Tag Archives: Babe Ruth

The “Fantasy Card” Fraud

The fantasy card. It’s not a counterfeit card but a card that never actually existed. I personally hate these more than any other fraudulent card on the market. The fantasy card preys on collectors that do not have the knowledge to protect themselves from such junk. A search on online auction sites will show there […]

The Daily: 1962 Topps Babe Ruth #135

The Card: 1962 Topps Babe Ruth #135 “Babe As a Boy” February 6 marks the birth of a baseball giant. Babe Ruth was born on this day in 1895 in Baltimore. Like many heroes, Ruth’s origin story isn’t spectacular. But his youth laid the groundwork for not only the player he would be but the […]

1916 M101-4 Sporting News Babe Ruth Rookie at $400,000 and Rising

Details on a 1916 M101-4 Babe Ruth card being sold by Robert Edward Auctions in October, 2017. The card, graded PSA 7, quickly rose to $400,000.

Beckett Authenticates Babe Ruth Autographs From 1933

Beckett Authentication’s Steve Grad was recently able to authenticate two separate Babe Ruth autographed baseballs from 1933. “It’s pretty amazing that both of these items were genuine,” says Grad. They were submitted at Mill Creek Sports for authentication. One ball is an American League All-Star signed baseball and the other is a New York Yankees […]

Sweet Product Has The Babe’s Blessing

Details on the launch of Babe Ruth’s Long Ball Black Licorice including background on the project and how it has the blessing of Ruth’s family.

1916 M101-5 Blank Back Babe Ruth Tops $550,000

Details on a 1916 M101-5 Blank Back Babe Ruth selling for $552,000 through Heritage Auctions in May, 2017.

Babe Ruth’s Last Will and Testament Returns to the Auction Block

Details on Babe Ruth’s Last Will and Testament being sold at SCP’s 2017 Spring Premier Auction.

1916 Standard Biscuit Babe Ruth Baseball Card Sells for $288,000

Details on a rare 1916 Standard Biscuit Babe Ruth baseball card selling for well over $200,000 in February, 2016 through Heritage Auctions.

Look What Beckett Authentication Saw Today

A spectacular Babe Ruth signed ball gets the distinction of being the first item with a full Letter of Authenticity from Beckett Authentication Services.

Babe Ruth, Pete Rose Rookie Cards Top $700,000 and Other Huge Heritage Auctions Card Sales

Over 30 sports cards sold for more than $50,000 at Heritage Auctions’ August 2016 sale. A 1916 M101-5 Babe Ruth and 1963 Pete Rose rookie card topped $700,000.

Babe Ruth’s Dirty Mind Makes for an Interesting Photo

A candid shot of Babe Ruth holding his bat in an innuendo-filled pose is up for auction at Lelands. Bidding runs through June 17, 2016.

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

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.

Four 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth Cards Top a Combined $500,000

Details on a 1933 Goudey Baseball set sale that netted more than $1.15 million by Heritage Auctions in April, 2016. Leading were four Babe Ruth cards, which sold for more than $500,000 combined.

2016 Leaf Babe Ruth Collection delves deep into the legend of the Bambino

2016 Leaf Babe Ruth Collection Baseball delves into the career of the Sultan of Swat. The base set has 80 cards while memorabilia cards land two per case.

Beckett 20 Questions … either/or edition

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor We’re a picky bunch when it comes to collecting — we choose sides with teams, leagues, players and more. For this month’s 20 Questions in Beckett Baseball, we want you to choose sides with players. Who do you dare to choose in these 20 scenarios? — — —

The $400,000 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle and other top sales from the 2015 Goldin Summer Auction

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor $400,000 for a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle? That’s what a top-condition copy of the card sold for at the 2015 Goldin Summer Auction. Actually, the final price with buyer’s premium was $400,950 for the iconic card, which has been graded a PSA 8. The Mantle was the top sale […]

Iconic cards headed for auction appear at Beckett booth

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Collectors that stopped by the Beckett Media booth at the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention had an opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the hobby’s most coveted cards that will soon be available for bidding in upcoming events from Beckett Auctions and Goodwin & Co. These […]

Vintage Break added to the National

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The 36th National Sports Collectors Convention is a little over a month away and collectors from all over the world are expected to come to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois to enjoy the world’s largest trading card show. It is an event that has continually […]

First Look: 2015 Super Break Box Breakers Edition

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media One of the most wonderful things about collecting trading cards, autographs and memorabilia are those rare moments when a collector uncovers an incredible jaw-dropping treasure. With next week’s release of 2015 Super Break Box Breakers Edition, the thrill and chase for some of the hobby’s most coveted items can […]

1968 Topps test proof display highlights May auction

  Beckett Auctions is pleased to kick-off its May “Hobby Legends” Auction and there are some unique items on the block this month. Lot No. 1 features a key piece from The Benanti Collection, which is a 1968 Topps Test 3-D Framed Proof Sheet (Non-Lenticular color test) that features eight cut signatures, including Roberto Clemente. Also, making a […]

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Diamond Kings

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Panini Diamond Kings in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Texas find of tobacco and caramel cards highlights Beckett’s Graded Treasures auction

A collection of rare tobacco and caramel cards discovered in Texas has been broken into singles, has been graded and is now on sale in Beckett Auctions’ March 2015 Graded Treasures Auction, which began Thursday and runs through March 22.

Card Gallery: Babe Ruth in 2015 Diamond Kings

Babe Ruth’s presence in 2015 Diamond Kings will be simply Ruthian when it arrives in April, and Panini America has teased some of its plans for the baseball legend’s inclusion in the product.

First Look: 2015 Diamond Kings baseball cards

After a decade-long break, the standalone Diamond Kings brand of baseball cards is back and it’s bringing with it one of the biggest names in sports history.

Beckett Auctions lands Texas t-card find

A collection of more than 60 rare tobacco and caramel baseball cards has been unearthed by a Texas collector with the cards graded via Beckett Grading Services in advance of a Beckett Auctions sale that launches next month.

Beckett 20 Questions: Retro sets & vintage cards

With plenty of popular retro brands, there are plenty of new options to revisit the old, and we want to ring in the new year with 20 Questions on both pieces of this collecting puzzle.

Your Turn: Which legends would you want paired?

It’s an impressive card and it got us thinking … which duos would you like to see on a card?

The Bambino powers 2015 Topps’ in-pack game

Topps is turning to the biggest name in the game to power its 2015 Topps Series 1 in-pack game element.

Beckett Auctions Celebrates Legends of Baseball in October

For enthusiasts of fine sports memorabilia, there is nothing to get one’s blood flowing like a chance to own something rare and special. Beckett Auctions is almost ready to let the bidding begin on its October event and there will be something for everyone to consider.

Beckett Auctions lands Babe Ruth-Harry Frazee dual cut autograph

A one-of-a-kind autograph card linking the two principles in the sale of Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees in 1920 highlights the October 2014 Beckett “Legends of Baseball’’ Auction.

At the National: A legendary autograph lineup — the 1927 New York Yankees

Collector Alan Zimmerman stopped by the Beckett Media booth during the recent National Sports Collectors Convention to show off a rather legendary pull from Topps Five Star.

Beckett Auctions Puts Pieces of Hobby History Up For Bid in August

Unique memorabilia cards of some of baseball’s greatest names are up for grabs, including a dazzling 2006 Upper Deck Epic Four Barrel featuring Hall of Fame home run hitters Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews.

First look: 2014 Topps Dynasty baseball cards

Presenting what it calls “the most carefully curated subject list in trading card history” and the “most-premium Topps product of all time”, Topps released the basic information and first looks at its latest high-end baseball card brand on Friday.

BGS & Babe Ruth: Collector discusses finding The Bambino in her first wax box

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he interviews Stacy Marlow, a collector from Georgia, about a pretty big card she pulled from her first wax box.

High-grade vintage powers Memory Lane auction

A PSA 9 copy of Mickey Mantle’s 1951 Bowman Rookie Card sold for a reported record-high during Memory Lane Inc.’s $1.4 million summer catalog auction completed this weekend.