Ramblings: Answering Your E-Mails

Rich Ramblings 2014

From 1960s All-Star mysteries to the vintage card market to Jordan Spieth, readers offer Rich their two cents on his recent columns.

Teen Tommy’s Historic Homer Still Stands

Tommy Brown 1949 Bowman

Seventy years ago Thursday, a young Dodger set a baseball record that still stands. A look at the career and the baseball cards of Tommy Brown.

Ramblings: Fun With 1962 Topps Card Backs

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The cartoons and the copy make for a fun ride through the backs of the 1962 Topps Baseball cards.

Roberto Clemente Rookie Card Values Rising

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Big money sales of the Roberto Clemente rookie card have shown a hot market for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ legend.

Vintage Set Break of the Month: 1933 Goudey

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Four Ruths, Gehrig, Foxx and some solid cards of Hall of Famers will be randomly distributed as Burl’s rolls out a ’33 Goudey set break this month.

Mays Rookie Stolen from Rob Schneider’s Home

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Actor/comedian Rob Schneider and his family were victims of a burglary Friday.

Rookie Card Values of the ‘Greatest Living Players’

Willie Mays rookie card

Spirited debate over the voting for the four greatest living players led us to look at rookie card values of the final selections–and those who were in the post-game discussions.

1953 Topps Mickey Mantle on the Rise

Mickey Mantle 1953 Topps

Major price increases in the last couple of years have collectors holding higher grade 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle cards feeling good.

Editor’s Blog: Best Old Baseball Card Sets to Own

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Your criteria may vary but here are a few thoughts on some of the best vintage baseball card sets to own from an average collector’s perspective.

Editor’s Blog: How to Buy Old Baseball Cards Cheap

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A few tips for adding some great cards to your collection while keeping an eye on your bank account.

1909 Philadelphia Caramel Cards Found in Old Cookie Tin

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A collection of 25 1909 Philadelphia Caramel baseball cards has been uncovered amid the contents of an historic home in New Jersey.

High-Grade 1910 Standard Caramel Cards Coming to Auction

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Mile High Card Company will offer what it says is the best group of rare 1910 Standard Caramel (E93) cards ever offered at auction.

Helmar’s Card of the Week: Claude Rossman, 1909 Detroit Tigers

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The story of Claude Rossman, featured on Helmar’s Our Guy series, is a tale of triumph and tragedy.

10 of the Best Baseball Cards to Own

by Mike Stack Baseball cards have been printed for over 100 years. Millions have been produced but only a handful have gained iconic status. Which cards would make up a top ten list is subjective and depends on what criteria is used. But you’d have trouble arguing that there are some that should be on […]

Vintage Set of the Week: 1965 Topps Embossed

1965 Topps wrapper

It’s different, but like it or not, the 1965 Topps Embossed is among the cheapest vintage Topps sets around, even with a big checklist of Hall of Famers.

New PSA 10 Sandy Koufax Rookie Card

Sandy Koufax 1955 Topps rookie card

A potential six-figure rookie card has been added to the population with word of a new PSA 10 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax.

15 Baseball Cards of Players Who Met Tragic Endings

2014 Oscar Taveras Debut Topps

Not every player’s life has a happy ending. Here are baseball cards recalling 15 players who met an unfortunate end in one way or another.

New TV Show Debut Includes Black Swamp Find Segment

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Strange Inheritance, airing on Fox Business, launches this week with a segment on the 2012 Black Swamp Find of E98 baseball cards in an Ohio attic.

Ernie Banks Baseball Cards: 14 Great Ones to Remember Him By

Ernie Banks 1956 Topps

Gone but never forgotten, Ernie Banks lives on through some classic vintage and modern era baseball cards that personify his career and countenance.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1951 Bowman Baseball

1951 Bowman Baseball display box

Its two important rookie cards will test your wallet, but adding a complete 1951 Bowman Baseball set to your collection just might be worth it.