Mary Jane Elster (now Schriner) was a typical teen living in Bay Village, OH in 1949. That year, a new family moved to town. Sixteen-year-old Mary Jane befriended the family’s son, a young man named George Steinbrenner. When Steinbrenner went away to college at Williams in the 1950s, they maintained their relationship by corresponding though […]
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Sixteen players from the Pittsburgh Pirates 1971 World Series Championship team will be attending a sports memorabilia show in Moon Township, PA. Held at Robert Morris University’s (RMU) Sewall Center from May 20th through the 22nd, the show will have 250 tables of cards and memorabilia. All players, with the exception of Hall of Famer […]
Harmon Killebrew, the Hall-of-Famer beloved by many, died this morning at the age of 74 after a battle with esophageal cancer. He announced last week that he would be ending treatment for his cancer as it was incurable. Nicknamed “Killer”, he was an 11-time All-Star in 22 seasons and named AL MVP in 1969 after […]
The New York Yankees are giving some lucky fans a rare opportunity to take batting practice at Yankee Stadium. The one huge catch is that it will cost $1,500 to $3,000 per person, depending on the package. Paying customers, limited to 110 people this year, will have their pictures displayed on the stadium scoreboard while […]
Over $25,000 in stolen Boston Red Sox Memorabilia was recovered in New York recently after the accused thief tried to sell the items in an online auction.
Charlie Samuels had been the New York Mets clubhouse manager for 27 years when he was fired in November of 2010 after being caught making illegal bets and supplying insider information to the mob. That arrest eventually prompted police to discover a treasure trove of Mets baseball memorabilia scattered between his office and a rented […]
Former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver has decided that now is the time to sell his valuable collection of baseball memorabilia.
Ever wondered who the hottest players in the baseball card and memorabilia hobby are? Chances are you have. Look around in any large hobby related forum or website (including this one) and chances are you will see at least one player hot list. But as fun as these lists are to read they rely on […]
While jerseys get all the credit in the sports world of today, it’s the baseball cap that is baseball’s most popular and identifiable article of sports wear. Below is a look at one man’s opinion of each Major League Baseball hat.
9/27/10 Sports Illustrated cover features Minnesota Twins slugger Jim Thome swinging for the fences at Target Field. Cover features one of the best pictures to ever grace the nearly 60-year old magazine’s cover and pays homage to SI’s first issue.
Through the use of Topps Cards, the story of Twins Baseball is told.
San Diego resident Clyde Bone has gathered an impressive and valuable collection of baseball cards and sports memorabilia over the years. So much so, that he has posted an advertisement on Craigslist in which he offers to trade his collection for a house. According to him he will accept most any type of home, including […]
I received a concerning email from friend, and sketch card artist Brian Kong last week. It seems that a certain seller on eBay has forged his artwork, and is selling it as his own. Brian did what he thought was the right thing and reported the seller to eBay immediately. Here is a comparison between […]
For anyone dreaming about turning a hobby into something one can actually get paid to do, Paul Lempa is living proof that it’s possible. Growing up, the Jersey City resident was into collecting sports cards and autographs not unlike other guys his age. But Lempa also liked to sketch his favorite athletes, and he drew […]
The Baseball Hall of Fame has inducted its most recent class, and the two men elected for 2009 (along with Veterans’ selection Joe Gordon) took very different paths. All-time basestealing king and feared leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson made it in on his first try, while Red Sox power hitter Jim Rice had to wait until […]
The most common and affordable way to start a Mark Buehrle collection would be with his rookie cards, which come from products released in 2000.
If you haven’t heard of Jesus Montero yet, don’t forget the name. Montero is shooting up in value every single day. The Yankees catching prospect is just 19 years old. He hails from Venezuela and has a bat that forces scouts to look his way. With Double-A Trenton, Montero is hitting .295 with five homers […]
Pinstripes aren’t just slimming. They also make things more expensive. This isn’t about the price of the new stadium, but baseball cards. A player could be a solid with a decent amount of player collectors following him. However, once you throw a Yankee uniform on him, there are so many more trying to gobble up his […]