A T206 Honus Wagner owned by the late Joe Garagiola sold for just over $2.5 million early Sunday morning at Heritage Auctions, establishing yet another new record for the world's most famous baseball card. The card, graded Authentic, was acquired by Garagiola in trade for his final big league uniform and other items. The price smashed the previous record for an 'A' … [Read more...] about Vintage Card Records Obliterated in Heritage Auction
While hundreds of more recent issues were set to find new owners in its first Modern Trading Card Auction late Thursday night, vintage aficionados were getting a look at a pretty impressive one-owner collection of vintage cards in a separate event. The collection is small, but power-packed. The group of nearly three dozen cards was one of the late arrivals to … [Read more...] about $3 Million Private Collection of Rookie Cards, Vintage Icons Hits Auction
Kelly Stinnett played the better part of fourteen seasons in the big leagues. The Lawton, Oklahoma native suited up behind the plate for eight different teams during his MLB career, having his best year in 1999 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Stinnett transitioned from player to the manager role shortly after his retirement in 2007. He became the skipper of a number of minor … [Read more...] about Former Big Leaguer Kelly Stinnett on Visiting Card Shops, Collecting Mickey Mantle, Dmitri Young Maildays
All systems are go for another major auction to kick off next week and a new addition to the high-grade roster of vintage Hall of Fame rookie cards will be part of the action. Mile High Card Company will open its May auction next Monday with a freshly-graded 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie card. Company President Brian Drent says the card originated in an old-time … [Read more...] about High End Aaron, Jeter Rookie Cards Headline MHCC Auction
by Dave Connelly On New Year's Eve 1972, baseball lost one of its greatest players and greatest humanitarians. Larger than life anywhere the game is loved, Roberto Clemente remains almost a deity in parts of Latin America. Collectors of Clemente memorabilia are everywhere and the anniversary of his death will again bring the Hall of Fame outfielder to the … [Read more...] about Roberto Clemente Memorabilia Still Shines
We sent a series of ten questions about what's hot, what's next, where the hobby has been and where it's headed to several auction company executives and for the next couple of weeks, we're sharing their answers with you, one at a time. Yesterday, they discussed the unprecedented level of mainstream media coverage the hobby has had this year and its impact. Many said it … [Read more...] about 10 Questions With Auction House Execs: What are Newcomers After?