Tag Archives: Lou Gehrig

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: 2014 Panini Classics baseball cards

After nearly a decade on the bench, Classics is back.

Trading Card Industry Tackles ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Individuals from throughout the trading card industry – and even groups of staff members from Upper Deck and Topps – have invested in the wildly successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the past few weeks. As you would expect, the videos are priceless. The highlight so from an engagement perspective has been a head-to-head challenge […]

First Look: 2014 Panini Immaculate baseball

Panini America is going high-end on its next baseball card set — and it’s coming soon.

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.

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.

At the National: Mickey Mantle game-worn 1963 jersey tops $450K in auction

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor A Mickey Mantle game-worn jersey drew $454,100 (including premiums) in Legendary Auctions’ Friday sale, one of the highest prices ever paid for a baseball jersey. Mantle wore the jersey during the end of the 1963 season. After the season ended, the jersey was shipped to minor-league Binghampton, and GM […]

At the National: Sam Snead items, Lou Gehrig hat and Christy Mathewson card highlight Heritage auction

A collection of items from Sam Snead’s golfing career sold for $1.1 million (including premiums) Thursday, the centerpiece of Heritage’s “Platinum Night” auction.

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler collects “quality over quantity” with his baseball cards

The sixth-year MLB sidearmer says he chases his own cards while also chasing “quality over quantity” as his collection is filled with autographs, bat barrels and bat knobs of some of the biggest names in the game.

A visit to the Dick Perez art exhibit in New York City

His artwork was on display recently at the Agora Gallery in New York City.

High-grade rarities headline Memory Lane auction

A high-grade 1932 U.S. Caramel set — all in PSA 8 condition — joins a high-grade copy of football’s holy grail card on the auction block this week.

Beckett 20 Questions on … sports movie items

For the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’re curious about what you think, what you remember and what you know about sports films.

New National Treasures cards evoke memories of an old and soon-to-be-registered treasure

Seeing all the new National Treasures cards, I remembered one time years ago when I found my own little national treasure. Commentary by Chris Olds

Panini discloses two rarities in Cooperstown

If one looked closely at the on-box features of 2012 Panini Cooperstown, the very last line of the product’s features on the back panel of the wax box was a simple one.

First look: 2013 Press Pass Platinum Cuts Inscriptions

Autographs of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Cy Young could be hard to find. Even signatures of Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana and Harry Houdini are limited.

First look: 2012 Panini Prime Cuts

Panini America revealed the latest edition of Prime Cuts on Tuesday and the 2012 edition will arrive in October — just six months after the arrival of the 2011 product.

TRISTAR doubles up the cuts in SignaCuts Baseball

TRISTAR’s next baseball card line will be twice as nice for some collectors who rip into the cut-autograph product.

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.

First Look: 2012 Topps Triple Threads (updated)

Topps released the basic product information and preview images for this year’s edition of Triple Threads on Friday, and it looks like the seventh edition of the always-popular hit- and autograph-laden brand will deliver what collectors have come to expect — maybe more.

First look: 2011 Limited baseball cards

Panini America unveiled its newest forthcoming baseball card product under its MLBPA licensing deal on Thursday, and it’s one that a few collectors might remember from the Donruss days.

First look: 2011 Prime Cuts baseball

Just hours after Panini America unveiled its licensing deal with the National Baseball Hall of Fame, it pulled back the curtain on the first product that will be utilizing those Hall of Famers to the Nth Degree.

First look: 2012 Topps Solid Golden Greats

With five days remaining until the arrival of the hobby’s most collected baseball card set, Topps has pulled back the curtain on a set of rather lustrous cards that will be found in packs of 2012 Topps as redemptions.

Auction Watch: The sweet smell of socks-cess?

You might not think that a pair of stirrup socks would be worth one’s time at auction … but this dynamic duo proved that notion wrong last fall when they appeared on the auction block via Heritage Auctions.

Topps corrects Lou Gehrig Triple Threads error — with a cut autograph

Topps has corrected a high-profile mistake on a high-profile game-used memorabilia card for an Arizona-based collector in a pretty grand fashion.

Prime Cuts returns in March with MLB legends

Panini America announced on Thursday that one of the most-popular high-end releases from the Donruss-Playoff days, Prime Cuts, will return in March with some of baseball’s most legendary names in tow.

Memory Lane Inc. set to auction six-figure Plank

A PSA 5 Eddie Plank T206 card is among the treasures up for sale in Memory Lane Inc.’s Winter Classics Auction which opens on Saturday.

A&E’s Yankeeography set impresses in packaging alone

The 16-DVD Yankeeography megaset from A&E is a collection that highlights the 27-time World Series champs and their greatest players.

Lou Gehrig: The real deal? A mistake? An altered card? Something else? Take our poll …

However, one 2010 Triple Threads Bat Knobs card of Lou Gehrig hit eBay with a hefty price tag and with something that quite a few collectors noticed because it seemed, well, odd. The two game-used memorabilia swatches on the card appear to be from a modern jersey — not the flannels of Gehrig’s time.

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.

Topps unveils five subjects of 1961 Heritage cards for National Sports Collectors Convention VIP bags

As previously reported here, Topps will be bringing back the 1961 Heritage design for its set of VIP bag bonus cards for attendees of the National Sports Collectors Convention next month in Chicago.

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.

Topps American Heritage: I got you, Babe

The second box of cards I picked up Wednesday afternoon at Nick’s Sports Cards in Dallas was a box of Topps American Heritage — a product loaded with cards of historical figures such as Buffalo Bill, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert Peary, Winslow Homer and many, many others.