We are at a place we never thought we would get to. The first two weeks of the baseball season have been cancelled. If there is another week cancelled, Major League Baseball will do the unthinkable and wipe out games on the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s MLB debut, easily one of the most culturally significant days in American history. What does the lockout mean … [Read more...] about Remembering How The 1994 Baseball Strike Devastated The Hobby
August 1994 seems such a long time ago now. Let's see we were just a few months removed from the nightly soap opera that was Nancy Kerrigan and Tanya Harding and both teams which played their home games in Madison Square Garden had just concluded seasons which ended with them playing for their league's championship. The New York Knicks concluded a magical run by losing in game … [Read more...] about Impact of 1994 Baseball Strike Still Lingers
by Diane Carter The NFL lockout is already a reality. The big question is -- will it wipe out this season entirely or will an agreement be made in time to salvage the season or at least part of the season? No NFL this year is not good for anyone. There is no doubt it will negatively affect the football card market, along with everything else connected to football revenue. … [Read more...] about How Will NFL Lockout Affect the Football Card Market?
Some baseball players won't sign trading cards. Others refuse to put their name on a bat. Sonia Sotomayor has a baseball phobia, it would seem. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor is known for helping end the devastating 1994 baseball strike, a decision that may have scored a lot of points at the time, but also may have led to her queasiness about … [Read more...] about Sonia Sotomayor Won’t Sign Your Baseball
A lot of books have been written about baseball cards. How did you get a publisher interested and what was that process like? DJ: The book came about in an unusual way. It was actually the idea of my terrific editor at Grove/Atlantic, Jamison Stoltz, to write a popular history of baseball cards. Jamison (who, yes, shares a very similar name with me) had read a piece I’d … [Read more...] about Q&A With Mint Condition Author Dave Jamieson