The Toronto Expo keep s bringing in fans north of the border, thanks to an ever-growing list of impressive signers. But the behind-the-scenes cooperation between the NHL, manufacturers and dealers has led to greater sales in the hobby as well.
Topps has featured Mark McGwire on its baseball cards before. However, a recent deal has led to the first McGwire-signed cards in Topps history.
A T206 Walter Johnson (Portrait), graded PSA 9 netted $77,625 to lead the finest I Own It Now sale conducted by Memory Lane to date. Other highlights included a A206 Ty Cobb ($20,700) and 1954 Topps Al Kaline rookie ($15,812).
Dick Perez, who continuously brings quality to sports paintings, discusses his start with Perez-Steele Galleries, producing the Diamond Kings cards and Ted Williams. And now you can own some of his original masterpieces, courtesy of Legendary Auctions.
The Harlan Werner Muhammad Ali Collection, along with the official Baltimore Orioles lineup card from Game No. 1 of Cal Ripken Jr’s historic 2,632 consecutive playing streak are amongst selections being offered in Julien’s Auctions one-day sale to be held Dec. 6 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Additional highlights for the sports fan include Don Newcombe’s game-worn 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers home flannel jersey and game-worn and personally owned memorabilia from Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Jerry Rice, Wayne Gretzky, Pele and Usain Bolt.
Legendary Auctions’ Thursday, Nov. 21 close features some rare beauties, including Underwood & Underwood glass plate negatives featuring the 1915 Boston Red Sox that includes Babe Ruth and Tris Speaker. Step back in time and take a look.
The Rookies of the Year made the annual Topps list. Check out who else made the list, and they share if you agree or disagree.
Collect Auctions’ December sale is led by a 1975 Topps Baseball cello case and signatures from baseball’s elite. Bidding is live now and ends Dec. 5
A fixture in the game of baseball, Louisville Slugger continues to churn out the bats and entertain players and fans at its factory and museum. Take a virtual tour thanks to Ross Forman and learn about about some of the quirks of the place.
Former Chicago Cubs coach Verlon “Rube” Walker passed away in 1971 at age 42. He left behind a daughter, Leigh Ann Young, who was 3 at the time. She is now on a quest to hear the voice of her father and she needs your help.