There aren’t many sets or cards that get people more excited than the 1952 Topps set and the fabled No. 311 Mickey Mantle. Higgins and Scott is offering the ultimate 1952 Topps “Super Set” that features two of the Mantle cards. Bidding begins July 29.
A beautiful design up front and in back, along with production oddities that drive collectors batty, earmark the 1963 Topps Baseball set. Here’s to 50 years for this collector favorite.
Media outlets always ask about the current card market. When they start talking about how today’s market pales in comparison to two decades ago, I know they are only talking about the modern card market.
Former White House Chief of Staff (1989-1991) John Sununu helps shed light on the 1990 Topps George Bush card, revealing more than 100 were produced, and in two different styles.
The name of Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick is well known in hobby circles, as he owns some of the most pristine examples of the most valuable cards in the hobby. Thirty cards from his collection will be on display at the National Convention, courtesy of Memory Lane.
‘Full Count Find’ includes an important group of 1915 Cracker Jack cards, early 20th century caramel cards, T206 examples and 1950s Topps cards. The find will be part of Love of the Game’s next auction to be held in August.
From a T206 Eddie Plank PSA 5 and T206 Cy Young (Cleveland, Portrait) PSA 8 leading the prewar cards, it’s a big deal to consider the postwar offerings might hold even greater appeal to bidders at Greg Bussineau.
Memory Lane’s I Own It Now Sale has already seen some amazing prices (see the Rod Carew rookie for $59,800), but now it’s time for collectors to make an offer on the remaining items, which include several high-grade singles and much more.
The final tally is in for the spring Robert Edward Auction event. The rookie card of Babe Ruth and the famous T206 Wagner led the way, but other results – like a Ruth/Gehrig ball for $343,650 – were equally impressive. Let’s go through some of the highlights.
In an event that happened earlier this spring, the Hobby visited the Smithsonian with a presentation on tobacco cards, wire photos and memorabilia. A great night of stories, facts and fun.