Sports Collectors Digest

Sports Collectors Digest

November 6, 2020

SPORTS COLLECTORS DIGEST covers every aspect of modern sports collecting, including cards, memorabilia, equipment, lithographs, figurines, and autographed material. Online collecting, memorabilia, and auction news are covered each week in specially designed sections that complement columns from some of the most respected experts in the hobby and up-to-date card pricing and checklisting data from expert analysts. Along with display advertisements from all of the major dealers in the country, each weekly issue offers extensive auction advertising and listings, plus a classified section that gives collectors a medium for buying, selling, and trading.

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8 min.
celebrating stan the man musial, hall of fame player and person

As the best player in the history of the St. Louis Cardinals and one of baseball’s all-time greats, Stan Musial compiled statistics bordering on the surreal. The list begins with 3,630 hits combined with power (475 home runs) and fewer-than-normal strikeouts (696 in 12,721 plate appearances). Add unmatched consistency, as the left-handed hitting Musial racked up 1,815 hits both at home and on the road, adding 1,951 RBI and 1,949 runs scored overall. His career batting average was .331 over his 22-year career, all with the Cardinals. A seven-time National League batting champion, Musial hit over .350 five times, peaking at .376 in 1948. Six 200-hit seasons, six campaigns of 30 or more home runs and nine 100-plus RBI seasons don’t tell the whole story about Stan the Man’s offensive prowess. Musial was…

4 min.
bob gibson is latest loss from baseball world

The baseball world has been rocked lately with the sad passing of former players, most notably Hall of Famers Tom Seaver, ace pitcher from the Amazin’ Mets, and Lou Brock, the Base Burglar of the St. Louis Cardinals. And in this SCD issue in which we celebrate the late Cardinals great Stan Musial on the 100th anniversary of his birthday (Nov. 21, 1920), we also mourn the loss of another Hall of Fame Cardinal, he and Brock’s teammate—flame-throwing pitcher Bob Gibson. Gibson died of pancreatic cancer on Oct. 2 at age 84. His death came on the 52nd anniversary of what might have been his greatest game when he struck out a record 17 batters in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series. “Bob Gibson was arguably one of the best athletes and…