Imagine having high quality photographs of some of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history, names like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby and Jimmie Foxx. For good measure, let’s say some of them are autographed as well. Ohio native Julia Whitaker doesn’t have to daydream about a collection like that, because it’s exactly [...]
Home run balls are some of the most treasured game-used collectibles one can obtain from a Major League Baseball game – especially when they come off the bat of a star player like Ryan Howard. Though they can be sold by enterprising fans lucky enough to be in the right place in the right time, [...]
2009 Tristar Obak Baseball Preview Set Checklist
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.
The T206 Honus Wagner, easily the hobby’s most recognizable baseball card, has returned to the headlines. A copy of the famed card has been sold for a record setting price by sports collectibles auction house Memory Lane Inc. The card, which was graded a 40 (VG) by Sportscard Guaranty, sold for a whopping $925,000 – [...]
2009 Donruss Gridiron Gear Football card set information, product reviews, and price comparisons.
The Cardboard Connection’s Jay Ghazaleh sat down with legendary Comic Book and Sketch Card artist Joe Rubenstein to talk about life, art, and the pursuit of Triple D’s.
Sports and Entertainment artist Brian Kong will be appearing at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention (July 29 – August 2, 2009, www.nsccshow.com) at Booth #1046 in the Corporate Section (Beckett Media) where he will be on hand to meet with fans and to discuss his upcoming projects. Collectors who place an order for $250 [...]
Here’s a piece of advice for anyone asked to help clear out stuff left behind in a storage unit: make sure you check to make sure there isn’t any valuable sports memorabilia mixed in with all of the junk. That lesson was driven home in a surprising way for Faisal Ansari, an Orlando-area man who [...]
After only a few short weeks in circulation, the 2009 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball Code has been Cracked. The code was cracked by not one, but two, different collectors who decided to join forces to better their chances of winning the contest. The winners, Mike Gellner from JDs Wild Cardz and Nick Jacoby from [...]
Major NCAA football powers know that their legions of fans want to get up close and football with the players they watch every Saturday – and that includes getting autographs. They just aren’t too crazy about seeing those same signed items auctioned off right away online, so they’re starting to do something about it. Schools [...]
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 [...]
The late Barry Halper, a well known baseball memorabilia collector and one time co-owner of the New York Yankees, is once again in the news for questionable circumstances surrounding his memorabilia collection. A photograph of the 1889 Boston Red Stockings that once sold for $6,235 was one of 40 items stolen from the Boston Public [...]
Take a near perfect autograph from a man who is one of the true pioneers of his field, signed on a date of historical significance. Offer that same autograph for auction near the 40th anniversary of that date and you’ve got the recipe for one eye-popping sale. RR Auctions, a New Hampshire-based company that has been [...]
There are so many stories that focus on the selfish and aloof natures of today’s modern athletes that it’s always refreshing to hear some more positive tales. Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bradie James deserves just such recognition for his part in aiding a Cowboys fan whose collection was recently stolen by thieves. Butch Franklin, a 53-year [...]
Well, it finally happened. You got in on the ground floor of fandom—a young player, up and coming, had all the tools, plus work ethic and a good personality. You thought to yourself, “Hey, I’m going to root for this player just a little bit harder than the others. I want to see him succeed.” [...]
The Cardboard Connection’s own Susan Lulgjuraj caught up with talented Phillies Outfielder to talk Cards, Autographs, and Collecting.
For those who thought that hair related sports memorabilia was a passing fad, think again. After years of letting his hair grow longer and longer, Detroit Tigers Star Magglio Ordonez’s hair has become someone of a star unto itself. Recently he decided to call it quits – all in the name of charity. His man [...]