Tag Archives: MLB

Collecting with Jeff: April 2017

Collecting with Jeff: April 2017

Team Mascots By Jeff Figler From Fredbird to Bernie Brewer, the Slider to the Phillie Phanatic, mascots have been a relatively new and entertaining innovation to Major League Baseball. Although Max Patkin, a former minor league player, was known as the “Clown Prince of Baseball,” he was not playing the role as an “official” mascot, […]

Ken's Korner: Hall of Fame will ask for Barry Bonds items

Ken’s Korner: Hall of Fame will ask for Barry Bonds items – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Barry Bonds isn’t the most popular man in baseball, what with rumors of steroid abuse constantly being hurled his way, but that hasn’t stopped the National Baseball Hall of Fame from laying plans to […]

Ken's Korner: Kirby Puckett’s death brings spike in memorabilia

Ken’s Korner: Kirby Puckett’s death brings spike in memorabilia – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 Whenever someone famous dies, the value of their signature and memorabilia often sees a sharp spike in value. Case in point: Kirby Puckett, the Minnesota Twins’ Hall of Fame baseball player, who died in early March […]

Ken's Korner: Boston Red Sox, Doug Mientkiewicz disagree over World Series ball

Ken’s Korner: Boston Red Sox, Doug Mientkiewicz disagree over World Series ball – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 The Boston Red Sox broke one of baseball’s longest droughts in 2004, finally winning the World Series for the first time since 1917. The last out of the final game was recorded when […]

Ken's Korner: Barry Halper, baseball memorabilia collector

Ken’s Korner: Barry Halper, baseball memorabilia collector – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 Until his recent death from complications of diabetes in December, Barry Halper owned one of the most extensive baseball memorabilia collections ever assembled. Halper, a limited partner in the New York Yankees, amassed some 80,000 items. A portion of it was […]

Ken's Korner: Pete Rose signs for tourists at Caesar’s

Ken’s Korner: Pete Rose signs for tourists at Caesar’s – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 For about two weeks out of every month, baseball’s all-time hits leader, Pete Rose, can be found inside a shopping mall at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, from 11:30 am to 6 pm, signing autographs. It’s how he makes […]

Ken's Korner: Sharpie raises money with ‘Autographs for Education’

Ken’s Korner: Sharpie raises money with ‘Autographs for Education’ – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Usually, the common folk seek out the autographs of the rich and famous. But the opposite is true with Sharpie markers’ “Autographs for Education,” in which noted celebrities appear at festivals and special events in search of as many “autographs” […]