Gallery: 2017 MLB spring training & batting practice caps from New Era


A new baseball season is nearly here with the first spring training games set to air later this month and that’s when we’ll see the newest players on their new teams.

And many of them will be wearing new uniforms — well, at least new caps.

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More of Tony Gwynn’s legendary memorabilia hits market via SCP


Nearly 30 lots of memorabilia from one of MLB’s most-legendary hitters has hit the auction block — the balls from his first home run and his 3,000th hit, his Hall of Fame ring, his Silver Slugger awards and plenty more could soon be in collectors’ hands.

That legend is Tony Gwynn and Laguna Niguel, Calif.-based SCP Auctions is handling this second sale of his estate’s memorabilia. Just like before, a portion of the sales will will go to the Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation, which focuses on improving opportunities for kids.

“My husband was a man of honor and integrity who really wanted to make a difference in this world,” said Alicia Gwynn, the Hall of Famer’s widow. “Just like the first auction, this one serves two objectives: to share his baseball memorabilia with the fans who loved him and to give something back to the city that treated us so well.”

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Sept. 25)


The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Collectors react to Jose Fernandez, “Pitch,” Trey Mancini and impressive breaks.

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FOX series “Pitch” follows fictional first woman to pitch in MLB


Ginny Baker does not exist, but the big-league world that she lives in does.

We’ll get the shot to watch her story unfold in Pitch, a forthcoming series from FOX created in conjunction with MLB that’s dubbed “A true story on the verge … of happening.”  Continue reading

Buzz Poll: Would you want to own a Matt Bush baseball card?

Matt-BushTwelve years ago, Matt Bush was the No. 1 overall pick in the MLB Draft — a hometown pick of the San Diego Padres — but tonight he’s a member of the Texas Rangers and a big-leaguer for the first time.

For years, it seemed like Bush would be one of baseball’s rare answers to a dubious trivia question: Which No. 1 overall picks never played a major-league game?

Why? Everything that happened between 2004 and tonight. That tale leads Buzz to ask this question …

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Full game-used memorabilia may not be as expensive as you think

RymerLiriano299Game-used collecting has changed immensely in the last 20 years or so with the memorabilia card — you know, those little swatches embedded into cards that can still get us going if it’s the right player or an impressively designed piece of cardboard.

Relics may not always be expensive these days, but they can add some definite variety and surprise into packs of cards — and partly because of the need for game-used items for cards it seems memorabilia has become more available than ever.

It’s not always expensive. In fact, it can be downright enticing to chase jerseys of players who you might not see all that often on cardboard (or even like!) simply because there are game-used bargains to be found.

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