“Home Run Derby” kicked off with a battle of the titans. Filmed at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles in December of 1959, the TV show paired sluggers against each other in competition for cold hard cash just before Christmas and the first episode, which aired several months later, pitted Mickey Mantle against Willie Mays. A newly discovered studio photograph taken … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Mantle, Mays and Mark at Home Run Derby
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He was known as “Mr. Tiger” during his 22-year major-league career, and he certainly fit the description. Al Kaline cards first popped out of wax packs a year after the Korean War and were still there as the curtain was closing in Viet Nam. Kaline's longevity was no secret. He could hit, run and throw. Underrated and underappreciated outside Detroit, … [Read more...] about 6 Al Kaline Cards to Remember ‘Mr. Tiger’
If the idea of watching Aaron Judge or Giancarlo Stanton launching tape measure home runs in person excites you, then a promotion announced Wednesday by Topps will be in your wheelhouse. Topps said it will be giving away 10 pairs of tickets to the Home Run Derby, which will be held July 10 in Miami at Marlins Park as part of the All-Star Game festivities. Stanton won last … [Read more...] about Topps Offering Home Run Derby Ticket Promotion
The following is an excerpt from collector Brian Powell's new CD book 'Never Cheaper By the Dozen', a look back at giveaway baseball card sets issued with food and through other promotions from 1947-1971. His chapter on the Home Run Derby set issued in conjunction with the TV show produced in the late 1950s yields a little more light on this somewhat rare issue that had … [Read more...] about Should the 1959 Home Run Derby Set Be Labeled a 1960 Issue?
With a career that spanned 21 seasons in Major League Baseball, there are any number of collectible Frank Robinson cards. But it's not just Robinson's vintage top cards collectors should pursue. The Hall of Famer has many great oddball cards that are worth a look - here are five of his earliest editions. 5. 1960 Bazooka Robinson was part of Bazooka's first all-baseball set, … [Read more...] about Five Must Have Frank Robinson Oddball Cards