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Tag Archives: Mark McGwire

Who gets your Baseball Hall of Fame vote?

Who gets your Hall of Fame vote?

Return of the shunned: Our hobby can be forgiving

When it comes to the hobby of collecting baseball cards, the sport often seems very forgiving — at least for most players.

Who gets the nod in the Beckett.com readers’ Baseball Hall of Fame vote?

We figured we should let you vote for the Hall of Fame, too, though we see that many stars from the past have card values that are a shell of their primes — one sign that collectors aren’t buying like they were and they probably aren’t buying some of the denials.

Canseco’s back, waiting on Major Leaguers, modified vintage plans … there’s no off-season for cards

Sure, the baseball card landscape is not as busy as they days of several licensed major manufacturers in baseball like, say, a decade ago, but all of the recent product announcements are still proof that there’s no offseason for cardboard.

Topps signs Mark McGwire to autograph deal

The former single-season home run champion and Bash Brother is back.

Beckett 20 Questions on … Collecting USA

With all of the collecting potential to be found with the latest arrival sporting the Red, White and Blue on cardboard, we figured it was time for another 20 Questions.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball No. 90): Which MLB rookie arrivals were most memorable?

Tell us who you think made the biggest impact upon arrival in the comments below — and pick your top 10 in our poll.

Box Busters: 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions + win our autograph redemption!

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini’s USA Baseball Champions brings Red, White & Blue to packs — and brings some stars back

The Stars & Stripes Signatures set features autographs from past MLB stars — some who haven’t signed much through the years.

First look: 2013 Goodwin Champions

Set for a July release, Goodwin Champions is coming back with basics that make the product popular and adding a bunch of extras to make it unique.

Guest Commentary: The Bash Brothers’ baseball legacy is smeared but not forgotten

As a baseball card junkie living 10 miles from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in 1986, I was a naïve Little Leaguer fascinated by the Bash Brothers.

A rainy night at Shea changed Lenny Steren’s life

While subsequent sluggers and tearful confessions might have changed how we view Mark McGwire’s 1998 home run chase, for 46-year-old Lenny Steren it still resonates quite well.

Evolution of autographs: Which ones do you remember?

It’s the “early” autograph — the one where an athlete either hadn’t adopted a shorter version of an autograph or a rarer one where we don’t commonly see it on items signed in bulk.