Tag Archives: trading cards

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pokémon promo card, $224,250, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pokémon promo card, $224,250, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Nintendo Pokémon “Pikachu Illustrator” trainer promotional hologram trading card, graded in Mint 9 condition and given to a winner at the 1998 CoroCoro Comic illustration contest in Japan, soared to $224,250 at an auction held October 23rd by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. […]

Number One Set on PSA Registry Will Tempt Hobby’s Top Collectors

Number One Set on PSA Registry Will Tempt Hobby’s Top Collectors

It was the greatest expression of optimism in the history of the trading card industry, launching the Bubble Gum Era of card collecting during the darkest days of the Great Depression. As banks failed and desperate men waited for hours in bread lines, the Goudey Gum Company broke new ground with a 240-card issue featuring […]

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn Selections from The Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts went on display in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, just five months after his gift to the nation’s library was revealed. The previous Tuesday, October […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Mickey Mantle rookie card $183,750, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie card, graded PSA NM7, sold for $183,750 at a Holiday Auction that closed Dec. 3 by Goldin Auctions (www.GoldinAuctions.com), based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, Mike Trout’s 2014 MVP season game-used and signed glove soared to $31,850; the […]

Ken's Korner: Astounding collection of baseball cards found

Ken’s Korner: Astounding collection of baseball cards found – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 It’s being called the sports memorabilia discovery of the century, “like finding the Mona Lisa in your attic.” While cleaning out his late grandfather’s home in Defiance, Ohio, Karl Kissner was rummaging through the attic when he […]

Marshall Fogel's Tips on Collecting Baseball Memorabilia

Marshall Fogel is an expert on collecting baseball memorabilia, like this Mickey Mantle card.

Marshall Fogel’s Tips on Collecting Baseball Memorabilia The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2012 The February 2012 article in The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles entitled “Baseball, A Collectible for Now and Forever” provided an historical and emotional account of baseball and the profitability of investing in baseball cards and memorabilia and the […]

Ken's Korner: Topps Style 1952 NBA cards will feature autographs

Ken’s Korner: Topps Style 1952 NBA cards will feature autographs – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 When the Topps Style 1952 Basketball cards shipped in early May, it comprised the most comprehensive autograph set ever compiled in an NBA product. There are 200 Topps Fan Favorites autographs in all, and two guaranteed […]

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: Sports memorabilia trove found in Massachusetts

Ken’s Korner: Sports memorabilia trove found in Massachusetts – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 John F. Hessian lived his entire life in a modest home on Granfield Avenue in Rosindale, Mass., near Boston. But when he died recently at 83, no one, not even his closest relatives, knew of the treasure […]