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August 31, 2013
Steve Wolf’s Extraordinary Ebbets Field Model Coming to Robert Edward Auctions (REA)
Steve Wolf’s Extraordinary Ebbets Field Model Coming to Robert Edward Auctions (REA)

This could possibly be the most incredible sports art made by a human hands, and it can be yours.

August 31, 2013
Yogi Berra Museum to Hold Sports Memorabilia Appraisal
Have you ever wondered what that stash of old Topps baseball cards stashed in your attic is worth? Soon, you can find out.


August 31, 2013
Baseball Card Art - Topps Recreates Baseball Cards With Archived Card Prints
Topps Archive Poster Prints are a great way for men to still be kids at heart with their favorite baseball card hanging on their wall. The cards are actual reprints of the cards that were released in the 1970's, 80's, and ’90's. They can be purchased framed or just the card print alone.


August 31, 2013
Philip Weiss Offering 1934 Goudey PSA 7 Complete Set, Giamatti Ring
A complete set of Goudey baseball cards from 1934, and other items such as Giamatti's 1987 Cardinals N.L. Championship ring and a copy of the confidential Pete Rose report that led to Rose’s ban from baseball, will all be sold on Sept. 21.


August 30, 2013
The Surging Use of Acetate and Other Printing Methods
No longer is cardboard stock the only way to find new cards. Acetate and other alternative means are coming around again. We have seen a resurgence in baseball and football.


August 30, 2013
Buyer beware: I bought a fake card on eBay
The people who bought the same fake card from the same seller won't be contacted by eBay even though they were made aware of this seller's practices.


August 29, 2013
The rise of paperless ticketing: Could ticket stubs become a thing of the past?
Tickets bring us back to where we were. They provide a touchstone to our memories and our histories as fans. And soon, they might not be around anymore.


August 29, 2013
Time Flies at the National Convention
Have you ever gone to a reunion or a wedding and wondered how did the time go by so fast? If you have been active in the sports collectibles hobby and attended the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, you might have wondered how the five days of the convention went by so quickly.


August 29, 2013
Topps brings back NFL Kickoff hobby shop promo
During NFL Kickoff Weekend (Sept. 5 to Sept. 10), collectors who purchase 18 packs of 2013 Topps Football from participating dealers will get one NFL Kickoff Promo pack.

Players such as Eddie Lacy, Andrew Luck and Barry Sanders will be included. Collectors could also find autograph cards or a Golden Ticket good for an autograph set.


August 28, 2013
Kentucky Wildcats locker room memorabilia to be auctioned
UK basketball fans have a chance to take home some unique memorabilia this week. The items up for auction include wood UK lockers, a UK trainer's bench, a lighted UK trophy case and dozens of basketball rims.


August 28, 2013
With two days left, a ’51 Bowman Mantle is at $125K in Memory Lane Auction
A remarkable high-grade collection of rookie cards featuring members of the Baseball Hall of Fame are part of Memory Lane’s current sale that ends Aug. 29.

The Mantle card was part of The “Graham Collection,” pieced together by a devotee of the PSA Set Registry, features dozens of Mint and Gem Mint cards of the biggest icons in baseball history, as well as higher-end examples of early Babe Ruth and Joe Jackson cards.


August 27, 2013
Gross! - Andrew Shaw’s Stitches Sell for $6,500 at Auction
The bidding war is finally over for a framed piece of merchandise, which included Chicago Blackhawks forward, Andrew Shaw's stitches. If you recall, Shaw got hit in the face with a puck during game six of the Stanley Cup Final.


August 27, 2013
Sports memorabilia enthusiast finds way into Hall of Fame
John Carpenter, a sports memorabilia collector who has had his face on a Wheatie's box and had articles published by Ripley's Believe It Or Not has made it to the Baseball Hall of Fame - sort of.


August 27, 2013
Very first Masters green jacket up for auction
Horton Smith's green jacket -- given to Smith in 1934 when he won the first Masters -- went up for auction last Tuesday at Greenjacketauctions.com. Current price tag: $60,000.

Its current owners are Tom and Michael Lackovic whose mom was married to Horton Smith's brother, according to GolfDigest.


August 26, 2013
Johnny Manziel may have already hit his earnings potential
In less than a year, he slayed No. 1 Alabama, won the Heisman Trophy and became the nationwide sensation known as Johnny Football.

Doesn’t American capitalism suggest that he should be able to take advantage?


August 26, 2013
Fan tosses back phony ball after Sanchez' first homer
It happens at Wrigley Field often. Fans act like they are really cool throwing it back, but they keep the real ball.


August 26, 2013
Photo Guide: 2013 Topps Football SP variations
Topps included short-printed variations of 55 different cards in 2013 Topps Football. The SPs all feature alternative photographs, from rookie poses to action shots and images of players running through the tunnel before a game.

Key veteran players include Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. Rookies are also featured – including E.J. Manuel, Eddie Lacy and Geno Smith.


August 25, 2013
Baseball card Samaritans restore some faith for theft victim
Card collectors offered dozens of cards, including those of Mickey Mantle and other Hall of Famers, worth a total of about $3,000.


August 24, 2013
The Worst Baseball Card of All Time?
The card’s commitment to badness never wavers. Consider the fact that the “BOB HAMELIN” sign looks like it’s about to slice Bob Hamelin’s chin off. There’s also the defeated look on Hamelin’s face, which—along with the blinding glare on his oversized glasses—makes it look like he’s being interrogated by the baseball police, or perhaps being held against his will by a designated-hitter-collecting maniac.

The “Pinnacle 1996” logo in the upper-left-hand corner conceals the Kansas City Royals logo on Hamelin’s cap, part of a recurring pattern of hiding terrible things behind other terrible things. And there's more...


August 24, 2013
Alabama announces museum to honor Negro League baseball
Layton Revel, founder of the Center for Negro League Baseball Research (CNLBR) says "It will be a museum like no other one in the country," said Revel, who will be donating most of the memorabilia that will fill the 5,000 square foot museum, including 1,500 baseballs.

The new museum plans to work in unison with the Kansas City, Missouri-based Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which was founded in 1990.


August 24, 2013
Upper Deck Invites You to Get Out and Visit Some Hobby Shops on College Colors Day!
Upper Deck is providing participating shops with 30-50 prizes each ranging from autograph cards, memorabilia cards, blow-up autograph cards, blaster boxes, uncut sheets and more!

Additionally, the grand prize winner will get a personalized Upper Deck card for their school. That’s right, the winner will provide Upper Deck an image of them supporting their team and we will produce 50 Upper Deck CLC trading cards for them.


August 23, 2013
Nostalgia, marked up
The Author Writes About His Experiences At The Recent National


August 23, 2013
Yogi Berra Museum Hosts 'America's Roadshow'
Wondering what those old baseball cards are worth? Have an autograph hidden away in the attic?

Bring your sports memorabilia to the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Saturday, Sept. 21 for "America’s Roadshow.” Robert Edward Auctions will provide free appraisals of visitors’ items.


August 23, 2013
Has it Become Impossible To Determine Cards With Fake Patches?
So much of card value in memorabilia cards comes from the content of the patch included. The card companies have started to use exponentially higher numbers of jerseys each year at the rookie premiere. This gives them enough yield from those jerseys worn for less than 5 seconds, to produce logo cards well into the season. That’s why there are 100s of logos like this in cards over a season.

As a result, we have lost a major deterrent for fake patches in the hobby. If every patch card has the potential to be a logo, how can you tell the fakes from the real?


August 22, 2013
Sport magazine legacy lives on
SPORT magazine's last issue rolled off the presses in August of 2000, but its legacy lives on north of the border - and partly on Granville Island - with The SPORT Gallery, a retail operation that harvests historical images from the magazine's archives.


August 22, 2013
Upper Deck makes two big hockey cards for Fan Expo
The company will distribute two promotional 5x7" hockey cards at this week’s 2013 Toronto Fan Expo. One card features Wayne Gretzky (Oilers) on an O-Pee-Chee design while the other card features Nail Yakupov (Oilers) on an Upper Deck Young Guns design. Both cards feature the Fan Expo Sports Show logo.


August 22, 2013
A collection that keeps growing and changing
Meet Super Collector Dave Alexander, who has been collecting books, magazines, and comics for almost as long as he can remember. On one shelf, there is a Life magazine with Elvis on the cover. On another is a vintage program from the famous 1950 “Snow Bowl” game between Michigan and Ohio State. There are Disney toys, but not the kind you find at the Magic Kingdom.


August 21, 2013
Upper Deck Signs Wayne Gretzky to a Long Term Exclusive Deal for Autographed Collectibles and Trading Cards
New prodcuts will include the largest Wayne Gretzky autographed display ever produced. This Upper Deck exclusive piece will measure a whopping 46 by 20 inches, and features a colossal signature over two feet in length alongside an action packed shot of Gretzky. Upper Deck will also produce a series of limited edition "Curve" displays, where a unique Gretzky image and autographed puck combine for a dramatic visual inside of a dynamic 8.5" x 11" curve-shaped display.


August 21, 2013
2013 Topps Football Ready to Hit Shelves
Football season is nearly upon us, and with that season comes football cards, including 2013 Topps Football. With a release date set for Aug. 21, Topps has revealed details on one of its featured products.


August 21, 2013
TriStar’s next hidden treasure chase for Dallas Cowboys fans
TriStar is creating a product specifically for Dallas Cowboys, once the most popular team in the country. TriStar Hidden Treasures Dallas Edition Autographed 8×10 Football Photo Series 3 comes out in late September. The product will feature one 8×10 photo of a current or former Dallas Cowboy player.


August 20, 2013
One Fan's Quest To Buy The Original Rules Of Basketball
In 2010 University of Kansas diehard Josh Swade embarked on a 39-day journey to buy basketball's 'birth certificate' -- the original thirteen rules of basketball penned by Dr. James Naismith -- and return it to KU.


August 20, 2013
Autographed prep football cards cause a stir
The practice is not a violation of NCAA rules and does not endanger the players’ amateur status. The players are not paid to sign and do not get royalties from the card sales. Yet as name-and-likeness issues have turned into lawsuits against the NCAA and sparked debate about college athletes’ rights, the prep cards illuminate another cottage industry that capitalizes on the notoriety of amateur athletes.


August 20, 2013
1934 Goudey No. 37 Lou Gehrig Tops $125K in SCP’s $2.2M Sale
SCP Auctions’ Summer Auction amassed more than $2.2 million when it came to a close on Aug. 10. Among the top lots were a 1934 Goudey No. 37 Lou Gehrig Gem Mint SGC 10 that sold for $125,332; a 1916 Famous & Barr No. 151 Babe Ruth rookie card VG PSA 3 that sold for $51,450; a 1980-1981 Topps Basketball No. 34 Larry Bird/No. 139 Magic Johnson rookie card that sold for $60,667; and Travis Jervey’s 1996 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XXXI Championship Ring that sold for $37,610.


August 19, 2013
Advice to Those Wishing to Collect Championship Rings
Collecting championship rings can be a lot of fun, but also a struggle to keep from getting ripped off.


August 19, 2013
They hit one out of the park with chance find of rare baseball card set
For most baseball memorabilia collectors, the 1915 Cracker Jack card set — 176 cards printed in color on thin paper — is the holy grail of the hobby and all-but-impossible to find.

One near-mint set was sold at auction in 2008 for $157,000.


August 19, 2013
Fan's home reflects his passion for the Minnesota Vikings
There is everything from an old ’70s blow horn to Viking bobbleheads, to 800 framed signed photos from wall to wall. Mixed among all the photos are pennants and signed authentic Viking jerseys hanging from the ceiling, and authentic NFL footballs signed by full Viking teams.


August 19, 2013
Panini America Previews the On-Card Autos Coming to 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball
Some of the most beloved baseball players from the last 45 years — cult heroes, fan favorites, flashes in the pan, Hall of Famers and more — are sure to command interest from all walks of baseball fandom when Panini America’s appealing, throwback-themed 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball set releases in early October.


August 18, 2013
2013 Finest Big Hits Starting to Command Attention
Now that Topps Finest has been on the market for a few days, we are starting to see the depth of the hits and the different autograph hits that make up the set. This is the first true “chrome” style set of the year with pro-uniforms, which means we also have our first big autographs for the rookie class.


August 18, 2013
Panini shows off upcoming Prime Hockey
The second-year product is the last on the 2012-13 hockey calendar, but one that looks like it won’t disappoint with its jumbo patches and popular tie cards. Here are the images Panini showed off on its Twitter feed for everyone to get a look.

Prime is scheduled to come out at the end of the month.


August 17, 2013
Top Reasons Why Sports Cards and Memorabilia Collections Are Liquidated
Very few people want to sell but sometimes they are forced to sell, here are the reasons.


August 17, 2013
Thief steals $1,500 in baseball cards at The East Coast National and is captured by police.
As for the cards, police said they were recovered.


August 17, 2013
Upper Deck Renews Memorabilia Licence & Exclusive Trading Card Deal with Hockey Canada
The multi-year extension empowers Upper Deck to create a massive stand-alone trading card set for Hockey Canada in 2013.


August 16, 2013
Marty Adler, Brooklyn’s Enduring Dodger Fan, Dies at 76
In the late 1970s, Mr. Adler began sending letters to former Brooklyn Dodger players explaining his idea for a memorial to the team, and as word of his mission got around, memorabilia began to flow in.

His early collection, stored in his school custodian’s office, included seats from Ebbets Field, a uniform worn by Casey Stengel when he managed the Dodgers in the 1930s; and jars of Ebbets Field soil.


August 16, 2013
Whitey Bulger Wants to Keep His Stanley Cup Rings
The infamous Winter Hill gangster was likely given the rings by former player Chris Nilan.


August 16, 2013
Preview gallery: 2013 Topps Five Star Football
Five Star Football has become a favorite of high-end collectors since Topps introduced it on the market in 2010.


August 15, 2013
Baseball Historian's Collection Sheds Light on 'Negro Leagues' Era
Joe Caliro, is an expert in America's Negro baseball leagues that flourished in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, during the days of segregated sport. It was, he explains, an era that only started to end when Jackie Robinson famously broke the color bar in 1947, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers.


August 15, 2013
Former Collector Discovers His 1980's-90's Baseball Cards Have Virtually No Value.
Who wants 20,000 or so baseball cards, largely produced from 1987 to 1994 and in generally perfect condition?


August 15, 2013
First look: 2012-13 Immaculate Collection Basketball
This high-end product will feature six cards with four hits in every box. Collectors should expect to find an Autograph Patch Rookie Card (numbered to 99 or less), one autograph or autograph patch, one memorabilia card and an additional autograph or mem card.

Immaculate Collection is scheduled to come out on October 16.


August 14, 2013
Manziel reportedly signed 4,400 autographs in less than a month, but no evidence yet of cash payment
Manziel, who is being investigated by the NCAA for selling his signature, is now being reported to have participated in six autograph sessions for three brokers in three states in less than a month, according to ESPN. Sources said Manziel signed his name more than 4,400 times.


August 14, 2013
One of Jesse Owens’ gold medals from 1936 Berlin Olympics goes to auction
SCP Auctions will sell one of Owens’ four gold medals from the 1936 Olympics in a November online auction. The company does not know if the medal is from the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the long jump or the 4×100-meter relay, SCP Auctions managing director Dan Imler said.


August 14, 2013
Rare 1949 Baltimore Colts Silber’s Bakery cards appear online
Collectors will spend years, maybe even decades, tracking down some vintage sets.

The 1949 Baltimore Colts Silber’s Bakery set is one of these. It’s one of the hardest sets football collectors have tried to put together.


August 13, 2013
Jerry Lucas’ sports memorabilia on auction block
For the past five decades, some of Jerry Lucas’ most prized possessions from the 1960 Rome Olympics, Ohio State University and his NBA career have been stuffed in cardboard boxes and stored in his closest.

Now they’re going to the highest bidder.


August 13, 2013
You can take anything except my Stanley Cup ring, says accused gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger
Reputed U.S. gangster James “Whitey” Bulger says he’ll forfeit the guns and $822,000 in cash that officials found in his apartment when he was arrested, but he wants to keep one thing: a Stanley Cup ring.


August 12, 2013
Woman gets personalized autograph from Paul Goldschmidt
One baseball fan is the proud owner of a very special autograph from Paul Goldschimdt.

The Diamondbacks tweeted out a photo on Sunday showing a woman holding a sign that reads, “Hey Goldy, we went to middle school together! Sign my yearbook.”


August 12, 2013
Lambert Castle to host event on Negro League baseball in N.J.
On display will be original Negro league memorabilia, such as game jerseys, caps, and photos. Nine players from the Negro Leagues have been inducted in the Hall of Fame.


August 11, 2013
Experts Mull Which Marketplace Could Take on eBay in Collectibles
As collectibles dealers look for alternatives to eBay, is Amazon a viable competitor in the niche? Several gurus weigh in.


August 11, 2013
Topps hides 1/1 glossy cards inside hobby box panels of Allen & Ginter
Topps has hidden cards inside the top panel of some 2013 Allen & Ginter hobby boxes — a single-wrapped 1/1 glossy card can be found within the cardboard of the box much like a Rip Card.

The discovery was made on Saturday by Brent Williams, a heavy case-breaker based in Arkansas, when he found a Marco Scutaro card inside a panel when cutting a box open.


August 11, 2013
Thrift Store Find and a Little Detective Work Lead to a Treasured Item Returned to the Original Owner.
Thanks to Twitter, a collector is able to hunt down the original owner and return two sentimental items.


August 10, 2013
High School Teacher's Baseball Hall of Fame collection
The Crescenta Valley High teacher and Los Angeles Dodgers beat writer for DodgersExaminer.com has an item for all 300 players enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.


August 10, 2013
The National Convention shows collectable industry is still strong
Vintage baseball cards, game-used memorabilia, autographs and anything avid or casual collectors could desire -- bobbleheads, canceled checks signed by athletes, stadium seats and everything else --- packed the 250,000-square-foot hall.

The scene was a far cry from six or seven years ago, when there was concern that the sports card and memorabilia industry was in serious trouble.


August 10, 2013
ITG creates Ultimate SuperBox for Fan Expo Canada
This year, the Fan Expo is hosting a sports pavilion for the first time. Dealers will be on hand selling cards and the Fan Expo has secured autograph guests such as Bobby Orr, Hulk Hogan, Martin Brodeur, Paul Molitor and Gordie Howe.

ITG has created an Ultimate Memorabilia 12th Edition Fan Expo SuperBox, limited to just 100 boxes. These boxes will be available to purchase from dealers at the show.


August 9, 2013
NCAA Will Stop Selling Jerseys, Memorabilia
The NCAA hypocrisy will end. If athletes are getting into trouble for allegedly selling their autographs and sports memorabilia, why is the NCAA at the same time profiting from it?


August 9, 2013
Cracker Jack Near Set Now Past $10,000 for LOTG Auctions
The set, which is 81 percent complete and ranks No. 4 on the Current Finest list of PSA’s Set Registry, is being offered to bidders in two ways: as a complete set, and individually as singles and smaller lots. The configuration which receives the highest bid total will be the configuration in which the set is sold.


August 8, 2013
Gary Cypres Getty Ready To Sell His $10 million sports memorabilia Collection.
Cypres opened his collection to the public in 2008 but closed it after several months because of the expense of security and staff, and concerns about exposing the collection to too much light and traffic. He now opens the museum by appointment and for special events, like a premiere party this year for the Robinson movie “42.”


August 8, 2013
New World Football League Cards Now Available
World Football League trading cards are now available, courtesy of four WFL fans who wanted something new to collect. Series I will consist of 70 cards that commemorate the 1974 WFL season and feature full player World Football League statistics, a retro design and rare photos. The cost is $75 per set, plus shipping.


August 8, 2013
NSCC director Mike Berkus talks show success, group breaks and West Coast venues
The 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention has wrapped up.

Dealers and collectors visited the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont for five days (although some more) to spend money, meet with friends and see sports memorabilia they may never see again.


August 7, 2013
San Francisco 49ers To Raffle An Authentic 2012 NFC Championship Ring
Here’s you chance to win authentic ring, just like Colin Kaepernick’s.


August 7, 2013
Broker says he paid Johnny Manziel $7,500 for autographs
Another day, another allegation concerning Johnny Manziel and college football autograph brokers -- and this one might be the most serious yet.

ESPN followed reports from Sunday and Monday about the Heisman Trophy winner with revelations from an "East Coast autograph broker" who said he had paid Manziel $7,500 in January for signing "approximately 300 mini- and full-sized helmets."


August 7, 2013
First look: 2014 Topps Heritage baseball cards (with preliminary checklist)
Topps released the first images and basic product information for the 14th installment of Topps Heritage on Tuesday — the turn-back-the-clock brand that will be bringing back pennants to baseball card packs once again.

Set to arrive on March 5, Heritage will include nine cards per pack in each 24-pack hobby box with each box including one autograph or Relic in the style of the throwback design.


August 6, 2013
Manziel memorabilia 'all over the place' at national convention
Several different autograph dealers were selling stacks of Manziel autographed 8x10 and 11x14 photos accompanied with a Professional Sports Authenticator, a rep with an autograph business attending a National Sports Collectors Convention told CBSSports.com.

The Manziel photos were packaged as if they came from scheduled signings with vendors, the rep said, with the signature in the same place on each photo. Manziel memorabilia was "all over the place" during the convention.


August 6, 2013
Wrigley Field on-deck circle sells for $2,150
The Cubs' on-deck circle used during the 2012 season at Wrigley Field sold in an online auction for $2,150, one of the priciest items sold by Cubs Authentics this year.


August 6, 2013
Alex Rodriguez’s baseball cards won’t recover from suspension and scandal
At one point, he was projected to be the next player atop the career home run list — the guy who would push aside Barry Bonds and his joyless 762 home runs, making his mark like no player had ever done before. Alex Rodriguez has done just that.

He’s done just that by becoming the highest-paid and most-successful player ever banned for performance-enhancing drugs.


August 5, 2013
NCAA investigating Johnny Manziel for signed memorabilia
According to a report from ESPN, the NCAA is looking into whether or not Manziel received compensation for signed photos and memorabilia.

If the NCAA were to rule that Manziel accepted money in exchange for the signed memorabilia he would be ruled ineligible.


August 5, 2013
At the National: Sports legends interact with fans, clown around and catch up
Sports legends reunited at the Tri-Star pavilion during this year's National Sports Collectors Convention, signing autographs for fans and swapping stories about their playing days.


August 4, 2013
At the National: Mickey Mantle game-worn 1963 jersey tops $450K in auction
A Mickey Mantle game-worn jersey drew $454,100 (including premiums) in Legendary Auctions’ Friday sale, one of the highest prices ever paid for a baseball jersey.

Mantle wore the jersey during the end of the 1963 season. After the season ended, the jersey was shipped to minor-league Binghampton, and GM Jerry Toman scooped up the item, storing it un-restored for decades.


August 4, 2013
PSA Plans Giveaways in Advance of PSA Set Registry Milestone
Four prizes, including a $12,000 Cracker Jack card, will be given away by Professional Sports Authenticator and PSA/DNA Authentication Services in conjunction with the continuing growth of the popular PSA Set Registry and PSA/DNA Set Registry programs.


August 3, 2013
Aaron Hernandez Letter Sold To TMZ by Memorabilia Shop For $18,000
Phil Castinetti, owner of Sportsworld near Boston, bought the letter from a fan. The fan had written to Hernandez because he had served time in the same prison. He received a letter back from Hernandez, proclaiming his innocence, and agreed to sell it to Castinetti.

Castinetti says he paid $4,500 for the letter, which he turned around and sold it to TMZ for $18,000.


August 3, 2013
FBI once again hanging out at Sports Collectors Convention
An agent who led the investigation that resulted in the indictment of one-time sports memorabilia king Bill Mastro and former Mastro Auctions president Doug Allen has been making the rounds at the National.

Mastro is scheduled to appear in Chicago federal court on Monday for a status hearing. U.S. District Court Judge Ronald A. Guzman will most likely set a trial date or schedule a change of plea hearing for Mastro, who pleaded not guilty last year to one count of fraud.


August 3, 2013
Wayne Gretzky's 1,000th goal-scoring stick nets $38,838 at auction
The Koho-brand stick, signed in blue ink by the Great One after he scored the landmark goal in 1974, at the age of 13, was sold to an anonymous bidder Thursday at a sports auction managed by Heritage Auctions.


August 2, 2013
Hunting Shoeless Joe's Holy Grail
It is one of the most enduring mysteries in sports: What happened to the long-lost signed confession of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson?

Collectors Have Renewed Their Quest for the Ultimate Artifact of the 1919 Black Sox Scandal—If It Even Exists.


August 2, 2013
Ohio gallery is mini-Cooperstown for baseball fans
The gallery showcases a top private collection of baseball memorabilia while hosting a small club of fans who in recent months have been able to ask pitcher Jack Morris about falling short of making the Hall of Fame, slugger Jose Canseco about illicit steroid use, and manager Tony La Russa about secrets of the St. Louis Cardinals’ success.


August 2, 2013
Big Bids Highlight Second Day of the National
The Sam Snead Collection portion of the sale brought roughly $1.1 million for the 14 lots offered.

The 1946 British Open Claret Jug brought $220,000. Snead’s 1951 PGA Championship trophy sold for $100,000 and the 1954 Masters Championship trophy garnered $160,000 in bids. The 1959 Ryder Cup championship trophy sold for $150,000.


August 1, 2013
Stan Musial baseball collection to star at Heritage Auctions
The items have been consigned from the family of the hall of famer and St Louis Cardinals star, including an array of never before offered game-used treasures.

Among the most important items are milestone baseballs, including Musial's 1,000th, 2,000th and 3,200th hit baseballs.


August 1, 2013
Jesse Owens 1936 Olympic Gold Medal to be Offered by SCP Auctions
The gold metal is one of the most monumental pieces of Sports Americana that has surfaced in decades.


August 1, 2013
At the National: Every direction you turn is a potential new discovery
One might call the NSCC a collector’s dream showcase — and there’s no doubt that it is. And that cash thing? Well, one can collect here on a budget, too, as there is literally something for almost everyone here at the show of all shows.


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.


 

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