Tags: 2015 All-Star Game, Nikcosports
Baseball fans, Nikcosports is offering up a very nice 6-ball set of Official Rawlings Cincinnati Reds baseballs to help celebrate the MLB All-Star game in Cincinnati this year. This set which is limited to just 5,000 sets include the following baseballs honoring the Reds World Series wins – 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976, and 1990, plus a special 2015 All-Star ball. The ball sets sell for $79.95 with portion of the proceeds going to benefit The Reds Community Fund. You can purchase this item at www.nikcosports.com or call 1-800-345-2868 or check out Nikco Sports on Ebay by clicking here.
Tags: History & Art
A new magazine hit the newsstand this week, called Baseball – History & Art. It’s part history, part art, and part collecting. This first issue, Summer 2015, is over 70 pages printed on a high quality stock and includes a insert in the front cover of Ty Cobb. The front cover teases stories on “Black Stars Exhibit” “Forbes Field & Honus Wagner” along with Inside Market Info, Breaking News, Auction News, and Making Art Matter. As you thumb threw it, the Art title is there for a reason, and in these 70 plus pages are some great looking pictures of America’s Pastime. The cover price is $9.95 in the U.S. and $12.95 for Canada.
In This Issue – Summer, 2015
Finding Home – A cranky manager and his star pitcher fund happiness rooming together in NYC
Ticket Stub – Bob Feller is thrown against a no-name opponent with the pennant on the line
Interview – Marty Appel talks about winning, the Yankees, and his relationship with Mickey Mantle
Pirates Cove – It was called “Dreyfuss’ Folly” but the Pirates built a solid home for Pittsburgh
What Happened? – Predicting the future can be tricky as a review of this classic hobby investment book suggests
Players We Ought to Know – Little know facts about players scarcely remembered today
Got Your Back – Card backs are better than ever as these T206-Helmar examples prove
Bring Popcorn – Get a sneak preview of the online exhibit of Helmar’s Boston Garter Collection .
Tags: 2015 Topps Stadium Club
1 Box – 8 Packs – 5 cards per pack
Pack 2 – Hanley Ramirez, Matt Carpenter, Ryan Braun, Cliff Lee, Bryce Harper (Die Cut Luminous)
Pack 3 – Clayton Kershaw, Tyson Ross, Paul Molitor, Max Scherzer, Mark Reynolds
Pack 4 – Rick Porcello, Freddie Freeman, Troy Tulowitzki, Kolton Wong, Joe Panik
Pack 5 – Michael Taylor,Mariano Rivera (Gold), Whitey Ford, Billy Butler, Wil Myers
Pack 6 – Marcell Ozuna, Cliff Floyd, Tanner Roark, Dustin Pedroia (Contact Sheet), Adam LaRoche
Pack 7 – Chris Sale, Jason Heyward, Justin Morneau, Ben Zobrist, Bo Jackson
Tags: Boston Celtics, Larry Bird
UPDATE – The first round of the auction ended on June 30th with no bids. With a $115,800 starting bid, or a $151,000 Buy It Now, it seems that may have kept Bird fans away or was it the option of “Local Pickup” only (Colorado) or the seller having a feedback of (2). We’ll keep an eye out on LOT 2 and 3 or see if Lot 1 gets reposted.
It’s being called the biggest Larry Bird Collection of all-time, just 675 items that range from signed basketballs, pictures, shoes, signed folding chairs, the list goes on and on and its all going on the auction block June 20th.
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Tags: American Pharoah, Triple Crown
It’s one of the rarest feats in sports, last achieved in 1978, many have tried but most have failed. That all changed on June 6, 2015 when American Pharoah dominated the Belmont Stakes and won The Triple Crown. Now here comes the shirts, hats, collector pins, etc but one of these items did catch my eye from a company called Big Time Bats. I have never heard of these guys and don’t know much about the company but that may change with this item. Click here to check out the item on The Big Time Bats web site… This items is listed at $189.95 with only 2015 being made.