Industry Alert: A Lifetimes Collection Is Stolen In New York

It’s what every collector fears the most, I suppose, aside from fires, floods and other natural disasters. A longtime hobbyist and show promoter in Central New York had much of his high-grade vintage card collection stolen over Easter weekend after thieve(s) put a ladder up to a second-story window and eventually carted off a lifetime’s accumulation of tobacco and gum cards to die for.  Which would be a suitable fate for the cretins who perpetrated this. Don Flewelling is a well-known figure in central New York, an antique dealer and one of the co-promoters of the long-running card show in Cooperstown that is held in conjunction with the Hall of Fame induction activities. Read full story here by SCD’s, T.S. O’Connell.