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Tag Archives: Babe Ruth

Roger Maris: 50 years ago today, a legacy was born

Roger Maris’ 61 home runs in 1961 firmly placed him atop the record books awkwardly atop everyone, including Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle — the icon of all icons and New York’s chosen son.

Entrepreneur John Rogers knows the worth of a few pictures – and it’s good business

Arkansas entrepreneur John Rogers is a noted collector — he paid $1.62 million for a Honus Wagner T206 card in 2008 — but the next step for him was to own the original pieces that have made a few baseball cards in the past but really are items that have helped shape something much more impressive, something more indelible.

Memory Lane to sell million-dollar vintage PSA collection of landmark singles and sets

Memory Lane Inc. has acquired a collection consisting of more than 20,000 PSA-graded vintage cards from a long-time collector in the northeast — a million-dollar-plus highlight reel of cardboard history.

Dem Bums take center stage in Memory Lane auction

A long-time collector of the Brooklyn Dodgers has decided to part ways with his 30-year stash of Dodger Blue treasures and Memory Lane Inc. will be the place for fans to look in its 2011 Summer Classics Auction which starts on Saturday and runs until Aug. 30.

First look: 2011 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards

TRISTAR will have plenty of things in store at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention just two weeks away in Chicago and one of them is the debut of its latest baseball card set, 2011 Obak, which also is known as “A History of the Game.”

Weekly Highlights (July 4 – July 8)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights for July 4 – July 8.

Lou Gehrig’s Japan Tour jersey, Joe Jackson’s bat headline Heritage’s National convention auction

Heritage Auctions has plenty in store for its auction taking place on Aug. 4 in conjunction with the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago — and the highlights set to hit the auction block include “Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s Black Betsy bat and a uniform worn by New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig during the 1934 Tour of Japan.

Weekly Highlights (June 6 – June 10)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights for June 6 – June 10.

COLLECTOR Box Busters: 2008 Topps Sterling Baseball Babe Ruth Box

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds was at Nick’s Sports Cards on Wednesday night where he witnessed a pretty impressive pull from a collector (who didn’t want to be shown) opening 2008 Topps Triple Threads baseball.

First look: Topps unveils MLB Sticker Collection

Topps unveiled its plans for its 2011 MLB Sticker Collection, a 300-plus sticker release that just might entice collectors of all ages — ok, maybe younger ones — to peel and fill up an album full of today’s stars, yesterday’s legends and more.

Weekly Highlights (April 25 – April 29)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights for the week of April 25 – April 29.

Ever wanted five pairs of LeBron James’ game-used shoes all at once? Now’s your chance …

Among the lots in Memory Lane Inc.’s latest auction is one that features five pairs of game-used LeBron James size 16 Nikes — all worn during Games 2-6 of the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals. Each is signed as a 1/1 and was acquired and witnessed by Upper Deck Authenticated. The minimum bid? $5,000. The event opened on Saturday and all auctions will close on April 28.

Collector’s wife finds the ultimate prize

When Geni Chavez brought her husband a Christmas present this past year, she didn’t realize it would turn into one of the best presents Manny Chavez ever received.

Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez purchased 1927 Yankees Legendary Lineup autograph card

Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez is a long-time fan and collector of the sport that he has made his life. And when he recently signed his first million-dollar big-league contract it was time to splurge on something special.