The year 2022 was a very mixed bag for sports card auctions. Modern players continued to see their prices soft for the most part. But what was solid auction after auction was […]
Mantle Rookie Latest Price Record Should Raise the Bar Even Further
It seems that Mickey Mantle card prices set new records in high-end sales almost every few months. Perhaps the biggest question is whether these sales lift the bar for all other Mantle […]
1956 Topps Baseball: Gray Backs vs. White Backs
Many vintage baseball card collectors love oddities and one-offs. Errors, variations, you name it. The 1956 Topps baseball set was the first year without Bowman as a competitor since Topps acquired its […]
When Sets Are Dominated by Just One Player’s Graded Populations!
Don’t shoot the messenger here. Modern cards prices have suffered throughout 2022. There are of course some exceptions, but there are some stark lessons that can be learned as 2022 fades away […]
Analyzing Collectable’s 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8 Premium Buyout Offer
There has been a lot of interest and a lot of controversy around the new idea of fractional ownership in sports cards and sports collectibles. Some of these assets have performed well […]
Do Mickey Mantle Cards Deserve the “Mantle Premium” Over Rival Stars?
October 20 is just another day to anyone who is not a vintage sports card collector. It just happens to be Mickey Mantle’s birthday from 1931. Mickey Mantle is without a doubt […]
7 Vintage Baseball Cards Every Collector Wants to Own
Baseball is America’s Pastime. Baseball cards hold all of the major records for sports card collectors. The game has undergone many changes over time, but the reality is that a ballgame played […]
10 Sports Collectibles Predictions After the $12.6 Million 1952 Topps Mantle Sale
The hobby of sports collectibles has evolved and changed over time. After the roaring 1980s came the Junk Wax Era, and in the years since the hobby just keeps evolving. There are […]
The Ultimate Baseball Hall of Fame Autograph Set
Getting signatures of professional athletes can be a long and extensive effort. Getting complete sets full of autographed cards, particularly of some less recognized stars, is even harder. Now imagine a signed […]
How Many Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Cards In One Auction?
A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card is worth tens of thousands in decent condition. This card can easily go into the hundreds of thousands as the condition gets higher, and in the […]
This Old Philadelphia Phillies Collection Cannot Be Booed
Philadelphia is supposed to be known as the City of Brotherly Love. The problem is that its sports fans are notorious for booing just about anything and everything. They might even boo […]
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle NFT Surpasses Value of a REAL Card! A New Model?
It seems hard to imagine that a virtual card is worth more than a real card, but that is what we are seeing with the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Card NFT that […]
Why the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle NFT Is Challenging the Real Card’s Value
It may seem hard to fathom, but a unique non-fungible token (NFT) of the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle may actually be worth more than at least some of the real 1952 graded […]
High-End 1950s Mantle, Mays, Aaron Cards Obliterate Auction Estimates
The collectibles market remains strong in 2022 and the risk of armed conflict apparently isn’t deterring high-end card buyers. Trophy cards with high-end PSA/SGC grades and low graded populations keep showing incredibly […]
The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle NFT Coming Soon!
You probably saw this coming from ten miles away. Let’s title this “A Digital Grail Coming to You!” Topps has announced the official release of Mickey Mantle 1952 Baseball Card NFT. True […]
Mickey Mantle Final Game Worn Jersey Has A Rising Tide!
Collectors love scarcity when it comes to vintage cards and vintage sports memorabilia. Vintage game-worn baseball jerseys have a serious degree of scarcity to them. Unlike the modern era where players may […]
Vintage Baseball & Basketball Blowing Out Auction Estimates
At the start of each year is when auction houses help to set the tone for expectations in the sports card market. It of course is not exact science, and some auctions […]
Kings of Chicago: Signed Walter Payton & Michael Jordan Rookies!
Walter Payton was the top athlete in Chicago a decade before Michael Jordan took over the NBA. Both athletes would be considered Chicago royalty of there ever was such a thing. Both […]
Does Hank Aaron’s Home Run Record Really Stack Up Against Babe Ruth?
When Babe Ruth started playing professional baseball, he was really a great pitcher. He was also a great hitter, and the Boston Red Sox had Ruth playing outfield to hit on the […]
Building 1950s Sports Card Sets Is Easier (and Cheaper) Than You Might Think
People who love their collectibles chase a myriad of collectible types for a myriad of reasons. Within sports cards, there are collectors who only chase modern cards. There are others who only […]