High-Grade Vintage Set Breaks in Memory Lane Auction

Sandy Koufax 1957 Topps

Several top quality sets and near sets, including T205, E93, 1952 Topps and 1957 Topps will be parceled out during the 1,500 lot event.

Topps’ Scout Hunted Players’ Signatures in 1952

Turk Karam

A newspaper article from 1952 sheds some light on Topps’ efforts to battle Bowman and snare players for use on its early card sets.

Sy Berger Elected to Shrine of the Eternals

Sy Berger

The Baseball Reliquary has elected the late Sy Berger, long-time head of Topps, to its ‘Shrine of the Eternals’, which honors memorable baseball figures.

Ramblings: Collecting Can Be an Important Outlet

Rich Ramblings 2014

News from real life has Rich thankful for the escape that the fun of collecting provides.

Billy Martin Cards Chronicle Fast, Furious Life

Billy Martin 1969 Topps

Billy Martin baseball cards are many, spread over four decades in the game. It was on Christmas 1989 when baseball lost one of its most colorful figures.

Sy Berger, Long Time Topps’ Executive Dies at 91

Sy Berger

A collection of stories and video from the life and times of Topps co-founder Sy Berger, who passed away early Sunday at age 91.

Say Hey: The Best Willie Mays Cards to Own

Willie Mays PSA 9 1954 Topps

From the earliest to the best-looking to the ones with historic synergy, a look at the best original Willie Mays cards.

Vintage Buy of the Week: The National

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There is plenty of activity on the floor of the National before the public gets inside.

Jackie Robinson Baseball Cards: A Guide to His Best

Jackie Robinson Bond Bread Rookie Card 1947

With the new movie “42” released nationwide this weekend, it’s possible Jackie Robinson baseball cards could see increased interest. We sort through the rookie cards and other vintage issues of all shapes and sizes.

Eddie Waitkus’ Story a Part of Vintage Baseball Card Lore

Eddie Waitkus baseball card

Eddie Waitkus baseball cards brought a bizarre story to the backs of baseball cards.

Collector’s Near Complete Topps Master Set Run Comes To Auction

1958 Topps Hank Aaron blue background

In what’s being called “an unprecedented hobby event”, two dealers are bringing a complete Topps master set run to eBay– card by card.

45 Years Ago Marked End of the Line for Mickey Mantle

PSA 3 Mickey Mantle 1951 Bowman

Mickey Mantle called it quits on March 1, 1969, eighteen years after he first popped out of late season baseball card packs. It’s our eBay Card of the Day.

eBay Card of the Day: 1952 Topps Gus Zernial

Gus Zernial 1952 Topps

Gus Zernial with the ‘OK’ sign, six baseballs attached to a bat…and a print quirk that left him with a pink undershirt? It makes for one interesting 1952 Topps card.

Just Collect Launches 10,000+ Card End of Year Auction Party

Mike Schmidt 1973 Topps card

A mammoth group of vintage sports cards is being sold off this weekend on eBay as Just Co;llect wraps up 2013 with its biggest auction of the year.

Mile High Premium Winter Auction Sets Records

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High grade baseball card sets and near sets led the way as Mile High Card Company closed out 2013 with a smaller auction that packed a punch.

Editor’s Blog: 10 Interesting Items and Observations from a Day on eBay

Johnston Cookies Hank Aaron 1954 rookie

Digging into the eBay sports card listings reveals some truth, some mystery, some head scratchers, a cautionary tale and a pack that always mesmerizes.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Errors and Variations Hardly a New Thing

Richs Ramblings

I was given a new file at work to process in the past few days. Normally, my front end work is pretty simple if the information was put in correctly but this specific file came in with rafts of errors. Seeing that file reminded me of one of the hobby’s subtlest but hottest grouping of […]

Barry T. Malkin “In Memoriam” Collection Highlights Huggins and Scott Auction

Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps

A 1952 Topps Mantle, a complete 1934 Goudey set and other items that were part of the collection of a late employee headline Huggins and Scott’s latest auction, which also includes Walter Payton’s old driver’s license.

One of Hobby’s Top 1952 Topps Sets Hits Market

Topps 1952 set

One of the hobby’s best known 1952 Topps baseball sets is up for bid, but depending on how bidding goes, it might be parted out.

Top 10 Selling Vintage Card Listings Last 7 Days

Zoldak

A look at last week’s top selling vintage baseball cards on eBay. Would you believe…Sam Zoldak?