For a select few, professional careers have been between the lines and at the line. Here’s who have done it and their success rates, including a couple of others who deserve mention among the normally discussed dozen who have done the deed.
In an auction that is sure to bring millions of dollars and plenty of media attention, SCP Auctions has kicked off a sale that ends May 17 with a Babe Ruth watch, Lou Gehrig signed letter to his doctor, game-used jerseys galore and championships rings from across the generations.
John Makowiec loved collecting cards, and now he makes sure all kids can enjoy the experience with his Cards 2 Kids program which hands out donated trading cards to kids in need and other charitable organizations.
The 1977-78 Topps Basketball set won’t blow up the wallet, is chock full of stars, yet takes a back seat in quality to other sets of the decade. Got a favorite from the set?
Spending some time with the oldest living Heisman winners and their cards: Johnny Lujack, Johnny Lattner and Dick Kazmaier. Learn about their lives, careers and what they did after football.
The Newport Sports Museum collected and curated by John Hamilton has been a destination spot for sports fans and collectors for years. Now pieces from that collection will be sold by SCP Auctions in four separate auctions, starting with a sale that ends May. 17.
Gary Cieradkowski loved sharing baseball trivia with his dad. Now he’s dispensing the little known facts of baseball through his custom card set. With a book in the works, here’s an introduction to the author, artist, creator and baseball fan.
‘Jeff Pearlman’s latest book – Showtime – The Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s’ – relives the Lakers glory days of the 1980s, complete with murder, mayhem, mystery and basketball games, too. The stories behind the ‘shine’ of the team is one fun ride.
The watch comes directly from the Babe Ruth Family, and was given to the Ruth during his last appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1948, which also celebrated the 25th anniversary of Yankee Stadium. SCP Auctions will offer the watch in its Spring auction.
Tristar’s Houston show shook off a winter storm and provided an outlet for sports memorabilia collectors and fans. A guest lineup of Dwight Howard, Andy Pettitte, Tony Dorsett, Earl Campbell, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Mike Singletary and Clyde Drexler, among others, didn’t hurt.