Which phrase best describes your collection?Old school complete set collectorI'm all about rookie cards and Hall of FamersGraded singles and/or sets only.If he didn't play for my team, I don't need himFavorite playersAll of the aboveQuiz Maker … [Read more...] about Poll: What’s Your Card Collecting Focus?
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What Kind of Baseball Card Collector Are You?Pre-War (pre-1945)Classic Vintage (1946-1980)Modern Era (1981-2000)Mostly Current (2001-2017)I Collect it AllBaseball? What's That?made here … [Read more...] about Poll: What Type of Baseball Card Collector are You?
The start of a new baseball season usually means a few local mainstream media stories on baseball cards. Not often is there an international audience looking on, though. CGTN (China Global Television Network) is a 24-hour English news channel that's part of China Central Television based in Beijing. It has a free-to-air satellite signal that's available in over 100 … [Read more...] about CGTN Network Story Focuses on The Hobby
While most collectors gravitate towards newer cards or vintage cards from the 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s, the pre-war card market is alive and well. With cards generally a bit more scarce, collecting pre-war cards can be a little different from collecting other issues. If you're interested in giving pre-war cards a chance, here are some tips that might be helpful. 1. Don't be … [Read more...] about Pre-War Card Collecting Tips
While set collecting is somewhat of a lost art, there are still many collectors that still pursue complete issues. Many sets aren't too difficult to piece together, but those that are older or rarer can make for a challenging task. Here are ten tips to keep in mind if pursuing a particularly difficult set, no matter the sport. As a precursor, these are only tips. In the end, … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Set Collecting
There are important parallels between card collecting and coin collecting that warrant attention for anyone interested in baseball coins. Devoting some preliminary thought to these overlapping concepts and exploring which ones you may already enjoy or be drawn to can help in deciding how far down the rabbit hole you’d like to go, so to speak, with baseball coins as a subset of … [Read more...] about 8 Ways Card Collecting and Numismatics Intersect
An excerpt from the book Mint Condition by Dave Jamieson It was clear that Goodwin’s card makers followed the game closely, and the youngest baseball fans appreciated the attention to detail. In one of the earliest remembrances of card collecting, published in the New Yorker in 1929, Brooklyn native Arthur H. Folwell explained that, “To many a boy, back in … [Read more...] about Old Judge Launched Early Baseball Card Craze
The highest graded example of the famed T206 Honus Wagner baseball card has found another new home a little more than six months after selling for a then-record shattering price of $2.35 million. SCP Auctions reports the card was sold to an anonymous private collector for $2.8 million last week. The announcement was made public Thursday morning. In February, SCP took a … [Read more...] about T206 Honus Wagner Card Sold Again