Gil Coan, the 1945 Minor League Player of the Year had a 10-year major league career, mostly with the Washington Senators. He talks about his career, racing horses and meeting presidents of the United States.
The cards coming out of the woodwork of late is astounding. The latest are a pair of scrapbooks containing Old Judge, Gypsy Queen and non-sports cards dating back to the 1800s. The Cambridge Collection, as it is dubbed, will be sold through Goldin Auctions.
With all of these high-end auction houses in the sports hobby, it’s always fun to see what they will dig up next. Goldin Auctions’ latest announcement is the discovery of a M101-6 Felix Mendehlson Joe Jackson card.
While prices are going up at thrift stores, you can still find signed bargains that have slipped through the cracks. Two recent finds included a charity event-signed piece by five star athletes and a Barry Bonds litho.
The 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame brought 120 inductees to the weekend event in Canton to help honor the 2013 class. Too bad most of them didn’t bother to sign for fans. Here’s a recap of the weekend.
Newest book on the 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack cards serves as an informative keepsake for the hobby, complete with informative text written in a funny, easy-to-read style.
Jeff Figler has compiled another list of trivia questions, this time focusing on baseball. Three levels of questions, 16 questions in all.
Topps is gearing up for its 75th anniversary celebration that ill run from Dec.-Feb. 2014 by announcing a special card set and setting the stage for 75 prizes to be handed out over 75 days. More than 100 Topps sets will be featured in the new card set.
The autograph pavilion at the National Convention is a bustling place. With more than 90 signers in 2013, the activity was greater than ever. If you wanted one “regular item” signed by every guest at the 2013 National, it would have cost $5,640.
By the early 1970s, Major League Baseball had finally decided to market itself, and the book ‘This Great Game’ was one of the ways it did so.