Third-party grading has grown by leaps and bounds in the card hobby, and prices has skyrocketed as a result for those in high grades. PSA and SGC are the heavyweights in third-party card grading; Orlando and Hileman share details on how the process has changed.
Three shop owners explain how the move online has benefited their businesses. For some, nearly all of their business is online, while others use the medium to tout new products and upcoming promotions.
High-grade cards, vintage sets and sought-after tickets ruled the bidding during Memory Lane’s winter auction, which totaled $1.5 million. A 1933 DeLong Gum Lou Gehrig, graded PSA 8, sold for a record-setting $45,410.
The upcoming Goldin Auctions sale will feature a newly discovered 1942 Joe DiMaggio Yankees jersey and personal items from Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez and Jose Altuve, including awards.
Len Brown spent 41 years at Topps, coming up with the text kids memorized and recited for decades; he recounts his time here. From being asked as a kid about his thoughts on products to producing the cards himself, Brown has seen plenty of cardboard history.
George Johnson has spent nearly 30 years in the sports collectibles industry. He has seen mob scenes and guests that delighted crowds. He reflects on his Midwest shows and discusses a new opportunity in Arizona.
‘New Century, New Team: The 1901 Boston Americans’ looks at the beginnings of the Red Sox, American League and the important role played by Charles Somers. Who is Somers? Read on to find out.
In an annual tradition at SCD, Dan Schlossberg provides his list of the best baseball books produced in the previous 12 months. In the first of two parts, here are the Top 25.
Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith receives more accolades with the Louisville Slugger Living Legends Award in a special night for fans. Smith toured the factory and then spent an intimate evening with fans discussing the game and his time in St. Louis.
Football card collectors weren’t looking for quirky keepsakes that adorn their fingers in 1966, but that is what Topps provided. Check out this overview of 1966 Topps Football Funny Rings.