SCP Auctions will showcase items for its august auction during the National Sports Collectors Convention, including jerseys from Ted Williams and Ernie Banks and Olympic and championship relics.
The 1948 Swell Sports Thrills baseball set had it all, covering the stars and big moments from the 1930s through 1947. Hard to find in top condition, even mid-range cards are becoming rather valuable.
The 1955 Topps Double Header set produced a fun twist for its time, complete with stars, “twin” Bills and hidden imagery. Here is an overview of the set, including who grades what from this set, values and other quirks.
Ed Lucas, the blind Emmy-winning journalist, hasn’t missed a Yankees home opener in 60 years; new book shares his story. Plus, great recollections with Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams.
Goldin Auctions has never wanted to be pigeon-holed as a sports auction-only business. Their latest sale, which opens today, proves that with an impressive mix of sports, historic items and entertainment artifacts that range from John D. Rockefeller to the Beatles to Mickey Mantle.
Among the highlights were a 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series ring selling for $42,480, Kobe Bryant’s Olympic sneakers autographed by all of his teammates selling for $38,561 and a one-of-a-kind Aston Martin Vanquish sports car produced for the 50th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame and autographed by 50 NBA greats, which sold for a whopping $138,533.
From Mark Fidrych to Willie Stargell, 2013’s baseball books cover nearly every topic imaginable – and they are all fun to read! Here’s the conclusion to SCD’s annual Best of the Year list.
Among the best baseball books published this year were two on Ted Williams and one each on Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg and the DiMaggios – superstars long before the advent of World War II. Check these out and two dozen more in this review.
Dick Perez, who continuously brings quality to sports paintings, discusses his start with Perez-Steele Galleries, producing the Diamond Kings cards and Ted Williams. And now you can own some of his original masterpieces, courtesy of Legendary Auctions.
A fixture in the game of baseball, Louisville Slugger continues to churn out the bats and entertain players and fans at its factory and museum. Take a virtual tour thanks to Ross Forman and learn about about some of the quirks of the place.