Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular brings holiday cheer to the Windy City; a report from the show floor, including what was selling and who was signing.
Sy Berger, the man behind the first Topps cards and the man responsible for signing all of the players featured on cards back in the day, has passed away at age 91.
While Babe Ruth was lauded in newspapers, biographies of the great slugger came after his stardom; here’s one from 1930 – ‘Babe Ruth: The Idol of the American Boy.’
A Top 10 list of unusual vintage items collectors should have on their radar this holiday shopping season includes rulers, Coke caps, posters and stamps – all featuring the stars of sports.
The Big Ten’s headquarters in Chicago also houses the Big Ten Experience, which is full of interactive exhibits, features on the leagues biggest names – but no memorabilia.
Seeded into packs of 2015 Topps Baseball Series 1 are game cards that harken back to the scratcher games frequently found in packs of Topps in the early 1980s, called Babe Ruth’s Call Your Shot Game. Prizes include a trip to the World Series.
Topps has released its annual list of Major League Baseball Rookie All-Stars. Each player will have the recognizable trophy picture on its cards in 2015.
Mile High Card Co. ends 2014 with more than 500 premium quality lots, including rare pieces of memorabilia, the highest graded samples of select rookies and high-ranking sets from the PSA Set Registry.
A $15,000 reward is being offered for information that would solve an Oct. 8 break-in at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center. Thieves made off with two of the beloved Yankee Hall of Famer’s three Most Valuable Player Awards and several of his 10 World Championship rings.
The Chicago Sun-Times Show is now the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular, but the show guests and dealers remain a draw for collectors and fans. Get the lowdown on the new owners and the upcoming show.