1997 Bowman Chrome Baseball drew collectors' attention right from the first inning, offering a higher end, premium look and upgraded chromium take on the standard 1997 Bowman Baseball set. It wasn't the first time Bowman offered a chrome style as the mid-1990s Bowman's Best sets featured similar technology. It was also very similar to what the hobby had already seen from the … [Read more...] about 1997 Bowman Chrome Baseball Launched Brand’s Immeasurable Rookie and Prospect Card Influence
It was a busy morning for the Topps NOW crew. The company cranked out ten new cards by early afternoon, including individual cards for the three newest Hall of Famers and other issues commemorative the latest member of the 3,000 hit club. Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez are featured on base cards with photos from Sunday's induction ceremony at Cooperstown. … [Read more...] about Raines Puts Expos Back on Topps as Beltre Gets NOW Card, Autograph Deal
There have been few better over the last 20 years than Adrian Beltre. One of only a small number of players still active who began their careers in the 1990s, he's a lifetime .286 hitter, with a 90.2 WAR and a decent chance to join the 500 home run club. He’s positioned as a potential Hall of Famer and there's little doubt he will be a first-ballot inductee. … [Read more...] about Cooperstown Calling but Adrian Beltre Cards Still Get Little Respect
The fan who wound up with the ball gave it back and don’t look for the bat David Freese used to hit that big home run in Game 6 of the World Series to show up in a sports memorabilia auction catalog. It’s on its way to the Baseball Hall of Fame, along with numerous other items from one of the greatest World Series in recent memory. The jersey his teammates ripped off his back … [Read more...] about Freese’s Torn Shirt, Home Run Bat Among Hall’s Haul
In 2010 Adrian Beltre showed the baseball world that there was still some power in his bat and zip in his cross diamond throws. Beltre, at age 31, had his best year ever: 28 homers, 102 RBI and a .321 average. Every year several baseball players prove that they are not yet over the hill and can help a team in it is drive towards the pennant. The 2011 season will … [Read more...] about Which Big Leaguers’ Cards Are Poised for 2011 Revival?