Remembering ‘The Man’: Six Great Cards Of Stan Musial

Stan Musial played in his final major-league game 52 years ago today. Here are six essential cards to honor the Cardinals’ immortal No. 6.

1948 Bowman Baseball Set Launched Post-War Card Market

The small but mighty 1948 Bowman baseball set is loaded with Hall of Fame rookie cards and the seeds of a burgeoning hobby.

Ramblings: Why a Sport Rules a City and its Collectors

Why do some cities have a bigger collector base than others? Rich Klein says some of it has to do with the history of its pro sports teams.

Topps’ Scout Hunted Players’ Signatures in 1952

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

Photo of Musial’s Big League Arrival Surfaces

Our Photo of the Day is a newly discovered image taken the day Stan Musial first suited up for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1941.

Musial Autographs Almost Gone; Stan the Man Inc. Closing

Stan the Man Inc., which has handled Stan Musial autographs for nearly 25 years, will close its doors and transfer what’s left to a St. Louis warehouse.

Aaron, Mays, Musial Jerseys Highlight Mickel Collection, Part 2

More vintage jerseys and uniforms from one of the Delbert Mickel Collection, including several Hall of Famers, will come to auction this fall.

Vintage Set of the Week: Woof! 60 Years Later, Red Heart Baseball Card Set Still Barking

The 1954 Red Heart baseball card set may have come from a dog food manufacturer, but it’s no mutt with collectors.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1953 Bowman Color

The 1953 Bowman Color set is among the most popular baseball card issues of all-time.

Notes: Musial Auction Generates $1.2 Million; Collector’s Universe Among Top Small Companies on Forbes List

Stan Musial’s estate is distributed among collectors via a giant auction while Collectors Universe, parent company of PSA, is named a top performing company by Forbes.

Musial Collection Highlights’ Largest Catalog in Heritage History

Seven decades of personal memorabilia make up the Stan Musial collection and paint a fascinating picture of the late baseball icon.

VIDEO: Stan Musial Auction Opens

Hundreds of items from a Hall of Fame career are up for bid as the Stan Musial auction opens.

Musial Memorabilia Consigned to Heritage for Fall Auction

The family of Hall of Famer and St. Louis Cardinals great Stan “The Man” Musial have chosen Heritage Auctions to offer The Stan Musial Collection, more than 500 lots of never-before-offered milestone game-used memorabilia, correspondence and mementos from Musial’s personal collection, as the centerpiece of its fall catalog auction.  The baseballs from Musial’s 1,000th and 2,000th career […]

Rich’s Ramblings: Beckett Brothers, MLB Network Fail, COMC Dialogue

Rich Klein gets together with some old friends from back in day at Beckett wonders why MLB Network wasn’t offering classic Stan Musial and Earl Weaver and why listening is important.

Vintage Card, Memorabilia Auction Lots to Benefit Sandy Victims

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.

Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Will Return With Archives product in 2012

Topps All-Time Fan Favorites autographs will return for the first time in seven years, this time as an insert in the resurrected Topps Archives set. Those from the last decade are still showing market strength.

eBay Celebrity Launches; Sports Stars Signed On

Some big names sports stars and entertainers are part of the launch of a new eBay platform that melds charity auctions with fan-star interaction.

2011 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Box Break

It’s a commitment with the potential for a big payoff…or not. Here’s what our box buster found inside the 2011 Topps Triple Threads Baseball master box.

MnM Auction Includes Ruth Advertising Piece, Dozens of Signed Baseballs

The Babe is dressed in spiffy Lee overalls on one advertising piece that’s part of MnM Sportscards’ upcoming September auction.

Rays’ Throwbacks Thumb Nose at History

Can you eliminate the coolest part of an old jersey and still call it a throwback? Apparently so. Collectors buying them…beware.