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June 30, 2013
Blackhawks Fans Go Ga-Ga Over Memorabilia After Stanley Cup Final Win
The Blackhawks have earned a place in history by winning the Stanley Cup, and not only did a huge crowd turn out for the celebration, fans have been flocking to eBay to buy their own small piece of that history. Collectibles for the Blackhawks range from player cards, game-worn jerseys and equipment, and miniature helmets and figurines.

June 30, 2013
Hockey card collectors hungry for double rookie sets
After NHL lockout wiped out valuable rookie series, card makers prepare to sell two series in one season.


June 30, 2013
New page in Baseball Hall of Fame's story
Less than 12 percent of the museum's total collection is on display at any given time. A new book, Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame offers insight to 200 of the museum's historic artifacts.


June 29, 2013
Joe Namath to help open renovated Pro Football Hall of Fame
The Hall is expecting 130 or more members to attend for the inductions of Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen, Warren Sapp, Dave Robinson, Curley Culp and Bill Parcells.

The weekend festivities Aug. 2-4 will cap a two-year, $27 million expansion and restoration program.


June 29, 2013
Super Bowl ring recovered in airport bathroom
49er Center, John Macaulay apparently left his Super Bowl XIX ring in a restroom at the San Jose Airport, but thanks to the kindness of an airport worker, he got it back.


June 29, 2013
Finally a Trading Card Set Just For Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Fans
Through Upper Deck’s exclusive agreement with the Collegiate Licensing Company, the trading card company will be producing a standalone trading card product commemorating the rich history of the Notre Dame Football program.


June 28, 2013
Bogus Cap Anson Sig Stolen From NYPL Is Presented As Genuine By PSA/DNA
Last winter a monumental PSA/DNA error was exposed after the authentication company included a bogus signature of Hall of Famer Smilin’ Mickey Welch as an exemplar on its online “Autograph Facts” section intended to aid and educate collectors.


June 28, 2013
Panini inks top 10 picks of the NBA Draft to exclusive deals
Panini announced exclusive deals with 16 NBA prospects just moments before the start of the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The deal included all of the top 10 draft picks starting with top overall pick Anthony Bennett chosen by Cleveland.


June 28, 2013
Is the Value of Your Alex Rodriguez memorabilia about to Tank?
Unnamed Sources Have Rodriguez Retiring and Collecting the Remaining $114 Million from the New York Yankees.

Wonder why general manager Brian Cashman lost it the other day? He knows the kind of person Rodriguez is and has had enough of all garbage and drama that A-Rod has brought with him to the organization. We all know how self absorbed and needy Alex has been through out his Yankee career.


June 27, 2013
Sports fans turn a hobby into a business
With thousands of sports cards, autographed helmets, jerseys, bobblehead dolls and other memorabilia in their store, two brother are fulfilling a dream.


June 27, 2013
Case of legitimacy of auction of Ernie Harwell memorabilia under review
Ernie Harwell died May 4, 2010. He was a baseball announcer for 55 years, spending 42 years calling games for the Detroit Tigers.


June 27, 2013
Upper Deck previews National VIP set
Upper Deck gave collectors a sneak peek at its VIP cards for the National Sports Collectors Convention taking place next month.


June 26, 2013
Strike 3: Man loses appeal over baseball cards
A man who claims the U.S. Postal Service lost rare baseball cards worth $165,000 has struck out at the federal appeals court. The court says immunity applies to the Postal Service in this case.


June 26, 2013
Beckett Wants to see your collections … and fancaves
The annual SuperCollector Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly is coming, and they want to see your collections — and your fancaves where you display it all just like past SuperCollector Stan Dybus Jr. here.


June 25, 2013
Rare Honus Wagner baseball card on display at New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is displaying its ultra rare 1909 Honus Wagner card in its Fifth Avenue building through the month of July in honor of CitiField’s All-Star Game.


June 25, 2013
Jersey worn by Stan Musial and Steve Carlton sells for $11K
While the jersey went for $11,000, a game-used Stan Musial glove sold for a world record price of $18,800, three times greater than the previous record price for a game-used Musial glove.


June 25, 2013
Earliest Known Baseball Rules Document Surfaces at Auction
The power of publicity can never be underestimated. After a lot of mainstream media attention with the sale of the T206 Honus Wagner in its previous sale, Ken Goldin said they were contacted by an individual who had a baseball document that had never seen the light of day in the hobby or otherwise.


June 24, 2013
Chambliss Ready to Part With Bat and Ball That Sent Yankees to World Series
The Louisville Slugger that Chris Chambliss used to hit one of postseason baseball’s most famous game-winning home runs has been living quietly at his home for nearly 37 years, sharing space with less famous lumber signed by Ozzie Smith and Red Schoendienst.


June 24, 2013
NHL's plan to save historic pucks murky
While the league now has procedures to preserve artifacts, what happens to them remains unclear.


June 24, 2013
Roger Maris charity auction reports 111 items stolen from storage facility
Of those items, 76 were autographed baseballs signed by various baseball Hall of Famers and past tournament celebrity guests including Whitey Ford, Paul Molitor, Rollie Fingers, Billy Crystal, and Bob Costas.


June 23, 2013
Baseball cards' value not all about the money
Though the cards have not increased in monetary worth, their value to me has grown. As a link to a childhood that can't help but get further away each day.


June 23, 2013
Mystery of the Babe Ruth ball
Ruth hit that ball for a home run in the 1921 World Series and after the game signed it. The ball has been lost to the ravages of the deep past. It could be worth more than $30,000 had it survived in good condition.


June 23, 2013
Maris Museum still a draw after three decades
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the museum’s official dedication. Thirty years later, the museum is still going strong.


June 22, 2013
Final Results are in for Robert Edward Auctions: $10 Million Led by Ruth Rookie
The popularity and success of the high-end baseball card and memorabilia market was on display at Robert Edward’s record-setting May 2013 auction. All told, 172 lots sold for $10,000 or more. The total sales of $10,177,000 made this REA’s largest and most successful sale ever.


June 22, 2013
"Cards Against a Wall" Documentary Pays Tribute to Shoeless Joe Jackson
There's a documentary currently in production about Shoeless Joe Jackson. Here is a short trailer:


June 21, 2013
Spahn's son putting memorabilia up for sale
"He saved everything," Spahn said of his father, the longtime Milwaukee Braves ace who died in 2003. "If he had known during his playing days that old pairs of spikes and sanitary socks were going to be worth something, he'd have saved those, too.

"But he kept all the important stuff."


June 21, 2013
What happened to the ball from Kirk Gibson’s famous 1988 World Series home run?
Nobody knows for sure where it is. It wasn't recovered that night. It was never put on the open market like we often see with iconic sports memorabilia. It just disappeared into a crowd of hysterical Dodgers fans.


June 21, 2013
RareInk readies Miami Heat championship pieces
With an NBA championship in the hands of the Miami Heat for the second consecutive season, one official NBA licensee already has a number of commemorative, fully licensed art pieces up for grabs.


June 20, 2013
Wayne Gretzky collector makes big money from selling prized items
Shawn Chaulk of Fort McMurray, Alta., received hundreds of thousands of dollars for jerseys, skates, helmets, gloves and pucks used in action by the Great One.


June 20, 2013
One-of-a-kind World Series ring from 1919 goes up for auction
The only 1919 World Series ring known to exist is now up for auction through Lelands. The ring comes with quite a story.


June 20, 2013
Upper Deck brings back O-Pee-Chee Wrapper Redemption program
After collecting 50 hobby wrappers, collectors can redeem them for a six-card pack featuring red-bordered OPC parallels and an OPC stamp card.


June 19, 2013
Gretzky game-worn jersey auctions for $298,000
Gretzky not only wore the gamer in 1986, on the momentous night he scored his 500th goal and became the 13th member of the NHL's elite 500-goal club, but also later that season in 1987, when his Edmonton Oilers team won the Stanley Cup against the Philadelphia Flyers.


June 19, 2013
Howe awarded $3 million for destroyed sports memorabilia
A jury found Hockey Hall of Fame member Gordie Howe sustained $3 million in financial damages when former business managers destroyed sports memorabilia that was supposed to be returned under an agreement made to settle a previous lawsuit.


June 19, 2013
Upper Deck’s SPx Football Now On Shelves
SPx Football has been a favorite with collectors since the brand debuted in football more than a decade ago. The high-quality base cards and unique technology-driven inserts couple extremely well with premium autograph and memorabilia cards.


June 18, 2013
You can dress like Hank Aaron (for $45,000)
According to Kevin Bronson, the director of acquistions for Lelands, the jersey is expected to fetch in "the mid-40,000's."


June 18, 2013
Walter McCarty’s 1996 national championship rings are for sale on eBay
Why would a player who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and three as an assistant coach at Louisville be selling his rings?

Brooks Downing, president of the sports agency firm BD Global, tweeted Monday that Walter McCarty's rings are for sale as a result of a "misunderstanding with a family member and that the former Kentucky star is working diligently to get them back."


June 18, 2013
Toronto Expo Discussion Focuses on Online vs. Brick-and-Mortar Dealers
Amid a healthy autograph lineup at the Toronto Expo, topic of brick-and-mortar stores vs. online shops still a lively discussion.


June 17, 2013
Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum One of Baltimore’s Hidden Gems
In the early 1970s, the birthplace of Babe Ruth was almost demolished. Thankfully, the city of Baltimore and a group of citizens made sure that did not happen, and in 1973 the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum opened to the public.


June 17, 2013
First look: 2012-13 Panini National Treasures
National Treasures is back — with a double rookie class. Panini America will include a whopping 10 cards per wooden box and just one of those being a base card.

That’s nine autographs, mem cards or press plates per box of this high high-end brand.


June 16, 2013
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Claims Russian President Putin Stole His Super Bowl Ring
Robert Kraft reluctantly told people for years that he gave Russian president Vladimir Putin his personal Super Bowl XXXVIII ring. But according to the New York Post, Putin actually stole the $25,000 ring.


June 16, 2013
Thousands of Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie Cards Were Dumped Into The Ocean
To most collectors today, Mantle’s 1952 Topps card is second in Holy Grail status to the T206 Honus Wagner.


June 16, 2013
Nevada football: 2 ex-Wolf Pack players face felony charges following arrests
They arranged to meet with collectors to sell sports memorabilia, but produced firearms and demanded money during the meeting.


June 15, 2013
REA: Record-Setting $10 Million Dollar Auction Paced By Sale of 1914 Babe Ruth Rookie Card at $450,300
T206 Wagner hammered down at $402,900; Ruth-Gehrig Ball Sells for $343,650; Countless Baseball Card Auction Records Set In Most Successful Auction In Collecting History At REA.


June 15, 2013
1957 Topps: Setting the Standard
Fifty-six years after it was released, the 1957 Topps baseball card set remains one of the most ground-breaking baseball card issues in history. Not only did Topps use color photographs on its baseball cards for the first time in 1957, but the company also reduced the size of each card from 2-5/8 by 3-5/8 inches to 2-1/2 by 3-1/2 inches, establishing the standard size of baseball cards that is still used today.


June 15, 2013
Topps releases statement on recent replacement redemption issue
Topps‘ customer service department has officially responded to the recent changes in the replacement redemption process.


June 14, 2013
Tim Tebow New England Patriots merchandise floods internet
Tebow sells, even though there’s no guarantee he will ever put on a Pats’ jersey on gamedays, let alone attempt a meaningful pass for his new team.


June 14, 2013
How to make money from your hobbies
Hobbies that continually require you to buy new things tend to be money drains, unless you find things you can purchase for personal enjoyment and fulfillment that won’t depreciate in value, or at least won’t depreciate very much.


June 14, 2013
Want to sell that high-priced item on ebay? Maybe you want to think again.
A man surrendered to law enforcement officers for allegedly defrauding hundreds of sellers on eBay.


June 13, 2013
Documents Sent To Cooperstown Officials By Baseball Legends Vanish From Hall Of Fame Files
As part of haulsofshame's investigation into the multi-million dollar thefts of documents and photographs from the National Baseball Library they looked at completed auction sales to see where they went. Since the early 1990s these very letters, all property of the Baseball Hall of Fame, have been sold off by several dealers and auction houses.


June 13, 2013
10 Most Expensive Pieces of MLB Memorabilia Ever Sold/Auctioned
Baseball fans are not afraid to put their money where there mouth is—and pay an exorbitant price for memorabilia associated with the game's greats.


June 12, 2013
Basketball Legend Bill Sharman to Raffle His 2010 LA Lakers Championship Ring
USC men’s basketball legend Bill Sharman will be auctioning his player-size 2010 Los Angeles Lakers championship ring. The goal is to raise a lot of money for eight different charities.


June 12, 2013
Bill Wyman Says Rolling Stones Used To Fake Each Other's Autographs
His suggestion means that thousands of items could be regarded as forged. Wyman, tells Rolling Stone: "There's footage of us signing things in dressing rooms. There were stacks and stacks of books, programmes to be signed, and we just used to grab a bunch each and sign everybody's name....We all learned to sign each others' signatures... me, Keith, Mick and Brian could all sign each others' autographs."


June 12, 2013
Panini readies first official Bad News Bears baseball cards
Panini America announced its plans to include several cast members from the 1976 classic on Tuesday, and they’ll be found in packs of 2013 Golden Age, a retro-styled second-year brand that arrives on June 26.


June 12, 2013
Pro Football Hall of Fame re-launches commemorative coin bid
If it becomes law, the U.S. Mint would issue no more than 50,000 $5 gold coins, no more than 400,000 $1 silver coins, and no more than 750,000 half-dollar coins during 2016.

The coins would be sold to collectors for amounts significantly above their face value. In addition to covering the cost of designing and issuing the coins, the coins' price would include a surcharge that would go to the Hall of Fame. There would be a $35 surcharge on each gold coin, $10 on each silver one, and $5 for each half-dollar coin.


June 11, 2013
Memorabilia dispute settled, Kobe's parents say sorry
Kobe Bryant reached a settlement with a New Jersey auction house that allows his mother sell a small amount of his memorabilia, while also getting an apology from his parents, who thanked him for his financial support.


June 11, 2013
Rocket Ismail Searching For Stolen Memorabilia
Former Notre Dame and NFL wide receiver Raghib "Rocket" Ismail discusses his cards in Upper Deck's upcoming Notre Dame set and how he had memorabilia from the 1988 College Football National Championship stolen from him.


June 11, 2013
Collectible Classics Providing a Little ‘Sugar’ for the Collection
Collectors checking out Collectible Classics’ CCA33 auction, which closes June 27, will find 426 sports and non-sport lots, including a collection of rare Pittsburgh Pirates memorabilia, the first installment of the Bert Randolph Sugar collection, 19th century items and Yankees and Reds collectibles.


June 10, 2013
Terrelle Pryor Ohio State "tattoo scandal" Championship ring sells on EBay
A few interesting pieces of sports memorabilia from an equally interesting source appeared on EBay this week. The items include several supposed Big Ten Championship rings from Ohio State Buckeye players including one which appears to be Terrelle Pryor's ring.

And it appears to have sold for $18,100.00.


June 10, 2013
Beware of Fake Sports Memorabilia
Sports memorabilia is a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S., and where there is big money, there are scammers.


June 10, 2013
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball
In late August, Panini America will introduce the all-new 2012-13 Intrigue Basketball, a uniquely contemporary NBA product that delivers a diverse selection of autograph and memorabilia cards — with the possibility of multi-player patch and tag-swatch cards — and a 100-card base set bolstered by 15 different insert sets.


June 9, 2013
Sports-Rings.com Presents Video Highlighting Every Super Bowl Ring
Sports-Rings.com Presents Video Highlighting Every Super Bowl Ring

Every superbowl ring, is shown in beautiful detail. Some of the pictures in the youtube video are from private collections and have never before been seen in such detail.


June 9, 2013
Yasiel Puig Cards are on Fire, and He’s Been Added to Upcoming Topps and Panini Products
Puig has only played three Major League Baseball games so far, but he’s made quite an impact on the baseball card market already. The Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder has been high on the radar since he signed a 42 million dollar contract with the Dodgers in 2012, but now that he’s up in the bigs and playing well he is quickly becoming the hottest thing in baseball cards.


June 9, 2013
The Baseball Hall of Fame's Hidden Treasures
New coffee-table book features full-color photos and stories from the vast collection at Cooperstown


June 9, 2013
Topps football complete sets to feature exclusive bonuses again
Topps has released info on 2013 Topps Football Complete Sets. Each box will contain the 440-card base set with all the rookies and subsets. But it will also have a five-card pack of numbered orange-bordered parallels. The set comes out in October.


June 8, 2013
Maravich's Hall of Fame ring brings $89,000 to Grey Flannel Auctions
A collection of career memorabilia consigned by the family of legendary basketball star "Pistol" Pete Maravich has sold at Grey Flannel Auctions, led by his Hall of Fame induction ring.


June 8, 2013
Ravens receive Super Bowl XLVII championship rings
The Super Bowl ring is fashioned in white and yellow gold with 243 round-cut diamonds. The estimated value is between $5,000 and $10,000.


June 8, 2013
What a Sleaze! Jose Canseco selling polygraph results
Cleared of sexual assault charges by the Las Vegas Police, Canseco is taking advantage of the opportunity. Canseco, who went through Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation last year, is offering to sell his polygraph test. Yep, if anyone wants to know what happened that night in Sin City, this little bit of "baseball memorabilia" can be yours.


June 7, 2013
Alleged Expert Steve Grad Passes Jesse Burkett Forgeries For PSA/DNA; Will History Channel And Pawn Stars Get Bit Next?
Steve Grad may be the new on-air autograph authenticator for the History Channel’s hit show Pawn Stars, but a few decades ago he was better known for chasing down celebrities for their autographs and for working in the mail room for Federally indicted hobby big-wig Bill Mastro at Mastro Fine Sports Auctions in Chicago.


June 7, 2013
Harvey Wildstein's collection of Yankees memorabilia reflects his passion for baseball
Like most kids, Wildstein started collecting with baseball cards. And like most, mom threw away the collection.


June 7, 2013
Barrel Man's game-worn Denver Broncos barrel sold at auction.
A barrel worn by late Broncos super-fan Tim McKernan during the 2000-01 season was sold on ebay for $2,550.

McKernan, a renowned fan, was among the first class inducted into the Visa Hall of Fans at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999. He died in December 2009 at age 69.


June 6, 2013
A brief history of baseball cards
The first commercial cards were produced by Peck and Snyder who used them as advertisements for their sports products. The advertisement would be on one side and a picture of a baseball team on the other. These cards are often referred to as trade cards as this was a popular tool of the trade which is in a collectible field on its own. You can find these trade cards that feature all kinds of advertisements from everything from thread to soap and pictures of presidents, birds or flowers on the other side.


June 6, 2013
Drugs in baseball impacting collectors' market, too
Barry Bonds garnered seven NL MVP awards, eight Gold Gloves and 12 Silver Slugger Awards. He broke Hank Aaron’s all-time record for home runs. Alleged use of steroids has many collectors wondering if he is destined to be all but ignored by baseball card collectors.


June 6, 2013
‘Pawn Stars’ Adds PSA/DNA’s Steve Grad to Expert Lineup
Steve Grad, principal autograph authenticator of PSA/DNA has joined the team of experts who assist in the evaluation of customers’ items on the popular History channel show Pawn Stars. He brings both extensive knowledge and state-of-the-art technology to the show.


June 5, 2013
Rare Babe Ruth jersey to display at the Little League Museum
The museum declined to disclose the uniform's current value, but did say it was insured for a "seven-digit" amount. It was sold at an auction in 2005 for roughly $771,000.


June 5, 2013
Troy Collman and his Impressive University of Texas Longhorns Collection
We love telling the story of super collectors and what they get excited about collecting. When Upper Deck released the University of Texas Longhorns Football Set, it was the perfect product for fans. Such is the case with Troy Collman and this is his story.


June 5, 2013
Take a Peek Inside Michael Jordan's Boardroom
If somebody is transcendentally amazing at a particular sport and signs a contract with Nike, they get an area dedicated to them at the Nike headquarters. And that includes plenty of memorabilia on display.


June 4, 2013
Brooks Robinson's Orioles uniform up 156% on estimate
Worn during the 1969 World Series, the uniform sold for $51,200, making an outstanding 156% increase on its $20,000 pre-sale estimate.


June 4, 2013
Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle still big hit$
A glove used by Robinson in the 1955 and ’56 World Series drew $373,002 at an auction Sunday, and a Louisville Slugger swung by the Hall of Famer in ’56 went for $114,000.

Mantle’s family sold his signed 1960 Yankee contract for $39,930 — the money would be donated to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.


June 4, 2013
Ali memorabilia sold at auction
When Muhammad Ali memorabilia hits the auction block, it typically draws strong interest and prices. That's no surprise given his global popularity and historic significance.


June 3, 2013
Collector Drops Over $175K on Lakers Memorabilia
David Kohler picked up 40 Elgin Baylor-related items, including his 1972 championship ring and his 1959 All-Star Game MVP trophy. Kohler, the president of SCP Auctions, is a longtime collector of Lakers' memorabilia.


June 3, 2013
111-Year-Old Yankees Fan Visits Yankee Stadium, Recalls Meeting Babe Ruth (Video)
Meeting a member of the New York Yankees is probably a bucket list item for many people, so it’s pretty incredible that one fan has met two of them — 93 years apart.


June 2, 2013
Larry Holmes Boxing Archive a Knockout Addition to Grey Flannel’s Auction
Fifty-seven lots in the 613-lot major sports auction are devoted exclusively to professional boxing, with the centerpiece being an archive of career collectibles that the consignor obtained directly from Larry Holmes.


June 2, 2013
First look: 2013 Topps Strata Football
Each box guarantees two autographs, one relic card and a rookie die-cut. Case hits include one Strata Signature Relic, three Clear-Cut Autographed Patch cards and three Rookie Patch cards.


June 1, 2013
Sports-Rings.com Debuts First Championship Ring Video
Sports-Rings.com Debuts First Championship Ring Video

The first Championship Ring video of many to come is now available on youtube. This video showcases New York Baseball Championship Rings from the 1950's.


June 1, 2013
Pro Football Hall of Fame debuts museum expansion
The two-year, $27 million project is the most ambitious renovation in the museum's 50-year history. Enhancements include 37,000 square feet of renovated space, part of more than 100,000 square feet total at the museum, and new exhibition galleries.


June 1, 2013
1931 game-worn uniform highlights UCP, Senators auction on June 22
Manager Eddie Onslow's game-worn uniform is the centerpiece of the 27th annual United Cerebral Palsy/Harrisburg Senators sports auction that will be held June 22. The uniform, includes the jersey, pants, sliding pants and stirrups worn by the former manager of the Harrisburg Senators.


May 31, 2013
The Million-Dollar Mystery Of The Jackie Robinson Game-Used Brooklyn Dodger Glove
Although TV hosts were asking relevant questions about whether the glove was authentic, none of them asked where the glove actually came from. Where had this historic lump of leather been for the past half-century? What was the real story?


May 31, 2013
4,256 Hits, Millions in Autographs
Pete Rose Works Full-Time Selling His Signature in Las Vegas; the Occasional Sports Bet


May 31, 2013
Topps Archives includes different nods to the past
When 2013 Topps Archives arrives, it will include all sorts of throwback designs and nods to the past that make it, well, Archives as well as the touches from last year that made it reigning Beckett Baseball Product of the Year.


May 30, 2013
Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor set to auction championship ring, Rookie of the Year trophy
Baylor, 78, earned All-American honors at Seattle University before spending 14 seasons with the Lakers, where he posted career averages of 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds, made 11 All-Star teams and earned recognition as one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players of all time in 1996.


May 30, 2013
First Look: 2013 Bowman Sterling baseball cards
Topps released the basic information and preview images for the 10th edition of Bowman Sterling on Wednesday, a high-end prospecting brand that caters to those collectors wanting a little more bang for their buck - as in three autographs in every single $50 pack.


May 29, 2013
From non-paying bidder to $30,000 ... Team Jack gets their money
Even though the Team Jack Foundation didn’t get paid from the initial eBay auction for a signed blow-up card of 7-year-old Jack Hoffman who is fighting brain cancer – the family is pretty happy with the ending.


May 28, 2013
Stolen Colts memorabilia prompts investigation
Troy Glendenning's job is to prepare the field at Lucas Oil Stadium for the players and for prime time.

During his 16 years with the Colts, he's amassed a collection of Colts memorabilia that would make even seasoned collectors jealous. He came home in mid-April to find it gone after thieves broke into his home and robbed him. They even took his Super Bowl Ring.


May 28, 2013
Mickey Mantle Ted Williams Signed Photo Forgery Ebay Seller CP2424 Nicholas Burczyk COA
The COA is from Nicholas Burczyk who is on Ebay's Banned COA list. The sad part is that Nicholas Burczyk never examined any sports autographs. It's all part of the scam.


May 28, 2013
Signature Study: Ty Cobb
During the 1940s and 1950s, Cobb was inundated with autograph requests. More modern signatures are still legible but are signed in a slightly more reckless hand. The length exhibited in earlier signatures is replaced with a signature shorter in length and increased height. Cobb’s signature remained sound for just about his entire life.


May 27, 2013
Then and Now: Baseball cards
Mark Mariniello may not know how many cards he has in his home, but the 45-year-old has been an avid collector for 40 years.


May 26, 2013
Babe Ruth Upsets Honus Wagner in Classic Baseball Card Slugfest
The sports memorabilia world is still buzzing over an auction result that can rightly be considered an upset. For the first time ever, a 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card sold for more money than the famed T206 Honus Wagner.


May 26, 2013
Ott Jersey, Jim Brown ROY Trophy Among Gems in Grey Flannel Auction
More than 750 lots are included in the 2013 Summer Games catalog, with an especially strong selection of baseball apparel heading the Premier section of the sale. No time is wasted in getting the auction off to a bang. Lot #melottjersey1 features a 1947 Mel Ott New York Giants player/manager’s worn road jersey with pristine provenance.


 

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