Card of the Day: Babe Ruth 1998 Upper Deck A Piece Of History Game Used Bat

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Bring Home Jamie Cooper’s Yankees Dream Scene Today

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Ok Yankees fans.  I’ve got some great news for you.  Jamie Cooper’s Yankees Dream Scene can now be yours to own.  Starting on Monday, November 17, 2014 Jamie Cooper will have Yankees Dream Scene lithographs for sale.  Each lithograph is printed on 300 gsm quality art stock, measures 26″ x 28″, and comes with a certificate explaining all the hidden details within the scene.  Jamie Cooper will also sign each lithograph too.  The cost is $125.00 plus $25.00 S&H for a single lithograph.  If you’re interested in purchasing one of these Yankees Dream Scene lithographs, please contact Jamie Cooper at: jamie@jcap.com.au 

This would make an excellent gift for that ultimate Yankees fan!!!

Legendary Auctions sold the original Yankees Dream Scene in August, 2013 for over $20,000.00 during the National Sports Collectors Convention.  Jamie Cooper’s work is incredibly well done, and you can spend hours analyzing all the little details he puts into his work.  He really does his research.  Phillies fans know his work from the Phillies Dream Scene that is now hanging in the “Diamond Club” at Citizens Bank Park.  Lithographs for the Phillies Dream Scene are also available.

Card of the Day: Ty Cobb/Babe Ruth/Honus Wagner 2002 Upper Deck Vintage Timeless Teams Pants Relic

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Card of the Day: Babe Ruth 2014 Topps Dynasty Cut Signature 1/1

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As good as these cards look, Topps better have something up their sleeve if they want collectors to spend $1,000 for five mini-boxes.  Low-numbered autographs and relics just won’t cut it.

Card of the Day: Babe Ruth 2014 ITG Past, Present, and Future Cut Signature

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Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig Dual Signed Baseball To Be Given Away During The 2014 National

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We’re only a few hours into the New Year, but its never too early to talk about an event taking place during the next National.

Prospect collectors looking to bust something non-card related might want to check out Onyx Authenticated’s newest product that arrives later this month.  2014 Onyx Authenticated Premiere Gear will come with (1) authentic game-used piece of baseball memorabilia per box.  This just won’t be a small portion of memorabilia like you would find in a card, its the whole thing – caps, jerseys, cleats, fielding gloves, batting helmets, and catchers gear.

The checklist includes pieces of memorabilia from:

  • Byron Buxton
  • Jabari Blash
  • Miguel Sano
  • Dorssys Paulino
  • Garrett Richards
  • Enny Romero
  • Gary Sanchez
  • Jose Iglesias
  • Dan Voglebach
  • Breyvic Valera
  • Julio Morban
  • Gregory Polanco
  • Scooter Gennett
  • Logan Morrison
  • Rymer Liriano
  • Felipe Rivero
  • Michael Pineda
  • Kaleb Cowart
  • Jon Lester
  • Grant Balfour
  • Jameson Taillon
  • Keyvius Sampson
  • Jonathon Crawford

As an added bonus, Onyx Authenticated has also thrown in some autographed baseballs that you can keep an eye out for from players such as: Bryce Harper, Javy Baez, Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and Jon Lester.

Onyx Authenticated will only be making 100 boxes.  Five of those boxes will have a Golden Ticket.  Anyone that obtains one of these Golden Tickets will be eligible to win a Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig dual signed baseball which will be given away during the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, OH.

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Heading to Cleveland for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention?  If so, be sure to check out this very Limited Edition product available exclusively at the event, Preferred Players National Edition 2014.  Each Limited Edition case contains 3 Autographed Baseballs from today’s baseball Stars and Top Prospects.  Each Hand-signed baseball comes in its own wood box and display cube with an official ONYX Authenticated Certificate of Authenticity.

Card of the Day: Babe Ruth/Mickey Mantle 2001 UD SP Legendary Cuts 2-Player Bat Combo

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Card of the Day: Babe Ruth 2013 Topps Museum Collection Cut Signature

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: Babe Ruth 1935 Quaker Oats Metal Premium Pin

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Food premiums have been around forever.  Many of us can remember sitting at the breakfast table while eating our cereal and reading the back of the box to see what you had to do in order to obtain one of those toys.  I can remember doing this when I was little with those tiny Monster In My Pocket figures.  Almost every kid will do this at some time in their life.

Babe Ruth is considered to be the greatest baseball player to ever live.  He was larger than life, and was adored by everyone.  It shouldn’t be a surprise that he teamed-up with various companies to endorse certain products.  In the mid 1930’s, Quaker Oats made a few different Babe Ruth pins that you had to send away for.  One of them was this small metal pin.  Of all the Babe Ruth Quaker Oats pins, I find this one to be the most creepy.  Depending on the pin’s condition, Ruth’s pupils may or may not always be there.  This can make the Bambino look like a zombie.  Being a food premium, its not made of with the highest quality metal.  Quaker Oats caught Ruth near the end of his career as he is pictured wearing a Boston Braves hat.  They usually sell for about $65.00.

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This is probably one of the most seen images of Babe Ruth, but its my favorite.  Only if we had a time machine.

How To Spot A Fake Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey #144 Baseball Card

Babe Ruth has a lot of iconic vintage cards.  One of these cards would be his 1933 Goudey #144.  Many consider it to be his true rookie card.  It features a full body color shot of the Sultan of Swat swinging a bat.  Its a great little piece of artwork.  Over time there have been tons of fakes and reprints made and some of them are pretty good.

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Pictured above is a good example of an original Ruth 1933 Goudey #144.  When looking at the back, you can obviously see the card was miscut.  The card numbers for this set are suppose to be at the top, not the bottom.  Since this card was miscut, you don’t see Ruth’s proper card number 144 at the top.  Instead you see number 154 at the bottom.  Card number 154 belongs to Jimmy Foxx and if a number had to appear at the bottom of this miscut card, that would be the one to look for.  Not every authentic original was miscut, but it is something to look for.  You can also see some bleeding on the back, right above the word “New” in the first line of Ruth’s bio.  The word “George” is coming through from the front.  Most reprints don’t have this.

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Here is a typical example of a Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey #144 reprint.  Not only is the condition a lot better, but look at Ruth’s hat.  When you compare the reprint to the original, you’ll notice that on the original there is some yellow space between his hat and the white border of the card.  On the reprint there is no space.  The reprint shows his hat meeting the border.

These tips can be used for most cards that come from the 1933 Goudey set.  If you’ve never taken the time to read the back of this card, I suggest you should. It actually makes you feel like its 1933.