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Vintage Photo of the Day: Farewell Joe, Hello Mickey

Mantle-DiMaggio

One was in his final season, the other in his first. Learn more about the moment the aging veteran met the teenage phenom in this 1951 wire photo.

Notes from Mickey Mantle’s Final Speech at Auction

Mickey Mantle speech notes

The notes from a poignant speech given by Mickey Mantle just weeks before his death are up for bid.

1964 Topps Stand-Ups: Copied, But Never Surpassed

64ToppsStandUpsPack

Fifty years after they first hit stores, the 1964 Topps Stand-Ups remain a popular challenge for collectors of vintage baseball cards.

Over 1,000 Vintage Photographs at Auction

1960s Hank Aaron color photo

Vintage photograph specialist Henry Yee’s latest auction includes rare images of some of the greatest athletes of the 20th century.

Vintage Photo of the Day: Mantle and Maris in September 1961

1961 Mickey Mantle Roger Maris photo

An original news photo of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, taken in September of 1961 during their chase of Babe Ruth’s home run record, is up for auction.

Gehrig, Cobb Cards Top Memory Lane’s I Own It Now Results

Lou Gehrig 1933 Delong

A high grade 1933 Delong Gum Lou Gehrig card and a 1932 U.S. Caramel joined a T205 Ty Cobb at the top of the I Own It Now sales chart.

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.

1969 Topps White Letter Variations Remain Mysterious

1969 Topps Mickey Mantle white letters

Did printing changes lead to the 1969 Topps ‘white letter’ variations and where were they found?

Ted Williams and Desperation May Have Stacked Deck in Topps’ Favor 60 Years Ago

1954 Topps Baseball box

Digging deep into the list of young prospects may have seemed a desperate move by Topps in 1954 but it seems like a smart move now.

eBay Card of the Day: 2007 Topps Derek Jeter-George Bush-Mickey Mantle

1997 Topps Jeter Bush Mantle

Derek Jeter’s most famous card is one that caused quite a stir seven years ago and began the photo variation push still in Topps products today.

Huge Mickey Mantle Collection Headlines MEARS Holiday Auction

Autographed Mickey Mantle baseball Commerce Comet

A Texas man’s Mickey Mantle collection is being sold through MEARS via three different auctions, one of which is just underway.

News & Notes: Mantle Minor League Trophy, Auction Opens, Card With 16 LeBron Autographs Pulled & on eBay

Mickey Mantle trophy Joplin 1950

A trophy presented to Mickey Mantle just months before his call up to the Yankees is on the auction block, Mile High Card Company opens an auction and a big pull on Day 1 of Exquisite hoops.

Astrodome Turf, Seats, Etc. to Be Sold This Weekend

Flickr photo by JW Sherman (Creative Commons)

It’s been home to a multitude of major sporting events but what’s left of the long vacant Astrodome is about to be parted out.

PSA 8.5 Babe Ruth Signed Baseball, Vintage Cards Highlight I Own it Now Catalog

Signed Babe Ruth 8.5 PSA DNA Baseball

One of the highest graded Babe Ruth signed baseballs in existence joins a huge array of vintage card sets and singles as Memory Lane Inc previews its I Own it Now catalog sale.

Mint Mantle Rookie Card Brings $221,150 in Memory Lane Auction

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A 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card graded PSA 9 led the way as bidders kept prices for high grade vintage cards shooting upward in Memory Lane Inc.’s summer catalog auction.

California Man Gets Probation for Filing False Claim Over ‘Stolen’ Mantle Cards

California Department of Insurance

The California man who pleaded guilty to filing a false insurance claim for $20,500 worth of Mickey Mantle cards he said were stolen won’t spend any time in jail.

Remarkable Rookie Card Collection Coming to Auction via Memory Lane

PSA 9 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle

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 […]

Investing in Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards

More than 60 years after he first put on a major league uniform, Mickey Mantle remains the hottest baseball card property. Which of #7′s cards are undervalued?

Vintage Card, Memorabilia Auction Lots to Benefit Sandy Victims

T206 Ty Cobb

Goldin Auctions has set aside a portion of its inaugural auction to raise money to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy through Red Cross Disaster Relief.

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.