Collectibles Related to Hank Aaron’s 715th Home Run Game

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about collecting Bobby Thomson items related to his Shot Heard ‘Round the World Game. And it’s encouraged me to continue looking at other historically significant baseball events and how they relate to the sports collecting hobby. Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record with his 715th … Read more

12 Cool Multi-Player Signed Sports Cards

A lot of people collect autographed sports cards, and their popularity is rising. Modern card collectors can get signed cards in packs, but vintage cards require getting the card signed in person (or through the mail) and then, likely, getting that card and signature authenticated.  I recently looked through some auction archives and came across … Read more

Key Cards of the 1984 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Between the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and the Veterans Committee selections, the 1984 Baseball Hall of Fame was one of Baseball’s strongest. Luis Aparicio, Don Drysdale, and Harmon Killebrew were voted in while the Veteran’s Committee added Rick Ferrell and Pee Wee Reese. A player had to be on 75% of ballots to be … Read more

Five Underrated Basketball Cards

In January, I wrote an article on Five Underrated Baseball Rookie Cards. It’s been one of the most popular on my site since then, so I thought I would investigate underappreciated basketball cards as well.  I will say that vintage basketball cards tend to be “undervalued” compared to baseball from a macro perspective. But there … Read more

11 Post War Cards of Pre War Baseball Players

There’s a group of iconic pre-war baseball players who transcend their era. Players like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Joe Jackson, Lou Gehrig, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson are celebrated today. However, cards from their playing days are often expensive and out of reach for most collectors. Luckily, sports card manufacturers in … Read more

4 Expensive Baseball Card Printing Errors – Modern Edition

I previously wrote an article on 6 Expensive Baseball Card Printing Errors with a focus on vintage cards. This article will focus on the same concept, baseball card printing errors, but with more modern cards. Here are four cards where both an error and corrected version exist in the post-war card market. 1990 Topps #414 … Read more

Bill Walton’s Performance in the 1977 NBA Finals and his 1977 Topps Card

Bill Walton was one of the greatest college basketball players ever. UCLA went 30-0 in back to back seasons under Walton’s leadership. Then he was drafted #1 by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1974 NBA Draft. He had a solid start to his professional career. But Walton suffered many injuries that ultimately derailed his … Read more

A 1980s Football Card Collection for $500

I’ve put together a Post-War Baseball Card Collection for $400, and a 1970s Basketball Card Collection for $250. Today, I’ll be building a 1980s football card collection with a budget of $500. The great thing about 1980s football cards is that players from that era have already finished their playing careers but aren’t out of … Read more

Collecting Bobby Thomson and The Shot Heard Round The World Game

One of Major League Baseball history’s most iconic games was the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World Game.” The shot refers to the game-wing home run that Bobby Thomson hit off of Ralph Branca on October 3, 1951, to win the National League Pennant. The three-run home run gave the New York Giants the win over … Read more

Ending the Debate – The 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Card is his True Rookie Card

Collectors often confuse the iconic 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle card as his rookie. Mantle’s official, and true rookie card, is his 1951 Bowman release, #253. Indeed, both cards are premium collectibles, and with high grade 1952s commanding 7-figure prices, it’s forgivable that news outlets, when reporting on sales, misinterpret the facts. The nuances of … Read more