A-Rod’s epic battle with Yankee Stadium ghosts

Has there ever been a ballplayer positioned better to be a sure-fire, first-ballot Collecting Hall of Famer than Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez?

He’s handsome, stays out of trouble and is putting up numbers that may eventually surpass (gasp!) the Babe himself. So why is there such a disconnect between A-Rod’s awesome achievements on the field and his collectibility off it? Read More

Condition rules are different for game-used bats

In a major auction house auction in 2007, a 1980-83 game-used bat of Hall of Famer Robin Yount sold for $690. Since then Yount bats from that same labeling period have sold for double that price, and at every value in between. Similar examples can easily be found related to the lumber of almost every Hall of Famer, minor star and common player throughout the years. There are a myriad of reasons for these discrepancies in value:
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