Five days seems long, unless those days are filled with trading cards, memorabilia and dealers from across the country. Here is George Vrechek’s journey from the granddaddy of card shows in 2013.
From new baseball pinball games to the rarest of memorabilia, the National Sports Collectors Convention never ceases to amaze. Here’s the journey of SCD contributor Ross Forman.
The 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame induction weekend lacked marquee names, rain prevailed and attendance was paltry as a result. However, a stable of Hall of Fame members and other baseball noteworthys still showed up, creating opportunities for autographs and some stories.
Owner Jacob Ruppert brought the N.Y. Yankees to the top echelon of Major League Baseball, a position that hasn’t changed to date. Here’s a look at the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, his trials as an owner and other endeavors in his life.
The artifacts on display at the National Convention are simply amazing. One-of-kind artifacts are available at every turn, and now comes the news that SCP Auctions is not only displaying a 1936 Olympic gold medal of Jesse Owens, but the company will also be offering the famous relic in its November auction.
Cards made the way they used to be: Charles Mandel, creator of Helmar Brewery trading cards, has collectors in mind for his artwork, not the average fan. Collectors wouldn’t have it any other way.
With the growth of the Internet and the decline in sports collectibles show, sports collectors clubs have waned in number. But here are a few that are doing just fine, thanks, with another one starting up in southern California.
In a tour of varying hobby topics, resident SCD columnist George Vrechek takes a look at super-seniors, card indices, Kut Outs, 1956 flat hats and Ty Cobb. Come along for the ride.
‘Full Count Find’ includes an important group of 1915 Cracker Jack cards, early 20th century caramel cards, T206 examples and 1950s Topps cards. The find will be part of Love of the Game’s next auction to be held in August.
From a T206 Eddie Plank PSA 5 and T206 Cy Young (Cleveland, Portrait) PSA 8 leading the prewar cards, it’s a big deal to consider the postwar offerings might hold even greater appeal to bidders at Greg Bussineau.