Taking a whirlwind around the hobby, exploring Sy Berger, Marshall Merrell mysteries, oldest players, ‘footy’ cards and some questions regarding eBay. Hop aboard the Hobby Train.
Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota went one-two in the NFL Draft; collectors aren’t waiting to see success on the field before buying. Winston is leading out of the gate, with his card values rising.
Despite flooding in Texas, Rockets and Astros stars draw fans to the autograph area, while collectors seek out Koufax, T205s
Roosevelt Stadium might ring a bell with Brooklyn Dodger fans as part of a stadium dispute, but relics rarely surface from the edifice. A couple of stadium seats surfaced, sending the author down memory lane.
The Sugar Daddy cards of the mid-1970s gave collectors something extra to chew on, with designs that recalled sets of the past and a lineup of Hall of Famers across the major sports.
Dick Nen’s debut homer helped clinch pennant for the Dodgers in 1963, and then . . . his name became a footnote in baseball history.
Sale of Phil Todt’s contract recalls a Todt-for-Gehrig trade that never happened, all part of the long history between Red Sox, Yankees.
Masanori Murakami had a short-lived career with the Giants and mixed success back in Japan. But MLB’s first Japanese player has a new book available and a signing tour planned for this summer.
A few uncataloged cards turned up at the 2014 National Convention in Cleveland, and a collector grabbed three more online from the obscure Prize Frankies Cleveland Indians card set.
All base sets are numbered to 199 copies and will contain two rare randomly inserted bonus cards of one Orange parallel, numbered to just three copies, and one Gold parallel, an exclusive one-of-a-kind card.