The E94 Close Candy baseball card set includes Cobb, Wagner, other big time stars and also some grammatically challenged back stamp variations.
Modern Sports Card News
The second 1984-85 Star Michael Jordan card to be graded 9.5 by Beckett is on eBay, with bidding already more than double last year’s record price.
Items from the Hall of Famer’s personal collection netted nearly a half-million dollars in the Steiner Sports auction.
It’s been a while since they’ve been sold outside Wrigley Field but the 2016 World Series program also has a Cleveland version–and one for the national audience.
Sports Memorabilia News
A photo op with Mel Ott turned out resulted in a great shot but that “preparing for the World Series” part? Someone forgot to tell the rest of the league.
Around the Hobby
The Washington State Sports Collectors Association show often means collectors selling to other collectors. Their winter show is coming soon.
Is the Fed’s interest rate policy pushing card prices? A Star Jordan auction update; the story behind an old baseball found in a box and a baseball man’s collection looks for a home.
What’s Hot in the Shop
The wrappers are flying in the shop as collectors shred a variety of new products. Mike’s got the top 5 hottest boxes.
A look at the different kinds of early “card photographs”, including how to judge their age by the type and style of cardboard backing.