The recent death of Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson added to a year in which we’ve already lost Al Kaline, Tom Seaver and Lou Brock. As tributes poured in for all of these players, the hobby world also shared its own memories of the greats. That got me to thinking about my own hobby experiences with them.
Posts by Kelsey Schroyer:
Hobby Musings: Chatting with Rick Mirer – Former QB Rick Mirer has worn a lot of hats in his career. Among other things, he’s been the quarterback of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the No. 2 pick of the 1993 NFL draft, a longtime NFL gunslinger and a wine buff. He’s also signed countless autographs over the years and has lent his signature to help out Signatures for Soldiers.
I had the chance to catch up with Mr. Mirer via email to discuss his experiences with autographs and sports memorabilia.
Hobby Musings: Catching up with Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer – Like all baseball players, Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer has signed quite a few autographs. Also like a number of other athletes, Smeltzer has lent his signature in support of Signatures for Soldiers. I had the chance to catch up with the pitcher via email to discuss this and his other experiences in the sports memorabilia world.
Hobby Musings: Big names highlight 2020 A&G checklist – One of Topps’ most intriguing products of the year, Allen & Ginter hits the market this week. In addition to the top names in baseball, the 2020 edition will continue the product’s tradition of including subjects outside the world of baseball in its checklist. To find out more about what this year’s product will contain, I spoke with Emily Kless via email.
Hobby Musings: 2020 football season comes with intriguing card storylines – It’s hard to believe, but the 2020 NFL season kicks off this week, bringing with it plenty of anticipation for card collectors. With a dynamic rookie class and big names like Tom Brady in new places, this could be a football card year unlike […]
Hobby Musings: R&D Sports Cards looking to make their mark on the hobby – Opening a trading card shop can be a daunting task under normal circumstances. Doing so while a pandemic is on presents a monumental challenge. For R&D Sports Cards co-owners Bryce Rollins and Shannon Dunn though, it was a challenge they were […]
Hobby Musings: Steel City Collectibles’ Sean Bennett weighs in on hot card market – In this week’s edition of Hobby Musings, I wanted to take a global view of the hobby and see how our currently hot market compares to past booms, what is driving collectibles and where we have space to grow still. I reached out […]
Hobby Musings: An ode to the oddball – Right before 2020 started, I had decided this was the year I would finally see about trimming down my sports memorabilia. Having been collecting for over 20 years, I found I had accumulated quite a large number of items. So many in fact that I found myself […]
Hobby Musings: Topps meeting baseball card demand amid pandemic – Like the rest of the trading card manufacturers, Topps has to face a unique set of challenges while continuing to release products during the coronavirus pandemic. The exclusive maker of MLB-licensed cards, Topps faced the extra challenge of seeing the league significantly delay its start […]
Hobby Musings: Upper Deck meeting collector demand amid pandemic – Catch up on all things happening at Upper Deck and what’s still to come this year!