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Beckett 20 Questions on … collecting vintage

It’s easily a driving force in the hobby, a mainstay of collecting and it’s got nothing to do with the current card companies’ creations, the headlines or even much to do on the field today. It’s vintage.

First look: 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (with final checklist)

Topps teased the design for the eighth edition of its Allen & Ginter baseball set on Tuesday morning.

Box Busters Preview: 2012 Panini Golden Age

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2012 Panini Golden Age cards in this Box Busters preview video.

One find leads to another … and another

An 1887-89 Old Judge Cabinet N173 card of Hall of Famer Mike “King” Kelly hit the auction block after being found in a trunk of old papers.

Vintage spotlight: Joe Doyle, king of the errors?

Joe Doyle has the distinction of being pictured on the rarest card in the famed T206 set.

Memory Lane Inc. to auction PSA 2 Honus Wagner

It’s a Honus Wagner T206 tobacco card, and it headlines Memory Lane Inc.’s Holy Grail Auction, which launches on April 21 and ends on May 5. The opening bid is $550,000.

Memory Lane Inc. begins massive break of key vintage baseball sets

The breaking of a massive collection of high-grade vintage baseball cards has begun through Memory Lane Inc. with more than 4,000 key cards from baseball’s golden years available to collectors.

Box Busters Retro: 2003 Topps 205 Series 2

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2003 Topps 205 Series 2 baseball cards in this retro edition of Box Busters.

T206 Plank tops $100K at auction as expected

A PSA 5 specimen of one of the hobby’s more sought-after pre-war cards sold for more than $100,000 as had been expected in Memory Lane Inc.’s Winter Classics Auction that closed on Saturday night.

When a piece of cardboard satisfies …

Recently, though, I added a card that had quietly screamed for my attention in recent years, a card that, to me, defines perfection for its time — though my copy is nowhere near perfect at all

As always, vintage has heavy presence at The National … even in my first purchase

A common refrain from some groups of collectors seemingly every year is that there’s a heavy vintage presence at the National Sports Collectors Convention … and, ironically, my first two card purchases had three things in common.

Preview thoughts: 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards (with gallery)

Topps’ 2011 Gypsy Queen baseball set doesn’t officially arrive until Wednesday, but that hasn’t stopped cards from popping up on eBay already, giving everyone a glimpse at what the retro product might really include.

Ever wanted a T206 Honus Wagner? It can be yours for $325,000 …

Few of us have the means to purchase a T206 Honus Wagner — there’s something about a six-figure price tag — but often those who do can’t find one.