Not all of them grew up in the baseball-loving cities and towns of the United States.
A baseball-loving lad who used the proceeds of his childhood paper route in British Columbia, Canada kept his stash cards for the great memories they held and added to them along the way but recently decided the time was right to let them go.
Now his long held stacks of Mantles, Mays, Robinsons and other stars of the day will make their way to auction.
Despite a 3,000-mile gap, Just Collect got some local help and secured a collection that even included one copy of Mantle’s famous 1952 Topps card. The story and some video of the collection is posted on their blog.
Ken Griffey Jr. wasn’t always friendly to autograph seekers during his playing career but there’s no doubt his success as a young player had a major impact on the hobby. Not all of it relates to the rookie card craze he helped ignite over 25 years ago.
As you can imagine, Seattle media outlets have been busy sharing stories related to Griffey’s Hall of Fame election. KOMO-TV caught up with Scott Mahlum of Mill Creek Sports, who told them an autograph signing arrangement with Junior in 1991, “changed his life”.
Henry Owens has sat atop of the Boston Red Sox best prospects list for a couple of years, and is now making a run at the Red Sox rotation in 2016. This week, Topps signed Owens to an exclusive autograph memorabilia deal.
As part of the contract, Topps Authentics will sell items such as signed jerseys, baseballs and exclusive Topps oversized cards featuring Owens on the company website.
Owens joins a young group of exclusive Topps Authentics signers, including 2015 American League Rookie of the Year and Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, and New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino.
We’ve already written about NHL Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings. Larkin rookie cards have been among the most popular of the season but apparently he doesn’t own one–or didn’t until WXYZ-TV’s Brad Galli paid him a visit:
Some historic and valuable memorabilia from New England sports teams is moving to secure storage.
The Sports Museum of New England, located inside TD Garden in Boston, is moving items that haven’t been on display to a facility that will keep them safe.
Game-worn uniforms, trophies, photos, films and other sports artifacts collected over nearly four decades will be moved in partnership with Iron Mountain, a Boston-based records management company.
Curator Richard Johnson told the Associated Press the items are worth well into seven figures, but also offer a chronicle of history for teams like the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, Patriots and major colleges.