The man behind Topps baseball cards still brings a smile to your face at age 91. Sy’s family weighs in on their father’s career and his home life in an exclusive interview with George Vrechek.
Vintage cards, especially those in high grades, continue to set new standards in the industry. Memory Lane’s latest auction saw records fall for a Paul Hornung rookie card and a 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth card among an impressive list of prices realized.
More than 1,000 lots are included in the auction, which leads off with 94 lots from The Rocky Mountain Collection, a remarkable accumulation of important sports cards from the 19th century through the early 21st century.
Collect Auctions serves up a case breaker’s dream assortment in latest sale, boosted by single-signed balls and game-used relics, including numerous game-used bats from Hall of Famers.
Muhammad Ali gloves from Ali-Frazier I, Babe Ruth’s 7-2nd home run ball and a Lou Gehrig signed ticket from his famous “Luckiest Man” speech game among the top draws at the Heritage event that takes place during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.
In a baseball card world where condition is king, you’ll find the No. 1 subject -Mikey Mantle – is just as hard to find ‘Very Poor’ as in ‘Gem Mint.’ Come along as we discuss some reasons why.
In 1955, Bowman introduced a quirky baseball set that couldn’t match Topps’ allure, yet collectors are still seeking its rewards. Today, the TV set design and brown borders drive collectors crazy.
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.
Jon Matlack can still recount parts of his career as if they happened yesterday. In an exclusive interview with SCD, Matlack recalls the 1973 World Series, playing with Willie Mays and an incredible few days in a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive.