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.
From Mark Fidrych to Willie Stargell, 2013′s baseball books cover nearly every topic imaginable – and they are all fun to read! Here’s the conclusion to SCD’s annual Best of the Year list.
A challenge for Baseball Hall of Fame autograph collectors is nabbing signatures of the Spink and Frick Award winners. Here are some of the tough ones to get and which baseball card set features some of the signatures.
Among the best baseball books published this year were two on Ted Williams and one each on Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg and the DiMaggios – superstars long before the advent of World War II. Check these out and two dozen more in this review.
Not many collectors found the 1972 Topps Football 3rd Series in their stores. More than 40 years later, they are still looking. Here is a review of the popular high numbers from that set.
Jon Matlack can still recount parts of his career as if they happened yesterday. In an exclusive interview with SCD, Matlack recalls the 1973 World Series, playing with Willie Mays and an incredible few days in a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive.
The Chicago Sun-Times Show lacked its star attraction, but an otherwise strong lineup of signers and collectibles drew attention. Meet a few of the dealers at the show and what items were on the show floor.
The calendar hasn’t turned to 2014 yet, but there is an event already to mark on the schedule for next year. Goldin Auctions is conducting the Babe Ruth Centennial Auction in July, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ruth’s MLB debut with high-end pieces like a rookie-era game-used bat and a 1914 Baltimore News rookie card.
The story is well known – Babe Ruth befriends a severely ill child named Johnny Sylvester and promises to knock a homer for him in the 1926 World Series. The signed ball from Ruth has been on display in museums and the story has been retold in film and in books. That famous signed ball, and other Sylvester artifacts, are now coming to auction.
For many the T206 set is the ultimate tobacco card set. But it’s very hard to get anywhere near completion and at a very high cost to boot. Welcome to the T218s – an affordable tobacco set with plenty of stars, attractive art and their own quirks.