Upper Deck’s Richard McWilliam passed away in January, leaving behind many innovations in the sportscard industry and a legacy of hard-nosed business practices.
We’ve recently introduced the concept of a Super-Senior All-Star Game featuring the oldest living major leaguers, showcasing the National League. Now here come the American Leaguers, with Bobby Doerr, Al Rosen and Connie Marrero leading the pack.
In this fantasy world, we look at the oldest living former major leaguers and compile a National League All-Star squad. Some of the names you’ll definitely know, and others you might want to further check on. Oh, and the players must have appeared on a baseball card to be included.
The Miracle on Ice Collection will include 22 items, including the jerseys Eurzione wore against the Soviet Union and the gold medal game, the stick he used to score the winning goal against the Soviets and the gloves he wore throughout the 1980 Olympics.
On this Martin Luther King Jr. day, we present a special poem by Ron Gabriel that is a take on the famous “Casey at the Bat.” However, this poem looks at Jackie Robinson and comes with a decidedly different ending. Special thanks to Richard Zamoff for sharing.
Collecting pioneer Frank Keetz has explored the spectrum of baseball card collecting, publishing five books along the way in his specialty. See what he has worked on and how you may have been impacted by his work without even knowing it.
Topps first attempt at hockey cards for 1954-55 didn’t win over fans immediately, but nearly 60 years later, the set grows on you. With bright colors, unique card back information and a manageable size, the set is a hit among hockey collectors.
Mile High’s January auction will include a Babe Ruth and Al Capone signed baseball that also involves Herb Pennock and Eddie Collins in one of the more unique pieces of autographed memorabilia to hit the market recently.
A few SCD readers have been doing some stadia collecting of their own, from League Park seats to the big clock that stood at K.C. Municipal. Plus, the author offers one way to grab stadia collectibles from Fenway Park.
The 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders set gives collectors extra tobacco-era style. Come along on this writer’s journey to complete a mid-grade set of these quirky cards that featured two players – if you dared to fold them over.