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

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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


March 26, 2014
How a squad of self-appointed experts took over the billion-dollar autograph industry
Today, few autographs are bought or sold without the blessing of either Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) or its competitor, James Spence Authentication (JSA). The two companies have come to dominate the market, verifying hundreds of thousands of signatures each year.


March 25, 2014
How To Build A World-Class Sports Memorabilia Collection From Scratch
When the New York Mets decided to mount an exhibit at their Citifield museum celebrating the 50th anniversary of Shea Stadium, their old ballpark, they knew the man to call. Since 2010, Andy Fogel, the Medici of Mets collectors, has loaned the Mets 100 pieces from his collection of game-used bats, game-used jerseys, pins, souvenirs, autographs, and assorted memorabilia.


March 25, 2014
Baseball memorabilia main attraction at Ohio Sports Collector Convention
Baseball remains the No. 1 sports collecting and memorabilia attraction. Mike Heffner, President of sports auction heavyweight Lelands, can explain why.


March 25, 2014
New Upper Deck Master Collection set puts together 30 great athletes
The All-Time Great Master Collection features 30 great athletes. Each box will come with one autograph from all 30 athletes, a Michael Jordan multi-diamond card, hand-painted cards, metal patch cards and a dual signed card.

Another bonus item could be an autographed buyback, a championship ring, full game-worn jersey or equipment, historical sports relics or even a Michael Jordan Motorsports motorcycle.


March 24, 2014
The Championship Rings of the Cincinnati Bengals
The Championship Rings of the Cincinnati Bengals

Founded in 1966 as a member of the American Football League (AFL), the Bengals have won two championships, both in the 1980s.


March 24, 2014
Hard-to-find cards are a business home run for North Jersey baseball card stores
The diminished market has made the hunt to find rare and valuable cards essential for North Jersey's few remaining stores.


March 24, 2014
Press Pass previews 2014 Showbound Football
Press Pass Showbound Football will feature all on-card autographs. There are no regular base cards in 2014. Each box will have six on-card autographs with the base autographs using Chromium technology.


March 23, 2014
Contents from Newport Sports Museum to be Offered by SCP Auctions
The museum housed more than 10,000 significant game-used artifacts and mementos representing every major sport and athletic endeavor imaginable.


March 23, 2014
Beckett Radio — Talking Industry Summit baseball card news and more
Join hosts Derek Ficken and Justin Grunert as they talk about the latest announcements from the Industry Summit as well as the hobby in general along with Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds.


March 22, 2014
1920s Cuban baseball cards hit $57,500 in Hake's auction
The 1920s Tomas Gutierrez Cuban baseball card set is the only complete example sold


March 22, 2014
An inside look at Upper Deck card company
The card company shared with CBS News some very rare collector's items, including a hand-painted Tiger Woods card worth about $1,500. They also created a prototype of a trading card of reporter Kelly Hessedal.


March 22, 2014
Johnny Manziel wins ‘Johnny Football’ trademark case
Former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback and potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFl Draft, Johnny Manziel has won a legal battle over the trademark rights to his nickname, “Johnny Football” and is expected to cash in on this decision.


March 21, 2014
Eli Manning hits back against ‘fake game-worn gear’ suit
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is hitting back at a lawsuit that maintains he participated in a scheme to pass off bogus “game-worn” memorabilia as the real deal — saying he was only dragged into the sordid affair because of his fame.


March 21, 2014
Baseball Card Collector's Mad Quest To Find Every Hank Greenberg Card Ever Made
Brian Roth Is Searching for All 500 of them


March 21, 2014
Frozen Pond Features Sawchuk Mask, More Maple Leaf Gardens Memorabilia
The online auction features 421 lots comprising some top hockey and sports memorabilia.


March 20, 2014
The Baltimore Colts 1968 NFL Championship Ring That Wasn't
The Baltimore Colts 1968 NFL Championship Ring That Wasn't

When the 1968 NFL Champion Baltimore Colts lost to the New York Jets in Super Bowl III, the team decided to break a long-standing tradition.


March 20, 2014
Team USA Hockey Auctioning Off Olympic Jerseys
Oshie, Patrick Kane and a bunch of other Team USA players have donated their jerseys to the USA Hockey Foundation ... in an effort to raise money for hockey programs for kids.


March 20, 2014
Panini Makes Big Announcement Surrounding the Future of Patch Cards
Over the last few card years, the quality of patches released in products has grown to an almost unsupportable level. As game used jerseys have become commonplace and lost values, companies have relied almost exclusively on finding ways to keep them as a valuable part of a product’s checklist. One way to do that is to introduce more and more crazy patches in as many cards as possible.


March 19, 2014
Gotta Have It! Accused of Holding on to Wall Street Whiz's Memorabilia
The executor of the estate of Martin Zweig, claims Gotta Have It! owes Zweig's estate $676,081, largely from pocketing money Zweig gave it to buy two original baseball contracts signed by Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson.


March 19, 2014
Unopened Cases and Ruth, Gehrig Signed Items Lead Lineup at Collect Auctions
Fresh off a sale of a 1975 Topps Baseball unopened cello case that brought $66,570, Collect Auctions again has an excellent assortment of unopened material in a sale that kicks off March 24 and ends April 3.


March 19, 2014
2014 Industry Summit: Panini America discusses new products
Panini admitted 2013 was a mixed year, plenty of which had to do with football. Football is a rookie-driven sport and the tail of the 2012 season did well while a weaker 2013 rookie class didn’t drive sales.

Panini expects that to turn around with a 2014 football class that features Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Jadeveon Clowney and others.


March 18, 2014
Making A Mint From Old Ticket Stubs Linked To Babe Ruth And Other Greats
A full, untorn ticket from the 1927 World Series sold for $41,825 (including the buyer’s premium), more than half of Babe Ruth’s salary that year.


March 18, 2014
Checking in With Check Out My Cards
The web site has an inventory of about 8.2 million items, cards mainly, but also sports-related bottle caps, magazines and poker chips, along with a variety of comic books.


March 18, 2014
Leaf acquires the rights to Sportkings
Leaf CEO Brian Gray said his company is working on a new release, which is slated to come out around the 2014 National Sports Collector Convention.

“We are getting all new names in the product,” Gray told Beckett Media. “We got (Michael) Phelps, he’s never been in it before. We got Ichiro in there. We’ll also have guys like (Johnny) Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney.”


March 17, 2014
Baseball auction offers ticket to 1867 convention
The convention ticket, along with an 1870 Philadelphia Athletics season ticket and a painting of Cy Young in a Boston uniform believed to date to the early 1900s, will be sold Wednesday during an auction at Saco River’s offices in Biddeford.


March 17, 2014
Contemplating the Fate of ‘Poor’ Mickey Mantle Cards
The baseball card market operates on the principles of supply and demand. Condition is king. Terms like “Poor,” “Very Poor,” “Mint” and “Gem Mint” persuade with seeming authority that a thin piece of cardboard belongs in the same durable goods category as a Tiffany diamond.


March 17, 2014
Upper Deck launches kindness campaign during 25th year
Upper Deck is watching hobby message boards, social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube while also talking with loyal shops about who some of their best customers are. They're not necessarily looking for the collectors that spend the most, but rather fans who have been positive advocates for Upper Deck and the hobby throughout the last 25 years.

Upper Deck will review those submissions and schedule worthy requests between now and the end of the year.


March 16, 2014
Rare baseball memorabilia on display in South Portland
A handwritten letter from Jackie Robinson, a bat used by Hank Aaron, and a baseball signed by the legend himself, Ted Williams, were just a few of the items on display.


March 16, 2014
Son of legendary LA sportswriter Vincent X. Flaherty sells off collectibles to run for Congress
His father has been credited with helping bring the Dodgers to Los Angeles. Now the son is using the father's fame to finance his campaign.


March 16, 2014
Upper Deck produces special 2014 Industry Summit set
“Every (Upper Deck) Certified Diamond Dealer in attendance will score a special 25th Anniversary pack,” wrote Chris Carlin via the Upper Deck Blog. “Inside shop owners can find single, dual or even quadruple autograph cards signed from the biggest names in the game who have played such a major role in Upper Deck’s success over the years.”


March 15, 2014
Tiger Woods ordered to pay $1 million-plus in sports memorabilia suit
The jury rendered its verdict after listening to more than 45 minutes of testimony from Woods himself in response to litigation filed by Bruce Matthews.

Matthews sued Woods for $1.75 million, claiming he reneged on a contract to provide a certain number of autographs and photographs.


March 15, 2014
Panini adds a twist to Titanium Basketball retail packs
Collectors buying retail packs of 2013-14 Titanium Basketball will notice something different from its hobby counterpart.

Along with a configuration of one pack for $20, there will be five versions of Rookie Memorabilia cards. Retail packs will come with two of these cards, two base and one numbered star or Rookie Card. The top 20 rookies will be featured on the different card designs with the fifth card being short-printed.


March 15, 2014
Topps Announces Exclusive Autograph Deal with Bryce Harper!
Bryce Harper autographed cards are currently some of the most sought after in the market.


March 14, 2014
Jason Spezza replaces stolen autographs
When Spezza learned that a prized photograph of himself and Erik Karlsson had been stolen from a sick 21-year-old Sens fan, he made it his mission to make things right.


March 14, 2014
'World's oldest hockey stick' tops $50K in EBay auction
The so-called "Moffatt stick" was put up for auction by owner Mark Presley.

Presley spent six years studying the history of the stick, which he bought for $1,000 in 2008 from a local barber shop that displayed it for nearly 30 years.


March 14, 2014
SCP Auctions Presenting the Delbert Mickel Estate Collection in May
Game-used jerseys collectors will wants to hone in on the upcoming SCP Auctions sale slated for April 30-May 17. One of the integral components of the auctions will be the estate collection of Delbert Merkel, one of the foremost collectors in that category.


March 13, 2014
The History of MLB Trading Cards
The U.S. first produced baseball cards the year of 1869 (can be debated) and as time carried on the sport gained greater popularity, resulting in cards being produced in other countries such as Japan (1898), Cuba (1909), and Canada (1912).


March 13, 2014
Man Has Autographed Baseball of Everyone Who Has Donned Rays Uniform
More than 400 players, coaches and managers have donned a Tampa Bay jersey since the team joined Major League Baseball in 1998.

If any Rays fan wants to see what an autograph of any player or coach looks like in the franchise's history, Jeff McKenney is the man to see.


March 13, 2014
Carlton Fisk ball back to auction
The home run ball hit by Fisk off Reds pitcher Pat Darcy in Game 6 of the '75 World Series is considered one of the most iconic moments in baseball history. It's being sold by Robert Edward Auctions in its April catalog. The reserve price is $100,000.


March 12, 2014
The Championship Ring Forum – Nothing But Rings!
The Championship Ring Forum – Nothing But Rings!

Championship ring collectors and enthusiasts commonly complain there’re few resources available to learn about rings. Well, that’s changed.


March 12, 2014
Babe Ruth Autographed Bat HITS the Market!
Babe Ruth Autographed Bat HITS the Market!

Ruth Single Signed Ball and Ruth-Gehrig signed ball, too. These new to the market authenticated pieces of vintage sports memorabilia are now available at AllSportsAuctions.com


March 12, 2014
Buyer Beware: 10 Sports Memorabilia Items You Should Think Twice About
Based on many years of treasure hunting, here are 10 items you should be extra cautious about or skip altogether before taking the plunge.


March 12, 2014
1933 Delong Lou Gehrig Brings $30,000 in I Own It Now Sale
A Near Mint-Mint pair of Lou Gehrig cards sold for a combined $50,000, pacing the recent I Own it Now online catalog sale conducted by Memory Lane Auctions. The 1933 Delong and 1932 U. S. Caramel were among the vintage headliners in the event, which allows collectors to buy cards outright or wait a few days in hopes of making a better offer.


March 12, 2014
2014 Industry Summit Giveaways Start to Take Shape
Many of the companies have started to leak the previews of their summit giveaways, and for the most part they are pretty cool. While Upper Deck is in the midst of their 25th anniversary, and bringing their version of the famous black box, that is just the beginning. Panini is taking a football focus with the Green Parallel of Select Football, which was made popular at the summit last year for basketball.


March 11, 2014
Minor League Find: 1940 Buffalo Bisons Near Set at Kevin Savage Cards
Kevin Savage Cards recently came across a find that makes baseball card collectors giddy. It’s not on the level of the Black Swamp Find in terms of value. However, in terms of what was known to be in the hands of collectors previously, it’s quite a significant find – especially for minor league card collectors.


March 11, 2014
Thrift Treasures - Cal Ripken Jr. signed book for 99 cents
If my name was Matt, I’d be in heaven.


March 10, 2014
Presenting the Infinite Baseball Cards Set
Fathers should never underestimate the influence they have on their sons, especially when it comes to sharing a passion like baseball.


March 10, 2014
Huge Sports Card Show
Sports card and memorabilia collectors from around the Midwest gathered over the weekend. They displayed sports cards ranging in value from a quarter to over thousands of dollars.


March 9, 2014
Panini America Ready to Honor Dallas Stars Legend Mike Modano with Special Card Set
Working with Panini, Modano personally selected the nine favorite moments from his illustrious career that he’d most like to see honored in a special trading-card tribute.


March 8, 2014
Martin Abramowitz produces baseball cards featuring Jewish Major Leaguers
His passion for baseball has led him to produce editions of heritage baseball cards featuring "Jews with bats," as his website describes it. The most recent set of cards goes on sale March 15 – in plenty of time for Opening Day.


March 8, 2014
Eric Foster’s Championship Ring Stolen
A Reward is being offered by Eric Foster for the return of his stolen Colts 2009 AFC Championship ring


March 7, 2014
Does College Basketball Have an Autograph Problem?
Coaches and administrators across the country said they’ve noticed increased efforts by outsiders to obtain the signatures of their star athletes on items they can sell for profit.


March 7, 2014
Twins 1987 World Series Ring For Sale At Pawn Shop
Minnesotans looking for a piece of Minnesota Twins history may want to dig deep and head over to Pawn America, because a 1987 World Series ring is up for sale.


March 7, 2014
Topps teases return of Stadium Club baseball cards
Stadium Club, which was first released in two series back in 1991, hasn’t been seen in baseball since 2008 when it returned for a single season as a high-end hit-per-pack product for hobby shops and a more standard release at retail. At that time, it hadn’t been seen since 2003.


March 6, 2014
1923-24 Tomas Gutierrez Complete Set Now Live at Hake’s
On Hake’s Americana’s March 18 online-only auction, a rare treasure of both Cuban and baseball history will be sold – the only complete collection of Cuban baseball cards issued in 1923-24 by Tomas Gutierrez, manufacturers of Diaz brand cigarettes, ever to cross the auction block.


March 6, 2014
2013 Spectra is Live – Is Price of Admission Too Much?
If Bowman Sterling is one of the worst price points of the year, why is Panini rushing to fill that category as well? You cant have boxes that cost 300 bucks unless you are delivering some of the best content of the year. So far, neither Bowman Sterling nor Spectra is on that path, so why are they being made?


March 6, 2014
First look: 2014 Leaf Valiant Football cards
It’s coming back — 2014 Leaf Valiant Football, an all-autograph product, will return in this spring. Each box will have four autographs of many of the top 2014 NFL prospects.


March 5, 2014
Upper Deck Celebrating 25 Years With Commemorative Product, Tons of Giveaways
Upper Deck will unveil a 250-card, 25th-anniversary multi-sport set, utilizing a design similar to its inaugural 1989 baseball card set, this summer. Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealers already got special visits from Upper Deck staff delivering unique autographs cards to be passed onto customers.


March 5, 2014
2014 Donruss Baseball: New Recollection Collection Plays On Nostalgia
For a very long time, the Donruss Recollection Collection made some major waves with collectors, offering just that type of card. Now that 2014 Donruss is out for the first time in close to a decade, these cards are making a return.


March 5, 2014
Did Upper Deck include an unlisted parallel in Series 2 Hockey?
Upper Deck may have included at least one parallel in Series 2 Hockey not included on the checklist – Young Guns acetate parallels. A few collectors and dealers found the stealthy hit on the first day of the release.

There are Young Guns Exclusives (numbered to 100), High Gloss or Spectrum (numbered to 10), Printing Plates (1-of-1) parallels, and Canvas Young Guns inserts on the CL, but no mention of the acetate cards.


March 4, 2014
How A Yankees Coach Sold A Bat Shard For $48,000
At $48,000, it may be the world’s most expensive scrap of wood. An anonymous buyer paid that price last weekend at Heritage’s record-setting $7.6 million sports auction in New York City for the 18-inch shard of bat that Yankees Pitcher Roger Clemens fielded and, the Heritage catalogue recounts, “fired back into the path of the stunned” Mets slugger, Mike Piazza during the 2000 World Series.


March 4, 2014
Rare Early Baseball Poster Features Boston Unions and Philadelphia Keystones
Bonhams upcoming sale, “Treasures from The Caren Archive” on April 7, will include an exceedingly rare color poster advertisement for an early professional baseball game between the Boston Unions and the Philadelphia Keystones (estimate $15,000-$25,000). The April 30, 1884, game was played near present-day Copley Square in Boston’s Back Bay.


March 4, 2014
Topps confirms origin of 2013 Kyle Kendrick error card
For the last few months, a few baseball card collectors have found an unusual 2013 Topps card of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick.


March 3, 2014
Pro Football Hall of Fame’s conflicting descriptions of Eli helmet
A spokesman for HOF has publicly denied claiming the helmet on display was from Super Bowl XLII — but that denial is contradicted by the hall’s own Web site.

The site says the helmet and another game artifact “worn by New York Giants’ teammates Eli Manning and David Tyree in their team’s win over the Patriots arrived in March 2009.”


March 3, 2014
Mickey Mantle's Famous Death Bed Speech Handwritten Notes Up for Auction
Grey Flannel Auctions will be opening up bidding on the handwritten notes for the speech that Mick had earlier scribbled on the back of a PGA tour score card in his hospital room.


March 3, 2014
Card Gallery: Inscriptions and Red Ink Autos from 2014 Press Pass Football
Every year, Press Pass puts together an autographs set that doesn’t only include basic autos but rare Red Ink parallels and Inscription autographs.


March 2, 2014
Upper Deck Bringing Out the Rookies in UD Football
Upper Deck will be the first card manufacturer to deliver licensed rookie cards of top talents like Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Michael Sam, Blake Bortles, Derek Carr, Ka’Deem Carey, Sammy Watkins and other sensational draft picks to be. Fans and collectors can look for rookie cards (including autograph versions) of these young stars when 2014 Upper Deck Football hits shelves on April 16.


March 2, 2014
Autographed Ball Co. prepares to close
Started almosst 70 years ago and at one point the only such company in the world, it grew and thrived for decades, peaking with its best year in the early 1990s.


March 1, 2014
25 Years Of Upper Deck
Almost immediately, the buzz over Upper Deck sent a ripple through the entire sports card hobby. Over the next few years, card companies flooded the market with more brands and sets than the industry had ever seen. Baseball card shows were regular events in hotels and malls. Interest was so high that even small towns could support baseball card shops.


March 1, 2014
2014 Metal Draft Football Now Available From Leaf
In addition to the base autographs, the set contains several other autographed insert collections, each one with Prismatic parallels at multiple levels as limited as 1-of-1.


March 1, 2014
Card Gallery: 2014 Topps Heritage baseball cards
With this year’s Topps Heritage set less than a week away, Topps has begun teasing images of what’s to be found in this year’s remake of the 1965 Topps set.


February 28, 2014
Collectors Universe Certifies Its 50 Millionth Collectible
Since its founding in 1991, the Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) and PSA/DNA Authentication Services divisions have certified over 22 million trading cards, sports memorabilia items and autographs with a combined estimated market value of over $1 billion.

Among the PSA and PSA/DNA certified items are the baseball bat that sold for $1.2 million in 2004 that was used by Babe Ruth in 1923 to hit the first home run in the original Yankee Stadium. And at the request of the NFL, PSA/DNA has authenticated all of the footballs used in more than a dozen Super Bowl games.


February 28, 2014
NHL, NHLPA Goes Exclusive With Upper Deck for 2014-15 and Beyond
Upper Deck had been the exclusive trading card partner from 2004 through 2009-10, and is currently one of two licensed manufacturers (Panini is the other) through the 2013-14 season. Upper Deck has held NHL and NHLPA trading card licenses since the 1990-91 season.


February 28, 2014
First look: 2014 Topps Football cards
The base set will consist of 440 cards with veterans, rookies, team cards, award winner and more. Topps will include fantasy football statistics on the backs of football cards for the first time.

Each base card will have six parallels: Gold, BCA (pink), STS (salute to service), Black (hobby only), Platinum Foil (hobby only) and printing plates (hobby only). Back are the 1,000-Yard Club and 4,000-Yard Club cards. Topps will also include 1963 Topps Mini designs.


February 27, 2014
Brandon Steiner weighs in on bogus Eli Manning memorabilia
Steiner released a statement via Instagram, insuring their customers that the product they have been receiving is 100% genuine.


February 27, 2014
TV Station Investigates: 'Fake' memorabilia sold at local fundraisers
Across America, local charities will be holding fundraisers to carry out good work in their communities. Many of those events will feature silent auctions, tables full of gift baskets and other goods and services donors can buy, with the proceeds benefiting the charities.

An investigation now reveals some of the highest-end items at these charity auctions may be fake.


February 27, 2014
Top 10: Most expensive sporting memorabilia in history
There have been some truly staggering sums of cash handed over by individuals in the past looking to get their hands on a piece of sporting history.


February 26, 2014
Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk 1975 World Series souvenir hits market
Collectors with deep pockets will have a chance to buy a souvenir from that dramatic moment later this year, when Robert Edwards Auctions puts the baseball that Fisk hit just after midnight on that October night up for sale this spring.


February 26, 2014
Investing in sports memorabilia: How to hit a home run
Financial fluctuations can also play havoc with even the most robust sporting stockpile, although buying quality, high-end items seems to be the best way to ensure that your collection is as recession-proof as possible.


February 26, 2014
Suit: Collector bought bogus autographs for 130K
A sports memorabilia auctioneer awaiting sentencing for fraud, his business partner and a memorabilia appraiser have been accused of misrepresenting the authenticity and value of four baseballs they said were signed by four inductees of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


February 25, 2014
Ali-Liston championship gloves set boxing auction record at $837,000
Consigned from Ali's hall of fame trainer Angelo Dundee's estate, the gloves achieved a 116.7% increase on the previous record of $385,848 from 2012, jointly held by the very same pair and another from Ali's Fight of the Century against Joe Frazier in 1971.


February 25, 2014
Joe Jackson’s rookie bat outsells Babe Ruth’s pocket watch at auction
A bat used during the rookie season of Shoeless Joe Jackson fetched $958,000 through Heritage. Ruth's pocket watch — a championship ring of sorts, given to him for winning the 1923 World Series with the Yankees, went for $717,000. They were hoping for at least $750,000.


February 25, 2014
Latest Jewish Major Leager Baseball Card Set Available March 15
The seventh edition of Jewish Major Leaguer Baseball Cards – a 50-card set largely focused on events in baseball involving Jewish players over the last four years, will be released on March 15.

The 2010 edition, the fifth update, was thought to be the last. However, popular demand, contributions and encouragement from supporters – and a whole new crop of players along with World Baseball Classic participation – has led to a new, 2014 edition, available now for preorder.


 

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