Fifteen years after the big bust, ‘Operation Bullpen’ scam still has legs; mainstream media and movie interest continues to grow.
One of the draws for baseball collectors in the 1960s was Topps’ World Series cards, offering highlights and additional star cards of Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax, Roger Maris and a host of others.
The University of Georgia, University of Kentucky and University of Miami have come to terms with Panini, allowing the card manufacturer to exclusively produce cards bearing their marks.
A total of 75 lots will be featured covering everything from his multiple World Series rings to game-used bats used for personal milestones (i.e., 1,500 career hit and his 200th career home run) to team-signed New York Yankees baseballs from the 1950s.
Sports led the way in Philip Weiss’ recent sports comics and animation sale. A Lou Gehrig signed check topped $22,000 and a Ruth-sign card flew pat $14,000.
Mike Trout signed baseball cards will only come from Topps, and the superstar outfielder remains the face of the Topps BUNT moblie app.
Panini Super Bowl Kid Reporter Contest returns for a second year, with Trent Dilfer coaching the lucky winner on media relations. Panini Super Bowl Kid Reporter entry cards are inserted into every pack of the company’s 2014 Score, 2014 Rookies & Stars, 2014 Prizm, 2014 Absolute and 2014 Contenders NFL trading card products.
Nearly 3,400 lots are now open for bidding in one of the largest auctions in Heritage history. Bidding ends Nov. 6-8 and features game-used football jerseys from the John Kindler Collection, more from the Black Swamp Find and artifacts from the 1980 Miracle On Ice U.S. Hockey Team.
LOTG Auctions rolls out an impressive lineup headlined by Lajoie, E93s, Red Hearts, T206s, some guy named Ruth and if you register today, you’ll receive the company’s first catalog.
Bernie Williams, always gracious during his 16-year career with the N.Y. Yankees, has continued his charitable efforts in retirement.