Today, it would be treated with uncommon reverence but Bill Veeck wasn’t a reverent sort of guy. The owner of Cleveland’s baseball team when it won the 1948 World Series knew a good publicity stunt when he saw one—even if it made fun of his own team.
When the ’48 champs fell out of contention in ’49, he staged an elaborate mock funeral for the 1948 pennant that hung at the ballpark, complete with burial. So…where’s that potentially valuable relic today? MLB.com wrote about it.
Here’s an interesting Q&A with Reed Kasaoka, the buyer for Baseball Card Exchange, who talks about the state of the vintage card market and more.
The annual Greater Boston Sports Collectors Club Show returns this weekend at the Wilmington Shriner’s Auditorium.
The show runs Friday through Sunday with 30 former athletes from the MLB, NBA and NHL ranks set to sign autographs including Frank Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Fergie Jenkins, Cam Neely and other Boston Bruins stars.
The extra October Cubs games have been a good thing for local businesses near Wrigley Field. That includes a little sports card and memorabilia shop that sits on Addison Street, about a block from the ballpark.
Tom Boyle opened Yesterday back in 1974 and he’s still at it. The old school shop buys, sells and even trades if the deal is right. Read the story and watch the video on FanSided.com.
The last out ball from the 1945 World Series rests in a fireproof chamber at the Chicago Sports Museum, operated by restauranteur and collector Grant DePorter. It’s a sort of ‘holy grail’ relic, even though the Cubs ended their 71-year World Series drought this season.
What happens to the ball from here, though, was dependent up on the result of the World Series, according to this story in the Chicago Tribune.