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My Short and Happy Life as a Baseball Fanatic

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.14.2016 | Sports
Lawrence Wittner

This fanaticism did not reflect any athletic ability on my part. Far from it! Growing up, like Bernie Sanders, in a lower middle class area of Brooklyn during the 1940s, I was often pressed into joining baseball games with the other boys in my neighborhood.

Why Upper Deck Baseball Cards Taught My Generation to be Timid

Jason Schmitt | Posted 12.15.2016 | Sports
Jason Schmitt

Opening my well-packed boxes created by the youthful, ever energetic iteration of myself -- I was in awe of the sheer amount of time and effort I spent decades earlier in organizing complete sets by hand, alphabetizing "common" cards," and listing out card values.

We Need These Old-School Baseball Cards Featuring Hip-Hop Legends

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.22.2015 | Sports

Hip-hop and baseball have blended well in the past -- remember when 50 Cent's infamously terrible first pitch received its own commemorative baseball ...

'Father Of Modern Baseball Cards' Dies

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

Even most non-sports fans know what a baseball card looks like. There's a color photo on the front, along with a player's name, team and position. Man...

Astoria Characters: The Priceless Pair

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.07.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It would be flip to say that it was a toss of the coin that landed Jennifer and Frank Greco at Astoria Coins & Collectibles. But it wasn't much more complicated than that.

LOOK: Batboy With Down Syndrome Gets Own Baseball Card

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.26.2013 | Sports

Ted Kremer, the Cincinnati Reds' beloved former batboy with Down syndrome, is featured on his very own Topps baseball card. Per the Cincinnati Enqu...

The Importance of Immigration Reform

Rob Bernshteyn | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Rob Bernshteyn

We need the hustle, the drive, the passion that immigrants bring to this country. I know, because I was one.

Dead Ball at the Met

Michael Busch | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Michael Busch

As the title of this most recent exhibit indicates, the cards on display date from the so-called "dead ball era," a period when home runs were rarely hit, and when the small-change tactics of today's game were the chief engines of run production.

Condition, Condition, Condition: How to Value Your Old Sportscard/Memorabilia Collection

Michael Osacky | Posted 04.14.2013 | Sports
Michael Osacky

We have heard it so many times when buying a home: location, location, location. Similar verbage applies when valuing that vintage memorabilia collection from your childhood days. Unfortunately, sentimental value does not increase the value, but it does make for a good story.

An Autographed Mark Zuckerberg Baseball Card? Like.

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

While it's unclear whatever became of his baseball skills (Aaron Sorkin skipped it in his Social Network screenplay), one man remembers Zuckerberg's magical season in Little League.

An All-Star Baseball Card

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

To say Honus Wagner is a baseball immortal is an understatement. And yet when people think of him today, the first thing they usually associate him with is a baseball card.

Loving Baseball Cards, Then Loving Baseball

Jim Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Watkins

My son already has over 400 cards (I know that, because he keeps a running count and makes sure I'm constantly updated) and they are, right now, among his most treasured possessions.

Big Business Brings Baseball Cards to India

Nick Benas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nick Benas

Topps, the U.S. market leader for collectable trading cards, recently allied with the Indian Premier League -- which has a brand value of over $4 billion -- to produce trading cards for the sport of cricket.

Defending Mistakes

Josh Wilker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Josh Wilker

Only a moron could argue against the inevitable expansion of the use of instant replay in major league baseball at this point, given the evidence in favor of such an expansion provided this week. But I guess I am that moron.

House of Cards

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Glenn C. Altschuler

I'm talking about baseball cards. In 1962, from Opening Day through the World Series, the twelve-year-old kids in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn used them as currency.

The Great Baseball Card Bubble

Slate | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Around the mid-1970s, a small cabal of serious baseball card collectors grew wise to the fact that their cards had become valuable. Cards had almost a...

Comic Timing: Superman -- And Supermom

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Your problem is that your mother tossed what could have been one of the primo collectibles stashes in all the universe. If only she'd kept her hands off it, just like you and everyone else you knew kept telling her, then...

3-D Baseball Cards: Topps Rolls Out New Technology Monday

New York Times | ERIC A. TAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Since the 1950s, Topps has sold baseball trading cards filled with photos and stats, bringing the game to life. Now the company is bringing its cards ...

Baseball Card Maker Topps Approves $385 Mil Eisner Takeover

New York Post | ZACHERY KOUWE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former Disney boss Michael Eisner yesterday won his months long battle to take control of iconic baseball card maker Topps after a majority of shareho...