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10 Great 1930s Baseball Cards For Budget-Minded Collectors

1934 Batter-Up Carl Hubbell

A look at some 1930s baseball cards featuring memorable names from a variety of different sets, most of which can be had for less than you might think.

30 Cool, Cheap Michael Jordan Cards

Michael Jordan 1992-93 Stadium Club Beam Team

Thirty years to the day after his NBA debut, a list of 30 cool Michael Jordan cards for collectors who want fun stuff on a budget.

Notebook: Arrests in Home Invasion, World Series Profits, Ruth Stub, Target Exclusive

World Series 1915 ticket stub

Police make arrests in that Ohio break-in. World Series memorabilia can be a great investment, Panini takes a basketball card product to retail only…and more.

69 Years After Signing, Jackie Robinson Cards Still Hobby Gold

Jackie Robinson rookie card

A look at recent big sales and the hottest Jackie Robinson cards as a special anniversary arrives.

Time to Wake Up to Royals’ Rookie Cards?

B-Fast

A team years in the making is now in the World Series. A look at some of the top Kansas City Royals and their rookie cards.

Ruth Rookie, Record Price for Rare McKinley Card Push REA Auction Over $4 Million

1916 Babe Ruth M101-5

Babe Ruth shared the stage with a rare 1932 U.S. Caramel card of a former U.S. president as Robert Edward Auctions wrapped up its 2014 Fall Auction.

1959 Bazooka Offers Ultimate ‘Bubble Gum Card’ Challenge

1959 Bazooka Mickey Mantle

Those 1959 Bazooka baseball cards weren’t easy to collect 55 years ago and they certainly aren’t now but they’re big, beautiful and worth it, short prints and all.

Poor Frauds: Artificially Aged Fakes Still Fooling Buyers

Fake 1921 W551 BABE RUTH CUT SIGNATURE STRIP CARD

How some sellers are making reprints look old and exploiting a gray area in eBay’s auction rules to make money.

Cards Stolen, Man Attacked in Ohio Home Invasion

Ohio home invasion attack

Police in Springfield, OH say they are looking for three men who barged into a man’s home, assaulted him and stole his baseball cards.

Ramblings: Sometimes It’s Not the Dealer’s Fault

Plano TX Card Show

A collectors discussion of dealer habits got Rich Klein thinking about the give and take over sports card pricing.

Spurned by Card Shop, Find of 1916 M101-4 Cards Heads to Auction

Joe Jackson 1916 Sporting News card

A rare complete set of 1916 Sporting News baseball cards has been discovered and is expected to bring big bucks when Goldin Auctions offers it next month.

Prison Time, Restitution Ordered for PA Man Who Ripped Off eBay Buyers

Prisons Federal Bureau logo

Steven Norris is heading to prison and will have to pay back eBay buyers after he and his brother kept cashier’s checks or sent reprints of vintage cards.

5 Cool Vintage Willie Mays Cards You Can Own Without Going Broke

1962 Topps Managers Dream

On the 60th anniversary of his famous catch, we offer five important Willie Mays cards you can own that don’t require a buff bank account.

Sports Card Photographer Recalls Working for Topps

Shaw

Owen C. Shaw was one of Topps’ go-to guys on the west coast during the 1980s and 90s but that was just part of what kept him busy.

10 Most Valuable Pieces of Derek Jeter Memorabilia

Derek Jeter game bat 1996 World Series

His career now in the rearview mirror, we look back at ten of the most valuable pieces of Derek Jeter memorabilia sold at public auction.

Vintage Set of the Week: Woof! 60 Years Later, Red Heart Baseball Card Set Still Barking

Mickey Mantle 1954 Red Heart

The 1954 Red Heart baseball card set may have come from a dog food manufacturer, but it’s no mutt with collectors.

Editor’s Blog: Old Plastic Sheets Now Plenty Sticky

PVC sheets

We take a look at a 35-year-old card set sitting in some old sheets, apparently containing PVC.

Are 2013 Kris Bryant Bowman Chrome Auto Parallels Ready to Emerge?

2014 Bowman Chrome Baseball box

Could the ‘missing’ parallels of the 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Kris Bryant auto be part of the upcoming release of 2014 Bowman Chrome Baseball?

Getting Your Collection Outside the Fan Cave

Autographed Ernie Banks jersey

Wish other people could see your baseball memorabilia? Larry Pauley discusses the idea of taking the memorabilia out of the man cave (or woman cave).

Real vs. Not So Real: Tips on Authenticating T206 Cards

T206s from a Goldin Auctions near set sale

The most famous card in the world is often the target of counterfeiters. Here are tips on spotting a fake Honus Wagner and authenticating T206s as a whole.