For years, baseball card collectors have sought to test their creative limits. Before condition was so highly regarded, cards were used for dart games, inserted into the spokes of bike tires, and flipped up against walls. Some even created their own versions of a baseball simulator with their favorite cards. In 1978, Topps created the “Play Ball – Played by Two” game on the … [Read more...] about 2000-2005 MLB Showdown Cards Return to the Spotlight in Card Market Resurgence
A Rich Trove of Ichiro Cards Exists In Japanese Sets
Ichiro Suzuki entered an exclusive club when he slashed a triple Sunday for his 3,000th career major-league hit. Naturally, the demand for Ichiro rookie cards in the United States spiked as a result of his hitting milestone. But the more discriminating collector can have a field day tracking down cards of Ichiro when he played for the Orix BlueWave in Japan’s Pacific … [Read more...] about A Rich Trove of Ichiro Cards Exists In Japanese Sets
Editor’s Blog: Ichiro, Matsui Jerseys Raise $ For Japan
The Oakland A's raised over $65,000 for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief through the Japan Heritage Day event Sunday. The game featured the Mariners, featuring Ichiro Suzuki against the A's, with Hideki Matsui in the lineup, The team donated $1 from every ticket sold, and held other fundraising events during the game including the auction of game-worn jerseys from … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Ichiro, Matsui Jerseys Raise $ For Japan
Baseball Card Stock Market: Who to Buy/Sell
By Tim Edwards Today's baseball card market is exciting because rookies such as Stephen Strasburg and seasoned veteran such as Derek Jeter are having good seasons that are making collectors take interest in their cards. Those two--and other players--are overshadowing bad seasons being turned in by players like Zack Greinke and Manny Ramirez. As a result, today's … [Read more...] about Baseball Card Stock Market: Who to Buy/Sell
Ichiro Rookie Cards Still Undervalued?
Imagine if Derek Jeter had played his first eight seasons in the U.S. and then jumped to Japan in the middle of the Yankees' title run. Ichiro Suzuki's move to the Seattle Mariners created a similar tidal wave in both countries when he arrived in 2001. Card companies rushed to produce Ichiro rookie cards in time for the season and for the most part, they succeeded. He … [Read more...] about Ichiro Rookie Cards Still Undervalued?