Before they leave for spring training, Carlos Beltran and Evan Longoria stopped by the Topps offices to talk collecting and open a few packs of the new Series One.
Beltran told New York Sports Day that no one was more excited to see him on a card as a rookie than his mom.
“I couldn’t believe it, like ‘look at me, I’m here, man’. I gave it to my mom. My mom started crying,” he said in this story about the launch of Topps’ 65th year of baseball cards.
The DePace Sports Museum near Philadelphia is open and a local TV station stopped in to get a look at the historic memorabilia on display.
As we’ve written before, cardiologist and collector Nick DePace has been amassing some amazing treasures for a long time and now has a permanent place to have them on public display. His family is also involved in running the museum.
You can watch the story below. If you can’t see the video, click here.
A New England man has been collecting baseball memorabilia since he first saw Ted Williams play decades ago. Ed Cugini now owns hundreds of Williams autographs, the majority of which he says were obtained in person, when a reluctant Teddy Ballgame would sometimes ask “you again? What do you do with all of this stuff?”.
Check out the story—and video here.