A match made in heaven: books about baseball cards. Here are the 13 best baseball card books published to date, ranging from card histories to the companies that produced them.
Heritage Auctions held its Platinum Night Auction during The National, a $6.1 million sale led by Mantle, Roberto Clemente, William Perry and one of the earliest team baseball cards to surface in the public market.
Butch Jacobs explains how Topps got photos of the players, who picked the photos for the cards, why some cards appear to be slanted and what the company did when featuring players who were traded in mid-season.
Collect Auctions expands upon its niche in unopened product, adds complete and signed sets to loaded lineup for Aug. 6 sale. Unopened 1986-87 Fleer Basketball wax box, Stan Musial game-used bat lead bidding.
National Sports Collectors Convention filled with giveaways, access to unique memorabilia and plenty of exclusive trading cards courtesy if card manufacturers. The hobby’s five-day main event is ready to kick off in Rosemont, Ill.
A-Rod’s signed, inscribed Louisville Slugger from his first MLB hit expected to fetch more than $20,000 in SCP Auctions’ August 22 sale.
The Lou Gehrig game-used bat got plenty of attention of late for its story as being used for protection near the front door of a residence. Now a photo-match has been found for the bat, raising its provenance, profile and value.
Artist Daniel Duffy has created a masterpiece showcasing the history of the Cubs in the essence of Wrigley Field. The painting, offered in Goldin Auctions live event July 31, will be completed during the National Convention.
J. Leslie Wilkinson formed the Kansas City Monarchs yet remained an unknown figure until his Hall of Fame induction in 2006. Learn about the man and his signature.
More than a century ago the Chicago Cubs frequented the World Series – really! Baseball cards and programs celebrate the event, as we recall the famous Tinker, Evers and Chance triumvirate.