This time we turn to the gridiron to compile an All-Star team of oldest living former football players who appeared on cards, led by Ace Parker and continuing with some formidable foes, including Chuck Bednarik. The East team gets first dibs.
Looking for a great vacation idea this summer and also love baseball? Now’s your chance to enjoy the best of both worlds. A pair of “Baseball Legends” cruises is slated aboard the American Queen, where along with usual cruise perks will be the chance to hear baseball stories, seek out memorabilia and trivia contests.
In today’s spring training atmosphere, Hall of Famers walk around the ballparks unnoticed, while unproven players and minor leaguers are besieged by autograph seekers. And the signatures themselves? Ouch.
From the Operation Bullpen author Kevin Nelson comes the latest installment on celebrity and historic and political forgeries. If a photo, album or poster is filled with multiple signatures and it seems to good to be true, it probably is. Getting the cast or group to all sign a piece is often a foolhardy thought.
In the latest installment from Operation Bullpen author Kevin Nelson, he looks at the nationwide autograph forgery ring brought down by the FBI in 1999 and how they are still inflicting damage to the hobby in the area of cut signatures.
With ‘42’ making headlines, we take a trip to Jackie Robinson’s early stomping grounds at Rickwood Field and in Cairo, Ga. To find some of the landmarks, you need to do your homework, or have a trusty guide.
A true historian of the hobby: Ray Hess collected baseball cards in the 1930s and saw Babe Ruth’s last game. And when talking about the Who’s Who of the hobby in the early days, Hess has rubbed elbows with them all.
Meet Pete Palmer – you might not know the name, but you know his statistical work, used in many top-of-the-line references today. And no doubt you’ve devoured a few of his books.
Carl Erskine, still with a spring in his step at age 86, shares stories about his career, sports memorabilia and playing with Al Hirt. Guess who he was most afraid would hit a home run off him?
‘Operation Bullpen’ author Kevin Nelson pens the final installment in his series on the famous forgery ring: Of all the hundreds of thousands of counterfeits produced by the Operation Bullpen gang, none has ever invited so much comment or ridicule as the Mother Teresa baseball, arguably the most famous autograph forgery ever made.