This week, it’ll be interesting to follow auctions for three major football rookie cards in ‘10’ holders: Another Walter Payton rookie, a 1981 Topps Joe Montana rookie and a 1986 Topps Jerry Rice are all on the block. You can follow the bidding via our live list of the most watched football cards on eBay.
Miakel Franco’s first career tater landed just over the wall…and just out of easy reach for an older woman who was trying to pick it up.
A much larger, younger man then bulled his way across, bumping a kid out of the way and snatching the ball away from Joyce Kiner.
He was escorted off by security—not for being mean, but so the ball could be authenticated and perhaps a trade arranged since Franco likely wanted the ball back.
TV replays clearly showed what happened and the man was roasted all over the country on Monday. We haven’t seen as response from him, but Joyce was talking to Philly area media and she wasn’t happy.
If the dude who wound up with the ball traded it for some autographed swag, he probably came up on the short end of the stick. If Franco becomes a star, the ball would likely be worth a lot more.
So maybe he’ll wind up being even more of a doofus than he appears.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram carried a story about fans collecting autographs from the Texas Rangers and also produced a nice video about autograph collecting. It was interesting to see Prince Fielder’s comments on signing.
For the video, they spoke with Cleveland’s Jason Kipnis who admitted to being a young autograph chaser back in the day and also with Steve Busby, a Rangers broadcaster who was once an ace for the Kansas City Royals. Check it out here.
Another really interesting piece over the weekend about Babe Ruth’s post-career stays in Palatka, FL. Jacksonville.com talked with some people who either remembered interacting with the Babe or had relatives who did—and passed down autographed baseballs and photos.
The Babe signed a bunch during his time on earth and it’s even more obvious from reading the story that many of them have never entered the market.
It’s entirely possible I haven’t been paying attention but I don’t recall seeing many of these stands for graded sports cards until recently. They’re a nice way to show off some special cards on a desktop or shelf.
Too often graded cards get stuck in a box and even if you buy a really nice one, they’re still not really on ‘display’.
Even if you have a full set in a box, putting the best card or two from the set out where you can see it on a daily basis just seems like something you’d want to do.
Just keep it out of the sunlight.