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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.

Pirates’ postseason drought isn’t the only streak ending this year — Andrew McCutchen gets the nod

Barring some type of history-making performances in the next week, Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen will be ending yet another Pittsburgh Pirates futility streak soon.

Bill Mazeroski’s 1960 World Series memorabilia headed to auction

Bill Mazeroski’s most famous baseball items are going to auction.

Honus Wagner T206 sells for $2.1 million (updated)

Amount is the second-highest ever paid for a Wagner.

Honus Wagner PSA 5 to hit block via Goldin Auctions

Forget the Hall of Fame vote, a Hall of Fame caliber baseball card is hitting the auction block.

Starling Marte is Topps’ first 2012 Finest rookie

Topps announced its first Finest rookie redemption of the year on Friday, and it’s a Pittsburgh Pirate who has made quite an impression since his first big-league at-bat.

Honus Wagner card sells for $1.23 million

An SGC 40 specimen of the hobby’s most-famous baseball card sold for more than a million dollars on Friday morning at auction.

A not-so-common collecting challenge arises

We all have our “common” players who we collect for varying reasons. We all have our local stars who made it or a college player who defied the odds and made it to pro sports from Smalltown USA.

One of baseball’s most famous families loses a member

Matty Alou, one of three Alou brothers to play the outfield for the San Francisco Giants in the same game in the 1960s, died Thursday in Miami. He was 72.

Topps adds Roberto Clemente to its 2012 lineup

Topps announced on Friday that it has reached a deal with the estate of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente to showcase him on baseball cards beginning with 2012 Topps, which arrives in February.