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A Catalog of 1980s Baseball Card Boxed Sets

kmart box

Superstars, rookies, and lots of choices marked the explosion in retail boxed sets in the 1980s. Here is a brief rundown of the madness that ensued.

High-Grade National Chicle Football Set Headlines Catalog

National Chicle Football set

Over 500 high-grade and rare sports cards dating back more than a century will be up for sale in the I Own It Now event, launching Monday.

Ramblings: Finding a Show Guest

Lindy McDaniel

Finding an autograph guest for your card show sometimes just means a little legwork and a little knowledge of players who might have an interesting story.

5 Undervalued Vintage Football Sets

1954 Bowman Wrapper Small

Great players, reasonable prices and comparatively limited numbers make these five sets worth a look.

Photos Through the Telephone: A History and Guide to Wirephotos

1966 UPI wirephoto of Muhammad Ali

David Cycleback offers a primer on wirephotos, which have a fascinating history but are often misidentified.

Peyton Manning to Sign Autographs at Chicago Show

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The future Hall of Famer will make a rare card show appearance next month when he does a 90-minute signing session at the Fanatics event.

Old Mill Jackson, T206 Cobb With Cobb Back in REA Preview

Old Mill Joe Jackson 1910

Some of the hobby’s rarest and most valuable baseball cards will be on the block this spring.

Michael Jordan Autographs Cheaper as Legend Turns 52

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MJ turned 52 Tuesday and the world took notice. Landing one of his autographed cards is much less expensive than it used to be.

Tigers Collector Keeps Summer Memories Close at Hand

T206-cards

Kent Ailsworth has an extensive collection of baseball memorabilia, with a special focus on the Detroit Tigers.

Donor of 58-Cent Lombardi Thrift Store Sweater Located

West Point jacket Vince Lombardi

The West Point sweater with Vince Lombardi’s name in the tag found at a thrift shop came from the family of a man who served as one of his fellow coaches.

Clemente Jersey, Rare Ruth Card Among Hunt Auction Highlights

Game-worn Roberto Clemente jersey

A Roberto Clemente jersey that serendipitously wound up on the back of young Pirates prospect Kent Tekulve in 1971 is among more than 1800 lots up for bid.

Cup of Coffee Club: Baseball Cards of Big League Short Timers

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Their ranks are many and their stories are, too. Graham Womack looks back at five baseball cards of players who flew quickly across the radar.

1930s Black Hawks Jersey on Roadshow

1937-38 Chicago Black Hawks jersey

A jersey worn by a member of one of the NHL’s all-time Cinderella stories got some national TV time on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow.

MMA Autographs a Commodity, Too

Anderson Silva-Jon Jones signed fight poster

A female fighter is saying no to free autographs through the mail as the UFC deals with profiteers.

Musial Autographs Almost Gone; Stan the Man Inc. Closing

Stan Musial

Stan the Man Inc., which has handled Stan Musial autographs for nearly 25 years, will close its doors and transfer what’s left to a St. Louis warehouse.

Notes: Topps Baseball Sales, Ruth Card Hits $80K, CU Revenue, Butler Autograph Deal

Babe Ruth M101-5 rookie

Around the hobby horn with the sale of a 1916 Babe Ruth rookie, a Chicago shop’s report on 2015 Topps sales, an autograph deal for Malcolm Butler and more.

New PSA 10 Sandy Koufax Rookie Card

Sandy Koufax 1955 Topps rookie card

A potential six-figure rookie card has been added to the population with word of a new PSA 10 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax.

15 Baseball Cards of Players Who Met Tragic Endings

2014 Oscar Taveras Debut Topps

Not every player’s life has a happy ending. Here are baseball cards recalling 15 players who met an unfortunate end in one way or another.

Ramblings: Busted Prospects, Part Deux

2001 Fleer Platinum Mark Prior

Their futures seemed rock solid but Hall of Fame careers were not in the cards for these late 1980s and early 90s phenoms.

Ohio 3rd Grader at Super Bowl Via Panini Contest

Dylan

A nine-year-old football card collector landed the big prize in a Panini America contest and will be the “Kid Reporter” at Super Bowl Media Day.