Looking at the overall value of the set or the prices paid for Mickey Mantle rookie cards can scare some people off, but it’s possible to collect 1952 Topps baseball cards and not dip into your retirement account. No matter if you decide to piece together as much of the set as you possibly can or just certain elements, there’s no need to avoid chasing what may be one of the … [Read more...] about Collecting 1952 Topps Baseball Cards on a Budget
Even in a convention hall full of thousands of different types of colorful, cool and historic memorabilia, the 1911 T3 Turkey Red baseball cards stand out. More than 100 years after they arrived in envelopes as part of a mail-in offer, they are among the most collectible, sought after and aesthetically striking pieces of baseball history ever produced. They can also be very … [Read more...] about 5 Great 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cards on a Budget
If you knew what was about to transpire, you would have paid closer attention. You would have gathered up tickets and stubs, secured programs and anything else you could grab from the game between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Bullets on October 26, 1984. There were expectations that came with being third pick of the 1984 NBA draft but no one could have predicted … [Read more...] about 30 Cool, Cheap Michael Jordan Cards
We sometimes hear from those who’ve fallen out of favor with the hobby or are turned off by the price of higher end brands of current cards that the hobby is “too expensive”. I’ve always argued that the opposite is true. There are hobbies out there where you do need to have a lot of money to participate but sports cards isn’t one of them. Cheap baseball cards of Hall of … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Hobby is Too Expensive? Say WHAT?
Maybe a visit to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, watching a classic NBA game from the 1960s or 1970s or remembering some great names from your youth triggers it. A hankering to start collecting some vintage basketball cards. You could go all out and buy high priced, high grade rookies of Mikan, Russell, Wilt or the Big O but it doesn't have to start like … [Read more...] about Ten Cool Old School Basketball Cards You Can Own for $150 or Less
The baseball memorabilia collection of the late broadcasting legend, Ernie Harwell is the talk of Detroit. Unfortunately, the talk isn’t upbeat. Harwell’s massive—and valuable—accumulation is barely accessible to the public and much of it remains uncatalogued because of huge budget cuts within the Detroit Public Library system. Union rules required that a dedicated … [Read more...] about Concern Over Ernie Harwell’s Collection
Thinking Mick? We focus in on some of the best picks for collectors. … [Read more...] about Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards: What to Buy
Think you can't chase a mainstream 1930s baseball card set without a big bankroll? Think again. … [Read more...] about 1934 Goudey Baseball Cards: Happy 75th to an Enigma