Dick Perez, who continuously brings quality to sports paintings, discusses his start with Perez-Steele Galleries, producing the Diamond Kings cards and Ted Williams. And now you can own some of his original masterpieces, courtesy of Legendary Auctions.
A fixture in the game of baseball, Louisville Slugger continues to churn out the bats and entertain players and fans at its factory and museum. Take a virtual tour thanks to Ross Forman and learn about about some of the quirks of the place.
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.