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Tom Willis Not Done Tossing Out First Pitches

Topps 2015 First Pitch Tom Willis

Thanks to a Georgia collector, a man born without arms is getting closer to his goal of showing off his impressive first pitch in every big league ballpark.

Collector Loans Ruth Cap to Complete Little League Museum Display

1934 Babe Ruth Tour of Japan uniform

A generous collector chased down Babe Ruth’s 1934 Tour of Japan cap to go with the uniform he’d loaned to the Little League Museum in 2013.

Helmar Card of the Week: Hank Mathewson

Helmar Henry Mathewson

Hank Mathewson–and another brother Nick–weren’t on the same big league talent level as brother Christy but Hank now has a card thanks to Helmar.

They Played There? Cards for 10 Short Term Rental Players


Some players joined a team just long enough to find their way onto cardboard.

Notes: Chrome SPs; Flagship Variation; New Boxing Auto Authenticator

2015 Topps variation

Look for five rookie short prints in Topps Chrome. A variation is uncovered in Series 2.. and a new boxing only autograph authentication service launches.

Is the Time Right to Buy a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle?

1952 Topps Mantle ungraded

Prices for 1952 Topps Mantle cards at certain grade levels continue to climb and that could mean if you don’t get in now, you’ll regret it later.

1939 Gehrig Interview: Autograph Seekers Part of Series Distraction

1939 Lou Gehrig streak ends photograph

A local radio interview, preserved for decades, lets us listen to Lou Gehrig expound on baseball topics including a reference to autographs.

Photo of the Day: Hap Felsch in 1919

Hap Felsch

An original image of Chicago White Sox star Oscar “Happy Felsch”, one of the eight players banned from baseball for the Black Sox scandal, is up for bid.

Young Cancer Survivor Presented with His Own Baseball Card

Daniel Alexander and Chris Carlin

Daniel Alexander and his family were honored at the National Sports Collectors Convention. He’s also been “adopted” by the Notre Dame baseball program.

War Veteran Selling Card Collection to Pay Bills


Iraqi war veteran Brad Solomon, diagnosed with blood cancer, is selling off his baseball card collection to cover living expenses.

Beckett Launches Vintage Publications

Beckett Vintage Collector magazine

Beckett is producing a new magazine aimed at vintage collectors and a new Almanac for older sports cards.

Notes: Mantle’s Message, Big Vintage Buy, Famous Belt for Auction

Mantle suck photo

Mantle’s playful jab at his fellow 500 home run club members in 1989 is coming to auction. A belt from a legendary 19th century bout is too… and a big vintage collection purchase.

Rogers Arrested for Contempt

John Rogers

Failing to comply with a court order in connection with a local bank’s lawsuit, sports memorabilia dealer and photo archive business owner John Rogers has been jailed.

Helmar Card of the Week: Hooks Wiltse, A Giant Among Men

Hooks Wiltse-T206 Helmar

Nicknamed for his fielding ability, Hooks Wiltse was Robin to Christy Mathewson’s Batman on the great John McGraw Giants teams more than a century ago.

Third Man Arrested in Violent Home Invasion Card Robbery

Kristopher Muzzall

A 27-year-old Chicago man is in jail in connection with a 2014 Chicago area home invasion robbery in which a six-figure collection of cards was stolen.

Rare Smile, Shades on 1937 Pre-Series Photo of Young Joe D

Joe DiMaggio 1937 photo

He’s got the world by the tail and Joe DiMaggio seems to know it. A rare image of the Jolter on the day he capped off his breakout season is our Photo of the Day.

Photo of the Day: The Babe Arrives at Camp

1934 photo spring training 1934 Babe Ruth

Having taken a pay cut and turned 39, Babe Ruth was still the center of attention as he reported for duty in 1934, his last as a Yankee.

Photo of the Day: Original Image From Jackie Robinson MVP Presentation

Jackie Robinson 1947 photo

A photo from the archives of the Chicago Daily News showing Jackie Robinson accepting the 1947 Rookie of the Year award is up for bid.

Memory Lane Offers Chance to Hold Babe Ruth Bat

Babe Ruth bat 1930

Fans and collectors will get a chance to hold a valuable piece of lumber once wielded by Babe Ruth at the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

Topps Launches New Custom Card Making Tool

Custom cards Topps

Want to put yourself in a trading card pack? Topps has a new custom card making tool, using three different design options including this year’s style.