Attention to detail, three major stars and “chase” cards proved to be a winning formula for Topps in its battle with Bowman in 1953. The portrait artwork is another high selling point for this set.
Mike Rucinski reached his ultimate dream of playing in the NHL with his beloved Chicago Blackhawks. However, knee injuries forced him to take a new direction in the sport he has enjoyed his entire life.
The memorable touchdown run by Jack Hoffman during Nebraska’s spring football game has now been immortalized as a blown-up football card, courtesy of Upper Deck. The card will be used to raise awareness and funds for Team Jack, in his fight against brain cancer.
The Mickey Vernon Museum needed a new home, and organizers have found one at the Granite Run Mall in Media, Pa. Admission is free, with the museum open Tuesday through Saturday.
Why do forgers go for the big names? Because that is where the demand lies. From Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan to Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, the big names and their big achievements lead to demand, and the forgers supply the goods.
The Heritage Sports Collectible Auction is now underway, highlighted by some vintage classics, including more from the Black Swamp Find, along with early Dodgers jerseys and game-used equipment from Thurman Munson. Oh,and there is a fantastic Cincinnati Cabinet Photo Find.
For those with the pocket change – close to $10,000 – there is an opportunity to take the ultimate baseball trip, visiting MLB parks, historic spots, the All-Star Game festivities, the Baseball HOF and more, all while sitting in the lap of luxury.
For SCD columnist T.J. Schwartz, the move to the West Coast as a young adult provided unique opportunities to meet some big-time athletes. The comedy writer/cabbie shares a couple of priceless stories from his past.
A SCD reader has enlisted help identifying a player on a cosmetic mirror. Is this a young Joe Jackson? If anyone has any ideas, stand up and shout.
The expected plea deal for Bill Mastro will not be taking place. For the second time, a judge has tossed a plea deal of a maximum sentence of 30 months for Mastro, setting the stage for a possible trial. The next hearing will take place May 14.