Bond_Bread-Jackie_Robinson-Portrait_Glove_in_Air.jpg

jp1216
09-18-2011, 12:26 PM
May or may not be my favorite card - but it's probably my best.
http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww330/jp1216a/Net54/1937OPCFellerPSA5.jpg

rdixon1208
09-18-2011, 12:43 PM
http://dixonsbaseballcards.weebly.com/uploads/1/5/9/5/1595525/7375400_orig.jpg

wolfdogg
09-18-2011, 12:46 PM
Started collecting '82. Saw a picture of this card in an issue of "Baseball Cards" in 1983.......(remember those:)))......I was 12 at the time and thought to myself "I will probably never even see a real one"......the dream/quest started.....the dream was realized in 2009 with many thanks to a forum member who decided to sell....
<a href="http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o313/wolfie70/?action=view&amp;current=RuthRC.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o313/wolfie70/RuthRC.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

DavidW
09-18-2011, 12:49 PM
http://photos.imageevent.com/davidw/baseballcards/19thcenturycabinets/websize/N690-1%20Mann%20and%20Robinson.jpg

This is one of my better cards in terms of visual appeal.

uffda51
09-18-2011, 01:30 PM
http://photos.imageevent.com/uffda51/featureditems/websize/Beaneater.JPG

Joe_G.
09-18-2011, 02:18 PM
That Hugh Duffy is off the charts, always love seeing it. Beautiful 19th century imperial cabinet photo of HOFer Duffy, framed by a beautiful black mount with gold print.

This thread has been done somewhat recently . . .

http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=137312

tlwise12
09-18-2011, 02:41 PM
The card itself is not in the best of shape, but it is without a doubt the best card in my collection...

Kzoo
09-18-2011, 03:44 PM
It's gotta be my E100 Buck Weaver.....bought raw last December at a local card shop, of all places.....Matt

mrmopar
09-18-2011, 04:16 PM
My interests are more weighted towards what I can actually afford, this is mostly post-war stuff. However, I was lucky enough to track down some earlier stuff in the early days of ebay when you could still find some deals. I'd say my "best" cards are probably not pre-war though, but here are a couple favorites:

The Turkey Red and Ramley Ruckers and the Cracker Jack Wheat. I wonder what mine would grade if that Young is a one???

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/My%20Collection/1911T3TurkeyRedCabinet.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/My%20Collection/NAP.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/My%20Collection/ZACH.jpg

paul
09-18-2011, 05:00 PM
This one, plus the one in my avatar.

Abravefan11
09-18-2011, 06:23 PM
That Hugh Duffy is off the charts, always love seeing it. Beautiful 19th century imperial cabinet photo of HOFer Duffy, framed by a beautiful black mount with gold print.

Bruce - I couldn't agree with Joe more regarding your Duffy and every time you post it, it reminds me it's my favorite portrait image in the hobby.

Doug
09-18-2011, 09:16 PM
Mine's a postwar card and it's a beater at that, but I'm still pretty proud of it. :)

http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss249/doug45121/1952TMantle.jpg

pcoz
09-18-2011, 09:31 PM
Because I think this is 1 of 2 out there.....

Cardboard Junkie
09-18-2011, 10:09 PM
That Hugh Duffy card had me reaching for my nitro....man what a winner. Leon give this man a prize for winning this thread. BTW my best is a nr mt. 1953 Glendale Houtteman......about as tough as they get.(I know I know not prewar) dave

aquarius31
09-18-2011, 10:12 PM
Those are some amazing cards! Mine pale in comparison to the ones posted here but I'd say my two favorites are below. David, I'm with you on the woodcuts...love the red stockings one!

novakjr
09-18-2011, 10:20 PM
Those are some amazing cards! Mine pale in comparison to the ones posted here but I'd say my two favorites are below. David, I'm with you on the woodcuts...love the red stockings one!

Ahhhh...The Creighton memorial Leslie's...Easily one of my favorites, and definitely near the top of my want list.. If I had it, I'd have probably posted that too..

I also have to say that Duffy cabinet is absolutely awesome...

joeadcock
09-18-2011, 10:24 PM
I like this one.

jcmtiger
09-18-2011, 11:25 PM
Not sure if it is my best card, but it is my favorite.

Joe:D

alsup2311
09-18-2011, 11:41 PM
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae243/alsup2311/E95/DSC_0258.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae243/alsup2311/E95/DSC_0223.jpg
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae243/alsup2311/E95/DSC_0253.jpg

jthorst75
09-19-2011, 12:03 AM
I love my 51 Bowman Mantle and 52 Topps Mantle, as they were the cards I always wanted, but I am really digging my 52 Topps Mathews as it is tough to find centered even if it is a "1".

http://net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=156&pictureid=4525

V117collector
09-19-2011, 12:11 AM
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn269/Maple_Crispette_Set/Type%20Cards/e90-2wagner.jpg

frohme
09-19-2011, 01:06 AM
Shown before - this was the last T207 I needed and turned out to be by far the best.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x51/frohme/T207/73bd82b2.jpg

Ladder7
09-19-2011, 06:44 AM
Great stuff gang. Love the massive borders on the greenie Joe.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c327/oche16/1911BaseballBatsMathewson.png

btcarfagno
09-19-2011, 12:50 PM
Getting more into signed items/game used recently, so my favorite/best isn't a card but rather a team signed ball.

1955 Brooklyn Dodgers

I love it not just because it is a 55 Dodger ball, but also because I can date it to the first month of the season. Koufax started the year on the DL and Tom Lasorda was brought up to fill his spot. Lasorda pitched fewer than 5 innings over the first month before Koufax came back and Lasorda was sent packing to Montreal. So, the presence of Lasorda dates this ball to that period, and the presence of Koufax means that he signed the ball before throwing a single pitch in a regular season pro game. I just love that! Plus, the only clubhouse is Duke Snider...Brooklyn was notorious in the late 40's through 1957 for having a clubhouse guy who would sign for many of the players...so a ball with just one clubhouse is pretty good!

http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy203/collectiblesgains/1955dodgers5.jpg

http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy203/collectiblesgains/1955dodgers4.jpg

http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy203/collectiblesgains/1955dodgers2.jpg

http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy203/collectiblesgains/1955dodgers3.jpg

http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy203/collectiblesgains/1955dodgers1.jpg

Tom C

atx840
09-19-2011, 01:07 PM
Love seeing the different types of cards!

This is probably my "best" card but not my favourite.

http://i.imgur.com/1UndR.jpg

Exhibitman
09-19-2011, 02:47 PM
http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/collectorshowcase/large/1931%20W%20Unc%20Thorpe%20comparison%20sizes.jpg

bijoem
09-19-2011, 03:49 PM
I will go with this one for baseball.....

Ticket to the first ever World Series, first ever Yankees games, and any other AL game during the 1903 baseball season:

http://www.internetville.com/images/albums/userpics/1903_pass_1.jpeg

Brendan
09-19-2011, 05:03 PM
This is one of my favorite

vintagerookies51
09-19-2011, 05:05 PM
Awesome stuff everyone! And the reason my T3 Young is a 1 is because of some slight back damage

90feetaway
09-19-2011, 08:53 PM
Tinker to Evers to Chance.

ephus
09-19-2011, 09:24 PM
My best/favorite card

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p58/kelholt/d1c4f59a.jpg

vintagerookies51
09-19-2011, 09:37 PM
Amazing!

T206.org
09-20-2011, 07:40 AM
For now...
http://www.collectorfocus.com/images/show/traeregan/portraits/2627/magee-sherry

dstudeba
09-20-2011, 12:21 PM
Matt - great pickup on the e100 Weaver, impressive!

Love the KBat cabinet also.

glenv
09-20-2011, 04:15 PM
My favorite: La Azora card of a great image of Ty Cobb sliding.

46163

uffda51
09-21-2011, 02:14 PM
Nice Donnelly, nice Weaver! Both beyond tough to find. Congrats.

Leon
09-21-2011, 02:30 PM
It's gotta be my E100 Buck Weaver.....bought raw last December at a local card shop, of all places.....Matt


Great card Matt....and I was contemplating this one myself.

irishdenny
09-21-2011, 03:37 PM
This iS Whats it's ALL About!!! Thank You Everyone Fir Sharing...

One of my favorite's...

yanksfan09
09-21-2011, 05:18 PM
guess it would have to be this bad-boy....even tho one in my profile is more sentimental to me....

glchen
09-21-2011, 05:38 PM
I've shown this before, but I doubt this card will ever drop from the top of my collection. Still my favorite card.

Vintagecatcher
09-21-2011, 05:54 PM
I'm not sure how one defines best, but this is one of my favorites due to the great eye appeal. It's also one of the supplements that is infrequently seen.

Patrick

ephus
09-21-2011, 07:04 PM
I'm not sure how one defines best, but this is one of my favorites due to the great eye appeal. It's also one of the supplements that is infrequently seen.

Patrick

That is beautiful. I've been looking for one of those for a while now without any luck, so you are correct about it being a tougher one to locate.

bcbgcbrcb
09-21-2011, 07:15 PM
Gary:

Great Ruth P/C. It hurts me every time I see it that I let that one go. At least it went to someone who really loves it so that's a good thing.

Jay Wolt
09-21-2011, 07:16 PM
My highest graded Buchner HOF'er

http://www.qualitycards.com/pictures/1251405001.jpg

glchen
09-21-2011, 07:38 PM
Gary:

Great Ruth P/C. It hurts me every time I see it that I let that one go. At least it went to someone who really loves it so that's a good thing.

Thanks, Phil. Yea, I love this card. I can't believe I own it, and it's the only card in my collection that I consider irreplaceable. It's currently in a good home (in a climate controlled safety deposit box :rolleyes:).

tedzan
09-21-2011, 08:42 PM
19th Century favorite....tough decision, so here are both of them


<img src="http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd339/tz1234zaz/abn162ansonkelly.jpg" alt="[linked image]">


Two early 20th Century favorites

1904 Eastern League Champions....the year there was no World Series in Major League Baseball

<img src="http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd339/tz1234zaz/b1904buffalo.jpg" alt="[linked image]">



One of the toughest of the 27 white-bordered red Cobb's

<img src="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt113/zanted86/1910couponcobb25x.jpg" alt="[linked image]"><img src="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt113/zanted86/1910couponcobb25xb.jpg" alt="[linked image]">



I had to include these two favorites simply because their cards represent a year in which their records may never be broken
<img src="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt113/zanted86/1941pbjoedtedwill.jpg" alt="[linked image]">


Post WWII favorite

1949 LEAF......NOT 1948 !
<img src="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt113/zanted86/baberuth49.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

Last but not least....after all, I only paid a penny for my Mantle in the Fall of 1952

<img src="http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd339/tz1234zaz/mmantle52t.jpg" alt="[linked image]">


Please excuse the multiple "favorites" .... but, I find it hard to believe that anyone can just select a single "favorite" card from their collection :)


T-Rex TED

Robextend
09-21-2011, 08:57 PM
My two favorites...at the moment!

http://photos.imageevent.com/vanslykefan/prewar1/rubewaddell/websize/Waddell%20Doc.jpghttp://photos.imageevent.com/vanslykefan/prewar1/rubewaddell/websize/Waddell%20Back.jpg

http://photos.imageevent.com/vanslykefan/prewar1/1933goudey/websize/33%20Goudey%2092.jpg

bh3443
09-28-2011, 10:03 AM
This is from 1980....... my favorite's the Aaron Rookie! The 3 T206 Cobbs are Sweet Cap, Piedmont and Polar Bear. There's an 1888 Boston schedule, too!
Regards,
Bill Hedin
PS: like the old hair style?

E93
09-28-2011, 03:35 PM
Eric,
That FB Johnson is awesome!
JimB

David R
09-28-2011, 03:36 PM
This is my best - top HOFer with tough back.

Runscott
09-28-2011, 03:39 PM
This has been my favorite since the day I got it. It's a small albumen:

http://runscott.homestead.com/files/cabcatch.JPG

ChiefBenderForever
09-28-2011, 05:21 PM
To tough to choose just one but anyone of these would fit the bill !!!

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u284/JOHNNYHARMONICA/BenderHOFlot40001.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u284/JOHNNYHARMONICA/Benderhoflotbacks40001.jpg

Mikehealer
09-28-2011, 08:29 PM
Nice cards Johnny. I'm like you, tough to choose just one. Here are three that I consider my best.

http://photos.imageevent.com/mhgt/hoft206/hofbacks/websize/Evers-Hindu.jpg
http://photos.imageevent.com/mhgt/hoft206/hofbacks/websize/9Johnson-Portrait-Hindu.jpg
http://photos.imageevent.com/mhgt/hoft206/hofbacks/websize/Matty-Hindu.jpg

mintacular
09-28-2011, 10:20 PM
Love the Hindu's. Just posted this on another thread but it is arguably my favorite/best cards so might as well post here too:

http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq66/nollpm/56Mantle-1.jpg

Bobsbats
09-28-2011, 11:18 PM
M101-6 Heilmann (which I no longer own, but still like) and a Sliding Billy Hamilton

46498

46501

Kenny Cole
09-29-2011, 12:55 AM
Being a Negro League kind of guy, I'll go with these, although the decision was hard.

71buc
09-29-2011, 01:11 AM
Tough choice for me as well. So I would have to go with my two favorite pre-war and two favorite from the 1950s. I picked up the Aaron and Clemente in the past 2 months. Growing up they were my favorite players so it was a thrill to finally add them to my collection. I have always loved the appearance of the Mathewson and Clarke cards.

Tim Kindler
09-29-2011, 10:52 PM
Wow, Gorgeous stuff so far in this thread everyone!

Sorry, I know that I have shown this many times before, but for me it never gets old looking at it!

daves_resale_shop
09-29-2011, 11:25 PM
Not my best, but easily my favorite... and the one that would be most difficult to part with! T202 Cobb seperated side panel... Wanted a Cobb in the worst way, but was collecting on an extremely tight budget at the time..

ls7plus
09-30-2011, 03:24 PM
My favorite: La Azora card of a great image of Ty Cobb sliding.

46163

As a big Cobb fan, that is a great shot! Thanks for sharing,

Larry

ls7plus
09-30-2011, 03:27 PM
Gary:

Great Ruth P/C. It hurts me every time I see it that I let that one go. At least it went to someone who really loves it so that's a good thing.

+1. Fabulous card, Gary! Thanks also for sharing,

Larry

T206Collector
09-30-2011, 10:45 PM
Some unsigned ones...

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ocl_lDAo5RtqjvHjoDR7-I1f6vj5cKn9URD6Fa08QaI?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-czKyXOXaHrk/TKyDhjQFlfI/AAAAAAAAJN8/f17c7FrtzzA/s800/Plank%252520SGC%25252010.jpg" height="800" width="498" /></a>

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/o4XVMbD1nuraWJToUu7Zd41f6vj5cKn9URD6Fa08QaI?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-R4TcCDApCxI/TKyDhhpA6TI/AAAAAAAAJN8/3TVypOXAl5E/s800/MathewsonPortraitSGC80.JPG" height="800" width="507" /></a>

And some signed ones...

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/61xD7QwRDrDXru4LoSfWtTiJm_Z5QsNdec5_I7WHZRE?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y_RunaUGra0/SVBQRQ4-ARI/AAAAAAAAFiY/ogtfDpm2H3k/s800/JohnsonPitchingPSADNA.jpg" height="791" width="470" /></a>

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/swNQV2bixh6GcZAeoJci_jiJm_Z5QsNdec5_I7WHZRE?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OhVpYz1aRys/TAAOGsOSADI/AAAAAAAAH20/uGEZ9SoRNa8/s800/image0-2.jpg" height="800" width="501" /></a>

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9JThsZG2x8u9YDxbx6mrFDiJm_Z5QsNdec5_I7WHZRE?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iQ_phCjfIIU/S7FELuCjRqI/AAAAAAAAHxE/XtllpNFpYRU/s800/Clarke%252520Batting%252520Auto%252520SGC%25252010 .jpg" height="800" width="499" /></a>

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/iVXWEz_OSRpmQm3cPgM96jiJm_Z5QsNdec5_I7WHZRE?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ScLDMNA6TAY/S7FELIol4BI/AAAAAAAAHw8/B9DHvy6ObL0/s800/Doyle%252520Portrait%252520Auto%252520SGC%25252080 .jpg" height="800" width="502" /></a>

stone193
10-01-2011, 12:09 AM
One of my favorites and I got lucky - no one bid on it - Greg Manning Auction at the National in 1994.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/stone193/tn_001-12.jpg

CobbSpikedMe
10-01-2011, 12:37 PM
Ticking this card of my Jersey City prewar wantlist was priceless for me.

Considering the rarity of Red Cross cards, finding one specific common from the set seemed impossible to me. Then one showed up that I could afford and I jumped on it.

Thanks,

AndyH

milkit1
10-01-2011, 01:00 PM
46652

Il Padrino
10-01-2011, 09:38 PM
My favorite = Johnson with Weiser in Idaho 1907.

cdn_collector
10-01-2011, 09:53 PM
My favorite = Johnson with Weiser in Idaho 1907.

Very cool card. What are the dimensions of that?

Regards,

Richard.

Il Padrino
10-01-2011, 09:56 PM
Very cool card. What are the dimensions of that?

Regards,

Richard.

Total is around 7" by 7", it's in my safety deposit box, so can't go grab it to verify.

Clutch-Hitter
10-09-2011, 11:07 AM
Great cards everybody, awesome card Daryle!

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm25/gbmartin34/Card%20Collection/Net%2054/4-24-201141122PM-1.jpghttp://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm25/gbmartin34/Card%20Collection/Net%2054/1928FroJoy2-1.jpg

sycks22
10-09-2011, 02:58 PM
Always fun to have a nice '33 Ruth

pbspelly
10-13-2011, 10:14 PM
One of my favorites of my great grandfather.

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=258&pictureid=4723

teetwoohsix
10-14-2011, 03:07 AM
Wow, amazing- great stuff everyone !!!!

I'm on the low end of the spectrum here, and have shown this quite a few times, but I think this is one of the best ones I have at the moment.

Dustanh1
10-14-2011, 08:07 AM
These are my 3 favorites, and the Tinker and Shag are 2 of my best.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/Dustanh1/T206/Tinker.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/Dustanh1/T206/ShagHindu.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/Dustanh1/T206/ShagBack.jpg

Cycle 460 back
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/Dustanh1/T206/Brown.jpg

sycks22
10-14-2011, 11:26 AM
Excited with the new '39 Dimaggio pick up.

GasHouseGang
10-14-2011, 12:18 PM
I put this in the October pickups too, but it's my best prewar card. :D

http://i53.tinypic.com/k0kaz9.jpg