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Tag Archives: Ernie Banks

At the National: Sports legends interact with fans, clown around and catch up

Fans lined up this week to meet their sports heroes, getting autographs and sharing stories at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Red Hot & Rare: Short-printed 2001 Topps Archives autos light up auction block

How much for this Lou Brock? You wouldn’t believe it if I typed it.

It’s a dirty job: Dave Hobrecht creates game-used art

It’s game-used art — as in artwork with actual game-used dirt from MLB stadiums ground and mixed into the charcoal and pastel used to make the pieces.

Upcoming Topps Tier One will let you hobnob with elites via massive bat knob set

For card collectors and game-used cards, bats are not always as impressive. It’s not always a love-love relationship. But Topps is intending to change that with its upcoming Tier One release.

Dmitri Young puts collection on auction block

Dmitri Young has been a serious baseball card collector for some time — a collector of only PSA 10 grade Gem Mint Rookie Cards.

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.

Does extra auto ink negate need for logos?

The ongoing saga of how collectors might react to Panini America’s MLBPA baseball cards offered its lasted chapter on Monday as it teased a number of cards yet to the signed for its forthcoming Prime Cuts product.

Topps ups the ante in 2012 Topps Tribute with bonus Hank Aaron autos & more

Hank Aaron will be signing 100 buyback cards for inclusion in 2012 Topps Tribute — all as bonus cards in boxes where they are found beginning on March 7.

Preview Gallery: 2012 Topps Prime 9 redemptions

Topps’ Prime 9 redemption card program returns once again for 2012 with nine stars from the past and present set to be redeemed at participating hobby shops around the country.