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May 30, 2014
Panini America inks exclusive deal with the Dallas Cowboys
Panini signed an exclusive agreement with the Cowboys as the provider of game-worn memorabilia through its memorabilia division, which has other agreements with sporting superstars such as NBA players Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin.

May 30, 2014
Grey Flannel’s 2014 Summer Auction Features Impressive Sports Memorabilia
The fully illustrated catalog for this auction, containing more than 1,400 top-quality lots.

May 30, 2014
'Major League' Surprise for Baseball Collectors
Charlie Sheen is gonna make "Major League" fans and baseball collectors lose their minds -- he's slapped his autograph on a limited number of baseball cards to mark the awesome movie's 25th anniversary.

May 29, 2014
National Notes: BCW Offering Fan Cave Sweepstakes, Case Break Pavilion Debuts
The National Sports Collectors Convention is on the horizon, to be held July 30-Aug. 3 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Aside from ticket information and the autograph guest lineup that can be found here, the following are additional events being held during the premier sports collectibles show in the country.

May 29, 2014
As NFLPA Rookie Premiere Gets Underway, Panini Bringing NFL Rookies to Hobby Event in Los Angeles
Scheduled to headline the event just two days before the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere are No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney, fellow top-five selections Blake Bortles and Sammy Watkins, and first-rounders Odell Beckham and Kelvin Bejnamin. Marqise Lee, Jimmy Garoppolo, Tajh Boyd, Bishop Sankey and Austin Seferian-Jenkins will also appear to interact with the hobby shop owners in attendance, to sign autographs and to participate in a unique round table discussion.

May 29, 2014
1936 Olympic medal sees $50,500 with Graham Budd Auctions
It is one of the rarest of all Olympic medals, with only 36 awarded to contestants during the event, the lowest number in history.

May 28, 2014
NY Knicks great Bernard King sells Basketball Hall of Fame ring, trophy
Nostalgia is apparently being trumped by cold, hard cash for the former high-scoring Knick forward, inducted into the Hall of Fame recently.

May 28, 2014
Part 3: How To Hit A Home Run Selling On eBay
The author consulted top eBay sellers about the safest and surest ways to ship valuable items. They have 25,000 transactions between them, all of them rated positive by their buyers.

May 28, 2014
First look: 2014 Topps Five Star baseball cards
Each box of 2014 Topps Five Star will include one autographed Relic, Silver Signatures or Golden Graph auto, four other autographed cards and a sixth card that will be either another standard auto, a cut auto, a Legends Relic or a 1/1 Relic. A release date was not yet finalized and a tentative checklist was not released.

May 27, 2014
Derek Jeter will sign a ball full of 3,000-hit club member autographs
A quick scan of the ball (pictured) shows that it has most of the members of the 3,000-hit club and only a few modern hitters -- if we use some elastic to stretch the definition of "modern" -- do not appear on the ball, Honus Wagner and Nap Lajoie.

May 26, 2014
Ball Players who Served
The readers at Net54baseball.com show the players who served in our military. Thanks to all who've served!

May 26, 2014
Don Newcombe's Dodgers jersey starts at $15,000 with Julien's Auctions
The Rawlings brand gamer was worn by Newcombe in 1957, the season before the Dodgers moved to LA. With Newcombe one of the most important early African-American players, it is estimated at $30,000-40,000.

He was the only player to have won the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and CY Young awards in his career, until 2011, when Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander joined him.

May 25, 2014
One Jets fan pays big bucks for Mark Sanchez's 'Butt Fumble' jersey
Jake Hendrickson was on the NFL auctions website last week, scouring the items put up for bid on the New York Jets portal. He stumbled across a game-worn jersey for former Jets quarterback Sanchez, dated as worn on Nov. 22, 2012. He stared at it for a minute, blinked twice, and then quickly consulted the Jets schedule from that year. Yes, it was the same No. 6 jersey that Sanchez wore during the infamous "Butt Fumble" game.

Hendrickson didn’t drop the ball on his bid, winning the jersey. The cost? $820.

May 25, 2014
Carmelo Anthony’s Olympic bronze medal up for auction
Only once has the U.S. men’s basketball team not won a gold medal since professionals entered the Olympics. Here’s your chance to own a piece of that history.

Anthony was disappointed with the bronze medal and gave it to a family member as a gift, according to Julien’s Auctions, which says it has documentation from the family member that it will give to the winning bidder.

May 25, 2014
First look: 2013 Upper Deck Exquisite Football
Each box of 2013 Exquisite will have five autographs including a Rookie Autograph Patch Card and a 2014 Rookie Autograph. Signers for the 2014 autographs include Johnny Manziel, Sammy Watkins, Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Mike Evans and others.

The other three autographs could come from one of the following subsets: Rare Materials Signatures (numbered to 5), Limited Logos (numbered to 10), Rookie Book Marks (numbered to 60) Ensemble Dual & Triple Signatures (numbered to 15 or less), Art Signatures (numbered to 10), Dimensions (numbered to 25), Black Rookie Lustrous Autos (numbered to 75 or less), or Black Legendary Lustrous Autos (numbered to 10 or less)

May 24, 2014
All Sports Auctions starts May 27th
All Sports Auctions starts May 27th

In their last auction in April, a Babe Ruth Autographed Bat hit a home run by selling for $17,000!

May 24, 2014
David Ortiz talks memorabilia, Barry Bonds, 500 homers and signing body parts
The Red Sox slugger spent his most recent Saturday as a guest at a massive memorabilia show in Marlborough, Mass. Many of his teammates joined Ortiz, along with Joe Montana, Ray Bourque and others, as the object of fans adoration. Not particularly uncomfortable in such a setting, Ortiz told Big League Stew in a phone interview that he gets just as excited about sports memorabilia as the fans asking for his autograph.

May 24, 2014
Dave and Adam’s Provides a Great Card Grading 101 Tutorial
The company that does a booming business for unopened product and its inventory size, has produced essentially the definitive guide to grading sports cards, complete with tons of visuals and formatted in an easy-to-read manner.

May 24, 2014
First look: 2014 Topps Triple Threads Football cards
Each mini box will contain six or seven cards – depending on the mini box – with two hits inside each. There are two mini boxes in every master box.

The Base Rookie Auto Relics will feature one signature, one patch and two swatch pieces on every card, numbered to 99. There will be Purple (numbered to 70), Emerald (numbered to 50), Gold (numbered to 25), Ruby (numbered to 15), and Sapphire Patch (numbered to 10) parallels.

May 23, 2014
Postal supervisor stole sports cards from mail, sold them for thousands
John Bu made thousands selling the cards last year at a sports memorabilia store, prosecutors say.

May 23, 2014
Norman Rockwell’s “The Rookie” portrayed Red Sox; sells for $20 million at auction
Also known as “Red Sox Locker Room,” the work portrays a spring training scene involving Red Sox players Billy Goodman, Frank Sullivan, Jackie Jensen, Sammy White and Ted Williams as they regard the arrival of an eager, wiry teenage prospect. The illustration appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in March of 1957.

May 23, 2014
Rare Baseball Collections Lead Parade in Heritage Auctions’ $7.4 Million Sale
A 1980 US Hockey gold medal belonging to Mark Pavelich, sold for $262,900.

May 22, 2014
Julien's Auctions to Offer Sports Memorabilia, June 9th
Fans have the opportunity to bid on Carmelo Anthony's 2004 Olympic Bronze medal, property from the life and career of Evander Holyfield and game worn items and memorabilia from sports icons that include Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Jerry Rice, Wayne Gretzky, Pele, Andre Agassi and more. Several game worn jerseys from Basketball, Baseball and Football legends are also included in the exclusive online auction.

May 22, 2014
Buyer Beware: FOX28 investigates the autographed memorabilia market
See what Steve Grad, principal autograph authenticator at PSA-DNA has to say. You may also know him from the program "Pawn Stars" on the History Channel. His company is one eBay recommends to customers looking to authenticate memorabilia on its site.

May 22, 2014
Former Vikings coach Bud Grant is having a giant garage sale, and you're invited
Among the items up for grabs according to the garage sale ad, include: "Hunting stuff including some guns ,many Duck decoys including antique and collectibles .Turkey decoys,Goose decoys,Fishing lures,Tackleboxes full,Rods,reels including antique and collectibles,Hunting Clothes.OMC 9.9 hp outboard motor ,Game calls,wildlife Art prints by Les Kouba and Bud grant (signed and numbered), and signed helmets, footballs, etc.

May 21, 2014
The Amazing Story of the Player Who Got His Super Bowl Ring Back
The Amazing Story of the Player Who Got His Super Bowl Ring Back

Sadly, many players, for many different reasons, sell their championship rings. Here’s an uplifting story of one player who purchased his Super Bowl ring back.

May 21, 2014
Hank Aaron's autograph at upcoming event carries sticker shock
The beloved former Brave and Brewer, Hall of Famer and non-juiced home run king will sign a card someone brings in for $299, baseballs or small flat items for $349, large artwork for $399, bats for $499 and jerseys for $599.

May 21, 2014
College football half of fame curator collects history
The Hall of Fame's artifacts cover a wide spectrum. There are jerseys of famous players, helmets that tell the story of the evolution in equipment, game balls from momentous events, shoes or other gear worn by players during record-breaking feats.

May 20, 2014
Weird Things You Can Buy From the Silverdome Auction
Once providing a venue for the Super Bowl, World Cup, NBA finals and a concert for The Rolling Stones, the Silverdome is now a shell of its former glory. But fans with a lifetime of memories from stadium north of Detroit can purchase the Silverdome's assets in an online auction through May 29.

May 20, 2014
Boyd’s and Harris’ baseball card book is still as informative and entertaining today as when first published more than 40 years ago.
In some ways, reading this book is like reaching into an old shoebox of cards, one that rested in a closet or under a bed, virtually untouched for some time.

May 20, 2014
Your ballpark photos could end up on a baseball card in 2015 Topps Opening Day set
If you go out to the ballgame and take a picture, you might have a chance to see it on a Topps baseball card.

Topps announced it will include fan-generated photos on cards in 2015 Topps Opening Day via an Instagram-based contest called Topps Live.

May 19, 2014
Babe Ruth's watch fetches more than $650,000 at auction
SCP Auctions said the watch was from the 25th anniversary celebration in 1948 of the opening of Yankee Stadium. The stadium came to be dubbed ''The House That Ruth Built'' because of the number of fans the baseball legend drew to the venue.

Other top sales include a 1965 Sandy Koufax-autographed L.A. Dodgers home jersey worn in a game that fetched $268,664. The auction house says Satchel Paige's 1971 National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ring set a world record for a baseball-related ring, selling for $259,642.

May 19, 2014
Hockey cards: Not the pursuit it used to be
Twenty years of darkness in a Rubbermaid container later, once-precious hockey cards are worthless.

May 18, 2014
'Miracle on Ice' gold medal fetches $262,900
Heritage Auctions of Dallas said it fetched $262,900 on Friday in an online-only sale. The company said it was the second “Miracle on Ice” gold medal to reach the block, the first being Mark Wells’, which commanded $310,700 in 2010.

May 18, 2014
Baseball art created by LeRoy Neiman has sold for nearly $500,000 at auction
The 129 art-decorated baseballs were made for Neiman's friend Charlie McCabe, a bank marketing executive. Most were done in colored marker and captured some of baseball's greatest players.

Heritage Auctions says the top-selling ball depicted artwork of Marilyn Monroe and was signed by Joe DiMaggio, Monroe's second husband. It sold for $95,600.

May 17, 2014
Panini America Inks Houston Texans No. 1 Overall Pick Jadeveon Clowney to Trading Card, Autograph Deal
Clowney is among several key players expected to spearhead one of the most exciting NFL rookie classes in many years. His first NFL Rookie Cards and autographed cards will arrive in the June release of Panini America’s 2014 Score Football.

May 17, 2014
Exclusive Selling Platform Offered for PSA Set Registry Cards
With just a few keystrokes, collectors can quickly upload their card inventory, add images and set their selling price and terms of sale. Listing the cards for sale on Collectors Corner is free, and only a small fee is charged when you make a sale. Sales transactions are conducted through PayPal.

May 17, 2014
First look: 2014 Topps Dynasty baseball cards
Presenting what it calls “the most carefully curated subject list in trading card history” and the “most-premium Topps product of all time,” Topps released on Friday the basic information and first looks at its latest high-end baseball card brand.

It’s 2014 Topps Dynasty, and it will arrive on Nov. 19 with every card limited to 10 or fewer copies, every card encased and with every card featuring an autograph. There will be one card per box and only five boxes per case with a factory (hobby direct) cost of more than $200 per box.

May 16, 2014
LOTG Auction Features Stellar Cracker Jack Mathewson and the Fastest Baseballs Ever Thrown
Love of the Game Auctions Spring, 2014 auction is now open for bidding. The auction closing date is May 31. The sale features sports and non-sports cards and memorabilia from the late 19th century to the present, highlighted by a rare and valuable 1914 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson; an extremely rare 1924-25 Aguilitas Segundas card of Negro Leagues Hall of Famer “Pop” Lloyd; a PSA-graded ticket stub from Ty Cobb’s final game and an attractive run of complete and near sets from 1952-62.

May 16, 2014
Excitement for the New Class Builds with 2014 Topps Chrome Football
Even though Chrome is not the most costly box of the year, it produces the top chase card that comes out all season long in the autographed Superfractors. To think that Chrome holds more value in its chase cards than products that cost five times the amount is impressive.

These Superfractors sell for THOUSANDS each year, regardless if the class is strong or weak. Even the lower numbered refractors and non-autographed cards have value, which continues to be a testament to the loyalty collectors have to this brand.

May 16, 2014
Topps readies Masahiro Tanaka Relic cards for six upcoming products
Tanaka will have Relics in Tier One (June 4), Allen & Ginter (July 11), Bowman Platinum (Aug. 1), Triple Threads (Sept. 12), Topps Updates and Five Star (dates TBD).

May 15, 2014
Babe Ruth’s Baseball Hall of Fame plaque on tour in New York City
For the first time in its 75 years of existence, the Baseball Hall of Fame has taken the Yankee legend's plaque out of Cooperstown and taken it on the road. It was on display at Grand Central Station on Wednesday.

May 15, 2014
1926 Babe Ruth Barnstorming Poster Approaching $10K
The latest Heritage Auction, which winds up bidding May 15-17, is filled with impressive items, from LeRoy Neiman baseball artwork (literally on baseballs) to milestone baseballs from Sandy Koufax.

May 15, 2014
Manufacturers looking for ways to handle growing group breakers
It may be tough for some collectors to spend $500 on a box of cards, but a $50 slot in a group break is a more affordable gamble. Group break collectors can walk away with big-money cards or get “skunked,” the term collectors use when they wind up with nothing from a break.

May 14, 2014
What Will The Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Championship Ring Look Like?
What Will The Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Championship Ring Look Like?

The new Seahawks Super Bowl Ring is surrounded in mystery. The team has not announced the manufacturer of the ring or the award ceremony date.

May 14, 2014
Fundraiser gutted as sports memorabilia stolen from storage
The last couple of weeks really couldn't have got much worse for fundraiser Mark Jakeways.

May 14, 2014
Gretzky scoring-record jersey on auction block
Sports collector Shawn Chaulk will sell the Edmonton Oilers' jersey worn by the Great One when he broke Phil Esposito's single-season scoring record of 76 goals. Gretzky broke the record with a hat trick against Buffalo in the last seven minutes of a game on Feb. 24, 1982.

May 14, 2014
1951 Bowman Mantle, Mays Hit Record Highs in Memory Lane Auction
The rookie card graded PSA 8 (NM/MT) sold for $49,568.

The auction wrapped up at 4:45 a.m. Eastern time after a flurry of late activity pushed several rookie cards, vintage unopened material and high end memorabilia to new heights, with total sales, including buyer’s premiums, topping $1.65 million.

May 13, 2014
Tito Ortiz claims memorabilia being sold was stolen from his home
According to the listing, the memorabilia was found in a storage locker and it includes “ pictures, prints, fighting gloves, Punishment banners that appear to be used during his fights, letters to him and Jenna Jameson, fighting contracts, schedules, VHS tapes of his fights” and much more.

May 13, 2014
How To Hit A Home Run Selling On eBay
The author shares one simple rule from his years of experience. Learn how to avoid a huge mistake.

May 13, 2014
Elvin Hayes' NBA ring starts at $100,000 in Nate D Sanders online sale
Hayes is one of the top 50 NBA players of all time, with a scoring average of 21 points per game and a rebound average of 12.5.

May 12, 2014
Falcons fans and collectors of Falcons memorabilia will love this.
Former coach Jerry Glanville is having an estate sale. He will be selling everything from rings to game balls to trading cards to jackets he actually wore on the sideline. He also have mementos from his days in NASCAR.

May 11, 2014
2014 Leaf Trinity Brings a Second Year of Awesome Cards
Leaf Trinity is an awesome product. They have added some elements to it for the 2014 releases, but the old favorites are back too including cards with inscriptions.

May 10, 2014
First look: 2014 Topps Supreme baseball cards
After a Japan-only MLB release last year, Topps announced on Friday that Supreme is coming soon, bringing its simple high-end approach to collectors in this country when 2014 Topps Supreme arrives on Oct. 8.

With just two autographed cards per box and 20 boxes per case, this is a high-end brand.

May 9, 2014
Baseball Card and Memorabilia Records Set in $8.5 Million Dollar REA Auction!
Baseball Card and Memorabilia Records Set in $8.5 Million Dollar REA Auction!

Collectors of high-end baseball cards and memorabilia were glued to Robert Edward Auctions as prices soared to astounding levels across the board during the record-setting April 26, 2014 auction.

May 9, 2014
2014 Quantum: HUGE Draft Day Contest Thanks to Upper Deck!
Upper Deck and high end have always been synonymous in the past, and from the early looks we gotten in the upcoming release of 2013 UD Quantum Football, the design of the product is right up there as usual.

May 9, 2014
First look: 2014-15 Upper Deck MVP Hockey cards
Hobby boxes will be affordable and feature retail packs for around $1. Each hobby box will have eight cards per pack with 24 packs in every box.

The base set will consist of 300 cards, including 100 high-series short prints (one per pack). The base set parallel Colors & Contours Rainbow Foil Die-Cut will have nine tiers of scarcity (including three different die-cut designs).

May 8, 2014
Subpoenas issued to memorabilia dealers with ties to Grey Flannel Auctions
The prosecutors heading the investigation want to find out if the auction house sold fraudulent sports jerseys to collectors, sources told the Daily News.

May 8, 2014
Auction Of Original LeRoy Neiman Baseball Art
The famous artist LeRoy Neiman had never tried drawing on a baseball until he sketched a player on one as a favor to a marketing executive. He liked it and over the next three decades Neiman drew 129 balls for his friend, capturing some of baseballs' greatest players in action.

On May 16, Charlie McCabe's entire Neiman art-baseball collection will be offered in a Heritage Auctions online sale.

May 8, 2014
Long Beach Expo to Include ‘Pawn Stars’ Casting Team Looking for Sports Items
“They want to talk with visitors about vintage sports memorabilia and other interesting items they might want to consign or sell at the famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas,” said Expo President Cassi East.

May 7, 2014
On Mothers Day Forgive Your Mom For Throwing Out Your Baseball Cards
On one level they deserve credit for creating scarcity. A big reason cards from 1980s and 1990s are pretty much worthless is because mothers didn’t toss them.

May 7, 2014
Fanatics Authentic Signs Exclusive Deals With Top NFL Prospects
The company announced it has signed NFL Draftees Blake Bortles, Marqise Lee and Aaron Donald to exclusive deals.

They join a healthy stable of athletes already under the Fanatics Authentic umbrella, including David Ortiz, Colin Kaepernick, Peyton Manning, Paul George and Joakim Noah.

May 7, 2014
Beckett Media acquires The Industry Summit, launches conferences division
"This important acquisition reinforces Beckett’s unparalleled commitment to the sports collectibles category," said Sandeep Dua, Beckett president. "The Summit has emerged as an essential event for our industry’s best and brightest retailers, manufacturers, licensors and service providers. We look forward to working with Kevin Isaacson to expand the Summit’s positive impact for many years to come."

May 6, 2014
For sale: The original Olympic basketball
The sphere used in the first Olympic gold medal basketball game, the Nazi-run Games of 1936 in Berlin, is undersized, deflated and stitched together like a volleyball. And it’s bouncing toward the open market.

May 6, 2014
A new way to rock and roll
It may not be most fans' idea of baseball memorabilia, but Fender has just released a line of MLB-themed Stratocasters -- that's the iconic electric guitar made famous in the 1960s by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and the Beatles, to name just a few.

May 6, 2014
2014 Bowman Brings More than Just Prospects
It's clear that 2014 Bowman is all about prospects. Although many of the top players in the set have yet to crack the big leagues, the cards usually sell for crazy money. Its not all normal cardboard in Bomwan, however. There are lots of quirky additions that are EXTREMELY interesting.

May 5, 2014
Tommy John selling autographed MRIs of rebuilt elbow for charity
The images are signed by John and the late Dr. Frank Jobe, who changed sports history and performed the first ever Tommy John surgery 40 years ago. There were 100 prints made and 99 are for sale at $1,295 each. The remaining print was donated to the Dodgers, who renamed their training facility after Jobe.

John underwent his revolutionary procedure in 1974 at age 31 and won more games after the surgery (164) than he did before (124). Thousands of players have since undergone Tommy John surgery.

May 5, 2014
Whatever happened to those helmet phones made famous in NFL drafts of 1980s and 1990s?
Many NFL fans have no recollection of a phone inside a football helmet, as many fans don't have a recollection of a phone that can't fit in a pocket. But back in the 1980s, Bernie Paul's helmet phones became one of the iconic images of the NFL draft. Although the technology is now obsolete, the tale of a small family business and its rise to stardom is timeless.

May 5, 2014
Two-Sport Stars – Their Careers in MLB and the NBA and Their Cards
History’s chapter on athletes who have combined the highest levels of both baseball and basketball is a brief one, usually listing only 12 who have been able to accomplish this two-sport double-header.

May 4, 2014
Auction of ill-gotten baseball memorabilia brings in nearly $50,000
A 2007 bust targeting stolen prescription drugs netted Bergen County a nearly $50,000 windfall Saturday with the live auction of a cache of baseball memorabilia seized from a former Paterson pharmacy owner.

May 4, 2014
Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2013-14 Prime Hockey
The third annual installment of one of the most memorabilia-rich trading card brands in hockey history is shaping up to be the most prime edition yet.

May 4, 2014
Leaf and In The Game announce new partnership to create trading cards
New products will come out with the two companies working together, adding elements from each to make new products.

The first product under the new partnership will be a 2014 hockey draft prospects release that comes out in June. ITG worked on the autograph acquisitions while Leaf took care of the base and memorabilia cards (with ITG inventory).

May 3, 2014
Babe Ruth-autographed baseball, new Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Guy to highlight Jolly gala
The plethora of auction items will also contain a number of footballs and helmets autographed by Guy, the former University of Southern Miss and Oakland Raiders punter who was finally elected to the Hall of Fame this year. He'll be enshrined in the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 2.

May 3, 2014
Major League Umpires to Host 6th Annual Online Auction for UMPS CARE Charities
The umpires will offer up more than 200 ticket packages, autographed sports memorabilia and one-of-a-kind VIP experiences during the 6th Annual UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction. The auction opened at 8 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 2nd at mlb.mlb.com/UmpsCare and closes at 10 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 11th.

May 3, 2014
First look: 2014 Bowman Sterling Football cards
Bowman Sterling will contain five cards in every pack with six packs in every box.

Each pack will contain three base cards, an autograph and a relic card. Each box will yield four rookie autographs, one rookie autograph relic, one rookie autograph patch, six dual relics or dual patches, and one box topper hit.

May 2, 2014
Rings, Shoes and One Hot Car Lead to $1.6 Million Sale for Goldin Auctions
Among the highlights were a 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series ring selling for $42,480, Kobe Bryant’s Olympic sneakers autographed by all of his teammates selling for $38,561 and a one-of-a-kind Aston Martin Vanquish sports car produced for the 50th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame and autographed by 50 NBA greats, which sold for a whopping $138,533.

May 2, 2014
Sports Memorabilia Seized From Money Laundering Convict To Go Up For Auction
Here's your chance to score some rare sports memorabilia – including items from Yankees legends such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle.

May 2, 2014
Rare Russell Wilson Rangers card a hot seller
The odds of getting a Russell Wilson Texas Rangers baseball card are about the same as Wilson actually ever playing for the Rangers.

That hasn't stopped collectors from trying to snap up a Rangers' version of Wilson, which went on sale this week. The super-short printed card is already a hot seller on eBay. One of them just sold for $189.

May 1, 2014
Peter Nash ordered to pay $261,000 in legal fees to sports memorabilia auction house
Nash had consigned numerous items to Robert Lifson’s auction house before their relationship turned sour almost a decade ago, when Lifson claimed Nash had failed to pay back almost $1 million he had borrowed from REA.

Lifson was preparing to sell memorabilia that Nash had put up as collateral for the loan when Nash sued him in 2007, claiming he did not have 100% ownership in one of the items, the first-pitch ball used to inaugurate the 1912 season at Fenway Park. Nash claimed that he had sold a 1% ownership stake in the ball after he had given it to Lifson and that the sale needed to be halted.

May 1, 2014
eBay Restructures Fees to Revive Ailing Auctions
The day after eBay revealed that auctions were down 9%, the company announced fee changes designed to revive them. eBay is basically forcing lower-volume sellers in certain popular categories such as collectibles to list in the auction format.

May 1, 2014
Lou Gehrig’s letter to doctor hoping he would beat ALS is up for auction
The three-page letter, dated Sept. 13, 1939, is being offered for sale by SCP Auctions. Bidding will end on May 17.

April 30, 2014
1956 Olympic Games torch auctions for $412,500
Just five Stockholm torches exist. The one sold has become the second most valuable Olympic torch ever auctioned, behind the $490,000 achieved by a 1952 Helsinki Games example in 2011, more than doubling its $175,000 estimate in the process.

April 30, 2014
Christy Mathewson Family Heirloom Sterling Silver Set At Auction
The sterling silver tea and coffee service is one of only a few surviving baseball memorabilia in the family. The service tray is engraved ”Presented to Christy ‘Matthewson’ by his New York Friends, May 12th 1917? and is in the “Plymouth” pattern by Reed and Barton. On that day the Cincinnati Reds played his previous team, the New York Giants.

April 30, 2014
What's the best football Rookie Card of all-time?
Here’s a list of some of the most iconic football Rookie Cards throughout the decades. Check out these cards and vote in the poll.

April 29, 2014
George Wright Red Stockings Cigars advert makes $189,600
It's the only specimen known to have survived to the present day and has formed the centrepiece of a range of prestigious advertising collections.

Wright (1847-1937) was considered one of the greatest players of his era, leading the Cincinatti Red Stockings to six championship victories during his time at the club.

April 29, 2014
Goldin Auctions Hosts Babe Ruth Memorabilia Sale
Goldin Auctions has joined forces with the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Sports Museum in Baltimore to host the Goldin Auctions Babe Ruth Centennial Auction—the largest-ever auction of Babe Ruth memorabilia—on July 12, 2014, 100 years to the day that Ruth played his first game for the Red Sox.

April 29, 2014
You can now (officially) buy Johnny Manziel-autographed memorabilia
Jerseys and footballs with Johnny Manziel's autograph are now -- officially -- on sale through Panini America, which announced an exclusive deal with the former Texas A&M quarterback on Monday.

April 28, 2014
Don't ask Joe Montana to sign 'I left my heart in San Francisco'
For $400, Montana will autograph some artwork. For $230, he'll sign a premium item. BUT APPARENTLY THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WILL MAKE HIM WRITE, 'I left my heart in San Francisco.'

April 28, 2014
Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest mastermind hopes event becomes Comic-Con of sports world
Any event with the NFL attached to it has more than a fighting chance.

According to a release, “Never before have fans had such access” to the 100 hall of famers that will be at the I-X Center.

April 28, 2014
More 2013 Topps Five Star Previews Are Looking Amazing
Five Star always looks amazing year after year. More pictures were released and this should get everyone ramped up.

April 27, 2014
Time For a Change When it Comes to New Products?
More and more collectors I personally know, have stopped purchasing unopened boxes of new product. Thankfully the hobby has seen that void filled, in recent years, by the case breaking phenomon. Without them, the amount of new singles on the secondary market would be at an all-time low.

April 27, 2014
First look: 2014 Topps Prime Football cards
Each box of 2014 Topps Prime Football will contain two autographs and two relic cards. Each box will have 10 packs with five cards in every pack.

April 26, 2014
Iowa baseball museum struggles when namesake dies
The museum stayed solvent for well over a decade by having Feller convince fellow Hall of Famers like Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra to visit Van Meter for fundraising autograph sessions. But the signings have dried up since Feller died in December of 2010.


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