Frank Owen certainly deserved to appear on baseball cards during the first decade of the 1900s.
He was the first American League pitcher to win more than 20 games in three straight seasons and the first to pitch a pair of complete game victories in one day.
He got no respect it came to baseball cards, though.
Owen was misidentified twice, according to researcher Tom Shieber who wrote about the Fan Craze and Sporting Life cabinet mistakes (and there’s a great clip from a newspaper reporting on the Fan Craze game, too).
Some sad news from the organizers of the National Tuesday morning:
It is with heavy heart that the National sends its deepest sympathy to the family of Jerry Hersh longtime National exhibitor and board member. On a side note Jerry has been like family for 40 years .. our heartfelt sympathy to Etta and the Hersh family #HobbyFamily pic.twitter.com/u07d8JJqq2
— The National (@nsccshow) March 12, 2019
It’s been nearly a year since a truck driver plowed into a bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team in Saskatchewan. Sixteen people including nearly half of the players on the roster were killed. Thirteen others suffered injuries, many of which were serious.
The Junior Hockey franchise did field a team this season and wore Christmas sweater style jerseys in a December game that were auctioned off. Now, MeiGray Auctions is offering three team-signed jerseys in a special auction that closes March 26.
2018-19 Upper Deck SPx hockey is set to release Wednesday and the company says all autograph content will be live in packs–no autograph redemptions.
This is Upper Deck’s 11th straight 2018-19 NHL product release that has arrived with no redemption cards.
Each box of SPx offers four one-card packs with at least one autograph, one memorabilia and one “technology card.” In addition, every box will feature a fourth wild card hit. Boxes are online for a little over $100.
Hunt Auctions’ monthly phone/internet auction is set to close Wendesday night with several 1950s sets, a Ray Schalk single-signed baseball, a huge run of MLB yearbooks and post-season programs and even ARod’s dirt-stained 2008 Opening Day jersey. The yearbooks and programs came from a large Midwestern collection. Many carry current high bids averaging only $2-3 each.
The listings can be found here. Initial bidding ends at 10 PM Eastern time.