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July 31, 2012
It's Almost Showtime - Here Comes the 2012 National.   More than 800 sports memorabilia vendors, 90 iconic athletes and millions of dollars in collectibles will highlight a major industry trade show set to take over the Baltimore Convention starting on Aug 1.

July 31, 2012
Angelo Dundee's Boxing Memorabilia To Be Auctioned.   SCP Auctions is proud to announce The Angelo Dundee Estate Collection of boxing memorabilia for its November 2012 online auction. In a Hall of Fame career in professional boxing that began in 1952, Angelo Dundee gained acclaim as a brilliant cornerman, whether healing cuts, inspiring his fighters to battle on when they seemed to be reeling, or adjusting strategy between rounds to counter an opponent’s style. The renowned trainer was a guiding force to the two most celebrated fighters of his era, Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, and 15 other world champions.


July 31, 2012
Newest Ultimate Collection Arrives Next Week.   Upper Deck is getting hockey fans in the mood when its latest release comes out next week – 2011-12 Ultimate Collection. While on the high-end scale, Ultimate is a favorite among collectors with high-caliber autographs and sharp designs. Ultimate is scheduled to arrive on Aug. 7 with pre-orders around $100 a box.


July 30, 2012
Collecting 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter.   Although the set is no longer the sensation it was when first released in 2006, it has remained popular while staying true to its roots. The set still features the best baseball players of today, historically great players like Roberto Clemente and Jackie Robinson, and other famous people (such as Erin Andrews). Each box still contains three relics or autographed cards, and the checklists for both are large and feature almost every team.


July 30, 2012
Panini's NFL Sticker Albums Coming Soon.   With 72 pages and 494 stickers (354 glossy, 100 holographic stickers, 40 micro-etched stickers), collectors are going to need plenty of time to chase down a complete book. Seven-sticker packs are $1 each and albums are $2.


July 28, 2012
Don’t throw out that Olympics ticket stub! Memorabilia experts suggest it could be worth a lot of coin.   A Reuters story reminds Games-goers that one person's trash might be another person's collectible. And what might be considered of little value today, may, in fact, become quite valuable in several decades.


July 28, 2012
PSA Launches Resource For Game-Used Collectors.   PSA is helping bring order to the chaos of game-used baseball bat collecting with a new resource for collectors based on information collected when the company has authenticated and graded pieces from the past. The company has created a website called PSAProBatFacts.com, which is a reference resource showing models and types of bats used by past players. In its initial debut, there are specs and images for bats from 73 members of the Hall of Fame and 34 other notable players who are often collected.


July 27, 2012
Move Over Mantle: Balloon Boy Trading Card Now Available.   Back in July of 2011 a Colorado man had paid $2,500 for the infamous balloon from the Balloon Boy hoax at auction. That investment may now bear fruit, snippets of the balloon are included in the 2012 Allen & Ginter Baseball card series.


July 27, 2012
Topps Going “Mini” in 2012, Available Aug. 1.   Topps announced that it’s bringing back mini cards in a very limited way for 2012. Available exclusively through ShopTopps.com, the 2012 Baseball Mini cards will launch on Aug. 1 and priced at $50 per box. The base set consists of 661 cards from Series 1 and 2.


July 27, 2012
ESPN's Mint Condition Does a Feature on The National.   ESPN’s “Mint Condition” catches up with Mike Berkus of the National Sports Collectors Convention to discuss next week’s show in Baltimore.


July 26, 2012
Bill Mastro and two partners indicted on fraud charges stemming from massive sports memorabilia scam, including altering famous Honus Wagner card.   The T206 Wagner card is the world's most expensive baseball trading card and has fetched millions of dollars in a series of high-profile purchases, including a $451,000 sale in 1991 to NHL great Wayne Gretzky and former Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall.


July 26, 2012
Panini Extends Pro Football Hall of Fame Agreement.   As part of the agreement, Panini America will maintain exclusive rights to use Pro Football Hall of Fame marks and logos on its trading cards and collectible stickers, and will continue to produce special autographed trading cards honoring members of each new class of enshrinees.


July 26, 2012
Topps Football Factory Set Includes Exclusives.   All 440 base cards from the line will be available the first week of October in a complete factory set, but there is one difference. In the hobby-only edition, collectors will get one five-card pack of numbered orange parallels.


July 25, 2012
LeBron James’ Game-Worn Sneakers by Upper Deck.   During James’ first season with the Heat, he partnered up with Upper Deck to make some of his game-worn kicks available to the public. Signed by James along with an inscription about the game, Upper Deck sold the shoes through their online store and promptly sold most of them. While a majority of the shoes featured here are exclusive Nike LeBron 8 player exclusives, there are a few surprises that are sure to raise some eyebrows.


July 25, 2012
1912 Red Sox World Series trophy to be auctioned.   The trophy's current owner, Robert Fraser, an avid Red Sox fan, says he decided to sell it after being contacted by several companies that wanted to auction it off for the 100th anniversary of the team's World Series win and the opening of Fenway Park. Fraser, a real estate broker from Westwood, N.J., said he and his wife paid $74,000 when they bought it from a sports memorabilia dealer in 2007.


July 25, 2012
Rare Find of Tobacco Cards Brought to Public Via SCP Auctions.   SCP Auctions has released information on “The Southern Fairway Find” of more than 1,000 1909-11 baseball tobacco cards, including an unprecedented discovery of 42 rare Red Hindu back T206s and two newly discovered examples of the legendary T210 Old Mill Joe Jackson card.


July 24, 2012
Kent Feddeman Collection Headlines Legendary’s Live Event at National.   The National Convention serves as the backdrop for plenty of amazing pieces to be purchased on the show floor. But there are also a pair of live auctions that take place during the evening of the National’s run. One of which is conducted by Legendary Auctions, which will feature some stunning pieces of Washington National/Senators pieces.


July 24, 2012
Ichiro Suzuki is a New York Yankee.   Ichiro’s certified autographs are particularly rare, having signed just 149 certified autographs since 2001 with his rights currently held by Leaf. Meanwhile, he appears on 1,478 memorabilia cards. Topps first fully licensed Yankees cards could come very soon.


July 24, 2012
Net54baseball.com Readers Show off Their Memorabilia Rooms.   Check out the many pictures of other memorabilia collectors and their man caves.


July 23, 2012
2013 Hall of Fame class will be controversial, no matter the result.   From now until January, when the next class is announced, the annual Hall of Fame debates won't center around numbers, but less concrete things -- like beliefs, morals, laws and character. Because the numbers of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who will be first-year eligible candidates for the Hall, have become the poster children for an inglorious era of baseball, their candidacy will be scrutinized and debated beyond any announcement.


July 23, 2012
Carolina puts iconic Panther heads from Bank of America Stadium up for auction.   NFL records may be set this week, when the Carolina Panthers begin auctioning off what has to be some of the largest sports memorabilia in league history.


July 23, 2012
Panini America Peeks “Cracked Ice” from 2012 National Wrapper-Redemption Set.   A sneak peak of Panini America’s wrapper-redemption program at this year's National.


July 22, 2012
An Artifact, or a Payday.   Though administrators at the museum, the San Diego Hall of Champions, believed the historic pinstripes were a gift rather than a loan, its former president, Al Kidd, said they lacked both the paperwork to prove it and the inclination to contest ownership. When Larsen decided to reclaim the uniform he had entrusted to the hall around the time of his 1964 induction, management put up no more of a fight than the Brooklyn Dodgers did on Oct. 8, 1956.


July 22, 2012
First Look: 2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball.   Topps revealed the first looks at this year’s first high-end prospecting product on Friday, and it’s Bowman Sterling. The set will arrive on Dec. 12, each pack will include one rookie or prospect card and a combination of three hits — a mix of autographed prospects, autographed rookies, dual autos and more. There will be six packs per box.


July 21, 2012
Baseball card buffs have chance at a big-money prize from Grizzlies.   To a baseball card collector, nothing beats the allure of an unopened pack.


July 21, 2012
Patriots 2001 Super Bowl Ring Up For Auction.   A former New England Patriots staffer is selling his ring from the franchise’s first Super Bowl win. The diamond-studded Jostens championship ring from Super Bowl XXXVI, up for auction on Legendaryauctions.com, is expected to fetch as much as $30,000.


July 21, 2012
U.S. Postal Service Releases MLB Stamps Today.   These Forever stamps will cost $1.80 for a block of four or $9 for a pane of 20.


July 20, 2012
Not a good day to buy stock in Jeremy Lin as merchandisers adjust to his new team.   Signed 16x20's with Lin on the Knicks, once selling briskly, now will be heavily discounted. But will they sell?


July 20, 2012
Collecting for profit — and fun.   The recent discovery in Ohio of baseball cards featuring Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Cy Young and others — made by some folks who were cleaning out their grandfather's attic and stumbled across the century-old cards that together could be worth $3 million — has many others thinking about venturing into their own attic.


July 20, 2012
Shop Owner Cuts Up 36-Card NT Booklet.   Remember the ultra rare 36-card booklet from 2011 National Treasures? Of the five produced, Greg Lambert of California Card Shack got the first card of the series, which was the only one of the group to have inscriptions. The card shop owner had the booklet professionally laser-cut to make 36 separate cards and is now selling them on eBay.


July 19, 2012
Time running out to bid on All-Star memorabilia.   The 836-pound All-Star Crown Statue that was autographed by Grand Marshal George Brett and about 70 players, managers and coaches at the start of a parade route to last week's Midsummer Classic in Kansas City was up to $11,200 in bidding at MLB.com/auction.


July 19, 2012
Topps UFC trading cards include mouthpieces worn by Chael Sonnen and more.   In what might be the greatest - or most disgusting - idea ever in the history of trading cards, 2012 Topps Finest UFC will include match-used mouthpieces.


July 19, 2012
The Pitfalls Of Buying On The Secondary Market.   Same card number, different swatches. So one of these is real and one is a fake.


July 18, 2012
Ultimate Warrior accused of bilking a collector out of $28,000 and a ton of wrestling merchandise.   Christopher Elias claims he struck a $28k deal with Warrior, in which the wrestling legend agreed to send Elias a bunch of classic merchandise from his personal collection. Warrior was also supposed to sign twenty wrestling belts and ten Wrestlemania posters that Elias owned.


July 18, 2012
SGC Announces New Half Grades in Its Grading Scale.   Heading into the National Convention, SGC has announced on its message boards an important update to its grading system. Effective immediately, four new half grades will be available as part of the grading scale.


July 18, 2012
Jeremy Lin is now a Houston Rocket, what will do for his cardboard?   One of this past season’s biggest stories was the tale of Jeremy Lin, who came out of nowhere to become the biggest thing in The Big Apple as a star for the New York Knicks for a couple months and then faded just as quickly due to injury.


July 17, 2012
Collector amasses mind-bobbling collection of knickknacks.   At the peak of his collecting days, he filled his basement with 21 glass-enclosed cabinets full of every knickknack imaginable: football trading cards, pennants and autographed photos.


July 17, 2012
‘Black Swamp’ Cards and Other Highlights from Heritage National Auction.   The recent Black Swamp Find, including a near-complete set (27/30) of 1910 E98 baseball cards – No. 1 on the PSA Set Registry – is the unquestioned headline in Heritage Auctions’ Aug. 2 Vintage Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Signature Auction, taking place as part of the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore. However, the three lots associated with that find are just the tip of the iceberg of the auction as a whole.


July 17, 2012
Lin Exit Leaves Retailers With Worthless Merch.   If the New York Knicks don’t match Houston’s contract offer to point guard Jeremy Lin, perhaps nobody would be more disappointed than Mitchell Modell, whose namesake sporting-goods retailer will have to sharply discount its 40,000 Lin team-related items in stock.


July 16, 2012
Olympics Create World of Collectibles.   Commemorative pins are issued by an Olympic Committee to raise funds to support a nation's athletes. The national flag, indigenous animals or famous landmarks of a particular nation are the basis for these pin designs - and on these pins, the Olympic Rings are prominent. For instance, many commemorative pins were issued for the 1996 Atlanta Games and are now some of the most expensive as collectibles, ranging in value from $50 to $250 each.


July 16, 2012
Stolen Super Bowl ring found for guard on '85 Chicago Bears.   Police in Spokane, Wash., have recovered a stolen Super Bowl ring belonging to Stefan Humphries, a guard for the 1985 Chicago Bears and the drummer in the "Super Bowl Shuffle" video.


July 15, 2012
A Blast from the Past: 2012 Score Football’s Rookie Card Flashback Inserts.   The upcoming 2012 Score Football will include Rookie Card Flashback, a spectacular 50-card tribute to Score’s storied past that remembers some of the set’s greatest Rookie Cards with updated photography, original designs and more than two decades worth of splendid recollections.


July 15, 2012
You Gotta Love Vintage Cards w/ Character!   A blogger has learned to appreciate cards with creases, pinholes, ink stains, collector's initials, and even peeled off backs. While many collectors feel these are major condition flaws he looks at it differently.


July 14, 2012
Baseball great, Lenny Dykstra pleads guilty to bankruptcy fraud.   Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra pleaded guilty Friday and could face 20 years in prison for hiding and selling sports memorabilia and other items that were supposed to be part of his bankruptcy filing.


July 14, 2012
First Look: 2012 Prime Signatures Football Cards.   The sophomore campaign of Prime Signatures Football is getting a few upgrades from Panini America. The configuration will remain the same with one autograph in every four-card pack, and just one pack per box.


July 13, 2012
Is Charlie Sheen's Babe Ruth 1927 Ring Linked to a Mod-Hit and a Ruthian Unsolved Mystery?   Linda Ruth Tosetti is still hoping the FBI can help her family determine if the original Ruth 1927 ring was stolen from his Riverside Drive apartment. Says Tosetti, “The FBI has kept in touch with me, just last week they told me they nabbed a guy related to Robert Young from the old TV show “Father Knows Best” who was selling a fake glove he said my grandfather used as a kid at St. Mary’s. Babe leads the pack again in bringing crooks to justice.”


July 13, 2012
Authorities seize phony memorabilia near All-Star Game.   The 14-day effort in the Kansas City metropolitan area resulted in the seizure of 13,023 phony items, including apparel, fake tickets and memorabilia. Nearly 20 percent were from other sports leagues, such as the National Football League, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League.


July 13, 2012
Baseball players' autographs go digital.   Even the autographs of Major League Baseball players are going digital, adding a new wrinkle to the sports memorabilia business. Egraphs became the latest company Thursday to offer digital autographs online, and it has four Tigers committed to the lineup. One is outfielder Austin Jackson, but it won't reveal the others yet.


July 13, 2012
The Gold Standard: Kobe Bryant Makes His Precious-Medal Mark for Panini America.   Bryant has autographed a stunning selection of Olympic-themed items coming soon to Panini Authentic — eight pairs of his Nike London Zoom VIIs inscribed “USA,” 24 Molten FIBA basketballs that he inscribed “London 2012? and a handful of USA jerseys.


July 12, 2012
NFL Players Association unveils new online store.   From jerseys to collectibles to exclusive player apparel and autographed memorabilia, fans can now find officially licensed products for all their favorite NFL players.


July 12, 2012
Man Finds Million-Dollar Baseball Card Collection in Grandfather's Attic.   The collection of approximately 700 cards from the early 1900s could sell for as much as $3 million.


July 12, 2012
Classic Collectibles: What a find!   Appraiser Mike Gutierrez of Heritage Auctions said he found “a good one” that he was about to tape for TV: A 1915 baseball signed by Red Sox players – among them, as you might guess, a young pitcher named George Herman Ruth. The woman who brought in the baseball had inherited it from her father, whose father had it signed back in the day.


July 11, 2012
Cobb's bat sold for $220,000.   A century ago, it was just a piece of lumber in the hands of one of the greatest hitters of all time. Tuesday, the Ty Cobb game bat went for a winning bid of $220,000 on the auction stage of MLB FanFest in Bartle Hall. The previous record haul for a Cobb bat was $137,000, according to Hunt Auctions president David Hunt.


July 11, 2012
Gehrig homer ball sells for $62,617.   Hunt Auctions says the ball sold Tuesday at the All-Star FanFest in Kansas City. Gehrig hit the historic homerun ball during the 1928 World Series.


July 11, 2012
Sports Card Companies Serving Up Live Redemption Programs at National.   Beginning with the 2012 Sports Cards & Collectibles Expo in Toronto, Upper Deck offered customers a new service where they could pick up any outstanding redemptions at the show. If customers had cards pending that were not available, the customer could also opt to have them exchanged and have their comparable exchange cards waiting for them at the Upper Deck booth during the show. That same service will be offered at the National Convention.

Panini America announced it will introduce a groundbreaking Live Redemption Trade-Up Program during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore. The unique initiative will be conducted live at the Panini America booth and will afford those collectors in attendance holding multiple outstanding redemption cards the opportunity to trade them in for a card or cards of higher value.


July 10, 2012
Former local sports store owner arrested, jailed.   Donald “Brendon” Brownson II, is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of memorabilia from a customer, police said.


July 10, 2012
Mike Tyson signs trading cards and memorabilia for upcoming Upper Deck products.   The business of Mike Tyson sports memorabilia is strong and demands for his signature is very high, so it only makes sense for him to ink a deal with one of the premiere companies in the industry, Upper Deck Authenticated.


July 10, 2012
The Black Swamp Find of 1910 E98 Baseball Cards Set to lead Heritage Auctions event.   It is nothing short of the most startling and significant find in baseball card collecting history: a near complete set (27/30) of 1910 E98 baseball cards – #1 on the PSA Set Registry – and it is the unquestioned headline in Heritage Auctions’ Aug. 2 Vintage Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Signature® Auction, taking place as part of the National Sports Collectors Convention at Baltimore, MD’s famed Camden Yards. The three lots from the find are estimated to bring $600,000+.


July 9, 2012
Panini America Offers a Glimpse at 2011-12 Prime Hockey’s Genuine Marks Insert.   The 2011-12 Prime Hockey set will include the rare Genuine Marks insert that incorporates individual letters from the nameplates of game-worn jerseys and, in many cases, has the superstars who wore those jerseys autograph each letter.


July 9, 2012
Blogger Claims Beckett Graded a Blatantly Fake Autograph Card.   Ever since the use of sticker autos has become a prominent part of our hobby, there have been people trying to find ways to exploit it. After the discovery that one can take a sticker off a scrub, wipe off the name with acetone, and then re-sign and re-apply it to a better player’s card, there has been a never ending run of people who buy these fakes without question.


July 8, 2012
Rob Rosen Joins Heritage Auctions Staff.   Heritage Auctions has announced that Rob Rosen, one of the nation’s leading dealers in high-end sports collectibles, has accepted a position with the auction house as vice president of Private Sales & Consignments for the Heritage Sports Department.


July 8, 2012
Shame on Upper Deck.   Voiceofthecollector.com rips Upper Deck for what they call "a top contender for worst designed [sports card] product ever".


July 8, 2012
Tiger Woods’ Resurgence Spells Huge Numbers for His Autographs.   With three tour wins this year already, Woods has been favored to be a top contender in the last few majors. Although he has come up short, collectors have not given up on him the way many expected. He is still the most valuable golf autograph there is, and he frequently outsells just about everyone not named Jordan in the other sports.


July 7, 2012
Remembering the St. Louis Browns.   St. Louis used to be a two-team baseball town, and the Browns were superior until the mid-1920s. In the early 1950's the club left and moved to Baltimore, where it changed its name to the Orioles.


July 7, 2012
Fans Finding Out if Baseball Memories Could Mean Cash.   David Hunt does these free appraisals at FanFest every year, he says it’s exciting because you never know what will walk through the door. Friday he saw some game used bats, and some vintage baseball cards.


July 7, 2012
Woman Sells Ex-Husband's Unopened Baseball Card Collection on eBay.   Although not worth much (late 80's and 90's common cards) it's the principle of the matter!


July 6, 2012
Collecting baseball cards not the same these days.   The baseball-card hobby has lost ground during the last two decades. It seems static photos of ballplayers with lifetime stats on the flip side — information readily available on most cell phones these days — seem blasé in the Call of Duty era.


July 6, 2012
Negro leagues museum gets All-Star showcase.   This weekend, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, in the heart of Kansas City's historic 18th and Vine Street District, is hopeful the MLB All-Star Game provides a spotlight that attracts a crowd beyond the game's aficionados.


July 6, 2012
Nats will use 1924 baseball before turn back the clock night.   The baseball used for the night’s first pitch, will be tossed by Walter Johnson’s grandson, Hank Thomas. The first pitch “will be thrown from behind the Nationals dugout, similar to how it was traditionally performed,” according to the Nats. The ball is an actual game-used ball from the 1924 World Series, on loan from Phil Wood.


July 5, 2012
Another Packers Super Bowl ring is for sale.   According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, former practice-squad defensive tackle Jay Ross is selling the jewelry he received after the Packers beat the Steelers last year in Cowboys Stadium.


July 5, 2012
1954 Topps Baseball Cards: Big Stars and Dual Images.   Each 1954 Topps card features a large color image of the player’s upper torso, which shares the remaining space with a smaller full-body black-and-white photo of the player in an action pose. Each card contains a large team logo at the top of the card and a facsimile autograph at the bottom of the card.


July 4, 2012
Simplicity and Greatness - All With a Click of the Mouse.   The Baseball Hall of Fame postcard is an iconic creation. Now you can easily purchase every card available. There’s no need to hunt or trade to complete the collection. Instead, the entire set can be had in brand new condition direct from the Hall — and for just $100.


July 3, 2012
Take Home the Gold: How to Invest in Olympic Collectibles.   Olympic mementos seem like a good investment. After all, there will be only one 2012 London Olympics, and the special souvenirs created for the occasion will never be made again. But how much of this Olympic swag is truly limited edition, and more importantly, how much of it will actually increase in value over the years?


July 3, 2012
Jim Palmer Puts Cy Young Awards up for Auction.   Jim Palmer said he no longer needs trophies as mementos of his Hall of Fame career, so the former Baltimore Orioles ace has put his three Cy Young Awards and two of his four Gold Gloves up for auction.


July 3, 2012
Game worn Adidas jersey by LeBron James in the NBA Finals sells for $35,000.   So far, the NBA has made Game 1 and Game 3 jerseys available for most of their players. James' Game 1 jersey sold for $33,333.33, while the priced bumped up for Game 3, closing at $35,020.00.


July 2, 2012
Did fake cards accidentally get authenticated and slabbed by PSA?   Readers at Collectors Universe make a compelling case that PSA has made errors. What will PSA do to remedy this?


July 2, 2012
Lou Gehrig Signed Home Run Ball Will Pay For Tuition.   It was a catch for the ages. A bleacher bum’s lucky grab of a historic Lou Gehrig home run in the Yankees’ 1928 World Series triumph will help pay the medical-school bills of one of his descendants.


July 1, 2012
NFL Experience bumped from New York, may land in New Jersey.   The 2014 Super Bowl which will be played in MetLife Stadium is billed as a New York Super Bowl. But in addition to the game, one of the league’s signature fan events is also expected to move to the land of The Sopranos.


July 1, 2012
Babe Waxpak: Autographs of baseball greats worth thousands.   It was a different world back then when it came to autographs. Autographs were not bought and sold so players were not irritated about signing for free.


June 30, 2012
First Look: 2011-2012 Panini America Dominion Hockey.   One of the reasons fans could get excited by the release is it marks the debut of Gordie Howe memorabilia in Panini products. Panini announced the signing of “Mr. Hockey” in January.


June 30, 2012
First Look: 2012 Panini Signature Series Baseball.   Panini America unveiled plans for 2012 Panini Signature Series, an autograph-driven product that will include three autographs into every six-card pack and include few prospects compared to its previous baseball releases this year when it arrives in late August.


June 29, 2012
Yankees great Don Larsen puts pinstripes he wore in perfect World Series game up for auction.   Larsen hopes to make at least $1 million to put two grandkids through college. The auction will last from Oct. 8 through Dec. 5.


June 29, 2012
Man Faces Prison for Selling Glove With Babe Ruth Lie.   The offer was extraordinary: A baseball mitt once owned by Babe Ruth was being offered by a memorabilia broker in Nevada. It was a complete lie.


June 29, 2012
Upper Deck Unveils It's National VIP Card Set.   Upper Deck is headed to Baltimore for the National Sports Collectors Convention and it’s bringing along some cards for you. Well, if you’re a VIP that is. The company will produce a six-card show-exclusive set for the event set for Aug. 1-5 in Baltimore, and it showcases some of the biggest names in the company’s athlete spokesman stable.


June 28, 2012
A Sports Card Site to ‘Check’ Into.   In 2007-08 the site sold approximately 40,000 cards. Two years later, the Redmond, Wash.-based company had 1.36 million cards in stock and sold about half of them.


June 28, 2012
Memory Lane to Display Amazing Babe Ruth Card Collection at the National.   The collection is owned by Don Spence and is the finest in the PSA registry with many of the cards having a population of 10 or fewer copies in their top grades — a collection that includes more than 140 cards including a 1916 Sporting News card, Ruth’s 1933 Goudey Rookie Cards and more from throughout his career. Memory Lane will give all visitors to its booth a free calendar/poster showcasing some of the best cards from the lot.


June 27, 2012
Sports Memorabilia Offered at All-Star Fan Fest.   Bring some extra cash if you plan to attend the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Fan Fest. An abundance of vendors in the Kansas City Convention Center on July 6-10 will allow fans to buy a variety of baseball memorabilia. Then, there’s the live auction presented by Hunt Auctions for serious collectors.


June 27, 2012
Auction of Rare Baseball Memorabilia a Part of All-Star Game in KC.   Besides the thrill of seeing some of the worlds best players, you also have a chance to see, and bid, on some very rare baseball memorabilia, including a baseball signed by Babe Ruth, and the Cy Young award given to Jim Palmer.


June 27, 2012
Panini Signs Seven Probable First Round NBA Picks to Exclusive Deals.   The agreements grant Panini America exclusive rights to produce autographed trading cards of these future NBA stars who will join standout members of the 2011 NBA Draft class – including Panini America exclusive Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams, Kenneth Faried and more – to form a double rookie card class in all of Panini America’s 2012-13 NBA trading card releases. This marks the first time a double rookie card class has existed in the NBA.


June 26, 2012
Collectors make sure oddities don’t get lost in shuffle.   It’s not everyday you find Napoleon Bonaparte, Walter Payton and Elvis Presley staying at the same hotel.