I hauled out a big plastic tote full of sports stuff last weekend and started digging into the contents for the first time in a really long time. Sadly, I already knew there wouldn’t be any T206s, Mickey Mantle cards or even the stack of 1983 Topps grocery rack packs with stars on top that mysteriously disappeared after my move from Northern California to the Midwest back … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Collecting Today is a Comparative Breeze
Some publicity for the hobby courtesy of one of the nation’s top newspapers. The story by Chicago Tribune reporter Alex Parker was fairly extensive, covering the changing landscape of baseball cards, the effort to keep kids interested, the big money aspect of vintage icons and more. You can read it here. PSA has launched a new online hobby video segment. The … [Read more...] about Notes: Tribune Hobby Story; PSA’s New Show; Astros Rings; Reds Museum Highlights Uniforms
When the fall of 2017 is over, it’s likely that there will be dozens of items sold through sports memorabilia auctions that reach $100,000 or more. From Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson to Mickey Mantle and Mickey Mantle, vintage cards and pieces from the career of sports’ biggest icons continue to bring unprecedented interest. While there is some “new money” in the hobby … [Read more...] about Sports Moves Up the Collectibles Pecking Order
We spend quite a bit of time talking about the "good old days" of the hobby but one should realize not everything was better years ago. Sometimes the past can’t compete with the present. There’s no debate that the dissemination of information is much better and more efficient than it once was. There was a time when everyone waited for the new Beckett magazine(s) to come out … [Read more...] about Ramblings: Past Not Always Better
Every Christmas, my mind wanders back to 1971. A day or two before the holiday, my older sister’s boyfriend arrived at our door with a couple of gifts including what turned out to be a complete, unopened box of 1971-72 Topps basketball cards. As a kid who never had enough money to buy more than a couple of packs at a time, my little brain was on sensory … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: State of the Hobby as a New Year Begins
First of all thanks for working your way in here. If you've found the blog, you're checking out this site pretty well. Sportscollectorsdaily.com is the end result of one of those ideas we all seem to have from time to time about something we would like to do because no one else is doing it and we think it might be fun (and maybe someday profitable). I've had a few of those … [Read more...] about What have I gotten myself into?