Ten years after the first one was printed, there’s a brand new edition of the Rawlings Catalog Source Book, a spiral-bound resource for those interested in baseball glove collecting.
Joe Phillips’ 32-page follow-up is a spiral-bound edition that has more than just pricing information. There are stories about Rawlings gloves, articles on glove designers and other features that will interest collectors and fans as well.
If you’re scouring flea markets, garage sales or auctions where gloves might be sold, the $19.95 price tag seems like a pretty good deal, especially considering what some vintage gloves are worth.
Tickets for the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago went on sale Monday on the show’s website. Single-day passes are $19. There are, as always, more expensive options that provide early entrance, some free autographs and other perks, depending on what level you select. You can buy them at the door but advance purchases will save you a few bucks.
The show takes place July 26-30 at the Stephens Convention Center in suburban Rosemont.
Bidding for the 1916 Babe Ruth blank back M101-5 rookie card graded SGC 70 being offered by Goldin Auctions has hit $240,000 ($288,000 with the 20% buyer’s premium factored in).
A 1952 Topps Willie Mays graded PSA 9 sits at $200,000 ($240,000) with more than three weeks left in the auction.
We’ve all heard stories–and maybe some unfortunate souls have their own tragic tale–about mom throwing baseball cards away. My own mother never would have done such a dastardly deed without asking, but it’s why so many vintage baseball cards are worth what they are.
Now, though, comes the story of someone who thought his cards had been given away to a relative only to discover many years later that mom kept them after all.
That little box of a few dozen cards contained, believe it or not, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle now on consignment via Lelands.
The original owner talked with David Seideman of Forbes about his unexpected windfall.
Last but not least… a Connecticut newspaper talked with local card shop owners and offered a pretty solid story and photos detailing the current state of the sports card hobby and how things have changed.