Monumental Trove of Rare Baseball Cards Set to Cross the Block on Proxibid

Omaha, Nebraska – January 7, 2015 – Proxibid (, the most trusted online Marketplace for buying and selling highly valued items, will provide online bidding for Saco River Auction Co.’s Portland Maine Trove Sports Memorabilia sale taking place Wed., Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern. This live auction features 400 lots consisting of more than 1,400 1909 T-206 Tobacco Baseball Cards. Buyers will have the opportunity to bid onsite at the auction in Biddeford, Maine, or online via Proxibid. Online bidding in this auction is already available by visiting


More than 100 years ago, a gentleman began collecting baseball cards that came with his packs of cigarettes. His impressive collection stayed in his family, and after all these years, it is finally being offered to the public. This century-old haul features cards dating back to 1909-1911, and includes Hall of Famers like Cy Young and Ty Cobb. A collection of this quality and quantity is unheard of, and avid baseball fanatics will not want to miss their chance at relics such as:

  • Lot 50a: Ty Cobb – This Ty Cobb portrait features the player against a red background. This card comes from a pack of El Principe De Gales and is graded SGC 70 Ex+ 5.5.
  • Lot 58a: Cy Young – This card features a portrait of Cy Young and is also from a pack of El Principe De Gales cigarettes. It is graded SGC 60 EX 5.
  • Lot 60b: Mickey Mantle Rookie Card – This 1951 Bowman rookie card features The Commerce Comet. It is graded SGC 55 VG/EX+ 4.5


“We never see collections of this magnitude at auction,” said Troy Thibodeau of Saco River Auction Co. “Baseball fans around the world are going to want to get a piece of this sale. This is pure baseball history. And with online bidding on Proxibid, fans from across the globe can get in on the action.”


For more information about this auction, to view the auction catalog or to place a bid, please visit


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