Two PSA 8 Mantle cards sold for nearly $800,000 combined within 24 hours at separate auctions during the National Sports Collectors Convention.
Another of Mike Schmidt’s Gold Gloves and even his Little League Baseball cap are coming to auction this summer in Chicago.
The 1973 Topps baseball set captured it all as the last multiple-series issue.
With only one major rookie card but with an album full of Hall of Famers and 35 years in the rear view mirror, the 1980 Topps set looks better with age.
Babe Ruth’s signed 1934 Yankees contract sold for more than $278,000 at Goldin Auctions, which also offered several pieces from the career of Mike Schmidt.
A list of vintage, post-War rookie cards of baseball icons you can believe in, all for under $1,000.
The Hall of Fame third baseman gets the autograph business but says if today’s athletes won’t take time to write so someone can read it and engage the fans a little, why bother?