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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Best of the Worst: Tobacco-soaked 1953 Red Man cards

We are sometimes amazed at the condition of the cards that come in here on a daily basis, but this 1953 Red Man baseball card set really blew us away. These cards are soaked with 58-year-old tobacco juice, which particularly shows on the backs.

As gross as these stains are, they are an extreme example of nostalgia trumping condition. And I don’t know about other collectors, but I definitely prefer tobacco juice to the stains that are on the Kahn’s hot dog cards!