Racial bias in baseball card collecting revisited

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Title Racial bias in baseball card collecting revisited
Author Primm, Eric; Piquero, Nicole L.; Regoli, Robert M.; Piquero, Alex
Journal Name Social Science Journal
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United States
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Although research examining the role of racial bias in the secondary sports card market has been an emerging area of inquiry, empirical knowledge on the question: “Does the race of the player on a sports card affect the value of the card?” remains inconclusive. This paper revisits one of the first studies on this topic. Data were derived for 66 Black, White, and Latino members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame who were elected by a vote of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Data for each player's race, career performance statistics, rookie card price, and card availability were obtained from secondary sources. Findings indicate that card availability and, to a lesser extent, player performance is the most important factor affecting the value of a player's card, while importantly, a player's race is not a significant contributor to card value. Suggestions for future research are outlined.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soscij.2010.07.005
Volume 47
Issue Number 4
Page from 865
Page to 874
ISSN 0362-3319
Date Accessioned 2011-02-01
Date Available 2011-02-15T12:54:42Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Causes and Prevention of Crime
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36215
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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