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.
Card finds don’t happen often, especially when it comes to minor league card issues from 1940. Yet Kevin Savage Cards has found a 1940 Buffalo Bisons stash of 50 cards, including a neat set of 22 of the 24 cards. Previously, just two examples of this set had been graded total.
‘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.
In a new multi-year deal, Upper Deck, NHL, and NHLPA have agreed to make Upper Deck the exclusive manufacturer of NHL trading cards starting with the 2014-15 season. Panini’s NHL license ends June 30.
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.
JPRS Show thaws out winter’s chill and heats up the New York signing scene with Boggs, Carlton and Yankees prospects. Plus Mariano Rivera will conduct a public signing in March.
Autograph collectors were up early and on the move during Super Bowl weekend in NYC; results were hit and miss. Here are some tales seeking Joe Namath, Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers.
In the latest Hobby Odds and Ends column by George Vrechek, topics range from a famous T206 Wagner that is now in the Baseball Hall of Fame to ESPN’s Lester Munson, D.J. Moore and an old-fashioned show held in California.
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.
Goldin Auctions kicked off its 2014 season with a $2.3 million sale that included top-of-the-line game-used bats belonging to Jackie Robinson and Mickey Mantle and an assortment of football championship rings that added much ca-ching to the bling.