If you collected baseball cards in the late 1970s, you know his name for sure. Mitchell Page seemed to pop out of every pack back then. There wasn’t much of a ‘rookie card craze’ in 1977, but if there was, Page would have had prospectors drooling.
He could hit for power and he had a knack for stealing bases. He was a fantasy baseball player’s dream in ’77, too. .307 average, 21 homers, 75 RBIs and 42 stolen bases.
But he had a drinking problem, too. Page played eight years, then became a hitting coach. He died last week at age 59.
Ben Mankiewicz discovered baseball–and baseball cards–through Page and wrote a very well-crafted column for The Huffington Post.
The Chicago Sun-Times show had a huge group of autograph signers at the Stephens Convention Center last week. It’s one of the longest-running shows in the business. Here are some photos from the weekend.
Dino’s Authentics is having a 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket contest. The person who has the best score at the end will win a $75 gift card. To join, follow this link. The password is: Bracket2011.
Someone really wanted one of the prime pulls in the 2010 National Treasures football product.
A 1-1 Tom Brady NFL logo auto patch was one of the most watched items, generating 30 bids and finally selling for $1,005 on eBay Monday night.