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