The National Sports Collectors Convention, opening July 30, has numerous giveaways, rare displays and more; here’s a guide to make sure you get to all of the attractions. You have until Aug. 3 to see everything.
Looking back at Jefferson Burdick’s burst of energy in early 1937 that set the stage for the sports card collecting hobby of today – his Card Collectors Bulletins and the methods that still prevail in the hobby today.
PSA will once again reward those who sign up for PSA’s Collectors Club by giving away “cards that never were” – recreations of the 1934 Diamond Stars set this time featuring, Ruth, DiMaggio, Gehrig and Feller.
A fresh look at the 1968 Topps Milton Bradley set, starting with its production origins and then diving into the cards’ peculiarities. This is one of the most obscure sets out there, and here is the most involved recap of the set and a checklist of the cards included.
Class of 2014 brings big names and big crowds to the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s silver anniversary celebration. Among those taking center stage were Oscar De La Hoya and Felix Trinadad. But many boxing greats attended the weekend event.
The 1934 Tour of Japan by MLB stars, including Ruth and Gehrig, is well known through books, photos and signed items. But what about the baseball cards commemorating the event? There are rare Ruth and Gehrig cards found in Japanese 1934 All American Tour sets; here’s a synopsis of the three known sets.
Gary Cypres has created one of the collecting wonders of the world with his Sports Museum of L.A. He estimates the collection at north of $20 million, and you could get lost in the sights and history for hours.
An exclusive interview with NBA Hall of Famer and legendary ABA coach Bobby ‘Slick’ Leonard, the voice of “Boom, Baby!” about his playing days, coaching and cards. A new biography is also available about Leonard.
Taking another look at a 1970s classic: ‘The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book.’ Even before the hobby got big, this book entertains, pokes fun at and informs readers about baseball cards and more.
Street & Smith’s Baseball Yearbook held in high esteem as America’s sports bible for previews and predictions. Athlete-written stories about the game also held in high regard. Values for past issues quite affordable.