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August 31, 2011
The Most Famous Trophy in Sports - The Stanley Cup Gets Dinged in Fall.   Every championship player gets his day with the Stanley Cup. Michael Ryder, the former Boston Bruins forward, placed the trophy on a table outside as he prepared for a helicopter ride to his hometown in Bonavista. As he let go of the trophy, the table tipped over, sending the Cup to the ground.

August 31, 2011
The Dark Side of Ebay Auctions.   The folks at Net54baseball.com discuss the frustrating problem of disappearing auctions before their conclusion.


August 31, 2011
Lawsuit Centered Around Kobe Bryant Autographs Settled Between Panini and Art of the Game.   The case was heated. Panini brought suit then The Art of the Game moved for sanctions against Panini for allegedly filing a baseless lawsuit. Both sides submitted a lot of testimony in support of their positions.


August 31, 2011
First Look: 2012 Topps Tribute Baseball Cards.   Topps unveiled its first high-end product of the 2012 baseball card season Tuesday evening and it’s the newest edition of the product that might have been the runaway hit of the high-end offerings this year.


August 31, 2011
Today marks the official release date for Upper Deck‘s yearly opus — 2010-11 The Cup.   Built for whale-chasers and spectators alike, the manufacturer’s top-of-the-line brand needs no introduction. Since its inception, it’s been a self-fueled steam engine — barreling toward the hobby year after year with some of the most coveted cards of the season.


August 30, 2011
Louisville Slugger® Partners with BigTimeBats.com to Honor The Greatest™, Muhammad Ali.   “The bat is engraved with Ali’s signature and recognizes him as The Greatest,” Obie, President of BigTimeBats, said. “It also has his famous ‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee™,’ quotation along with information about his birth in Louisville as Cassius Marcellus Clay and his evolution to become Muhammad Ali.”


August 30, 2011
20,000 PSA-Graded Cards Lands in Hands of Memory Lane.   A remarkable collection of vintage, graded baseball card sets dating back to the 19th century has been acquired by Memory Lane Inc. An advanced East Coast collector has decided to part with more than 20,000 PSA-graded cards, and his sets are now being offered for sale.


August 30, 2011
What's The Worst Baseball Card of All Time?   Beckett shows some examples and asks collectors for their "favorites".


August 29, 2011
Baseball card collecting hanging on as a hobby.   Things seem to have stabilized in the baseball card industry and there is hope for the future. Dealers said they've noticed recently that rookies such as Buster Posey, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper have piqued the interest in the number of younger collectors.


August 29, 2011
Tidbits from the 2012 Standard Catalog.   It's interesting to see which sets have seen increased values and which have gone in the opposite direction in the past year or so.


August 29, 2011
Panini America on Location: Preparing for the 2011 NHLPA Rookie Showcase.   A contingent from Panini America flew north of the border to begin making final preparations for the 2011 NHLPA Rookie Showcase, a mega two-day event that will give Panini America photographers and product developers unparalleled access to images, autographs and memorabilia from 27 of the NHL’s top rookie prospects.


August 28, 2011
Hometown Heroes Insert in 2011 Certified Football Honors NFL Good Guys.   The 34-card Hometown Heroes insert – featuring such headliners as Aaron Rodgers, Larry Fitzgerald and Drew Brees, to name three – includes compelling player photography on the front. But it’s the even-more-compelling card backs, which provide accounts of the tireless good works performed by the player or team depicted on the front, that really stand out.


August 27, 2011
Ali's trunks from Frazier fight up for auction.   SCP Auctions is proud to present the actual trunks worn by Muhammad Ali in this most historic of his fights. The fight was so big that Frank Sinatra photographed it for Life magazine and 300 million people around the world watched on satellite TV.


August 27, 2011
Will there be a next year for NBA cards?   While the NFL’s lockout robbed us of some meaningless training camp reports while the football card printing presses kept on a rolling with all the veterans and the newest rookies, the NBA is quite a different story.


August 26, 2011
Is Ebay, a Once Great Stop For Sports Collectors, Dying?   Companies evolve, and not every change at eBay has been for the worse. However, it's telling that just 37% of eBay's marketplace volume came from the United States in its latest quarter. Acquisitions and international expansion have helped mask a company that while growing -- even domestically -- is actually dying inside.


August 26, 2011
The Producers of Pawn Stars to Make a Similar Show on Sports Memorabilia.   The production company is currently looking for collectors in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas who have items and a story (how they got the item, its background, etc. – not a fish story as to its legitimacy).


August 26, 2011
Joe Namath to Appear on the Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday Aug. 30, to promote 2011 Topps football cards.   The football set will include a special insert called "Super Bowl Legends.


August 26, 2011
The Future of NFL Rookie Cards: The Signs of Greatness to Come from Panini America.   Some of the most coveted and valuable Rookie Cards of the entire 2011 NFL season are at the Panini America HQ, cataloged neatly inside a heaping mound of white storage boxes. Over the course of the next several weeks, Joe White, the man tasked with procuring all of Panini America’s NFL autographs, will ensure that every last one of them receives the on-card autograph that will make them complete.


August 26, 2011
Field Level Preview: 2011 Panini threads Football.   While the product is staying true to its roots, there are a number of changes which seem to bring it closer in theme to Prestige than anything else; most notably, the use of one-per-pack rookie cards as opposed to the standard 1:6 packs with numbering that Panini’s used for most of its football products in the past.


August 25, 2011
Deputies raid home of Gresham sports memorabilia seller.   A new trend in our hobby continues - Fake certificates claiming to be from authenticators PSA and JSA.


August 25, 2011
The Most Controversal T206 Wagner Card Finally Gets a Stamp of Approval, but Contoversy Lingers.   Edwards and Cobb submitted their card to ACA Grading, a little-known authentication service based in Quebec, which labeled the card "authentic." The owners of the card have refused to submit their card to any of the three biggest grading services -- Professional Sports Authentication, Beckett and SportsCard Guaranty -- because those companies would not allow them to be present when their cards are evaluated.


August 25, 2011
One Final Look At 2010-11 Panini Dominion Hockey Before The Release.   After a small delay, it looks like Dominion is finally ready to be packed out.


August 24, 2011
Players Weigh in on Selling Memorabilia.   After all, according to the NCAA, selling or trading memorabilia by college athletes is deemed illegal. The NCAA equates getting money for memorabilia to receiving improper benefits.


August 24, 2011
Topps Signs 21 For Bowman Draft Autographs.   This year’s MLB draft picks have finished committing to their teams, so now it’s time to see who committed to Topps and sign on for their first baseball cards and truly turn pro.


August 24, 2011
Investing in Sports Collectibles: The Athletes to Acquire.   If you are on board with putting a small portion of your retirement portfolio in sports collectibles, it’s time to talk about which players might represent a good investment and which players might not. It goes without saying that there are no sure things when investing in sports collectibles, it is an investment with risk like any other.


August 23, 2011
Police return championship ring to Art Donovan.   Police received a tip the ring was being sold on Craigslist for $20,000 by an Elkridge seller.


August 23, 2011
Cowens' MVP Award Tops Grey Flannel Sale at $156,000.   The 170-lot auction conducted onsite at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame grossed more than $1.8 million, inclusive of the 20 percent buyer’s premium.


August 23, 2011
The Elusive 1989 Major League Movie Baseball Card Set.   It’s the only set that is anything close to officially licensed for the film, and it has all the legends in there, Tom Berenger, Dennis Haysbert, Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes and so on … all that’s missing is Jobu – and there’s a story there to be told, too.


August 23, 2011
ACE Authenticated and Babe Ruth Signed Silver Certificates - As Phony as a $3.00 Bill.   The folks at Net54baseball.com expose a new Authenticator who is featured in many auctions at Coache's Corner.


August 22, 2011
Phony Favre spotted at Packers practice signing autographs.   Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "I know the autograph is real, I got it in person!"


August 22, 2011
First Look at Some of the Just-Redeemed Passing the Torch Autos.   Since 1997, the venerable dual-signed insert set has absolutely mesmerized Donruss Elite collectors with some of the most coveted and important football cards ever made. But when 2011 Donruss Elite Football hit the market in June, many of the cards in this year’s Passing the Torch Autographs insert set were packed out as redemptions while Panini America officials anxiously awaited the return of the signatures that would make the cards complete.


August 21, 2011
Ownership issues halt auctions.   There have been more than a few stories in the news recently about sports memorabilia being auctioned off without the consent of the true owner. Some of the high profile cases surround NBA ultra-super star Michael Jordan and New York Yankees great Reggie Jackson.


August 21, 2011
Cardboard Commentary: 2011 Panini American Autos.   While some of this year’s pre-hyped additions are nowhere to be found — Michael J. Fox failed to make pack-out, for example, what would have been his first certified autograph card — there are always fun things to be found in sets that have so much variety in them because they simply aren’t like anything else.


August 20, 2011
The 15 Most Valuable Hockey Cards of All-Time.   Whether it's a vintage Bobby Orr card from the 1960s, a Wayne Gretzky card from the 1980s, or a Sidney Crosby one from this past decade, having a rookie card of a star player is quite valuable.


August 20, 2011
Baseball Media Guides a Nice a Collecting Niche.   Once an essential tool of baseball media personnel, will major league club media guides eventually follow the path of other printed material?


August 19, 2011
Tampa Bay man busted for selling dozens of fake autography Babe Ruth baseballs.   The thief had committed the same fraud at least 35 other times at Pawn Shops and second-had stores throughout the state of Florida, raking in some serious bucks.


August 19, 2011
Kendrick proudly displays card collection at Hall.   Thirty baseball cards from Kendrick's prized collection, including a rare and pristine Honus Wagner card are on loan to the museum and displayed in secured, air-tight, glass enclosed panels in the second-floor exhibit area.


August 19, 2011
First Look: 2012 Topps Baseball Cards.   Topps unveiled the design for its 2012 flagship baseball card set on Thursday — the first look at what the company promised would be a “game-changer” for its company next year.


August 18, 2011
Coach's Corner Sells Baseball Signed by Obama...and Jackie Robinson?   Does the guy who paid Heritage $192,000 in 2006 for a baseball signed by Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio know that Coach's Corner offers one or two most months? This month's ball sold for $972. Do the bidders at Coach's Corner realize what kind of "bargains" they're getting? Do they ever wonder why?


August 18, 2011
Tea time was collecting time.   In the early 60s Sheriff/Salada began the first of four great hockey collectible sets produced during that decade. Today these coins are rare.


August 18, 2011
Fort Wayne Museum of Art swings for a hit with baseball art exhibit.   The exhibit, which continues through Oct. 16, features about 50 paintings by artist Kadir Nelson of San Diego, who spent years researching the Negro Leagues -- professional baseball leagues for African-American players who were not allowed to play Major League Baseball.


August 18, 2011
Panini Kicks Off New Football Season With Official 2011 NFL Sticker & Album Collection.   Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets' Mark Sanchez, New England Patriots' Tom Brady, Dallas Cowboys' Miles Austin, Chicago Bears' Brian Urlacher and Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson highlighted on the 2011 NFL Sticker Album.


August 18, 2011
Another Way To Scam People Out of Their Money.   One of the worst things about having a favorite player that is widely collected by just about everyone, is that it attracts the riff-raff trying to make a quick buck in nefarious ways. Actually, since this hobby is crawling with these scammers, its easy to see why they do what they do with Adrian Peterson, mainly because of how uneducated the normal collector is.


August 17, 2011
U.S. court security probed over Clemens baseballs.   Security officers at a U.S. courthouse are under investigation for receiving baseballs autographed by former pitching ace Roger Clemens, who faces perjury charges.


August 17, 2011
The State of Online Auctions: Going, Going, Going?   It's no secret that there's a lot less sports memorabilia auctions on Ebay these days.


August 17, 2011
A ‘Sticky’ Situation with Upper Deck’s 2010-11 NHL The Cup.   Upper Deck shows a sneak peek of many of the better stick cards from 2010-11 NHL The Cup!


August 16, 2011
The Wikicollecting.org Top Ten Most Expensive Items of Babe Ruth Memorabilia.   The website has compiled a list of his most expensive memorabilia and shows how Ruth continues to dominate the baseball memorabilia market.


August 16, 2011
Sportingoregon.com showcases rare Oregon football cards and early baseball cards.   The man who amassed this collection, and quietly posted it online in January, wants to remain anonymous.


August 16, 2011
Rawlings® and Gold Sport Collectibles Pay Tribute to the 2010 World Series® Champions.   Gold Sport Collectibles also offers the 24-karat league standard ball featuring official Major League Baseball team logos as well as All-Star Game® and National and American League™ logos. The 24-karat gold baseballs retail for $249.


August 15, 2011
Report links Flint's Mark Ingram to University of Alabama memorabilia scandal.   According to multiple reports on Sports By Brooks, an independent sports blog, Flint's Mark Ingram has been linked to a memorabilia/NCAA rules violation scandal involving a Tuscaloosa, Ala. menswear store owner.


August 15, 2011
Will Lawsuits Lead To More Than Just Money In The Pockets of the Plaintiffs?   When you look back over the last two years of the industry, the time has been highlighted by situations that do not have anything to do with the cards that eventually end up in the hands of the consumers. Rather than 2009-2011 being remembered for the products, it has been peppered with very visual lawsuits that have changed the game, usually for the worse.


August 15, 2011
Insert Inspection: 2011 Timeless Treasures Football Rookie Recruits Materials.   Panini shows off the final design for the 36-card Rookie Recruits Materials insert slated for next month’s release of 2011 Timeless Treasures Football.


August 14, 2011
Hall of Fame museum keeps baseball history alive.   Of the 38,000 artifacts possessed by the Hall of Fame, only about 10 percent are on display at one time. The archives contain in excess of 130,000 baseball cards and more than two million items in the Hall of Fame Library that include photographs, books, magazines, newspaper clippings, films, video and audiotapes.


August 14, 2011
Wild, weird side of baseball.   A mask with a baseball still lodged in the face guard that was used by one-eyed umpire Max McLeary; Ron Santo's partially burned toupee; the costume head of the San Diego Chicken and a box of balls with the forged signature of Mother Teresa. The items are only a small representation of the unique, interesting and often bizarre collection of memorabilia that is featured in the exhibition, "Not Exactly Cooperstown," that is currently on display at the Burbank Central Library. The collection will be featured in the library's entrance lobby until Sept. 29.


August 13, 2011
Topps Seeks Injunction and Damages Against Leaf for Using Topps Cards on 2011 Leaf Best of Baseball Sell Sheet   Topps is taking legal action against Leaf for copyright and trademark infringement, stemming from an advertisement for Leaf's 2011 Leaf Best of Baseball, a product that features repackaged cards that have been previously released.


August 13, 2011
Fans can meet, speak with Red Wings at HockeyFest.   The September 10th event will feature autograph sessions, photo opportunities and tours of the locker room. There also are interactive question-and-answer sessions with players, staff and alumni, and a memorabilia exhibition.


August 13, 2011
First Look: 2011 Topps American Pie.   After nearly a decade since its last go, Topps has revived its American Pie line of cards as it unveiled the first glimpses at the non-sports set that will celebrate pop culture and personalities when it arrives on Dec. 14.


August 12, 2011
Why Stephen Strasburg Rookie Cards Are Cool Again.   Much like the stock market, rookie cards of true superstars should be purchased for long-term enjoyment and potential gains, as opposed to those of flash-in-the-pan prospects, which should be sold as soon as their first swing or pitch in The Show has concluded.


August 12, 2011
Each NFL Team to Give Away 90 Autographed Jerseys.   Several of the teams will have a special pregame presentation, while others will allow the 90 fans to run on-field after the players to collect their autographed jerseys. The Green Bay Packers have already hosted their giveaway at a special practice and scrimmage at Lambeau Field.


August 12, 2011
Law of Cards: Blowout Cards Escalates the Upper Deck Distribution Policy Lawsuit.   The entire lawsuit basically boils down to this—Upper Deck wants to prevent Blowout Cards from selling any of its new products until those products are 90 days old.


August 11, 2011
Sports Memorabilia Hobby Absorbs Another Blow.   Since 2008, the National Sports Collectors Convention has been paid visits by federal agents determined to uncover wrongdoing, and those individuals have had some success in rounding up riff-raff.


August 11, 2011
Collecting 101: Why You Should Be Buying Jesus Montero Rookie Cards Right Now.   As a general rule of collecting thumb, rookie cards of New York Yankees prospects are dripping with hype juice. So much so, that I wouldn't touch them with your momma's hands inside of a David Ortiz game-used batting glove.


August 11, 2011
SportsMemorabilia.com Named on the 2011 Internet Retailer 500 List   Purchased in 1996 by a private memorabilia collector, the site has more than 300,000 pieces of sports history for sale.


August 10, 2011
Nate Sanders Auction - Strange Dealings.   Why was the auction house at 8:30 (30 minutes after the initial bidding closed) offering to sell me the ring?


August 10, 2011
Studyofsports.com Announces a Sports Card & Memorabilia Giveaway.   The staff has put together a group of memorabilia to give away over the coming months hoping to draw more interest to their site and the sports card and memorabilia world.


August 10, 2011
Five Rules to Diversify Your Investment Portfolio.   I’ve decided I’m going to diversify my portfolio and start investing in things I know about. Things I care about. Things I can touch and feel. I am going to invest more in my passion. I am going to invest in sports collectibles and I think you should too.


August 9, 2011
Upper Deck Sues Itself.   Upper Deck International, a Netherlands-based trading card company, sued its California-based subsidiary, claiming The Upper Deck Co. counterfeited a popular Japanese trading card game, costing the corporation millions of dollars in legal fees, lost sales and damaged reputation.


August 9, 2011
Historic Derek Jeter Jersey to Go on Display in the New York Yankees Museum.   In addition to the historic Jeter jersey, fans can also check out the newly added "Latino Living Legends" exhibit. Constructed in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame, the exhibit pays homage to the six living Hall of Fame members of Latino descent currently enshrined in Cooperstown - Roberto Alomar, Luis Aparicio, Rod Carew, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, and Tony Pérez - who have all made an incredible mark on America's favorite pastime, while proudly representing their Latino heritage.


August 9, 2011
Bowman Platinum USA Baseball Redemptions Revealed.   The 22-player redemption list was released on Monday, which includes some players who are projected to be drafted in the first round of the 2012 MLB first-year entry draft.


August 8, 2011
No time for Prime Time at autograph session.   An “orange crush” of Denver Broncos fans cheered at the sight of Shannon Sharpe arriving at the Hall shortly before the autograph session began. But moments later, a ripple of disappointment went through the line as a Hall spokesman announced that Sanders, who also was scheduled to sign autographs, had left for Texas.


August 8, 2011
Eight Men in Demand.   Even though the players were ultimately acquitted in court, in 1921, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Major League Baseball’s first Commissioner, sent a strong anti-gambling message across the sport and permanently banned those eight players from pro baseball forever.


August 8, 2011
Takeaways From the National.   The 32nd National Sports Collectors Convention closed Sunday after a fun, productive and successful week. Traffic was significantly higher than the last National in Chicago.


August 7, 2011
Hundreds of Autographed Footballs and Helmets to be Auctioned by the NFL to Raise Money for Charity.   According to Pete Quaglierini, manager of NFL Auction, more than 1,500 pieces of memorabilia fill two meeting rooms here in the lobby of the hotel, all of which will ultimately don at least one signature of a Hall of Famer.


August 7, 2011
Panini America On Location: Scenes from a Wild Saturday at the 2011 National.   Easily the 32nd National’s most popular daily manufacturer attraction, the Panini America booth attracted its biggest crowds of the show on Saturday, as collectors lined up early to participate in the company’s wildly successful wrapper-redemption program, leaving a line of silver-foil confetti and precious little elbow room.


August 7, 2011
Collector Wins Rare "Shoeless" Joe Jackson Cut Signature Card From Leaf.   Leaf offered the cut signature card as part of a promotion in its 2010 Sports Icons product. In the 340 cases produced, just three lucky Four Leaf Clover cards were included. Whoever pulled one would get a chance at winning the Jackson card. A fourth entrant would be the person who completed most of the set and presented it to Leaf at The National.


August 6, 2011
Bobby Jones' green jacket tops estimate.   The 1937 jacket, a prototype made by Haskett and thought to be Jones' first green jacket, brought $310,700 at Heritage Auctions' Vintage Sports Collectibles Platinum Auction, held in conjunction with the National Sports Collectors Convention, in Chicago.


August 6, 2011
Former Raiders star Ray Guy will auction off his Super Bowl rings.   Guy recently filed for bankruptcy and was ordered by a judge to sell the rings to raise money to pay off his debts. Guy played for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders from 1973 to 1986 and was named to the NFL’s 75th anniversary team in 1994.


August 6, 2011
Fuzzy Thurston's ring brings $50,788.   The sale was ordered by the U. S. government, which says Thurston owes about $1.7 million in back taxex. Heritage Auctions said the buyer wishes to remain anonymous. It is not clear what the buyer intends to do with the ring.


August 5, 2011
Steve Jensen arrested at the National for selling fake memorabilia, phony jerseys of Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols.   Federal agents investigating fraud in sports memorabilia have attended every National Sports Collectors Convention since 2008 to interview dealers and deliver subpoenas to industry executives to produce records or appear before a grand jury.


August 5, 2011
Lou Gehrig items bring nearly $1M at Rosemont auction.   Recently discovered items owned by former Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig — the sports memorabilia equivalent of a newly found Picasso — were auctioned off in Rosemont Thursday night, fetching nearly $1 million.


August 5, 2011
Baseball signed by Joe DiMaggio and smooched by Marilyn Monroe sells for $59,750 at auction.   A New York City sports collectibles buff shelled out nearly $60,000 at auction Thursday for a baseball signed by Joe DiMaggio - and smooched by Marilyn Monroe.


August 3, 2011
Panini America to Preview Pro Football HOF Autos at 2011 National.   Just when collectors thought Panini America’s plans for this week’s National Sports Collectors Convention couldn’t get any better, the exclusive trading card manufacturer of the Pro Football Hall of Fame saved perhaps its most exciting surprise for last.


August 3, 2011
Top five baseball museums aside from the Hall of Fame.   The Hall of Fame isn't the only great baseball museum in the United States. Try some of these other delights to further your love of the game.


August 3, 2011
Knicks Legend Walt Frazier to Open Upscale Sports Bar.   Frazier will bring his sports memorabilia to hang on the restaurant's walls, and will have "TVs glowing with sporting events," according to the Real Deal.


August 3, 2011
A Lou Gehrig Treasure Trove.   Jeffrey Quick's parents regularly took him to visit the couple he came to know as Mom and Pop Gehrig. Jeff's mom was the recipient of some of Mr. & Mrs. Gehrig son's baseball items. The six most important baseball items are being sold by Heritage Auctions on Thursday in Chicago with the more personal ones, like Gehrig’s grade school autograph book, being sold in November.


August 2, 2011
Five Ways to Enjoy The National From Afar.   With reasons sound and abound, scores of hobbyists just won’t wind up in the windy city for the annual show — but that doesn’t mean that they have to miss out on all the action. Thanks to the miracle of social media and other electronically-driven means, collectors can follow the frenzy on the home front.


August 2, 2011
Todd Mueller Claims Pawn Stars and John Reznikoff got it Wrong.   RICK OF PAWN STARS STATED; “I DON’T KNOW IF THEY CAN AUTHENTICATE ONLY TWO WORDS? BUT JOHN REZNIKOFF DOES EXACTLY THAT.


August 2, 2011
Collector flips history with baseball cards.   Drooker remained an avid baseball fan, but never had the urge to resume collecting cards until 1984. That’s when he received a gift from his wife, a 1956 card of Ted Williams, still his all-time favorite player.


August 1, 2011
Fans and Collectors Converge on Chicago to Attend The 32nd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention.   The 32nd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention will be hosted by The City of Chicago at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center August 3 – 7, 2011. Open to the public, the five (5) day family-oriented event is the largest sports and entertainment collectibles show in the world.


August 1, 2011
Collecter hits home run with sports collection.   The collection includes autographs and keepsakes from some of best-known American athletes in history — Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods, Willie Mays, Jim Brown, Ted Williams, Jack Nicklaus and others.


August 1, 2011
Journalism at it's Worst.   Under the law, a dead man cannot be defamed. The New York Post nevertheless defamed the late Barry Halper last week.


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.