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Tag Archives: Chicago Cubs

Kris Bryant BGS 10 highlights huge grading day at The National

Beckett Grading Services Director Jeromy Murray said Thursday’s grading total set a Beckett record for the first day of a National show.

Gallery: This year’s Baseball Hall of Fame plaques

Coming soon to the long-collected and often-autographed Hall of Fame plaque postcards are these six players as released Sunday by the Baseball Hall of Fame …

All five Bowman Lucky Redemptions are good for Kris Bryant autographs

If you got Lucky buying Bowman, you got Kris Bryant.

Guest Commentary: Highlighting Wrigley Field on cardboard

As baseball celebrates the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field, I thought I’d reach into the cardboard archives to see how card companies captured baseball at 1060 W. Addison Street through the years.

Pittsburgh Pirates legend and Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner dies at 91

Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, who hit 369 home runs in just 10 major-league seasons before becoming a broadcaster for the New York Mets, died Thursday. He was 91.

First look: 2013 Elite Extra Edition baseball cards

Panini America announced on Tuesday that its annual prospecting staple will return for 2013 with a 100-card set, autographs, diecuts, parallels and more in store when it arrives on Jan. 9.

NSCC Notebook: Preview & Day 1 nuggets … (updating)

Nuggets and notes from this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention … look for this file to be updated throughout the day on Wednesday, the sneak-preview night for the show.

Check this out: Something old in something new from Beckett Grading Services

While it’s one of many Joe Sewell signed checks out there, one thing set it apart from all the rest.

Adam Greenberg gets one more shot in the majors — and so do his baseball cards

Adam Greenberg gets one more shot in the majors on Tuesday night in Miami.

Ernie Banks is Topps’ seventh Prime 9 redemption

Topps has announced its seventh HTA Prime 9 card of the year, and it’s Ernie Banks who is the newest player to be part of its hobby shop redemption card program.

Guest column: Santo is right for Cooperstown

Ron Santo’s “Golden Era” ticket into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday morning had been a long time coming for one of the greatest ambassadors the game has ever known.

TOTALLY FAKE BASEBALL CARDS II: 29 Albert Pujols cards you won’t see in 2012 … and one you might

This year’s biggest question in baseball is “Where will Albert Pujols go?” and it’s one that has ramifications for the game, its salary records and, of course, for many a collectors’ baseball cards.

Theo Epstein’s deal is done … is The Curse of the Billy Goat next?

Theo Epstein, the man who built the Boston Red Sox into a World Series winner, has traded one former curse for another.