Sunday may have felt more like the actual holiday, but as the nation celebrates its birthday today, we take our usual holiday break. What were your favorite stories last week? Here they are, in order: New Twist in 1988 Kirk Gibson Home Run Ball Fate Fan Fest Auction Includes Schilling Collection, Ruth Bat Kyrie Irving Signs With Panini Mistaken Identity: Memory … [Read more...] about Happy 4th of July!
We usually review new boxes; however this will be a fun change of pace. On my birthday, I recently opened a 1982 Donruss box. I love opening all kinds of packs but vintage baseball card boxes of any kind are hard to beat. It doesn’t seem like we’re closing in on 30 years since these were first issued. The box was a birthday "gift" from some people I’ve never personally met. … [Read more...] about 1982 Donruss Box Break Yields Pleasant Surprise
When it's your birthday, you can ask for baseball cards but unless you can find a fellow collector to buy you something, it might not be a good idea. You never know what they think you'll like...and often times, you wind up wishing they'd have bought you a sweatshirt instead. If your gift buyer is a guy named Alex Towbin, you're OK. With a friend approaching the … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Collector Projects Show Creativity in Action
If your Michael Jordan rookie card just isn't getting the juices flowing anymore, Upper Deck Authenticated says it has something for you. The company has created a Japanese Tegata inked handprint of the Basketball Hall of Famer. A traditional form of Japanese memorabilia that is reserved for superstar athletes, Tegata are often done to recognize Japan's best sumo … [Read more...] about For the Michael Jordan Collector Who Has Everything…
It was how everyone kept their cards in the early 1970s. In shoe boxes. There were no tailor-made 660 or 800-count boxes back then. No fancy "sports card albums" with 9-pocket sheets. No penny sleeves or top holders. Baseball cards in your shoe box meant quick and easy access...just in case you needed to look up Manny Sanguillen's batting record. You wanted to fill … [Read more...] about Deceased Man’s Shoebox Keeps Memory Alive
Almost 92, former big league skipper Bobby Bragan is working hard as ever--to sell a collection of baseballs signed by every Cy Young award winner. … [Read more...] about Unique Autographed Baseball Collection on the Block
The oldest Dodger and oldest Cardinal will talk baseball anytime...when they're not answering fan mail. … [Read more...] about Oldest Ballplayers Still Sharp, Signing
Brett Favre's 40th birthday party includes some fresh autographs on a forthcoming football card issue. … [Read more...] about 2009 Donruss Certified Offers Favre Auto