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.
Gil Coan, the 1945 Minor League Player of the Year had a 10-year major league career, mostly with the Washington Senators. He talks about his career, racing horses and meeting presidents of the United States.
The cards coming out of the woodwork of late is astounding. The latest are a pair of scrapbooks containing Old Judge, Gypsy Queen and non-sports cards dating back to the 1800s. The Cambridge Collection, as it is dubbed, will be sold through Goldin Auctions.
Newest book on the 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack cards serves as an informative keepsake for the hobby, complete with informative text written in a funny, easy-to-read style.
Topps is gearing up for its 75th anniversary celebration that ill run from Dec.-Feb. 2014 by announcing a special card set and setting the stage for 75 prizes to be handed out over 75 days. More than 100 Topps sets will be featured in the new card set.
By the early 1970s, Major League Baseball had finally decided to market itself, and the book ‘This Great Game’ was one of the ways it did so.
Five days seems long, unless those days are filled with trading cards, memorabilia and dealers from across the country. Here is George Vrechek’s journey from the granddaddy of card shows in 2013.
From new baseball pinball games to the rarest of memorabilia, the National Sports Collectors Convention never ceases to amaze. Here’s the journey of SCD contributor Ross Forman.
The 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame induction weekend lacked marquee names, rain prevailed and attendance was paltry as a result. However, a stable of Hall of Fame members and other baseball noteworthys still showed up, creating opportunities for autographs and some stories.
Owner Jacob Ruppert brought the N.Y. Yankees to the top echelon of Major League Baseball, a position that hasn’t changed to date. Here’s a look at the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, his trials as an owner and other endeavors in his life.