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.
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.