Class of 2014 brings big names and big crowds to the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s silver anniversary celebration. Among those taking center stage were Oscar De La Hoya and Felix Trinadad. But many boxing greats attended the weekend event.
The 1934 Tour of Japan by MLB stars, including Ruth and Gehrig, is well known through books, photos and signed items. But what about the baseball cards commemorating the event? There are rare Ruth and Gehrig cards found in Japanese 1934 All American Tour sets; here’s a synopsis of the three known sets.
Gary Cypres has created one of the collecting wonders of the world with his Sports Museum of L.A. He estimates the collection at north of $20 million, and you could get lost in the sights and history for hours.
An exclusive interview with NBA Hall of Famer and legendary ABA coach Bobby ‘Slick’ Leonard, the voice of “Boom, Baby!” about his playing days, coaching and cards. A new biography is also available about Leonard.
Taking another look at a 1970s classic: ‘The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book.’ Even before the hobby got big, this book entertains, pokes fun at and informs readers about baseball cards and more.
Street & Smith’s Baseball Yearbook held in high esteem as America’s sports bible for previews and predictions. Athlete-written stories about the game also held in high regard. Values for past issues quite affordable.
For a select few, professional careers have been between the lines and at the line. Here’s who have done it and their success rates, including a couple of others who deserve mention among the normally discussed dozen who have done the deed.
In an auction that is sure to bring millions of dollars and plenty of media attention, SCP Auctions has kicked off a sale that ends May 17 with a Babe Ruth watch, Lou Gehrig signed letter to his doctor, game-used jerseys galore and championships rings from across the generations.
John Makowiec loved collecting cards, and now he makes sure all kids can enjoy the experience with his Cards 2 Kids program which hands out donated trading cards to kids in need and other charitable organizations.
The 1977-78 Topps Basketball set won’t blow up the wallet, is chock full of stars, yet takes a back seat in quality to other sets of the decade. Got a favorite from the set?