Florida resident Dennis Schrader recently set the Guinness Book of World Records record for most autographed baseballs. His collection which you can see in the video below is amazing. He has been collecting signed baseballs since the 1950’s and houses the collection in a giant vault that he built his Odessa, Florida home around.
This Pete Rose fan swung by The Art Of Music in Las Vegas and had the Cincinnati Reds Hall Of Famer sign a baseball for him. The young man asked Pete to sign the ball “Pay It Forward” as the fan is part of the random acts of kindness movement. Pete happily obliges but makes a small error in spelling the word “Forward” as you will see at the end of the clip. For the record the word “Forward” is listed as “basic” on this 6th grade spelling list. The autograph signing made a great memory for this fan, produced a nice conversation piece for his home or office, and provided the YouTube watching public with a humorous clip. Enjoy. Oh and for the record Pete, don’t feel bad, there’s a good chance I would have misspelled it too 🙂
The 2011 Topps Finest baseball card product hit the market on Tuesday and is producing some pretty awesome cards. Here are some of the cooler ones that have surfaced thus far. This post will be updated frequently as new cards surface.
Stephen Strasburg Superfractor 1/1
Eduardo Nunez Dual Jersey Superfractor Autograph 1/1
Miguel Cabrera Superfractor 1/1
Aaron Crow Jumbo Patch /10
Roy Oswalt Canary Diamond Superfractor 1/1
Eric Hosmer Superfractor 1/1
Julio Teheran Dual Jersey Autograph Superfractor 1/1
Michael Pineda Jumbo Patch /10
Zach Britton Superfractor 1/1
Dustin Ackley Canary Diamond Superfractor 1/1
Brandon Beachy Canary Diamond Superfractor 1/1
Andrew Cashner Jumbo Patch /10
Troy Tulowitzki Purple Refractor /5
Freddie Freeman Autograph Superfractor 1/1
Jayson Werth Superfractor 1/1
Alexi Ogando Mosaic Die Cut Refractor Jersey Autograph /10
Michael Pineda Purple Refractor Autograph /5
Craig Kimbrel Jumbo Patch /10
The video is kind of rough, but it does the trick. This guy runs into blind musician Stevie Wonder, and has him sign a baseball. Stevie with help from his handler signs the ball “To Steven, Much Love, Stevie”. Pretty cool.
I was fumbling around the MLB Shop and came across something called the Mega Mini Tickets. They are 200% blowups of tickets from a bunch of historic major league baseball games. There are major events like World Series and All Star Games but also tickets from individual games like Nolan Ryan’s 5,000th strikeout, 6th No Hitter, and 300th Win, Derek Jeter’s 3000th Hit, Roy Halladay and Dallas Braden’s perfect games and a whole bunch more. There are about 100 different ones available. They run about $20 each but you can use the MLB Shop promo code INSIDER15 and it takes them down to $17. They also make Canvas Mega tickets that are about a foot wide and three feet tall. MLB Shop has the Canvas Mega tickets for $99, but I was able to find them for $79 on FansEdge.com and they’ve got a 10% off coupon code RETALMER. I’ve linked to both the Mini Mega Tickets and the Canvas Mega Tickets at the bottom of this post.
The FansEdge folks also have a whole pile of autographed stuff as part of their clearance sale which is worth a look. It’s hit or miss, but there are some good deals mixed in, the autographed stuff starts a few pages in. They’ve got a couple dozen autographed jerseys in the $75-$100 range that are among the best deals. The RETALMER code works on all that stuff too.
Mini Mega Tickets — MLB.com
Canvas Mega Tickets — FansEdge.com
The 2011 Topps Triple Threads baseball card product is producing some pretty awesome cards. Here are some of the cooler ones that have surfaced thus far. This post will be updated frequently as new cards surface.
NEW: Justin Verlander/Miguel Cabrera/Max Scherzer Triple Jumbo Letter Patch Book 1/1
NEW: David Wright Dual Patch BAT KNOB Book 1/1
NEW: Albert Pujols Triple LOGOMAN Patch 1/1
NEW: Cal Ripken “IRON MAN” 7x Patch Autograph /3
NEW: Stan Musial “THE MAN” 6x Bat Autograph Printing Plate 1/1
NEW: Ian Kennedy Triple Patch With The Texas Star /9
NEW: Josh Hamilton Triple Jumbo Letter Patch Autograph Book 1/1
NEW: Brooks Robinson “18 TIME ALL STAR” 13x Patch Autograph Wood Card 1/1
NEW: Ryan Braun Triple Jumbo Logo Patch Autograph Book /3
NEW: Adrian Gonzalez Full Size All Star Game Sleeve Patch 1/1
NEW: Jason Heyward Full Size All Star Game Sleeve Patch 1/1
NEW: John Smoltz “1996 NL CY YOUNG” 13x Patch Autograph /3
NEW: Albert Pujols/Joey Votto/Miguel Cabrera “TRIPLE THREATS” 13x Patch /3
NEW: Andre Either Triple Jumbo Letter Patch Book /3
NEW: Justin Morneau Triple Jumbo Letter Patch 1/1
NEW: Corey Hart Triple LOGOMAN Patch 1/1
NEW: Tony Gwynn Triple Jumbo Letter Patch Autograph Book 1/1
NEW: Cliff Lee Triple Jumbo Letter Patch Autograph Book /3
NEW: Roy Halladay Full Size All Star Game Laundry Tag Patch 1/1
NEW: Rogers Hornsby Bat /3
NEW: Andre Ethier Triple Jumbo Logo Patch Autograph Book /3
Each week we will take a look at the Top 10 Highest priced active Baseball Memorabilia items on Ebay’s auction format.
#1 Pair Of 1970’s Yankee Stadium Seats
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#2 Joey Votto Game Worn All Star Game Patting Practice Jersey
— Ends In 2 Days
#3 Clayton Kershaw 2008 Rookie Season Game Worn Jersey
— Ends In 3 Days
#4 Derek Jeter 2009 Post Season Game Worn Sweatshirt
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#5 Hunter Pence Game Used Bat
— Ends In 4 Days
#6 1960 Game 7 World Series Ticket Stubs
— Ends In 3 Days
#7 Jose Bautista Game Used Autographed Bat
— Ends In 4 Days
#8 Chipper Jones Game Used Autographed Bat
— Ends In 2 Days
#9 Kirk Reuter Woddy’s World Bobblehead
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#10 Tampa Yankees Florida State League Championship Ring
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The independent Atlantic League team the Lancaster Barnstormers has made a production out of two brothers Blake and Gavin Glass who ask Barnstormers players probing questions such as Who Looks At Themselves In The Mirror The Most and What Is The Best Pickup Line To Use On A Girl. The videos are pretty funny and the players, which include former big leaguers T.J. Beam, Fernando Seguignol, Jonah Bayliss, and Butch Hobson, as well as many minor league veterans you might recognize, are all great sports and offer some pretty humorous responses to the questions.
In addition to being awesome kid reporters, Blake Glass and his brother are also apparently awesome kids. Our friend Jason Bristol sent us the link to THIS STORY he did on Blake, the older of the two boys. It turns out that Blake has a condition called Alopecia areata which causes him not to have hair on any part of his body. He turned his autograph collecting passion into a fundraiser, donating a nickle out of his allowance for every autograph to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation through his project Autographs 4 Alopecia. In the first video below you can watch the story on the project and below that you can view some of his and Gavin’s awesome work as the Barnstormers Kid Reporters. You can visit Blake’s website Autographs4Alopecia.com and Like Autographs 4 Alopecia On Facebook. The two brothers are also holding a Silent Auction at tonight’s Barnstormers Game to raise money for the foundation. If you use twitter or facebook, be sure to retweet or share this story via the buttons above and help spread the word about these young men and their Autographs 4 Alopecia cause.
UPDATE: The brothers raised $726 during their auction.
Jason Bristol’s story on the Autographs 4 Alopecia
WHO SPENDS THE MOST TIME LOOKING AT THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PICK UP LINE?
WHAT WAS YOUR BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER?
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CARTOON GROWING UP>
WHAT PREGAME RITUALS DO YOU HAVE?
The 2011 Topps Marquee baseball card product is producing some pretty awesome cards. Here are some of the cooler ones that have surfaced thus far. This post will be updated frequently as new cards surface.
NEW: Sandy Koufax Museum Collection Autograph /10
NEW: Freddie Freeman Museum Collection Autograph /10
NEW: Jordan Walden Museum Collection Autograph /10
NEW: Justin Verlander Museum Collection Autograph Redemption
NEW: Ryan Howard Dual PATCH Autograph /5
NEW: Justin Morneau Quad Patch /5
NEW: Clayton Kershaw Triple PATCH Autograph /5
NEW: Cliff Lee Titanic Threads Jumbo Jersey Autograph /10
NEW: Cal Ripken Jr Titanic Threads Jumbo PATCH /10
Cal Ripken Dual PATCH Autograph /5
Ichiro Titanic Threads Jumbo Jersey PATCH /5
Nolan Ryan Titanic Threads Jumbo Jersey Autograph /10
Shane Victorino Titanic Threads Jumbo PATCH /5
Prince Fielder Dual PATCH Autograph /5
Adam Jones Titanic Threads Jumbo PATCH /5
Miguel Cabrera Titanic Threads Jumbo PATCH /5
Ozzie Smith Dual Jersey Autograph /10
Chase Utley Titanic Threads Jumbo Jersey Autograph /10
Cal Ripken Titanic Threads Jumbo PATCH /10
Was working on a couple of our weekly baseball card market reports over the weekend and came across this huge modern rookie collection. It’s loaded and it is going for a price representative of it’s numerous high end modern rookies. Among the cards included in the lot are a Paul Goldschmidt Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Autograph Graded BGS 9.5/10, Buster Posey Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Autograph. BGS 9.5 Gold Refractor Autographs of Julio Teheran, Dustin Ackley, Starlin Castro, Manny Machado, Brett Jackson and Drew Pomeranz. There is Stephen Strasburg BGS 9.5/10 Bowman Autograph and a whole bunch more. It’s a really cool collection to look at. Currently sitting just under $3,000 with seven days before it closes. Check it out.
Huge High End Baseball Rookie Collection — Ebay.com