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Top 9 Disney Collectibles

1. Any Gelatoni, Shellie May or Duffy item (prices vary)
I hated Duffy for a very long time. I was a purist. How could they just plop this bear in the middle of World Showcase with some gussied-up back story and expect us to buy it? I think my partner was messing with me when she bought me my first Duffy – that’s right … my first Duffy. But the little guy has won me over. Gelatoni is Tokyo Disney-exclusive and Shellie May is at both the Tokyo Disney Resort and Aulani. (You know, Aulani … Disney’s resort for people who can’t just appreciate the fact that they are in freaking Hawaii.)


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Batman Confronts Police Racism in Latest Comic Book

People die every day in Gotham City, the fictional hive of corruption where Batman patrols the rooftops. But not until Wednesday did the Dark Knight find himself investigating a black teenager in a hoodie shot dead by a frightened white police officer, let alone wondering about his own indirect role in the boy’s death.

The latest issue of DC Comics’ flagship Batman series throws itself headfirst into the agonizing conversations roiling America more than a year after Ferguson officer Darren Wilson killed 18-year old Michael Brown. The globally iconic superhero confronts racialized police brutality and its intersection with urban poverty and gentrification – problems Batman comes to realize he exacerbates in his secret identity as billionaire industrialist Bruce Wayne.

Comics critics say they are hard pressed to remember Batman ever addressing institutional racism and its socio-economic dimensions as bluntly as this in the character’s 75-year history. While police corruption has long been a feature of Gotham – even showing up on the eponymous Fox TV adaptation about to enter its second season – it it is rarely shown to disproportionately impact black people.

Yet Batman #44, a flashback story, begins with the blunt image of a dead black boy, his body left “for the crows”, as the narration reads, resonant of Michael Brown in Ferguson. He wears a hooded sweatshirt, as did Trayvon Martin before George Zimmerman killed the 17-year old. What begins as A Simple Case – the title of the issue – becomes a meditation on the meaning of a rich, white vigilante who attempts to solve intractable urban problems by beating up bad guys.
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Education for Casino Chip Collectors

Ran across a cool site today, CCGTCC.COM - Casino Chip & Gaming Tokens Collectors Club. They have a real nice reference section. i think every level of casino chip collector could learn something. They also have a publication of the Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club. This official club magazine is a must-read for every casino collectible enthusiast.


YOUNGS CASINO 134TH ST  Park AveNEW YORK CITY 1913 ANTIQUE GLASS PAPERWEIGHT
YOUNGS CASINO 134TH ST Park AveNEW YORK CITY 1913 ANTIQUE GLASS PAPERWEIGHT
$19.99
THE NUGGET CASINO CRAPS DICE SPARKS NEVADA CASINO DICE RARE CASINO DIE GAMING
THE NUGGET CASINO CRAPS DICE SPARKS NEVADA CASINO DICE RARE CASINO DIE GAMING
$34.99
88 Casino Gaming Poker Chip Lot INVENTORY CLEARANCE Las Vegas 1 New
88 Casino Gaming Poker Chip Lot INVENTORY CLEARANCE Las Vegas 1 New
$38.95


66 Casino Gaming Poker Chip Lot INVENTORY CLEARANCE Las Vegas 1 New
66 Casino Gaming Poker Chip Lot INVENTORY CLEARANCE Las Vegas 1 New
$28.95 (1 Bid)
Trump Castle casino wrist watch
Trump Castle casino wrist watch
$19.99
SILVER SMITH WENDOVER NEVADA 50 CENT 1 5 CASINO GAMING CHIPS PMSC H
SILVER SMITH WENDOVER NEVADA 50 CENT 1 5 CASINO GAMING CHIPS PMSC H
$19.95



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Platinum Age Mickey Mouse Comic Books

In the mid 1930s original Mickey comic book stories were being produced in Italy and the United Kingdom for local consumption. Publishing Mickey comic book stories in the United States was pioneered by the third Mickey Mouse Magazine series (1935–1940). Initially published by Hal Horne, it had artwork by John Stanley and text pieces by Irving Brecher. By mid-1936, Horne turned over the magazine to Kay Kamen who oversaw merchandising for Disney. Kamen the following year recruited Western Publishing to handle production and publication. Western added reprinted Disney comic strips to the book's lineup beginning with the July 1937 issue; these included Gottfredson's Mickey daily strips re-formatted and colored for serialized magazine publication. In the words of historian Michael Barrier "Reprinted newspaper comics were never more than a minor part of its lineup until the very last issue, dated September 1940, when they suddenly took up half the pages." But Barrier has also judged the strip reprints "stood out by virtue of their crisp professionalism". The successor title, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (WDC&S), described by Barrier as a true comic book, began publication with the Oct. 1940 issue and had the Gottfredson serials as a prominent feature.


Mickey Mouse 79 Aug 1961 Dell
Mickey Mouse 79 Aug 1961 Dell
$5.99
MICKEY MOUSE DONALD DUCK AND ALL THIER PALS 1937 DISNEY
MICKEY MOUSE DONALD DUCK AND ALL THIER PALS 1937 DISNEY
$9.99
Mickey Mouse the Mail Pilot nn G Whitman 1933 Big Little Book BLB c12355
Mickey Mouse the Mail Pilot nn G Whitman 1933 Big Little Book BLB c12355
$26.40


Mickey Mouse 1187 GVG Whitman 1936 Big Little Book Disney BLB c12351
Mickey Mouse 1187 GVG Whitman 1936 Big Little Book Disney BLB c12351
$28.00
Antique Vintage 1931 Mickey Mouse Coloring Book Great Artwork
Antique Vintage 1931 Mickey Mouse Coloring Book Great Artwork
$10.00
Vintage 1933 MICKEY MOUSE The Big Little Book WALT DISNEY 1st Edition
Vintage 1933 MICKEY MOUSE The Big Little Book WALT DISNEY 1st Edition
$25.00



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1892 and 1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

The Columbian half dollar is a United States commemorative coin struck in 1892 and 1893. It was minted to raise funds for the World's Columbian Exposition, held in 1893, and to mark the quadricentennial of the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the Americas—it bears a portrait of him. The Columbian half dollar was the first United States commemorative coin, and the first American coin to picture a historical person.

The coin stems from the desire of organizers of the Columbian Exposition to gain federal money to complete construction of the fair. Congress granted an appropriation, and allowed it to be in the form of commemorative half dollars, which legislators and organizers believed could be sold at a premium. Fair official James Ellsworth wanted the new coin to be based on a 16th century painting he owned by Lorenzo Lotto, reputedly of Columbus, and pushed for this through the design process. When initial sketches by Bureau of the Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber proved unsatisfactory, fair organizers turned to a design by artist Olin Levi Warner, which after modification by Barber and by his assistant, George T. Morgan, was struck by the Mint.


1893 COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE NGC AU 58
1893 COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE NGC AU 58
$17.25 (13 Bids)
1893 50C Columbian Exposition Commemorative Silver Half Dollar Anacs AU55 Rainbo
1893 50C Columbian Exposition Commemorative Silver Half Dollar Anacs AU55 Rainbo
$37.95
1892 Columbian Commemorative Half Dollar XF 45 NGC
1892 Columbian Commemorative Half Dollar XF 45 NGC
$11.50 (6 Bids)


1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition Commemorative Silver Half Dollar AU Detail NGC
1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition Commemorative Silver Half Dollar AU Detail NGC
$13.99
1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition Commemorative Silver Half Dollar MS 64 NGC
1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition Commemorative Silver Half Dollar MS 64 NGC
$28.00 (5 Bids)
1892 World Columbian Exposition Half Dollar PCGS Genuine AU Details
1892 World Columbian Exposition Half Dollar PCGS Genuine AU Details
$30.00



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Collecting Vintage Casino Dice

The harder to find a pair of casino dice is, the more money they are worth. Dice from favored Mob run casinos such as the Flamingo casino in Las Vegas also bring higher prices. Unfortunately, older dice made with cellulose nitrate eventually begin to crystallize. The most valuable dice from the Flamingo are those where the crystallization has yet to happen. These dice have a flamingo on them and are from 1947, before "Bugsy" Siegal was killed in his Beverly Hills mansion. Collectors tend to like dice from clubs they have heard of, so a pair from the Desert Inn in Las Vegas that had six crap games might sell for $100 while a pair from the Sonoma Inn in Winnemucca that only had one crap game might sell for only $50, even though they are much rarer.


VINTAGE BAKELITE DICE IN LEATHER DICE CUP
VINTAGE BAKELITE DICE IN LEATHER DICE CUP
$29.00
Vintage Bakelite Poker Dice and Leather Dice Cup Made in England
Vintage Bakelite Poker Dice and Leather Dice Cup Made in England
$27.50
VINTAGE BAKELITE TESTED + PAIR OF BUTTERSCOTCH COLOR DICE
VINTAGE BAKELITE TESTED + PAIR OF BUTTERSCOTCH COLOR DICE
$21.95


VINTAGE BAKELITE DICE IN LEATHER DICE CUP
VINTAGE BAKELITE DICE IN LEATHER DICE CUP
$23.50
Vintage Bakelite Golf Dice Game Tested
Vintage Bakelite Golf Dice Game Tested
$49.99
Small Vintage Bakelite Butterscotch with Black Dots 1 2 Square Dice
Small Vintage Bakelite Butterscotch with Black Dots 1 2 Square Dice
$30.00



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Collecting Antique Coffee Grinders

Antique coffee grinders are manually handled units that make use of propeller blades to grind coffee beans. It plays a big role in making aromatic and fine grinds of coffee grounds. They are very helpful to those who love preparing coffee at home. The lovely designs of these grinders are irresistible. There are models that can be used on the countertop or mounted on walls. The two types add a classy look in the kitchen.


ENTERPRISE coffee grinder company Cast Iron Iron Trivet E Monogram
ENTERPRISE coffee grinder company Cast Iron Iron Trivet E Monogram
$9.99
VINTAGE CAST IRON  CERAMIC COFFEE GRINDER COFFEE GRINDER WHEEL CAFE GRINDER
VINTAGE CAST IRON CERAMIC COFFEE GRINDER COFFEE GRINDER WHEEL CAFE GRINDER
$20.00 (1 Bid)
EARLY BRASS FIGURAL EAGLE FINIAL FOR CLOCK FLAG STAFF FIRE BELL COFFEE GRINDER
EARLY BRASS FIGURAL EAGLE FINIAL FOR CLOCK FLAG STAFF FIRE BELL COFFEE GRINDER
$20.00
Vintage Die cast Red Coffee Grinder Pencil Sharpener
Vintage Die cast Red Coffee Grinder Pencil Sharpener
$13.00


ANTIQUE COFFEE GRINDER WITH DRAWER
ANTIQUE COFFEE GRINDER WITH DRAWER
$18.99
1800s Primitive Antique Ottoman Brass Carved STAR MM STARM Hand Coffee Grinder
1800s Primitive Antique Ottoman Brass Carved STAR MM STARM Hand Coffee Grinder
$15.95
starbucks coffee grinder grounds white
starbucks coffee grinder grounds white
$3.99
Old Vintage Antique Hand Crank Possibly Off A Coffee Grinder Primitive Tool Decr
Old Vintage Antique Hand Crank Possibly Off A Coffee Grinder Primitive Tool Decr
$5.00


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Highly Collectible Harley Davidson Cans and Buckets

Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the first decade of the 20th century, Harley Davidson was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression. Vintage Harley Davidson cans and buckets can be very highly collectible.


Old Original Genuine Harley Davidson Motor Company Bottle SAE 20W 50W Very Rare
Old Original Genuine Harley Davidson Motor Company Bottle SAE 20W 50W Very Rare
$8.75
Old Original Genuine Harley Davidson Bottle Primary Chaincase Lube Very Rare
Old Original Genuine Harley Davidson Bottle Primary Chaincase Lube Very Rare
$9.25
Old Original Genuine Harley Davidson Bottle Transmission Lubricant Very Rare
Old Original Genuine Harley Davidson Bottle Transmission Lubricant Very Rare
$9.25
Old Original Genuine Harley Davidson Motor Company Beer Can Daytona Very Rare
Old Original Genuine Harley Davidson Motor Company Beer Can Daytona Very Rare
$9.75


Old Original Genuine Harley Davidson Motor Company Beer Can Sturgis 84 Very Rare
Old Original Genuine Harley Davidson Motor Company Beer Can Sturgis 84 Very Rare
$12.50
VINTAGE HARLEY DAVIDSON LEATHER BLACK LEATHER LACQUER MOTOR OIL CAN 1 4 Pint
VINTAGE HARLEY DAVIDSON LEATHER BLACK LEATHER LACQUER MOTOR OIL CAN 1 4 Pint
$11.00 (2 Bids)
Vintage Harley Davidson Oil Can 1 qt  Stashcan   Reproduction vintage can
Vintage Harley Davidson Oil Can 1 qt Stashcan Reproduction vintage can
$12.95
Harley Davidson Oil Can 1 qt RIDE HARD  Stashcan   Reproduction can
Harley Davidson Oil Can 1 qt RIDE HARD Stashcan Reproduction can
$12.95


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Christopher Milne, Winnie the Pooh, and the Vintage Pooh Collectibles

Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin. Christopher's toys also lent their names to most of the other characters, except for Owl, Rabbit, and Gopher (added in the Disney version). Christopher Robin's toy bear is now on display at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library in New York City.

Christopher Milne had named his toy bear after Winnie, a Canadian black bear which he often saw at London Zoo, and "Pooh", a swan they had met while on holiday. The bear cub was purchased from a hunter for $20 by Canadian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn in White River, Ontario, Canada, while en route to England during the First World War. He named the bear "Winnie" after his adopted hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba. "Winnie" was surreptitiously brought to England with her owner, and gained unofficial recognition as The Fort Garry Horse regimental mascot. Colebourn left Winnie at the London Zoo while he and his unit were in France; after the war she was officially donated to the zoo, as she had become a much loved attraction there. Pooh the swan appears as a character in its own right in When We Were Very Young.


Winnie the Pooh Adventure Disneyland 2001 Attraction 50 Years Trading Card DL50
Winnie the Pooh Adventure Disneyland 2001 Attraction 50 Years Trading Card DL50
$1.25
Winnie the Pooh  the Blusteryday Disney See Hear And Read w o Cassette
Winnie the Pooh the Blusteryday Disney See Hear And Read w o Cassette
$2.00
Winnie the Pooh Meets Gopher Disney Little Golden Book 1965 Vintage
Winnie the Pooh Meets Gopher Disney Little Golden Book 1965 Vintage
$2.99
walt disney winnie the pooh and the blustery day lp record 3953
walt disney winnie the pooh and the blustery day lp record 3953
$3.99


Winnie The Pooh Meets Gopher Disney Little Golden Book Milne
Winnie The Pooh Meets Gopher Disney Little Golden Book Milne
$3.00
1970s DISNEYLAND WINNIE THE POOH  EEYORE DANCEFROLIC UNUSED NM MT POSTCARD
1970s DISNEYLAND WINNIE THE POOH EEYORE DANCEFROLIC UNUSED NM MT POSTCARD
$4.40
1967 Disneyland LG 798 Birthday Birthday 45 RPM Winnie Pooh Vinyl Album Record
1967 Disneyland LG 798 Birthday Birthday 45 RPM Winnie Pooh Vinyl Album Record
$7.46
1965 Vintage Kohner Disney WINNIE THE POOH Tricky Trapeze Figure RARE
1965 Vintage Kohner Disney WINNIE THE POOH Tricky Trapeze Figure RARE
$7.50



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Unloved Antiques: The American Old Family Bible

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This “old family bible,” published in 1877 by the O.A. Browning & Co., of Toledo, Ohio and London, Ontario. It’s in fair to good condition and comparable examples often sell at auction in the $ 80-$ 150 range.

Next in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is the American “Old Family Bible.” Most families have one, often said to be “At least 200 years old,” inherited from some distant deceased relative and nearly always with a fantastic tale relating to the Frontier, Old West or the Civil War.

To date we have must have examined dozens of bibles that were said to have belonged to family members related to Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Stonewall Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and even Abe Lincoln*. Sadly, none of them had any provenance, and nearly all were printed long after all of these notables had gone to their final reward.

Most of these bibles we receive appraisal requests for are actually very late 19th-century presentation pieces, highly ornate bibles with embossed covers, in some cases with latches that resemble something one would find in a 14th-century monastery. Quite often, these were given as gifts to newlyweds or newly ordained priests and ministers by family or friends, eventually handed down from one generation to the next. Some are inscribed with dedications, dates and names to give some hint as to their original ownership, but after two or three generations, the inscribed date is dismissed as “written in years later,” particularly if the last name inscribed is similar to someone famous—like Ulysses S. Grant—or infamous such—as Jesse James or William Bonnie (Billy the Kid).

Upon examination of the first few pages, most of these bibles will reveal the publishing date and the name and location of the publisher; most, like the example above, tend to post date the 1870s and were made right through the turn of the 20th century. Values for these late 19th-century American Bibles can be upwards of $ 400 at auction, if in very good shape and printed by a well-respected publisher. But most we see suffer from 100-plus-years of being shoved into bookcases, drawers and hope chests.

The example above dates to 1877, published by the O.A. Browning & Co., of Toledo, Ohio and London, Ontario. It’s in fair to good condition¹, and comparable examples often sell at auction in the $ 80-$ 150 range.

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*With such pieces, with genuine provenance to someone like the Western outlaw Jesse James, Mother can take the value of a battered, run-of-the-mill 19th-century bible from $ 80 to more than $ 3,000 at auction. If you have any doubt at all about the value and origins of an old book, we strongly suggest having it examined and appraised by an antiquarian book dealer.

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¹ “Fair” describes a worn book that has complete text pages, including maps or plates, but may be missing end papers. The binding will generally be worn in spot and any defects will be noted in the description. “Good” describes an average used and worn book that still has all pages or leaves. Any defects will be noted in the description.

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Previous “Unloved Antiques” articles:

Unloved Antiques: ‘Limited Edition’ Collectors Plates
Unloved Antiques: Singer Sewing Machines
Unloved Antiques: Decorator Prints
Unloved Antiques: Commemorative Whiskey Decanters
Unloved Antiques: ‘Bronze’ Flatware
Unloved Antiques: 1847 Rogers Brothers Flatware
Unloved Antiques: Hummel Knockoffs
Unloved Antiques: National Geographic Magazines
Unloved Antiques: Dragonware
Unloved Antiques: 19th Century Religious Prints
Unloved Antiques: Depression Glass
Unloved Antiques: Stradivarius-Style Violins
Unloved Antiques: 19th-Century Pump Organs
Unloved Antiques: ‘Starving Artist’ Painting

Mike Wilcox, of Wilcox & Hall Appraisers, is a Worthologist who specializes in Art Nouveau and the Arts and Craft movement.

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Vintage 1950 MASONIC EDITION HOLY BIBLE THE GREAT LIGHT IN MASONRY Illustrated
Vintage 1950 MASONIC EDITION HOLY BIBLE THE GREAT LIGHT IN MASONRY Illustrated
$10.00
 The Holy Bible Old  New Testaments CAMBRIDGE Vintage Copy
The Holy Bible Old New Testaments CAMBRIDGE Vintage Copy
$10.00
Antique 1909 Religious Book THE HOLY BIBLE ABS Original Tongues Old Vtg Church
Antique 1909 Religious Book THE HOLY BIBLE ABS Original Tongues Old Vtg Church
$4.99


Vintage 1967 Black Leather Holy Bible New Scofield Reference Edition Oxford
Vintage 1967 Black Leather Holy Bible New Scofield Reference Edition Oxford
$17.56
VINTAGE HOLY BIBLE CATHOLIC EDITION J J LITTLE  IVES CO 1960 ILLISTRATED
VINTAGE HOLY BIBLE CATHOLIC EDITION J J LITTLE IVES CO 1960 ILLISTRATED
$11.95
Vintage Leather Travel BibleNWTIndia PaperHoly BibleMiniatureSmallVintage
Vintage Leather Travel BibleNWTIndia PaperHoly BibleMiniatureSmallVintage
$4.00



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Disney Minnie Mouse Collectible Zrike Cookie Jar

Disney Minnie Mouse Collectible Zrike Cookie Jar

  • This adorable Minnie Mouse is willing to share he snacks with you!
  • She is made of earthenware and sits 12" high.


Size: 11.5"
Item Number: 1017101
Made by Zrike
Excellent condition - Brand New in its original box - there are no chips or breaks

List Price: $ 50.95

Price: $ 50.95


Treasurecraft MICKY MOUSE official DISNEY cookie jar excellent condition LOOK
Treasurecraft MICKY MOUSE official DISNEY cookie jar excellent condition LOOK
$25.00
DISNEY SNOW WHITE CERAMIC COOKIE JAR MADE BY TREASURE CRAFT
DISNEY SNOW WHITE CERAMIC COOKIE JAR MADE BY TREASURE CRAFT
$20.00
DISNEY TINKER BELL COOKIE JAR c
DISNEY TINKER BELL COOKIE JAR c
$24.95


Rare Disney Licensed Mickey  Minnie Mouse Red Convertible Car Cookie Jar
Rare Disney Licensed Mickey Minnie Mouse Red Convertible Car Cookie Jar
$20.00
Walt Disney FAB 5 Skiing 10 Diameter Cookie Jar NIB
Walt Disney FAB 5 Skiing 10 Diameter Cookie Jar NIB
$8.27 (5 Bids)
Disney Enesco Mickey Mouse ToonTown City Hall Cookie Jar Vintage Rare
Disney Enesco Mickey Mouse ToonTown City Hall Cookie Jar Vintage Rare
$12.00



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Oakland Athletics 29 Baseball Mat (Quantity of 1)

Oakland Athletics 29 Baseball Mat (Quantity of 1)

  • Fanmats Rugs and Mats
  • Your fellow baseball fans can feel welcome as soon as they set foot into your house! The Fanmats MLB® team baseball mat is made of polyester with a nonskid Duragon® latex backing. The baseballshaped mat is chromo jet painted in team colors and designed


Oakland Athletics - Fanmats Rugs and Mats - Oakland Athletics 29 Baseball Mat - Item: 4610406408

List Price: $ 31.40

Price: $ 31.40


MLB FITTED CAPS CARDINALS DODGERS MARLINS OAKLAND AS BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEW ERA
MLB FITTED CAPS CARDINALS DODGERS MARLINS OAKLAND AS BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEW ERA
$9.99
NWT Oakland Athletics AS mens official MLB green long sleeve t shirt
NWT Oakland Athletics AS mens official MLB green long sleeve t shirt
$21.99
OAKLAND AS ATHLETICS VIDA BLUE T SHIRT JERSEY baseball
OAKLAND AS ATHLETICS VIDA BLUE T SHIRT JERSEY baseball
$12.00


1972 Oakland As Athletics World Series Vintage Doll Original Baseball Swingin
1972 Oakland As Athletics World Series Vintage Doll Original Baseball Swingin
$20.00
New Era 5950 Oakland As Athletics Black Black Hat MLB Baseball Fitted MLB Cap
New Era 5950 Oakland As Athletics Black Black Hat MLB Baseball Fitted MLB Cap
$24.46
Rawlings Baseball S100 MLB Mini Batters Batting Helmet PICK YOUR TEAM
Rawlings Baseball S100 MLB Mini Batters Batting Helmet PICK YOUR TEAM
$15.99



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