Collectors have long wondered what a 1953 Topps card of Stan Musial might have looked like.
Now, we have one. Well, sort of.
On Wednesday, Topps revealed the three newest cards in its weekly Living Set program and Musial was one of them. Like all of the Living Set cards, the Musial was created in the style of the ’53 set by artist Mayumi Seto. The cards are available for $7.99 (less in quantity) via Topps’ website for the next week (single cards are a little cheaper on eBay).
Musial was conspicuously absent from Topps’ sets during much of his career over compensation issues but did appear on some Bowman cards and in Topps during the latter part of his playing days.
The Great American Collectibles Show is hoping to raise funds to combat childhood cancer with an online auction of more than 40 lots. Items have been donated by various hobby businesses, the Boston Red Sox and other sources.
A Ty Cobb signed check, donated by Heritage Auctions, is the top item. Other lots include an autographed Nolan Ryan rookie card, a fishing rod that once belonged to Ted Williams, four Red Sox/Yankees tickets to a game at Fenway Park and numerous autographed items.
All proceeds benefit The Jimmy Fund.
The auction runs through March 13 and is being held on eBay.
The shooting shirts and warmup pants from this year’s NBA All-Star Game are going on the block at NBA Auctions.
Set to open Thursday, March 7, the auction includes gear worn by MVP Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Steph Curry and the other players named to both squads.
The black shirts include the All-Star logo on the front. The backs are white and blank. Each carries an NBA/MeiGray tag and each has been entered into MeiGray’s database.
Bidding will run through March 28.
Auctions for the jerseys worn during the first half of the game continue through March 14. Those worn by Durant and James have each topped $18,000 so far.