Chasing flawed baseball cards in the Summer of Love
For a baseball card offering that arrived at the local candy store smack dab in the middle of the Age of Aquarius, you’d have thought the hairstyles would have been a bit more distinguished in the 1969 Topps Baseball card issue. Oh, they are noticeable enough, but calling those haircuts distinguished would certainly be a stretch.
And to make matters worse, there are way too many of them. Not the cards, but the haircuts.
Shooting everybody from Monroe to Hope (and a few sports figures along the way, Murray Garrett asked for just one signature.
The most prolific scorer in the history of the NBA was a legendary figure even before his first college game. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a NYC legend and then led UCLA back to the promised land before setting records in the NBA.
Nolan Ryan had a Hall of Fame career with seven no-hitters and the all-time strikeout record. Yet there are still some critics that say he could have been even better. Here’s a look at the career of the Ryan Express.
In an era of hype, spin and blather, hoop fans decided that Michael Jordan was he real deal . . . and still is. And now comes the inevitable HOF induction.
Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell was once the hobby’s most famous non-signer, but he has relented in recent years. Still, in the end, he’ll take a handshake first.
So how many hobby stories that you know of conjure up President Kennedy, Mickey Mantle, Fidel Castro, the Bay of Pigs, Lee Harvey Oswald, the Mafia, Avery Brundage, Jim Thorpe, Watergate and the ‘Greatest Game Ever Played’ all in one fell swoop? Follow us on the trail of the Auravision Records.
In a continuation of Sports Collectors Digest’s Hobby Royalty Series, we look at Henry Aaron – his cards in particular. Some of his best images ended up on Bazooka cards.
Robert Edward Auctions has just found a great assorted of 1930s nonsports cards that are unopened. Come along for a preview of what will be a sought-after selection in the company’s spring sale.
He was the greatest slugger of his time, playing in an era when pitching ruled. And when it comes to the hobby, few guys are as nice as The Killer.