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September 30, 2013
Chicago Blackhawks Receive Their 2013 Stanley Cup Rings
Chicago Blackhawks Receive Their 2013 Stanley Cup Rings

The rings are made of 14-carat white gold, weigh 93.0 grams and include 260 diamonds and gemstones totaling approximately 14.68 carats.

September 30, 2013
Yasiel Puig Bowman Chrome Superfractor leaves BGS, heads into dealer Super Box
The card was posted on eBay during the weekend for $25,000, receiving 13 offers, before it was sold offline.

It was purchased by South Bay Baseball Cards and will be included in its upcoming Super Boxes, a high-end repackage product comprised of graded cards, memorabilia and sketch cards.

September 30, 2013
Karma can be a great thing. What a story!
A member at Net54baseball.com shares his amazing story of an autograph request, a reciprocated gift, and what happened next.

September 30, 2013
Blackhawks Receive Championship Rings
The spectacular ring is framed by the words “Stanley Cup” and “Champions” and features the iconic Blackhawks logo fashioned in round brilliant and marquis cut diamonds with custom-cut tapered rubies set on a background of 14 kt. white gold.

September 30, 2013
2013 Bowman Chrome Yasiel Puig Superfractor Auto Pulled and Sold
The biggest card of the year has been pulled and sold according to threads on blowout cards. A collector on the forum pulled and posted pictures of the Yasiel Puig card as well as its sale to an anonymous buyer in California.

September 29, 2013
Neither Snow Nor a Losing Streak Will Stop the Mets’ Mailman
The correspondents include fans asking for autographs on baseball cards, people wishing them luck and those telling them how to pitch.

September 28, 2013
Hall of Fame to display vestiges of Mo's career
Thanks to the retiring Yankees closer's graciousness over the years, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has amassed a trove of game-used artifacts from him. They range from items used during past World Series to his emotional 13th and final All-Star Game.

September 28, 2013
Historic Yale Fence to be Auctioned
The 180-year-old fence is where virtually every Yale captain has been photographed.

September 28, 2013
Classic Auctions to offer impressive pre-war hockey collection
There are more than 400 PSA-graded cards in Simon Bourque’s collection from 1910 to 1940, including a 1911-12 Imperial Tobacco C55 set, a 1912-13 Imperial Tobacco C57 set, a 1923-24 William Patterson V145-1 set and a 1924-25 Champ’s Cigarettes C144 set. Bourque’s collection is one of the best on the PSA Registry.

Part one of the set will be auctioned in the fall auction in early October with the second part in the spring.

September 27, 2013
Hits, but mostly misses, are in the cards
They've been lured here by the thrill of the hit. They come month after month, hoping they will turn up one of the cards conceived as collectibles, with limited quantities inserted into random packs. Some are affixed with pieces of the player's bat, jersey, even helmet to bump up their worth.

September 27, 2013
UD Infinite cards only available through credit card program
Collectors may have noticed an interesting card from Upper Deck on the secondary market – UD Infinite.

They included cards of Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. You can’t find these in any store.

September 27, 2013
Another Find: Cambridge Collection Includes 170 Old Judge Cards
More than 100 years ago, like many youngsters of his era, Clarence Barnes assembled a trading card collection in scrapbooks. Unlike many, not only were his scrapbooks massive, but more importantly, they were saved. These scrapbooks, which have been in the possession of his family ever since, will finally be available for the world to enjoy as Goldin Auctions presents The Cambridge Collection in its upcoming Legends of October Auction from Oct. 4-Nov. 1.

September 26, 2013
Small Auction House Offers T206 Plank, 1952 Mantle Among Treasures From Single-Owner Collection.
Never heard of Conestoga Auctions? You might want to update your auction list. The Pennsylvania company is offering a single-owner collection of prewar and power gems, including T205s, T206s, 1952 Topps and everything in between.

September 26, 2013
Topps readies wrapper redemption for 2013 Bowman Chrome
Topps announced its wrapper redemption program for 2013 Bowman Chrome on Wednesday and there’s a new twist that collectors can start taking advantage of when the product arrives on Friday.

September 26, 2013
2013/14 Panini Prizm Hockey Purple Cracked Ice Wrapper Redemption
For every 25 hobby wrappers of 2013-14 Prizm Hockey collectors compile, they will receive one three-card pack of Prizm Purple Cracked Ice cards while supplies last. Quantities are limited and these special cards will be available nowhere else.

September 25, 2013
Boy donates his own trading card to assist research
Jack Hoffman’s personal “rookie card” will be among the items auctioned on Thursday during the first National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day Celebration.

Only five of the oversized Upper Deck rookie cards of the 7-year-old were produced. And the three that sold earlier for charity each sold for $10,000.

September 25, 2013
M101-6 Felix Mendehlson Joe Jackson to be Offered by Goldin Auctions
Anyone who saw him play, would agree that “Shoeless Joe” Jackson was truly one-of-a-kind. And now, 90-years after he was forced out of the game, another one-of-a-kind Jackson has been discovered.

September 25, 2013
Will Poor Planning and Other Issues Derail 2013 Topps Chrome Baseball?
The look of the base cards and autographs are not the problem, but there are issues with proximity to other product releases, redemption and case content.

September 24, 2013
You’ll soon be able to bid on Michael Jordan’s autographed ‘Flu Game’ sneakers
Longtime trainer Tim Grover says it was really more of a "Food Poisoning Game," but regardless of what spurred it, the outing we've come to know as "The Flu Game" — Michael Jordan fighting off a 103-degree fever on June 11, 1997, to pour in 38 points, grab seven rebounds, dish five assists and hit a game-sealing 3-pointer in his 44th minute of play to beat the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of the NBA finals.

September 24, 2013
What is the Best Way to Find the Value or Price on Autographed Sports Memorabilia?
Upper Deck probed customers, talked to partners and discussed tactics with staff to come up with the best ways to find values on sports memorabilia and here's what they found.

September 24, 2013
Highest BVG-graded 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card sells for $81,000+
The card sold last week via Goodwin and Co. in their Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons sale. Only 120 copies of the iconic card have been slabbed by BGS and this is the only BVG 8 in existence – with none higher.

PSA has graded 1,143 copies of the card, according to its pop report, with 31 cards receiving a PSA 8 and just 13 total cards grading higher.

September 23, 2013
Evolucia teams with Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with LED ball
The balls are being sold through Steiner Sports Marketing & Memorabilia, and the final product will be ready after Rivera throws his final pitch so his up-to-date career stats will be printed on the ball.

September 23, 2013
10 Funniest "This is SportsCenter" Commercials of All Time
There is not a sports fan out there that does not enjoy a funny commercial. That is most likely what motivated ESPN to come up with hilarious television spots to promote SportsCenter, the media empire’s most popular program.

September 22, 2013
Vick autograph session in York derailed after death threats
Event organizer Joe Bartolo said his family has received roughly 1,5000 death threats regarding having Michael Vick in to sign autographs on Oct. 30.

September 22, 2013
Panini America Peeks Latest Batch of Autos for 2013 Hometown Heroes Baseball
MVPs, World Series winners, saves leaders, home run champs and some of the most colorful characters the game has ever known are honored in the set’s Hometown Signatures insert.

September 22, 2013
Beckett Media publishes new book solely about autographs
The 432-page book includes a pair of feature stories to assist ink collectors hunting on their own and to spot some of the landmark certified sets. In addition, there are more than 1,000 exemplar images of autographs for most notable players from the Big Four sports as well as a few others and also a gallery of presidential autographs.

September 21, 2013
Jesse Jackson Jr. Auction Stopped After Authenticity Issues With Memorabilia
The U.S. Marshals Service began the auction earlier this week to recoup part of the $750,000 in campaign funds the former congressman and his wife illegally spent on memorabilia, furs, vacations and other personal items.

September 21, 2013
Auction of a Lifetime: Heritage readies Stan Musial collection for November sale
There will be more than 500 lots from the life of the St. Louis Cardinals great and Hall of Famer up for grabs – everything from his Navy uniforms (military and baseball) to his famed harmonicas and even World Series rings received from the Cardinals in recent years.

September 21, 2013
Fan Gets Dodgers Stadium Tattooed on His Head
Let's hope this isn't the start of a new trend.

September 20, 2013
Mariano Rivera items to hit market
Mariano Rivera's exit from the game is going to be a profitable one, as more than 20 licensees have signed up to make roughly 150 retirement items for the New York Yankees closer.

September 20, 2013
Hall of Champions: Top sports museum in San Diego
The Hall of Champions museum at Balboa Park takes you back in time, with exhibits honoring legendary Chargers, Padres and the greatest athletes to come from San Diego.

September 19, 2013
Pirates Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski to Auction Historic 1960 World Series Memorabilia
Maz will be auctioning off the jersey, cleats, and bat from the game in which he hit a walkoff home run to win the 1960 World Series. Mazeroski rounding the bases in the Game 7 win over the New York Yankees is one iconic memories in the sport.

September 19, 2013
Lombardi's players continue legacy of reaching out to fans
Tom Brown, Doug Hart, Dave Robinson and Marv Fleming — Green Bay Packers players who were members of the franchise’s three championship teams from 1965 to 1967 — took their time signing autographs and chatting with scores of Packers fans Wednesday night.

September 19, 2013
Book Review: ‘The Cracker Jack Collection’
Considering the dearth of quality books focused on vintage baseball cards, The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players (Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2013) by Tom Zappala and Ellen Zappala with John Molori and Jim Davis is a welcome addition to the collecting field.

September 18, 2013
Yogi Berra Museum Hosts 'America's Roadshow'
Bring your sports memorabilia to the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon to 4 p.m., for "America’s Roadshow.”

Robert Edward Auctions (REA) will provide free appraisals of visitors’ items. up to three items per person.

September 18, 2013
Despite Changes, Thrift Shops Still Hold Collectible Keepsakes
It’s for a good cause and there's a lot of cool items that come through donation doors.

September 18, 2013
Timeline of the PSA 8 T206 Honus Wagner, the World’s Most Valuable Baseball Card
The tale of the PSA8 T206 Honus Wagner is a story that continues to be written. Not by hobby professionals -- graders, dealers, authenticators -- or collectors but instead lawyers and court reporters.

September 17, 2013
Rare old Orioles baseball card set has a storied history
Dan McKee, has come into possession of some of the rarest baseball cards in the world -- those of players from the 1894 Baltimore Orioles of the National League, printed by the old Alpha Photo Engraving Co.

September 17, 2013
1918 Babe Ruth Incentive Document Headlines Clean Sweep Sale
The current auction underway at Clean Sweep Auctions might be the best Steve Verkman and crew have ever offered.

From rare documents to autographs from Washington, Lincoln, JFK, Beethoven and the Beatles to plenty of vintage singles, the auction is full of collectors’ wants and needs.

September 17, 2013
NFL Week 2: Are Rookie Superstars on the Verge of Emerging?
Even though this rookie class is not up to what we are used to, there might be a few potential impact players in the making.

September 16, 2013
Honus Wagner card seemingly destined to keep gaining value
It is not the oldest. Nor is it the rarest. Definitely not the best looking – thought its simple design is appealing. It is smaller than most others.

What makes the 1909-11 T-206 Honus Wagner tobacco card, The Holy Grail of baseball cards, so special that someone would pay more than $2 million to own one?

September 15, 2013
2013 Topps Tier One Bat Knobs: Will Demand Destroy the History of the Game?
Back in 2011, Tier One was released with little fanfare, as many baseball collectors were disappointed with the quality of the checklist as it was delivered in packs. In 2012, Topps added Bat Knobs to the product, which have become a staple for two years now. These cards, despite not having autographs, are extremely popular with the hobby, to the point where they are penetrating other sets and other companies.

September 15, 2013
Panini Confirms Return of Select Hockey Cards
The 2013-14 Select hockey card series will be packaged as two mini boxes, each delivering two autographs, two Prizm parallels and three inserts from a historic roster that features Select Stars, Youth Explosion and more.

That means each two-mini-box master box will pack four autographs, four Prizms and six additional inserts.

September 15, 2013
First look: 2013 Topps Supreme Football
With just four cards in every box, each pack will contain one base, two parallels and one hit, which could be an autograph, autographed relic or relic card in the late-February release.

September 14, 2013
The Super Bowl May Be Coming To You
The "Huddle Shuttle" will travel throughout New York and New Jersey, bringing what the committee describes as a "unique game day experience" to fans in the region.

The tour will include a replica locker room with Giants, Jets and Super Bowl memorabilia, a broadcast booth and a Vince Lombardi Trophy Room.

September 14, 2013
Five historic trophies stolen in racing museum break-in
“These trophies are irreplaceable,” museum director Chris Dragone said. “We are saddened by this unfortunate event and hopeful that the investigation leads to the apprehension of the individual or individuals who committed this crime and the return of the trophies.”

September 14, 2013
First look: 2014 Bowman baseball cards
Topps revealed the first looks and basic details for 2014 Bowman on Friday, and it will be a product that builds upon the mini presence introduced this season and add a jumbo twist for next.

How? With a nod to the 1989 Bowman set, which arrived 25 years ago next summer.

September 13, 2013
Dynamics Inc. Launches Upper Deck "Sports Collectible" Editions of Its ePlate® Electronic Credit Card
Upper Deck Collectors Can Now Have Exclusive Editions of Their Credit Card in Addition to Earning Exclusive UD Infinite Packs of Basketball, Football and Golf Trading Cards.

September 13, 2013
Enterpreneur brings back 'baseball' cards with a twist
Create personalized baseball cards with your own picture — or that of a child or dog or whatever — and then share it on Facebook. And here’s the coolest part — you can get them printed into baseball cards that look and feel like the trading cards from the 1980s.

September 13, 2013
Mile High’s ‘Field of Dreams’ Find Includes Collins-McCarthy, M101-4 Sets
E.C. McCoid was an avid reader of The Sporting News and a big Cubs fan in Iowa. He loved baseball and collected the sets produced at the time. The cards remained virtually untouched by the family all this time and will be offered by Mile High Card Co. in its next sale running from Sept. 23-Oct. 10.

September 12, 2013
1925 championship ring stolen
Rare, 1925 basketball high school championship ring stolen from library

An 88-year-old high school basketball championship ring that belonged to the team’s captain was stolen from a display case in the Uniontown Public Library.

September 12, 2013
Maryland Man Buys Storage Unit Filled With Dikembe Mutombo Merchandise
Looks like there's going to be a lot of Mutombo items coming to ebay in the near future.

September 12, 2013
A closer look at 2013 Prominence Football
Panini Prominence Football hit the hobby shelves this week. The 2013 version features autographs on different materials with a focus on this year’s rookies. Each hobby box comes with three packs with five cards, including an autograph, in each.

September 11, 2013
Could Amazon Crush eBay's Collectibles Business?
This week, Prize Authentics was launched exclusively on Amazon.com.

Amazon and eBay are both struggling to grow their third-party seller business but from opposite positions. eBay wants to reduce fraud and control and limit who sells on its site (it went through another recent purging of sellers last month). Meanwhile, Amazon wants to keep fraud at bay but increase the number of third-party sellers.

September 11, 2013
Controversial T206 Honus Wagner card is for sale ... again
Ray Edwards and John Cobb have been called a lot of things in their quest to sell their T206 Honus Wagner card, but quitters isn’t one of them.

September 10, 2013
1928 Yankees Team Signed Ball Falls From Above
The amazing story of how a man obtained a 1928 World Series Yankees team-signed baseball.

September 10, 2013
First Masters Green Jacket Shatters Record Price Paid for Golf Memorabilia by Fetching $682,229
1934 & 1936 Masters Champion Horton Smith’s Green Jacket was expected to sell for $100,000, then sets record price by selling for $682,229 this weekend.

September 10, 2013
Winner Announced in PSA’s Race to 100,000 Promotion
A baseball card collector from St. Paul, Minn., is the grand prize winner in the PSA and PSA/DNA Set Registry “Race To 100,000? sweepstakes. Mark Kreynest was the recipient of a 1915 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson card (No. 88), graded PSA NM-MT 8, and valued at approximately $12,000.

September 9, 2013
Jerry Lucas collection sells for $433K; Chamberlain jersey goes for $78K
The Hall of Famer offered up 17 items from his personal collection, 16 of which sold for $433,200 after a buyer’s premium. Lucas’s 1960 Olympic gold medal did not sell. It had a reserve of $250,000.

In total, Grey Flannel’s HOF auction brought in $1,294,276 for 134 lots.

September 9, 2013
Topps Reveals Card Plans for 75th Anniversary
Many collectors may think Topps’ beginnings were in the 1950s, but the company’s history dates back to 1938 with the introduction of a new line of chewing gum. To help kick off the company’s 75th anniversary, Topps has announced a commemorative card set and more.

September 8, 2013
Topps Adds More Punch to 1/1s in 2013 Platinum Football
Since 2011, Topps Platinum has been a top set for early in the year, as the jumbo patches and lots of on card autographs have been something that collectors have loved. Platinum has always had Superfractors and red 1/1 logos, but this year, Topps has taken things a step further. Not only are the superfractors and shields back, a few more versions of the red refractors as well. As they have been in previous years, these cards are awesome.

September 7, 2013
The Paterno Family claims memorabilia harder to sell in suit vs. NCAA
The family of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others suing the NCAA Friday filed a new court document Friday that expanded on how they say they were harmed, from making it harder to sell Paterno memorabilia to branding Penn State coaches with a “scarlet letter.”

September 7, 2013
Jostens: King of the Championship Rings
Chief Digital officer David Chivers discusses creating rings for pro sports teams and how the company was approached by Vince Lombardi to craft the first Super Bowl ring.

September 7, 2013
First look: 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards
Topps unveiled the first glimpses at 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen on Friday as the retro-styled throwback set will return for its fourth year on April 9. Each 24-pack hobby box will include two autographs and two Relics along with a box-topper of mini parallel cards as well.

September 6, 2013
Dodgers Day Coming to the Long Beach Expo
Legendary Dodgers player, coach and Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, along with current Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, pitcher Kenley Jansen and former Mets, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees star Darryl Strawberry, will meet fans and sign autographs on Sept.28, 2013, during the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, which runs Sept. 26-28.

September 6, 2013
Brooklyn Dodgers Photographic Negatives at Hunt Auctions
Hunt is currently running their monthly internet auction and it includes some original acetate negatives from noted sports photographer Dennis Brearley. He is a Pulitzer Prize winning photo journalist once employed by a Boston area newspaper and as the team photographer for the Boston Red Sox.

September 6, 2013
2012-13 Flawless Basketball
There was small piece of information in Panini’s news yesterday. A previously unmentioned product was brought up when the card company announced it would have Damian Lillard autographs in the final products of 2012-13 collecting season.

September 5, 2013
A rare set of baseball cards fetched $46,000 this week at an auction in Tacoma.
The 1915 Cracker Jack set, put up for auction Tuesday night at Tacoma’s Hamilton Auction Gallery, was actually missing two cards , The News Tribune reported.

Among players featured in the set are Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. A near-mint collection sold for $157,000 at an auction in 2008.

September 5, 2013
Panini America Previews Historic Inserts in 2013 NFL Player of the Day Set
Bolstered by a record-breaking number of participating hobby shops, industry-first autograph cards of several key veterans and the promotion’s first-ever player-worn memorabilia cards, Panini America’s hugely popular NFL Player of the Day promotion is ready to kick off a spectacular 14th season as kits begin in arriving in hobby shops this week.

September 5, 2013
Bat knob 1/1 volume doubles since 2009 — and they’re still sweet cards
Bringing back the bat knob card from what essentially had been a four-year slumber for the company and a couple years off for the hobby as a whole, turned out to be a move that has stuck around.

September 4, 2013
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About World Series Rings
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About World Series Rings

See how much you know about the history and unusual twists and turns of these amazing rings.

September 4, 2013
Sad And/Or Hilarious Tim Tebow Memorabilia Items
People once paid actual money for these things, without irony. Now all that remain are the receipts, and sad, eternal regret.

September 4, 2013
Topps selling digital trading cards at a rate of one pack per second
Quick, look at your smartphone’s screen. Does the size and shape remind you of anything?

With five million virtual packs sold this baseball season alone, Topps’ digital brand is exceeding all expectations, as the company has helped bring the fun factor back to card collecting.

September 4, 2013
1951 Bowman Mantle Nets $220,150; M101-5 Babe Ruth Hits $98,175
When the dust settled in Memory Lane’s latest auction that ended in the wee hours of the morning, a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card graded PSA 9 had reached a new plateau. The card sold for $220,150 in Memory Lane Inc’s 2013 Summer Auction. The price includes a 19 percent buyer’s premium.

September 3, 2013
Meet the pharmaceutical multi-millionaire who's built one amazing home.
The 24,900-square-foot Spanish-colonial-style house that has been furnished in a style that can best be described as over-the-top.

September 3, 2013
2013 Topps Finest: Superfractors Selling Huge Despite Questions on RC Class Quality
Aside from the lack of true superstars in the bunch, its likely that there will be a lack of productive players on offense as well. On the other hand, it looks like there are people who believe in the players, as we are seeing some VERY nice prices on the high end cards that are already on the market.

September 2, 2013
Fans attempt to steal Wrigley ivy
The ivy decorating the walls at Wrigley Field has claimed more than a few baseballs over the last several decades — but that doesn’t make it a good idea for fans to try to exact revenge on the plant by stealing the ivy themselves.

Unfortunately, two Pennsylvania men didn’t get that message when they allegedly broke into Wrigley to swipe some of the famous greenery.

September 2, 2013
NFL Cut Day 2013 – Former Collector Darlings Get the Axe
Now that we see the final picture for 2013, we are seeing that former collector darlings of previous years may be on the outside looking in from this point forward.

September 2, 2013
First look: 2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks
Panini America announced 2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks on Friday, an October release that will arrive with the latest MLB draft picks and prospects in tow. In April, the season-capping 2012 Panini Prizm set arrived, while this year’s standard set, 2013 Panini Prizm, arrives on Sept. 18.

September 1, 2013
Babe Ruth ball an 'Unexpected Chicago' artifact
Baseball and Chicago are as timeless perhaps as apple pie and ice cream and at the Chicago History Museum, America's pastime moves beyond the diamond to become art and education.

September 1, 2013
Tales of the Chicago Bears 1963 championship rings
Some former players still wear the rings every day.

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 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 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.


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