The new Negro Southern League Museum has opened in Birmingham.
The museum, located near the home of the Birmingham Barons, has the largest collection of original Negro League baseball memorabilia around and even houses a state-of-the-art research center.
The museum has 8,700 square feet of exhibit space.
Most of what’s on display is from the private collection of Dr. Layton Revel.
One card that’s somewhat quietly seen a huge jump in price in a short time but isn’t often discussed is the 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie card.
One example sold late last week for $28,750; not quite a record but the fourth recorded sale over $25,000 for the card in that grade over the last eight months.
Newly issued cardboard may not be selling as well as it once did, but companies find ways to adapt and for Topps, that means a headfirst slide into digital.
We’ve written about the company’s new office in Orlando a few times but now comes word that they soon expect to have 32 employees working on projects associated with smartphone apps.
Company officials talked with Bay News about what’s obviously become a very important part of the bottom line.
Oscar Gamble was among seven former players helping out at a free baseball clinic in Florida Saturday.
In a chat with the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the man who appeared on one of the 1970s’ most recognizable baseball cards chatted about his famous Afro—and collectors who haven’t forgotten.