Mike Acosta isn't old enough to remember when they were called the Houston Colt .45s, but he knows plenty about that era of Houston baseball history. The Astros' Authentication Manager wears a lot of hats in his job. He handles everything from making sure the team's bobblehead giveaways look like the players they're supposed to honor to authenticating game-used … [Read more...] about Astros Authenticator Has Hand in Everything
Part of being a Topps' spokesman is doing a lot of interviews. That job fell to Hank Aaron earlier this year. Hammerin' Hank appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and did plenty of other guest spots on network and major market TV. Now, it's Joe Namath's turn. A few weeks back, we showed you his appearance on Letterman where he talked about popping out of bed to … [Read more...] about What’s in Joe Namath’s Closet?
A lot has changed since Bob Ferri opened his sports card and show promotion business more than 30 years ago. For one thing, there's more than one brand producing cards. Ferri has seen it all since ditching his day job and making a living in the hobby. The Scranton, Pa., area man is still selling at the local Farmer's Market and hosting local shows and thankfully, collectors … [Read more...] about PA Dealers, Collectors Feel Good About Sports Card Hobby
They're not fun places to be. A state's attorney asks tough questions of witnesses--and victims. It's part of the job but it can be an intimidating, depressing and frightening place for some. Dario Broccolino, the man who asks such questions in Howard County, Md., has come up with a novel way to help make those who come in feel more at ease. He's turned the office into a … [Read more...] about Sports Memorabilia With a Purpose
by Rich Klein After the NBA Finals and the hoopla of the LeBron James “Decision”, it was time to look back on the 2009-10 season. From a card collecting perspective, it’s hard to argue that Panini did an outstanding job in their first year as the league’s exclusive basketball card manufacturer. Monopolies are often judged on whether they still act as if they have … [Read more...] about 2010 Panini Court Kings Review
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
CollegeJersey.com has grown from an eBay sideline to big-time business in eight years. Everything is bought and nothing is wasted, game-worn or not, from the Wilmington College Quakers to the Miami Hurricanes. … [Read more...] about Game-Worn College Gear is Big Business for Florida Dealer