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Baseball Memorabilia Auction Totals Over $9.5 Million in Sales

Baseball Memorabilia Auction Totals Over $9.5 Million in Sales

The yearly sports auction by Robert Edward Auctions (REA) is a premiere event for baseball cards and memorabilia, and this year was no different. REA has released the final numbers from their May 7th auctions and the 1,743 lot auction combined for $9.532 million in sales. Among the many highlights of the auction, several items […]

Baseball Card Legal Terms

Baseball Card Legal Terms

The most important skill a future lawyer takes away from law school is issue spotting. In other words, when given a hypothetical situation, how many potential legal problems can you identify? This helps lawyers protect their clients. It’s also why if you have a lawyer in the family, they probably annoy you when they visit […]

Phillies Phestival Raises Over $893K for Fight Against ALS

Phillies Phestival Raises Over $893K for Fight Against ALS

A live and silent auction of Philadelphia Phillies memorabilia was one of the highlights of the 22nd Annual Phillies Phestival on June 13th. The team hosted the event to raise money to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Other highlights included 23 autograph stations made up of […]

Topps Opens Up Voting for Final Three Diamond Die Cuts Cards

Topps Opens Up Voting for Final Three Diamond Die Cuts Cards

Topps has announced that they will add three more players to the Diamond Die Cut set currently being offered on the Diamond Giveaway. The categories of players will broken down into Legends, Veterans and Rookies and weekly fan voting will decide the three additions from 24 possible players. This week’s category is Legends and the […]

College World Series Memorabilia Part of Stadium Auction

College World Series Memorabilia Part of Stadium Auction

The stadium that played home to the College World Series for 60 years is being demolished and the memorabilia is being sold at auction. Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium opened in 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska. In addition to the NCAA’s College World Series, the park has housed a variety of minor league baseball teams. The stadium was […]

Nude Photo of Joe DiMaggio Up for Auction

Nude Photo of Joe DiMaggio Up for Auction

An image entitled “Joe DiMaggio Boudoir Photo” is causing a stir in the collecting world as it pictures the Yankees legend completely nude. Lelands auction house is selling the image that purportedly shows DiMaggio while in the showers in the Yankees clubhouse. DiMaggio is not wearing any clothing and another man is present in the […]

Statistical History of Topps Baseball Card Backs

Statistical History of Topps Baseball Card Backs

I think Toby Harrah said it best when he was quoted as saying, “Statistics are like a girl in a fine bikini. It shows a lot, but it doesn’t show everything.” It’s true that statistics don’t show you everything about a player, but they do tell you just about everything you would ever need to […]

Cardinals and Royals Offer Memorabilia to Raise Money for Joplin Tornado Relief

Cardinals and Royals Offer Memorabilia to Raise Money for Joplin Tornado Relief

The inter-league “I-70″ series will take on an additional significance this season as the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals unite to play baseball and use special memorabilia pieces to raise money for tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri. When the Royals and Cardinals meet for a three-game series June 17-19, the theme of the […]

Ruth Signed Baseball and Jeter Game-Used Hat Highlight Auction

Ruth Signed Baseball and Jeter Game-Used Hat Highlight Auction

The next “Sunday Internet Sports Collectible” auction at Heritage Auctions is scheduled to end this Sunday, June 12th. Although bidding has been slow thus far, it should pick up this weekend as the end nears. Highlights of the auction, coming from several sports and eras, are listed below. 1930’s Babe Ruth, single-signed baseball 2006 Derek […]

Dark Days for Ernie Harwell's Baseball Collection

Dark Days for Ernie Harwell’s Baseball Collection

Famed broadcaster Ernie Harwell accumulated amazing sports collectibles and mementos over his lifetime. When he gifted them to the Detroit Public Library, he hoped they could be enjoyed by many. Even after his death, they are not being given the reverence they deserve. The collection, with an estimated value of $4 million, should be prominently […]

1956 World Series Yogi Berra Game-Worn Uniform On Display

1956 World Series Yogi Berra Game-Worn Uniform On Display

Yogi Berra’s game-worn uniform from the 1956 World Series game where Don Larsen pitched a perfect game will be on display at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center. The museum has been closed for renovations since last fall and the new addition to the museum will be highlighted in the re-opening on Sunday, June […]

Autographed Card Finally Arrives After 20 Years

Autographed Card Finally Arrives After 20 Years

As a young man in the 1980s and 90s, Jeremy Telford was an avid baseball card collector. He worked jobs around town to fund his collecting habit. Although he yearned to have the large sums required to obtain high-end cards, his budget prevented him from doing so. He was only able to purchase the cheaper […]

1957 World Series Memorabilia Found in High School Ceiling

1957 World Series Memorabilia Found in High School Ceiling

Items have a tendency to disappear over time. Most can attest to having lost and later found valuable things throughout their lives. Often the items only have sentimental value. Susan Trotman, a maintenance worker from Duval County Public Schools, found a box of items in the ceiling of Wolfson High School that turned out to […]

Frank Corridon - Spitball Pitcher and History Teacher

Frank Corridon – Spitball Pitcher and History Teacher

If you were to ask me, I would probably tell you that I’m a vintage card collector. I consider vintage collecting to be much more “cool” than set building. Think about it–anyone can walk into a big-box store, buy a bunch of blaster boxes, and call themselves a set builder (which is what I do). […]

Mike Stanton Baseball Card Guide and Rookie Card Checklist

Mike Stanton Baseball Card Guide and Rookie Card Checklist

Mike Stanton rookie card checklist and buying guide. Includes analysis of his top rookie cards including his 2008 Playoff Contenders and 2008 Bowman Chrome RC Autographs.

Cactus League Memorabilia on Display in Scottsdale

Cactus League Memorabilia on Display in Scottsdale

The Cactus League has been a part of MLB spring training since 1946 and now hosts 15 pro teams every spring as they gear up for the regular season. As part of the city of Scottsdale’s 60th anniversary, the “Scottsdale Spring Training History Exhibit” will be on display at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing […]

Topps Reveals 2011 Bowman Baseball Autograph Redemptions

Topps Reveals 2011 Bowman Baseball Autograph Redemptions

Topps has released the names of the signers for the mystery autograph redemptions found in 2011 Bowman Baseball. The list of signers has five names: Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds Darin Mastroianni, Toronto Blue Jays Jarred Cosart, Philadelphia Phillies Lars Anderson, Boston Red Sox Collectors will not know which card they’re getting […]

Jose Bautista Rookie Card Checklist

Jose Bautista Rookie Card Checklist

Check out our rookie card checklist of reigning American League home run champion Jose Bautista, who is proving that his breakout performance of 2010 was no fluke. Appearing in several sets from Topps in 2002, Bautista didn’t have any autograph rookies, although Bowman’s Best does feature a base card and several parallels with game-used bat […]

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