Packs were once 15 cents. A whole box was $5.40--retail. Little could anyone who bought some baseball cards in the spring or summer of 1976 have imagined that a complete set would one day sell for $173,066, but that's what happened late Friday night when the Lelands Classic Auction came to a close. Of course, this was no ordinary set. Painstakingly pieced together … [Read more...] about All-Time Top Graded 1976 Topps Set Sells for $173,066 in Lelands Auction
Lelands is offering a 1932 Babe Ruth game bat in its newly launched Classic Auction, one it says could have been used to launch his “Called Shot” home run in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series against the Cubs. The bat was originally believed to have been a 1935 bat, perhaps the last of his career, gifted to former teammate Wally Berger. However, research disproved … [Read more...] about 1932 Ruth Gamer at Auction; Is It His “Called Shot” Bat?
Five years before Fleer and Donruss ignited a revolution, 15 cents still bought you a pack of the only card game in town. The 1976 Topps baseball set was a dramatic change from the company's colorful 1975 product. It was a much cleaner look than the year before, which featured colored full-bleed corners around all edges of the cards. The white-bordered cards added a nice touch … [Read more...] about 40 Years Later: 6 Clutch Cards From The 1976 Topps Set
He’s old enough to have been discovered by Cubs’ scout and Negro League legend Buck O’Neil. Old enough to have gotten the last hit—a game winner—at Connie Mack Stadium. He’s young enough to have hit against Roger Clemens. In between, he made baseball card history. The 1976 Topps Traded Oscar Gamble is an all-time classic. The man with the Afro turns 64 years old … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Happy Birthday Oscar Gamble and Your Epic 1976 Topps Traded Card