It’s safe to say there aren’t many people still alive today who were around when he was still an active player. He hasn’t held baseball’s all-time home run record since early April of 1974. Still, someone will pay at least a few million dollars when the current auction for one of the highest graded Babe Ruth rookie cards comes to an end next month. Collectors … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Babe’s Still King, and Not Everything is Super Pricey
I don't own a single 1933 Goudey Sport Kings card but I did just pick up a wrapper from this multi-sport issue just because I'm starting to like old packaging a little more these days. Interestingly, the wrapper was cheaper than most of the cards from this set which makes absolutely no sense to me since they aren't all that common, but I'm not … [Read more...] about Updated: Wherefore Art Thou, 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Premiums?
When most collectors think about Goudey, their minds are typically drawn to the massive 1933 Goudey set, the smaller follow-up issue released in 1934, or any of their somewhat less popular 1935, 1936, 1938, and 1941 sets. Perhaps the multi-sport 1933 Goudey Sport Kings release comes to mind. Some may also be inclined to think of the World Wide Gum issues out of Canada which … [Read more...] about 1930s Goudey Issues Included More Than Standard Cards
Joe DiMaggio entered the major leagues in 1936. Breaking in with what would be his only team, DiMaggio starred immediately with the New York Yankees. That season, the Yankee Clipper slugged 29 home runs, batted .323, and led the league with 15 triples. While DiMaggio does have a few earlier cards and collectibles from his minor league days, here's a look at some of his 1936 … [Read more...] about A Look at Joe DiMaggio’s Earliest Major League Cards
Baseball cards are still giving up their secrets. There is what seems to be a newly-discovered error to report in the 1936 Goudey and Goudey Wide Pen sets. The player identified as Bill Brubaker of the Pirates in both sets is actually Dave Barbee, who hadn't been an active player since 1932. Tom Shieber, senior curator at the Baseball Hall of Fame … [Read more...] about Whoops: 1936 Goudey Bill Brubaker Pictures a Pirate from Another Season
In 1936 and 1937, Goudey produced its famous 'wide pen' premiums. The two sets are dubbed the wide pen releases because of the replica autographs on them where a thicker type of pen was used. These were distributed as in-store premiums to promote Goudey's gum products. Here's a closer look at the 1937 set, which featured both major league and minor league players. 1937 … [Read more...] about 1937 Goudey Wide Pen Premiums Featured Both Major, Minor Leaguers
Wheatland Auction Services is putting the wraps on its 2016 auction schedule with its latest online catalog that includes cards from the early 1900s to the present day. The auction, which includes over 700 lots, features sets, lots and single cards from all sports along with a selection of autographs and display items. Collectors of vintage cards will find complete sets … [Read more...] about Wheatland Fall Holiday Auction Underway with 700+ Lots