A few SCD readers have been doing some stadia collecting of their own, from League Park seats to the big clock that stood at K.C. Municipal. Plus, the author offers one way to grab stadia collectibles from Fenway Park.
The 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders set gives collectors extra tobacco-era style. Come along on this writer’s journey to complete a mid-grade set of these quirky cards that featured two players – if you dared to fold them over.
James Fiorentino has accomplished more at age 34 than most artists fulfill in a lifetime, dazzling Hall of Famers along the way. Some of his “early” works were on display in the Baseball Hall of Fame before Fiorentino could even drive. In an exclusive interview, Fiorentino talks about his work and proudest moments.
Featuring memorabilia from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Hockey Hall of Fame, Boxing Hall of Fame, U.S. Soccer Federation and more, Score!, a multi-sport interactive exhibit has opened at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas featuring the jersey collection of Jock Smith and much more.
The investment history of baseball cards is examined in this meaty article, involving vintage baseball card price guides, the stock market and the Vrechek Vintage Card Index. As you might guess, banking on 1950s Topps and tobacco cards has been a pretty good trend to follow.
Steiner Sports has announced a massive three-day celebration in honor of its 25th anniversary. More than two dozen athletes are expected to participate in a variety of endeavors, with non-profit charities receiving the biggest benefits of all.
Grey Flannel rolls out another impressive auction, headlined by Babe Ruth pants dated to 1921, a Ty Cobb game-used bat, the ball Orel Hershiser used to set his 59 consecutive scoreless innings streak, Frank Robinson’s 1966 Orioles jersey and much more.
George H.W. Bush used to be the captain of the Yale baseball team. Gerald Ford was a center on the University of Michigan football team. JFK was on the Harvard football team. Here is a look at presidents who made a name for themselves on the field before trolling for votes.
The ending is the same, but ‘Casey at the Bat’ remains a thrill of a read 125 years later. You might also be surprised at the related collectibles to the poem, who might have inspired the character of Casey and where you’ll see his likeness in museums and ballparks.
Plenty of sports stars have made the transition to politics, using their public status as a major boost at the polling stations. In the first part of a two-part series right around election time, we look at some notable athletes and their political careers.