Finding baseball cards isn’t easy, but finding them for a good price is the hard part. There are the usual locations such as eBay, and card shops, but one of the most surprising ways to find baseball cards is through the Internet. Gone are the days when you could trade cards with your pal down [...]
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The next time you walk into your local hobby shop, have a good look around. Don’t stop until you remember every crevice and every crack in the wall. For years, local hobby shops have been closing. This isn’t new news, but the rate has escalated in recent months. In this economy, the situation has gotten [...]
The long awaited start to the regular season has come and gone and the performances of some talented youngsters have the hobby abuzz: Jordan Schafer, Atlanta Braves, CF The Braves and Phillies opened their seasons on Sunday and the baseball world witnessed first hand the uber-talented centerfielder for the Braves, Jordan Schafer. The 22 year old rookie took [...]
Want to help New York City decrease its budget deficit? According to the New York Post, a tentative agreement has been reached between the New York Yankees and the city of New York to sell off portions of Yankee Stadium. The city will reportedly receive 5% of net sales over $16 million, 10% of sales [...]
Junk Wax (noun) : Sports cards manufactured in the 1980′s and early 90′s that flooded the sports collectibles market and ushered in the birth of sportscard shops, Beckett price guides, soft sleeves, and the 5-row box. If you collected during this era, odds are that you have a box of this stuff lying somewhere–unless your mom threw [...]
Donruss commemorated President’s Day by taking a look back at some of the key presidential signatures that have been featured in their various products over the years. These cards, which are pictured below, include several from 2008 National Treasures Football:
As many collectors will remember, Donruss distributed puzzle pieces in a number of their baseball cards products from the early 80′s until the early 90′s. The most popular of these puzzle inserts were Donruss Hall of Fame Diamond King Puzzles. The Hall of Fame Diamond King puzzle line appeared in various Donruss and Leaf products [...]
I propose that the industry tweak the dual auto a little to capture significant moments in modern baseball history – the humorous, tragic, and pivotal events that have become embedded in baseball lore.
The 2008 Presidential Campaign Race has entered its final month, and as the finish line approaches collectors are scrambling around to purchase commemorative memorabilia. “Everything’s collectible if you get it before Election Day,” said Mark Evans, the director of member services for the National American Political Items Collectors Organization. A wide range of memorabilia is [...]
Early Friday afternoon Olympic Legend Michael Phelps announced that he had signed an exclusive memorabilia deal with Grandstand Sports and Memorabilia. As part of his agreement with GSM, Phelps will autograph a wide range of different items, including photos, USA swim caps, and magazines – including the Sports Illustrated Issue that featured him on the [...]