The Legend

The Legend

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Treasures From Mom and Dads House

I've mentioned in the past that I have quite a few things stored at my parents house. When I moved out I went into a small apartment so many of my collectibles stayed put because of space. Back in 2012 I moved into a house with plenty of space, but never got around to getting everything to the new place. That all changed this past weekend!

My parents are in the final stages of building a house so part of the process was cleaning out the attic where all my stuff was stored. After it was all said and done 19 boxes came back to my house. It was mainly cards and figures.  I'm not sure when I'll have the time to get through everything but I grabbed a few cards to showcase in the coming days.

Check this out....

1910 Mecca Cigarettes Boxing Joe Choynski

I don't remember how I got this card, but I'm guessing it was an auction. Back when I was in college I use to frequent shows, flea markets and auctions. This looks like something I would have bought in a lot of old cards at an estate auction. 

Overall the card looks to be in good condition. I don't think these are too rare, but it is still really cool. While I know for a fact the 19 boxes are not full of cards like this, it does make me wonder what else I stored in those boxes.  My hope is to find some cool 90's inserts which I know I have somewhere.....

Thanks for reading. 

19 comments:

  1. VERY NICE, CANT WAIT TO SEE MORE

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    1. Yeah....I started looking through one box last night. Have some fun stuff to show in the coming days.

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  2. Nice find! I'm looking forward to rediscovering some of the stuff I've picked up over the past decade and forgotten about when close on the house.

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    1. I had a general idea of what I had, but the older cards I completely forgot about. You will have a blast going through everything.

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  3. Well, that's not something you see everyday. Cool (re)discovery!

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  4. Sweet rediscovery! Love vintage boxing!

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    1. I don't know if I'll look for any more vintage boxing cards but I do like them.

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  5. Chrysanthemum Joe -- heavyweight boxer from San Francisco. Pretty cool!

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  6. Very cool card. The one vintage boxing card I own is from that set .

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    1. I know I have at least one more card from the set. Hopefully I continue to locate all my old cards.

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  7. 100 year old cardboard rules. And it's good to know that I'm not the only collector out there that uses their parents house for storage.

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    1. I had a good run of using my parents house as a storage locker, but I really had no excuse anymore. Although it did take them building a new house for me to get motivated enough to retrieve my stuff. My wife didn't seem to thrilled about 20 containers being added to our house....

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    2. I don't have space in my townhouse... so if my parents ever downsize, my collection will follow suit.

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    3. I tried to get my parents to take some of my stuff to their new place, but they didn't like that idea. It may motivate to get rid of a few non sports things I have.

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