A former northern California police officer told his insurance company someone had stolen $20,000 worth of Mickey Mantle cards from him. It never happened.
While many collectors are familiar with the M101-4 and M101-5 cards issued by publisher Felix Mendelsohn with an assortment of advertising backs, until the past several years the larger M101-6 premiums remained nothing more than a companion piece enjoyed by advanced collectors. The M101-6 set is still something of a mystery with many unknown factors, […]
In February of this past year a collector known by the username ‘Theo_450′ appeared on the Full Count Forum looking for information about his collection. He knew that he had special Crack Jack cards including Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, and Christy Mathewson, but what neither he, nor most casual collectors, knew that the true gem […]
If you’re a collector who loves the hobby so much you occasionally have dreams about it, chances are the sheer volume and variety of vintage baseball cards for sale at the annual National Sports Collectors Convention surpasses anything your subconscious mind can work up. From prominent dealers who have been to hundreds of shows over […]
Other than certain elements of the rare, high-end vintage baseball card and memorabilia market, few segments have drawn as much consistent, unyielding interest as vintage, unopened packs and boxes. Few dealers specialize in them, partly because they’re not easy to find (prior to the 1980s, only a few dealers saved more than a small number […]
Collectors attending the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago this week will be able to feast their eyes on one of the most remarkable high grade collections of rookie cards featuring members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, all of it coming to the auction block next month. The “Graham Collection”, pieced together by a […]
Anyone who opened 1980-81 Topps basketball card packs when they first arrived in stores wasn’t quite sure what to make of what was one of the most radical design departures in company history. The cards were standard size but there were…say what???…three pictures on each card divided by perforations. Topps was actually encouraging you to […]