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Collecting MLB Lineup Cards Is Like Collecting A Piece Of History
Barely a blip on baseball memorabilia’s sales radar screen, Major League Baseball lineup cards—including both dugout and official batting order cards—continue to tell their own unique stories of baseball’s history. Trying to calculate annual lineup c
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Collecting BASEBALL’S ROADRUNNERS
There’s nothing like seeing a tape-measure home run launched by a Paul Bunyanesque slugger. Mammoth blasts on the baseball diamond always impress us, which is why we chase high-dollar memorabilia related to the likes of Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle, T
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Tale of The MISSPELLED CIHCAGO CUBS JERSEY
Chuck Blatt is a diehard Chicago White Sox fan. He was a White Sox batboy for a game some 40-plus years ago. His all-time favorite player is Dick Allen. He regaled the 2005 season when the Sox finally won the World Series. But it’s the Chicago Cubs t
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Bobbleheads Become Star Attraction At Ballparks
Inclement weather and stifling summer humidity didn’t keep my kids from pleading with me to take them to Citi Field one year so they could get a Mike Piazza bobblehead. As we stepped off the 7 train and peered at the ballpark from the station’s platf
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These Guys Are A Steal
PLAYER: STEALS, BATTING AVERAGE (YEARS ACTIVE) SIGNED BASEBALL VALUE • CHOICE CARD, VALUE Rickey Henderson: 1,406 SBs, .279 (1979–2003) Signed ball, $75–$300 • 1980 Topps #482, $750–$1,200 Lou Brock: 938 SBs, .293 (1961–79) Signed ball, $150–$400 •
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Giannis Antetokounmpo Card Sets Record At $1.8 Million-plus
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, a winner of back-to-back NBA MVPs, became the third player to win the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year award in the same season, joining Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon with that distinction thi
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Show Calendar
Nov 7 AL, Scottsboro. Scottsboro Sports Cards & Memorabilia Show, Goose Pond Civic Center, 1165 Ed Hembree Dr., Scottsboro, AL, 35769. SH: 9am-2pm, T: 60+, A: free. Contact: Stephen Moore @ 256-599-0989 or stephen@jacksonssportscards.com Oct 11 CT, O
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Remembering 1989-90 NBA HOOPS
Basketball cards received a much-needed upgrade during the 1989-90 season when upstart card company Hoops stormed onto the scene. For the previous three years, only Fleer had made basketball cards, and at just 132 cards per set, they literally were n
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EDITOR Dave Strege EDITORS-AT-LARGE Larry Canale T.J. Schwartz GRAPHIC DESIGNER Sandi Carpenter PRESIDENT & CEO Andrew W. Clurman EXECUTIVE VP & CFO Brian Sellstrom CTO Nelson Saenz SENIOR VP OF OPERATIONS Patricia B. Fox VP, PRODUCTION & MANUFACTUR
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Bat Signed By Michael Jordan Kept In Car Trunk For Years
Sometime during the Michael Jordan documentary series on ESPN, a fan sent actor Tony Todd a note asking if he still had the baseball bat signed by Jordan. The fan had remembered the actor posting it on social media. Todd, however, had forgotten all a
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Former Chicago Bears Great Gale Sayers Dies
Gale Sayers, the legendary running back of the Chicago Bears who was once described as “poetry in motion,” died after a reported year-long battle with health issues that included dementia. He was 77. Tributes to the dynamic running back and return sp
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Top Ten Online Auctions
1. $428,100 on 100 bids: 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle (PSA 8) 2. $205,300 on 45 bids: 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady, #/100, auto (BGS 8, auto 10) 3. $100,100 on 238 bids: 1963 Topps Pete Rose (PSA 9) 4. $100,000 on 55 bids: 1910 E
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Mantle's ’52 Card Inspires Heavy Bidding
THAT CARD AGAIN — As if Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Topps card didn’t get enough attention in SCD two issues ago, when it appeared as the cover story. Well, here it is again, leading a wild month of online bidding. Seller PWCC Auctions listed a wonderfully
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NEW CARD Release Calendar
2: 2020-21 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball 2: 2019-20 Leaf Lumber Kings Hockey 7: 2020 Panini Absolute Football 7: 2020 Panini Flawless Collegiate Football 7: 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA Basketball 7: 2020 Topps Heritage Minor League Baseball 7:
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Topps Latest Baseball Set Is Golden
The fifth edition of Topps Gold Label is much like the others with quality designs, on-card autographs and the most notable names in baseball making up the 100-card base. Collectors will find retired legends, current superstars and emerging rookies o
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About Our Cover
The photograph of Lou Brock on our cover is a mid-1960s portrait by Ozzie Sweet, the legendary Sport magazine photographer. Sweet gave viewers this spectacular bird’s-eye view of what Brock looked like when leading off first base. To our knowledge, t
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Memory Lane’s 20th Anniversary Auction Unlike Any Other
George Mikan, one of the pioneers of professional basketball known as Mr. Basketball, leads off Memory Lane’s massive 20th Anniversary Auction that will also feature the likes of Ty Cobb, Jim Brown, Michael Jordan, Mike Trout, Lou Gehrig and Babe Rut
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Hockey Card Prospecting Starts With NHL Draft
Collectors of hockey cards could get a good start on building a nice collection by following the annual National Hockey League Draft to determine who might be pictured on star cards of the future. That’s because the top draft picks often end up being
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How Pandemic Led To New Book On Japanese Baseball Cards
As they say, sometimes when life deals you lemons, you just have to make lemonade. I am a baseball historian specializing in Japanese baseball and U.S.-Japan relations through baseball. My latest book, “Issei Baseball: The Story of the First Japanese
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Show Calendar
NOTE: TO SEND A LISTING, please follow the style seen here and email dstrege@aimmedia.com. In light of the pandemic, be sure to check ahead to ensure the show is still scheduled. Nov 7 AL, Scottsboro. Scottsboro Sports Cards & Memorabilia Show, Goose
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Clean Sweep Auctions Touts Variety In Latest Offerings
A diverse collection of more than 1,000 sports cards and sports memorabilia items, some of the most interesting Clean Sweep Auctions has ever featured, makes up the Major October 14th Auction that is underway. Several single-owner collections fresh t
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EDITOR Dave Strege EDITORS-AT-LARGE Larry Canale T.J. Schwartz GRAPHIC DESIGNER Sandi Carpenter ADVERTISING SALES Steve Madson, 715-318-4018 SMadson@aimmedia.com SALES DIRECTOR Heather Glynn Gniazdowski HGniazdowski@aimmedia.com PRESIDENT & CEO And
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Vin Scully Parts With Career Collectibles
For those of us who grew up baseball fans in Southern California, we were privileged to hear those words before every Dodger game from the voice of the Dodgers, Vin Scully, arguably the best baseball announcer in history. For 67 years, Scully enterta
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Top Ten Online Auctions
1. $230,100 on 82 bids: 2018-19 Panini National Treasures Luca Doncic, #54/99, auto patch (BGS 9.5) 2. $180,100 on 52 bids: 2018-19 Panini National Treasures Luca Doncic, #54/99, auto patch (BGS 9) 3. $81,700 on 123 bids: 2013-14 Panini National Trea
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Interest Spikes But Values Don’t On Passing Of Sports Heroes
GLORY DAYS — In the space of a few weeks, Major League Baseball lost three familiar names from those glory days of the 1960s and ’70s. Typically, collecting interest in our athletic heroes surges upon their passing. In the cases of Tom Seaver and Lou
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Release Calendar
17: 2019-20 Panini Opulence Basketball 18: 2020 Bowman Chrome Baseball 18: 2020 Leaf Metal All-American Bowl Football 23: 2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball 23: 2020 Panini Select UEFA Euro Soccer 23: 2020 Topps Heritage Minor League Baseball
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Opti-chrome Prizm Technology Makes Mosiac Football Debut
Mosaic Football makes its debut for colorful Opti-chrome Prizm technology, and it’s filled with parallels, inserts and autographs of all the best rookies, current stars and retired legends the NFL has to offer. Collect the 300-card base set, find top
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World’s Largest Sammy Sosa Card Collection?
Doug Shaffer isn’t shy about bringing up the fact that his family didn’t have a lot of money growing up. So, when Shaffer, a lifelong Chicago White Sox fan, heard about a young up-and-coming power hitter named Sammy Sosa who shared a similar poor upb
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Lou Brock, The Base Burglar, Dies At Age 81
Lou Brock, a legendary outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and the all-time leader in stolen bases in the National League, died in a hospital on Sept 6. He was 81. Brock will be remembered most for his base stealing ability, his 938 stolen bases s
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Tom Seaver: Collecting ‘The Franchise’
Tom Seaver sat at a table in the Virginia State Fairgrounds on July 23, 1994, a long line of fans waiting for their moment with the Hall of Famer. At the time, he was a fairly recent addition to the Hall, having been inducted in 1992. So on this warm
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