What do Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, David Robinson, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Nolan Ryan, Mike Schmidt, Ken Griffey Jr, Wayne Gretzky, Bo Jackson, Jerry Rice and Howie Long have in common with Spike Lee, Bo Diddley, Billy Crystal, Buggs Bunny and Super Dave Osborn? Answer: They all starred in the iconic set of Nike posters released in the 1980s. Nike was … [Read more...] about Collectors’ Efforts Shedding More Light on 1982 – 1992 Nike Poster Cards
We’ve heard of all kinds of ways to unload those late 80s/early 90s baseball cards that generally aren’t worth anything other than memories. We’ve even suggested a few from time-to-time. Apparently, there's another. It’s a novel concept initiated by a mystery shopper (no, not a “mystery shopper”, just a person who hasn’t yet been identified). Bring … [Read more...] about Who’s Leaving Junk Wax Cards at NY Supermarket?
Back in the late 1970s and 80s, baseball cards started to become recognized as more than just something kids did to pass the time during the season. By then, there were enough adults who had collected that sports card shows began to spread. There were multiple hobby publications and stories on TV and in newspapers about how dealers were going on buying trips to … [Read more...] about MLB On TuneIn Talks Card Collecting
What do you get when you mix an old, abandoned warehouse in Detroit with baseball cards, a guy named Slanks and a British newspaper with a penchant for sexy headlines? You get a fun little story that almost writes its own jokes. It seems there are guys out there who will venture into those old buildings just to see what’s inside. They call themselves “urban explorers”. … [Read more...] about Abandoned Sports Cards Inside Detroit Warehouse
Brad Balukjian emerges from his friend’s bungalow in the Hyde Park section of Tampa, Florida, looking surprisingly fresh. He doesn’t look like a guy who drove 849 miles from Memphis to Tampa the night before, traveling 13 hours in his 2002 Honda Accord. “It’s been the longest day of my trip,” he says. This has been an unusual sojourn, one that has added 4,700 miles to a … [Read more...] about A Pack of Wax, and Stacks of Memories
Every generation of baseball fans have their "what-if's". For Cubs fans of the 1960's and early 1970's the question might be what if Ken Hubbs’ plane had stayed in the air and for Rangers fans about 10 years ago the question might be what would Ruben Mateo's career had been if he had suffered a freak injury which destroyed his running ability? However, for New York Yankee … [Read more...] about eBay Card of the Day: Mattingly’s Best Rookie Card Spurs ‘What if?’ Discussion