Is a six-figure baseball card 'underrated'? If that card is the T206 Eddie Plank, it just might be. While the Honus Wagner card from vintage collecting's most popular set gets most of the attention inside and outside the hobby, the Plank card flies under the radar to those who haven't really studied it. Small headlines are generated when one comes to auction, but there are … [Read more...] about T206 Eddie Plank a Worthy Challenger to Wagner
Exactly why he sold it is a bit of mystery, but in 2007, William 'The Refrigerator' Perry's Super Bowl XX championship ring went on the auction block. The size 23 monster was sold for over $27,000 by the now defunct Mastro Auctions. Super Bowl rings aren't cheap...authentic ones given to famous players anyway. Perry was back in the Chicago area over the weekend, making … [Read more...] about Nice Gesture, But Perry’s Super Bowl Ring Likely a Replica
2010 Topps Sterling hits store shelves this week, the latest edition of one of the company's signature higher-end products. Each Sterling Box contain the following: 1 Relic Card Numbered to 10 or less 1 Autographed Relic or Relic Card numbered to 10 or less 3 Numbered Base Cards 1 Numbered Framed Base Parallel or Cut Signature card. Each Sterling Box … [Read more...] about 2010 Topps Sterling Review
When you think of the Baseball Hall of Fame, you usually think about milestone baseballs, jerseys and bats. Something someone used to do something great. There's a lot more to Cooperstown that game-used gear, though. The Hall has oodles of memorabilia that you won't see because there just isn't enough room to put it all on display and they try to keep the displays fresh … [Read more...] about Unraveling Photo Mystery Fun Part of Curator’s Job
It's not often a nearly 100 year-old jersey makes it's way into the marketplace, let alone one from John McGraw's New York Giants. The provenance on this one seems airtight but the identity of who originally donned it seems to be a mystery. … [Read more...] about It’s a 1907 Giants’ jersey…but who’s Mo Gitolly?