A look at a few athletes who put country, duty and honor ahead of sports and the cards we remember them by.
Stan the Man and Joe D. may have been no-shows, but the 1950 Bowman baseball set aptly chronicled the Whiz Kids and set a standard for issues that followed.
The bat used by Ted Williams in his final All-Star Game 55 years ago, was the top item among hundreds sold at the 2015 All-Star FanFest Auction Tuesday.
He was getting instruction from another former .400 hitter that summer, one in which Ted Williams became baseball’s next great star.
A newspaper article from 1952 sheds some light on Topps’ efforts to battle Bowman and snare players for use on its early card sets.
Over $200,000 worth of Super Bowl rings changed hands at Goldin Auctions, along with Hakeem Olajuwon’s copy of the signed NBA Greatest Players lithograph.
Where can you find vintage cards of Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, and Willie Mays that just about every collector can afford? Right here on our list of the top 5 multi-player cards of the 1950s.
His career stretches from black and white to Fleer and a list of the top 10 Ted Williams cards has plenty of variety.
Three large scrapbooks compiled by Joe Jackson, one containing an eye-opening note pre-dating the Black Sox scandal, join a rare Honus Wagner card at Lelands.
An image used to make a card that caused a rift between Fleer and Topps and resulted in one of the hobby’s most famous short prints, is our Photo of the Day.
A look at some of the iconic players of the immediate post-War era and the best cards of their careers.
The Ron Washington situation is just the latest in a crazy managerial history for a franchise that has two cards of skippers in the 1969 Topps set.
Topps had more rookies but the 1954 Bowman Baseball set had Mickey Mantle and a controversial short print as the card wars of the 1950’s raged on.
Other items sold in the Lelands auction included those for a Cassius Clay/Sonny Liston fight ticket and other items.
It’s the 60th anniversary of the 1954 Topps Baseball set, which brought Ted Williams back to the fold and introduced kids to prospects Henry, Al and Ernie.
Trying to give players from long ago an ‘official’ rookie card is dicey business.
A man who collected 1941 Play Ball cards as a kid stuck them away in his attic, then thought they’d been stolen. He died not knowing what really happened.
The 1954 Wilson Franks baseball card set is rife with condition issues, is hard to find anyway and has a Ted Williams card but if you like a challenge…
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.
When it comes to star power, reasonable expectations of completion and affordability, it’s hard to top the 1941 Play Ball set. Or should we say the “1941-42 Play Ball Set”?