Contrary to belief, it was as much necessity as fashion statement but to anyone who remembers the debut of ESPN2 in 1993, there’s no forgetting what the anchors were wearing. Keith Olbermann in a leather jacket? Hey, why not. Now, that somewhat amusing little slice of TV history and another momento of the well-known broadcaster’s initial stint at ESPN are on the auction … [Read more...] about Keith Olbermann’s ESPN2 Jackets to Help Homeless Pets
Scoreboard Sports Cards has been a fixture in the suburbs of Tulsa, OK since the baseball card boom of the 1990s. It survived the rocky road that decade became and the consolidation that has followed but now the end is near. The owner of the building plans to tear it down as the city moves to revitalize its main drag and hopefully attract more people to town. Paul … [Read more...] about Notes: Progress Shuts Oklahoma Shop
Glass plate negatives used by famed photographer Charles Conlon to print photos of early 20th century sports greats including Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb are being reunited with thousands of others from a seven-figure collection that’s now in receivership. The negatives were being held by Doug Allen and others associated with Legendary Auctions, but will be turned over to … [Read more...] about Notes: Conlon, Cowboys’ Crook Caught?
The New York Public Library has apparently uncovered some remarkable 19th century Old Judge Cabinet cards. Billy Parrott, the Managing Librarian for Art and Picture Collections, tweeted a photo Monday showing a stack of 42 cards with an Amos Rusie on top that he indicated he had found when preparing for an exhibition. The cards were in the library's collection but were … [Read more...] about Hoard of Old Judge Cabinet Cards at NYC Public Library
Topps has begun counting down the final days before release of 2013 Topps Baseball Series One with a promotional push. The company announced Tuesday that it has randomly inserted ten Ultimate Chase Tickets in hobby boxes of Topps Series One. Finders of the Ticket will win an authentic autographed bat signed by five current and/or retired players. One person will win an … [Read more...] about Olbermann Throws Out the First Box of 2013 Topps Baseball
The hobby was just crawling out of the woodwork in the mid-1970s. It wasn't quite mainstream, but it was creeping in that direction. Hostess panels were an obsession for collectors in an era when beyond Topps and the odd oddball set, there just wasn't anything else. The company's imminent demise is dredging up waves of nostalgia for those 1975-79 Hostess sets and how we … [Read more...] about Keith Remembers Thrift Stores, Hostess Panels, Honus and Stan
Dozens of sports card products are released every year, but none generate the kind of buzz that the first baseball cards of the season brings. Collectors, dealers and card companies, now united and able to interact via social media, help fuel the fire. It's a time when someone who wouldn't dare pay full price for new shirt will gladly fork over way too much money for the … [Read more...] about 2012 Topps Baseball: Christmas or Craziness?
He might be the first rookie pitcher in big league history for whom everything he touches is recorded in an authenticator's computer and saved for posterity. Stephen Strasburg's first start produced a mountain of memorabilia, some of it rushed onto Major League Baseball's auction platform. Bidding closed Tuesday night with several items sold. Tops on the list? The … [Read more...] about Strasburg Strikeout Ball: $20,010