War Bond Game” was $800 million extravaganza in 1943, with numerous baseball Hall of Famers.
A look at the small but distinctive Motorola baseball set from the mid-1970s that includes Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb. The sales promotion items have their own niche of collectors today.
Heritage Auctions is presenting the Herb Brooks Collection in the company’s Platinum Night Auction, which concludes with a live event Feb. 21. Brooks’ items include his presentation ring for the 1980 “Miracle” and artifacts from throughout his career.
Heritage Auctions is ready to wow the sports memorabilia once again with its Platinum night Auction, held in New York City Feb 21-22. With fresh-to-the-market material including the gloves Ali and Liston wore in the “Phantom Punch” fight to a Joe Jackson signed photos and athlete collections, the auction will rewrite the record books.
Playing Monday morning quarterback with a 15-year-old list of the 20th century’s most collectible athletes. Is it right this time? A 21st century edition of the most sought-after athletes in the memorabilia market. Ruth tops the list, of course.
The gimmick to add new attractions and buyers to the standard pack of cards has, years later, taken on a collecting life of its own. Inserts from the 1960s and ’70s are gaining steam in the collector’s market.
Baseball fans, collectors and everyone else who met Ernie Banks were left smiling and laughing, just the way he intended. Here are some memories from those around the hobby.
The Baseball Hall of Fame has yet to enshrine former infielder and manager Bill Dahlen; however, collectors still seek his cards. The following is a card history of “Bad Bill” and the scarcity of each.
Len Brown’s first big job at Topps involved the 1960 Topps Baseball issue; Brown details his involvement here, from writing the backs, to dealing with trades to the gray vs/ white colors.
Collecting on the Big Island: Hawaii doesn’t sound like a collector’s paradise, but big-time athletes come to compete, and collecting is alive and well.