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?
Goldin Auctions kicked off its sale the last week of February, with big bids placed immediately. The headliner, a T206 Honus Wagner PSA 5(MC) is nearly at $1 million already and Ken Goldin feels that when the closing date of April 5 hits, $3 million isn’t out of the question. And there’s plenty more in the auction beyond the Wagner.
Topps staged a great attack on the Bowman baseball card reign in 1952, so Bowman bounced back in 1953 with original color photography, star appeal, multi-player cards and for the first time statistics on the back of Bowman cards.
For one San Musial fan, the connection top Stan Musial goes back to 1961 and the experience of a lifetime – serving as the bat boy for the St. Louis Cardinals for an entire week.
In this fantasy world, we look at the oldest living former major leaguers and compile a National League All-Star squad. Some of the names you’ll definitely know, and others you might want to further check on. Oh, and the players must have appeared on a baseball card to be included.