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.
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.