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July 31, 2011
For kids and adults, the hunt is on for Bryce Harper's autograph.   If Bryce Harper leaves the clubhouse and jumps in the cart for a chauffeured, uninterrupted ride to the parking lot and beyond, everyone loses. If he stops to sign his name to the baseballs and rookie cards the players hold, everybody wins.

July 31, 2011
Sabres fan has a Stanley Cup made from a tree trunk.   The fan had an ailing oak tree in his front yard cut down except for an 8-foot stump. Then he called a wood sculptor to create his dream object -- the Stanley Cup.


July 31, 2011
Are Any of Your Signed Items Real?   As you head to the National, remember, if it's too good to be true, it probably is.


July 30, 2011
The 45 Most Iconic Baseball Cards of All Time.   Here is a look at the most iconic baseball cards of all time—while many of them are a shell of their former selves in terms of value, at one time or another they were all among the biggest thing in baseball card collecting.


July 30, 2011
Famed Conlon Collection on Display at the National.   The collection will be presented by the copyright holder, Rogers Photo Archives of North Little Rock, which acquired the full Sporting News archives in 2010.


July 29, 2011
Peter Nash Way Off Base With Halper Smear.   What the New York Post doesn’t tell you is that Nash is involved in a long-running litigation with a memorabilia auction house that represented Barry Halper, has admitted in publicly-filed court papers to committing fraud against that very same auction house, and has an outstanding warrant for arrest related to a $760,000 judgment against him.


July 29, 2011
Recalling a collector's life, in bits and pieces.   Doug Wielinski had a world-class collection of sports memorabilia, much of which was consumed when that Continental Connection flight obliterated their home in the Buffalo suburbs on Feb. 12, 2009.


July 29, 2011
Dr. J's personal collection to be auctioned.   The SCP Auctions event will take place in October.


July 28, 2011
Grey Flannel Rolls Out Cowens' MVP Trophy, Erving Jersey for Basketball Hall of Fame Auction.   The live auction will take place on Friday, Aug. 12 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.


July 28, 2011
Brooklyn Dodgers Take Center Stage in Memory Lane Auction.   A long-time collector of the Brooklyn Dodgers has decided to part ways with his 30-year stash of Dodger Blue treasures and Memory Lane Inc. will be the place for fans to look in its 2011 Summer Classics Auction which starts on Saturday and runs until Aug. 30.


July 28, 2011
Championship Ring Returned After Two Decades.   The widow and sons of former University of Oklahoma football player John Barresi has his 1973 OU ring back. Barresi's home was burglarized in 1993, and his championship rings were stolen.


July 27, 2011
Topps Announces Acquisition of Leading Digital Currency Card Company, GMG Entertainment.   The strategic acquisition links two of the world's leading card manufacturers and demonstrates Topps' intent to expand the brand's portfolio while entering the Digital Currency retail space. In addition, Topps will bring manufacturing, design and collectability skills to digital currency cards.


July 27, 2011
Pete Rose Still A Hit.   Rose does about 180 signings a year in Las Vegas as well as a handful of other events in other cities.


July 27, 2011
2011 Goodwin Champions ‘Museum Collection Relics’ Arrive!   Upper Deck shows off some of the “Museum Collection Relics” cards which were too thick to be inserted into packs.


July 26, 2011
Fake Sports Memorabilia - Caught on Video.   A reporter caught one longtime sports art dealer misleading customers about what he's really selling.


July 26, 2011
Canton Ohio Local Football Fan Has an Amazing Collection.   Growing up near the Football HOF, there are only three enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame from which Rocke Sweaney does not have autographs or signatures.


July 26, 2011
Dirk Nowitzki Among Gold Cards in New Panini Set.   Sports fans might not have realized it, but gold hit a record high last week at $1,602.10 an ounce.


July 25, 2011
World's Best Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Collection Going on Display.   The single best high-grade Mickey Mantle baseball card collection will be on exhibit at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago next month.


July 25, 2011
Colorado Dealer Raises Hobby's Profile Through Publicity Stunt Purchase.   Remember the Balloon Boy? If not, you might have forgotten about the hoax from a couple of years ago like many of us. But if you live in Colorado where it happened, it might resonate more — and if you’re a Colorado-based sports card dealer like Mike Fruitman it’s resonating quite well as a publicity stunt to get people into his shop and do some good for charity, too.


July 25, 2011
Must-See NT: More Exclusive Images from 2010-11 National Treasures Basketball.   If you want to see more saliva-starting scenes like the ones below, the only place to find them is at the new Facebook home of Panini America.


July 24, 2011
NFL Championship Rings Coveted by Players, Collectors.   Championship rings are becoming a big deal to the consumer of today. Investors and fans are giving notice they are interested. Past sales have created a new urgency to place rings of this magnitude in online auctions where large sums of money will be yielded.


July 24, 2011
Wayne Gretzky Hockey Card Focus of New Website.   A new web site has launched, devoted to the ultra-popular Gretzky rookie cards. Featuring articles that appeal to collectors and fans alike, GretzkyRookieCard.com also offers direct links to the latest deals on Gretzky hockey cards and Gretzky signed memorabilia.


July 24, 2011
Panini’s Great Facebook Migration of 2011.   After months of unsuccessfully lobbying the folks at Facebook to change the name on their corporate Facebook page from “Donruss” to “Panini America,” they finally decided to start from scratch and create a new-and-improved Panini America Facebook page.


July 23, 2011
Marilyn Monroe-Kissed Baseball, Lou Gehrig Uniform, Shoeless Joe's Bat in Impressive Sports Auction.   "Shoeless Joe" Jackson’s "Black Betsy" baseball bat, Bobby Jones' personal Augusta National green jacket, a 1908 Cy Young Boston Red Sox Uniform, and a 1952 Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe-signed and kissed baseball highlight a vintage sports memorabilia auction, August 4, 2011.


July 23, 2011
Cooperstown already bursting with excited fans.   They came from all corners of the country, transforming the streets of a normally quaint village into a hectic, teeming cityscape. Cooperstown, known near and far as the capital of baseball history, saw its population grow to nearly five times its normal size Friday in anticipation of induction weekend.


July 23, 2011
Coach's Corner Auctions: The Perfect Crime?   Known in the hobby for years as an auction house that sells tons of fake and worthless sports memorabilia, the folks at Net54baseball.com discuss if Coach's Corner will ever be stopped.


July 22, 2011
Upper Deck Launches 2010-11 Ultimate Collection Hockey Set.   Blending an impressive mix of rookie content and high-end hits featuring the NHL’s best players, Ultimate Collection Hockey is ready to get collectors pumped up for even more intense on-ice action on the very near horizon.


July 22, 2011
First Look: 2011 Tristar Obak Baseball Cards.   TRISTAR will have plenty of things in store at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention just two weeks away in Chicago and one of them is the debut of its latest baseball card set, 2011 Obak, which also is known as “A History of the Game.”


July 22, 2011
A Practical Guide to Attending the National Sports Collectors Convention.   Whether you are a grizzled veteran or a rookie call-up making their first appearance at the big show, attending the National Sports Collectors Convention is like Disneyland for collectors. The scale of the show itself is massive: duration (five days), number of dealers and corporate partners (over 300), and square footage of the exhibit space (over 250,000). These combines to mean one very important thing for collectors: you better come with a game plan.


July 21, 2011
Major League Baseball warns memorabilia company to stop selling Derek Jeter '3,000th hit' balls.   In a letter sent to Danny Mulroy of National Collectors Gallery on Tuesday, MLB Properties counsel Nicholas H. Eisenman ordered the Ridgewood, N.J., firm to stop selling the baseballs or face the wrath of MLB's lawyers.


July 21, 2011
2011 Topps Heritage Rookie Cards made exclusively for The National will be available at the Topps Booth.   Topps has announced that 5 rookies, including Michael Pineda, who is just coming off of pitching a hitless, 2 strikeout inning in his first All-Star game appearance, will be featured on their own 2011 Topps Heritage cards exclusively available at the upcoming National Collector’s Convention. These rookies did not have cards in the regular 2011 Topps Heritage Baseball release.


July 21, 2011
Brett Favre Autographed 8x10s $50 Delivered - Straight from Brett Favre himself!   Favre's website www.BrettFavre.com is having a sale on autographed 8x10s for $44.44. This is a heck of a deal.


July 20, 2011
Upper Deck Announces National Plans.   The promotions feature UDC athletes from the sports of hockey, baseball, basketball, football, golf and soccer.


July 20, 2011
Jordan love letters to be returned.   Robinson said she's been contacted by Nate D. Sanders Auctions. The company told her it has purchased the stolen love letters and wants to return them to her. All they need is the police report.


July 20, 2011
The First Topps Prime 9 Redemption Card is Live!   These Prime 9 cards are limited edition Chrome Refractors. The backs of the cards have “Prime 9 Moments” which for Johnny Bench include MVP of the 1976 World Series and Holds catcher’s record with 10 straight Golden Gloves.


July 19, 2011
10 Tips to Win at Baseball Card Investing.   If you want to be a player in baseball card investing, you'll probably have to swing for well-preserved, expensive cards. It isn't much different than owning a team, really. The free-agent vintage cards that have already appreciated are the safest path to big wins in the future, experts told DailyFinance.


July 19, 2011
Robert Taylor’s World a House of Cards.   He has, by his own estimate, some 700,000 to 800,000 baseball cards. Of those, he says, 25,000 or so are autographed. There are more than 500 signed baseballs, more than 300 signed bats in his care. Encased. Displayed. Treasured.


July 19, 2011
Lovin' the Logos.   Aside from photos, ball and equipment, a neat dium to get autographs on are team logos. And there is a site out there that makes it easier than ever to pick and choose any logo you want.


July 18, 2011
Someone Call a Doctor! These National Treasures Autographs are Sick!   The hobby’s appetite for the upcoming 2010-11 National Treasures Basketball is insatiable. How do we know? After almost three straight days of on-location pre-packout coverage of the product, The Knight’s Lance readers still want more.


July 18, 2011
2011 Crown Royale Football Preview: Die Cuts Dress to Impress.   Not only do the cards look amazing with the player ON TOP OF the swatch, but to add hard signed signatures to it makes these cards borderline ridiculous (in a good way). Of course, these cards will most likely be so rare, that it wont dig out the rest of the product from the gutter, but who knows. It may just be enough to get people to buy into this set.


July 18, 2011
Stanley Cup Champions DVD set to premiere.    Members of the Boston Bruins are set to gather at a Boston theater for a VIP screening of Warner Home Video's 2011 Stanley Cup Champions DVD.


July 17, 2011
Panini Reveals National Redemption Cards.   Panini America has announced further details regarding its promotions for the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention this Aug. 3-7, 2011. The promotion will feature athletes from Panini America’s hockey, basketball and football brands as well as personalities from its entertainment brands.


July 16, 2011
From Honus to Derek, Memorabilia Is More Than Signed Bats.   The Steiner warehouse looks like a cross between a Home Depot and Santa’s workshop, with shelves stacked to the ceiling with sports merchandise.


July 15, 2011
Congress shows bipartisan love for baseball hall of fame coin.   Congress picks two organizations every year for the commemorative coin program; the U.S. Mint issues the gold and silver coins, which are legal tender but aren’t intended for general circulation. Competition is stiff and requires support from two-thirds of House members, so the coins inevitably honor politics-proof institutions.


July 15, 2011
Price strikes deal to sign collectibles commemorating Jeter’s 3,000th.   The pitcher who gave up Derek Jeter’s 3,000th career hit has a deal to sign memorabilia connected with the milestone.


July 15, 2011
The Dr. is in!   Julius Erving signs for Upper Deck.   Upper Deck’s Athlete Relations secured a signing session with Dr. J to get some outstanding autograph cards.


July 14, 2011
MLB Prepares For Jim Thome's Milestone Home Run.   Only seven players in major league history have hit 600 home runs. After Thome hits homer No. 598, MLB will begin supplying opposing pitchers with specially marked baseballs to ensure the authenticity of No. 600. Pitchers will be given the marked balls every time Thome comes to bat.


July 14, 2011
Christian Lopez, the Guy Who Caught Jeter's 3000th Hit, Will Get His Own Baseball Card.   Topps says it will produce a trading card featuring Christian Lopez that will be included in sets later this year.


July 14, 2011
Topps Issues George W. Bush Autographed Cards, First Ever for a President.   The Topps Company, Inc. announced on Wednesday that its 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter product will include 200 limited edition autographed cards of the George W. Bush.


July 13, 2011
Seven decades of World Series highlights brought to life on DVD   A&E Home Entertainment is providing a sale on a truly impressive 21 DVD collection of seven decades of World Series highlights presented in a stunning 58-page commemorative book.


July 13, 2011
Bryce Harper's Futures Game Items Heat Up Auction.   Harper didn’t have a good day Sunday but that doesn’t really matter; his game-used batting helmet from this year’s Futures Game is among the hottest items on the auction block at MLB.com.


July 13, 2011
Prince's All-Star jersey headed to Hall.   After winning the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player presented by Chevy and granting interviews, the moment finally came for Prince Fielder to pull off his dirty No. 28 Brewers jersey at his National League locker and hand it over to the Hall of Fame.


July 12, 2011
Another Restored Wagner Coming Up For Auction.   The collectors at Net54baseball.com discuss that Heritage will auction a T206 Honus Wagner card on August 4th during the National Convention.


July 12, 2011
Derek Jeter, Christian Lopez and the 3,000 hit mistake.   In some quarters, Lopez is being hailed as selfless hero, a guy who did the right thing, a guy who turned away upwards of $250,000, as many a sports memorabilia pundit has indicated the ball would have sold for on the open market.


July 11, 2011
Collector hits a home run, finds Babe Ruth autograph.   The Historic Autograph Company's "In Memory Of" series contains authentic autographs of deceased baseball players and past presidents cut signatures. Each box contains three autographs and retails between $150 and $200. There is a 1 in 80 box chance to get a Group A autograph, of which there are 17, including Ruth's.


July 11, 2011
Timeless Treasures: Must-See Memorabilia Arrives at Panini America Headquarters.   Timeless Treasures will be introduced as an NFL brand for the first time ever in 2011. One of the highlights of that announcement was the fact that the product will feature several game-worn memorabilia insert sets that tie specific jerseys to the actual games they were worn.


July 10, 2011
Lucky fan, Christian Lopez grabs Jeter's 3,000 ball and gives it back.   Moments after Lopez grabbed the ball, Yankees officials hustled him to the Steinbrenner family luxury box. Later on he met Jeter and presented him with the ball. Lopez also met several other Yankees stars, including Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson.


July 10, 2011
Steiner Sports Launches DJ3K Memorabilia Line After Derek Jeter's 3,000th Hit.   Derek Jeter finally has his 3,000th hit, so now comes the exciting part for New York Yankees fans who collect the captain. That’s right, the commemorative merchandise.


July 9, 2011
The Doctor Who Purchased the T206 Honus Wagner Card From the Baltimore Nuns Will Open a Sports Memorabilia Museum.   Many of the jaw-dropping 5,000 collectibles DePace owns have graced his home over the years. But DePace now has grander plans. He is in the process of buying a former bank building and will turn it nto a museum for his collection.


July 9, 2011
Topps and Panini Named in Patent Lawsuit Over Electronic Trading Cards.   On July 1, a company called Wildcat Intellectual Property Holdings, LLC sued 12 defendants, including Topps, Panini, Sony, Electronic Arts, Konami, Pokémon, Zynga and Nintendo, for allegedly infringing Wildcat’s “Electronic Trading Card" patent. Wildcat's accusations could affect such online trading card products as Panini’s NFL Adrenalyn XL and Topps’ ToppsTown.


July 8, 2011
Jeter's hit milestone a marketing bonanza.   The Yankees and Jeter's promoters are selling almost 200 products linked to the hit.


July 8, 2011
Rawlings, Gold Sport Collectibles and Major League Baseball Unveil 24K Gold Leather Official Baseball for 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby.   New 24-karat gold infused leather ball set to debut during Monday’s State Farm Home Run Derby in Phoenix Live on ESPN.


July 8, 2011
Topps Reveals Allen & Ginter's Non-Baseball Autograph Lineup.   With 2011 Allen & Ginter set to release next week, collectors are anticipating one of the most intriguing non-baseball autograph checklists the hobby has ever seen.


July 7, 2011
Curt Schilling goes down memorabilia lane.   There’s no bloody sock. The Hall of Fame has that. But Curt Schilling’s collection of baseball memorabilia is still impressive and now he’s auctioning off some of his best items to raise money for Asperger’s Association of New England and Youthcare, two local autism charities that have helped Schilling’s son, Grant.


July 7, 2011
Las Vegas judge blocks auction of Reggie Jackson memorabilia.   U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson issued a temporary restraining order against American Memorabilia Inc., Jackson’s stepmother Resurrection Jackson and members of her family who have been trying to sell a watch given to Jackson by the New York Yankees commemorating his 400th home run, as well as a 1977 World Series championship ring.


July 7, 2011
Bobby Jones' green jacket up for auction.   Heritage Auctions will put the iconic garment up for bid Aug. 4 in conjunction with the Chicago National Sports Show in Rosemont, Ill. The auction house expects the jacket to fetch more than $100,000.


July 6, 2011

Lelands Summer Auction Tops $2.1 Million.
  Lelands.com recently concluded its summer auction, with 1,344 lots totaling $2.1 million. (Prices and full item descriptions are available at www.lelands.com.)


July 6, 2011
1934 Lou Gehrig Tour of Japan uniform may bring $300,000+ in Heritage Auction.   A jaw-dropping gathering of important sports memorabilia, led by Lou Gehrig’s 1934 Tour of Japan game worn uniform, from The Lou Gehrig Collection, is set to thrill collectors at Heritage Auctions’ Thursday, Aug. 4 Signature® Sports Collectibles Platinum Auction, taking place in conjunction with the Chicago National Sports Show in Rosemont, Il.


July 6, 2011
Reggie Jackson sues American Memorabilia to stop auction of baseball jewelry.   The suit seeks to recover the watch presented to Jackson by the Yankees and a ring that he says is a near-replica of his 1977 World Series Championship ring provided by the Yankees.


July 5, 2011
2011 Donruss Elite Football NFL Trading Cards Box Break Recap and Review.   This set is the second football card release this year for Panini season. It’s the first opportunity to pull rookie cards with photos of the players in their uniforms. With some really nice insert sets, this should prove to be popular with football card collectors looking to build their 2011 portfolio now.


July 5, 2011
98-99 Michael Jordan Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Sells for $8,438.61.   The members of blowcoutcards.com discuss this sale and the market for Jordan items.


July 4, 2011
Leaf to Return to the Baseball Card Market?   Leaf posted a single sentence that showed their intention to enter the prospect market. If this product is done right, Leaf could receive a second chance to make a good prospect product, and carve a corner of the prospect card niche out for themselves.


July 3, 2011
Death of a Legend: The Non-Auto Jersey Card.   Back in the mid 1990s, cards were not what they are today. Certified autograph cards were so incredibly rare that many collectors didn’t even consider them to be an option in their collecting habits. Then, Upper Deck released it’s UD Game Jersey card in 1996, and everything changed. Since then, Jersey cards have gone from the rarest of the rare, to the crappiest part of many collector’s box breaks.


July 3, 2011
Dirk Nowitzki Still in Championship Form During Special Panini Authentic Signing.   As if collectors needed another reason to love Dirk Nowitzki, here’s No. 6,372: Last Friday afternoon, just before throwing out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers game and departing the next day for his homeland Germany, the Dallas Mavericks’ uber everything NBA Finals MVP took time to participate in a special private signing for Panini America and his namesake foundation.


July 2, 2011
Bid on a Piece of USA Hockey History.   Team USA wore one set of 26 white jerseys during the tournament. Twenty-five of these jerseys, including one worn by backup goalie Jack Campbell, is now up for bid.


July 2, 2011
Best Hockey Card Manufacturer? For my money in 2011, it’s ITG.   I need to give big props to all three of the manufacturers. Trying to pick my favourite from 2011 was tough. Not only have all three manufacturers pumped out several products I really liked, but there’s still more to come (so I entirely reserve the right to change my mind once everything has been released).


July 1, 2011
Canadian Sports Hall of Fame opens in Calgary.   You can try shadow boxing with Lennox Lewis, catch a Steve Francis fastball and feel the rush of Jacques Villeneuve’s Formula One race car. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame may be a homage to the more than 500 inducted athletes and an incredible shrine filled with memorabilia, but the new home is more than a place to stand and stare.


July 1, 2011
Upcoming Auction: Memorabilia from Ruth, Mantle, and other baseball greats   The 82d All-Star Game for Major League Baseball, scheduled July 12 in Phoenix and the occasion for the All-Star Fanfest July 8-12 at the Phoenix Convention Center, will again set the scene for Hunt Auctions' summer sale of historical sports memorabilia.


July 1, 2011
Celebrating the Continental Football League.   The Continental Football League's goal was to be America's third "major league" for professional football in the 1960s. While that didn't work out and the league folded after five years, some of the memorabilia is still highly sought.


June 30, 2011
SIGNS of trouble: autograph sales violate NCAA regulations.   For University athletes, looking at the face of a small child asking for an autograph is a challenge, especially when the child runs back to deposit his signed ball or jersey into the hands of an adult with a duffle bag.


June 30, 2011
Packers fans can get their own Super Bowl jewelry.   A 10-karat ring that identifies the owner as a shareholder or season-ticket holder costs $2,499. Or, if the lustrium option — a mixture of nickel and chromium — is selected, the price drops to $399. Other fans who select the "Ultimate Fan Ring" can get the 10-karat ring for $1,999 or the lustrium ring for $299.


June 29, 2011
Renovated Yogi Berra Museum is a Home Run.   That hallowed, glorious feeling of entering Yankee Stadium can be felt throughout the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center.


June 29, 2011
An expected Hat Trick for Panini with three upcoming Hockey card releases.   Even though the Stanley Cup Playoffs are over, Hockey fans have a lot to look forward to in the near future thanks to Panini.


June 29, 2011
A San Francisco Giants Celebration at the Baseball Hall of Fame.   Some items normally kept in storage were brought out for presentation, such as an all-black Giants jersey, with a white “NY” on the sleeve, worn by Red Murray in the 1911 World Series against the Philadelphia A’s. Only 10 percent of the Hall of Fame’s vast collection is on public display at any given time.


June 28, 2011
Bat Babe Ruth Used in Legendary Sing Sing Home Run Up For Auction.   The Louisville Slugger that the Bambino used to swat a very unofficially estimated 620-foot whopper during a 1929 exhibition game at Westchester's Sing Sing prison is expected to pull as much as $100,000 at auction next month.


June 28, 2011
Denny's '91-'92 baseball sets are no grand slams.   There was a special Jackie Robinson commemorative card and another for Larry Doby that was given away at Fan Fest and the All-Star game in Cleveland. Cards were usually available with the purchase of food. The cards featured holograms with the 1997 Pinnacle set using 3-D-like technology on the front.


June 28, 2011
Babe Ruth Signed Photo, Thurman Munson & Walter Johnson Autographed Baseballs, Ted Williams Signed 1937 Padres Baseball As 18yr Old, Gehrig Music Sheet Hit Auction Block.   Discoveries of previously unknown vintage memorabilia is a rare occurrence, but Imperial Sports Auctions has a unique rarity that has collectors buzzing.


June 27, 2011
Absolute Memorabilia Football - A First Look.   Panini America unveiled a seven-card preview of 2011 Absolute Memorabilia Football. Drawing positive comments and praise in the Knight’s Lance post, the manufacturer seems to be building generally joyous suspense for its September release.


June 27, 2011
Hobby turns into business venture.   A Hobbyist openes a new store. While at least a dozen area sports cards shops have come and gone in his area this decade, the owner syas there is still a niche and still a need.


June 26, 2011
Auction House Asks Judge to Send Hip-Hop Artist Turned Sports Memorabilia Dealer to Jail.   Peter Nash, now a baseball historian and memorabilia dealer, has spent much of the past decade engaged in a series of legal and financial battles.  Robert Edward Auctions president Rob Lifson, who claimed that Nash had failed to pay back almost $1 million he borrowed from REA, won a $760,000 judgment from Nash in 2008.


June 26, 2011
Topps "Big" Cards - Some in the Media Are Claiming Racism.   Topps Big was a stand-alone set of baseball cards that was produced from 1988 to 1990.  The cards were 12 percent larger than standard cards, and the back of each card featured silly comics that acted out pieces of trivia.  In these comics, every player was white.  Barry Bonds was white.  Barry Bonds' dad was white.


June 25, 2011
Could Upper Deck be Downsizing?   Last week a blogger received an email from Upper Deck’s Public Relations Manager informing him that the company was moving offices and would be without phone and Internet service for about a week.  So the blogger decided to do a little investigating...


June 24, 2011
Former Green Bay Packers G Fuzzy Thurston's Super Bowl II ring being sold to settle $1.7M tax debt.   The government had hoped to sell more than just one of Thurston’s rings. A court order dated last week calls for the sale of rings from Super Bowl I and II, NFL championship rings from 1958, 1961, 1962 and 1965, other sports memorabilia and a gold watch. Auhorities have not managed to get hold of those items.


June 24, 2011
That's My Ticket Celebrates the Bruins' Championship.   The company known for its oversized canvas tickets celebrating specfic events and championships is offering dozens of customizable products to honor the Bruins.