Sunday may have felt more like the actual holiday, but as the nation celebrates its birthday today, we take our usual holiday break. What were your favorite stories last week? Here they are, in order: New Twist in 1988 Kirk Gibson Home Run Ball Fate Fan Fest Auction Includes Schilling Collection, Ruth Bat Kyrie Irving Signs With Panini Mistaken Identity: Memory … [Read more...] about Happy 4th of July!
It's been almost 43 years but 1968 seems like yesterday for fans of the Detroit Tigers. In the midst of civil unrest, an escalating war in Vietnam and tough times in their hometown, the Tigers turned an entire state on its collective ear. Denny McLain won 31 games but Mickey Lolich was no slouch either. In fact, it was his pitching that helped the Tigers to the 1968 World … [Read more...] about Lolich Still Making Fans Happy
A quick holiday edition of the Editor's Blog just to say thanks for another great year. If you're a regular reader, a casual visitor, an industry executive, advertiser or blogger who sends traffic our way, thank you for your ongoing support. I'm looking forward to a great 2011 and believe it or not, we'll celebrate our fifth anniversary early this … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Happy New Year!, Spence-SGC Deal Official
Topps is focusing much of the attention on its baseball line toward the 60th Anniversary Autograph Continuity Program. The self-congratulatory autographed cards will be offered throughout its baseball lineup in 2011. Now, the company says it will kick things off a little earlier than next spring. The first 60th Anniversary Autograph card to be offered will be 2010 first … [Read more...] about Harper Signs for Topps
Mark Wells' situation aside, the sale of memorabilia that once played a big role in an athlete's life isn't always about a need for cash. Some just get tired of looking at it. Others have no heirs to give it to. Most figure they've had it long enough and are ready to trade it for cash to help themselves, their favorite charities or family members. It's a good deal … [Read more...] about Athletes Parting With Items Keeps Everyone Happy
The Chicago Cubs stand ten games out of first place in the National League Central at the All-Star break. That fact would seem to indicate the drought will continue for fans waiting for the team's first World Series win since 1908. 100 years ago, the Cubs were all but a dynasty. Championships were won in the first decade of the 20th century. Contenders? Almost … [Read more...] about Happy 100th Birthday, Tinkers to Evers to Chance
Pat Anthony helps Stan Musial with his fan mail...just as she's done for over 45 years. … [Read more...] about Letters to Stan the Man: Secretary Kept Fans Happy
Burglars run but can't hide permanently from police... and a guy with two "passions" make headlines. … [Read more...] about Crime Beat: Hookers, Break-Ins…and Happy Endings