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March 31, 2012
Pistol Pete Maravich Still a Draw for Collectors.   While first gaining widespread notoriety at Louisiana State University by averaging a record 44 points a game for three years, and then entering the NBA as the third overall pick in 1970, Maravich added instant spark to any team.

March 31, 2012
Panini America Previews 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball.   Whatever one-word euphemisms you use to describe some of the most gorgeous trading cards ever produced, get them ready. You’re going to need them as you peruse the gallery that follows previewing 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball and some of the craziest, sickest, filthiest, nastiest, most insane baseball cards you’ve ever seen.


March 31, 2012
First Look: 2012 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Sports Edition.   The best of the best. The greatest athletes of generations are making their way into an Upper Deck set featuring men and women at the top of their games. Upper Deck was very select in picking the athletes to appear in 2012 All-Time Great Sports Edition. Just 20 superstars made the cut.


March 30, 2012
Memorabilia returned to baseball legend Reggie Jackson.   A Court Order Forces an Auction House to Return a 1977 World Series Championship Ring and a Watch Commemorating His 400th Home Run.


March 30, 2012
Oh Not Again! The World's Most Controversial Baseball Card to be Auctioned on Ebay.   For over a decade, John Cobb and Ray Edwards have been working to prove the authenticity of their 1909 T206 Honus Wagner Card. Their journey has been long and difficult, but now the card has been authenticated by an unknown company. Almost everyone in the hobby believes this card is fake. Auction starts April 18, 2012.


March 30, 2012
The Ted Williams Collection to be Auctioned at Fenway.   The sports hobby is abuzz with some amazing auction either already underway or about to take place in the next few weeks. One such auction is The Ted Williams Collection, being conducted by Hunt Auctions, which will conclude April 28 at Fenway Park in Boston. You can also preview the items at Fenway Park April 25-27.


March 29, 2012
Topps Announces Long-Term Agreement with NFLPA.   Topps is set to unveil its first product of the season, Bowman Football, just prior to the start of the 2012 NFL season. This will be the first time fans will have the opportunity to see the likes of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson and Justin Blackmon to go along with all of today's NFL superstars.


March 29, 2012
Michael Jordan golf tournament wards off autograph professionals.   Last Year's event got so out of hand with autograph hounds, that the new policy this year is that anyone trying to bring sports memorabilia or collectibles into Shadow Creek will be stopped at the gate. If you're bringing a jersey, you better wear it, or it will be confiscated.


March 29, 2012
Tiger Woods' Bay Hill Sunday Victory Shirt & Hat to be Singed by Woods and offered for sale by Upper Deck.   The shirt and hat will be signed by Tiger in the coming weeks and then offered up through Upper Deck’s Suite One-of-One program. This memorable piece of history will surely become the prized item of the collector lucky enough to capture it.


March 28, 2012
10 Most Fascinating Pieces of Baseball Memorabilia.   Vinny Messana shares his "want list".


March 28, 2012
That’s Bobby Thomson’s cap! ‘Shot Heard ‘Round The World’ item is going up for auction.   The famous lid will go up for bid in a SCP Auctions event that starts on April 30. Sports memorabilia experts believe it could fetch $100,000 or more when the auction finally ends.


March 28, 2012
‘Holy Grail’ of Golf Memorabilia Available at The Golf Auction.   To the uninitiated, this badge is underwhelming. But considering it is one of five known badges from the 1934 Masters, it is expected to bring $40,000-$50,000.


March 27, 2012
McFarlane Toys Offers First Resin Statue: Derek Jeter.   This statue stands approximately 12 inches tall, is individually numbered and retails at $225 with free shipping (only available in the U.S. and Canada). The statue will be limited to no more than 500 pieces made.


March 27, 2012
The True Story? Sports Collectibles Hobby is Alive and Well for Panini America.   Panini fires back after CBS News reporter Armen Keteyian took a stab at covering the sports card industry for a segment that aired over the weekend. The piece was light on investigation and heavy on sources seemingly hand picked to validate a preconceived conclusion: The collectibles hobby is dying.


March 27, 2012
Turns Out Warren Buffett Collects Sports Memorabilia Too.   Buffett was a big fan of former Red Sox player Ted Williams. He even had a rare photo from Williams' first game with the Sox—because he felt that his investment philosophy was similar to what Williams touted in his book about hitting a baseball.


March 27, 2012
Vintage Graded Baseball Cards Are Focus of New Website.   A new website for baseball card collectors has launched, focusing on the classic cards of yesteryear. Vintage Graded Baseball Cards provides information of use to beginning and intermediate collectors. Visitors to the site will find links to the latest collector news, and assistance for investors and new collectors.


March 27, 2012
Upper Deck Signs 'Iron' Mike Tyson to Trading Card and Memorabilia Deal.   Iconic Hall-of-Fame Boxer Will Appear in New Trading Card Releases and Sign Autographed Memorabilia for Upper Deck Authenticated.


March 26, 2012
Collectors lament baseball's House of Cards.   Some baseball cards have become collector's items. But just don't count on it becoming a ticket to Easy Street. As Armen Keteyian is about to tell us, a timeless hobby may really be just a House of Cards.


March 26, 2012
Was Armen Keteyian's CBS Story Slanted?   The Readers at Net54baseball.com feel the story was not as accurate as it could have been. The report failed to identify that the vintage baseball card market is doing reasonably well.


March 26, 2012
50 Ugliest Baseball Card Photos Ever.   A Funny Look at Some Awful Cards.


March 25, 2012
Collector has a lifetime of baseball correspondence.   A longtime autograph seeker, decided in the early 1980s to mail letters to autograph targets asking if they would please share a few words about their greatest sports thrill. Now he has more than 5,000 letters.


March 25, 2012
Rare Honus Wagner baseball card is on deck for auction.   Bill Goodwin will begin a month-long auction to sell one of the best examples of "The Card." He has set the minimum bid at $300,000 and estimates the price may reach — or exceed — $1 million.


March 24, 2012
Is a Reggie Jackson worth $56?   A Seasoned Investor Ponders Why Collectibles Have the Values That They Do.


March 24, 2012
The Las Vegas Industry Summit Continues to Serve as a Source of Inspiration for the Hobby.   Chris Carlin of Upper Deck shares his experiences at the Las Vegas Industry Summit.


March 23, 2012
NFL Tackles Upper Deck with Yet Another Lawsuit.   The NFL is seeking almost $1.5 million in damages. Upper Deck is now facing lawsuits from two leagues. Less than a month ago, Major League Baseball also filed suit against Upper Deck for breach of contract.


March 23, 2012
Jason Richardson recovers 2000 NCAA title ring.   The 12-year-old diamond-encrusted ring, which features a large “1” in the middle, along with his name and number on the side, had been stolen and sold to a memorabilia shop five years ago.


March 23, 2012
HOF Report: Negro League Statistics to Be Published.   For years, we’ve been told that Josh Gibson was the Babe Ruth of the Negro Leagues. But for years, there was no tangible way to argue such things. Until now. The Baseball Hall of Fame, in conjunction with the miracle that is BaseballReference.com, will publish all currently held statistics from the Negro Leagues.


March 22, 2012
T206 Wagner, Plank Headline Memory Lane’s ‘Holy Grail’ Auction.   The T206 Honus Wagner remains the hobby’s signature card – ultra scarce, highly sought after and over time, usually a pretty good investment, too. Collectors will have a chance to chase down the elusive Wagner card when Memory Lane opens its spring ‘Holy Grail Auction’ April 21


March 22, 2012
Panini Readies Tim Tebow's First Jets Card.   Whether this card makes its way into packs — or is replaced by something else — remains to be seen. Heck, things might change again by draft day.


March 21, 2012
Topps Will Bring Five Star to Baseball.   The high-end line, which debuted in the NFL in 2010 with a $400 suggested retail price per box, included four on-card autographs and one jumbo Relic in every box in its debut football season. Details for the baseball line were not yet disclosed.


March 21, 2012
Signed portion of Kobe’s high school gym floor nets more than $2,500.   A 3-by-3-foot square portion of the former gym floor at Ardmore (Pa.) Lower Merion High signed by Kobe sold for a whopping $2,550 on eBay. The item -- which was first brought to Prep Rally's attention by friend of the blog and fantastic Ball Don't Lie blogger Dan Devine -- was auctioned by an account which identified itself as "kobe_bryant_auctions," which has sold a grand total of just four items on the auction site, all of which appear to be Kobe Bryant memorabilia.


March 21, 2012
Bronx Museum Baseball Exhibit Gives Yankee Fans Free Ride to Stadium.   Just in time for Opening Day, Bombers fans will be able stroll through a museum exhibit full of Bronx baseball artifacts, then take a free trolley to Yankee Stadium to see the real thing in action.


March 21, 2012
Historic NCAA Basketball Find at a Storage Facility Auction.   Tim McAlpin had no idea when he won the contents of a storage unit that he acquired a basketball which has the autograph of every player on the UC Bearcat team that played and beat The Ohio State Buckeyes during the 1962 NCAA Championship.


March 21, 2012
Bill Veeck Exhibit Coming to California.   The Baseball Reliquary presents “Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick,” a major exhibition on the life and times of one of the most influential figures in baseball history, from April 9-May 24 at the Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia, Calif.


March 20, 2012
Cops: Woman swiped $28K in sports memorabilia from father.   Some of the items stolen from Bernier's father and sold on eBay were: a 1933 World Series program (valued at $1,000), 1955 Yankee Yearbook ($750), and a 1951 Baseball All-Star program ($300), the arrest warrant said. Some of the more valuable items recovered from the Stratford memorabilia dealer were: a Mariano Rivera autographed baseball ($300), 1969 World Series program ($750), 1962 Mets Yearbook ($600), Superbowl I program ($500) and a 1049 World Series program ($600).


March 20, 2012
Going, going, gong at the Olympics auction.   Christie’s auction of Games memorabilia is the quicker, easier and surprisingly cheaper route to Olympics glory, writes Nick Curtis.


March 20, 2012
Panini Reaches Exclusive Agreement With USA Baseball.   The deal makes Panini America the official baseball card of USA Baseball and grants Panini America exclusive trading card category rights to all USA Baseball marks as well as the annual Collegiate, 18U and 15U national teams.


March 19, 2012
Upper Deck Helping To Keep Small Card Store Open.   According to Jason Juoni, owner of Jay's Sports Cards and Memorabilia in Ashland, times have been tough. Upper Deck jumped into action when they learned that Juoni's 18-month-old business would be closing in 30 days.


March 19, 2012
2012 Leaf Metal Golf drops this week with Jack Nicklaus autographs.   2012 is turning out to be a battleground of sorts for fans of golf trading cards. Later this year, Upper Deck will be making their return with 2012 SP Authentic Golf highlighted by some long-awaited autograph cards from Tiger Woods.


March 19, 2012
Antoine Walker NBA Championship Ring SOLD in Bankruptcy Case.   Walker, who won the ring as a member of the 2006 Miami Heat, filed for bankruptcy back in 2010, claiming he racked up more than $12.7 million in debts but had only $4 mill in assets.


March 18, 2012
The Complete 2012 Topps Heritage Baseball Visual Checklist - Color Swap Variation SP.   Spotting certain SP variations in 2012 Topps Heritage can sometimes be tricky. Here's a compiled visual checklist to confirm that you have an actual SP in you hands.


March 18, 2012
New Book Now Available - Dugout Treasures, Memorabilia and Memories has been completed and is now available for purchase.   Jonathan Popovich's book details the story of the hunt and shared memories from the collecting trail as told thru the items themselves…from antique shows and flea markets, to garage sales and auctions, each item portrayed throughout the 140+ pages has a story to tell.


March 17, 2012
Can Baltimore's 'Ball Boys' be the next 'Pawn Stars?'.   Like "Pawn Stars," "Ball Boys" has a lot going for it on the fantasy level. It holds out the promise that the old score card from a 1920s baseball game found in your grandfather's attic might be worth a bundle.


March 17, 2012
Topps puts collectors in an interesting situation for Pujols’ Angels cards.   the 2012 base Topps set features a super short print card of Angels’ first baseman Albert Pujols. It is the first card to feature Pujols in an Angels uniform, even though Panini America released a card of Pujols in its 2011 Elite Extra Edition that lists him as playing for “Los Angeles.” The basic Topps card, which features Pujols in Photoshopped uniform, sells for about $100.


March 17, 2012
Another Ty Cobb Fake: Ebay's Fraud Team Pulls "Rotten Peach" Certified and Slabbed by PSA/DNA Experts.   The eBay seller BigDaddySportsCards of Alexandria, Louisiana, was offering it for almost $1,300.00 until the item was removed from the site.


March 16, 2012
Fan Who Caught Derek Jeter's 3,000 Ball Has a Baseball Card.   Christian Lopez's Topps baseball card can be found in packs of 2012 Topps Opening Day, which arrived in stores last week -- and just four copies of the card have surfaced on eBay in that time.


March 16, 2012
1996 Yankees Championship Ring a Top Draw in Connecticut Auction.   Without a doubt the most exciting item in the auction for sports memorabilia collectors is an actual 1996 New York Yankees World Championship ring, once owned by former major leaguer Rey Quinones.


March 15, 2012
Upper Deck President Allegedly Drunk in Deposition.   If it turns out that McWilliam was less than forthcoming about whether he was drunk during his deposition, that could really hurt his case. Also, given McWilliam was also combative, he may already have had a strike against him in the juror's mind.


March 15, 2012
This weekend’s Sports Collectibles Convention in Chicago didn’t just book some of the biggest names in sports, but also some of the most controversial.   Boxing legend Mike Tyson, NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman and baseball’s all-time hits leader Pete Rose, who was banned from the sport’s Hall of Fame for betting on his team’s games, are scheduled to appear at the convention, which takes place Friday through Sunday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.


March 15, 2012
Decorate With Vintage Topps Wrapper Wall Graphics.   Topps Sports Card Wrappers are now available as WALLS 360 wall graphics, and feature iconic, large-format designs from the original Topps Baseball, Basketball, Football and Hockey card wrappers.


March 14, 2012
“Day with the Cup” Inserts Return for 2011-12 NHL Upper Deck Series Two.   The set returns for 2011-12 NHL Upper Deck Series Two with eleven new subjects doing everything from biking with the Stanley Cup to riding with it on horseback. Cards will have unique photography on the front and back along with information about how the athlete spent their “Day with the Cup.” The odds of pulling these cards remain difficult with them appearing 1:1000 hobby packs, 1:2500 retail packs and 1:5000 blaster packs.


March 14, 2012
Panini America Offers a Sneak Peek at the New 2011-12 Past & Present Basketball.   


March 14, 2012
The Basics: 2012 Topps Heritage Baseball Variations and Inclusions.   The official hobby arrival of 2012 Topps Heritage is just a day away, so here are some of the things to look for when you’re ripping into those packs of the 1963-inspired cards.


March 13, 2012
All in the cards for Topps photographer.   Since 1989, Forwerck has been taking pictures of professional baseball players for the New York-based Topps Co.


March 13, 2012
REA’s Annual Auction to Include T206 Wagner, Ruth Bat and Ali’s ‘Thrilla in Manilla’ Shorts.   The catalog for Robert Edward Auctions’ 2012 blockbuster sale will ship on April 16. Inside the catalog will be hundreds of items worthy of the most prestigious collections in the world, both public and private. The auction will open April 16 and close May 12. Bidding can be conducted by fax, phone or via the website www.robertedwardauctions.com.


March 13, 2012
How Did A "Ty Cobb Signed" Baseball That Wasn’t Made Until 15 Years After His Death Almost Get Auctioned By The Country's Largest Auction House?   The ball was a featured item in Heritage's upcoming April auction and certified genuine by the two major authentication outfits PSA/DNA and JSA and according to them.


March 12, 2012
Contrived Scarcity in Collecting.   In sports collecting, this scheme is practiced by card companies that encapsulate a product – such as an autograph or jersey or bat fragment – within a card and then mark the card as one of a limited edition. The unmistakable inference is that by being housed within a card that is marked as having restricted availability, the product itself becomes comparatively more valuable.


March 11, 2012
Ted Williams’ family will auction off the late Splendid Splinter’s sports memorabilia at historic Fenway Park [map] on April 28.   Featured in the auction are more than 700 of the slugger’s baseball artifacts, including his 1949 Most Valuable Player Award, his Hall of Fame ring and a baseball Babe Ruth signed to Williams.


March 11, 2012
Upper Deck brings back Exquisite Collection Football for a late 2011 release.   Panini and Upper Deck are still pumping out new 2011 product like its, well, 2011. It's really hard to still call them rookies with a year under their belt already, right?


March 11, 2012
Panini America Previews the Black Box Hits Headed to Industry Summit.   With the 2012 Industry Summit less than two weeks away, Panini America officials putting the finishing touches on the legendary Black Boxes that have come to virtually define one of the sports collectibles industry’s most important events.


March 10, 2012
“Dodgers: From Coast to Coast" Coffee Table Book Available Opening Day.   The book chronicles the colorful history of the Dodgers dating back to the team’s roots in Brooklyn in the 1890s and includes rare photographs and documents, unique memorabilia and never-before-seen photos.


March 10, 2012
Gallery: 25 Amazing Antique Baseball Cards.   Baseball cards say a lot about American history. Originally issued by tobacco companies, early cards are equal parts advertisement and celebration of sport. Released in distinct series, the cards are also fine examples of popular graphic design trends and methods of printing (for example, lithography).


March 10, 2012
Topps Offers Replacement For Missing Hits in 2012 Topps Tribute Baseball.   Topps makes good on their error. When they revealed the terms of the number of hits per box, the standard Tribute formula of 3 autos and 3 relics was applied. But there were supposed to be bonus hits in the form of Tribute To The Stars Autograph cards that would appear in sealed boxes as an incremental hit. But it turns out that these autographs were not placed correctly so instead of being additional bonus hits, they replaced the regular autographs making it the only hit of the pack. So, technically, the collectors who pull these are shorted a hit.


March 9, 2012
Joel Platt's Sports Immortals Museum in Boca Raton Florida is a treasure trove of sports memorabilia.   The museum, which Platt opened in 1994, houses 30,000 of the more than 1 million sports mementos which he traveled more than a million miles to collect.


March 9, 2012
Mantle Flannel Hits $114,000 in Grey Flannel’s $1.1 Million Auction.   Grey Flannel Auctions’ Winter Classic auction – held live at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards in Baltimore – grossed $1,187,599 and achieved a 100-percent sell-through rate. The Feb. 11 auction featuring 107 lots of choice baseball, basketball, football and other professional sports memorabilia chalked up an average price of almost $11,500 per lot.


March 8, 2012
Colts Fans Snatch Up Manning Memorabilia.   Despite the disappointing news of Peyton Manning's departure, Colts fans' appetite for No. 18 memorabilia wasn't quashed by Wednesday's announcement.


March 8, 2012
Fenway Park listed on National Register of Historic Places.   The storied, century-old home of the Boston Red Sox, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Red Sox in December announced plans for a series of events to celebrate the park’s centennial. The Red Sox statement said the team looked forward to a formal celebration of the historic designation sometime during the season.


March 8, 2012
The Kingdome's Original Dugouts and Benches Are For Sale on eBay.   A Seattle memorabilia company is currently hosting an eBay auction for both the home and visitors dugouts -- wood benches, bat racks, and all -- from the dearly-departed Kingdome. The opening bid for the structures in all their teal-painted glory is a mere $7,500.


March 7, 2012
Jeter’s Mich. childhood house for sale.   The team captain’s childhood home in Kalamazoo, Mich., is going on the market for $140,000 in a matter of weeks, the owners told The Post. “I love this house,” said Kelly Mohamed, 47, a supermarket clerk who paid $110,000 for the modest blue and gray split-level in 2001.


March 7, 2012
The Top 25 Baseball Books for Your Desert Island.   Baseball lends itself to book form so effortlessly because day and in and year out, the game wears fantastic drama on its sleeve. In the mood for a sprawling Russian novel? Let's go with a history of the Cubs. Fast-paced action thriller? Any book on the 1967 American League race will do.


March 6, 2012
Panini Authentic Donates Rare Kobe-Signed Shoes to 2012 Industry Summit Auction.   The extremely rare Nike ID Zoom VI shoes utilize a design created exclusively for Bryant through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bryant wore one pair of the shoes on March 8, 2011, while scoring 26 points in a 101-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Although the shoes being donated to the Industry Summit Silent Auction weren’t worn in a game, both shoes are autographed by Bryant and carry an approximate value of between $1,500 and $2,000 according to Panini Authentic’s Brian Bayne.


March 6, 2012
Phil Jackson's First Certified Autographs Finally Arrive.   For all the things he did in the game of basketball, there was one thing that never, ever happened, until now. He never signed a certified autograph.


March 6, 2012
Feds Conduct Raids on Sports Memorabilia Stores.   According to the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition the copys cost U.S. businesses close to $500 billion each year. Monday’s warrants were part of the ongoing effort called “Operation Fake Sweep.”


March 6, 2012
Darvish signs exclusive deal with Topps.   Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has reached a multi-year deal with Topps that grants the company exclusive rights for autographed trading and game-used memorabilia cards.


March 6, 2012
New Website Launch for Investment Help With Vintage Baseball Cards.   Baseballcardinvestment.com contains information written by experts in the field; collectors with over 50 years of combined experience who share their information about the cards, the history, the market and the trends. Alternative investment assets such as rare baseball cards don’t often have reliable information sources from which to guide buyers.


March 5, 2012
Greg Bussineau spring auction includes finest examples of Walter Johnson, Hack Wilson and others.   The sale will feature 562 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, cards of legendary Hall of Famers and PSA-graded registry sets. Bidding will begin on Mar. 15 and end on April 5. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on Mar. 8.


March 2, 2012
Huggins and Scott rolls out an impressive auction with Clemente cap, Marciano signed ball and ‘High Pockets’ game-used bat.   There is something wonderful about participating in an auction where you can bid on high-grade singles, unique photos, complete sets and game-used pieces from some of the greats of the game.


March 2, 2012
Major Leage Baseball Sues Upper Deck For Unpaid Trademark Lawsuit Setlement Money.   MLB Properties, the licensing arm of the Major League Baseball and its teams, filed a lawsuit against Upper Deck in U.S. District Court on Wednesday seeking more than a quarter-million dollars owed to it as part of a previous trademark infringement and breach of contract lawsuit settlement.


March 2, 2012
Bell Centre memorabilia owner charged with fraud.   Most of the memorabilia displayed at the Montreal Canadiens Hall of Fame is owned by businessman Allan Rubin, who is accused of a massive tax fraud.


March 1, 2012
Wilt's 100-point game ball a mysterious part of NBA history.   A half-century after Wilt Chamberlain either dunked or laid in the shot that produced the last points of his legendary 100-point game, the location of the ball -- and even its very existence -- is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, shrouded in debate.


March 1, 2012
Prince Fielder has soft spot for autograph-hungry fans.   Every day this spring, Prince Fielder walks out of the clubhouse to sign autographs. He chats with fans ... and keeps signing. He poses for pictures ... and keeps signing. He signs bats and balls, for diehard fans and for men who sure looked like they were going to turn around and sell whatever Fielder signed. He gets a towel, whipes the sweat off his forehead ... and keeps signing.


March 1, 2012
The Ultimate in Sports Memorabilia - Michael Jordan house in Highland Park for sale.   The listing offers everything a celebrity could want: privacy on eight acres, security in the suburb of Highland Park, a beautifully appointed 50,000 square foot home with an indoor basketball complex.


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.