Friday, November 11, 2011

Eric Hosmer rookie card. The real one?

Okay, there are somewhere around fifty "first" cards
for Eric Hosmer from various companies, but here is what
most people consider the official Eric Hosmer rookie
card--heck, it even has "RC" on it, so that must mean
it's for real, right?

This is a good looking card, the Topps Chrome. It's a fine
photo, and the sheen of the chrome printing gives is a slight
3D effect.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Mike Moustakas

At The National Sports Collector Convention held in
Chicago this year, Topps was giving away special Heritage
cards everyday, a limited run stamped 1-299. The only
"catch" was you had to open five packs of any Topps product,
and be one of the first 299 in line, to get said cards.

The youngest son and I were always early to the show, so
no problem with the lines--with a table set up, we had to
be there bright and early anyway, right? So, how did we
end up with 212/299???


Friday, October 28, 2011

Pete Maravich rookie card

I remember the first time I saw 1970 Topps basketball
cards--I thought they were the coolest cards I'd ever,
with the extra tall size and bright colors. Here is
Pistol Pete Maravich's rookie card, a PSA near mint-
mint 8. Here's a video of Pete from the same year:

Friday, October 21, 2011

Roger Maris autograph

Certified authentic by PSA/DNA, an index card autographed
by baseball great Roger Maris. We don't have any background
for this auto--whether it was obtained in person or through
the mail, by a baseball fan or autograph hound. It is,
however, a fun bit of baseball history, and would make a
great addition to any collection.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Shaquille O'Neal's shoe. For real.

It's big--size 23, as you may know--but it seems
unreal in person, like something for a store display.
But, if you were over seven feet tall, you would need
something substantial to stand on, too . . . at this
writing, Shaq's shoe is up for auction on our ebay
site--the link is to the right, go check it out!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

1951 Topps Honus Wagner

These cards are something else, and hard to find
in good condition, due to the whole "Fold on dotted
lines to make figure stand." The players are die
cut, and punch out part way--a nightmare for collectors
now, but what a great idea for a set, back in the day!
They're extra skinny and tall, by regular card standards,
measuring 2 x 5 1/4 inches.

The 1951 Topps Connie Mack All-Stars featured eleven
cards of the greatest players of the 1900's, such as
Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner (seen here), and Lou Gehrig.

Gotta love this guy--check out his collection of
these fun cards:
The Virtual Card Collection

Saturday, June 4, 2011

1961 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain

The 1961 Fleer basketball Wilt Chamberlain
rookie card--I really like the clean lines
and interesting colors in this set. Here's
a great site for viewing more of these striking
The Virtual Card Collection

Want to know more about the 1961 Fleer basketball
set? Check out this article:
1961-62 Fleer Basketball - The Ultimate Vintage Hoops Set