You may have read our story last year on Denver area collector Jake Cohen, a youngster with a passion for sports, sports cards and music. Jake lost his sight a few years ago but has continued to collect. Now, a scanning device is helping him identify cards without having to see them.
The i.d. mate Galaxy is a portable “all-in-one” talking bar code scanner that aids visually impaired individuals with the identification of items via the product’s bar code or UPC. Using text-to-speech and digital voice recording technologies, it allows users to access an on-board database of product descriptions, along with a tailored set of recorded voice messages. The user can also add additional voice recorded information to existing products or to items not found in the database.
Denver’s KDVR recently caught up with Jake and his family as they tried out this new and evolving technology aimed at helping him.
Watch their story here.
The T206 “Jumbo” Honus Wagner that will go up for auction this month has something going for it that not a lot of other Wagner cards do: its’ history can be traced back to the original owner in 1909.
It was inherited by a family member who opted to sell it back in 1974. The buyer was Mike Aronstein, one of the hobby’s first national dealers. Aronstein kept records of his major purchases—even the original letter from the woman who offered to have him come and take a look. His son Andrew found that note—and has been tracing the card’s history now that it’s back on the auction block.
Forbes explores the history behind a card that could set a new sports trading card price record.
A Phoenix area card and memorabilia shop that’s been around a while is the subject of a local newspaper’s business profile.
The newest member of the 3,000 hit club will sign photos, bats, jerseys, helmets and other items.
Ichiro’s autographs aren’t cheap but Steiner is offering pre-sale pricing through the weekend here.
Topps used the 1982 design (Ripken’s rookie card season) to produce the six-card set highlighting milestone moments in Ripken’s career.
The cards are on sale for one week via this link.