Baseball Cards Newsbeat
Friday, April 12, 2013
A judge has rejected a plea agreement from the former head of a sports memorabilia auction house who admitted to using shill bidders to drive up prices and to altering the most valuable baseball card ever sold.
William Mastro of Mastro Auctions admitted to doctoring the 1909 Honus Wagner cigarette card that was once owned by hockey great Wayne Gretzky. The card sold for $2.8 million in 2007.
Once again The Great One shows uncanny instincts.
Sunday, April 07, 2013
The most coveted baseball card of all-time proved its worth once again early Saturday morning, as the 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner card sold for $2.1 million in an online auction.
Posted: April 07, 2013 at 08:00 AM | 6 comment(s)
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
On Morning Joe…someone made the mistake of waking up Mike Barnicle and he immediately started bragging about this short made by his sons.
The latest film is Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner from Nick and Colin Barnicle. The T206 Honus Wagner is the most famous baseball card in the world. Bought and sold many times over, the copy once owned by Wayne Gretzky has now appreciated to nearly $3 million. But, this gem may have been doctored. From mere speculation, the accusations of alteration have risen all the way to federal indictments. But this is still “just” a baseball card.
Posted: February 27, 2013 at 12:57 PM | 7 comment(s)
Thursday, February 07, 2013
BOSTON (Reuters) - A rare 1865 photograph of the Brooklyn Atlantics baseball team, discovered at a Maine yard sale and considered one of the first baseball cards ever, sold for $92,000 at an auction on Wednesday.
The photograph mounted on a card, known as a carte de viste, is the only one of its kind known to exist, though the Library of Congress has a similar image made from a different negative, Thibodeau said before the auction.
“It’s rarer than rare.”
It was unclear how many of the cards like the one of the Brooklyn Atlantics team were produced. The ball club had them printed and handed them out to fans and players, even those from opposing teams, because the Atlantics were so good at the time, Thibodeau said.
“It was kind of a sign of bravado,” he said.
Just because it’s cool. Includes video.
Posted: February 07, 2013 at 10:27 PM | 13 comment(s)
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Decent jokes on worthless cards, posted fresh twice daily.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
I’ll just stick with my pile of relicky, stinkpit Hal Reniff cards. Thank you.
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball might just be the ultimate gamble. Right now, a box sells for around four-hundred and twenty dollars. That will get you a single pack with only six cards. What will the gamble get you? According to the Topps sell sheet for the product, this is what you will get:
1 Base Card
1 Autograph Card of an Active Player
1 Autograph Card of a Retired Player
1 Autographed Relic
1 Autographed Book or Autograph
1 Jumbo Jersey Relic, Patch, Bat Plate or Bat Knob
The sell sheet is rife with pictures of beautiful cards. You could pull Sandy Koufax or Hank Aaron as your retired player autograph! You could get an autographed relic by rookie phenom Bryce Harper! You could get an ultra-amazing, 1 of 1, spectacular Babe Ruth cut autograph as your autograph book! Your jumbo relic could be a Lou Gehrig name plate from an actual, game used Lou Gehrig bat! Each of these cards is beautiful and worthy of the hype. (Well, except for the Harper card. That’s a clown card bro.) You might even pull the Aaron or the Koufax. (It should be noted that, unlike the cards pictured on the sell sheet, these cards seem to have almost universally rough edges. This is being attributed to amount of handling they go through as hard signed material. As always with Topps, there are also a number of redemptions, but these seem to have been kept to a minimum for a change.)
Posted: November 25, 2012 at 04:45 PM | 11 comment(s)
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