Here's some news about a rare find that collectors of 1990s era basketball cards will appreciate. Dealer/collector Peter Kiefor passed along photos of two cards that were part of a group created by Skybox in 1990 featuring NBC-TV broadcasters who were part of the network's NBA team back then. His discovery of the Bob Costas and Pat Riley cards bumps up what's a very … [Read more...] about Notes: Rare Skybox Cards Surface; Montgomery Club; StarStock Auctions; Provenance Chat
The new ESPN documentary on the 1986 New York Mets is coming with a set of baseball cards. Topps unveiled a 40-card set in conjunction with Tuesday night’s premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Queens.” The four-part set is being offered via an online exclusive, with each ten card grouping associated with one of the four parts of the show. The cards were not … [Read more...] about 1986 Mets Documentary Gets a Baseball Card Set
The 1986 New York Mets became one of baseball's most beloved teams. Down three games to two and down to their final out, the Mets battled back to win Game 6 behind Bill Buckner's crucial error at first base. New York found themselves behind again in Game 7, trailing 3-0. However, they tied the game in the sixth inning before going on to win the team's second World Series … [Read more...] about 30th Anniversary: 10 Bargain Cards of the 1986 Mets
Glass plate negatives used by famed photographer Charles Conlon to print photos of early 20th century sports greats including Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb are being reunited with thousands of others from a seven-figure collection that’s now in receivership. The negatives were being held by Doug Allen and others associated with Legendary Auctions, but will be turned over to … [Read more...] about Notes: Conlon, Cowboys’ Crook Caught?
I mentioned that I had run into Beckett's Chris Olds at a local card shop recently. During our conversation we agreed one of the trickiest issues for card companies is how to properly manage their releases in terms of cards produced. We all understand this is not the overproduction era anymore and those days of producing 15 card wax packs for 50 cents in such quantities that … [Read more...] about 2014 Topps Archives Box Break/Review