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July 31, 2013
Jackie Robinson’s 1947 Rookie of the Year Award up for sale
Lelands Auction announced one of baseball’s most iconic hero’s treasures is for sale. Robinson’s 1947 Rookie of the Year Award will be up for sale at the National Sports Collectors Convention. The asking price? $1 million.

July 31, 2013
Topps produces full-size posters of baseball cards
An idea that seems decades overdue, Topps has begun selling the images of old baseball cards as poster-sized artwork. They have 1,035 remastered images in stock so far, in two sizes, framed or unframed, starting at $64.99.


July 31, 2013
RareInk to Produce MLB Modern Art Collection
RareInk has announced a new licensing agreement with Major League Baseball Properties and the Major League Baseball Players Association to offer fans a collection of cutting-edge, limited-edition artwork featuring MLB players past and present, historical moments and ballparks.


July 30, 2013
Chicago Blackhawks Selling Melted Ice From 2013 Stanley Cup Season
After the team’s record-breaking, Stanley-Cup-winning 2013 season, the last layer of ice was removed from the United Center floor, melted down and put into vials. Those vials will soon be available for diehard Blackhawks fans to purchase, attach to a string and wear around their necks. Or, whatever you would do with that kind of sports memorabilia.


July 30, 2013
Amazing Rookie Card Selection Expected to Draw Big Bids for Memory Lane
Collectors attending the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago this week will be able to feast their eyes on one of the most remarkable high-grade collections of rookie cards featuring members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, all of it coming to the auction block next month.


July 30, 2013
Panini releases short-print info on Score Hockey
Score Hockey has been out for a week. Collectors have noticed some cards are tougher to pull than others. Here's a list of the short-printed hits in 2013-14 Score Hockey.


July 29, 2013
New York Public Library fighting to retrieve baseball artifacts stolen by thieves and sold online
The library is missing several hundred relics donated by baseball magnate Albert Spalding’s widow in 1921 — including a $50,000 photo of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, ancient baseball cards and letters to and from one of baseball’s founding fathers, Harry Wright.


July 29, 2013
Huge auction in Chicago to feature Honus Wagner T206 card
Only 200 cards, pictured left, were produced by the American Tobacco Company (ATC) from 1909 to 1911, as Wagner refused to allow production of his card to continue. Only 60 of the cards were ever distributed to the public. Due to the age and rarity of the cards, very few are even in remotely decent condition. In April of 2012, a New Jersey man paid $1.2 million for a Wagner T206 card.


July 29, 2013
Helmar Brewing Co. Cards Attracting Plenty of Attention
They look like classic old baseball cards of the past – like Goudeys and Cracker Jacks and T206 tobacco cards. They are based on beautiful original artwork done by highly talented contemporary artists. They are handmade from top quality card stock and other intriguing materials and intentionally distressed so that they appeal to true collectors and not to wheeler-dealers interested only in their money-making potential. They are produced in extremely low quantities and not released in sets so that collecting them is a worthy challenge.

And, best of all, they can sometimes still be obtained free as premiums attached to other products or won for reasonable prices in auctions on eBay.


July 28, 2013
Pete Rose, a block away but so far away from the Hall of Fame
Pete Rose loves baseball, so Pete Rose loves Cooperstown. And Cooperstown — the Hall of Fame notably excepted — seems to love Pete Rose back.


July 28, 2013
Hockey Fans Have Big Plans for the Release of 2013-14 NHL O-Pee-Chee
Upper Deck’s 2013-14 NHL O-Pee-Chee trading card product arrives in stores on August 6 and some collectors are making that day a holiday!


July 28, 2013
First Look: 2014 Topps Tribute baseball cards
Set to arrive on Feb. 19, Tribute will include one autograph or Relic in every box along with two base cards. Each six-pack box will include four autographed cards limited to no more than 99 copies with the other two hits being Relics also capped at 99. There will be eight boxes per case.


July 27, 2013
Hockey stick Wayne Gretzky used to score 1,000th goal on auction block
Walter Gretzky started keeping track of his son's stats, so by the spring of 1974 there was abuzz about the prodigy's 1,000th lifetime goal.

When he scored it in a late-season exhibition game, Gretzky signed his stick and gave it to his coach. It remained in the coach's house until last year when he died at age 73.


July 27, 2013
Jury convicts seller of phony Mantle card
Authorities say Frank Regan Jr. sold a fake 1952 Topps card of Mantle for $8,700.Using a fake name and address, Regan posted an ad on Craigslist in February 2012 for several baseball cards.


July 27, 2013
Goldin Auctions Offering $1,500 in Prizes for National Convention Attendees
Each day, collectors who visit the Goldin Auctions Booth (No. 656) and register for the company’s Fall Auction catalog, or confirm that they are already registered, are entered into a drawing to win a GoldinAuctions.com $100 gift certificate. At the end of the week, all registrants are entered to win a $1,000 gift certificate, which can also be used at a company auction through July 31, 2014.


July 26, 2013
Vince Young ordered to auction possessions
Young has been ordered by a judge to auction off most off what's left of his possessions in order to pay back debts he racked up while living like there was no tomorrow and playing like there would always be another chance.


July 26, 2013
Upper Deck Partners with Steel City Collectibles for an Exquisite Event at the National Sports Collectors Convention
On Saturday, August 3 at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, Upper Deck is pleased to host a unique football event at the company’s corporate booth at noon with Steel City Collectibles. When serious football collectors come to the National they look to break serious football products and nothing is more serious than Exquisite Collection Football from Upper Deck with five (5) autographs in every pack.


July 26, 2013
Your Turn: What would your one-item National Sports Collectors Convention want list include?
At The National you’ll see things you’ve seen many times — and you’ll see so much that it will numb your senses in that good way that only cardboard and collecting can. Even if your hobby is merely window-shopping, it’s without question the place to be beginning next Wednesday evening and running through Sunday. Want to see a display case full of 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards? It’ll likely be there. Want to see wax packs likely older than you are? Some of you will. Want to see game-used memorabilia? There will be plenty of that, too.


July 25, 2013
Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Solid Gold Rolex Watches Offered by Heritage Auctions, August 1
The watches are among the highlights of a two-day auction of historic sports items by Heritage conducted August 1 and 2 in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois as part of the 34th annual National Sports Collectors Convention.


July 25, 2013
Gaedel family to auction off bat used six decades ago
The jersey (made for a child) with No. 1/8 is in a display case at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. But the 18-inch bat used during the stunt? That could be yours. Bob Gaedele, the nephew of Eddie Gaedel, is auctioning off the piece of history Aug. 1, selling the bat that has been in his family ever since the event.


July 25, 2013
Meet Some of the Surviving Sports Collectors Clubs
Some of the clubs morphed into for-profit promoter shows, others went out of existence, and a select few have kept at it, providing a different experience for local collectors.


July 24, 2013
After 40 years of collecting, Fan to part with Yankees treasure trove
This weekend — July 27 and 28 — this collector is having a garage sale. But this not a typical garage sale. There are a dozen banquet tables covered with signed sports stuff. The walls are covered with framed, signed photographs. Other frames hold signed souvenir jerseys or newspaper clippings. One wall has a string of jerseys hanging in dry cleaner plastic.


July 24, 2013
The Bergino Baseball Clubhouse: The Feel of Cooperstown Located in New York City
Bergino Baseball Clubhouse has become a meeting place for the old-school members of the New York Baseball Giants Nostalgia Society, a haven for hipsters who are discovering the game's history and a place where fathers and sons can bond.


July 24, 2013
Fan has $15,000 worth of Braun memorabilia, reacts to suspension
There were a lot fewer people sporting the popular Ryan Braun jersey at Miller Park on Tuesday, July 23rd. Now that Braun’s suspension for the rest of the 2013 season is official, what do you do with all of the baseball memorabilia that sports his name?


July 23, 2013
Police Recover Thousands Of Sports Collectibles
Detectives broke up a burglary ring, and recovered a treasure trove of stolen sports collectibles, including game jerseys, autographs of sports legends, and vintage near-mint condition vintage baseball and basketball cards.


July 23, 2013
Robinson Bat Approaches $160K, T206 Cobb Passes $120K at Goldin Auctions
In all, Goldin Auctions sold more than $2.4 million worth of memorabilia in the 1,150-lot auction.


July 23, 2013
Ryan Braun’s suspension won’t help his baseball cards
As for his collectibles (checklist and OPG), he appears on 3,425 cards valued at more than $28,654.65. Among them are 730 certified autographs and 992 game-used memorabilia cards but just five Rookie Cards from the 2005 season. All of them have, undoubtedly, drawn less interest since his previous PED entanglements and will now likely suffer even more.


July 22, 2013
The Rise and Fall of Upper Deck
This is a story about Richard McWilliam, the longtime CEO of the Upper Deck Company, but we’re going to lead with someone McWilliam fired: Jay McCracken, who even describes himself as a “disgruntled former employee.” The reasons for beginning with McCracken owe less to advancing some sort of scurrilous agenda than they owe to sheer math. At some point, it seems, McWilliam canned practically everyone who got near him at Upper Deck.


July 22, 2013
The Value of a Beautiful Signature
Here are some of my favorite MODERN signatures, as in the past, every guy signed his whole name like a true gentleman. It was a source of pride back then, and as we have seen recently, that time has passed.


July 22, 2013
A collector first, Oakland A’s pitcher Pat Neshek still hunts his own baseball cards
On his website, On the Road With Pat Neshek he tells collectors how they can get his autograph; on their own card or via a trade — while also showing off some of his collection and his projects.


July 21, 2013
Kobe memorabilia nets over $400K
It what may signal the end of a bitter memorabilia dispute, two of Bryant’s replica NBA championship rings sold on Friday for $174,184 and $108,153, respectively.


July 21, 2013
Authenticators and Autograph Sellers to Avoid
Roughly 30 businesses that were busted by the FBI for forgeries and fraudulent authentications of memorialia are missing from eBay’s “not allowed” list and can sell on the auction site.


July 20, 2013
Indianapolis man loses thousands in Ebay scam
The victim thought he was purchasing rare trading cards.


July 20, 2013
Special Offer for Vintage Style Baseball Game for National Attendees
Quint Premier Baseball Games has created a highly collectible, non-electronic, vintage style mechanical baseball pinball game, so that two people can play a real game of baseball just as the game is played on any field or ballpark in the world.


July 19, 2013
Found Historic Baseballs Turn Out to be Fakes
These baseballs are the sports versions of saints' bones, relics created by crooks preying on our need to own a piece of greatness.


July 19, 2013
$1 Million Offered for Black Sox Players Confession Papers
Josh Evans of Lelands.com, announced they would pay $1 million to anyone who can step up to the plate and bring to the National Sports Collectors Convention the actual signed confessions from the 1919 Black Sox World Series scandal, in which members of the heavily favored Chicago White Sox conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the Series to the Cincinnati Reds. The person must bring the still-missing confessions to the Lelands booth at the convention, which is being held in Chicago.

The offer comes on the heels of the only known ring from the Black Sox Series – presented to Reds manager Pat Moran – selling for $166,102 as part of the Lelands.com 2013 Spring Catalog Auction.


July 19, 2013
Panini offers to swap stickers of Aaron Hernandez for Tim Tebow
Hernandez, who is in currently in jail as a murder suspect, will be replaced by New England’s Tim Tebow in Panini’s 2013 releases, the company announced on its blog today. The changeover will start with Rookies & Stars, set to be released August 21.


July 18, 2013
Spahn's Cy Young award auctions for $126,500 at All-Star FanFest
Warren Spahn's total number of wins ranks him first among left-handed pitchers. The award sold for an impressive $126,500, just topping its $125,000 high estimate.


July 18, 2013
Ted Williams' 1946 jersey sells for $184,000
A jersey worn by Ted Williams in 1946 sold for $184,000 and a Babe Ruth model bat from 1925-27 went for more than $166,000 in live bidding this week by Hunt Auctions.


July 18, 2013
Panini lands Yasiel Puig for autograph deal that includes appearance during National
Panini America will have one of the hottest rookies in baseball on hand at the National Sports Collectors Convention next month when it has Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig at a VIP event after the show.

The appearance is part of a deal signed between the company for its Panini Authentic memorabilia line that the company also announced today. His first signed items will be sold beginning next month.


July 17, 2013
Top sports museums in North America
Sports museums are scoring major points by featuring interactive and high-tech exhibits in addition to standard memorabilia, so visitors don’t have to be super fans to have a ball. Here are some of the best sports Halls of Fame.


July 17, 2013
For autograph hound, no sign of this Sports Illustrated cover girl's identity
Scott Smith has snagged the signatures of 4,413 sports stars on 2,913 covers of SI. But an unnamed model from 1960 eludes him.


July 17, 2013
Celebrating a Golden Anniversary: 1963 Topps Baseball
The 1963 Topps baseball card set – with its large, bright, glossy player photographs – ranks among the best Topps sets of the 1960s in terms of eye appeal. The smaller, black-and-white photo inside the circle is an attractive addition to the card. The color of the 1963 Topps set is a refreshing reprieve from the dark, dank cards that Topps produced the previous two years. Even the 1963 card backs, neatly arranged and printed in black with yellow-orange backgrounds, are some of the most beautiful ever produced.


July 16, 2013
Ball from Jackie Robinson's debut being auctioned
The ball was expected to fetch between $10,000 and $30,000. By Monday evening, before Tuesday's live bidding, the highest online bid was $21,437.


July 16, 2013
Will Collectors Reward Innovation or Have We Been Desensitized By Marketing Ploys?
When innovation presents itself over the last couple of decades, most of the time, collectors don't support it until its past its infancy. This means it will take a few years of investment before any dividends will be shown.


July 16, 2013
Minnesota prospect Byron Buxton collects baseball cards, just not his own
Buxton’s cards are popular with collectors. His 2013 Bowman base autographs generally sell for about $100 online. His 2013 Bowman Superfractor Autograph sold for $7,999 on eBay recently. He already has 330 cards in the Beckett database between Topps, Panini America and Leaf products.


July 15, 2013
Fan Fest has something for every baseball fan
Thousands of baseball fans are descending on the Jacob Javits Center in New York City for this year’s All-Star FanFest, which opened Friday and runs through Tuesday.


July 15, 2013
Menelik Watson's championship ring has a small error.
Thanks to former Florida State tackle Menelik Watson, we are finally getting a look at the Seminoles’ 2012 SEC Championship rings. Wait…what?


July 14, 2013
The Complicated World of Peter Nash
The readers at Net54baseball.com discuss Peter Nash, his amazing research into problems within our hobby, his numerous past indiscretions and his relentless and biased bashings of Rob Lifson.


July 14, 2013
Baseball card collectors remain passionate as ever for hobby
The popularity of baseball card collecting may have waned over the past twenty years, but the passion of die-hard collectors certainly has not.


July 14, 2013
Ty Cobb bat given to Detroit postmaster being auctioned off century later during All-Star week
It belongs to a descendant of William Nagel, who was a friend of Cobb's. Nagel also sometimes threw batting practice to Cobb.

The estimated price range for the bat is $75,000 to $125,000.


July 12, 2013
Don’t get tricked by fake sports memorabilia
The best advice: be cautious when buying memorabilia and work with well-known reputable companies.


July 12, 2013
From claret jug to the putter than beat Hogan, Sam Snead's memorabilia goes to auction
"We consider it the most significant golf collection that's ever been offered," said Chris Ivy, director of sports at Heritage Auctions.

Snead, who died in 2002, was the most prolific winner in PGA Tour history with 82 victories (more than Jack and Tiger).


July 12, 2013
Metropolitan Museum Opens Huge Show of Baseball Cards
"Legends of the Dead Ball Era" at the Met contains 600 cards out of the 31,000 it holds, the fruit of one man's obsession.


July 11, 2013
$500K in MLB Memorabilia Goes Up for Auction
Hunt Actions President David Hunt gives insight into the upcoming All-Star Game auction of Major League Baseball memorabilia.


July 11, 2013
Panini plans card set for National in Chicago.
The card set will feature athletes from several different sports, including several hockey stars, both active and retired.


July 10, 2013
How “Red” Foley Cracked A Hall Of Fame Cold-Case & The Robbery Of The World’s Most Valuable Baseball Autographs
Little did Red know he’d one day help crack a long standing cold-case related to a heist at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, all because a copy of a letter written to him was saved by one of his old pals.


July 10, 2013
Fake George Bush baseball cards could cost some collectors
The discrepancy came to light when former White House chief of staff and avid baseball card collector John H. Sununu sent some of the 11 cards he was given by the president to PSA to be graded.


July 10, 2013
Memory Lane to Showcase Diamondback Owner's Collection at the National
The collection features more than 30 high-grade examples including one of only three PSA 10 (gem mint) 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards. Kendrick has enjoyed sharing the cards with baseball fans, having displayed the collection at venues such as the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.


July 9, 2013
Multi-Generational ‘Full Count Find’ Announced by Love of the Game Auctions
Collectors and auctioneers alike pine for the day when they encounter a previously unknown collection or group of cards; such “finds” are the stuff of hobby legend. This is the the third original owner collection of tobacco cards brought to the hobby by Love of the Game in the past year.


July 9, 2013
Baseball cards take wounded warrior down memory lane
Card shop donates 500,000 cards to soldier with traumatic brain injury


July 9, 2013
Hundreds of Mariners fans left disappointed by fundraiser
It sounded like a great event: three Mariners legends signing autographs for charity. But instead of raising money, it left hundreds of fans empty handed when event coordinators failed to fullfill their promises.


July 9, 2013
Kobe Bryant auction items to be displayed at Newport Sports Museum
A pair of Kobe Bryant's 2000 NBA championship rings and two of the Lakers star's high school uniforms will be among the auction items on display Tuesday through Friday at the Newport Sports Museum in Newport Beach.


July 8, 2013
Internet collecting too impersonal, card show promoter says
Even after the market on sports cards and memorabilia bottomed out a few years ago, people still enjoy coming to sports cards and collectibles shows.


July 8, 2013
The Mets host Fan Fest as part of All-Star Game festivities
The five-day event will offer everything from clinics and batting cages to memorabilia and free autograph sessions.


July 7, 2013
Gary Cypres has collective soul
Cypres owns The Sports Museum of Los Angeles, one of the most impressive collections of sports memorabilia around.


July 7, 2013
Ron Hunt, the first Mets player to start an All-Star game, recalls the day he shined brightest
And talks about some of the memorabilia he has held onto.


July 6, 2013
John Olson, the counterfeiter from Operation Bullpen, is back and ripping off collectors
Olson will show you a photo album full of pictures of himself with celebrities. Polaroid after polaroid of him with Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston and many other sports icons. He'll explain he was the supervisor of their security detail. Then when you feel comfortable with him, he'll sell you his forged autographs.


July 6, 2013
Andrew Luck, Upper Deck Team Up for Stanford Cards
The company’s exclusive deal with the Collegiate Licensing Company will allow Upper Deck to produce licensed Stanford trading cards of the QB in mainstream trading card sets for the first time.


July 5, 2013
Jack Johnson signed glove to star in Heritage Auctions' sports sale
A 1930s boxing glove signed by heavyweight champion Jack Johnson is one of the many highlights in Heritage Auctions' August 1-2 Platinum Night Sports Auction in Chicago.


July 5, 2013
Aaron Hernandez Jerseys: If You're Banking On A Profit ... Buyer Beware
"I find it ridiculous," said sports memorabilia expert Mike Riccio. "If someone is buying something at $1,000, usually it's an investment at that point. It just makes no sense.. you just wasted $1,000."


July 5, 2013
$18,000 Pete Maravich game-used Celtics jersey gets cut-up for sports cards
Ever seen an $18,000 piece of sports memorabilia cut up with a pair of scissors? You will if you watch this video.


July 4, 2013
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Cheap Replica Ravens Super Bowl Rings For Sale On eBay

Why Jostens and the NFL permit this to happen is a mystery. Not only does it cheapen the accomplishment, it hurts Jostens in the wallet since they offer much better quality Ravens rings for sale on their website.


July 4, 2013
Vintage Dartmouth Hockey Jersey Fetches Big Bucks
Josh Evans knows a good thing when he sees one. And last weekend, he knew he had found something special.

But even he — chairman and founder of Lelands Sports Auction House — didn’t know right off just how special it was.


July 4, 2013
10 Red Sox baseball cards that have held their value
To prove that the market is still very much alive for certain cards, on April 6, 2013, a 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card, one of only about 60 that are known to exist, sold for a record $2.1 million in an online sale.


July 4, 2013
Greg Bussineau Offering Postwar Dream Cards
Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its Summer 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia catalog/Internet auction. The sale will feature 717 lots of important rarities, highest graded examples, legendary Hall of Famer cards and complete sets.


July 3, 2013
Blackhawks Stanley Cup banner to auction
The original 1961 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship banner, which previously hung in the hockey team's (now-demolished) Chicago Stadium, is to sell at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on July 6.


July 3, 2013
That’s My Ticket Offering Blackhawks, Heat Championship Gear
That’s My Ticket has a complete line of officially licensed Miami Heat and Chicago Blackhawks championship ticket displays and ticket-related products.This is the first year That’s My Ticket has an NBA license, and they are pulling out all of the stops.


July 3, 2013
REA to Launch Fall Auction; Unveils 19th Century Old Judge Poster, World's Top T205 Set
Each spring, collectors have anxiously anticipated the giant Robert Edward Auctions catalog. Always packed with the hobby's finest vintage baseball cards and memorabilia -- much of it uncovered from America's attics or consigned by the most advanced collectors -- the catalog itself has become a collectible. For years, many have been hoping the company would expand to offer at least one more auction per year.

The wait is officially over. REA has announced plans for its inaugural Fall Auction, set to open this September and at least two inclusions will have jaws dropping.


July 2, 2013
Aaron Hernandez Items Selling Big on eBay
Aaron Hernandez Items Selling Big on eBay

Notorious sells. And former NFL and New England Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez in no exception.


July 2, 2013
Deals Remain in Memory Lane’s ‘I Own It Now’ Sale
Memory Lane Inc. sold the only Gem Mint PSA 10 Rod Carew rookie card for $59,800 and a 1953 Topps PSA 8.5 Willie Mays for $34,500 as part of its I Own it Now catalog sale. The two cards were among several items that sold quickly in the popular event when it opened last Thursday.

However, as the company begins to open up the unsold lots to offers, there are other classic pieces that remain available.


July 2, 2013
Panini is Bringing “The Party” Back to the National
A very exclusive VIP promotion that is returning for 2013 National is the Panini VIP Party. If it is anything like last year’s party, this will be a once in a lifetime experience for VIP collectors who attend. With Hall of Fame guests (including Gordie Howe, Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld, John Riggs, and future HOFer Ivan Rodriguez), free black boxes, free autographs, and other amazing events, last year’s party was incredible!


July 2, 2013
Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis shows off his impressive collection
The Philadelphia Eagles guard is an avid card collector. He owns some of the hobby’s rarest cards. Beyond the Mantle, his collection includes a PSA 10 1990 Topps Frank Thomas NNOF and a PSA 8 1932 Caramel Babe Ruth.


July 1, 2013
1919 World Series Ring Fetches $160,000 at Auction.
What is believed to be the lone World Series ring handed out during a championship that was plagued by gambling has sold at auction for $160,102.


July 1, 2013
Hank Aaron jersey sells for nearly $50,000 in online auction
An Atlanta Braves jersey worn by Hank Aaron in 1969 sold for $49,918.13 in an online auction this past Friday on Lelands.com.


July 1, 2013
Fewer Are Investing Hearts and Money Into Baseball Cards
“The standard card is no longer a draw enough for an average baseball fan,” said Tom Bartsch, the editor of the Sports Collectors Digest. “It won’t ever be what it was. It’s a different culture now.”

At the annual National Sports Collectors Convention, which begins July 31 in Chicago, the inventory devoted to baseball cards will fall to about 15 percent from more than half in the late 1990s, according to Mike Berkus, the convention’s founder and executive director.


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.


 

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