Before there were cards with pieces of game-used memorabilia embedded in them, before there were variations that sparkled in your eye, even before there were Super Chrome Die-Cut X-Fractor cards, there was the base card–the much maligned, often over-looked, mostly disregarded, common base card. You know, the base card that has proven to be the […]
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Heritage Auctions is at again with another Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction. The auction has a good amount of baseball items as well as several items from each of the other sports. Bidding amounts on most items are well below the estimated value so prices should pick up considerably as the auction nears its end. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 rookie card checklist and buying guide. Includes analysis of his top rookie cards including his 2008 Playoff Contenders and 2008 Bowman Chrome RC Autographs.
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 […]
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 […]
Eric Hosmer has broken into the big leagues as one of the top rookies of 2011 and his rookie cards are red hot.
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 […]
Joe Mauer Rookie Card Checklist. From his 2002 Bowman’s Best Auto Rookie to the mysterious 2002 Bowman Chrome #316 Facsimile Auto, there are plenty of great cards for the Mauer collector to chase.
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 […]
The AFLAC auto is among the most confusing purchases a collector will ever encounter, especially if the AFLAC auto was seeded in a pre-2009 Bowman product. I’ts important to do your homework before purchasing any AFLAC autograph, we give you some of the keys to making a safe purchase.
Like previous versions of Tribute, it will appeal to those with a big time collecting budget more so than the everyday collector. 2011 Tribute is nearly identical to last season’s with a slightly increased emphasis on legends and slightly revamped card design. The product as a whole is solid, delivering some legendary autographs, relics and autographed relics.
Heritage is an excellent product that delivers a mystery pack’s worth of immagination and intrigue. If it’s a vintage baseball card experience you seek, Heritage is worth a peak, as you will no doubt appreciate the authentic baseball card experience it offers.
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.
If there was a such thing as an “inverse parallel” set, Topps Opening Day would be just that. This is one product that I’ve never much cared for or understood. It’s essentially base Topps, only the cards lack foil, have flimsy stock, lack value and it releases prior to its namesake.