Remember Mickey Hatcher’s giant glove? Bip Roberts’ sombrero? Brian Harper and the giant portable phone? Jay Johnstone donning the ‘Budweiser Broccabella’? If you collected cards in the 1980s and early 90s, you do.
The latest issue of Sports Illustrated caught up with several former players pictured on some crazy cards and re-created the photos with the players as they are now. Even the 1973 pose of Dolphins’ lineman Manny Fernandez gets the treatment.
It’s a fun story that comes complete with comments from the players. Read it—and see the past and present photos here.
Kris Bryant continues to make a big hobby impact and prospectors/collectors haven’t been shy about spending the bucks for his low serial numbered cards. A BGS 9.5 2013 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor #5 of 5 sold for a hefty price over the weekend.
Current claims against photo archivist and sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers of Arkansas total more than $45 million and that doesn’t include $49 million in requested punitive damages. A bizarre and ongoing string of legal disputes continues with banks, photographers and other claimants standing in line. Arkansas Business put together a summary of the cases and where they stand.