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Chicago — Potter and Potter Auctions' midsummer sales event was one hot ticket indeed. After a dramatic and exciting day of bidding, 75 lots realized $500-1,000; 19 lots made $1,001-$1,999; and eleven lots broke the $2,000 mark. Prices noted include the company's 20% buyer's premium.

This auction offered a world series caliber selection of

A guest post by Webb Howell, FB&C's publisher

Pete Rose, for all his faults, recognized that "Baseball is a universal language." The first of April assures us that the language is being spoken again and the first pitches of teams everywhere begin to roll over home plate.

Exhibition Dates: July 8-December 1, 2013 

Exhibition Location: The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art,

The American Wing, mezzanine

The term “dead ball era” refers to the era of American baseball when the combination of cavernous ballparks, spongy baseballs, and pitcher-friendly rules resulted in games with few home runs. Strategy was

BALTIMORE - The first offerings from “The Black Swamp Find” of 1910 E98 baseball cards - the best near “Set of 30” ever found (realized: $286,800), the finest known Honus Wagner card of its kind (realized: $239,000) and the color variations set (realized: $40,332) - brought $566,132 combined on Aug. 2 as part of Heritage
There's a brand new book out there irresistibly titled Cardboard Gods: An All-American Tale Told Through Baseball Cards by Josh Wilker that is getting some terrific reviews. When my copy arrives, I'll offer a considered response, though I have to say out