Mile High is wrapping up 2013 in style. With a stunning 1954 Topps complete set, Gem Mint Havlicek rookie, 1952 Mantle, some Bobby Orr cardboard beauties and tons of other high-grade sets and singles, what better gifts to ring in the New Year with?
Two-sport pro Clarence ‘Ace’ Parker, one of the oldest former players in baseball and football, lived a life most of us could only dream about. From high school through Duke and the pros, he turned heads everywhere he went.
Latest throwback set issued by Topps shines in photography, inserts and stars, but some changes would make a bigger impact. Here is a review f of the 2013 Topps Archives Football set.
Dick Perez, who continuously brings quality to sports paintings, discusses his start with Perez-Steele Galleries, producing the Diamond Kings cards and Ted Williams. And now you can own some of his original masterpieces, courtesy of Legendary Auctions.
A fixture in the game of baseball, Louisville Slugger continues to churn out the bats and entertain players and fans at its factory and museum. Take a virtual tour thanks to Ross Forman and learn about about some of the quirks of the place.
In a sale live now and ending Dec. 9, Steiner Sports is offering the Deacon Jones Collection, including individual championship rings and awards, along with 63 items in the Mariano Rivera Farewell Collection.
The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville is much more than a showcase of the boxing champion’s career – it’s about the man as a whole. Browse the life of Ali, from his boxing career to his social causes – and you might even see the man himself.
When it comes to professional athletes and autographs, there no better venues than the practice rounds of major golf tournaments. The recent PGA Championship proved to be a collector’s dream for autographs. This is a one-day tale of three kids and more than 200 signatures.
Regarding vintage baseball card sets, you can’t place the Nu-Card offerings above the likes of Bowman and Topps, but the sets were entertaining and provide a low-cost alternative to the mainstream sets. Here are some of the Hi-Lites and Scoops from those sets.
As a child chasing autographs during the All-Star Game weekend in 1963, there were plenty of opportunities in the players’ hotels. But one encounter with Casey Stengel left a lasting impression – and even some ink in a local newspaper.