In a plea hearing today in Chicago, Bill Mastro pled guilty to one count of mail fraud and admitted to the practice of shill bidding as well as trimming a famous T206 Honus Wagner card that has since sold for millions.
Collectors might know Andy Pafko only for his No. 1 seeding in the 1952 Topps set, but his career was sprinkled with memorable moments.
For 2014, Topps has the Power Play Promotion. In 2014 Topps Baseball, collectors will find Power Player Parallels code cards. Collectors then go to the Power Player website and enter the codes in a “digital locker” to win exclusive prizes.
The Blue Wave wrapper redemption programs have been a big hit with Topps, often exhausting supplies in little or no time. the latest involves Bowman Chrome Baseball, and you can start sending in UPC codes and wrappers today.
The mystery items continue with a batting practice photo-op involving Willie Stargell, Ernie Banks and ….that’s the mystery.
SCD readers have items in their collections they cannot identify. Can you? Some are pendants, some are signed balls. We’ll be running reader inquiries periodically here.
Jeff Figler has compiled another list of trivia questions, this time focusing on baseball. Three levels of questions, 16 questions in all.
Terry Melia, a long-time hobby mainstay at Upper Deck, has joined Leaf Trading Cards to head up the public relations and marketing arm of the company.
The National Convention always draws well in Chicago, and this year was no different for the first four days. SCD got a first row seat to the festivities.
2013 Topps Football is ready to hit shelves, offering all of the rookie cards collectors could ask for, along with contests and retro designs.