As we mark the 25th anniversary of the demise of Pinnacle, I have been thinking a lot about the company, the incredible people, the great products, the high quality of work, and some of the things that happened behind the scenes of one of the most impactful companies in the history of the hobby. I don’t think of the negative things, like the bankruptcy. Too many people got … [Read more...] about When a Supermodel Created a Baseball Card Set
It's hard to believe but the 1991 Desert Shield baseball cards issued by Topps have turned 30. I remember those cards distinctly, even if finding them proved difficult. Here's a closer look at this impressive set that continues to generate collector interest three decades after it was first issued. About the 1991 Topps Desert Shield Baseball Cards The cards, if you're … [Read more...] about 30 Years Later, 1991 Topps Desert Shield Cards Remain Popular — and Valuable
For a release that features a slew of variations for its time, 1991 Topps served as an early preview of how baseball cards would evolve into the future—whether they intended it or not in some cases. While Chipper Jones may be the only Hall of Fame rookie card in the set, printing errors led to a number of variations that have become sought after. Some of the these are more … [Read more...] about 1991 Topps Turns 30 – Rip for Chip? Or Hunt for Errors?
[View the story "2013 National Sports Collectors Convention Day 3" on Storify] … [Read more...] about Chipper, Big Unit, Rip, Pedro, Coach Lou and Yasiel Puig Among Those at NSCC Saturday
The last game didn’t exactly provide a storybook ending, but it didn’t have to. So many of us grew up watching Chipper Jones and took for granted we were watching a Hall of Famer in the making. Even with the hype that surrounded him as a high school senior, you would have never dreamed that Larry Jones Jr. would go down in history as one of the greatest switch hitters and … [Read more...] about Chipper Jones Rookie Cards Run The Gamut
On Thursday afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks apparently listed for auction the jersey Golden Tate was wearing Monday night when he "caught" the pass from Russell Wilson that led to a "victory" and more importantly, led to the end of the NFL vs. Officials standoff. It got a little media attention but later last night it had disappeared from the team's auction site. It had been … [Read more...] about Editor’s Notes: Golden Tate’s Disappearing Jersey Auction, Chipper to Sign in Chicago; Schembechler Sale Squashed
Editor's Blog At the end of August, Chipper Jones hit his 450th home run. 450 isn't 500. Beyond Atlanta, there wasn't much of a countdown. Heck, even a lot of Braves fans didn't realize he was one home run away when he came to bat against the Houston Astros August 31. Ashantenay Cotton and members of her church group who were sitting in the bleachers that night apparently … [Read more...] about Time for Teams to Stop Pretending Home Run Balls Have Little Value