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01-24-2005, 08:18 AM
Posted By: <b>Trae R.</b><p>Mine T206 Powell:<br /><img src="http://www.mlbvintage.com/pics/uploads/powellhorizontal.jpg"><br /><br />Crapped up cards have so much character though - I wish they could all tell their stories, surely there would be some VERY interesting stories.

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01-24-2005, 09:16 AM
Posted By: <b>FatBoy</b><p><img src="http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421573170/37.jpg"><br />

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01-24-2005, 09:50 AM
Posted By: <b>Ray</b><p>Which Behrens brother has it? <br /><br />Anyone win that t206 Cobb that was in two pieces a few months back?

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01-24-2005, 10:21 AM
Posted By: <b>john/z28jd</b><p>I have a Christy Mathewson T206 black cap card that looks like it was in a fire.I'll add the scan if i can in a couple days just to show how bad it is

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01-24-2005, 11:10 AM
Posted By: <b>jay behrens</b><p>Kieth, I need that t3 to go with Walter<br /><br /><img src="http://www.attic2cash.net/cards/johnson.jpg"><br /><br />Jay<br><br>Wow upside down is Mom. Mom upside down is what dad wants to see.

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01-24-2005, 12:35 PM
Posted By: <b>J Levine</b><p>Larry Tipton would be proud of all those cards...if you were wondering, he is a long time collector (mostly post-war) and original member of OBC (oldbaseball.com). He truly has some beaters in his collection and over the years, collectors in OBC started calling true dogs of cards "tipton mint". Some dealers have heard this term and have even used it to describe cards at shows and ebay (Kevin Savage and Roger Neufeldt come to mind). Guess it has caught on...I will have to post my Magie sometime tonight...it is truly tipton mint.<br /><br />-Joshua

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01-24-2005, 12:41 PM
Posted By: <b>Geno</b><p>Joshua forgot to mention the quandry facing the Tipton collectors of OBC - when you upgrade a "Tipton Mint" card, which direction does it go? If you have a PSA 2, you obviously need a PSA 1 to "upgrade!" Ahhh...the beauty of collecting beaters!

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01-24-2005, 12:52 PM
Posted By: <b>jay behrens</b><p>I owned my gaming and comic store when the Magic: The Gathering collectible card craze hit. A regular customer, and one of the topped ranked players in the world, had cards that were so beat up because he refused to use card sleeves like everyone else. People around the store would call beat up cards, Kelly Cards. We sponsored our top players and paid their expenses to travel to pro tour stops. It wasn't long before we started hearing people at the pro tour stops and all around CA talking about "Kelly Cards". It was always funny to see people take a look at his cards and tell him he had cards that would make Kelly proud, then tell them that he was The Kelly. <br /><br />The one thing that I really loved about the CCGs was that, even though money changed hands for the cards, there was much more trading than money changing hands. You don't see that with baseball cards anymore.<br /><br />Jay<br><br>Wow upside down is Mom. Mom upside down is what dad wants to see.

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01-24-2005, 08:51 PM
Posted By: <b>Andy Cook</b><p>Here's my E253 Dave Bancroft.<br /><br />Andy<br /><br /><p><img src="http://members.aol.com/typecard/e253.jpg">

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01-24-2005, 09:00 PM
Posted By: <b>Brian Weisner</b><p><br /> Here's one..............<br /><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1106622003.JPG">

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01-31-2005, 11:24 PM
Posted By: <b>Julie</b><p>I can SEE what a "Tipton" card is from this thread, but what does the word "Tipton" come from?

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02-01-2005, 01:09 AM
Posted By: <b>jay behrens</b><p>Julie, go back up and read all the posts, one of them explains where Tipton comes from.<br /><br />Jay<br><br>Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --- WOW, What a ride!

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02-01-2005, 11:43 AM
Posted By: <b>Mike McGrail</b><p>See here for more. Links come from www.oldbaseball.com<br /><br /><a href="http://www.oldbaseball.com/funstuff/tipton.html" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://www.oldbaseball.com/funstuff/tipton.html</a><br /><br /><a href="http://users.cell2000.net/DodgerGeo/guru.htm" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://users.cell2000.net/DodgerGeo/guru.htm</a>

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02-01-2005, 01:38 PM
Posted By: <b>Ben</b><p><img src="http://www.mlbvintage.com/pics/uploads/e99hogan.jpg"><br /><br />thanks to Brian P. for the trade <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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02-01-2005, 04:39 PM
Posted By: <b>Dave Williams</b><p>A retired friend of mine has a scrapbook with the entire Yankee team from 1951 Bowman glued extremely well to a page.<br /><br />51 Bowman Mantle, Berra, Ford for starters....<br /><br />He was a Yankee fan when he was a kid.<br /><br />

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02-01-2005, 10:58 PM
Posted By: <b>brian p</b><p>Too bad I currently don't have a scanner, or otherwise I could posts dozens of Tipton-worthy cards like Ben's practically pack-fresh E99 Hogan.<br /><br />Brian

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02-02-2005, 04:14 PM
Posted By: <b>Bob Marquette</b><p>In collecting the different color variations of caramel cards, I came across the skinniest E98 in existence. Some owner had shaved off both left and right borders but left it the right height. Since it is a blue Coombes and I have never been able to find another, it is in the safe somewhere, neatly stored in a top loader although from time to time I have been tempted to send it in to PRO just to see if they would grade it <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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02-03-2005, 11:36 AM
Posted By: <b>Jimi</b><p>You should this card. My 58 Mantle is missing 1/4" off the top, and a 1/4" off the bottom. Then it has creases all through out the card.....all 75% of the original card!!<br><br>Jimi

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02-03-2005, 02:11 PM
Posted By: <b>Bill Kasel</b><p><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1107461326.JPG"> <br /><br />I have a Chance Red Port that is much much worse, but I don't have a scan of it yet. This one will have to do, even if it looks a lot better than the other Tipton cards shown.<br /><br />Bill Kasel

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02-05-2005, 05:50 PM
Posted By: <b>Chris</b><p>for this thread. I've seen the Tipton galleries before but they always makes me laugh...<br /><br />I think one of my favorites is: <a href="http://www.oldbaseball.com/funstuff/tipx001.html" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://www.oldbaseball.com/funstuff/tipx001.html</a><br /><br />"corners show a touch of wear"

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02-06-2005, 02:28 PM
Posted By: <b>Dave</b><p>Here's a few:<br /><br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1107721689.JPG">

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02-07-2005, 05:44 PM
Posted By: <b>mike plemmons</b><p>I am sure someone out there will remember my card from the "Best Card Worst Condition" thread a few months ago.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1107819731.JPG">