1988 Conlon Collection 30-card scarce series 3 ~ NrMT
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Sold Date: 09/06/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Natural History
Offered for your consideration is...Sporting News Publishing Co., World Wide Sports & Baseball Superstars Inc. 1988 BASEBALL IMMORTALS Very Limited Edition ~ Series 3 SCARCE COMPLETE SET in Near-Mint Condition 30 Charles Martin Conlon photo cards plus certificate card Third of 8 Standard Size Card Sets issued 1986-1988 In 1988, World Wide Sports, in cooperation with The Sporting News, issued several 30-card series made from original photographic negatives created by master photographer CHARLES M. CONLON. These cards, unlike earlier Conlon Collection products (1981, 1983 and 1984), are standard card size (2-1/2" by 3-1/2"). All cards are in sepia tones. No production numbers for this series were announced but, in our experience, series 3, 4 and 5 are as scarce (or scarcer) than the 1986 and '87 numbered limited editions, and they were limited to just 12,000 each. An educated guess would be 10 to 12,000 of each - perhaps fewer. If you lack this excellent set, consider grabbing it when available at reasonable cost. This Conlon Collection series - like all Conlons - feature the best writing to be found on the back of any baseball card. You can actually learn something by collecting Conlon sets. Card condition is Near-Mint. The cards include: Babe Ruth, Babe Adams, Eldon Auker, Jack Barry, Wally Berger, Ben Chapman, Frank Crosetti, Paul & Dizzy Dean,Leo Durocher, Wes Ferrell, Hank Gowdy, Andy High, Joe Judge, Tonyh Lazzeri, Pepper Martin, Lee Meadows, Johny Murphy, Steve O'Neill, Jack Picus Quinn, Charley Root, Fred Snodgrass, Jeff Tesreau, Specs Toporcer, Eddie Plank, Rogers Hornsby, Bill Terry, Tris Speaker, Carl Hubbell, Mickey Cochrane, Grover Cleveland Alexander and checklist card. Payment must be made within 10 days after notification of purchase. ______________________________ SHIPPING CHARGES: AN IMPORTANT NOTE Our goal has always been to keep shipping costs low. Our objective is to sell cards and other baseball hobby items - not make money by overcharging on shipping. We have a long-established policy of shipping any number of similar-size cards for one low price. If you purchase one regular size card, the shipping is $1.50; if you purchase 100 regular size cards, the shipping is $1.50. Likewise, shipping for one postcard is $1.75 and any number of postcards will ship for just $1.75. To assist you in further reducing shipping charges, we ship any size order for the shipping charge of the single most expensive item's shipping charge. For example, if you buy 4 standard size cards ($1.50 shipping), 10 postcards ($1.75 shipping) and a set of 90 cards ($3.50 shipping for purposes of this illustration), you pay $3.50 shipping in total for all 15 items . We sandwich all our cards between cardboard when we mail them to ensure they arrive in the condition they leave us. Our customers can count on receiving their orders safe and sound. However, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has changed the very definition of what a letter is! USPS now takes into account weight, size, thickness and rigidity and it has substantially increased shipping charges. Under new USPS regulations, any size rigid envelope over 1/4" thick is now considered a package and is charged $1.13 for the first ounce! Clearly this is much more than the expected 2 cent increase for first class letters of one ounce. We trust our policies explained above will encourage you to continue shopping with us. We promise to provide interesting collectibles at reasonable prices, shipped carefully and as reasonably as we possibly are able. _______________
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