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Best condition Pelé Imperia 1963 in the world! Slabbed this would be $10k+ but raw it’s a bargain. Wide margins, well centered, clean, no glue, just some light waviness in the cardstock from 60 years humidity from the air, the least you can expect in a classic like this - but you have to try hard to see this. In most lights it looks as flat as a pancake but the age is there, though it’s very faint, only against a certain light it's a minor issue. Excellent! Though some people would say near-mint
NEW BOOK 304 pages deluxe hardback with 2000 pictures, on rare sports cards 1880-1980, over 20 sports included with a rare soccer cards guide, Bremer fachring Kaffee Pelé rookie cards to David Beckham rookies, and MUCH more!
Blackpool F.C. on a card made for the Stanley Hotel, 1887, a very late Baines Preston North End card, c.1925 with the player Rawlings; the legendary Sugg, captain of Derby County and an all-round incredible sportsman on a Baines fan card, c,1889; and a lapel buttonhole card for Stoke City, c1880s-1890, by W.N. Sharpe.
From Plymouth to Pelé! Argyle to Argentina! Crazy cards: Plymouth Argyle FC versus Argentina, in 1924 (green team and pipe smoking captain Russell shaking hands with Argentine captain Calomino); and Scotland's Third Lanark F.C. (in red) versus Argentina in 1923, with a couple of Pelé cards: Carl Schutt vending machine gum card a few months earlier than Heinerle, from 1959-60; and a Lampo 1962 Italian card of Pele and Brazil
The Ashes Urn legends Walter Read and Dick Barlow, original Ashes test cricketers on cards from 1887, and Paignton FC, Penzance Magpies - their 1st ever card c.1890, Widnes rugby and Alderson Triple Crown Captain of England and Hartlepool rugby
1889 Bob Seddon World Rugby Hall of Fame legendary player, on a memorial card by Baines Litho of Manningham. Seddon was England and GB rugby tour captain, to Oz, in 1888, when he drowned at sea.
1880s cricketer Robert Abel of Surrey County Cricket Club, and England, on a Victorian oval -shaped trade card, like J.Baines and W.N. Sharpe cards but by another producer, unknown origins, first time seen in 40 years in cards