A customer named Matt bought a pack of 2022 Panini National Treasures Baseball from Bob's Sports Cards in Howell, New Jersey on Monday, took it home and opened it up. Inside was the biggest hit in the product: a 1/1 Babe Ruth Legendary Materials Signatures card that would have been worth thousands of dollars. One problem. The autograph was that of George … [Read more...] about Notes: 1/1 Ruth Card Carries Wrong Autograph; Rolen’s Rookies; McGriff Signs with TriStar
You could make a heroes and villains list from the eight player list that will be considered by the Baseball Hall of Fame's Contemporary Era Committee next month. You've got Albert Belle, a powerful slugger whose personality was rarely warm and fuzzy. Likewise, Barry Bonds--a generational talent with a sometimes surly disposition who may not have hit 762 … [Read more...] about McGriff Rookie Cards Could Benefit from Hall Committee’s Vote
At the time of production and in the years that followed, the 1986 Donruss baseball set appeared to have long-term viability in the trading card market. Headlined by slugger Jose Canseco and the set's popular 'Rated Rookies,' it became a popular set among collectors within its first few years. In addition to the standard 1986 Donruss set, the company released its popular 'The … [Read more...] about 1986 Donruss 30th Anniversary: 5 Memorable Cards
The baseball card hobby exploded during the 1980s, and nothing was hotter during the decade than the rookie card of the latest phenom. While the sets of the era are home to the debut issues of many Hall of Famers, plenty of other "budding superstars" fizzled out on the road to Cooperstown. In between is a group of players who put together stellar careers but who have slid in … [Read more...] about 10 Underrated Baseball Rookie Cards of the 1980s
If you’ve been stockpiling rookie cards and autographs of this year’s potential Hall of Famers, you’ve got some courage. The 2012 BBWAA ballot features 27 players, including 13 new candidates and 14 returnees, none of which probably deserves the “legendary” label often applied to Hall of Famers. In fact, in recent years, the ballot has been devoid of huge star power. Bert … [Read more...] about 2012 Hall of Fame Election: Any Impact on Cards, Autos?