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February 28, 2013
Investing in Baseball Memorabilia
The often-overlooked investment area of baseball memorabilia is one of the strongest in the collectibles market, with auctions of the finest items almost always seeing strong results – few investments can offer a 16.3% pa return over an eight year period.

February 28, 2013
Alex Rodriguez’s charity gave only 1 percent of donations to charitable causes
Alex Rodriguez' woes continue. A new Boston Globe review of IRS filings by more than 50 athletes found that the charity established by Rodriguez, as well as those by other notable players, gave far less than the expected percentage of their income to actual charitable causes.


February 28, 2013
2012 Topps Supreme football is live
The 2012 football card calendar is nearing its completion, but the end of the season also means a release of a couple of high-end products.

This week, 2012 Topps Supreme came out, a one-pack-a-box item for around $90. Collectors get just four cards with one hit that could be an autograph or a relic inside, along with a parallel and two base cards.


February 27, 2013
NHL old-timer treasures hockey memories, not memorabilia
Leo Reise, Hamilton’s oldest surviving Stanley Cup champion, has few mementoes from his NHL career, but he’s happy to share his memories — and even happier when fans remember him.


February 27, 2013
Brent Musburger autographs a giant Katherine Webb photo: ‘She’s a 10!’
Musburger has no problem living up to the “creepy” persona many have given him after his ogling of Katherine Webb, girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, during the BCS National Championship game and now he’s having a little fun with it.


February 27, 2013
ESPN's 30 For 30 Teases New Show on T206 Honus Wagner
Here's a sneak peak look into the 30 for 30 Short about the infamous T206 Honus Wagner baseball card.


February 26, 2013
The First Baseball Card?
The First Baseball Card?

1863 Harry Wright Coming To The Auction Block REA Spring 2013


February 26, 2013
Schilling's Bloody Sock and Other Really Gross Sports Memorabilia
But it's not even the most revolting sports collector's item to hit the market. Here's a look at six more that sold for big chunks of change despite their blatant violation of all health codes.


February 26, 2013
Jeremy Brown, The Memorabilia Expert
When Rick Harrison of the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” needs an expert on sports memorabilia, he calls Jeremy Brown, owner of Ultimate Sports Cards and Memorabilia in Las Vegas. Brown then will come and give his expert opinion on the value and authenticity of a sports-related item before Harrison makes an offer to buy the item.


February 26, 2013
“Pistol Pete” Maravich game-used memorabilia cards to return in upcoming Panini America products
Pete Maravich has just 53 game-used memorabilia cards and none since 2009-10. Panini America announced Monday that it will be making more mem cards of the legend in its future products.


February 25, 2013
ESPN's Dick Vitale to host online charity auction on Outbid on Tuesday Feb. 26
The Dick Vitale Charity Auction for the V Foundation for Cancer Research is offering up tickets to 2013 Final Four, the chance to dine with Dickie V, and the coolest in basketball collectibles.


February 25, 2013
Danica’s Daytona showing should sell some cards
Danica Patrick wrote herself into the record books on Sunday as the best-finishing woman to compete in NASCAR’s premiere event, the Daytona 500, when she finished eighth in a race won by five-time Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson.


February 25, 2013
Peeking Some of the Modern Marvels Found in 2012 National Treasures Baseball
National Treasures is more than just jaw-dropping tributes to the all-time greats. The product also showcases the game’s brightest current superstars, too.


February 24, 2013
Eruzione's 'Miracle On Ice' keepsakes net $1.3M
Mike Eruzione's Miracle on Ice hockey stick and gold-medal-winning USA jersey now belong to a 9-year-old named Seven.

A boy wearing a black No. 5 David Wright Mets jersey won the stick for $262,900 and the jersey for $286,800 at a sports memorabilia auction Saturday night. Eruzione's Miracle on Ice jersey, not the one he wore in the gold-medal game against Finland that Seven won, fetched the highest amount, $657,250, of every lot in a three-hour, $5 million, 134-item auction.


February 24, 2013
Cousin of Alex Rodriguez -- the man the Yankees slugger says convinced him to take steroids -- is selling World Series ring he got as gift
Yuri Sucart, apparently tired of the notoriety that comes with being associated with Rodriguez, approached a South Florida memorabilia collector a few months ago to see if he would be interested in the World Series ring.


February 24, 2013
Curt Schilling’s bloody sock sold for $92,612
Almost nine years later, we still haven't heard the last of Curt Schilling's bloody socks.


February 23, 2013
First Look: 2013 Finest baseball cards
Topps has an anniversary to celebrate this year and it’s doing so in 2013 Finest, the 20th anniversary edition of the line that marked the birth of the Refractor.


February 23, 2013
Wanna buy Pete Rose’s corked bat?
Though long rumored, it was three years ago that it was confirmed that Pete Rose used a corked bat during his pursuit of Ty Cobb’s hit record in 1985. That bat is going up for auction.


February 22, 2013
The TOP-10 Alleged Fakes In Heritage’s Platinum Night Auction In NYC; JSA’s Jimmy Spence & PSA’s Steve Grad Authenticate Lots Of Fool’s-Gold
Heritage Auction Galleries planned for it to be an extravaganza featuring stunning sports artifacts selling for record prices, but what its Platinum Night Auction in NYC has devolved into is a sad commentary on the apparent ineptitude of the Third-Party authenticators (TPAs) JSA and PSA and their head honchos James Spence Jr. and Steve Grad.


February 22, 2013
Schilling's Bloody Sock Up to $60k, Live Auction Could Top $100k
The sock is expected to bring in more than $100,000. Schilling's outstanding debts are close to $100 million.


February 22, 2013
Vindication Bowl jerseys up for auction
The Chiefs won the game 24-17, and now the jerseys from the iconic quarterbacks in that game are going to auction through Goldin Auctions as part of The Joe Montana Collection. The auction runs Feb. 25 – April 5.


February 21, 2013
Honus Wagner T206 Featured in Goldin Auctions April 5th Auction
The T206 Honus Wagner Sweet Caporal is graded PSA 5 (MC) and nicknamed “The Jumbo Wagner” by people in the sports collectibles world due to it’s large borders.


February 21, 2013
What’s Hot in Houston? Vintage Cards
The 27th annual Tristar Collectors Show in Houston – held Jan. 25-27 at Reliant Arena – was the best show in Houston in at least five years, said exhibitor Roger Neufeldt of Oklahoma-based Sports Memories.


February 21, 2013
First look: Panini Crusade basketball cards
The base set will include 100 cards capped by 15 rookies. A Crusade parallel will copy the entire set in a few shades, while there will be two 25-card insert sets called Nobility and Royalty. In addition, the company said, there will be a pair of 100-card autograph sets in this $20-per-pack product. They will be Quest Autographs and Majestic Signatures.


February 20, 2013
Walter Johnson's family to auction items
Items include the personalized framed copy of Johnson's plaque from his Hall of Fame induction, a handwritten congratulatory letter from Ty Cobb, the ''Notice to Player of Release or Transfer'' signed by Senators owner Clark Griffith after Johnson's final season in 1927, and an engraved six-piece tea set celebrating the 20th anniversary of Johnson's signing with the team.


February 20, 2013
Dallas company sued for trying to auction stolen Masters green jacket
The Augusta National Golf Club has accused Dallas-based Heritage Auctions Inc. of attempting to auction a stolen green jacket that was awarded to Art Wall Jr., the 1959 champion of the Masters Golf Tournament.

A Dallas judge on Monday issued a 14-day restraining order stopping Heritage from selling the jacket at an auction scheduled for Saturday in New York.


February 20, 2013
Pete Rose pleads with Topps, MLB for card reinstatement
Pete Rose, acknowledging that, "I disgraced myself and disrespected the game", nonetheless Wednesday publicly pleaded with Major League Baseball and Topps to restore deleted references of his record achievements on baseball cards of today's players.


February 19, 2013
Could Lou Gehrig Sign A Baseball After ALS Paralyzed His Hands In 1940? Does Heritage’s Gehrig Ball Show The “Pride Of A Yankee” Or The “Skill Of A Forger”?
Although he suffered paralysis in his hands, Gehrig could still write, almost illegibly, as evidenced on legal documents he actually signed in 1940 and 1941. His post-1940 signature was extremely shaky and almost illegible as compared to his signature before his illness took hold.


February 19, 2013
Autograph Alley - Talkin’ with ‘That Autograph Dude’
Stacy Shaffer refers to himself as “That Autograph Dude.” His Facebook page shows his treasures and has almost 2,000 followers on Twitter. He does a regular “Autograph Weekly Podcast” with a fellow collector and has segments on YouTube in which he discusses collecting, how to best obtain autographs through the mail. He also opens mail to show off what ‘graphs he may have gotten that day.


February 19, 2013
Topps Series 1 Price Drops, Is It Loaded With Too Much or Not Enough?
When the Series 1 price had dropped from $60+ to $46 it was surprising. That kind of drop doesn't usually happen this close to the release date.


February 18, 2013
Ruth, Mantle and Gretzky highlight autographs in Heritage Platinum Night Sports Auction
Two of the most important transactions in New York Yankees history — the bonus check that brought Mickey Mantle to the New York Yankees, (estimate: $20,000+) and checks involved with the sale of Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox, (estimate: $100,000+) — along with possibly the most important document in professional hockey history, Wayne Gretzky's 1979 multi-signed rookie WHA player's contract (estimate: $50,000+), headline the autographed offerings in Heritage Auctions Feb. 23 "Platinum Night" Sports event.


February 18, 2013
An American Hobby: Baseball Memorabilia And The Great Bambino
It has been 78 years since the Great Bambino played his last game and he remains as popular as ever. After all, he’s the greatest ballplayer of all time – bar none.


February 18, 2013
Rare Andrew Luck Football Card Passes $40K at Auction
In the world of sports cards and memorabilia, it’s always a tough guess what the value is on an item. Many collectors and dealers have the same saying; “It’s worth as much as someone is willing to pay.” That’s about all you can say on a rare 1-of-1 item. Especially on a rare card of the number one pick in last years NFL draft.


February 17, 2013
Heritage’s Fake “Final Out Ball” From The 1917 World Series Wasn’t Made ‘Til 1926; Heritage Withdraws Ball From Auction
The alleged 1917 WS ball clearly bears the stamping of a "Cushioned Cork Center" baseball that wasn't patented by Spalding until 1925.


February 17, 2013
'Historic' baseballs pulled from auction over authenticity doubts
A collector was ready to pay $28,000 for a ball manufactured after 1940 that bears a clear, unwavering Gehrig signature. But memorabilia blogger Peter Nash says that by 1940, Gehrig’s signature was illegible because his illness made his hands shake.


February 17, 2013
USA Basketball Receives Rings for Winning Gold in the London Olympics
While gold medals were draped around team members necks on a London night last August, team members’ accomplishments were celebrated again stateside during NBA All-Star Super Saturday Night, when they were presented with their 2012 Olympic Championship rings designed by Tiffany & Co.


February 16, 2013
Ravens players cash in on demand for autographs, appearances
Endorsement deals may still be in works, but players taking advantage of purple fever now


February 16, 2013
SCP’s April Mega-Auction Includes John Havlicek Collection
SCP Auctions is no stranger in bringing high-profile collection to auction from Hall of Famers across the sports world. This April, the company will have numerous other collections on the block, including John Havlicek, George Sisler, Bret Saberhagen, Rollie Fingers and Steve Garvey.


February 16, 2013
Basketball Hall of Fame renews deal with Panini America
The length of the agreement with Panini, which is the exclusive licensee of NBA cards, was not disclosed. It will include product tie-ins as well as an “expanded presence” at events related to the Hall.


February 15, 2013
Red Sox World Series Letter Signed By Babe Ruth Said To Be Stolen From Cooperstown; Babe’s Kin Says Heritage Auctions and Baseball Hall of Fame Should Be Ashamed; Expert Says Only One Signed HOF Plaque Of Bambino Exists
Once again, Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, Texas, is offering a rare document for sale believed to have been stolen from the Baseball Hall of Fame’s famous August Herrmann Papers collection.


February 15, 2013
Dion Guthrie says he has valuable Cal Ripken ball
Guthrie said the ball Ripken signed for him is from the 1983 World Series, the last time the Orioles won the World Championship. Furhtermore, The ball is the last piece of memorabilia Ripken signed before officially retiring as an Oriole in 2001, Guthrie said.

The fan has a letter signed by Orioles owner Peter Angelos confirming the ball as the last item signed by the baseball star before he retired.


February 15, 2013
Topps selling Vault memorabilia direct to public on revamped website
After more than a decade of auctioning contracts, photo proofs and other card-making remnants via the Vault on eBay, the longest-running manufacturer of baseball cards is trying something new.


February 15, 2013
Steve Garvey selling his Rings, Awards and Memorabilia.
The items, which Garvey is parting with through SCP Auctions, is expected to bring in six figures when it goes on the auction block in April, according to SCP Vice President and Managing Director Dan Imler.

The two most highly prized items — the World Series Ring and MVP Award — are expected to fetch six figures apiece.


February 14, 2013
Topps erases Pete Rose from baseball cards
Pete Rose has not appeared on his own Topps card since Major League Baseball banned him in 1989. Any player on the permanently ineligible list is prohibited from being included in any licensed MLB product. And that doesn't only go for the picture on the front and the "complete batting record" on the back, apparently.


February 14, 2013
Upper Deck Rolls Out NFL Rookies That Will Appear on Its 2013 Products
Upper Deck will deliver fans licensed rookie cards of top talents like Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson, Mike Glennon, Eddie Lacy, Giovani Bernard, Montee Ball, Cordarrelle Patterson, Denard Robinson, Tavon Austin, Damontre Moore, Tyler Eifert, Manti Te’o and many more. Fans can look for rookie cards (including autograph versions) of these young stars when 2013 Upper Deck Football hits shelves on April 9.


February 14, 2013
Beckett By The Numbers: 2013 Topps baseball cards
The auctions have ended, the numbers have been crunched. The ranges have been tabulated and the OPG has been posted.

The 2013 Topps baseball card set has arrived on Beckett.com with the favorites, autographs and memories in tow. Let’s take a look inside the numbers crunched by Beckett Baseball Senior Market Analyst Brian Fleischer – and see even more — after the jump.


February 13, 2013
Expert Claims Rare Babe Ruth Pin Discovered May Be A Fake? Or Is The Book On PM-1 Pins All Wrong? Bill Mastro Set To Plead Guilty But Judge Nixes Plea and Flips On Prosecutors
As for the possibility the Ruth pin is a fake, David Maus told us, “1915 PM1 pins could be easily faked. A small hand cut sepia photo could simply be inserted into the ornate border frame. Any existing PM1 pin could have easily had the original photo removed and a new photo of any desired subject inserted in its place.


February 13, 2013
Judge rejects agreement in Honus Wagner T206 baseball card fraud case with ex-king of memorabilia Bill Mastro
Mastro’s lead attorney, Michael Monico, told Guzman that prosecutors and defense attorneys could not agree on how much money Mastro and his associates stole from bidders in his auctions because the value of some items purchased by the victims of shill bidding had increased in value.


February 13, 2013
The world’s largest baseball card
Topps unveiled the world's largest baseball card today in Florida, near the Detroit Tigers spring training camp. The card measures nearly 90 feet tall and 60 feet wide and features the likeness of Tigers slugger Prince Fielder, who is also on the Topps 2013 Series 1 box.


February 12, 2013
2012 Contenders Andrew Luck Championship Ticket 1/1 Soars on eBay
One of the top cards, if not the top card, in 2012 Panini Contenders Football has surfaced on eBay. And it's scorching. The 2012 Contenders Championship Ticket Andrew Luck autograph flew past $10,000 and still has a long bidding window left.


February 12, 2013
Steeler Fans: Ford Field Selling Turf from Super Bowl XL
The Steelers played in their 6th Super Bowl in franchise history and won their 5th overall at Ford Field. Many special circumstances surrounded that game – it was Jerome Bettis’ last game before retiring, a Super Bowl in his home town, and Big Ben’s first Super Bowl trip in only his second year to name a few. The Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks that evening, and Hines Ward named Super Bowl MVP.


February 12, 2013
First look: 2013 Topps Turkey Red baseball cards (with checklist)
Each 11-card $20 box will include one autograph and a selection of 10 cards from a 100-card base set in the familiar look of the past cards. There will be 43 signers for the product and Black parallels of autos limited to 10 as well as 1/1 Red parallels. Also to be found are printing plates. Pre-orders begin tomorrow and the product will ship next week. There is a limit of 25 boxes per household.


February 11, 2013
49ers’ New Santa Clara Stadium To Add Commemorative Bricks
The bricks are a way of generating revenue while also increasing the fan’s game gameday experience. The commemorative bricks can be purchased by the general public ranging from $175 to $375, which includes the fan’s name and personal message on the brick. The bricks are expected to go on sale on March 1


February 11, 2013
PADRES FAITHFUL TURN OUT FOR FANFEST
More than two dozen Padres players were on hand to take part in the event Saturday, signing autographs and answering questions from eager fans.


February 10, 2013
Touchdown for a collector
John Carpenter doesn’t swing a bat or score any touchdowns, but he does get recognized often for his collection of sports memorabilia, which is one of the largest private collections in the world, with more than 7,000 articles.


February 10, 2013
Panini releases partial list of Contenders Football short prints
One question collectors always ask after opening a box of Contenders Football is ‘Who are the short prints?’

Panini America announced an incomplete list of short prints for 2012 Contenders with print runs.


February 9, 2013
NJ Doctor Wants To Make Sports Memorabilia Museum
A New Jersey doctor has a plan to turn a former bank building into a museum to display his massive sports memorabilia collection.

Cardiologist Nicholas DePace says he hopes to have the Collingswood building open to the public within a year.


February 9, 2013
Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit 'Gridiron Glory' visiting New Orleans
Through the exhibit, the Hall of Fame hopes to tell the story of pro football from the 19th century to today in celebration of the hall's 50th anniversary.

"Gridiron Glory" also has two exhibits unique to its visit to the National World War II Museum.


February 9, 2013
Rudy Strejc Collection Nets Nearly $30,000 in LOTG Auction
Love of the Game Auctions has announced the successful completion of its second sale. The Feb. 2 auction generated total prices realized in excess of $160,000 with more than 160 different winning bidders. Nearly 2,600 bids were placed on the auction’s 374 lots, an average of nearly seven bids per lot.


February 8, 2013
eBay Item of the Day: The Dwight Gooden Collection
A fan is selling a 7,000-piece accumulation of Gooden memorabilia in one huge lot.


February 8, 2013
Line Up, Shut Up, and Maybe Mr. Jeter Will Sign
Armed with jerseys, baseballs, folding chairs and coffee, people have been gathering under the cover of darkness in the predawn hours, a motley crew of baseball fans, autograph collectors and memorabilia dealers.


February 8, 2013
Arthur Ashe's Wimbledon medal tops tennis memorabilia auction at $21,000
An online auction featuring a raft of professional tennis player Arthur Ashe's (1942-1993) belongings closed yesterday (February 6), with the star's 1971 Wimbledon men's doubles medal finishing top lot.


February 7, 2013
Man buys $92,000 baseball card for sick son
A father buys the 1865 baseball card at a Maine auction in hopes of selling it later to benefit his 4-year-old boy with health challenges.


February 7, 2013
Mickey Mantle’s $1,150 bonus check from Yankees up for auction
The check is described as being in primo condition, with no folds, tears or stains. The current bid (as of Wednesday night) is $8,000. When the auction concludes Feb. 23, the check might be worth $20,000 or more, Heritage guesses.


February 7, 2013
Elgin Baylor Collection to be Offered by Julien’s
Julien’s Auctions, has announced the exclusive auction of property from the Collection of Elgin Baylor, the 11-time NBA All-Star , Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and L.A. Lakers legend. A collection of memorabilia, awards and personal property is set to be offered at auction on May 31.


February 6, 2013
Upper Deck announces plans for NHL rookie redemptions
When the NHLPA instituted a restriction on Rookie Cards for this season, many collectors wondered what would happen to the rookie redemptions they stockpiled. Many bought Edmonton Oilers redemptions out of Artifacts in hopes it would be 2012 No. 1 draft pick Nail Yakupov.

Unfortunately, we still don’t know who will be on the cards.


February 6, 2013
Kareem Abdul Jabbar's rookie 'Alcindor' jersey expected to bring $100,000+ at auction
A remarkable, and valuable, trio of basketball artifacts — Lew Alcindor's 1969-1971 game worn Milwaukee Bucks jersey (his last before becoming Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), Oscar Robertson's 1970-'71 NBA Championship Season game worn Milwaukee Bucks jersey and Kareem's first set of game worn goggles, from 1974 — are expected to bring more than $150,000 altogether at auction on Feb. 23 in New York as part of Heritage Auctions' Platinum Night Sports event.


February 6, 2013
Remembering Upper Deck’s Richard McWilliam
The modern sportscard hobby has lost one of its pioneering members. Richard P. McWilliam, co-founder and CEO of The Upper Deck Co., died unexpectedly at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., on Jan. 5. He was 59 years old.


February 5, 2013
Maine Auctioneer Also Sold $62k King Kelly Card On Boston Public Library’s Missing-List; Nuf-Ced McGreevy’s Trove Looted & Linked To Porn-King Of Lowell and Barry Halper
Saco River Auctions says lighting has struck a few times for them with consignments of ultra-rare baseball photographs from the 19th century but, as reported in our last two reports, two of them appear on the missing list of a major institutional collection.


February 5, 2013
A burst pipe ruins artifacts at the Baseball Heritage Museum in Cleveland
A flood at the Baseball Heritage & Broadcast Museum in the Colonial Arcade destroyed part of Cleveland’s history a week ago. A pipe burst in the ceiling of the museum and went unnoticed for several days, creating 4-8 inches of water on the basement floor.


February 4, 2013
Joe Flacco finds sweet spot on football signed by every Super Bowl winning quarterback
Flacco says he didn't hesitate and that he knew exactly where he wanted to make his mark.


February 3, 2013
Super Bowl 2013: Trading cards meet the digital age
In the maze of memorabilia, the next generation of trading cards reminds the crowd it’s the digital age.


February 3, 2013
Sports Illustrated publishes salute to Stan Musial
The magazine, which arrived in stores Thursday, includes stories from the SI archives, plenty of its famed photographs and more. It carries a $7.99 cover price.


February 2, 2013
Football found in W. Des Moines home may be worth thousands
His name graces the University of Iowa football stadium, is etched in the 1939 Heisman Trophy and was, apparently, scribbled on a football that, until this week, sat forgotten on a basement shelf in a West Des Moines home.


February 2, 2013
Geno Smith Signs Autograph, Trading Card Agreement with Panini
The deal is Smith’s first officially licensed NFL and NFL PLAYERS trading card deal and will include Smith’s first licensed autographed trading cards.


February 2, 2013
Babe Ruth-Al Capone ball sold for $61,863.34
MHCC President Brian Drent had estimated that the ball would go for as much as $200,000.


February 1, 2013
Arthur Ashe Estate Up For Auction, Including Personal Diaries And Wisdom Teeth
Ashe's teeth are to auction among more than 300 items consigned from the tennis star's estate.


February 1, 2013
Everything You Need To Know About 2013 Topps Baseball Series 1 Cards
Before you even look at your cards, make sure you DO NOT throw those wrappers in the trash. You will want them for this year’s Silver Slate wrapper redemption program. And every wrapper counts, retail and hobby. In addition to the 330 cards available, bonus autographed cards have been randomly inserted into packs and feature the likes of Cal Ripken Jr., Ken Griffey Jr., Nolan Ryan, Tony Gwynn, Manny Machado and Dylan Bundy.


February 1, 2013
Pitchers have fun with Career Chase in 2013 Topps
The arrival of 2013 Topps means the newest batch of Rookie Cards, stars and more to fill the cardboard annals of history.


January 31, 2013
Signed Bible dedicated to baseball's Branch Rickey found in Sacramento
Something unusual turned up in a donation bin at the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library for the yearly auction. It was a Bible, but not just any Bible. It was a Bible with “Pirates 1953” written across the top in blue ink, 31 different signatures and dedicated to Branch Rickey.


January 31, 2013
'Relentless' Police Track Down Mickey Mantle's Son's Stolen Career Ring
Investigators in Flint, Mich., tracked down a valuable ring commemorating Mickey Mantle's career six years after it was stolen from the baseball legend's son's Texas home.


January 31, 2013
Topps will revive Turkey Red as online exclusive
Turkey Red was a regular product for Topps from 2005 to 2007 before becoming simply an insert set in the company’s 2009 and 2010 flagship releases. They were based on cards of the same name from the early 1900s.


January 30, 2013
Super Bowl Rings: Breaking Down Championship Rings over 20 Years
As the NFL has evolved into America's No. 1 sport, the personalized rings have continued to become flashier and more expensive.


January 30, 2013
You can get your own ring — for real
The Kings have made a real white-gold-and-104-diamonds championship ring available to the general public through a raffle, an idea that AEG boss Tim Leiweke admits he stole from the Lakers.


January 30, 2013
Barry T. Malkin Headlines Current Huggins and Scott Auction
Card collectors will enjoy an abundance of 19th and 20th century rarities including professionally graded and raw examples of cards from a variety of designations, including a collection of tough-to-find 1923 Billiken Cuban cards with John “Pop” Lloyd (SGC 30); an attractive E122 Babe Ruth (SGC 40), the No. 15 PSA registered 1934 Goudey Baseball complete set; a complete 1933 Goudey set; a variety of T205 Gold Borders, T206 White Borders and more.


January 29, 2013
Inside the NFL Experience
The NFL Experience will host a sports memorabilia show and live auctions, celebrity football games and live broadcasts from the NFL Network.


January 29, 2013
Panini Launches Super Bowl XLVII Black Box Promotion
Each black box comes with one serial-numbered autograph card. They come in three different themes. Private Signings are all numbered to 25 or less. The checklist focuses on players with some Super Bowl history. Among the signers are Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith, Brett Favre, Jerry Rice and Terry Bradshaw.


January 28, 2013
Collector has 60 years of 49ers mementos
More than 20 years before an advertising writer fabricated a similar scene involving Mean Joe Green and a bottle of Coke, 12-year-old Martin Jacobs spotted his hero Hugh McElhenny outside Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. “I saw him getting into a pink Cadillac,” Jacobs says, remembering the 1955 encounter. “I said, ‘Can I have a souvenir?’ He said, ‘I’ve got my torn jersey.’ “

With that exchange, Jacobs was on his way to becoming the greatest private collector of 49ers memorabilia in San Francisco, with more than 2,500 items


January 27, 2013
Memorabilia dealer wants the juice on former NY Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado
Sports memorabilia dealer Spencer Lader and other defendants want Jose Reyes to tell them under oath what he knows about Carlos Delgado’s relationship with controversial Toronto sports medicine doctor Anthony Galea, who pleaded guilty in July 2011 to transporting misbranded and unapproved drugs into the United States.


January 27, 2013
Joe Greene’s Keepsakes, No Longer His
Hundreds of fan letters and clothing items are among memorabilia discovered by the warehouse owner, Michael Levine.


January 27, 2013
National Hockey Card Day Returns to the U.S. on Feb. 16
Upper Deck is helping to celebrate the return of hockey with National Hockey Card Day in the U.S. on Feb. 16. Upper Deck will be working with the company’s network of Certified Diamond Dealers to give out hundreds of thousands of exclusive “National Hockey Card Day” NHL trading card packs for free throughout the U.S. All puck fans need to do is head out on Saturday and visit a participating retailer to receive a free National Hockey Card Day pack.


January 26, 2013
Eruzione's 'Miracle On Ice' jersey going to auction
Iconic No. 21 jersey expected to sell for more than $1 million


January 26, 2013
Is Ray Lewis Memorabilia the Next MVP for Collectors & Is it Worth the Money?
The football market for one of a kind authentic memorabilia is finally about to blow wide open. Given current market trends, collecting now is almost a sure bet.


January 26, 2013
Panini to eliminate MAPP pricing policy
Panini America announced the elimination of its MAPP (minimum advertised pricing policy) program, which will begin with the February 27 release of National Treasures Baseball.


 

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