The century-old rare baseball cards everyone in the hobby is talking about – the treasure trove of 1910-era E98 cards discovered in an Ohio house attic – will be displayed by PSA through the courtesy of Heritage Auctions at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, Aug. 1-5. Nearly all of the more than 700 cards in the "Black Swamp Find" will be publicly exhibited for the first time anywhere by PSA at booth #A4.
Heritage will offer 37 of the finest cards in a public auction in Baltimore and online, Aug. 2.
Heritage also has created a limited-edition, four-player set of E98 souvenir reprints that are encapsulated by PSA with a special insert label. The cards will be available free, one-player-per-day while quantities last at the Heritage booth, #A1.
The players in the reprint set and the day they'll be distributed are:
Connie Mack, Thursday, August 2
Honus Wagner, Friday, August 3
Ty Cobb, Saturday, August 4
Cy Young, Sunday, August 5
"The reaction from the collecting community has been outstanding for this Black Swamp Find commemorative promotion. We expect that many collectors will be clamoring to get their hands on one of each example," said Chris Ivy Heritage's Director of Sports Auctions.
PSA will also display a comprehensive collection of 1909 - 1911 T206 tobacco advertising backs, including some of the scarcest backs known. Courtesy of David Hall, this unprecedented exhibit also includes authentic examples of tobacco products from the period that are directly associated with the advertising on the cards, such as Piedmont and Sweet Caporal. At the center of the display will be the extremely scarce Ty Cobb portrait with Ty Cobb tobacco back card, accompanied by the finest Ty Cobb tobacco tin known.