Another batch of century-old baseball cards goes up for sale in Maine

Associated Press

The second batch of century-old baseball cards from the so-called "Portland trove" is going up for sale.

Troy Thibodeau of Saco River Auction Co. in Biddeford (BID'-uh-ford), Maine, says about 800 cards are going up for bid Wednesday night. Among them were plenty of Cy Youngs, Ty Cobbs and other Hall of Famers.

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The cards range in age from 1909 to 1911 and feature color lithographs on the front and a tobacco advertisement on the back.

Thibodeau says because it is so big, the 1,400-card collection that belonged to a Portland family will be sold in installments over the year. The first batch of cards fetched about $200,000 at auction last month.