Yesterday we featured the backs of five baseball cards. They come from the 1920 W516 set: #3 Ping Bodie #5 Tris Speaker #7 Roger Hornsby #8 Walter Johnson #1 Babe Ruth Notice how Babe Ruth is featured as a pitcher, one of his first Yankee cards. Hat-tip to Sports Collector Daily for discovering these cards […]
Featured here are the backs of five baseball cards. What are on their fronts? Stay tuned tomorrow for the answer!
The baseball card industry has just one official pricing guide–Beckett. The master of the land gets to decide the baseline prices for all baseball cards. This mighty giant has decided that the growing upstart COMC can no longer use their prices online. COMC is revolutionizing the baseball card industry by storing all the sellers cards […]
An amazing forty perfect PSA 10 Cal Ripken cards are for sale on eBay. The current 19th bid is at $11,000.25. PSA 10 is the absolute most perfect rating a baseball card can get for its condition. A 10 is very hard to achieve. Absolute sharp corners. Laser perfect centering. Brand new surface. But Justin […]
Supernova Check out the size of the sun in this 1959 Topps card. Who knew the sun went supernova in 1958? Maybe it has something to do with the sun setting in the north behind the Wrigley Field scoreboard. Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews don’t seem to be all that concerned. Maybe because these Fence […]
Every single card in the 1989 Upper Deck in perfect PSA-10 condition. All 800 cards in the most perfect graded condition. It’s selling for $39,995.00. Wow. Compare that to Beckett’s price for the complete set: between $25 to $60. PSA 10 can be hard to obtain, but wow. 40 grand.
What is Neal Ball hiding in his hands on this T206 baseball card? If you buy it for $88 on the comc vault maybe you’ll find out! This card is currently the oldest one listed on their site. If I had that T206 card, I could just write the text right onto the card instead […]
Black and white baseball cards with silver foil always look so sharp. More baseball cards should be produced in this style. This is a 2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants Harmon Killebrew card #38. My brother collects Harmon Killebrew cards, so I bought this for him at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. I […]
Wanna see super-duper high resolution scans of baseball cards? Checkoutmycards.com is offering a new service, The Vault, that showcases baseball cards at what they call “36x” zoom. What that really means in the normal world is these images are 600dpi. Perty nice. That’s 1500×2100. The special sneak peek into their Vault service, they featured a […]
Imagine having access to incredibly detailed high-resolution scans of baseball cards and memorabilia online. The above image is a 2400 dpi scan of a Los Angeles Dodgers team card from the 1960 Topps set. As mentioned in my previous blog post, the Baseball Hall of Fame, posted some lo-res images of World Series program covers […]
The back of Buster Posey’s 2012 Topps card states that he has twins. There’s a couple photos of the twins online, but they don’t come from Buster himself, so I’m not going to repost those in respect to his privacy and his children. I’m a twin and my twin brother writes for this 57hits.com blog […]
In honor of brothers Jose and Ozzie Canseco’s 49th birthday today, let’s take a look at Jose’s 1991 Stadium Club card. Featuring Jose Canseco swinging and missing in full glory.
Inscriptions on steroids. Whenever a player signs HOF or MVP below his name, it costs extra. On this particular Ryne Sandberg autographed poster, the inscriptions are stacked five high. Ryno HOF ’05 84 NL MVP 10K All Star 9K Gold Glove This is like a quadruple cheeseburger with a Big Mac on top. There are […]
What happened to the multi-player posters from the 80s? These posters are a great blast from the past with their combination of highlighting the popular players from a team, along with being done in an ultra cheesy design. Although I do have to tip my hat to the picture selection in this 1989 Cubs poster […]
Another reason why learning about baseball players from the backs of baseball cards is cool. The back of his “2013 Topps Opening Day” card says, C.J. has been called “the most interesting man in Baseball.” He can recite poetry in four languages; he practices Eastern philosophies and a gluten-free diet; and he’s an expert in postmodern […]