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February 29, 2012
Clinton Presidential Center's Newest Exhibit, "Play Ball! The St. Louis Cardinals".   The William J. Clinton Presidential Center opens its newest temporary exhibit, "Play Ball! The St. Louis Cardinals," a celebration of America's pastime, on Saturday, March 3, 2012. This one-of-a-kind exhibit will include decades of memorabilia from one of the country's most beloved sports franchises, the St. Louis Cardinals. Featuring more than 100 historic artifacts about the Cardinals, the exhibit will also include the actual World Series trophies from 2006 and 2011, World Series rings, and Stan Musials' newly-conserved uniform.

February 29, 2012
Preview Gallery: 2012 Topps Heritge Baseball.   This year’s edition of the hobby’s annual throwback to yesteryear, Topps Heritage, isn’t set to arrive in hobby shops until March 14, but Beckett got their hands on an early retail box and cracked it without the cameras rolling.


February 29, 2012
The Legends of College Football are Coming!   Upper Deck has heard loud and clear from collectors that they are tired of opening packs and getting autograph redemption cards. They want signed cards live in the packs so Upper Deck will be making some changes.


February 28, 2012
Dodgers FanFest to be held Saturday.   A free FanFest will be held Saturday at Camelback Ranch-Glendale, the spring home of the Dodgers and White Sox. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. MT and the event will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., with fans welcome to view in-stadium batting practice and autograph sessions by both teams.


February 28, 2012
2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Code is Cracked - Finally.   The Ginter Code was a tough one this year. Unlike year’s past when it took days or even just a few short weeks to figure out the puzzle, the 2011 code took seven months to finally get cracked.


February 27, 2012
Babe Ruth’s 1920 New York Yankees’ jersey is predicted to sell for a memorabilia record sum.   Since Ruth was purchased by the Yankees from the Red Sox on Jan. 5, 1920, and first wore the uniform of his new team two months later, top authenticators ascertain with confidence that the jersey was worn by Ruth that season, making it perhaps the most valuable piece of baseball memorabilia ever.


February 27, 2012
Steiner Sports Offering The $500 Derek Jeter Autograph.   The Readers at Net54baseball.com Discuss This and Offer Advise on How to Get a Steiner Jeter Autorgraph For Much Less Money.


February 27, 2012
Autographalert.com Taken Off The Internet.   A controversial site, Autographalert.com is no more. While the site did expose mistakes, hypocrisy and errors in judgment, many felt it sensationalized and blew the errors out of proportion for the site owner's own benefit.


February 26, 2012
The $21,580 Jeremy Lin Card: What the Buyer Could Have Bought Instead.   Someone spent $21,580 on an autographed Panini National Treasures Jeremy Lin rookie card last week. Telling someone how to spend their money isn't right, but in the interest of offering a little perspective to the buyer, here are a few alternatives currently available.


February 26, 2012
Upper Deck Releasing New Michael Jordan Items.   The company will be conducting a signing with MJ next week where we will have a few new items signed that fans will surely want to add to their collection. Enjoy this sneak peek!


February 25, 2012
Baseball legend memorabilia set for auction in Scottsdale.   An estate sale of Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew's home is set for Saturday, Feb. 25. The auction starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday with doors opening at 7:30 a.m. The home is located at 10531 E. Windrose in Scottsdale. You can also bid online.


February 25, 2012
Topps Sued For Firing Employee, Then Putting Him On A Trading Card.   In the fall, Topps released a handful of very odd cards. Dubbed "American History Relics," they were five-card runs of John Henry, Pecos Bill, and Leif Ericson. Despite their rarity, the cards were a flop — one sold for $84 on eBay — perhaps because they were so strange. Card collectors like collector's items, but they mostly like baseball.


February 25, 2012
Two Trading Card Companies Head to Court Over 750 Old Kevin Durant Autographs.   Panini's suing Leaf to stop them from distributing old Durant autographs, because, as the suit says, "Success in the trading card industry is based, in large measure, on reputation as well as athletes that you have 'exclusive' agreements with.


February 24, 2012
Game-worn ‘Miracle on Ice’ jersey of Ken Morrow sells for $104,328 at auction.   Ken Morrow, a four-time Stanley Cup winner with the New York Islanders and defenseman on the gold medal-winning American squad in 1980, sold his game-used jersey worn against the U.S.S.R. through Quebec-based Classic Auctions to a U.S. bidder for $104,328, which includes a 19.5-percent buyers premium.


February 24, 2012
Jeremy Lin: Auction Price for New York Knicks Star's Rookie Card Is Insane.   It's important to realize that the value of this card is likely going to go way down in the coming weeks and months, especially if the Knicks don't continue to win.


February 24, 2012
Sports collectibles company CEO pleads guilty to mail fraud.   Steven Jensen, 40, of Osseo, Minnesota, admitted he planned to market and sell counterfeit sports memorabilia. Jensen planned to represent these items as worn in an actual game. The maximum penalty for mail fraud is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, as well as restitution.


February 23, 2012
Michigan family discovers rarest football card collection in history.   A Michigan family was cleaning out an old farmhouse and accidentally stumbled across a long-sought after collection of football cards worth thousands of dollars and considered perhaps the rarest such collection in history. The set is highlighted by an "anonymous" card of former Harvard football player John Dunlop, which was first issued in 1894.


February 23, 2012
Cameo Appearance: New Information Unfolds Regarding the Cameo Pepsin Gum Pins, Including Date of Origin.   If in the next 13 years only one baseball set came out that contained as many as 100 players, we’d probably know all there was to know about that set. We’d know how they were sold, why specific players and teams were left out. And we’d certainly know when they were issued. Not so for the set still listed simply as “1898 Cameo Pepsin Gum Pins” – the only baseball memorabilia issue between the last of the Old Judges in 1890 and the Breisch-Williams candy set (E107) of 1903-04 that even came anywhere close to being comprehensive.


February 23, 2012
Collectors Create Insert Set for Panini's Upcoming NBA Hoops.   Almost a year ago, Panini America asked collectors to come up with an insert set for an upcoming NBA product. Collectors were asked to vote on theme, name of the insert, checklist and also design for the cards. It was a insert set essentially made by collectors.


February 22, 2012
Negro League collection is a passion for ex-coach.   The segregationist stance of big-league baseball spawned the Negro Leagues and while some of the players — guys like Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson and Satchel Paige — went on to MLB fame when integration came, other stars, like the great Homestead Grays pitcher Ray Brown — who once threw a perfect game against the Chicago American Giants and no-hit the New York Yankees in Puerto Rico — faded into obscurity.


February 22, 2012
Mets thieving clubhouse manager avoids jail.   Ex-Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels dodged prison yesterday after admitting he swiped team caps, jerseys and other collectibles and sold them for millions of dollars.


February 22, 2012
Upper Deck’s ‘World of Sports’ Returns with Top Sports Stars and ‘Evolution’ Video Cards.   One of the surprise hits of last year’s trading card releases was Upper Deck’s “World of Sports” product as it offered collectors a unique pack opening experience with star athletes from basketball, baseball, swimming, skiing, ice hockey, figure skating, golf, lacrosse and mixed martial arts. The set returns arriving in stores today and it offers the same great diversity of top tier athletes, but mixes in some unique surprises like “Evolution” video cards as well.


February 21, 2012
Lin's Game-Used Jersey To Benefit Charity.   Interest in Jeremy Lin‘s meteoric rise to the biggest name in The Big Apple might be waning just a bit, but a key piece of his memorabilia is on the auction block and could change some people’s minds once again.


February 21, 2012
Sports Fans To Unite In East Coast’s Longest Running Sports Memorabilia Show.   There is something for everyone at Rich Altman’s Boston Show with guests such as the Patriots Brandon Spikes, the Giants Victor Cruz, and Red Sox World Series hero Mike Lowell, all available for fans to meet at Shriners Auditorium.


February 21, 2012
Amazing Item Found - An Invitation and Ticket to the 1912 Fenway Park Grand Opening Dedication.   Here’s a little piece of Red Sox history that the team’s returning PR savior Dr. Charles Steinberg may want to get in his hot hands for the upcoming 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.


February 21, 2012
The York Revolution of the Independent Baseball Atlantic League to give one lucky fan a championship ring.   The first 1,000 fans through the gates opening night at Sovereign Bank Stadium will receive a special scratch-off card. One of the cards will be for the grand prize of the same championship ring the Revolution players and coaches receive on the field in the pregame ceremony.


February 20, 2012
Panini Peek: 2011-12 Titanium Hockey.   That buzz will return in a big way with the early April release of Panini America’s 2011-12 Titanium Hockey, a re-imagined remake of a hobby classic that delivers an autograph or memorabilia card in every four-card pack and one scarce RC limited to the featured player’s sweater number in every case. So Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, for example, will have a Rookie Card limited to a maximum of just 93 copies.


February 20, 2012
Rare bat on display at Slugger Museum.   The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory unveiled a bat used by one of the greatest hitters of all time in the Negro League.


February 19, 2012
Collector Claims Amazon.com Promoting Autographed Memorabilia With Unintentional Jeter & Mantle Forgeries.   Is this what happens when book sellers get into the autograph business?


February 19, 2012
Ball Boys Video: Watch Trailer for ABC's New Sports Themed Reality Show.   From collector items to vintage pictures, autographs and sports memorabilia, this father-son pair collects it all and they are letting us, the fans, in for a closer look. Not only that, but there seems to be a plethora of sports talk and legitimate special guests. If you're sick of celebrity housewives, dumb dating shows and scavenger hunts for rare items in dumpsters, this show may be just what you're looking for.


February 18, 2012
Another Chance to Own a T206 Honus Wagner.   Memory Lane will be ofering the card in an unpcoming catalog. The listing was said to be coming at a price of $750,000.00 in the catalog.


February 18, 2012
National Convention Autograph Guests Will Include Baseball HOFers, Ovechkin and Triple Crown Jockeys.   Baseball is well represented with appearances confirmed by Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr., Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Eddie Murray, Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk, Fergie Jenkins, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter and Whitey Herzog. Plus, special appearances will be made by John Smoltz (1996 NL Cy Young & 3,000 K Club) and members of the Big Red Machine: Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Dave Concepcion and Ken Griffey Sr.


February 18, 2012
Online Giant Card Seller Opens A Retail Store.   While countless hobby shops have closed their doors in recent years to focus on selling inventory online, one of the industry’s leading online sellers is doing the exact opposite.


February 17, 2012
What is a 2008 World Series ring worth?   The Story of a Phillies Ring Listed on Ebay Last Week.


February 17, 2012
Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter Dies at 57.   In a rough-and-tumble clubhouse filled with dark secrets and constant conflict, there was always one sunny stall. Those New York Mets could count on Gary Carter to deliver — a smile, a spark and ultimately a championship.


February 17, 2012
First Look: 2011 Limited Baseball Cards.   Panini America unveiled its newest forthcoming baseball card product under its MLBPA licensing deal on Thursday, and it’s one that a few collectors might remember from the Donruss days. The Limited Baseball set will feature two autographed cards per seven-card pack and bring back “Button” cards.


February 16, 2012
18+ New York Giants Signing Autographs During “All in: a Super Bowl Champion Show”.   The Super Bowl XLVI championship celebration will continue to roll on on February 23rd through February 25th at the J and S Sports Galleria in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey where at least 18 members of the 2011-2012 team will be meeting fans and signing autographs over the two day event. More players are expected to be added to this event.


February 16, 2012
First Look: 2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards.   Topps unveiled the basic product information and preview images for2012 Topps Chrome on Wednesday, and there is not one but two new diecut insert sets to chase with autographed versions in tow, too.


February 16, 2012
Keith Olbermann has been quite active on ebay.   The readers at the Collectors Universe message board discuss Keith Olbermann's activity on ebay and share what he has been buying.


February 15, 2012
Collection of LSU rings stolen in 2011 burglary.   When Kevin Wagneran, an assistant athletic director for LSU, found his collection of LSU championship rings had been stolen, it took him a moment to fathom the loss. Included among the 24 stolen rings was the prized 2007 ring from the football team’s national championship, which Wagner said is the most valuable to sports memorabilia dealers.


February 15, 2012
Coughlin auctioning off Super Bowl goodies for charity.   If you're a sports fan who likes to excessively spend for other people's stuff, you might want to check out Tom Coughlin's eBay page.


February 15, 2012
Jeremy Lin's Knicks Bebut Will Come in NBA Hoops.   He’s the biggest name in the Big Apple right now, but Jeremy Lin doesn’t yet have a single basketball card showing him as a member of the New York Knicks. Panini America is ready to change that.


February 14, 2012
Damaged MSU chair sells for thousands at auction.   After Fran McCaffery got needlessly angry a month ago by awkwardly and violently throwing a chair in the team huddle, the coach and the program did good. They sold the abused seat at an auction Sunday night in Tiffin, Iowa. It went for $2,100, according to Iowa basketball and baseball sports information director Matt Weitzel.


February 14, 2012
Bowman Platinum Baseball Returns With Added Autographs, GU Items.   If you love the thrill of the chase of the next big thing in Major League Baseball, Topps is offering another product to help you make that happen. Bowman Platinum Baseball returns in 2012, in July, with autographs from the hottest prospects in the game and all-new, game-used and autograph content.


February 14, 2012
Sales of SP Authentic Defy Explanation.   The secondary market performance for these cards is staggering.


February 13, 2012
Steiner Sports announces two autograph signings with NBA sensation Jeremy Lin.   If you follow the NBA, or sports in general for that matter, you've no doubt heard about New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. The undrafted Harvard grad has had a debut that feels like it was ripped from the script of a Hollywood sports movie, going from getting cut by two different teams before the season to dropping 38 points on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers at Madison Square Garden. Lin has led the injury-stricken Knicks to an improbable five-game winning streak and instantly become a must-see attraction.


February 12, 2012
Mavs will also raffle off a championship ring.   Following Jason Terry's idea to raffle off a near-identical championship ring to his own to benefit his foundation, the Mavericks will do the same, the team announced, to benefit the Mavs foundation. Tickets are $10 for one raffle ticket, $25 for three and $50 for seven and can be purchased at Mavs home games until April 10 or online at mavs.com. The ring will have the name of the winner engraved on it.


February 12, 2012
Andrew Luck Signs Autograph Deal With Press Pass.   Collectors wanting to get lucky with Andrew Luck autographs will have to look for Press Pass products, at least when it comes to cards not licensed by the NFL. Press Pass has announced a deal with the highly touted quarterback that gives them exclusive trading card and autograph rights for non-NFL football cards. It keeps Upper Deck, SAGE and Leaf from producing any more Luck cards for the time being.


February 12, 2012
Whitney Houston's Legacy Also Seen on Cards.   Six-time Grammy winning singer and film star Whitney Houston died on Saturday at age 48 leaving behind an immense legacy in pop culture. And it’s a life that’s also reflected on trading cards.


February 11, 2012
O.J. robbery figure faces shoplifting charges.   Bruce Lee Fromong, one of two sports memorabilia dealers robbed at gunpoint in the Simpson caper, faces two counts of petit larceny.


February 11, 2012
Cardinals' homeless Hall of Fame Museum hits the road.   The Cardinals have spent more than $1 million at auctions in the last 13 years to expand the artifacts in the team's Hall of Fame Museum. It has been closed since November 2008. A new museum "is definitely on the horizon," Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III said.


February 11, 2012
Manningham to Sign Autographs at Long Island Sports Shop.   Mario Manningham, the New York Giants wide receiver whose circus catch in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI set up Big Blue's win over the Patriots, will sign autographs on Feb. 26 at Cardboard Memories, a sports memorabilia shop in the Peppertree Commons Shopping Center on Jericho Turnpike in Commack.


February 10, 2012
Super Bowl XLV Highway signs to be auctioned off; Sports memorabilia from Interstate 30 'Tom Landry Highway'   The big game is now a little more than a year in North Texas’ rear-view mirror, and signs proclaiming Interstate 30 as “Super Bowl Hwy” have been removed from the roadsides. But regional transportation planners see no need for those green highway placards, which are owned by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, to gather dust. So instead, members of that organization’s offshoot, the Regional Transportation Council, are taking steps to auction off 12 of the signs.


February 10, 2012
The 30 Most Ridiculous Baseball Cards of All Time.   While the market may have been saturated in the late 1990s, there's still decades of baseball cards to look through, which also means that we have had many decades worth of baseball cards where one has to ask just why that photograph of the player was used.


February 10, 2012
First Look: 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball.   Topps unveiled the basic product information and preview images for 2012 Bowman Platinum on Thursday, and new this year — the third for the brand — will be redemption cards good for full game-used items from the Arizona Fall League.


February 9, 2012
Reyes' dreads fetch $10,200 in eBay auction.   Jose Reyes' dreadlocks, which he cut off on national TV last week, raised more than $10,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida on eBay.


February 9, 2012
Knicks Guard Jeremy Lin Has Collectors Scrambling.   Less than a week ago, New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin was an afterthought in the basketball card market. Two star-making performances later, and the Bay Area-bred, Harvard-educated second-year player is soaring. His value is, at least.


February 9, 2012
Panini, Baseball Hall of Fame Announce Trading Card Agreement.   The card company reached an agreement with the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The deal grants Panini America the trading cards rights to use all Hall of Fame inductees, as well as all Hall of Fame marks, artifacts and induction ceremony images in six of the company’s baseball card sets per year.


February 8, 2012
Seized: $5 Million In Fake Super Bowl Souvenirs.   The New England Patriots aren’t the only ones who had a bad Super Bowl Sunday. Counterfeiters and vendors trying to make a buck hawking fake NFL t-shirts, caps and souvenirs, found themselves in the cross hairs of a federal crackdown that seized more than $5 million in counterfeit NFL goods, according to federal officials.


February 8, 2012
Teen's research brings Negro Leagues to life.   A 17-year-old high school senior from Arlington, Mass., spent a large chunk of his childhood collecting baseball cards and trying to accumulate autographs doesn't distinguish him from the average young fan. But his particular interest in the Negro Leagues -- the oft-overlooked chapter of the game's history -- certainly does.


February 8, 2012
Twins to auction off Kim-Kris signed baseball.   Before Kris Humphries threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a game last year, he and ex Kim Kardashian signed a ball that the Twins are now auctioning off.


February 7, 2012
Website Offers Tips to Those Seeking to Collect Autographed Baseballs at Spring Training.   Signed baseballs remain one of the sport’s most collectable items for fans. With spring training just around the corner, many fans make the yearly pilgrimage to the Florida and Arizona training camps. They are in hopes of adding to their collections…or perhaps starting one. Collecting autographed baseballs sounds simple enough, but it can be far more rewarding with a little bit of knowledge. A website is offering a fresh series of articles that will help arm collectors of most any level with the knowledge they need to start, improve or expand a meaningful collection of autographs.


February 7, 2012
First Look: 2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions.   The set won’t be easy to complete. There are 231 cards of different sports figures from over the years, but there are 150 base cards with 40 short-prints, 20 super short-prints and 21 high series minis to complete the set. The inserts will include: minis, minis with Lady Luck backs, Magician backs (numbered to 10), Presidential backs (1/1), Military Machines and a World Traveler oversized card (one per box).


February 5, 2012
Tom Brady’s Jersey Sells For $46,000.   An anonymous bidder paid triple the pre-sale estimated value of $10,000 to $15,000, according to David Hunt of Hunt Auctions who held the sports memorabilia benefit bid-a-thon for NFL Charities yesterday.


February 5, 2012
Patriots: Team Legends on Carboard.   A cardboard tribute to the most beloved names in New England’s pro football history.


February 5, 2012
Giants: New York's Legends on Cardboard.   A look back at some of the most legendary names.


February 4, 2012
Baseball player museums across the U.S.: Babe Ruth, Yogi Berra, Ty Cobb and more.   If you’re a fan of America’s pastime, you know about the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. But you might want to touch base with these smaller museums, dedicated to some of the game’s greatest players.


February 4, 2012
Upper Deck Spotlights Political Races in New Trading Card Set.   Upper Deck will be releasing the company’s World of Sports trading card product on Feb. 21, and randomly inserted into packs are insert cards from the “World of Politics” set featuring President Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and more. There will be nine subjects featured in the set, and these cards are slated to fall one in every 40 hobby packs. Additionally, Upper Deck will be producing a super-rare variation of these cards that will have collectors hungry to find more.


February 3, 2012
Amazon Launches Sports Memorabilia Store.   Its new Sports Collectibles Store offers more than two million officially licensed items by the NFL, NBA, FIFA and Major League Baseball. Shoppers can search for collectibles by sport, year, team, price and type of item. Trading cards, autographed apparel, game-worn jerseys and tickets stubs are among the treasures and trinkets that sports fans and memorabilia nuts can forage for.


February 3, 2012
'Operation Fake Sweep' Seizes NFL Streaming Sites, Counterfeits.   A number of U.S. law enforcement organizations on Thursday announced the results of what they called "Operation Fake Sweep," confiscating $6.4 million of counterfeit NFL and other sporting merchandise days before the Super Bowl.


February 3, 2012
Premium Hobby Rarities Achieve New Horizons in Mile High Card Company’s Latest Auction Event.   Mile High Card Co. concluded its Premium Holiday auction on Jan. 20 and saw tremendous results across the board. This auction had a markedly different feel in terms of size and scope in comparison to traditional MHCC auctions, focusing on a smaller lot size with select higher-level items being offered. In contrast to the company’s standard catalog auctions which run from 1,500-2,500 lots, this elite format allowed us to concentrate on just over 300 lots, resulting in superior collectibles achieving record-setting prices.


February 2, 2012

The World's Greatest Baseball Stadium Model.
  Steve Wolf recently completed an incredible replica of the new Yankee Stadium; down to the finest details, including all 50,287 seats.


February 2, 2012
The wacky world of baseball cards.   Players have had baseball cards with such unflattering photos you wouldn't recognize them. They also have had cards where they were literally unrecognizable because, well, the photo is of someone else -- Aurelio Rodriguez's 1969 card was really the Angels batboy Leonard Garcia while, worse, Dick Ellsworth's 1966 card was actually ex-teammate Ken Hubbs, who died two years earlier.


February 2, 2012
Nile and Honus Appearing at Philip Weiss Auction.   Philip Weiss will be auctioning a rare cut signature of 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick. Kinnick was killed in a training exercise during World War II. Another impressive signature in the auction is a Honus Wagner single-signed baseball that comes with a JSA letter of authenticity. A Hank Greenberg single-signed ball is also in the auction.


February 2, 2012
Product Preview: Upper Deck World of Sports.   It’s wide world of sports out there and Upper Deck is aiming to get it all down on cardboard. In its latest World of Sports release that’s set to arrive on Feb 21, a 2011-branded product that will include stars from baseball, football, basketball, hockey soccer and beyond. The set will include three autographs and memorabilia cards per 24-pack box.


February 1, 2012
Former football star John Cappelletti loses sports memorabilia in Calif. home burglary.   Southern California authorities are investigating the theft of sports memorabilia and jewelry from the home of former football star John Cappelletti, the 1973 Heisman Trophy winner from Penn State.


February 1, 2012
Super Bowl Footballs “Tagged” for Authenticity.   More than 100 footballs will be used in the Super Bowl game this Sunday, 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.


February 1, 2012
Onyx Authenticated Plans Event With New York Yankees Players.   “An Evening with the Bronx Bombers” is set for March 11 in Tampa, Fla., with eight current members or prospects scheduled to appear. And that includes the newest Yankee of them all, Michael Pineda, who was acquired from the Mariners on Jan. 14.


January 31, 2012
Alternative Investing: Two T206 Honus Wagner Cards For Sale In Same Month.   Almost all investments rise and fall in price through time, and the same is true over the value of sports collectibles and baseball cards. While most baseball cards rise and fall in value and can be very cyclical, that just has not been the case for a T206 Honus Wagner.


January 31, 2012
Cardinals Launch New Hall of Fame Website.   The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum debuted a new website Monday that showcases the team’s extensive collection of baseball memorabilia, while encouraging fans to explore and learn more about the rich 121-year history of the St. Louis Cardinals.


January 31, 2012
Schumaker calls squirrel card 'ridiculous'.   The Topps company chose to feature the 'Rally Squirrel' on a limited edition version of Skip Schumaker's 2012 baseball card.


January 30, 2012
Pat Tillman's cleats hawked on eBay.   A man is trying to sell dead war hero Pat Tillman's autographed game cleats on eBay for $3.2 million, according to Fox Sports.


January 30, 2012
Missing Special Jersey Finds Twins Player 25 Years Later.   The story of what appears to be a soiled jersey started 25 years ago and ended in the same place where it started: the Metrodome, where the Twins were crowned world champions.


January 30, 2012
Preview Gallery: 2012 Topps Baseball Inserts.   Some peaks at what’s inside the wrappers of the upcoming Topps baseball card set.


January 28, 2012
New Jersey judge rules against memorabilia figure Peter J. Nash in case involving Red Sox’s 1912 World Series trophy.   A New Jersey judge ruled this week that former hip-hop star Peter J. Nash, best known as “Prime Minister Pete Nice” of the early 1990s group 3rd Bass, has no ownership claims to a 1912 Red Sox World Series troph


January 28, 2012
Discovery Chanel's "All-Star Dealers" Debut Brings Poor Reviews.   “All-Star Dealers,” the Discovery Channel reality show about Long Island’s Grey Flannel Auctions, debuted this week to a chilly reception. The show, which stars longtime dealer Richie Russek, seems to be going over about as well as an FBI raid at a memorabilia convention.


January 28, 2012
Panini America Inks Legend Gordie Howe to a Multi-Year Trading Card Agreement.   The new pact means Panini America will be able to include autograph and memorabilia trading cards of Howe in its officially licensed hockey products for the first time. Howe also will appear on the company’s packaging and promotional materials.


January 27, 2012
Heading to the Super City in the next week for pre-game festivities? Here's what you need to know.   Tips and everything you need to know about the Superbowl and City.


January 27, 2012
Panini’s NFL Experience Plans Includes Special Peyton Manning Set.   Collectors who purchase the complete Panini America NFL Experience set (which includes the 10-card Colts set, the nine-card Patriots set and the nine-card Giants set) will also receive a special limited-edition Super Bowl XLVI patch card available only at the NFL Experience while supplies last.


January 27, 2012
Loaded Question: Are The 2011 Topps Update Value Boxes Stacked?   While the first Topps baseball cards of 2012 are as less than a week away, there’s been another baseball card offering — at retail, no less — that has had message boards and collectors elsewhere a buzzin’ with some big pulls that seem to be consistently busting the odds.


January 26, 2012
Expert Goes to Bat For Sports Memorabilia Collectors.   John Taube not only buys and sells vintage sports equipment to collectors; he also authenticates it and lets collectors and auction houses know if they have the real deal or a fake. Even Louisville Slugger has come to him when it wants to know the date a bat was used or whether it is authentic.


January 26, 2012
Mavs Get Championship Rings.   The Dallas Mavericks finally have championship rings for their first NBA title. Coach Rick Carlisle and owner Mark Cuban individually presented 11 players with their diamond-encrusted ring.


January 26, 2012
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on it’s way.   Famous Fabrics will be producing only 240 boxes of this product. Each box will contain six different cards. Two Cut Signatures cards and four limited Base cards.