Category Archives: Baseball

Now This Is an Impressive Collection of 1950s Baseball Autographs

Posted on May 26, 2016 – 3:45 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

A large collection of more than 250 baseball autographs from the early 1950s have been put up for sale through Beckett Auctions. Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams are among the signatures.

Who Is the 2016 Bowman Lucky Autograph Redemption?

Posted on May 26, 2016 – 12:43 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Trevor Story being named the 2016 Bowman Lucky Autograph redemption.

2016 Topps Archives Baseball Checklist

Posted on May 25, 2016 – 11:06 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Archives Baseball checklist including base set, autographs, short prints and parallels. Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon Bull Durham autographs are included.

David Wright Signs Exclusive Autograph Deal with Steiner Sports

Posted on May 24, 2016 – 1:49 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on David Wright signing an exclusive autograph deal with Steiner Sports.

Ken Griffey Jr Dual Bobblehead Giveaway Showcases Best of Both Worlds

Posted on May 24, 2016 – 12:02 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a Ken Griffey Jr dual bobblehead given away at the May 21, 2016 game between the Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners. The figure has the Hall of Famer in both his Reds and Mariners uniforms.

Bartolo Colon Home Run Commemorated with Limited Edition Bobble Stomach

Posted on May 20, 2016 – 4:43 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a Bartolo Colon home run bobblehead from Forever Collectibles that also has a bobble stomach. Includes production numbers and pre-sale info.

2016 Fanatics Authentic Under Wraps Series 1 Autographed Baseballs Come with Blessing of MLB, MLBPA

Posted on May 19, 2016 – 11:15 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Fanatics Authentic Under Wraps Series 1 autographed baseballs comes licensed by MLB and the MLBPA. Get details, the checklist, a box breakdown and more.

2016 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Checklist

Posted on May 18, 2016 – 4:06 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Full 2016 Topps Pro Debut Baseball checklist including autographs, relic cards, inserts, parallels and print runs.

5 Julio Urias Cards Worth Watching

Posted on May 17, 2016 – 4:36 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get familiar with key Julio Urias prospect and pre-rookie cards. See which cards are his earliest and most valuable leading up to his major league debut.

And the 2015 Topps Tribute Mystery Redemption Autograph Is…

Posted on May 17, 2016 – 10:18 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Francisco Lindor being named the 2015 Topps Tribute Baseball Mystery Redemption autograph.

Do Brawls Belong on Baseball Cards?

Posted on May 16, 2016 – 4:41 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Commentary on whether fights should be shown on baseball cards following the brawl between Rougned Odor and Jose Bautista.

2016 Bowman Baseball Box Busters

Posted on May 12, 2016 – 6:02 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016 Bowman Baseball hobby box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016 Topps Update Series Baseball Features Rookies, Traded Players and Fire

Posted on May 12, 2016 – 2:03 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Update Series Baseball caps the flagship release with rookies, traded players and a nod to the All-Star Game. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016 BBM 1st Version Baseball Box Busters

Posted on May 11, 2016 – 1:50 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016 BBM 1st Version Baseball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016 Topps High Tek Baseball Asia Includes a Couple of Exclusives

Posted on May 11, 2016 – 11:01 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about the 2016 Topps High Tek Baseball Asia exclusives not available in regular boxes in other parts of the world.

Bartolo Colon-o-mania Is Here — 2016 Topps Now Home Run Card Selling for $50+

Posted on May 10, 2016 – 4:32 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

After selling more than 8,800 copies in 24 hours, the 2016 Topps Now Bartolo Colon baseball card commemorating his unlikely home run is selling for $50 and up.

Topps Unveils Plans for Trevor Story Rookie Cards and Autographs

Posted on May 10, 2016 – 11:00 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

What products will have the first pack-inserted MLB Trevor Story rookie cards and autographs? Get the details on his earliest rookies and where to find them.

2016 Topps Gold Label Baseball Sees the Return of Another Dormant Brand

Posted on May 9, 2016 – 10:52 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Gold Label Baseball marks the return of another dormant brand. Get details on the resurrected set, a hobby box breakdown and release date.

The Best Nomar Mazara Pre-Rookie Cards

Posted on May 6, 2016 – 2:37 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The wait for Nomar Mazara rookie cards is almost over. Until then, here’s a look at his best prospect cards starting with his 2012 Bowman Chrome autograph.

This Noah Syndergaard-en Gnome Beats 99% of Bobblehead Giveaways

Posted on May 5, 2016 – 12:51 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Watch out bugs, weeds and other garden pests of the New York area. The Mets struck a blow to them all with a Noah Syndergaard gnome giveaway.

2016 Topps MLB Star Wars Tribute Prints Go Back to 1977 Stickers

Posted on May 4, 2016 – 1:20 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps MLB Star Wars Tribute are a set of online-exclusive wall art featuring baseball players on the 1977 Star Wars Stickers design.

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball Chromes Out Retro Designs

Posted on May 3, 2016 – 5:10 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Donruss Optic Baseball takes a Chrome approach to the earlier retro-themed release. Get details on the release, a hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

Nolan Arenado Rookie Cards Countdown

Posted on May 3, 2016 – 1:12 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Countdown of the most valuable Nolan Arenado rookie cards. Get details on all of his rookie cards including analysis and images. Also takes a look at other important early cards.

Glove Used by School-Aged Babe Ruth Nets More Than $341,000

Posted on May 2, 2016 – 5:12 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a Babe Ruth catcher’s mitt believed to be from 1912 selling through Goldin Auctions in April, 2016 for more than $341,000.

2016 Topps Bunt Baseball Gets Physical

Posted on April 29, 2016 – 5:40 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Bunt Baseball brings the trading card app into the physical baseball card realm. Find out what’s in the set and how a hobby box breaks down.

Limited Edition New Era Bryce Harper Cap Includes Exclusive Topps Cards

Posted on April 28, 2016 – 6:13 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about three exclusive Bryce Harper cards from Topps that were included with a limited edition New Era cap honoring Harper’s MVP season.

Reaction and Concerns Over 2016 Finest Baseball Distribution Changes

Posted on April 27, 2016 – 6:20 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Months after dealers and distributors pre-ordered 2016 Topps Finest Baseball, the product’s distribution was switched to a more direct model. What does this mean for hobby shops, dealers and collectors?

2016 Topps Finest Baseball Checklist

Posted on April 27, 2016 – 1:13 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Finest Baseball checklist including autographs, parallels and inserts. The set has a 110-card base set with 10 short prints.

2016 Leaf Greatest Hits Baseball card details

Posted on April 27, 2016 – 12:54 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Leaf Greatest Hits Baseball has four high-end repurchased cards and an exclusive Cal Ripken Jr. autograph per box. The approach is similar to Leaf’s Best of line, only with more cards.

2016 Topps Museum Collection Baseball Box Busters

Posted on April 26, 2016 – 5:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016 Topps Museum Collection Baseball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2016 Topps Five Star Baseball Is Another All-Autograph Affair

Posted on April 26, 2016 – 9:59 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Five Star Baseball is another all-autograph affair with two signed cards per box. Get full details on the product, hobby box breakdown and its release date.

Signed Document Banning Pete Rose from Baseball Tops $85,000

Posted on April 25, 2016 – 5:49 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The document banning Pete Rose from Major League Baseball has sold at auction for more than $85,000.

Yogi Berra’s Family, Steiner Sports Sign Exclusive Deal

Posted on April 25, 2016 – 3:56 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Steiner Sports signing an exclusive licensing deal with Yogi Berra’s family for the late Hall of Famer and Yankees legend.

2016 Topps Dynasty Baseball Cards Get More Colorful

Posted on April 25, 2016 – 11:23 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Dynasty Baseball brings the same configuration as past years but with a more colorful look. Get details, hobby box breakdown and the release date.

1857 Document Outlining Original Baseball Rules Sells for $3.26 Million

Posted on April 24, 2016 – 8:44 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

An 1857 document titled, “Laws of Base Ball,” by Doc Adams that outlines some of baseball’s key rules has been uncovered and sold for over $3.2 million.