When it comes to MLB prospects to keep an eye on, dealers say the Chicago Cubs farm system and Cuban refugees top the list. From Kris Bryant to Yoan Moncada, card sales are heating up.
The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in the 1965 ‘Phantom Punch’ bout sold for $965,000 during Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night sale in New York City.
High-grade cards, vintage sets and sought-after tickets ruled the bidding during Memory Lane’s winter auction, which totaled $1.5 million. A 1933 DeLong Gum Lou Gehrig, graded PSA 8, sold for a record-setting $45,410.
The upcoming Goldin Auctions sale will feature a newly discovered 1942 Joe DiMaggio Yankees jersey and personal items from Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez and Jose Altuve, including awards.
Topps and Parker Brothers teamed up for one of the most interesting and confusing quirks in the football card hobby: the 1974 Topps Parker Brothers set filled with goal posts, asterisks and variations within variations.
Grant DePorter – known for blowing up the ‘Bartman Ball’ – helps launch the Chicago Sports Museum, part of the Harry Caray restaurant chain. Inside you’ll find Caray’s glasses, Jordan’s jerseys and the remnants of the most famous ball in Chicago history.
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.
In the first part of a multi-part series, George Vrechek looks through the Standard Catalog at what’s next for the card collector in the attempt to try and collect everything. Just how cards are out there?
Behind the scenes at every game, Major League Baseball authenticators, usually current or former members of law enforcement, are taking artifacts from the playing field and making them available to fans – in a rapid fashion and filling custom orders.
Alonzo Mourning and Mitch Richmond headline the Class of 2014, but David Stern brings out the biggest supporters, including Bill Russell. And would Mourning’s poor signing habits change on his induction weekend?