Archive for the 'Memorabilia' Category

Turns out that the autographed baseball everyone was talking about earlier this week was purchased by someone close to the Mick: On Monday, we told you the story of the Mickey Mantle baseball that was signed “F**k Yogi. Before putting it in their upcoming auction, the folks at Grey Flannel Auctions tried to sell it […]

Not every market is FUBAR: The stock market is tanking, while real estate values show no signs of coming back any time soon. Ten-year Treasuries are yielding less than 3% interest, as are three-year certificates of deposit. So where to park your money? Try sports collectibles. Even as a rough economy has shot a soft […]

Remember last year when Jeter was being coy about what keepsake he was going to take from Yankee Stadium? Harvey Araton has the goods: Derek Jeter came clean Wednesday night. He pilfered the Joe DiMaggio sign, as I suspected. When I had last seen Jeter before covering the kickoff party to his celebrity golf classic […]

What all of the cool kids will be wearing soon: The Chicago White Sox are aiming to release a President Barack Obama-themed version of their cap in time for the start of spring training. The club has developed two prototype designs of its club hat with Obama marks on the side and back. The hats […]

It’s this sort of thing that causes my brother to drag me through antique shops and thrift stores for hours on end whenever we’re together: Bernice Gallego sat down one day this summer, as she does pretty much every day, and began listing items on eBay. She dug into a box and pulled out a […]

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I collected baseball cards in my youth and still have tens of thousands of them in my basement. I haven’t bought a single card, however, since the 1980s and you can count my purchases of other baseball memorabilia since that time on one hand. A lot of this has to do with growing up. If […]

I’m not smart enough know whether bailing out the auto industry is the right move for America, but I do know one thing: if I had just participated in scuttling it, I wouldn’t be making a beeline for a public appearance in Michigan. I guess that’s just one of the many points upon which Jim […]

Paul Lukas links to an image of a new alternate Red Sox cap that is supposed to be unveiled tomorrow. Pretty sweet if you ask me.

You’d think that at a time when so many people are losing their wealth, their jobs, and even their homes due to investors overvaluing all sorts of intangible investments, people would want to invest in something they can see. That they can touch. That, above all else, is characterized by some sort of certainty. You’d […]

How Billy Beane is remaking the A’s.

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