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.
Collectors still scooping up the 1961 Nu-Card football issue; here is a behind-the-scenes look at the often-forgotten set that includes some popular players such as Ernie Davis, John Hadl and Roman Gabriel. Plus, there are some Navy gentlemen in helmets.
As part of its Platinum Night Auction on Feb,. 22, Heritage auctions in introducing the 1923 N.Y. Yankee World Championship watch awarded to Babe Ruth. The watch was later given to a good friend of Ruth’s – the entire lineage of the watch is detailed here and why it’s such an important piece of sports memorabilia. Early estimates by Heritage say the watch with bring more than $750,000.
In 1955, Bowman introduced a quirky baseball set that couldn’t match Topps’ allure, yet collectors are still seeking its rewards. Today, the TV set design and brown borders drive collectors crazy.
This year marks the sixth year Upper Deck has run this event as a way not only to thank existing collectors for their support, but more importantly, to encourage hockey fans, youngsters and lapsed collectors to enjoy the fun of opening a pack of new hockey cards. Fans throughout Canada and the United States simply need to visit a participating retailer on Saturday, Jan. 18 to receive a free pack of Upper Deck’s National Hockey Card Day cards.
The NFL Experience takes its show outside in NYC; take a stroll up the boulevard and see what plans are in store.
Among the best baseball books published this year were two on Ted Williams and one each on Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg and the DiMaggios – superstars long before the advent of World War II. Check these out and two dozen more in this review.