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April 22, 2014
SP Authentic hockey cards just around the corner
SP Authentic hockey cards just around the corner

This will mark the 17th year since the brand was transformed into a signature-theme brand in 1997-98. In recent years, the series has come out in June near the tail end of the playoffs.

With four less packs per hobby box (20 packs instead of 24) and still three autograph cards in every box, collectors will be treated to a slightly better ratio of autographs per packs purchased.

April 22, 2014
Nathan MacKinnon already a star with hockey collectors
Nathan MacKinnon already a star with hockey collectors

In two games in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Avalanche rookie has seven points, tying the record for the most points in the first two playoff games of a career.

MacKinnon is the frontrunner for The Calder Cup, given to the best NHL rookie every year. During the regular season, he led all rookies with 63 points (24 goals, 39 assists).


April 21, 2014
Panini previews new Rookie Anthology hockey cards
Panini previews new Rookie Anthology hockey cards

Each box of 2013-14 Rookie Anthology hockey delivers four autographs or memorabilia cards in every box.


April 21, 2014
The first NFL draft
The first NFL draft

In 1976, George Halas was quoted to have said, “The National Football League college draft has been the backbone of the sport and is the primary reason it has developed to the game it is today.”


April 21, 2014
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu raises money for S. Korean ferry victims
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu raises money for S. Korean ferry victims

The ferry disaster has Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu taking action. The South Korea native held an autograph signing before Sunday's game.

Proceeds will benefit the survivors and families of those who died aboard the ferry Sewol.


April 20, 2014
NBA Shares Photos of How Every Playoff Team's Championship Rings Would Look
NBA Shares Photos of How Every Playoff Team's Championship Rings Would Look

The official NBA Twitter account sent out pictures of what a championship ring from all 16 teams would look like, and they all look pretty sweet. You can see links to all of the rings here.


April 20, 2014
The Knight’s Lance Easter Egg Hunt: Locate the Panini America Eggs & You Could Win!
The Knight’s Lance Easter Egg Hunt: Locate the Panini America Eggs & You Could Win!

Whether it’s tracking down eggs or tracking down those last few Panini America cards to finish your set, collectors and Easter celebrants share one very important emotion: The thrill of the hunt. And today,The Knight’s Lance honors that fact with a special 2014 Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt that will allow 10 lucky collectors to fill their collecting baskets with some special treats.


April 19, 2014
2014 Upper Deck Shows Promise for New Rookie Class
2014 Upper Deck Shows Promise for New Rookie Class

Each year when Upper Deck FB is released, we get an even better picture of which of the rookies are the top in the class when it comes to value. This year’s class is so deep, that we are looking to be in for a very nice treat in 2014.

Some of the bigger hits are already selling for over 100 bucks, which is VERY good news after last year’s rookie disaster.


April 19, 2014
Next season’s basketball cards look even better with the addition of Jabari Parker
Next season’s basketball cards look even better with the addition of Jabari Parker

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday, adding to an already stacked draft class for 2014.

Some of the other top prospects include Wiggins, Kansas’ Joel Embiid, Kentucky’s Julius Randle, Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, Arizona’s Aaron Gordon, Australian native Dante Exum, and Oklahoma’s Marcus Smart. This is a much better class than the group a year ago.


April 18, 2014
Another Team USA Miracle On Ice Player Is Selling His Gold Medal
Another Team USA Miracle On Ice Player Is Selling His Gold Medal

Mark Pavelich, a member of the U.S. team that shocked the Russians and went on to win gold in men’s hockey at the 1980 Olympic Games, is selling his gold medal.

The starting price: $250,000, according to a Dallas auction house that’s running the bidding.


April 18, 2014
Topps launches aluminum Archive Print series
Topps launches aluminum Archive Print series

The company is launching Topps Archive Print — Aluminum Edition, a series of limited edition card and wrapper reprints on metal.

There will be 21 players showcased along with eight years of early Topps baseball card wrappers available. The player prints are $69, while the wrappers are $59 and begin with the year 1952.


April 17, 2014
O.J. Simpson Secret Tapes Hit Auction Block
O.J. Simpson Secret Tapes Hit Auction Block

In a desperate bid to raise mon­ey for O.J. Simpson’s offspring, his manager Norman Pardo is auctioning off more than 70 vid­eotapes of the fallen football idol


April 17, 2014
Fanatics Authentics Show: Same City, New Name, Still a Great Experience
Fanatics Authentics Show: Same City, New Name, Still a Great Experience

Fanatics Authentic takes over Chicago Sun-Times Show, and minus a few guests, the show went off without a hitch.


April 17, 2014
First look: 2014 Topps Finest Football
First look: 2014 Topps Finest Football

Each pack of 2014 Finest Football will contain five cards. There will be six packs in each mini box with two packs in each master box.

Each master box will contain a Finest Rookie Refractor Autograph Patch card, and an Autographed Finest Refractor Jumbo Relic Card. There will also be two Atomic Refractor rookies and two Fantasy’s Finest Cards.


April 16, 2014
Card 2 Kids Making a Difference Through Trading Cards
Card 2 Kids Making a Difference Through Trading Cards

Cards 2 Kids regularly is giving away hand-collated, 20-card packs to kids who are ill or may not have the means to collect cards – all with the goal of experiencing the joy of collecting sports cards.

Over the past two years, Cards 2 Kids has received more than 2 million cards, and more than 1 million have been donated – and counting.


April 16, 2014
Best ways to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the memorable 1984 Cubs season
The Topps Archives Collection, Series 1 pays tribute to superstars and unsung heroes alike, capturing players in their heyday, just as fans remember them.


April 16, 2014
Driver crashes into Chandler Parsons' SUV, asks for autograph
Chandler Parsons probably is used to getting asked for autographs by Houston Rockets fans. But not quite under these circumstances.


April 15, 2014
Leaf creates Johnny Manziel predictor cards
No one knows which team will draft Manziel, but Leaf is making a contest with their Johnny Manziel Predictor Packs. And the only place to get these cards is on eBay.

Leaf is selling direct to consumers for $9.99. Each pack features Manziel on a card with one of the 32 NFL teams. Each NFL team is represented with 41 cards. If a collector pulls a card with the right team on it, they can redeem the card for an autographed version of it, also limited to just 41 copies.


April 15, 2014
Steiner Sports lets you offer a price in its Amazon shop
Steiner Sports is letting collectors offer them a lower price on certain items through Amazon.


April 14, 2014
Historic Home Run Balls Keep Smashing Auction Records
Robert Edward Auctions is offering in their estimation, the most iconic home run ball in the history of the game: Carlton Fisk’s twelfth inning ‘walk off’ home run ball from Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

Will this sale break a record?


April 14, 2014
Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2013-14 Signatures Basketball
2013-14 Signatures Basketball will deliver two two-card packs per box, with boxes delivering two autographs, one Film card and one Chase insert. Also included in each box: One 2014 NBA Draft Exchange Card that will land collectors early XRCs of next season’s top draft picks.


April 13, 2014
Johnny Pesky’s 2004 World Series Ring Sells For $69,000 At Auction
The ring was one of 235 pieces of memorabilia belonging to the longtime Red Sox player, coach, broadcaster, mentor and legend that were up for auction along with other baseball memorabilia.


April 13, 2014
In Hartford, Whalers are gone but fan support lives on
K&M All Star Sports, a shop at the Crystal Mall in Waterford, near New London, trades in a steady stream of Whaler collectibles and clothes, said owner Sam Romanella.


April 13, 2014
Success of Sports Memorabilia Industry Should Serve as a Source of Potential For Cards
There's always talk about the card hobby thinning out, but the strength of the memorabilia industry should be a breath of fresh air. Perhaps the card companies should be more involved in this market segment.


April 12, 2014
Boomtown exhibit is a vintage call to baseball
If Don Smart did not make the drive from Hardin to Beaumont one morning recently, a piece of history would have inched closer to being lost.


April 12, 2014
Dodgers Memorabilia at REA Auctions - The Dodger Bling
Duke Snider's 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Championship Ring and other Dodger bling is in the acution. The Snider ring was once a part of the Barry Halper collection - a noted collector and one-time limited partner of the Yankees.


April 12, 2014
First look: 2013-14 In The Game’s Lord Stanley’s Mug hockey cards
There will be 12 cards in every box with three game-used memorabilia cards and two autographs.

The base set includes 100 cards. One of the inserts highlights the history of the Stanley Cup, and there will be one of these cards in every box.


April 11, 2014
John Daly hawking Masters memorabilia
John Daly was seen selling Masters memorabilia outside an Augusta Hooters. Allie LaForce and Tony Luftman discuss.


April 11, 2014
Babe Ruth HR ball up for auction
An autographed baseball that might be the first home run Babe Ruth launched into the house that he built is heading to the auction block.


April 11, 2014
The first monthly auction for Beckett Auction Services launches Sunday
Featured items in the first auction include an autographed Ronda Rousey UFC Championship belt, a Derek Jeter game-used batting glove, a Dallas Cowboys triple-signed seat back from Texas Stadium autographed by Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman and Tony Romo, a Yu Darvish 2012 Bowman Chrome Rookie Autograph Gold Refractor, a Pee Wee Reese cut signature, a UFC No. 1 poster, three Panini Gold Standard Solid Gold 1/1 cards and much more.


April 10, 2014
Florida State players show off their massive championship rings
Florida State players show off their massive championship rings

The Florida State Seminoles football team received their national championship rings this week, and they are huge.


April 10, 2014
1952 Topps Baseball and 1965 Topps Football Sets Bringing Big Numbers
As has become customary with Mile High (MHCC) auctions, this event features 1,791 lots and offers something for every type of collector, headlined by a 1952 Topps baseball master set that ranks No. 3 on the PSA Set Registry and a 1965 Topps football set that is the Set Registry’s No. 1 all-time finest.


April 10, 2014
Newark Bears to hold liquidation sale, auction
The now-defunct professional baseball franchise is selling everything from the team's uniform and equipment to landscaping supplies and office furniture, the organization announced today. Even the 56-passenger team bus is up for grabs.


April 9, 2014
Many pro football Hall of Famers coming to I-X Center in Cleveland May 3-4
Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest hits the field in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has teamed up with Cleveland’s International Exposition (I-X) Center and BaAM Productions to present this inaugural, interactive, must- attend event.


April 9, 2014
Cashing In On Collectible Baseball Gloves
Next to uniform jerseys, gloves are some of the rarest and costliest game-used equipment. After breaking in a few per season, players tend to hang on to them.


April 9, 2014
Topps readies Ricky Vaughn-Charlie Sheen jersey cards for upcoming high-end baseball card brands
It's the 25th anniversary of Major League and Topps is readying a series of autographed cards for 2014 Topps Archives. Sheen is the first signer for that product.

Topps also acquired a Major League 2 jersey worn by Sheen and will cut up the jersey to release memorabilia cards in at least three forthcoming baseball products.


April 8, 2014
Long Island National to Host Islanders, Mets and Many More at Hofstra University
The Long Island National will host more than 165 vendors and more than 300 tables of sports cards and memorabilia. Beckett Media, Sportscard Guaranty, JSA Authentication and Ace Autograph Certification will be on hand at the event.


April 8, 2014
Panini America Signs Exclusive Agreement with NBA Top Prospect Danté Exum
The agreement includes the release of Exum’s NBA trading cards and autographed cards exclusively through Panini America and a limited number of autographed memorabilia pieces through Panini Authentic, the autograph and memorabilia division of Panini America.


April 8, 2014
Baseball Signed by Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner Expected to Bring A ‘Pretty Penny’ at Auction for a Worthy Charity
The baseball was acquired by the donor from a player at the 1945 “Boys All Star Baseball” game at Wrigley Field, where Cobb and Wagner were opposing managers.


April 7, 2014
Fans Gather to Remember Ralph Wilson
Visitors got a look at a ton of memorabilia including his hall of fame bust and photos from his career. Even Wilson's office was set up the way it looked when he used it. Everyone in the field house had the opportunity to sign a giant guest book and say thanks for all Wilson did for them and for the team.


April 7, 2014
1977-78 Topps Basketball Remains a ‘Standard’, Star-Studded Set
The 132-card set is full of stars and also contains rookie cards of Adrian Dantley, Darryl Dawkins and Robert Parish, all of which remain popular. Moreover, the set is routinely available for $50-$100, making it one of the more affordable basketball card sets of the period.


April 7, 2014
Upper Deck creates Heroic Inspirations trading card for cancer survivor
Upper Deck has been making trading cards of everyday people. They don’t need to be a celebrity, throw a ball well or skate the ice with blazing speed. Instead, Upper Deck is honoring others for dealing with harrowing situations or the way they give back to their communities.


April 6, 2014
Robert Edward Auctions: 1850s to 1970s Historic Baseball Card And Memorabilia: Bidding Is Open!
Robert Edward Auctions: 1850s to 1970s Historic Baseball Card And Memorabilia: Bidding Is Open!

Bidding is now open for Robert Edward Auctions’ annual spring auction event, which contains more than 1,800 lots of extremely high-quality cards and memorabilia that collectors have come to expect as standard at REA.


April 6, 2014
Nixon Library exhibit displays baseball’s link to the Oval Office
“Play Ball! Presidents and Baseball,” showcases memorabilia from Nixon’s private collection, as well as from the libraries of George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Gerald Ford and Franklin Roosevelt and the Woodrow Wilson House.


April 6, 2014
Museums to soak up baseball history
Dedicated baseball fans often take road trips to watch favorite teams play in storied stadiums around the country. But there are plenty of places to steep yourself in baseball lore outside the ballparks, from museums to historic homes.


April 5, 2014
Neville museum scores 'Touchdown' with new Packers exhibit
Previously located inside Lambeau Field, the Hall of Fame has relocated temporarily, and will return to a new location inside the stadium once renovations are.

The collection includes Super Bowl trophies, old team lockers, historic photos and videos, audio recordings and other memorabilia.


April 5, 2014
House in Pittsburgh's Troy Hill yields 'priceless' treasure
While cleaning out his attic in preparation for a bedroom for his first child, Chris Togneri found a mounted collection of old baseball cards, including a card from legendary outfielder Ty Cobb.


April 5, 2014
SAGE 2014 Autograph Football Available in Late April
The set is highlighted by including two autographs in every SAGE Autographed Football Envelope (tear-strip that safely cradles the card contents). Also, random cases contains a very short-printed master 1:1 autographed card.


April 4, 2014
Baseball artifacts on display at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley
Gary Cypress has come a long way from collecting baseball cards as a kid. Today, his collection of sports memorabilia is worth millions.

A slice of his massive collection — rare cards, original mitts, jerseys worn by Jackie Robinson and Sandy Koufax — will become part of Baseball! The Exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley today, which coincides with Dodgers’ Opening Day.


April 4, 2014
Baseball is Back . . . So is Topps Power Players
All season long, Topps will be giving away exclusive gold coin cards, autograph cards and other memorabilia such as autographed bats, team hats, team shirts and more during the Topps Power Players game experience. Here is how you can join in on the fun.


April 4, 2014
Panini America signs Teddy Bridgewater to autograph and marketing deal
The Texas-based NFL card-maker announced Wednesday that former Louisville quarterback and likely top draft pick Teddy Bridgewater has signed a card and autographed deal with the company. He’ll also appear on packaging and work with the company’ marketing and social media projects.


April 3, 2014
Family of Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky to auction memorabilia
The items include Pesky’s 2004 and ‘07 World Series rings, as well as the Rolex watch he received when his number was retired by the team. Also to be auctioned are bats autographed by Ted Williams and a ball that includes a Babe Ruth signature.


April 3, 2014
Golf’s Best Past and Present Make SP Authentic Golf a Gimmie for Fans
Upper Deck has released 2014 SP Authentic Golf. Fans will have an opportunity to score hard-signed autograph rookie cards of some incredibly popular players like Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Graeme McDowell, Cheyenne Woods and more!

With three hard-signed signature cards in every box on average, golf collectors will also be thrilled to find autograph cards from some of the biggest names to ever play the game like Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and many more.


April 3, 2014
Roadshow Collecting Hidden Babe Ruth Memorabilia Stops in NYC
A roadshow trying to collect hidden Babe Ruth memorabilia stopped Wednesday in New York City.

Goldin Auctions is stopping in eight cities around the country and asking fans to bring in their Ruth artifacts. Fans can either sell or consign their memorabilia to the collection.


April 2, 2014
Chicago Sports Museum to open on Michigan Ave.
The highly interactive museum has a host of Chicago sports memorabilia on display, including Sammy Sosa's corked bat. Also, a broadcast booth just like legendary Cubs announcer Harry Caray.


April 2, 2014
Rockwell painting of Red Sox heads to auction
The painting appeared on the cover of the March 2, 1957, Saturday Evening Post. Titled, "The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room).", it has a pre-sale estimate of $20 million to $30 million.


April 2, 2014
PSA Now Airing Webcasts Focusing on ‘Tips, Lists and Guides’
“These brief videos are designed to improve the collector experience, provide a little fun and to give hobbyists the tools needed to build a better collection. We hope the series will prove to be valuable to the collecting community and help entice new collectors as well,” said PSA President Joe Orlando.


April 1, 2014
Opening Day hit: U.S. Mint sells out of gold coins to benefit Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown
After a surge of unprecedented interest, the U.S. Mint has sold out of the $5 gold baseball coins that went on sale at noon Thursday as part of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin program.

All 50,000 of the gold coins issued for the program were sold by Monday afternoon, said U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White. The proof gold coins were listed at $424.75 per coin earlier in the day.


April 1, 2014
Visiting With the Oldest Heisman Winners
Of the Heisman Trophy winners prior to 1955, two of them are still alive.


April 1, 2014
Topps’ Spring Fever promotion begins March 31
The hobby shop promotion has a pack of five Spring Fever cards going to each collector who purchases 16 packs of 2014 Topps Series 1 at a participating hobby shop.

Some of the bonus packs will include certified autographs.


March 31, 2014
2013 National Treasures: Breaking Down the Main Attractions of the Product
We are finally getting some of the bigger pulls online now that the group breaker’s customers are getting their cards in the mail.

There is also a lot of people opening boxes, despite an almost sure thing of losing 50%-60% on each box that is opened. That is pretty crazy, but people continue to love this product. They should, as it is really getting some nice cards for people to chase.


March 31, 2014
Bo Jackson, Cam Newton jerseys and helmets stolen from Auburn
In total, nearly $17,000 dollars worth of equipment was stolen before it was recovered in full.


March 30, 2014
For baseball cards, the game has changed
While Major League Baseball tries to hold on to its fan base, a business born from the national pastime — baseball card stores — has been in a decade-long slide, forcing card-store owners to scramble to maintain their niche and learn valuable business lessons in the process.


March 30, 2014
Manziel autograph controversy highlights debate over athletes, NCAA profiting from popularity
Last summer, Johnny Manziel nearly had his season taken away after allegedly reaping a fraction of what his university profited from licensed royalties, including his No. 2 jersey.


March 30, 2014
UD Black back as a standalone product
Upper Deck brought UD Black back as a standalone basketball product this season. Each box comes with two packs with three cards in each pack.

The packs contain a number of different types of autographs such as Rookie Lustrous Signatures and Arena Art Booklets.


March 29, 2014
In an Era of Squiggles, You Can’t Tell the Players Without a Handwriting Analyst
Mariano Rivera may have spent more time on his signature than any other player. His heir in the bullpen, David Robertson, calls baseball autographs "a lost art."


March 29, 2014
Upper Deck offers incentive packs for Fleer Retro Football
Collectors who buy three boxes of 2013 Fleer Retro through an Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer will be eligible to receive a free autograph bonus pack, the company announced Wednesday. Fleer Retro Football is schedule to come out April 2.

Each incentive pack contains three autographed cards from 2013 rookies that are exclusive to these packs.


March 28, 2014
75% of confiscated baseball memorabilia fails ‘real deal’ test for Bergen County prosecutor’s auction
Most of the baseball memorabilia that was confiscated by the Bergen County prosecutor may be destroyed because the autographs failed authentication.


March 28, 2014
New Negro League museum opens
Among the items on display are artifacts, photos and other memorabilia that highlight and showcase the rich history of Negro League baseball.


March 28, 2014
Topps BUNT Takes Card Collecting Digital
Thanks to smartphones and tablets, you can carry your favorite music and movies in your pocket. So why not your baseball card collection, too?


March 27, 2014
Sports history fills Ted Patterson's head, memorabilia fills his home
His collection is so vast and impressive, that a rare 1946 International League Orioles cap almost goes unnoticed amid other treasures that include a mint-condition 1888 baseball card issued by a cigarette company and a program from the 1884 National League Baltimore Orioles.


March 27, 2014
New Footage of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Discovered
Newly unearthed footage of two baseball Hall-of-Fame baseball players is being held at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

It was found right at a huge video archive at the University of South Carolina.


March 27, 2014
2013 National Treasures Football officially rolls out
National Treasures football has eight cards in each box with three autographs, three memorabilia and two base or parallels.


March 26, 2014
Amazon Scores NBA Legend to Help It Expand Collectibles
Hall of Famer, multiple-time NBA MVP and all-time league scoring leader, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, embarks with online selling giant Amazon.com to sell sports memorabilia.

The new arrangement, called Starguard Collectibles, touts authentic sports memorabilia directly from athletes. While there's plenty of Kareem-autographed items, the store also holds items signed by the likes of Bill Russell and Ernie Banks.


March 26, 2014
Confiscated baseball treasures used in money-laundering scheme going to auction
They say crime doesn’t pay. But come May 3 the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office stands to reap a six-figure windfall when the county auctions off a cache of baseball memorabilia collected by a man convicted of selling stolen prescription drugs.


 

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