Upper Deck comes through again for a big-time sports fan who is battling a life-threatening disease. Enter Sam Tageson and the San Jose Sharks.
Panini’s 2014 effort for the popular brand provides a nice design with a retro look; lack of logos and team names hurts in the end
A trip to Israel showcases differences in sports, from type, popularity and adulation to autographs and trading cards. Ross Forman explains.
The NFL Draft plays a key role in the hobby’s fortunes for the rest of the year, and right now all eyes are on Johnny Manziel. Here’s the scoop from various shop owners on the quarterback’s impact and why some aren’t going all in on the gunslinger.
The three-day show, held April 25-27 at the Cow Palace, drew more than 5,000 collectors, including a throng of red-wearing 49ers faithful when Colin Kaepernick, head coach Jim Harbaugh and stars such as Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman and Frank Gore, among others, signed autographs.
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.
Grey Flannel’s Summer Games auction is live, ending June 18, with some great items that include Mickey Mantle’s farewell speech notes, a signed Murderer’s Row team photo, Michael Jordan’s signed shoes and much more.
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.
In one of the annual sales of note in the hobby, REA’s spring auction totals more than $8 million, led by record prices for advertising posters, cards and Mickey Mantle jerseys.
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.