10 Strangest 2013 MLB Stadium Giveaways
From fishing lures to cowbells, some strange stadium giveaways being handed out at MLB ballparks in 2013. Here are the year’s 10 most bizarre promotions.
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From fishing lures to cowbells, some strange stadium giveaways being handed out at MLB ballparks in 2013. Here are the year’s 10 most bizarre promotions.
A trio of pieces connected to the infamous 1919 World Series Black Sox Scandal is headed to the auction block. Among the items is a ball signed by “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and several other members of the White Sox that would later be banned from baseball.
1988 Kenner Starting Lineup Baseball figures launched a revolution in sports toys. Get a detailed look at the debut set, including a full checklist.
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.
Bringing together science and sport, the 2011 Home Run Derby will include baseballs infused with 24K gold. The special balls are already available for collectors.
Several key memorabilia pieces from the 2011 World Series are headed to the Hall of Fame. Items include the shredded remains of David Freese’s Game 6 jersey and a pair of cleats worn by Albert Pujols in Game 3.
Find out if your favorite baseball team or player has a bobblehead promotion this season with our complete 2013 MLB Bobblehead Giveaway Guide. Includes dates, players, teams and much more.
2014 Funko MLB Mascots vinyl figures give a stylized take on some of the most popular ballpark cheerleaders. Mr. Met, Wally the Green Monster and the Phillie Phanatic are among those in the debut line.
The 2014 McFarlane Boston Red Sox World Series Champions box set commemorates a memorable season for Beantown baseball with special figures of David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia.
2014 McFarlane Derek Jeter World Series Figures commemorate each of The Captain’s five championships. All are limited edition pieces numbered to 3,000.
2014 McFarlane MLB 32 Sports Picks is headlined by the first figures of Yasiel Puig and Manny Machado. Other figures include Miguel Cabrera, Rickey Henderson and a Matt Harvey Collector’s Club exclusive.
The 2014 McFarlane MLB Derek Jeter Commemorative Figure Two-Pack honors the Yankee great with a pair of pieces, one fielding and one batting. Get details and images of the special release.
Find out if your favorite baseball team or player has a bobblehead promotion this season with our complete 2014 MLB Bobblehead Giveaway Guide. Includes dates, players, teams and more.
Find out how to get some of the first autographed memorabilia from 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio noting their election into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Kansas City Royals are your 2015 World Series champs! Honor their amazing run with World Series championship collectibles, memorabilia and apparel.
2015 McFarlane MLB 33 Sports Picks feature a mix of returning players and debuts. Mike Trout and Jose Abreu are among the six players in the lineup.
Find out if your favorite baseball team or player has a bobblehead promotion this season with our complete 2015 MLB Bobblehead Giveaway Guide. Includes dates, players, teams and more.
Enter the dragon! 2016 Imports Dragon MLB Baseball kicks off the debut edition with over 20 figures, including current stars like Kris Bryant and David Ortiz.
Hall of Famer Andre Dawson is putting several of his major awards and pieces of personal memorabilia up for auction. Find out what he’s selling and where to bid.
For anyone dreaming about turning a hobby into something one can actually get paid to do, Paul Lempa is living proof that it’s possible. Growing up, the Jersey City resident was into collecting sports cards and autographs not unlike other guys his age. But Lempa also liked to sketch his favorite athletes, and he drew […]
Game-used baseball bats are some of the neatest pieces of memorabilia a collector can own. Authenticating them, though, can be tricky. Here are some tips on what to look for to help make sure the piece you buy is real.
A 1916 Sporting News Babe Ruth rookie card highlighted sales in Memory Lane Inc’s “I Own it Now” event. Check out some of the prices realized for several classic cards and high-end pieces of sports memorabilia.
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 Potomac Nationals have immortalized Jayson Werth with an epic bobblebeard. Find out about the limited edition bobblehead and the prices they have been selling for.
The Jayson Werth garden gnome giveaway was not short on excitement and now the figures are producing big sales on eBay. View complete information for the baseball-themed garden gnome and the prices they are commanding.
San Francisco Giants fans celebrated Star Wars Day on Sunday with costumes, a screening of The Empire Strikes Back and one of the coolest giveaways ever: Brian Wilson in Carbonite.
I received a concerning email from friend, and sketch card artist Brian Kong last week. It seems that a certain seller on eBay has forged his artwork, and is selling it as his own. Brian did what he thought was the right thing and reported the seller to eBay immediately. Here is a comparison between […]
The Baseball Hall of Fame has inducted its most recent class, and the two men elected for 2009 (along with Veterans’ selection Joe Gordon) took very different paths. All-time basestealing king and feared leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson made it in on his first try, while Red Sox power hitter Jim Rice had to wait until […]
Meet Dennis Schrader, the official world record holder for the biggest collection of autographed baseballs. His collection of more than 4,000 signed balls has been officially recognized by Guinness.
Miller High Life and other companies are stepping up to cover Christian Lopez’s tax bill as a result of gifts received for returning Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit ball. Topps has also announced they’ll be producing a Lopez card later this year.
Find out if your favorite baseball team or player has a bobblehead promotion this season with our complete 2012 MLB Bobblehead Giveaway Guide. Includes dates, players, teams and more.
While they may be overlooked by some collectors, baseballs have emerged as a viable collectible. View a complete guide to to all the official league baseballs, including the years of usage, and a visual guide to the transformation of the baseball.
The 2011 Fan Fest Auction at the All-Star Game boasts over 550 lots and includes Curt Schilling’s private collection of over 200 items that will be auctioned for charity. The items will be on display starting July 8th at the Phoenix Convention Center. Some of the many highlights of the auction are included below with […]
David Price is the latest person to get a deal stemming from Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit. The pitcher, who gave up the home run, has signed with Steiner Sports to provide autographs for their “DJ3K” line of baseball memorabilia.
Hartland figurines have a rich history among sports memorabilia collectors. This detailed guide covers everything you need to know about collecting these statues. Get a comprehensive overview of the company, organized checklist, a list of the most valuable figuines, production numbers and more.
The jersey Derek Jeter wore when he got his 3,000 hit is on display at the New York Yankees museum in Yankee Stadium. Also on display at the museum is a Latino Living Legends exhibit celebrating the six living Latino Baseball Hall of Fame members.
Steiner Sports has announced a line of 3,000 hit baseball memorabilia celebrating Derek Jeter’s milestone achievement. The DJ3K line includes several exclusive autographed pieces.
A foul ball from Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit at-bat is headed for the auction block. This comes after the actual 3,000 hit ball was given to Jeter without any expectations for anything in return.
Derek Jeter and Serena Williams have topped a poll naming America’s favorite male and female athletes.
His career might be over, but Derek Jeter made his mark on baseball in a big way. Check out our collectibles and gift guide for some great birthday and holiday presents centered around Derek Jeter.
When he left for Yankee Stadium on Saturday, Christian Lopez was just another fan. When he caught the ball that marked Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit, he became part of history. After returning the ball, Lopez instantly made himself part of baseball lore.
The FBI sent a message to fraudulent sports memorabilia dealers with the arrest of Steven Jensen at the National.
The Baseball Heritage Museum in Cleveland, Ohio aims to celebrate the game of baseball in its many forms outside of MLB. It features many exhibits that are sure to excite baseball historians and collectors.
Although the 2011 MLB FanFest is winding down, there’s still a handful of exclusive giveaways for collectors.
McFarlane MLB Sports Picks have a ton of collectible and valuable variants. Know exactly what to look for with this extensive guide that covers Series 1 through 31.
The Milwaukee Brewers honored Bob Uecker is the best possible way on Major League Night, with a Harry Doyle talking bobblehead giveaway.
Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series is one of the most notorious plays in sports history. The ball, which was once owned by Charlie Sheen, is about to be put up for sale on eBay.
9/27/10 Sports Illustrated cover features Minnesota Twins slugger Jim Thome swinging for the fences at Target Field. Cover features one of the best pictures to ever grace the nearly 60-year old magazine’s cover and pays homage to SI’s first issue.
Even though he’s one of baseball’s good guys, Jim Thome has never been a major force in the hobby. Now that he’s joined the exclusive 600 Home Run Club, we look at the impact it might have on his cards and memorabilia.
Who is Larry Bernandez? Probably the most popular fictional baseball player since Major League’s Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn. And now Felix Hernandez alter ego has his very own bobblehead that is already proving to be popular on the secondary market.
As Mariano Rivera’s career winds down, OYO Sportstoys has released a limited edition retirement figure available exclusively at Yankee Stadium.
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.
Get a full list of McFarlane Cooperstown Collection figures. Includes a complete checklist, variant details, key figure gallery and more.
Get a full list of McFarlane MLB Sports Picks exclusive and event-issued figures. Includes a complete checklist, key figure gallery and more.
It was a good news, bad news kind of day for McFarlane collectors. The company followed up the announcement of their 2012 SportsPicks lineup by also announcing the closure of their online message boards.
McFarlane Toys has announced both the Sportspicks MLB 29 and Playmakers 3 lineups, scheduled for release in February. MLB 29 features two players making their McFarlane debuts.
The infamous conclusion to Game 6 of the 1986 World Series has been captured by a new art print from Rob MacDougall that is signed by both Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner.
Norman Rockwell’s iconic Red Sox painting, The Rookie, has sold for $22.5 million. Find out about the sale and the piece of art that features several Boston players, including Ted Williams.
Several pieces of game-used Oscar Taveras memorabilia are heading to the auction block with proceeds going to his family. Among the items are his first home run ball, a 2014 postseason jersey and more.
It’s not a bird that’s inspiring the St. Louis Cardinals during their World Series run. Instead, it’s a squirrel. Savvy entrepreneurs are cashing in, churning out thousands of different pieces of Rally Squirrel memorabilia.
As Derek Jeter rides off into the sunset, the Jordan RE2PECT Derek Jeter Collection offers collectors and fans a variety of choices to celebrate the Yankees’ captain. Check out the options, including hats, shirts and shoes.
Fenway Park has a storied history. Now it’s been shrunken down and made into a replica for a Boston Red Sox stadium giveaway.
Recent Roberto Alomar bobblehead and Frank Thomas bronze mini-statue stadium giveaways are creating a lot buzz in the hobby as out-of-town collectors try to track them down.
They might not be the diamond-studded pieces of bling given to players and team personnel, but the San Francisco Giants awarded fans with 2014 World Series Ring replicas of their own in a stadium giveaway.
Hunter Pence’s fence catch from the 2014 postseason has been immortalized as a bobblehead given away by the San Francisco Giants.
The infamous 1986 World Series ball booted by Bill Buckner failed to sell on the event’s 25th anniversary. The seller had been asking for a million dollars.
With the Boston Red Sox back in the postseason, OYO Sportstoys has produced a line of 12 limited edition minifigures focusing on the team’s beards.
Within minutes of the World Series ending, companies were already releasing Cardinals-themed collectibles and memorabilia. Check out some of the highlights.
Most collectors have bits and pieces of things they don’t fully enjoy or appreciate. Rick Klein looks beyond the money at the good that comes when we opt to part with these unwanted items.
Full details on the bearded Jayson Werth Chia Pet giveaway from the Washington Nationals on August 5, 2015.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have honored one of their icons, Tommy Lasorda, with a garden gnome.
More than 100 pieces of Tony Gwynn game-used memorabilia, awards and mementos are about to be sold by SCP Auctions.
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 […]
Topps player contracts give collectors an opportunity to get a small piece of real hobby history connected to their favorite player or team. Take a look at these unique collectibles and see what makes them so cool.
The Rally Squirrel will forever have a place in baseball folklore. Paul Lesko looks at why a trademark application for the rodent might fail if the St. Louis Cardinals step in.
In the market for a Babe Ruth autograph? He’s one of the most desirable signatures in the world. Babe Ruth is also one of the most forged. Know what to look for and get a detailed look at the most expensive Babe Ruth memorabilia of all-time.
The jersey Don Larsen wore to throw is historic Perfect Game in the 1956 World Series hits the auction block October 17. Get preliminary auction details, photos of the jersey and photo matching used to authenticate the piece.
World Series rings are symbolic of baseball’s ultimate crown. View our comprehensive guide to World Series rings, including images of each championship ring.