The National celebrates 36 years, seeing an uptick in vintage cards, grading and a generational shift toward case breaking. Dealers, customers weigh in on the latest incarnation in Chicago.
Collectors on the hunt for Topps insert posters from the late 1960s. Condition, paper quality and use upon opening all lead to scarce versions in top grade. So pin ’em up!
Before reaching the major leagues with the Braves, John Smoltz
pitched in Glens Falls, N.Y., just part of the city’s minor league lore. Here is a look back from the former owners and staff of the Glens Falls Tigers.
The high-profile auctions just keep coming. SCP Auctions is offering a 1968 Ernie Banks game-used jersey. 1936 Olympic gold medal, the Johnny Murphy Collection and one of the best 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder sets in existence. Bidding ends Aug. 22.
A match made in heaven: books about baseball cards. Here are the 13 best baseball card books published to date, ranging from card histories to the companies that produced them.
Heritage Auctions held its Platinum Night Auction during The National, a $6.1 million sale led by Mantle, Roberto Clemente, William Perry and one of the earliest team baseball cards to surface in the public market.
Butch Jacobs explains how Topps got photos of the players, who picked the photos for the cards, why some cards appear to be slanted and what the company did when featuring players who were traded in mid-season.
Collect Auctions expands upon its niche in unopened product, adds complete and signed sets to loaded lineup for Aug. 6 sale. Unopened 1986-87 Fleer Basketball wax box, Stan Musial game-used bat lead bidding.
Artist Daniel Duffy has created a masterpiece showcasing the history of the Cubs in the essence of Wrigley Field. The painting, offered in Goldin Auctions live event July 31, will be completed during the National Convention.
J. Leslie Wilkinson formed the Kansas City Monarchs yet remained an unknown figure until his Hall of Fame induction in 2006. Learn about the man and his signature.