In a tour of varying hobby topics, resident SCD columnist George Vrechek takes a look at super-seniors, card indices, Kut Outs, 1956 flat hats and Ty Cobb. Come along for the ride.
Goldin Auctions got press with Kobe Bryant memorabilia, but the auction is filled with cards, game-used beauties and tough signatures. A T206 Ty Cobb with Cobb back, Jackie Robinson bat from 1949 and a Yogi Berra mitt are just some of the treasures to be found.
In response from a TJ Schwartz column on getting some of his first autographs, readers have shared their own stories, which range from Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle to Danny Ainge and even Ronald McDonald. Feel free to share some of your own.
Ty Cobb’s signature is one of the most recognized and coveted in the game – but beware for some well-circulated forgeries, some of them issued by his own biographer.
Kevin Nelson, author of “Operation Bullpen: The Biggest Forgery Scam in American History” debuts his exclusive series on baseball forgeries for SCD, using photos obtained from the FBI and stories he ran across in writing the book. Some of these photos have not previously been seen in public.
The “Opening Day” Auction is now live, courtesy of Love of the Game Auctions. The sale features a great single-owner prewar collection, beautiful, glossy T3s and signed memorabilia from Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg.
Grey Flannel rolls out another impressive auction, headlined by Babe Ruth pants dated to 1921, a Ty Cobb game-used bat, the ball Orel Hershiser used to set his 59 consecutive scoreless innings streak, Frank Robinson’s 1966 Orioles jersey and much more.
A T206 Ty Cobb, 1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio and a Stan Musial signed bat are among 15 lots added to Goldin Auctions’ current sale that will benefit the American Red Cross. All proceeds from those lots will go to the non-profit organization.
The upcoming auction from Greg Bussineau will once again appeal to vintage card collectors with a Sporting Life Ty Cobb Cabinet, Dan Dee Mickey Mantle and the usual lineup of Ruth, Wagner and Mathewson also in the lineup.
Bidding is underway for the inaugural sale of Love of the Game Auctions, with three cards leading bidding after a few days: a 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski, Brunner’s Bread Ty Cobb and a signed 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig. 246 lots in all.