1952 topps mickey mantle

Wagner, Ruth, Mantle Top Sellers at REA

A record-setting price for a low-grade T206 Honus Wagner card and five other cards bring more than $100,000 at Robert Edward Auctions.

Notes: Wagner, Mantles Closing at Auction; Topps NOW Talk; Don West

Some big ticket cards head for the auction finish line; some tips on buying in a hot market; a chat with Topps about NOW cards and more.

Notes: Media Flocks to Laws of Baseball; ’52 Mantle Auction, More

The Hall of Fame chimes in on the auction for the 1857 baseball documents; a huge price for a Koufax rookie…and more in the Notebook.

Nolan Ryan Rookie Card Prices Continue Upward Trend

You could have done worse things with your money than buy card #177 in the 1968 Topps set and recent prices indicate the sharp upward trend is continuing.

Rare Weil Baking Babe Ruth Card Brings Big Price

A six-figure sale of a 1916 Babe Ruth card highlighted Memory Lane’s I Own It Now catalog.

Notes: Vintage Sales and a Find; Cobb Cards Featured; Ruth Auction

Sales updates on ’52 Mantles; a record for Mays; more on the Cobb find, Babe’s bat brings big bucks and a find of ’67 Topps with origins in an old drug store.

D-Backs Owner Ken Kendrick’s Collection on Exhibit

Some of the world’s top grade baseball cards from the collection of Diamondbacks’ owner Ken Kendrick will be on display in Phoenix.

1952 Topps High Numbers Test Even Advanced Collectors

With excess cases dumped into the ocean and distribution somewhat limited, the 1952 Topps high numbers are the ultimate challenge for collectors.

Mantle Cards Crush Records in MLI Auction

The Mickey Mantle market continues to sizzle with the finest basic set of his cards on PSA’s registry selling for more than $750,000 at Memory Lane.

Editor’s Blog: Focus on Griffey Jr a Huge Opportunity for Hobby

Ken Griffey Junior’s Hall of Fame election put card collecting back in the spotlight, offering a major opportunity for dealers and others to grow their business.

News and Notes: Parting with the Past

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle and other gems are part of Just Collect’s big Canadian buy; a Seattle dealer says Griffey changed his life’s course…and more.

Notes: Mantle Still on Fire; Collector is Theft Victim; Cool Canucks Cave

More record prices for Mickey Mantle cards may be coming, a hockey collector and small businessman suffers a burglary and another Canadian’s amazing hockey man cave.

Editor’s Blog: Looking Back; Looking Ahead

From licensing changes to great finds and skyrocketing prices for cardboard icons, 2015 offered plenty to talk about–and some questions that carry over into the new year.

Who’s Next? Vintage Cards With Potential to Climb

Soaring prices for the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, Michael Jordan rookie and others beg the question of which cards could see dramatic price increases in the coming months.

1952 Mantle Listing Pulled Over ‘Authenticity Concerns’

Bidding was well into six figures before the auction for a card listed as a PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle was pulled for further review.

1952 Topps Mantle Sets New Record

The new benchmark for a 1952 Topps Mantle in a PSA 8 holder is now more than a half million dollars.

Notebook: 1952 Mantle, T206 Plank at Auction

A GAI 7 1952 Topps Mantle and a PSA 2 T206 Plank are at auction, old boxes bring bucks, John Rogers is arrested, Yogi’s appraisal fair and a new book on electric football games.

1952 Topps Eddie Mathews is One of Era’s Most Desirable

Rare even by the standards of the high numbers, the 1952 Topps Eddie Mathews rookie is among the most sought after post-War vintage cards.

New Record for EX/MT 1952 Mantle; Master Set Comes to Auction

A PSA 6 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle soars past $133,000 at auction while the fifth best master set, including an ‘8’, is being broken up and sold.

Mile High “Extra Innings” Auction Features PSA 6 1952 Mantle

Over 350 lots are in the auction including an example of the high-flying 1952 Mantle and several Goudey Babe Ruth cards.