The Sugar Daddy cards of the mid-1970s gave collectors something extra to chew on, with designs that recalled sets of the past and a lineup of Hall of Famers across the major sports.
Dick Nen’s debut homer helped clinch pennant for the Dodgers in 1963, and then . . . his name became a footnote in baseball history.
Sale of Phil Todt’s contract recalls a Todt-for-Gehrig trade that never happened, all part of the long history between Red Sox, Yankees.
Masanori Murakami had a short-lived career with the Giants and mixed success back in Japan. But MLB’s first Japanese player has a new book available and a signing tour planned for this summer.
A few uncataloged cards turned up at the 2014 National Convention in Cleveland, and a collector grabbed three more online from the obscure Prize Frankies Cleveland Indians card set.
In the final installment of George Vrechek’s “Collect it All” series, the author looks at collecting vintage hockey, boxing, golf and other sports cards, breaking down the total available in the market. At the end, see what collecting level you are at with your collection.
The Toronto Expo is known as the best hockey show in North America, and rightly so, considering its location. But for the spring event, baseball shared some of the focus, including spotlight on Bert Campaneris and card artist Paul Madden.
Heritage Auctions’ latest sale netted $8.3 million, with many records set along the way. Impressive prices were set by some unusual suspects, including a 1984 Topps USFL issue of Reggie White, PSA 10, selling for $10,755. More results here.
Dave & Adam’s makes a giant push in the collectibles world, literally, with a 46,000-sq.-ft. store themed like a fanfest event. From non-sports cards to Michael Jordan signed jersey, the store will be an attraction for sports and entertainment fans.
Ty Cobb has a reputation, often gleaned from misinformation and poetic license. Here’s an unbiased look at ‘The Georgia Peach’ in a biography penned by Charles Leerhsen.