Roosevelt Stadium might ring a bell with Brooklyn Dodger fans as part of a stadium dispute, but relics rarely surface from the edifice. A couple of stadium seats surfaced, sending the author down memory lane.
Collect Auctions’ December sale is led by a 1975 Topps Baseball cello case and signatures from baseball’s elite. Bidding is live now and ends Dec. 5
Pat Salerno Jr. is a big fan of Johnny Podres, has an extensive Podres collection and helps honor the Dodgers pitcher every year. Plus, Ralph Branca to be honored by N.Y. State Baseball HOF.
Collectors might know Andy Pafko only for his No. 1 seeding in the 1952 Topps set, but his career was sprinkled with memorable moments.
The National Convention is always full of treasures. This year, many auction houses are bringing in great memorabilia to display, including SCP Auctions’ announcement of The Abrams Family Collection of Jackie Robinson memorabilia.
With ‘42’ making headlines, we take a trip to Jackie Robinson’s early stomping grounds at Rickwood Field and in Cairo, Ga. To find some of the landmarks, you need to do your homework, or have a trusty guide.
Carl Erskine, still with a spring in his step at age 86, shares stories about his career, sports memorabilia and playing with Al Hirt. Guess who he was most afraid would hit a home run off him?
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.
On this Martin Luther King Jr. day, we present a special poem by Ron Gabriel that is a take on the famous “Casey at the Bat.” However, this poem looks at Jackie Robinson and comes with a decidedly different ending. Special thanks to Richard Zamoff for sharing.
Restoring original stadium seats from the Polo Grounds leads to some reminiscing about the ballpark and its inhabitants.