The first of what will be thousands of hand-written questionnaires filled out by Major League Baseball players decades ago are about to be sold at auction, with proceeds aimed at making them accessible online for baseball fans around the world. The questionnaires were in the archives of Bill Weiss, a baseball historian who accumulated about 125,000 of them before his death … [Read more...] about Hand-Written Questionnaires from Former Baseball Greats at Auction
T205 Near Master Set Leads off Huggins and Scott Auction
Rare vintage cards, sets, autographs and signed baseballs will be on the block during Huggins & Scott’s fourth Masterpiece Auction of 2015, with bidding for the more than 1,000 items beginning on Monday and running through August 6. The Maryland-based auction house will bring some of the higher ticket items to its booths at the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention … [Read more...] about T205 Near Master Set Leads off Huggins and Scott Auction
Musial Autographs Almost Gone; Stan the Man Inc. Closing
The offices of Stan the Man Inc. are closing, after nearly 25 years of handling the late Hall of Famer’s autographs and memorabilia. The company, run by Dick Zitzmann who was Musial’s business agent, has nearly run out of the remaining stock of Musial signed items and the remaining inventory is being moved to a warehouse. Friday was to be its last day of operation at … [Read more...] about Musial Autographs Almost Gone; Stan the Man Inc. Closing
The Strange Saga of Clancy Smyres and Why His Autograph is More Valuable Than Babe Ruth
Clancy Smyres played in five major league games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944 , had two major league at bats and a lifetime batting average of .000. He died November 27, 2007 in Lancaster California at age 86. To fans of the old Brooklyn Dodgers teams he represents the true definition of the "Cup of Coffee" big leaguer whose moment in the sun was a barely imperceptible blip … [Read more...] about The Strange Saga of Clancy Smyres and Why His Autograph is More Valuable Than Babe Ruth
New Auction Company Debuts at NSCC
While established sports card and memorabilia dealers and corporate entities return to the National Sports Collectors Convention year after year, it’s also a launching pad for new businesses. Among those debuting in Chicago last week was Joshua Tree Auctions and Sales, a small firm operated by Adam Cohen and his wife Rachel. The Palm Springs, CA company had several of its … [Read more...] about New Auction Company Debuts at NSCC
Who Are eBay’s Top Sellers of Baseball Autographs?
Selling on eBay doesn't always mean you'll actually sell your item. A lot of factors go into whether there's a bidder or buyer at the other end of your little cyber offering. However, a look at eBay's top sellers of autographed baseball memorabilia over the last 30 days revealed that whatever the formula for success is, these guys have found it. Combined, they sold over … [Read more...] about Who Are eBay’s Top Sellers of Baseball Autographs?
Five Legendary Baseball Autographs That Don’t Always Cost An Arm or Leg
by Ben Milch They're among the names you immediately think of when you think about the game's legends. That doesn't mean you'll have to scrimp and save for weeks to afford these baseball autographs. Recent sales are proof that patience and a bargain-spotting eye can get you what you want. 1) Joe DiMaggio Joe DiMaggio is remembered as one of the game's most graceful … [Read more...] about Five Legendary Baseball Autographs That Don’t Always Cost An Arm or Leg