There were no top loaders. No plastic pages. Certainly no plastic slabs. Then again, baseball cards weren't really thought of as a "valuable" collectible in 1950. They were, though, occasionally worth writing about. In June of 1950, a newspaper in Newport News, VA took a photo of Norman B. Good, a local collector who had just acquired the last card … [Read more...] about Did This Guy Once Buy a T206 Wagner for a Buck?
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Opening one pack of cards was always fun when you were a kid. Two was even better. So when you somehow had the opportunity to open an entire box--whether you saved enough on your own or (more likely) an adult bought one for you-- it was sensory overload. All those cards. All that gum (if you're old enough to remember when cards always came with … [Read more...] about Collectors Recall Their First Full Box
He owns one of the best T206 baseball card sets in existence (yes, he's got a Wagner), all displayed on his office wall. Detroit-area attorney E. Powell Miller loves his cards, but he'd also like to have even more people share in his love of baseball. He's been chasing rarities and complete sets for a decade and told Patch.com that he'd like to open a baseball card museum … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Baseball Card Museum, Lady Collector, Heroin and Cards Don’t Mix
Not everyone has a collection that's worthy of a book, but over the past 21 years, John Graham of Irving, Texas has been putting together a remarkable collection of store-model gloves that help tell the story of baseball. Graham has recently published a book entitled "Baseball Gloves: Store Model Gloves from the 1880s to 1940s from the Collection of John Graham". The 260 … [Read more...] about New Book Offers History of Store Model Baseball Gloves
By Rich Klein If you've been collecting baseball cards for awhile, you realize that Topps has now produced their "Opening Day" line for more than a decade. And, you also understand that this is not a premium Topps line but one that is very important. A brand like Opening Day may not get a lot of attention but it carries weight because it gives collectors a chance to … [Read more...] about 2010 Topps Opening Day
One group's mission to complete the 6742-card Upper Deck Yankee Stadium Legacy set could mean big bucks for a major national charity--if they can check a few more off the list. For one member, it's a quest that's become intensely personal. … [Read more...] about Yankee Stadium Legacy Set Fundraiser Needs Help
Upper Deck may have lost its MLB stamp of approval, but the company is still planning a nationwide baseball card giveaway just prior to the 2010 season. … [Read more...] about Upper Deck, MLBPA Will Sponsor Giveaway