Mickey Mantle cards from the 1950s and other high-grade vintage material climbed to new heights as Memory Lane closed out its latest catalog auction with more than $2.1 million in sales.
John Smoltz was dominant on the mound as both a starter and a closer. Off the field, he wouldn’t play for any team that wouldn’t let him golf, and he likes to joke around, even with his Hall of Fame teammates.
The National celebrates 36 years, seeing an uptick in vintage cards, grading and a generational shift toward case breaking. Dealers, customers weigh in on the latest incarnation in Chicago.
Cappie Pondexter bring veteran experience, Olympic knowledge and plenty of grit to the Chicago Sky. Here is an exclusive interview with the All-Star and former Big East Player of the Year. And she signs, often.
Collectors on the hunt for Topps insert posters from the late 1960s. Condition, paper quality and use upon opening all lead to scarce versions in top grade. So pin ’em up!
Before reaching the major leagues with the Braves, John Smoltz
pitched in Glens Falls, N.Y., just part of the city’s minor league lore. Here is a look back from the former owners and staff of the Glens Falls Tigers.
Butch Jacobs explains how Topps got photos of the players, who picked the photos for the cards, why some cards appear to be slanted and what the company did when featuring players who were traded in mid-season.
National Sports Collectors Convention filled with giveaways, access to unique memorabilia and plenty of exclusive trading cards courtesy if card manufacturers. The hobby’s five-day main event is ready to kick off in Rosemont, Ill.
A-Rod’s signed, inscribed Louisville Slugger from his first MLB hit expected to fetch more than $20,000 in SCP Auctions’ August 22 sale.
Artist Daniel Duffy has created a masterpiece showcasing the history of the Cubs in the essence of Wrigley Field. The painting, offered in Goldin Auctions live event July 31, will be completed during the National Convention.