Why a mysterious collector chased a run-of-the-mill 1964 Curt Flood baseball card.
The Back Of The Cards - Does Anyone Still Read Them?
Vintage baseball card lover William Szczepanek flips his cards, and reads them - there's some interesting stuff back there.Curator of Collections, Card Cyber Museum
It was some time last year that Covered in Wrappers from A Cardboard Problem displayed the back of a baseball card of Lou Gehrig, Topps Legends. It’s not an old card, but one of those cards of today of a player from a distant yesterday. The card is a history lesson with a timeline and interesting facts. The player, Lou Gehrig, now can be placed in the history of the time. We think of Gehrig playing in the 1930s, but we don't necessarily think of him from the perspective of the Depression.
Baseball card collecting has become, for many fans, much more than a hobby. There is a great deal of value in certain baseball cards, and building a valuable collection could take years of research, time, and work. When a collector is interested in building a valuable baseball card collection, it is very important for the collector to know how to grade baseball cards. Baseball card grading is a method of determining the condition and value of a particular card.
Fans who collect cards often develop a greater connection to the game of hockey, a better understanding of the players and a true loyalty to the sport.
A list of ten all-time great football cards that should one day be in your collection.
Have you every though about the other side of cards and how often you've read the backs of baseball cards.
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