Archive for October, 2010


Nuns in Baltimore are looking to make $150,000-$200,000 from the auction of a Honus Wagner baseball, which was a unexpected donation. Check out David Brown’s story on the T206 Wagner card by clicking here.

Looking for a card shop in the Chicago area? Dianne Hatley a  account executive over at Upper Deck posted “A Whirlwind Tour of Hobby Shops in the Windy City.”  With writeups and photos of the following shops.

Baseball Dreams & Memories

Baseball Dreams & Memories

Elite Sportscards & Comics

Dave’s Dugout

Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout

Bleachers Sportscards

Tim’s Baseball Card Shop

Galaxy Stores

Check it out by clicking here.

Some people collect, some people just wants to make money. Recently Jessica Rao, of CNBC, gave us 8 Rules to Remember about Investing in Memorabilia. Check it out at

The barrel of Sammy Sosa’s corked bat, which was lost in the confusion seven years ago at Wrigley Field, has surfaced. An online auction house is auctioning off the missing chunk on behalf of the man who found and hid it the night of June 3, 2003. Rob Manker, of the Chicago Tribune, has the story of Sosa’s barrel.

2010 Topps Chrome Box Break

1. O. Hudson, Alexei Ramirez, Elvis Andrus, Kendry Morales

2. John Ely (RC), A.Soriano, C. Beltran, R. Cano (T. Heritage 307/1961)

3. Jay Bruce, Shinn-Soo Choo, Mike Pelfrey, David Ortiz

4. J. Mejia (RC), M. Stanton, BJ Upton, E Young Jr (Refractor)

5. Jeter, K. Russo (RC), T. Colvin (RC), C. Gonzalez (XFractor)

6. T. Hudson, W. Davis (RC), Ivan Nova (RC), J. Lester (XFractor)

7. I. Kinsler, D. Butera (RC), S. Kazmir, Elvis Andrus (Purple Refractor 445/599)

8. J. Santana, C. Carpenter, J Cueto, J. Heyward (RC)

9. Edwin Jackson, C. Hamels, M. Tejada, G. Floyd (XFractor)

10. A. Ramirez, M. Scutaro, R. Howard, A. Gordon (XFractor)

11. Rollins, V. Guerrero, D. Fowler, J. Johnson

12. Pelfrey, Verlander, O. Hudson, B. Webb(Refractor)

13. R. Tejada (RC), Ellsbury, Posada, Chris Heisey (RC)

14. Colvin (RC), Ortiz, Webb, H. Ramirez

15. E. Young Jr, Austin Jackson (RC), Billingsley, Werth

16.Glen Perkins, Kila Ka’aihue (RC), Russo (RC), Austin Jackson (RC Refractor)

17.Cesar Valdez(RC), Morneau, Z.Duke, Delmon Young (Xfractor)

18. R. Martin, Kanekoa Texeira (RC), R. Dempster, Carlos Quentin (Xfractor)

19. D. Young, C. Quentin, B. Roberts, Jair Jurrjens (Purple Refractor 54/599)

20. C. Gonzalez, J. Lester, D. Uggla, E. Volquez (XFractor)

21. Z. Greinke, J. Lopez, Tommy Manella (RC), Hisandri Takahashi (RC)

22. A. Lind, J. Upton, Chipper Jones (XFractor), Dice K

23. Prince Fielder, Scutaro, Granderson, D. Murphy, Brad Hawpe

24. Helton, Floyd (Xfractor), Jurrjens, T. Tulowitzki

2006 Topps 206 Box Break

8 Packs – 6 cards per pack – $19.99

Pack 1

Nolan Ryan, Scott Kazmir, Kid Elberfeld, Delmon Young, Casey McGehee (Bronze), 1st jr High Mini

Pack 2

Babe Ruth (Bronze), Lou Gehrig, JA Happ, Chone Figgins, Austin Jackson, Johnson (Piedmon Mini #292)

Pack 3

Yogi Berra, Alex Rios, Lance Berkman, Carl Pavano, Mordecai Brown(Bronze), Verlander (Caramels Mini #58)

Pack 4

Babe Ruth (NNO), Travor Cahill (Bronze), Oswalt (Polar Bear Mini #118), Colby Rasmus, Paul Maholm, Melvin Mora

Pack 5

Vernon Wells, Mark Reynolds, Orlando Hudson, Kevin Youkilis, Thurman Munson (Bronze), Jet engine Mini

Pack 6

Denard Span. Bengie Molina, Joe Mauer, Wade Davis, Nolan Reimold (Bronze), Elberfeld (Old Mill Mini #172)

Pack 7

Julio Borbon, Christy Mathewson, Thurman Munson, Scott Sizemore, Michael Cuddyer (Bronzo), Furcal (Caramels Mini #14)

Pack 8

Tim Lincecum, Jose Lopez, Alexei Ramirez, Luke Hochevar, Jeff Niemann (Bronze), Anderson (Piedmont Mini #44)