There’s a new documentary film on the modern world of sports cards. According to Vertical Entertainment, which has distribution rights, Behind The Card “highlights a large unregulated industry’s path from card creation to the end buyer, capturing manipulation of the card market, card theft, online scams, new technological innovations and the unity of family and friends … [Read more...] about “Behind the Card” Film Opens
Notes: Massachusetts Show; Trout Shows Off Cards; Hottest Playoff Player; Adam Sandler in a Sports Card Movie?
About 1,500 collectors turned out for the first ever Northeast Sports Card Expo at the Marriott Boston Quincy Hotel last weekend. There were more than 150 vendor tables at the one-day show. Autograph guests included Jim Lonborg, Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell and Dana Barros. Boston Red Sox pitcher and Boston area native Rich Hill stopped by as an attendee. Check out … [Read more...] about Notes: Massachusetts Show; Trout Shows Off Cards; Hottest Playoff Player; Adam Sandler in a Sports Card Movie?
Massive, Original, Pristine 1927 Babe Ruth Movie Banner Uncovered
"Grampa Eddie" knew it was special. After all, it wasn't every day that a movie came out that starred Babe Ruth. So in 1927, apparently after the giant banner promoting the film had arrived at the theater he managed, Eddie Lams of Kewanee, IL rolled up the ten foot long yellow piece of artwork featuring baseball's biggest star and decided to hang onto … [Read more...] about Massive, Original, Pristine 1927 Babe Ruth Movie Banner Uncovered
‘Gem Mint’ Movie Hits Home With Message For Obsessive Collectors
’Fess up. Card collectors can be obsessive about the hobby. So can dealers. But when obsession begins to wreak havoc with your personal life, how do you sort out what is truly important? That’s the premise behind Gem Mint, a 74-minute independent film produced by Brooklyn, New York, native Uzef Gavrilova that premiered June 1. It is Gavrilova’s second full-length film, … [Read more...] about ‘Gem Mint’ Movie Hits Home With Message For Obsessive Collectors
Jack of All Trades: Baseball Card Documentary Tells More Than 1 Story
A new documentary about the baseball card industry of the late 1980s and early 90s arrived Tuesday but the film promises much more than a wistful look back at an explosive time in the hobby. Jack of All Trades is described as a “unique personal tale with emotional family ties, outlining the details behind the boom, and bust of the once lucrative baseball card collecting … [Read more...] about Jack of All Trades: Baseball Card Documentary Tells More Than 1 Story
Santa Tries to Trade His 1952 Topps Mantle and the Results are Disastrous
Last week, a friend of mine sent me a clip of a new Netflix movie called The Christmas Chronicles. The short scene featuring Kurt Russell, was about a baseball card-- and quite funny. I'd kind of forgotten about it but in that week's time the movie has become a huge hit with over 20 million streams on Netflix. I won't go too deep into the plot but essentially Santa's … [Read more...] about Santa Tries to Trade His 1952 Topps Mantle and the Results are Disastrous
1937 Heisman Trophy, 1932 Ruth Movie Poster Top Auction
The 1937 Heisman Trophy awarded to Yale halfback Clint Frank sold for $312,000 late last week, topping Heritage Auctions' Fall Catalog Auction. The final price included a 20% buyer's premium. Frank was the third winner of what’s now considered one of sports’ most important individual honors, following Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago and Yale’s Larry … [Read more...] about 1937 Heisman Trophy, 1932 Ruth Movie Poster Top Auction
Notes: Houston Show Pix; NHL Stars Talk Penmanship; Sandlot Movie Baseball Cards
The 2017 World Series champion Houston Astros joined dozens of Hall of Famers and memorable names from across the sports world for the 32nd annual TRISTAR Houston Collectors Show at NRG Arena. The show also draws dealers from across the country for the three-day run that dates back to the 1980s. The nation’s premier sports memorabilia exhibitors, here at the #TRISTARShow! … [Read more...] about Notes: Houston Show Pix; NHL Stars Talk Penmanship; Sandlot Movie Baseball Cards