The backs of ice cream bar boxes contained another treat just as the league was preparing to merge with the NFL. Today, the 1969 Eskimo Pie football card set is exceedingly tough to complete.
Modern Sports Card News
Past and present members of Team USA are featured in 2017 Panini Stars and Stripes baseball, which includes multiple hits per five-pack box.
A rare, high-grade example of one of Babe Ruth’s first cards as a Yankee sold for a record price while a photo of the young Bambino in Boston also drew a crowd of bidders.
PSA’s Set Registry gets a new look and mobile responsiveness. Plans for an app are in the works.
Sports Memorabilia News
An original photo dating from the end of Lou Gehrig’s consecutive game streak in May of 1939 is among the top items in RMY Auctions’ first catalog of 2017.
Around the Hobby
Jim Bouton’s hand-written notes, audio tapes, drafts, final edited manuscript and more material used to create the groundbreaking 1970 best-seller is now up for bid.
Johnny Manziel’s NFL career may be dead but he’s got a signing deal next month in Texas. An update on a ’52 Mantle auction, some national pub for Cards for a Cause…and more.
What’s Hot in the Shop
From unexpected smash hits to disappointing duds; card company capers and the Card Product of the Year, Mike Frutiman is handing out the annual hardware.