In 1937, O-Pee-Chee introduced a set of baseball cards. With a unique 'pop-out' design, they were intended to offer a three-dimensional look. The cards were black and white and included many popular players of the day, including Bob Feller, Joe DiMaggio, and Hank Greenberg. The cards of all three players are from relatively early in their careers and the card of Feller, … [Read more...] about After Nearly 30-Year Hiatus, O-Pee-Chee Baseball Cards Returned in 1965
To many, Cracker Jack is known for its prizes that were packed inside of their famous peanut and popcorn combination snack boxes. But to sports card collectors, they are famous for their 1914 and 1915 baseball card sets. While those are undoubtedly the most important issues created by the company, Cracker Jack also produced a unique set of cards in the 1940s. Let's take a … [Read more...] about 1940s Cracker Jack Set Detailed the History of Sports
Many pre-war collectors are familiar with World Wide Gum cards. Those, if you're unfamiliar, closely paralleled the Goudey sets of the 1930s. But while they are arguably the most popular Canadian issues featuring American baseball, there are several other similar vintage sets from the pre-war era. Here are five of them. 1912 Imperial Tobacco Set (C46) The C46 Imperial set … [Read more...] about Oh, Canada: 5 Unheralded Vintage Canadian Baseball Card Sets
While there aren't many Canadian tobacco baseball cards, the country did produce its fair share of candy issues. One, the V89 William Paterson set, featured numerous American stars, including Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. V89 William Paterson Basics William Paterson Limited was a chocolatier and candy company based in Brantford, a relatively small city in Ontario. The city is … [Read more...] about Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb Highlight Canadian V89 William Paterson Issue
More than six dozen NHL team jerseys including a signed Wayne Gretzky model were stolen from a sports card and memorabilia shop in Ontario early Wednesday morning. South Simcoe Police say the burglary at The Ice Box Cards and Collectibles in the city of Innisfil near Barrie was a smash and grab type entry with the front glass door to the building broken, allowing … [Read more...] about Signed NHL Jerseys Stolen in Canadian Smash and Grab
It may seem impossible, but Wayne Gretzky turned 50 years old this year. At least he's getting his own coins. The Canadian Mint's tribute to Wayne and his hockey loving dad, Walter, features: a 22-Karat gold coin featuring Gretzky sporting his famous number "99" with an engraved cameo of his father; a fine silver Wayne and Walter Gretzky coin with a number "99" hologram; … [Read more...] about Canadian Mint Hopes to Score With Gretzy Coins
On June 22nd the world will learn the ultimate fate of Paul Henderson's iconic 1972 Summit Series hockey jersey, which has recently been placed up for public auction to be sold to the highest bidder. It's currently owned by an American collector but since the jersey went up for sale in the past week Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (CSHOF) has been rallying support in an … [Read more...] about Canada’s Sports Hall Seeking $ to Bid on Jersey
Even the most wealthy bidders in the current Classic Auctions sale may be facing a stiff opponent. The Canadian government is considering the possibility of entering the bidding for Paul Henderson's 1972 Summit Series jersey that went on the block late last month. The jersey is one of the country's most cherished hockey artifacts, having been worn by the player who became … [Read more...] about Could Canadian Government Buy Henderson Jersey?