Behind the scenes at every game, Major League Baseball authenticators, usually current or former members of law enforcement, are taking artifacts from the playing field and making them available to fans – in a rapid fashion and filling custom orders.
Alonzo Mourning and Mitch Richmond headline the Class of 2014, but David Stern brings out the biggest supporters, including Bill Russell. And would Mourning’s poor signing habits change on his induction weekend?
Sylvia Fowles of the Chicago Sky adds paint presence, an Olympic pedigree and defensive dominance on the court, and plenty of signatures off of it.
A look at the 1974 Topps Football set, from its stars to its role in the Parker Brothers game, Pro Draft.
The man behind Topps baseball cards still brings a smile to your face at age 91. Sy’s family weighs in on their father’s career and his home life in an exclusive interview with George Vrechek.
Baseball’s beginnings were front and center when an early 1870s collection of Boston Red Stockings memorabilia made headlines at an Antiques Roadshow event. Go behind the scenes on the memorabilia and the team itself.
Atlanta Braves fans were in nirvana in Cooperstown this year when three of their own made baseball’s biggest stage – Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine.
Modern cards aren’t thought to bring values their vintage counterparts bring, but all that has changed with third-party grading. Gem Mint cards are being scooped up by the high-rollers at skyrocketing prices.
Vintage cards, especially those in high grades, continue to set new standards in the industry. Memory Lane’s latest auction saw records fall for a Paul Hornung rookie card and a 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth card among an impressive list of prices realized.
Bidding concludes Saturday, Aug. 23 for SCP Auctions’ latest sale, which includes a rare Lou Gehrig watch celebrating the 1928 Yankees, Johnny Manziel’s 2012 Texas A&M jersey and great pieces from the Helms Foundation and Newport Sports Museum.