T206 Wagner, Ruth rookie, 1963 Koufax jersey and Old Mill Jackson among the featured attractions for Robert Edward Auctions in their annual spring sale that kicks off April 20 and ends May 18. The telephone book known as the sale’s catalog will be shipping soon.
MLB historian John Thorn is immersed in baseball’s past, yet his personal collection is about heritage and not star appeal. Come along with an exclusive interview with Thorn as he describes his collection and how the hobby is still in its infancy.
Ready to launch is an online venue dubbed The National Pastime Museum – an impressive baseball collection available to all. As of now, five sections make up a timeline on the site: 1845-79, 1880-99, 1900-19, 1920-39 and 1940-52. The focus is on memorabilia and the stories behind the pieces on display.
What vintage card dealers bring to a show depends on the dealer, where the show is being held and how much new inventory has been added to the mix. A recent Chicago Sun-Times Show provides the perfect backdrop to ask dealers what works in attracting customers and what they pack for each show.
Las Vegas sports exhibit, SCORE!, serves up impressive memorabilia, interactive exhibits and the local flair for the dramatic. Among those associated with the project are the Basketball Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame and Boxing Hall of Fame.
A teenage connection through charitable efforts leads to a life-long friendship between a real estate developer and Phil Niekro. Plus, a great, true, story about the healing power of baseball involving the Niekro family.
Goldin Auctions kicked off its sale the last week of February, with big bids placed immediately. The headliner, a T206 Honus Wagner PSA 5(MC) is nearly at $1 million already and Ken Goldin feels that when the closing date of April 5 hits, $3 million isn’t out of the question. And there’s plenty more in the auction beyond the Wagner.
Topps staged a great attack on the Bowman baseball card reign in 1952, so Bowman bounced back in 1953 with original color photography, star appeal, multi-player cards and for the first time statistics on the back of Bowman cards.
For one San Musial fan, the connection top Stan Musial goes back to 1961 and the experience of a lifetime – serving as the bat boy for the St. Louis Cardinals for an entire week.
The inclusion of Hall of Famers and a few standout rookies means collectors still get a kick out of the 1970 Topps Football set. Additional features of Topps Supers, glossies and insert posters added to the fun.