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January 31, 2014
Manning Lawsuit Could Rattle $1.5 Billion Sports Memorabilia Business
The Post: “Some of Manning’s alleged fakes were sold through famed memorabilia house Steiner Sports, with whom he had an exclusive deal. Steiner, believing its items to be authentic, sold them “to unwitting customers and sent them via the mail”.

January 31, 2014
Vintage, Graded Cards Part of Leaf’s Legends of the Diamond Baseball
Leaf’s Legends of the Diamond Baseball is just that; a collection of some of the greatest baseball cards the hobby has ever seen. The entire set consists of baseball players who have been retired for 40 years or more so the PSA, SGC or BGS-graded cards that made it into the packout are considered hobby treasures.


January 31, 2014
Authorities seize more than $21 million of counterfeit NFL merchandise
The NFL, along with officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, announced that more than 202,000 pieces of counterfeit league merchandise, valued at more than $21.6 million, have been seized in the lead-up to the Super Bowl.


January 30, 2014
Eli and Giants created fake memorabilia?
Quarterback Eli Manning and New York Giants brass created bogus “game-worn” football gear to pass off as the real deal — and one of the forgeries is sitting in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an explosive new lawsuit claims.


January 30, 2014
Denver teammates ask Peyton Manning for autographs
Instead of asking him to donate an autograph for some sort of fundraising endeavor, teammates are eyeing a personal keepsake – as if they’re worried they won’t get another chance.


January 29, 2014
Five Vintage Football Collectibles Worth Buying
The NFL is offering game-used uniform jerseys, cleats, and other pieces, many from recent Super Bowls. And there's a lot more.


January 29, 2014
PSA/DNA ‘Tagging’ Footballs for Super Bowl XLVIII
More than 100 footballs will be used in the upcoming 2014 Super Bowl game, and to protect against possible counterfeiting, every one of them will be “tagged” with a specially-prepared synthetic DNA ink that leaves an invisible-to-the-naked-eye security mark. The sideline pylons and even the coin used for the game-opening coin toss will be marked, too.


January 29, 2014
First look: 2014 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards
When 2014 Topps Triple Threads arrives in hobby shops on Sept. 10, it will include familiar two pack options per box adopted in recent years. One pack will include three base cards, two parallels, a triple Relic and a Unity single-auto jumbo Relic. The other will have three base cards, two parallels a signed triple Relic and a jumbo Unity Relic. Each will be numbered to 36 or less or 99 or less depending on type.


January 28, 2014
Sad, Crazy and Funny Tales About Super Bowl Rings
They have been stolen, lost and returned immediately and lost and returned decades later. Super Bowl champions have sold their rings to pay bills, to buy drugs and to raise money for charity.


January 28, 2014
Infamous World Series bat up for auction
Heritage Auctions is selling a the broken bat that Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens threw at Mets catcher Mike Piazza in the 2000 World Series. The bat was consigned by Jeff Mangold, who was the Yankees' strength and conditioning coach.


January 28, 2014
Super Bowl collectibles as investment -- tricky business
If you're motivated by profit, accept the fact that there is no guarantee and you're taking a gamble. Even if your collectible does go up in value, chances are it won't stay that way indefinitely.


January 27, 2014
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Complete Set of Replica Super Bowl Rings Shows Up on Ebay

This could possibly be the only complete run of Super Bowl Rings available.


January 27, 2014
Stay Away From Marshawn Lynch 2007 Rookie Premiere Autos!
Almost every card listed isn't real - especially if Adrian Peterson or Calvin Johnson is also on the card.


January 27, 2014
Carmelo Anthony has a Rookie Card for every point he scored on Friday — 62
Anthony has 4,623 cards, according to the Beckett.com database, and more than 1,000 autographs. An even more astonishing number – Anthony has 62 Rookie Cards. Sixty-two.


January 26, 2014
Ex-NFL Player Warren Moon Scammed Out Of $200,000 For Miami Heat Tickets
Warren Moon was recently the victim of a scam that left him out $200,000.


January 26, 2014
2013-14 Pinnacle Basketball Stars in Special Contest Edition of Panini Unwrapped
If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to break a box yourself, you can watch this special episode of Panini Unwrapped to see what you’re missing. After the video, stick around to find out how you can win a box of 2013-14 Pinnacle Hobby Jumbo for yourself.


January 26, 2014
Action Packed: A company that tried — and failed — to make hockey cards
Nearly every trading card company tried to secure an NHL license in the early 1990s – but not all of them succeeded.


January 25, 2014
Profit not always in the cards
Collecting sports cards also has undergone a complete makeover in the last two decades. Not only are rare ones from decades ago exceptionally valuable, but a new generation of collector cards (hockey in particular) have made this hobby a much more costly -- and potentially profitable -- endeavour.


January 25, 2014
Super Bowl Live Auction has Manning jerseys, Chili Peppers drums for sale
Now through Feb. 1, an auction preview and appraisal fair is ongoing at the NFL Shop located in Macy's Herald Square.

The actual auction is on Feb. 1, Super Bowl eve. What prices are we looking at? Anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000 for Peyton's Broncos jersey, and $5,000 to $7,500 for Eli's Giants jersey.


January 25, 2014
First look: 2013 Bowman Chrome mini baseball set
The Mini set arrives March 12 with 12 sets per case and each of them including at least 30 bonus parallel cards — a mix of extra Refractors that includes: Standard Refractor (limited to 125), Blue (limited to 99), Green (limited to 75), Gold (limited to 50), 1/1s that include Superfractors and printing plates.


January 24, 2014
Long-lost Babe Ruth watch up for auction, expected to fetch $750,000
Babe Ruth's 1923 World Series championship pocket watch, for decades thought to be lost to history, is coming to a New York City auction, where it's expected to fetch at least $750,000.


January 24, 2014
Take a Look at the Best Wayne Gretzky Collection You Are Likely to Ever See!
Jeffrey Griffith's collection is well known inside the hobby. To experience it in person is absolutely awesome.


January 24, 2014
New Sports Museum Set to Open in Chicago
The 8,000 square-foot museum will offer a highly interactive experience for visitors to explore the legends and lore of Chicago sports.


January 23, 2014
“Mona Lisa of Baseball Advertising Posters” to be Sold by REA
“Mona Lisa of Baseball Advertising Posters” to be Sold by REA

Before Boston Garter. Before Wheaties. Before Be Like Mike and Mars Blackmon and way before Bo Knows… there was George Wright for Red Stockings Cigars.


January 23, 2014
Cashing in on the Business of Sports Memorabilia
Hunt Auctions President David Hunt discusses the business of sports memorabilia with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.”


January 23, 2014
PSA Adds TicketFacts to Free Online Reference Database
PSA TicketFacts (www.psacard.com/ticketfacts), a new information resource about sporting events tickets, has been launched as part of PSA CollectibleFacts, the free online reference for collectibles and memorabilia.


January 23, 2014
Let the Hobby Rejoicing Begin: Masahiro Tanaka to Sign With the Yankees
We have been down this road before with Yu Darvish and his transition to MLB, and we might have a bigger wave coming now that Masahiro Tanaka is going to be signing with the Yankees.


January 22, 2014
From Old Super Bowl Tickets To Funky Bobblehads, Vintage Football Memorabilia Is Big Money
At long last the gridiron is receiving the attention it deserves and is yielding big payoffs for those who had the foresight to acquire it just a few years ago.


January 22, 2014
Frank Gore Honors Commitment, Signs Autographs Despite Broken Hand
Nobody can question San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore's toughness or commitment to his fans.


January 22, 2014
2013 Panini Black Preivew is Not Living Up to It’s Potential
Although there's cards we haven’t seen yet, it appears to be a disappointing set.


January 21, 2014
Macy’s Kicks Off Super Bowl XLVIII with the World’s Largest NFL Shop, Events, and a Week-Long Welcome of Gridiron Greats
A green carpet roll-out of one-of-a-kind, interactive fan experiences, player appearances, video presentations, team trivia and a countdown clock to Super Sunday will make the world’s largest NFL pop- up shop at Super Bowl the most exciting retail destination through Feb. 4.


January 21, 2014
As Seen on TV: A Review of 1955 Bowman
Because of its distinguishing horizontal design showing players as if they were appearing on a large, color television set, the 1955 Bowman baseball cards are among the most recognizable ever made.

The ’55 Bowman baseball cards represented an obvious departure from the understated styles which both Topps and Bowman generally used throughout the 1950s.


January 21, 2014
Richard Sherman — And His Card Values — Speak Volumes
As far as Sunday games go, Richard Sherman’s was spectacular. First, the Seahawks extraordinary and exuberant cornerback delivered a game-clinching, turnover-inducing tip against the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game to secure his team’s berth in the Super Bowl.

Then, he sent shock waves throughout the social media universe with a heated postgame interview for the ages.


January 20, 2014
Fantasy football helmets hit auction block at Bloomingdale's for Fashion Touchdown
You can bid on any of the helmets from now until February 4. For all of the non-football fans (gasp!), that is two days after the Super Bowl.


January 20, 2014
Long Beach Expo Taking Shape for Jan. 30-Feb. 1
Historic items from Michael Jordan’s college basketball career-era will be displayed at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo.


January 20, 2014
Sport card collecting making new in-roads
Saturday was National Hockey Card Day and collectors were enjoying some special events.

A hockey card manufacturer supplied the store with 100s of packs of free cards for customers.


January 19, 2014
Topps releases Russell Wilson Texas Rangers baseball cards
Topps is releasing a limited number of cards featuring Russell Wilson as a Texas Rangers prospect in their 2014 Bowman set.


January 19, 2014
‘Miracle on Ice’ team draws a crowd more than 30 years later
With the Winter Olympics around the corner, it seemed like the perfect moment to bring together the team that united a country 34 years ago.


January 18, 2014
Pope autographs Harley for charity
A Harley-Davidson motorbike donated to Pope Francis is to be sold for charity next month, says Bonhams auction house.

The bike comes with Francis' signature on its fuel tank, and certificates from Harley-Davidson and the Pope's personal secretary.


January 18, 2014
Topps Enters New Territory With Great New Digital Products.
It's hard to believe the three Topps Apps are run by a small team of 8 people, who do nothing but build on the platform. They have had IMMENSE success in building an online community, composed mainly of people who are new to the Topps fan base. That’s pretty important for the growth of the industry.


January 18, 2014
How Dad Got a 1926 World Series Program Signed by Babe Ruth and More
My, how times have changed, in the old days, you could get a program signed by simply going down around the dugout before the game.


January 17, 2014
How old are baseball cards?
By the late 1860s, however, trading cards featuring baseball players’ pictures became a regular thing. The cards were used to promote more than just the sport. In fact, they were often used to advertise products that had nothing whatsoever to do with baseball.


January 17, 2014
Gretzky collector has great expectations for No. 99
Shawn Chaulk earned more than $500,000 by selling items from his collection of Wayne Gretzky memorabilia.

Chaulk hopes to cash in again by selling the jersey the Great One was wearing when he broke Phil Esposito’s single-season scoring record, notched his 200th point and scored his 92nd goal.


January 17, 2014
Johnny Sylvester Collection Kicks Off Grey Flannel Sale
The “Little” Johnny Sylvester collection, a unique family-owned archive related to one of the most famous stories in baseball history, headlines the Feb. 6 Grey Flannel auction, which opens Jan. 21 at greyflannelauctions.com.


January 16, 2014
Jordan's auction items questioned
Michael Jordan's mother, Deloris, claims that her son's items currently for sale by an auction company are replicas.

Goldin challenged Jordan to produce the exact same letters. Goldin said if it could be proven that Jordan has the two genuine letters in her possession, he would pull the items from the auction.


January 16, 2014
Does Recent Steroid News Hurt Alex Rodriguez Even More With Collectors?
When the steroid news first broke a few years ago, his hobby value pretty much tanked. The question remains – is it salvageable?


January 16, 2014
Press Pass adds bonus Earnhardt cards to returning Five Star brand
Press Pass announced on Wednesday that every third case of the high-end 2014 Press Pass Five Star product, which had been off the track since its debut in 2010, will include a bonus card of The Intimidator. Among the cards, which will be numbered to 25 or fewer copies, will be cut autographs, and race-used material cards. It will arrive on Jan. 23.


January 15, 2014
Christian Laettner's Duke jersey sells for $119,500 at auction
In 1992, Christian Laettner came up big for Duke with "The Shot." Twenty-two years later — his jersey is scoring big, too.


January 15, 2014
Jackie Robinson's rookie award sells for $402,000
Lelands auction house said Monday that Robinson's trophy he won with the Brooklyn Dodgers was sold to an anonymous buyer on Jan. 10. The award came with a letter from Robinson's widow Rachel.


January 15, 2014
First look: 2013-14 Panini Intrigue Basketball cards
2013-14 Panini Intrigue Basketball will have 11 cards per box, including four hits and five Intriguing Players cards.

The Intriguing Players will features 200 players with 20 die-cut versions. There will be four on-card autograph subsets, including Slam Ink (the best dunkers in the game), Rookie Autograph Memorabilia, Winning Ink (featuring NBA champs), and Rookie Impact Autographs.


January 14, 2014
T206 Honus Wagner card auctions for $657,500 at Lelands
Last year a card that achieved a grade of PSA EX 5 (MC), placing it within the top three in terms of condition, achieved a figure of $2.1m.


January 14, 2014
Who Needs A 401K If You Own A Baseball Signed By Babe Ruth?
A sharp Babe Ruth signature on a well-preserved American League baseball can sell for tens of thousands of dollars.


January 14, 2014
New York City's Met museum shows off football cards
The museum is presenting an exhibition celebrating football's history through the ages with vintage trading cards. It opens Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 10.

The 150 cards, beginning with a series from 1894, are part of approximately 600 football cards from the museum's vast collection of 300,000 trading cards donated to the Met by the late card collector and cataloger Jefferson Burdick. All predate the founding of a national football league in 1920 and the first Super Bowl in 1967.


January 13, 2014
Steiner's Sports Offers Unique Souvenirs for Super Bowl Collectors
Steiner's staff collects a million autographs per year from various athletes. While some items can have a heavy price tag, the company maintains a wide range of prices for its unique items. Some unique finds can be acquired for under $50.


January 13, 2014
Race Against Time
Over the course of nearly seven decades, Bill Weiss accumulated an untold amount of irreplaceable baseball memorabilia. It's estimated he had questionnaires filled out by more than 100,000 players.


January 12, 2014
Ex-Ravens running back Damien Berry denies putting Super Bowl ring up for sale
However, Ken Goldin, the founder of Goldin Auctions, says he has a copy of a sales agreement with Berry that includes witnessed, notarized documents for a chain of custody that will be made available to the winning bidder.


January 12, 2014
Panini Peek: 2013-14 Crown Royale Hockey
Crown Royale’s trademark Silhouettes remain some of the coolest cards you’ll ever see, no matter how many times in how many different sports you see them — and you’ll see them again (with a few aesthetic tweaks) when 2013-14 Crown Royale Hockey releases in late February.


January 11, 2014
UNC recruiting letters to Michael Jordan hit the auction circuit
The recruiting letters — from legendary UNC head coach Dean Smith (retired in 1997) and Bill Guthridge (who succeeded Smith as Heels head coach) — were recovered sometime in 2003, when a storage locker inside "Michael Jordan's 23" restaurant contained pieces from the legend's schoolboy past.


January 11, 2014
2014 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day is Coming Saturday, January 18!
There is nothing more exciting than getting free NHL® cards and once a year Upper Deck partners with Certified Diamond Dealers throughout Canada and the U.S.A. to deliver that experience to fans on National Hockey Card Day!


January 11, 2014
First look: 2013 Fleer Retro Football cards
Upper Deck’s twist on Fleer cards is making a return – 2013 Fleer Retro Football will be out this spring.

Each box will contain two autographs. Some of the autographs are included on designs such Great of the Game and Skybox Premium Prime Time Rookies. The base set will feature 100 cards. There will be 18 packs in each box with five cards per pack.


January 10, 2014
Exciting Content to be Used in Upper Deck's 2013-14 NHL® SP Game-Used
In just two weeks hockey fans will get their first chance to experience 2013-14 NHL® SP Game-Used which delivers either an autograph or memorabilia card in every pack.


January 10, 2014
Texans autograph gets single mother fired from job
A single mother thought she scored big for her 2-year-old son with an autograph from Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson. She couldn’t have been more wrong.


January 9, 2014
One man's Twins museum at crossroads due to Metrodome's pending demolition
Dome Souvenirs Plus, located near the Metrodome, houses some unique Minnesota sports memorabilia. But its future is murky, due to the Metrodome's approaching demolition.


January 9, 2014
Super Bowl Takes NFL Fan Experience Outside on the Boulevard
The road to Super Bowl XLVIII cuts right through a 10-block stretch of Broadway from Herald Square to Times Square in the heart of New York City. Sure, the Super Bowl itself is being played on Feb. 2, 2014, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., some eight miles from midtown Manhattan.


January 9, 2014
First look: 2013-14 Titanium Basketball cards
Each hobby box will contain five packs with four cards in each pack. There will be a hit per pack with two autographs and three memorabilia cards in every box.Autographs include Reserve Signatures, Metallic Marks, Enshrinement Ink (autographs of players in the Hall of Fame), and Electric Endorsements.


January 8, 2014
Two former Ravens players are auctioning off their Super Bowl rings through Goldin Auctions.
The online auction includes over a dozen championship rings, including former Baltimore Colts defensive back and kick returner Leonard Lyles' 1958 NFL championship ring.


January 8, 2014
First look: 2014 Topps Chrome baseball cards
Topps Chrome returns on Aug. 27 with two autographs in every 24-pack hobby box. New features this year includes Silver & Black Refractors (limited to 25) and signed in silver ink.

Also new will be Topps of the Class autos, along with Topps Shelf, an Inceptionesque insert, and Topps All-time Rookies reprints. Also new — but old — are 1989 Topps Chrome cards that use the throwback design but in a different way as the cards are diecut.


January 7, 2014
Topps to produce baseball cards of players from the film ‘Major League’
Collectors can chase cards of Jake Taylor, Roger Dorn and others from the fictional 1989 Cleveland Indians we grew to love in the 1989 film "Major League." The cards are part of the 2014 Topps Archive set, which brings new life to old Topps designs.


January 7, 2014
Fleer Showcase to return as Upper Deck hockey brand
The new series will be sold in five-card packs. On average, a 15-pack box will include a Hot Prospects autograph patch card and two additional autograph or memorabilia insert cards. The Hot Prospects cards are limited to 399 copies or less.


January 7, 2014
Panini to release Titanium in Canada only
For those in the United States looking to purchase Titanium Hockey, they can order from a limited supply on the company’s website for $109.99.


January 6, 2014
A $1 Million Honus Wagner Baseball Card May Be A Steal
There are rarer cards than this Honus Wagner, but none more coveted because of its legendary status.


January 6, 2014
Find the Hidden Panini America Knight and You Could Win a Box of America’s Pastime
The promotion will reward five lucky fans with a box of the highly anticipated 2013 America’s Pastime Baseball, which hits the hobby on Friday. To become eligible to win, find four hidden images in the linked galleries.


January 6, 2014
Collectors create web series based on the hobby
Ever feel like your collecting habits could make for a TV show?

One collector is putting together a web series based on many moments we have all had in the collecting world.


January 5, 2014
Sports lovers' dream trip: Cooperstown, Springfield, Mass.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., are world-class museums with priceless artifacts, and are a perfect one-two punch for any sports fan.


January 5, 2014
Panini Hockey Stickers are an annual collecting tradition
Collecting Panini stickers has been an annual tradition for more than 50 years – in more than one sport. The NHL Collection, now in its 23rd year, will surely impress both the seasoned collector and the youngest hockey fan in your house.


January 5, 2014
Tiger talks autos in behind-the-scenes signing video
Upper Deck went behind the scenes for an Upper Deck Authenticated signing with Woods. It shows him signing tournament-used shirts, shoes and more.

See what Woods says about autographs in the video.


January 4, 2014
Newport Beach Sports Museum holds 10,000 treasures
It's a sports fan's dream. There are pieces from as far back as the 1800s, jerseys worn by some of the greats in almost every imaginable sport both college and professional.

All pieces are from a personal collection from the museum's founder and director, John Hamilton.


January 4, 2014
Mike Schmidt Jersey, Muhammad Ali Robe at Philip Weiss Auction
Philip Weiss Auctions has a full slate of big auctions planned for the first three months of 2014. All the sales will be held in the firm’s new Lynbrook, N.Y. gallery.


January 4, 2014
O.J. Simpson’s Heisman Trophy: Where is it now?
Heisman trophies have survived floods, questionable financial decisions, trips through airport X-ray machines — and the unsure hands of tailgating fans who are both unaware of its heft (it’s 45 pounds) and perhaps have had a few adult beverages.

The trophy won by O.J. Simpson in 1968, meanwhile, isn’t being seen by anyone.


January 3, 2014
More Moran memorabilia coming to auction
The long deceased Baseball player and manager had his 1919 World Series ring fetch over $139,000 in a Lelands acution. It's the only known ring from that series, which is marred by the Black Sox Scandal.

Among the items up for auction is a rare bronze plaque of Moran's face -- an identical bust to the one on the Pat Moran Memorial in West Fitchburg, and a game-used catcher's mitt from Moran's playing days, a 1923 press pin for the World Series, and the 1915 World Series Loving Cup -- presented to Moran, the manager of the W.S.-bound Philadelphia Phillies.


January 3, 2014
Joe Jackson, Johnston Cookies Sheet Ring in New Year for Clean Sweep
Clean Sweep Auctions is opening 2014 with one of its biggest, best and most balanced auctions. The auction opens with a coveted baseball signed by Shoeless Joe Jackson and Buck Weaver.


January 3, 2014
First look: 2014 Upper Deck Football cards
One of the first places to get autographs of the next football draft class will be from 2014 Upper Deck Football.

The set is scheduled to come out on April 15 with about 200 new players appearing in their college uniforms. Collectors can expect to find three autographs in every box with Rookie Lettermen, Star Rookie Autographs and 1994 UD Tribute Autographs.


January 2, 2014
Super Bowl XLVIII merchandise now available at New York shops and NFL.com
Be it the Statue of Liberty raising both her arms up to signal a touchdown, a pair of slogans promoting the outdoor game, or the Vince Lombardi Trophy placed in front of MetLife Stadium, there are plenty of choices when it comes Super Bowl XLVIII merchandise.


January 2, 2014
Save Some Shelf Space: Best Baseball Books of 2013
If the current wave of baseball books serve as an accurate barometer, nostalgia is still king. The game itself has changed dramatically, but the focus remains on the “good old days” when leagues had eight teams each and winners went directly to the World Series.


January 1, 2014
Lelands Offering Robinson 1947 ROY Award, PSA 2 Wagner
Jackie Robinson’s 1947 Rookie of the Year Award (with letter from his widow), a T206 Wagner (PSA 2), St. Louis Cardinals legend Red Schoendienst’s personal collection and the jersey worn by Christian Laettner when he made “The Shot” for Duke against Kentucky in the '92 NCAA Tournament are among the one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia being offered at auction, which closes Jan. 10.


January 1, 2014
A look at the top stories from 2013
Richard McWilliam passes away, Mastro pleads guilty, Panini gets Lillard


January 1, 2014
Will Masahiro Tanaka Be The Next Big Thing in Baseball Cards?
Huge news in the past couple of weeks regarding the newest Japanese player to be posted for MLB teams to sign. Masahiro Tanaka is expected to garner a record contract in coming over from the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, mainly because of his crazy sinker that is borderline unhittable.


December 31, 2013
Top 10 Treasure Hunting Tips For Cool Sports Memorabilia
The author continues to be amazed how often he scores terrific sports artifacts. Here are some of his secrets.


December 31, 2013
A Closer Look at the 1972 Topps Football High Numbers
Most collectors in 1972 only saw the first two series of football cards (263 total cards) and thought that was the complete set. The third series, meanwhile, is only 88 cards (Nos. 264-351) and even the mention that they existed came as a surprise to the average collector late in 1972 or even the next year, as very few packs hit retail shelves. The 1972 set also marked the last time of the era the company distributed cards in series.


December 31, 2013
Upper Deck Creates a Special 20-Card Set for the 2014 NHL Winter Classic® Available at the Big House!
The NHL Winter Classic® has quickly become not just one of the biggest NHL® events of the year, but one of the biggest sporting events of the year. The NHL® has quickly established New Year’s Day as a day they own by showcasing an amazing sporting event with two great teams at a historic venue.

This year is no different as the Toronto Maple Leafs head to the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan to take on the Detroit Red Wings. Crews have been working tirelessly to make sure the stage is set for one of the biggest games of the season. Watch as the stadium is transformed to an outdoor hockey arena!


December 30, 2013
Memorabilia hobby turns into business for mixed martial arts-loving man
A.J. Hiller has accumulated more than 20,000 pieces of memorabilia and autographs.

The love of collecting has led him and his family to open their own business, MMA Signatures.


December 30, 2013
LeBron James’ high school Hummer goes up for eBay auction
The customized vehicle, valued at more than $50,000 when the Heat forward received it as an 18th birthday present from his mother, is now being auctioned by Cleveland’s Autos Direct Online with a “Buy It Now” price of $64,8000.

Bidding had reached $41,1000 as of Sunday afternoon.


December 29, 2013
Attention Mantle Fans: Mears Offering 5,000 Mantle Collectibles Over Three Auctions
MEARS will conducting three sales featuring the lifetime collection of a Mantle fan from Dallas, with many items originating from that Guernsey’s sale. There will more than 5,000 items in all. The first auction kicks off Dec. 23 and runs through Jan. 4.


December 28, 2013
Property missing from ex-NBA star Jayson Williams’ SC home
This is the at least the second incident. In 2010, at least $60,000 worth of electronics, jewelry and sports memorabilia was reported stolen from the house.


December 28, 2013
Leaf’s Sports Heroes Offering Six Autographs Per Box
Leaf Trading Cards has combined no fewer than 12 different sports into a collection that’s sure to whet collectors’ appetites. Boasting six autographed cards per box, Leaf is sending out 2013 with a bang.


December 27, 2013
High-Grade Sets Lead Mile High to a $1.24M Sale to Close 2013
Mile High Card Co. put the finishing touches on a successful and event filled 2013 with a resounding bang, MHCC concluded its Premium Holiday auction on Dec. 19, 2013, and saw tremendous results across the board.


December 26, 2013
Amazing Collection of Football Championship Rings Coming to Auction
Amazing Collection of Football Championship Rings Coming to Auction

At least 12 Football Championship rings are included. Perhaps the showcase item is a player 2012 Super Bowl Ring.


December 26, 2013
Cooperstown gunman captured in Virginia
Authorities say a former employee of a Cooperstown baseball memorabilia store has been captured in Virginia after being sought for pulling a handgun on his ex-boss inside the shop.


December 26, 2013
Goldin Auctions Planning Mega Event for Babe Ruth Debut Anniversary
Goldin Auctions, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Steiner Sports will also make history when they hold the largest auction of Babe Ruth memorabilia – the Goldin Auctions Babe Ruth Centennial Auction.


December 25, 2013
Christian Laettner's 1992 'the shot' Duke basketball jersey will auction online on January 10
Laettner's last second jump shot saw Duke defeat the Wildcats 104-103 in the East regional final in 1992 - cementing the future NBA player in the annals of NCAA history.

It capped what is regarded as among the finest games of college basketball ever played.


December 25, 2013
Memory Lane Conducts $1.6M Sale, Led by $60,617 Ruth Ball
More than 1,300 lots featuring rare and high-grade sports cards and memorabilia were sold.


December 24, 2013
Yasiel Puig among most-forged autographs in collectibles industry
Puig already has become one of the top sports stars in North America, he has been listed among the top 10 "most dangerous" autographs by PSA/DNA Authentication Services, says company president Joe Orlando. Puig is seventh on the list, after Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Jordan. The giants of sport.


December 24, 2013
Asking price for Jackie Robinson rookie of the year award cut 95%
Lelands announced that Robinson's rookie of the year award trophy is available for bidding. Robinson won the first such award for his historic 1947 season with the Brooklyn Dodgers; the award was renamed in his honor in 1987.

The award is accompanied by a letter of authentication from Robinson's widow, Rachel. Catherine Mathis, a spokesman for Lelands, said the company first sold the award on Rachel Robinson's behalf about 20 years ago and that the buyer then is the seller now.


 

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