Ted Williams


Opening Day Record-Setters and Their Rookie Cards

A fun look at some remarkable Opening Day career records and the rookie cards of the players who accomplished those feats.

Signed Bat, Ball and…Shrunken Heads Stolen at Ripley’s

Signed items from a couple of Hall of Famers and some shrunken heads were taken and replaced with fakes at Ripley’s Believe it or Not in Times Square.

1956 Topps Pins Are Scarce And Valuable

Not widely distributed and not often in good shape, the 1956 Topps Pins (or ‘Buttons’) offer a star-studded challenge…but watch out for a trio of rarities.

Vintage Set Break of the Week: 1941 Play Ball

Joe, Ted and Pee Wee’s rookie card are just some of the cards up for grabs as the popular 1941 Play Ball set goes into break mode.

Notes: Beltran, Longoria Visit Topps; DePace Museum on TV

A couple of big leaguers drop by Topps to talk collecting, Philly TV checks out the DePace collection and a Red Sox fan talks about collecting Ted Williams.

1952 Berk Ross Baseball Set Offered Joe D, Mantle, Mays, Jackie

The 1952 Berk Ross set marked the end of the company’s brief tenure producing baseball cards.

Veterans Day: Honoring Athletes Who Served

A look at a few athletes who put country, duty and honor ahead of sports and the cards we remember them by.

1950 Bowman Baseball a Trend Setter

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.

Ted Williams’ Last All-Star Bat Sells for Big Bucks in Cinci

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.

On the Brink: Rare 1938 Ted Williams Photo at Auction

He was getting instruction from another former .400 hitter that summer, one in which Ted Williams became baseball’s next great star.

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.

Super Bowl Rings Bring Big Money in Auction

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.

5 Favorite Multi-player Baseball Cards of the 1950s

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.

Top 10 Ted Williams Cards Span 4 Decades

His career stretches from black and white to Fleer and a list of the top 10 Ted Williams cards has plenty of variety.

Shoeless Joe Jackson’s Scrapbooks Hit Auction Block

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.

Photo Used to Make Rare 1959 Fleer Ted Williams Card Up for Bid

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.

Investment Targets in Baseball’s ‘Golden Age’

A look at some of the iconic players of the immediate post-War era and the best cards of their careers.

Ramblings: One Team, Two Manager Cards Just Part of Senators/Rangers Saga

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.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1954 Bowman Baseball

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.

Ted Williams Uniform Sells for $137,274

Other items sold in the Lelands auction included those for a Cassius Clay/Sonny Liston fight ticket and other items.