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 […]
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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 […]
Dylan Jacobsen stood by the security gate looking down the ramp leading into the Philadelphia Phillies players’ parking lot. Anytime he sees one of the fancy cars, the 11-year-old makes sure his ballpoint pen is ready. Jacobsen wants an autograph from one his favorite players and hopes this time one will stop. Jacobsen, who grew […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]