With the World Series opening up Tuesday night, MLB authenticators will get busy tagging anything and everything that's game-used. Even the champagne bottles from the winning team's locker room. The magnitude of the games means there will be heightened interest--and value--in what's used. What happens to most of it is up to the teams. Authenticators generally have a … [Read more...] about Notes: NPR Segment on MLB Authentication; Topps Talk on Squawk Box; Topps & Fallon?
In 1981, Donruss and Fleer gave Topps some much-needed competition. Having earned the right to produce baseball cards in a court case with Topps, the 1981 Donruss set became the company's first baseball offering. There were tons of errors, collation inside boxes was hit and miss (mostly miss) and the cards were printed on a cheap, thin stock that sometimes stuck … [Read more...] about 5 Underrated 1981 Donruss Baseball Cards
The glove and cleats worn by Bill Buckner when his error helped the New York Mets win Game 6 of the 1986 World Series are among the items in Goldin Auctions’ newly launched October Legends Auction. Buckner was wearing the high top cleats and using the MacGregor first baseman’s glove when Mookie Wilson’s ground ball bounced past him, enabling Ray Knight to score the winning … [Read more...] about Bill Buckner’s 1986 World Series Glove, Cleats at Auction
Collectors hoping to snare an autograph from rookie quarterback Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles as the Philly Show opened this Friday won’t get the chance. Representatives for Fanatics, which manages Wentz’s autograph appearances, say they were told by team officials that Wentz isn’t coming to the show at the Valley Forge Resort because it might disrupt his … [Read more...] about Duty Calls: Eagles Cancel Carson Wentz Philly Show Appearance
Bill Buckner used to complain about the merciless taunting and questions from fans about his error in Game Six of the 1986 World Series. Now, he seems to be embracing his moment in history. Grandstandsports.com is bringing Buckner and Mookie Wilson to New York to relive the infamous moment that linked them together in baseball immortality. The reunion charity event will … [Read more...] about Bill Buckner, Mookie Wilson Together Again