Baseball Card Exchange

Notes: Sy Berger’s Family to Attend Honor

An honor for the late Sy Berger this weekend. The info, plus the story of a couple of historic baseball pieces, Max Scherzer’s charity autograph program and more.

Notes: Rings Stolen in Toronto; Craigslist Trouble in Cleveland

Two valuable championship rings were stolen in a Toronto burglary, two brothers from Cleveland are accused of a memorabilia scam… and more in the Notebook.

Notebook: SI Catches Up With Crazy Card Photo Subjects

Traveling to meet and re-photograph some of the guys who appeared on those nutty cards of the past? Sounds like fun. It’s one of the stories in the Notebook.

1953 Topps Mickey Mantle on the Rise

Major price increases in the last couple of years have collectors holding higher grade 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle cards feeling good.

Editor’s Blog: How to Buy Old Baseball Cards Cheap

A few tips for adding some great cards to your collection while keeping an eye on your bank account.

Notes: Ferrell and NSCC Autos; Posey Talks Cards; Trout’s Gift

Will Ferrell’s 2015 Topps Archives are hot, Buster Posey is the face of Series 2, the NSCC’s free autograph guests, a must-see video, boxing show…and more.

1973: Topps’ Business Draws AP Attention

An old article reveals the trading card business to be a much different place in 1973, but a growing enterprise with Topps providing cards for four sports.

Notebook: Utah’s Super Collector, Sox Garage Sale, ’51 Ticket Book, Wrong Rob

A visit with a voracious collector, a trip to the White Sox garage sale, the Red Wings plan one, a cool item from a historic MLB season and more.

T206 Cards Caused Uproar Upon 1909 Release

Newspaper editorial writers came out with guns blazing as kids flocked to the cigarette packs containing what we know today as T206 cards.

Notes: Sports Detectives, Baseball Artist, Crazy Collection, LAPD Sets

A new TV series hunts sports artifacts, artist Graig Kreindler makes national news, an Indy man’s huge collection, Conlon for the Hall… and police sets are back in LA.

Editor’s Blog Notes: PSA 10 Rookies at Auction

A new crop of PSA 10 football cards, a Phillies fan outmuscles an older lady for a ball, players talk autographs, Floridians recall The Babe…and more.

Notes: Memorabilia Collected from Empty O’s Game; Brazen Burglary

The stands were quiet but nothing kept an MLB authenticator from his work at Camden Yards Wednesday. Plus ‘tunnel rats’ steal cards from a bank… and more.

Editor’s Blog: William Gardiner’s Amazing Goudey Sheets at Auction

A 1930s youngster acquired a treasure trove of uncut Goudey Gum trading card sheets. Three, including one with three Ruths and a Gehrig, are at auction.

Editor’s Blog: Rare Find, NSCC Autographs, SI King, MJ Shoes, Wrigley Fan Barrier

A rare 19th century baseball card advertising poster unveiled in Ohio, plus show signing updates, a story on the king of signed SIs and more… in the Editor’s Notebook.

Editor’s Blog: Post’s “Rise and Fall of Baseball Cards”

A Washington Post video may have you feeling embarrassed for even thinking about collecting baseball cards today.

Blog Notes: Donruss Co-Founder Dies, Montana RC Record, Game-Worn News

The “Russ” in Donruss is gone; a big price for a Montana rookie, the Cubs push game-used gear for charity, a Padres garage sale and a $112,000 bullpen car.

Autographed Card Request Returned…20 Years Later

An Iowa collector gets a big surprise: a hockey card he’d sent away for an autograph in 1995 is finally returned.

Editor’s Blog: Collector Research Yields Insight into 1916 Gimbels Baseball Cards

A collector’s discovery inside a 99-year-old newspaper has shed some light on the distribution of the M101-4 Gimbels baseball cards.

Notes: Rare Joe Jackson, 2-Year-Old Knows Her Baseball Cards

An extremely scarce Joe Jackson card, a big price for a Trout rookie and a two-year-old Arizona girl rattles off the names on her baseball cards.

Editor’s Blog: Take Me Back to 1980

The anniversary of a memorable sporting event recalls what life was like for a collector 35 years ago.