Tag Archives: Baseball

Championship Collectibles At Auction

Championship Collectibles At Auction

By Terry Melia Photos courtesy SCP Auctions On the night of November 2, 2016, at 28 minutes past midnight, Chicago Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant scooped up a weak ground ball hit by Cleveland Indians’ pinch-hitter Michael Martinez and fired

Collecting with Jeff: March 2017

Collecting with Jeff: March 2017

Baseball Press Pins By Jeff Figler One of the rarest, and collectible, of all baseball items is the press pin. There are many sports collectors who are not even familiar with what a press pin is. Actually, as the words

Baseball World Series

Baseball World Series

History and Collectibles By Marshall Fogel and James Dahlen Photos by James Dahlen At the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, more than 40 million people tuned in to watch the Chicago Cubs end their 108-year World Series

Evel Knievel, Olga Korbut Memorabilia Headline February Heritage Platinum Night Sports Auction

DALLAS, Texas (February 3, 2017) – Heritage Auctions will burnish its reputation as the leading purveyor of direct-from-the-source sports collectibles in its upcoming Platinum Night Auction with its presentation of personal keepsakes from 1970s sports icons Evel Knievel and Olga

Vintage Cards Shine in Memory Lane’s “I Own it Now” Sale

Buyers circled around some high-grade legends in the event that gives collectors the chance to secure some high-end items at a set price or roll the dice and wait to make an offer. TUSTIN, CA–A 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Babe

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Mickey Mantle rookie card, $501,900, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps rookie baseball card, graded in Near Mint to Mint 8 condition, sold for $501,900 at a Platinum Night Sports Event held Feb. 20-21 by

Gavels n Paddles: 1952 Mickey Mantle card, $400,950, Goldin Auctions

Gavels n Paddles: 1952 Mickey Mantle card, $400,950, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie baseball card, graded PSA NM-MT 8 (one of the 30 best graded versions of this card) sold for $400,950 (a record price

Repurposed Sports Equipment

Repurposed Sports Equipment

If you are the creative type and like to work with your hands, there are many websites to find creative ideas.  The images below are repurposed sports equipment from Pinterest and other sites. If you would like to share your

Introduction to Sports Memorabilia Collecting 101

Introduction to Sports Memorabilia Collecting 101

By Michael Osacky Pricing vintage sports collectibles is very similar to other categories of antiques. It’s all about condition, condition, condition. Vintage baseball, football, and basketball cards (1870-1970) typically hold the most value. Two things happened in the 1970’s that

Collecting in the Big League

Collecting in the Big League

Advice for the Investor Collector from Marshall Fogel In an interview with JOA Publisher Maxine Carter-Lome, Marshall Fogel offers serious collectors advice for building a major league baseball collection In the world of baseball, there is probably no more enviable