Part 3 in trying to collect it all focuses on football cards, from the popular sets to the local and regional issues. Here is an overview of what’s on the market, foreign and domestic, and how many football cards that are available for the taking.
Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular brings holiday cheer to the Windy City; a report from the show floor, including what was selling and who was signing.
Sy Berger, the man behind the first Topps cards and the man responsible for signing all of the players featured on cards back in the day, has passed away at age 91.
Topps and Parker Brothers teamed up for one of the most interesting and confusing quirks in the football card hobby: the 1974 Topps Parker Brothers set filled with goal posts, asterisks and variations within variations.
Blake Bortles didn’t know where he’d up during the 2014 NFL Draft. However, when it comes to collecting, he knows what he likes in a card and what he’ll be gathering in the future.
While Babe Ruth was lauded in newspapers, biographies of the great slugger came after his stardom; here’s one from 1930 – ‘Babe Ruth: The Idol of the American Boy.’
Back-to-back years with multiple first-time inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame hasn’t happened very often but will likely take place in 2015. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz among the frontrunners.
A Top 10 list of unusual vintage items collectors should have on their radar this holiday shopping season includes rulers, Coke caps, posters and stamps – all featuring the stars of sports.
The Big Ten’s headquarters in Chicago also houses the Big Ten Experience, which is full of interactive exhibits, features on the leagues biggest names – but no memorabilia.
The Baseball HOF is hard at work during the World Series, collecting game-used artifacts from important moments and wading into the celebratory locker room for more from the championship team. Here’s the 2014 story.