In a sale live now and ending Dec. 9, Steiner Sports is offering the Deacon Jones Collection, including individual championship rings and awards, along with 63 items in the Mariano Rivera Farewell Collection.
Pat Salerno Jr. is a big fan of Johnny Podres, has an extensive Podres collection and helps honor the Dodgers pitcher every year. Plus, Ralph Branca to be honored by N.Y. State Baseball HOF.
For collectors, there are championship rings for every budget – here are some tips to get into the game.
The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville is much more than a showcase of the boxing champion’s career – it’s about the man as a whole. Browse the life of Ali, from his boxing career to his social causes – and you might even see the man himself.
When it comes to professional athletes and autographs, there no better venues than the practice rounds of major golf tournaments. The recent PGA Championship proved to be a collector’s dream for autographs. This is a one-day tale of three kids and more than 200 signatures.
Former guard Bryant Stith has used basketball knowledge gleaned from the likes of Issel, Krzyzewski in his own coaching career after a 10-year career in the NBA.
Regarding vintage baseball card sets, you can’t place the Nu-Card offerings above the likes of Bowman and Topps, but the sets were entertaining and provide a low-cost alternative to the mainstream sets. Here are some of the Hi-Lites and Scoops from those sets.
The number of graded 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski cards is about to increase nearly 10 percent. In one auction, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, there will be 10 Nagurski cards offered, ranging in grades from PSA 5 to PSA 1(mk). Never before have so many entered the market at one time.
As a child chasing autographs during the All-Star Game weekend in 1963, there were plenty of opportunities in the players’ hotels. But one encounter with Casey Stengel left a lasting impression – and even some ink in a local newspaper.
Signing autographs but not veal cutlets – a great American pastime that is as old as the game itself. Here are some quotes about the hobby from some of the game’s elite.