One of the draws for baseball collectors in the 1960s was Topps’ World Series cards, offering highlights and additional star cards of Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax, Roger Maris and a host of others.
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?
Atlanta Braves fans were in nirvana in Cooperstown this year when three of their own made baseball’s biggest stage – Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine.
Cooperstown was bustling and back to big crowds thanks to a large induction class, drawing many other major leaguers to the mix. Here’s the rundown of signers and the scene in upstate New York.
Former hockey player Tom Glavine scores baseball’s ultimate goal with induction into the Hall of Fame. He dishes on his professional sports choice, the wisdom of Greg Maddux and John Smoltz and his time with the N.Y. Mets.
A look at color barrier pioneer Larry Doby, fireball legend Satchel Paige and the late 1940s Cleveland Indians.
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.