Ask most collectors familiar with vintage baseball cards, and they will tell you that there are 324 cards in the popular 1951 Bowman set, which boasts the true rookie cards of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. While that is true, however, there is at least one more baseball card produced by Bowman that year that many are unaware of. See, while Bowman produced its popular … [Read more...] about What Was Jim Hegan Doing in Outer Space in 1951?
Tony Reid’s weekly Shop Talk segment focuses on the goings-on at the hobby shop he helps manage in Central PA. For a sports fan like me, a good portion of this week's Shop Talk theme is out of my wheel house. In the shop, last week's trends early on were quite the opposite. It wasn't all about home runs, slam dunks and touchdowns, it was more about revving engines, … [Read more...] about Shop Talk: A Big Week for Sports and Non-Sports Sales
So, in 2018, I took a mostly random trip to Target to pick up some Bowman cards looking for a valuable Shohei Ohtani card. I mean, I struck out and all and I'm still not entirely sure what I was looking for. Nevertheless, it was kind of entertaining for this vintage collector that mostly stays out of the modern card market. With warmer-than-normal weather over the … [Read more...] about A Pre-War Collector Goes to Target in Search of The Fuss
The “Amity Island Collection,” one of the greatest untouched classic non-sport collections, is being offered for sale for the first time by American Legends. Meticulously assembled in the 1970s and 1980s by a well-known East Coast collector wishing to remain anonymous, this pedigree collection has sat undisturbed in boxes and binders for over 20 years. With more than 30 … [Read more...] about ‘Untouched’ Vintage Non-Sport Collection Heads for Auction
Hot on the heels of IDW's Mars Attacks comic book-- whose first issue sold out in less than a week-- Topps reported this week that its Mars Attacks Heritage is sold out. After its initial release on July 11, Topps says it saw a tremendous surge in wholesale orders, reorders and retail interest. What little remains on store shelves and with hobby distributors is now all that is … [Read more...] about Topps Mars Attacks A Sellout in 50th Anniversary