Family-consigned archive documenting life and career of baseball legend Martin Dihigo (1906-1971) featured in Hake’s July 14-16 auction. Cuban superstar is the only player ever to be inducted into the Baseball Halls of Fame in the USA, Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
Records fell by the wayside for three Hall of Famers in Grey Flannel’s $2 million Summer Games auction. Game-worn relics from Johnny Unitas, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell all topped six figures in the sale.
Taking a whirlwind around the hobby, exploring Sy Berger, Marshall Merrell mysteries, oldest players, ‘footy’ cards and some questions regarding eBay. Hop aboard the Hobby Train.
Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota went one-two in the NFL Draft; collectors aren’t waiting to see success on the field before buying. Winston is leading out of the gate, with his card values rising.
Lelands to feature ‘Deflategate’ football, original ‘Time Magazine’ cover paintings, Peck & Synder CDV and more horse racing items, this time from Man O’ War and Secretariat.
Roosevelt Stadium might ring a bell with Brooklyn Dodger fans as part of a stadium dispute, but relics rarely surface from the edifice. A couple of stadium seats surfaced, sending the author down memory lane.
The Sugar Daddy cards of the mid-1970s gave collectors something extra to chew on, with designs that recalled sets of the past and a lineup of Hall of Famers across the major sports.
Dick Nen’s debut homer helped clinch pennant for the Dodgers in 1963, and then . . . his name became a footnote in baseball history.
Sale of Phil Todt’s contract recalls a Todt-for-Gehrig trade that never happened, all part of the long history between Red Sox, Yankees.
Masanori Murakami had a short-lived career with the Giants and mixed success back in Japan. But MLB’s first Japanese player has a new book available and a signing tour planned for this summer.