Behind the scenes at every game, Major League Baseball authenticators, usually current or former members of law enforcement, are taking artifacts from the playing field and making them available to fans – in a rapid fashion and filling custom orders.
By the early 1970s, Major League Baseball had finally decided to market itself, and the book ‘This Great Game’ was one of the ways it did so.
A new licensing agreement between RareInk, MLB Properties and the MLBPA means a new line of limited-edition artwork featuring MLB players past and present, historical moments and ballparks.
MLB historian John Thorn is immersed in baseball’s past, yet his personal collection is about heritage and not star appeal. Come along with an exclusive interview with Thorn as he describes his collection and how the hobby is still in its infancy.
Topps’ reign as the exclusive trading card of Major League Baseball will remain through 2020 it was announced today.