An exclusive interview with NBA Hall of Famer and legendary ABA coach Bobby ‘Slick’ Leonard, the voice of “Boom, Baby!” about his playing days, coaching and cards. A new biography is also available about Leonard.
In one of the annual sales of note in the hobby, REA’s spring auction totals more than $8 million, led by record prices for advertising posters, cards and Mickey Mantle jerseys.
Taking another look at a 1970s classic: ‘The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book.’ Even before the hobby got big, this book entertains, pokes fun at and informs readers about baseball cards and more.
Street & Smith’s Baseball Yearbook held in high esteem as America’s sports bible for previews and predictions. Athlete-written stories about the game also held in high regard. Values for past issues quite affordable.
For a select few, professional careers have been between the lines and at the line. Here’s who have done it and their success rates, including a couple of others who deserve mention among the normally discussed dozen who have done the deed.
In an auction that is sure to bring millions of dollars and plenty of media attention, SCP Auctions has kicked off a sale that ends May 17 with a Babe Ruth watch, Lou Gehrig signed letter to his doctor, game-used jerseys galore and championships rings from across the generations.
Baseball teams and fans await their prospects on the big stage – as do collectors, hoping to score on investments. Some have arrived on the scene, while other might have to wait until May . . . or later.
Some of the best 1960s and ’70s cards in the market, all graded PSA 9 or PSA 10 will headline the latest Memory Lane Auction, complemented by postwar Mantles and Mays cards graded PSA or better.
John Makowiec loved collecting cards, and now he makes sure all kids can enjoy the experience with his Cards 2 Kids program which hands out donated trading cards to kids in need and other charitable organizations.
Former infielder and now Triple-A manager Wally Backman reflects on the famous Mets season, his career and today’s new rules.