Tristar’s Houston show shook off a winter storm and provided an outlet for sports memorabilia collectors and fans. A guest lineup of Dwight Howard, Andy Pettitte, Tony Dorsett, Earl Campbell, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Mike Singletary and Clyde Drexler, among others, didn’t hurt.
Goldin Auctions kicked off its 2014 season with a $2.3 million sale that included top-of-the-line game-used bats belonging to Jackie Robinson and Mickey Mantle and an assortment of football championship rings that added much ca-ching to the bling.
Theater and sports is always a sketchy call. Often details like facts and accurate portrayals are out the window. So how does ‘Bronx Bombers’ bring several Yankee greats across generations together on one stage and make it work? Paul Ferrante explains in his 3 out of 4 stars review.
Collectors still scooping up the 1961 Nu-Card football issue; here is a behind-the-scenes look at the often-forgotten set that includes some popular players such as Ernie Davis, John Hadl and Roman Gabriel. Plus, there are some Navy gentlemen in helmets.
Classic autobiography of the unique manager Casey Stengel shows the joy and pain ghostwriter Harry T. Paxton experienced in writing the project.
As part of its Platinum Night Auction on Feb,. 22, Heritage auctions in introducing the 1923 N.Y. Yankee World Championship watch awarded to Babe Ruth. The watch was later given to a good friend of Ruth’s – the entire lineage of the watch is detailed here and why it’s such an important piece of sports memorabilia. Early estimates by Heritage say the watch with bring more than $750,000.
In 1955, Bowman introduced a quirky baseball set that couldn’t match Topps’ allure, yet collectors are still seeking its rewards. Today, the TV set design and brown borders drive collectors crazy.
This year marks the sixth year Upper Deck has run this event as a way not only to thank existing collectors for their support, but more importantly, to encourage hockey fans, youngsters and lapsed collectors to enjoy the fun of opening a pack of new hockey cards. Fans throughout Canada and the United States simply need to visit a participating retailer on Saturday, Jan. 18 to receive a free pack of Upper Deck’s National Hockey Card Day cards.
The NFL Experience takes its show outside in NYC; take a stroll up the boulevard and see what plans are in store.
The question follows former Cleveland Browns kicker Don Cockroft to this day – why didn’t you kick it? – so he decided to write about it and and the 1980 season. Here is a SCD exclusive interview with Cockroft talking about the kick, his career and who he considers to be the best kickers today.