It's the kind of find that will make a vintage card collector drool. Someone inherits a stash of 1950s baseball cards but doesn’t want them. You can tell they came from the original collection of a kid from the 1950s, because even the superstar cards like Ted Williams have rubber bands bundled around them. Dealers buy 1950s era cards from the public on a regular basis … [Read more...] about Huge High-Grade 1950s Find Includes Crazy Haul of HOFers
Along with an increase in interest for baseball cards, the sports card show market exploded in the 1980s. Along with it came opportunities for autograph sessions with well-known former players, who started to earn significant amounts of money from those appearances. A few would up catching the attention of the IRS. Willie McCovey and Duke Snider were regular … [Read more...] about McCovey, Snider Pardoned for Autograph Show Tax Evasion
While Yankee fans loved Mickey and Giants fans thought Willie was the best, Duke Snider baseball cards are what Dodger fans wanted in the golden era of 1950s New York baseball. In Brooklyn, he was known simply as the Duke, or the Duke of Flatbush. Edwin Donald “Duke” Snider was a mainstay for the Dodgers, a power-hitting center fielder who helped the franchise win five … [Read more...] about Duke Snider Cards Spanned Parts of 3 Decades
April 2, 1972 was a comfortably cool, breezy afternoon in West Palm Beach, FL. The day before, major league players had gone on strike, resulting in the cancellation of regular season games. With no settlement imminent, New York Mets manager Gil Hodges joined his coaches for a round of golf. He had already led the franchise to an improbable 1969 World Series title and was … [Read more...] about Gil Hodges Cards Still Undervalued?
Even with our change in scenery (a move from Chicago area to Branson, MO area) we have found that some things in the baseball hobby do NOT change. Perhaps one of the largest universal realities, it seems, is the abundance of people who wish to sell us their collections of "really old" baseball cards…from the 1985 to 1999 time frame. Granted, the earlier cards are beginning to … [Read more...] about Stars Showcase Silver Medallions Shine in Overproduction Era
by Bruce Markusen COOPERSTOWN, NY--A museum exhibit about iconic and rare baseball cards is sure to capture the attention of this author. When the exhibit happens to be featured here in Cooperstown, there is simply no excuse for me to miss it. The temporary exhibit, titled The Ultimate Set, features 25 of the most intriguing cards contained in the remarkable personal … [Read more...] about How the Hall is Displaying the Kendrick Collection