Here are some ways to determine if your card is a real 19th Century issue packaged with a tobacco product or a cut card from a corresponding album.
Modern Sports Card News
2018 Topps Triple Threads will arrive during the pennant races with past, present and future big leaguers and the usual two-pack box.
Gifted by The Babe to an entertainment friend and early sports collector, the bat was one of three items that sold for six-figure prices at Heritage Auctions.
Upper Deck has produced a line of autographed items featuring tennis great Serena Williams as part of a new multi-year contract agreement.
Sports Memorabilia News
A 1956 photo shows Bill Russell competing in his “other” sport–one that considered him one of the world’s best high jumpers 62 years ago.
Around the Hobby
The 48-pack box from the season that brought us Wayne Gretzky’s Canadian-made rookie card will hit the block this summer.
- Notes: Jeter Rookie Sells for Big Price; Manning Memorabilia Suit Settled; Cobb Museum Card, Coin
- Notes: Jeter SP Soars; MHCC’s New Auction; Live Case Break Opens Shop
- Don Lever’s Rookie Card – A Hobby Anomaly
- Notes: “The Missus Wants to Burn Them”; Stanton’s 1st Pinstripe Sells; Wagner Goes Poof; Collector Casting Call
Two valuable bats are about to hit the auction block; Red Berenson talks about selling his career memorabilia and Post Cereals will carry cards on the back of its boxes this summer–but they aren’t baseball cards.
- Notes: PSA Still Busy; Topps NOW Piscotty Card Helps ALS Charity; Smith’s Stuff Recovered by Cops
- Vintage Baseball Card Collection on Antiques Roadshow Draws a ‘Wow’
- Notes: Paper’s Story on Box Breaking; Roquan Smith Ripped Off; Big $ for LeBron; Singer Trades Tix for Cards
- NFL’s First #1 Draft Pick in 1936 Got a Football Card–19 Years Later
What’s Hot in the Shop
Collectors continue to rip products of, well, just about everything –no matter the sport. Mike narrows it down to the five current top sellers.