Online sportscard marketplace StarStock has suspended its intake of raw cards and some employees have lost their jobs as the business looks to new revenue streams. The New York-based company launched in late 2019 and quickly built a following by allowing users to submit ungraded cards that are stored in a centralized vault. Buyers can then buy and sell from the … [Read more...] about Notes: StarStock Shuts Off Raw Card Submissions; QB Barometer; Ticket Market; ’69 Met Still Busy Signing
Baseball lost an icon when the Hall of Fame announced that Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver had passed away due to complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. Seaver's career began in the 1960s and was still going strong in the 80s. "Tom Terrific" had been the Rookie of the Year in 1967 but his entire career seemed like a never-ending highlight. He struck … [Read more...] about Remembering 10 Terrific Tom Seaver Cards
It has been 50 years since the New York Mets stunned the baseball world by winning the 1969 World Series. This week marks a big anniversary for the franchise: On Sept. 10, 1969, the Mets took over first place in the National League East for good. It was part of an amazing month for the Amazin’s. During a 25-game stretch from Sept. 6 through Sept. 28, their pitching staff … [Read more...] about 1969 Citgo Portraits Set Captures Youthful Enthusiasm Of Miracle Mets
One of the members of the Amazin’ Mets is selling his 1969 World Series ring and a game-used first baseman’s mitt to help pay mounting medical bills. Ed Kranepool, who joined the expansion franchise as a 17-year-old in 1962 and spent his entire career with the team, is diabetic and was placed on the kidney transplant list at New York hospital last spring. He’s … [Read more...] about Ed Kranepool Selling 1969 World Series Ring, Other Items
The New York Mets are back in the World Series and while they've been there five times now, it's the 1969 squad that longtime fans remember most. In this year’s NLCS, the Mets used tight pitching and some fabulous hitting by Daniel Murphy to stun the Cubs. New York’s roster is a nice blend of youth and experience, and it mirrors the Mets’ first pennant winners. The Amazin’ … [Read more...] about Some Rookie Cards Of The 1969 Mets Were Amazin’
April 2, 1972 was a comfortably cool, breezy afternoon in West Palm Beach, FL. The day before, major league players had gone on strike, resulting in the cancellation of regular season games. With no settlement imminent, New York Mets manager Gil Hodges joined his coaches for a round of golf. He had already led the franchise to an improbable 1969 World Series title and was … [Read more...] about Gil Hodges Cards Still Undervalued?
Even among collectors of oddball sports cards, the Transogram baseball issues of 1969 and 1970 have long been a source of intrigue thanks to both their unusual distribution methods and their short-lived, out-of-nowhere run in the hobby spotlight. In the 45 years since they last appeared on store shelves, many of the cards -- and the plastic figurines that accompanied them -- … [Read more...] about Transogram Baseball Figures and Cards: An Amazin’ Mystery