When I first got in touch with Wayne Tietz, there was no mystery as to his collecting loyalties: “Hi, this is Wayne Tietz, the World’s Biggest White Sox Fan!”
In a 2008 interview, Joe "The Jet" Perry – who passed away in April 2011 – recalled some of the highlights and injuries of his career.
Collector profile: Herbie Buck is a die-hard N.Y. Yankees fan, and counts many former players as friends. His collection is filled with autographs, and he has a story to go with nearly every piece.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Hart appreciates the history of the game – and he collects it, too. Hank Aaron is one of his favorite players, of which he has a few original paintings signed by the star.
For Bob Reed, his accomplishments on the football field led to many connections off the field that has fueled his charitable endeavors that continue today.
Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell was once the hobby’s most famous non-signer, but he has relented in recent years. Still, in the end, he’ll take a handshake first.
The debut of SCD’s Industry Spotlight series starts with James Spence, head of one of the leading third-party authenticators in the sports hobby, JSA.
The NBA’s decision to hand over its basketball card license to Panini raised a lot of eyebrows in the industry. To help explain the situation and address other issues, SCD sat down for an exclusive interview with Lisa Goldberg, the NBA’s senior director of trading cards and memorabilia.
Bobby Doerr made a lot of baseball history on how own. However, the famous member of the Red Sox also pursued historical artifacts, making him a collector of baseball history, as well. Check out an exclusive interview with Bobby Doerr.
The former fiery relief pitcher was once dubbed Pancho Villa by his teammates. Senior Smoke, another nickname, reflects on his four World Series appearances and on collecting.