Collecting on the Big Island: Hawaii doesn’t sound like a collector’s paradise, but big-time athletes come to compete, and collecting is alive and well.
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.
A new feature, called PSA Shop Button, lets you conveniently find nearly every card offered online, including those that will either upgrade or fill a hole in your set.
Topps has appointed Jeremy Strauser as General Manager of Digital, hoping to further capitalize on the popular apps such as Topps BUNT.
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.