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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.

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.

Original Photo from Roger Maris’ 61st Homer Among Many Historic Shots Up for Bid

Roger Maris 61st home run photograph

The anniversary was Tuesday but Roger Maris’ 61st home run is always on the mind of collectors and fans. A classic photo of the exact moment when ball met bat is up for bid this week via RMY Auctions.

Tips for selling on eBay: Listings that Rock

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If your profits aren’t measuring up, it might be time to revisit some tips for selling your sports card and such on eBay.

Roger Maris Both Prominent and Scarce in Cooperstown

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You won’t find a Roger Maris plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame. He’s never been inducted. But you’ll find a special exhibit on the 50th anniversary of his record-breaking year. Finding Maris memorabilia at Cooperstown shops isn’t quite as easy.

Roger Maris Cards…Why They Still Matter

Roger Maris 1961 Topps

He’s not in the Hall of Fame and he’s technically not the home run king of anything anymore. But the interest in Roger Maris cards remains strong.

Seeing Baseball History Through its Memorabilia

Baseball Hall of Fame

A former auction company executive will share her observations with fans via some rare and unique pieces of baseball history.

Youngster Reaches Out; Maris Family Reaches Back

1961 Topps Roger Maris

A movie connects an Iowa ten-year-old with the appreciative family of a baseball icon.

Fan Gave Home Run Ball Back; Earned Scholarship

The best thing to come out of Mark McGwire’s controversial chase of Roger Maris 11 seasons ago? A guy who turned one of those historic baseballs into a career as a doctor.

Rookie Card Investments Worthy of Your Trust

Steroids have tainted baseball’s modern day records. What’s a collector/investor to do? Behold our list of Vintage Rookie Cards of Guys You Can Believe in.

Babe Ruth Rookie Card Pacing Auction

The latest Babe Ruth rookie card to hit the market is drawing bidders not shy about chasing one of the hobby’s icons.