The online selling world was abuzz over Yogi Berra’s death, but selling prices are still affordable. Plus news on Willie Mays and Jim “Catfish” Hunter.
Taking a spin around online auctions, Larry Canale spotlights the Mets starting pitchers, some big-money altered cards, Willie Mays and a running back looking to get back to hobby prominence, Adrian Peterson.
Early 1970s Topps Candy Lids present condition challenges, yet the confection curiosities are popular with player, team collectors. Hall of Famers abound, but good luck finding them well centered in any of the three years of issue.
Collectors on the hunt for Topps insert posters from the late 1960s. Condition, paper quality and use upon opening all lead to scarce versions in top grade. So pin ’em up!
Lelands to feature ‘Deflategate’ football, original ‘Time Magazine’ cover paintings, Peck & Synder CDV and more horse racing items, this time from Man O’ War and Secretariat.
A look at, and maybe a listen to, the Mattel Instant Replay records. They are plastic, touchy in terms of functionality and even slabbed? Revisit the 1970s relics, and learn if your player and discs still have any worth.
Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays and Bud Selig draw crowds with today’s best,
including Clayton Kershaw, Jose Abreu, Jacob deGrom and Corey Kluber in New York chapter awards dinner of the BBWAA.
Len Brown’s first big job at Topps involved the 1960 Topps Baseball issue; Brown details his involvement here, from writing the backs, to dealing with trades to the gray vs/ white colors.
George Johnson has spent nearly 30 years in the sports collectibles industry. He has seen mob scenes and guests that delighted crowds. He reflects on his Midwest shows and discusses a new opportunity in Arizona.
In an annual tradition at SCD, Dan Schlossberg provides his list of the best baseball books produced in the previous 12 months. In the first of two parts, here are the Top 25.