Gianmarco Castronovo

Sports Blogger

United States

Gianmarco Castronovo is a writer and sports blogger currently pursuing a career in business management and finance.

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05/14/2022
A Ceiling of Baseball Stars

That's right: this baseball fan covered his entire garage ceiling with baseball cards! It's reminiscent of that story Gianmarco Castronovo covered when new homeowners discovered a mural of baseball cards in a bedroom. But this garage design choice is giving some of the best baseball themed "man caves" a run for their money!

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05/02/2022
Damaged Wagner Card Sells for $1.5M

When it comes to the coveted 1909 Honus Wagner card by the American Tobacco Company, fans will even settle for a damaged card. With less than 60 still in existence, collectors have realigned their standards. Gianmarco Castronovo discusses the recent auction that priced a damaged Wagner card with a 7-figure price tag: The 1909 Honus...

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04/29/2022
What Happened to Home Runs?

According to spectators in the know, there could be a few different reasons why the home run count has been down this April. (At least, in comparison to Aprils of the past.) For starters, there's the league standard ball change, which Gianmarco Castronovo discussed at the time of the MLB's initial introduction of the new ball.

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04/15/2022
Atlanta nonprofit encourages Black youth to play baseball

L.E.A.D. is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that focuses on baseball and youth mentoring. The concept of the organization is to mentor low-income Black youths through America's favorite pastime: baseball! This effort was launched by C.J. Stewart and began with an impact of 50 children in the program.

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04/12/2022
New Trading Card Shop Opens in NKY

"Baseball cards are cool again," proclaims a customer visiting a new trading card shop in North Kentucky. But if you ask collector Gianmarco Castronovo, baseball cards have always been cool! This past Saturday, Hit Seekers Sports Cards made their debut in the Fort Mitchell area of North Kentucky.

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04/05/2022
'Worthless' baseball card sells for $72,500

A printing error in 1952 has turned into a unique collector's item in 2022! Collector Gianmarco Castronovo discusses the miscut baseball card that just sold for a hefty price tag: Printing errors can lead to expensive mistakes, even in the baseball card industry. But for decades, a misprinted Jackie Robinson card was nothing but worthless,...

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03/29/2022
Cancer Survivor Surprised by Aaron Judge

A young baseball fan and cancer survivor by the name of Mason Ferrulli was surprised this week with a special surprise from his favorite MLB player (and now friend!), Aaron Judge. Baseball fan, Gianmarco Castronovo shares the heartwarming story: Mason Ferrulli is just like any young baseball fan.

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03/18/2022
After 5 long months, the Orioles are back!

Well, it certainly feels like it took forever. But Spring Training is finally here! Today, the Orioles are back out on the field to play their first game in 5 months. Even if you're not a fan of the O's, this is still pretty exciting.

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03/15/2022
The Most Expensive Derek Jeter Card (so far)

Gianmarco Castronovo features the most expensive Derek Jeter card... at least, so far! With how the baseball card collecting game goes, there's no telling what could happen in the future. But for now, this 1993 card takes the cake! Right now, there are more than 5 Derek Jeter baseball cards that collectors are coveting.

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03/10/2022
Topps Timeless: Baseball NFTs Created by Topps

The 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card is one of those coveted classics. If you're a card collector, you know all about it. And chances are, you probably wish you could have it in your collection! That opportunity was opened to collectors once again, only this time in a totally new, unique and modern way in the form of an NFT.