Upper Deck has gone to great lengths to provide meaningful rookie cards in its Upper Deck Football set, providing 200 different subjects and on-card signatures with 99.8 percent of the autograph content live in the product.
Attention to detail, three major stars and “chase” cards proved to be a winning formula for Topps in its battle with Bowman in 1953. The portrait artwork is another high selling point for this set.
Mike Rucinski reached his ultimate dream of playing in the NHL with his beloved Chicago Blackhawks. However, knee injuries forced him to take a new direction in the sport he has enjoyed his entire life.
The memorable touchdown run by Jack Hoffman during Nebraska’s spring football game has now been immortalized as a blown-up football card, courtesy of Upper Deck. The card will be used to raise awareness and funds for Team Jack, in his fight against brain cancer.
The Heritage Sports Collectible Auction is now underway, highlighted by some vintage classics, including more from the Black Swamp Find, along with early Dodgers jerseys and game-used equipment from Thurman Munson. Oh,and there is a fantastic Cincinnati Cabinet Photo Find.
For SCD columnist T.J. Schwartz, the move to the West Coast as a young adult provided unique opportunities to meet some big-time athletes. The comedy writer/cabbie shares a couple of priceless stories from his past.
The expected plea deal for Bill Mastro will not be taking place. For the second time, a judge has tossed a plea deal of a maximum sentence of 30 months for Mastro, setting the stage for a possible trial. The next hearing will take place May 14.
Earl Weaver, Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray always hold a special place for this auction thanks to their Triple-A connection to Rochester, N.Y. Plus, now is the time to get those golf autograph requests – it’s Masters week.
The National Museum of American Jewish History is planning a major exhibit called “Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Jews in America” and are looking for baseball fans’ help in sharing memories, artifacts and memorabilia.
SCD columnist remembers Robert Creamer, the famed author who didn’t realize the value and importance of his own work. Read how a stop at a fundraiser led to a lasting relationship.