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October 31, 2012
Tech fans can view Terry Bradshaw's Super Bowl rings in Charles Wyly Athletic Center.
The museum area is home to a number of memorabilia items surrounding Louisiana Tech football and is highlighted by donations from Bradshaw, including the Blonde Bombers Super Bowl rings as well as Hall of Fame busts.

October 31, 2012
The Heat’s 2011-12 championship ring.
This won’t go over well in Cleveland.


October 31, 2012
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers Stadium being sold off, piece by piece.
Football fans will get a chance to own their piece of Canad Inns Stadium. With the Winnipeg Blue Bombers moving to Investors Group Field next season, the team announced plans on Tuesday for an asset sale, where seats, lockers, and even the infamous urinal trough from the 59-year-old stadium will be available for sale to the public.


October 30, 2012
Panini Group Extends NBA Partnership With New Multiyear Exclusive Agreement.
Panini, announced an extension of their partnership with the NBA and a new multiyear agreement. Under the terms of the new agreement, Panini will continue to be the exclusive trading card and sticker partner for the NBA globally, expanding its current development and distribution of trading cards and products worldwide, with a particular focus on China.


October 30, 2012
Lefty Grove League Pass, Radio Gift to be Featured at Collect Auctions.
Two one-of-a-kind Lefty Grove items will be featured in Collect Auctions’ Nov. 29 auction, including his Major League Baseball Lifetime Pass and an antique Zenith radio that was given to him by his teammates when Grove won his 300th game. It’s the first time either item has been offered for sale.


October 30, 2012
Three longtime Texans will soon place memorabilia and antiques from their private collections up for auction.
The collection contains sports memorabilia including University of Texas championship rings, signed footballs, vintage programs and signed photos.


October 29, 2012
DiMaggio World Series Ring at Auction Has Some Issues.
Sports-memorabilia auctioneer David Hunt says the ring has been held for decades by the family of an executive of the Dieges & Clust jewelry company. But the ring, with an estimated price of $50,000 to $100,000, comes with a controversy more complicated than the infield-fly rule.


October 29, 2012
PSA Blows Another Autographed Certification. Item Pulled From Major Auction.
Collectors are growing tired of PSA hiding and not answering questions on how they certify their autographs. The readers at Net54baseball.com discuss this issue that never seems to get resolved.


October 29, 2012
Want a World Series Team's Celebration-Used Champagne Cork? It's Gonna Cost You.
Currently on the auction block via MLB Auctions is a selection of game-used items relating to the San Francisco Giants‘ march to the World Series. You can track down a game-used ball from the team’s playoff run, an on-deck circle or even jerseys from the team’s last World Series run but the quirkiest item on the block just might be this.


October 27, 2012
FBI Operation Bullpen Featured on TV Show Masterminds.
Here's the complete video of the TV show. Watch and learn about the darkside of our hobby and how occasionally the good guys catch the bad guys.


October 27, 2012
Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase.
"The 3.8 percent Medicare tax would probably be the thing that immediately popped into my mind in terms of what folks may be thinking about," said David Boyle, Americas director of personal financial services for the accounting firm Ernst & Young.


October 27, 2012
Topps Leaks New Houston Astros Logo on Twitter.
Topps tweeted out a photo of their new 2013 MLB baseball card set under construction apparently completely unaware that the new Houston Astros logo is right there on about three of the cards shown.


October 27, 2012
Upper Deck, Dynamics ePlate Visa Offering Trading Card Rewards.
This innovative offering lets consumers earn exclusive Upper Deck Trading Cards with every purchase.


October 26, 2012
Investigating the notion that something may not be right with Topps and Roy Nelson's Signature.
One UFC Fighter has told stories of how he would sit at his dining room table with a representative from Topps, and they would chat over coffee while he signed cards. In the nearly four years Topps has been making UFC cards, nothing has come under scrutiny until a recent series of Tweets between Roy Nelson and a fan.


October 26, 2012
PSA Rolls Out AutographFacts as Part of Its Free Resource Guide.
PSA AutographFacts, a new and extensive information resource about autographs, is now available as part of PSA CollectibleFacts (www.PSACollectibleFacts.com), the unparalleled, free online reference for collectibles and memorabilia.


October 26, 2012
The NFL's Ugliest Throwback Uniforms.
With the majority of teams now wearing some style of throwback at least once a year, if not more, there are certainly those that fall into the “What Not To Wear” category. Here are some throwback jerseys collectors will probably want to avoid.


October 25, 2012
Panini's Black Friday Promotion is Back.
The day after Thanksgiving is arguably the biggest shopping day of the year with people filling up on turkey and then heading out to the mall. But Panini wants collectors to go to local card shops as well.


October 25, 2012
Man sells giant autograph collection for daughter.
Three decades ago, Ken Kallin began amassing the 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it - at an auction to benefit his ailing daughter.


October 25, 2012
Sports trading cards head into the digital age.
Topps announced it's launching a free pro football iPhone app: Topps HUDDLE. Fans can use digital cards of their favorite players to check out their updated stats, get news about them and score "fantasy" points with their players' performances. Topps says it's a "complimentary" platform for its regular cards.


October 25, 2012
Bussineau Auction Loaded With High-Grade Singles and Sets.
Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities has just put the finishing touches on its Fall 2012 Vintage Trading Cards Auction. The sale will feature 839 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, legendary Hall of Famer cards and complete sets. Bidding will begin on Nov. 15 and will end on Dec. 6. Catalogs for the sale will be mailed on Nov. 9. An online preview, at www.gregbussineau.com, will begin on Nov. 8.


October 24, 2012
Major Auction House Pulls Rare Season-Pass Swiped From NY Public Library Archive.
The item, is part of the 1970s heist said to be orchestrated by the deceased super-collector and New York Yankees general partner, Barry Halper. But last Friday, after being notified by Haulsofshame.com that the item was stolen, Heritage removed the artifact from its sale scheduled for this week.


October 24, 2012
First Look: 2013 Press Pass Platinum Cuts Inscriptions.
Autographs of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Cy Young could be hard to find. Even signatures of Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana and Harry Houdini are limited. However, Press Pass is making the autographs of these sports and historical figures available in a new product – 2013 Press Pass Platinum Cuts Inscription Edition.


October 24, 2012
A History of Dumb Baseball Cards.
To appeal to Kids in the 90's, three companies released youth-oriented baseball cards in 1992 and 1993: the Donruss Triple Play Set, the Topps Kids set, and the Upper Deck Fun Pack set. Topps, whose marketing data seems to have been culled from the Lil’ Rascals era, features oversized fonts and backgrounds that look someone tried to replicate Skybox basketball cards with finger paint.


October 24, 2012
So why did Topps win the Baseball Bubble Gum Card War?
In 1950, Bowman Gum Company was the only bubble gum manufacturer that issued a set of baseball cards. Topps would have been considered an under-dog at best and a long-shot by most, especially after their feeble attempt to market cards in 1951. So why did Topps win the Gum Card War and not Bowman?


October 24, 2012
Faithful fan makes World Series treks his mission.
Don Worthy, 79, is a walking tome of baseball lore whose home is a shrine to the sport.


October 23, 2012
The Presidents of the United States of America As Seen In Panini Americana Heroes & Legends Trading Cards.
All of the Presidential images used in this video are from the first 44 cards found in 2012 Panini Americana Heroes & Legends.


October 23, 2012
First Look: 2013 Topps Archives Football.
Topps released the first images of its upcoming 2013 Archives football series Monday, with the set relying on four different iconic designs – 1959, 1976, 1985 and 1986. The base set contains 200 cards of veterans, legends and rookies, similarly to this year’s Archives baseball release.


October 23, 2012
Panini Peek: 2012 Limited Football.
While most folks around the country will be hitting malls and big-box retailers the day after Christmas this year, astute football collectors will be heading to their local hobby shops — the only place to get 2012 Limited Football when it releases December 26.


October 22, 2012
Fan Builds $20,000 Replica Of Giants Stadium.
When Don Martini first told his wife, Janice, that he planned on building a replica of the old Giants Stadium in their garage, she called him crazy. Now, several years and $20,000 later, the 75-year-old Martini has finished his project. And crazy as it might sound, the model has turned out to be an extremely impressive tribute that is gaining nationwide publicity. It is thought to be one of the only replicas, and almost certainly the most detailed, of Giants Stadium.


October 22, 2012
Topps Factory Football Set Offers Bonuses, Including Rookie Photo Variations.
Topps’ 2012 complete football factory set released last week into retail and hobby shops. Each box came with 440 base cards, including all the top rookie and veterans. The factory sets also come with different bonuses. But that could be one of four things depending on the box you find.


October 22, 2012
IRS schedules auction for large Packers collection.
When it comes to Green Bay Packers memorabilia, Christopher York had it all: jerseys, footballs, autographs, furniture and more. And when the tax man came, he took it all.


October 20, 2012
1912 Tigers promo item discovered.
While it's worth only about $50-$100 now, it's a great conversation piece and will probably go up in value.


October 20, 2012
Panini Revisits The John Elway Collection.
Panini America released the John Elway Collection as part of 2012 Certified. The collection consists of five cards dedicated to the Denver Broncos two-time Super Bowl champion. The John Elway Collection premiered in 1999 Rookies & Stars, the first year after his retirement.


October 19, 2012
2012 Topps Strata: Are These The Coolest Preview Cards In Years?
Topps Strata is easily going to be the best new product of the year. I dont think there is any question after seeing the previews, and then seeing the reinforcement here with these ACTUAL cards. Topps’ team has definitely used their brains to come up with something fresh and awesome looking, and that isnt even the start of it.


October 19, 2012
You Can Own Harry Kalas' Sport Coat, NL Championship Ring, and Other Unique Personal Items.
The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory will be hosting a live auction put together by Hunt Auctions on November 10th which will feature some incredibly unique and personal items that once belonged to the voice of the Phillies, Harry Kalas.


October 19, 2012
Counterfeit Sports Memorabilia Still a Rampant Problem, Say Experts.
Sports Collectors Daily asked a roundtable of auction house executives about the prevalence of counterfeit memorabilia and doctored cards in the hobby, and guess what? Fraud, the executives say, is still a pressing problem, although things have improved in recent years.


October 19, 2012
Oregon man gets prison for selling fake sports, Beatles memorabilia.
When detectives raided his home they found a trove of fake sports memorabilia, including baseballs with "Babe Ruth" signatures.


October 19, 2012
Is Lance Armstrong Memorabilia Worthless Now?
Lance Armstrong’s legacy as a seven-time Tour de France winner went up in smoke last week. So might have the investments of a cadre of collectors who specialize in autographs and other sports memorabilia like signed jerseys and photos.


October 18, 2012
Upper Deck Plans to Keep Hockey Interest Alive at the 2012 Fall Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo.
Hockey fans are holding their breath as the NHL and NHLPA have resumed negotiations to try to save this 2012-13 NHL season. Regardless of how those negotiations go, Upper Deck has some news that will have hockey fans who are making plans to attend the 2012 Fall Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto on November 9, 10 and 11 very excited.


October 18, 2012
Topps' Heritage Update Set to Arrive November 6.
While a checklist was not yet released by Topps, the sets will cost $99.95 on the company’s website and one previously unannounced feature also will be found inside the sets. There will be red-ink autographs limited to just 10 copies among the autographs that will be seeded one per set.


October 17, 2012
Michael Jordan McDonald's BBQ Sauce Sells For $9,995 On eBay.
A man who used to own McDonald's restaurants in North Dakota is about $10,000 richer after selling a 20-year-old container of McJordan barbecue sauce to a buyer in Chicago. The sauce was used on McJordan Burgers, named for basketball icon Michael Jordan. The promotional item was sold in limited markets for a short time in the 1990s, when Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships.


October 17, 2012
Ozzie Smith memorabilia up for sale.
Hall of Famer and former St. Louis Cardinals great Ozzie Smith is selling his 13 Gold Gloves, 11 of his All-Star Game rings and more than 100 pieces of memorabilia from his personal collection in an upcoming auction.


October 17, 2012
Game-Used: Can You Prove 100% That It's Real?
In a collecting world where people often demand that the details of an item are documented heavily — and that their own personal definitions of game-used must be met, many items will be seen as questionable.


October 17, 2012
Panini Peek: 2012-13 Titanium Hockey.
The long-awaited return of the fabled Titanium brand to the hockey-card landscape last season made for one of the biggest pleasant surprises of 2011-12. Panini America’s decision not just to bring the product back after so many years away — but to also remain loyal to Titanium’s proud past — clearly resonated with passionate hockey collectors.


October 16, 2012
How passion for your team can hit you hard in the wallet with nothing to show for it.
Every year thousands of victims nationwide spend big bucks buying memorabilia on sports websites. In some cases they get only a portion of what they've ordered or nothing at all.


October 16, 2012
The Daily News Reports That Nike May Have Had a Hand in Lance Armstrong’s Sophisticated Doping Program.
During a 2006 deposition related to the suit, Kathy LeMond testified that Julian Devries, a mechanic for Armstrong's team who was once close to her husband, had told her and others that Nike and Thom Weisel, a Bay Area banker who sponsored Armstrong's team, had wired $500,000 to a Swiss bank account. The money, Kathy Lemond said Devries told her and several others, was sent to cover up a 1999 positive drug test.


October 16, 2012
Ride of a lifetime: Baseball fan is the new proud owner of Babe Ruth's 1948 Car.
Lonnie Shelton recently combined his love for cars and baseball when he purchased Babe Ruth's 1948 Lincoln Continental.


October 16, 2012
Bob Knight selling Indiana championship rings, Olympic gold medal at auction.
Hall of Famer Bob Knight is selling his championship basketball rings and Olympic gold medal for what he considers a very good reason: the education of his grandchildren. A collection of the former coach's memorabilia will be auctioned by Steiner Sports Memorabilia. It's part of a sale that features the jersey Yankees pitcher Don Larsen wore while pitching a perfect game in the World Series.


October 16, 2012
Panini Inks Exclusive Multi-Year Autograph And Memorabilia Agreement With NFL Star Andrew Luck.
Luck becomes the first NFL player to join Panini Authentic's exclusive roster of athletes that also includes NBA superstars Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant. Luck's autographed memorabilia – including signed helmets, jerseys and photographs – are available now exclusively on the Panini Authentic Website (www.paniniauthentic.com).


October 16, 2012
Are Collectibles Good Investments?
A problem with investing in these items is that they are already so expensive. Yes, when you purchase these items they are valuable, but will they appreciate enough to justify your investment?


October 15, 2012
PSA & JSA Can't Tell Ty Cobb from "Hack" Simmons.
PSA apparently authenticated a Ty Cobb autograph on what was purported to have been a photograph of the “Georgia Peach”, but was actually a classic Charles Conlon image of Cobb’s teammate Hack Simmons in 1910. How could Cobb have signed a Charles Conlon photo of another player? He wouldn’t have. The photograph was signed in the hand of someone other than Ty Cobb.


October 15, 2012
Baseball memorabilia focus of legal claim.
Slugging it out are: A longstanding Boca Raton museum and business called Sports Immortals; and a former Broward County resident claiming a right to the collection. But the Hall of Famer signatures were actually fakes. And since 2009, local and state appeals courts have been umpiring a dispute over this once-prized memorabilia.


October 14, 2012
1952 Topps Set Headlines Latest Mile High Card Co. Auction.
The latest premier auction event which closes in two sessions October 23-24 from Colorado’s Mile High Card Co. appears to be nothing short of the proverbial industry “monster,” presenting a staggering lineup of more than 1,700 lots consisting of the hobby’s finest high-grade sports and non-sport cards, as well as a stunning offering of high end sports memorabilia and Americana.


October 13, 2012
Ernie Harwell Auction Contained Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Mickey Mantle Autographed Baseball Forgeries.
Why did the auctioneer blend in some obvious forgeries along with the items owned by the Ernie Harwell family? It appears Mr. Harwell did not own the forgeries.


October 13, 2012
25 Print Ads Featuring Athletes.
Some might be collectible, others, not so much.


October 13, 2012
20 Questions: Collecting Game-Used.
Beckett is conducting an on-line survey on how you feel about collecting game-used items. They will compile the results and publish them in an upcoming edition of Beckett Sports Card Monthly.


October 12, 2012
Ron Lewis Creates Newest Group Shot: Jewish Ballplayers.
The popular sports artist is has finished a fantasy “group” portrait, this time of Jewish baseball players. The artwork is currently in the process of being signed by some of the players featured, including Sandy Koufax and Ryan Braun and should be available next month.


October 12, 2012
Are You a Collector With Investment Goals?
A lot of investors want to diversify their portfolios, so they invest in collectibles. Others like autographs or sports cards as a hobby and don’t care whether their collectibles zig when the stock market zags. But for those who do care, the market for autographs offers an interesting contrast to the stock market: the Fraser’s 100 Index of autographs has not had a losing year since it began in 1997, increasing almost 340% through 2011. That compares with a total return of the Dow Jones Industrial Average of nearly 164%.


October 12, 2012
The Controversial Collectability of Signed Rookie Cards.
To hobby purists, any writing on sports cards would be nothing short of defacing a rare and valuable treasure. To others, the signatures of a Hall of Famer would make those cards all the more unique, giving them an actual connection to the legendary subject.


October 12, 2012
Classic Auctions Will Have Plenty of Championship Rings in Their Next Auction.
There's an impressive total of 53 rings in their Fall 2012 Auction. And did we mention gold and Olympic Medals too?


October 11, 2012
Julien's Auctions preparing to auction off Evander Holyfield's prized posessions.
On Friday, November 30, 2012, Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield will have the majority of his keepsakes auctioned off at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA. Holyfield's collection features memorabilia from every stage of his career — from his teenage years to his last bout, a 10 round TKO victory over Brian Nielsen on May 7, 2011.


October 11, 2012
Panini America Provides a Sneak Preview of 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball.
Slated to arrive in late December, 2012-13 Timeless Treasures Basketball will be bolstered by two major technological advances (the 100-card Glass Rookies autographed RCs and the uniquely “twisted” Revolution Materials insert featuring a suspended, two-sided memorabilia piece that spins to reveal swatches of game-worn memorabilia from two NBA superstars).


October 11, 2012
Michael Jordan cards over $20K.
Currently with 37 bids, the price is at $24,099. In this case rarity is truly prized, as this item is one of one. The seller found the need to emphasize this point in the listing, stating, “Yes, Only 1 in the world, Autograph is signed directly on card by Mr. Jordan.”


October 11, 2012
Items from Maple Leaf Gardens history — from 1967 Cup banner to a toilet — up for auction.
After the Toronto Maple Leafs moved out of Maple Leaf Gardens in 1999, the team sold much of the history from its legendary home, from the original Stanley Cup banners to a dressing room toilet. Sherm Cunningham, a suite holder, spent close to $500,000 acquiring more than 100 items. Now, more than 13 years later, his collection is available again, giving the public a chance to own the historical items.


October 11, 2012
Preview Gallery: Panini Threads Century Greats.
When 2012-13 Panini Threads arrives from Panini America on Oct. 24, it won’t just include the latest in the double-crop of NBA rookies, autographs and today’s superstars. It also will include legends — some of the greatest players in the last 60-plus seasons of the league.


October 10, 2012
Police Troopers Ask Yankees For Autographs During 9th Inning.
Two Maryland State Troopers working a Yankees-Orioles game in Baltimore Sunday asked two players for autographs during the game. The troopers, assigned to security at Camden Yards, allegedly made the request to Yankees players Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher during the ninth inning of the game, which the Orioles lost 7-2. "Swish was livid," a witness said.


October 10, 2012
Mantle Bat, 1912 Fenway Opening Ticket Lead Massive Heritage Auctions Sale.
Supreme rarity and landmark historical importance define Heritage Auctions’ Oct. 26-28 Vintage Sports Collectibles Signature Auction, the largest cataloged auction that Heritage Sports Collectibles has ever presented. “The sheer amount of good memorabilia in this auction really defies probability,” said Chris Ivy, director of Heritage Sports Collectibles. “There are dozens of lots within this auction that haven’t surfaced in the hobby in the past decade; much of this material might not surface at auction again for years.”


October 10, 2012
Topps Prime Football: Hobby vs. Retail.
Hobby and retail packs are not usually made the same. Odds are different – with the best chance at hits in hobby packs – and maybe some inserts are exclusive to one or the other. Topps Prime Football recently came out and with bigger distinctions between hobby and retail, as it has in years past. There are significant differences between the two in this case.


October 9, 2012
Despite JSA Debacles, Auction House Stands Behind LOA of "Matty Miracle Ball".
Spence previously authenticated a forged Mathewson signature alleged to be from 1912, which was actually signed on a ball manufactured from 1923 to 1924. That scenario was an impossibility while the current offering by Huggins and Scott is more of an improbability.


October 9, 2012
Don Larsen puts perfect-game memorabilia on sale to benefit grandkids' college fund.
Larsen said it was time to auction off the No. 18 jersey, and he hopes to use the money to pay for the education of his two grandchildren. Handled by Steiner Sports, the online auction began Monday night.


October 9, 2012
Fake Sticker Autos Continue to Be A Rampant Problem.
Ever since the sticker has become a big part of releases for many card companies, there's concern when the autograph is not directly signed on the card. It's evident that further attention to the tamper proof nature of the label itself needs to be addressed by the manufacturers. Each company has a weakness with the sticker being removed from the card, the auto wiped clean with acetone, a new fake being signed in its place, and then reapplied to a card that was never meant to be an autograph.


October 8, 2012
By The Numbers: Drew Brees on Cardboard.
Drew Brees broke another record, by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game breaking Johnny Unitas’ record on Sunday. He has more than 5,200 cards with 900 of them being autographs. He also has a remarkable 69 Rookies Cards.


October 8, 2012
The Panini America Insert Set Inspection: 2012 Gridiron Football Air Command.
Air Command pays tribute to some of the most prolific pass-catchers in the game today with an arresting assortment of images personally selected by Panini America photo editor Jeff Olsen.


October 7, 2012
Panini America Peeks the Famous Moments Insert in 2012 Cooperstown Baseball.
For the myriad National Baseball Hall of Fame members permeating the checklist for Panini America’s upcoming 2012 Cooperstown Baseball, there is one insert set in particular that pays tribute not so much to the greatest players in baseball history, but to the memorabilia they wielded while achieving that greatness.


October 7, 2012
Upper Deck Hopes To Capitalize on NBA Success with 2012 Fleer Retro Football.
Upper Deck announced they are bringing the very successful Basketball product, Fleer Retro, to Football. Fleer Retro might have been the most buzz-worthy set in many years. Cases are selling at almost 300% above the original MSRP. Fleer Retro was driven by a need for collectors to have a new shot at some of the ridiculously rare inserts of a time where few cards were victim to contrived scarcity. If a card was serially numbered, it actually was that rare. Capitalizing on that premise, Upper Deck managed to achieve insert cards worth literally thousands of dollars with no autograph or relic.


October 6, 2012
Tigers’ Cabrera cashing in on Triple Crown.
The third baseman signed a deal with autograph memorabilia firm Detroit City Sports to inscribe baseballs with the words “Triple Crown 2012,” according to an ESPN.com report.
The signed balls have been listed at an introductory price of $275, but Detroit City Sports owner Steve Graus says the cost will rise north of $350 by Monday.


October 6, 2012
MLB Ushers in Playoffs With Yankees Memorabilia.
At the MLB Fan Cave, six of the most historic items in Yankees postseason history have been on display along with a curator from the National Baseball Hall of Fame to help explain the unique history behind the items.


October 6, 2012
Jefferson Burdick Introduced the First Card Catalog in 1939.
Burdick started the first newsletter for card collectors, originated the classification system for cards and donated his 306,353-card collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Not surprisingly, his first attempt at publishing a catalog for collectable cards was superb.


October 5, 2012
Curt Schilling May Sell the Bloody Sock.
Cooperstown might lose a priceless piece of baseball history. Schilling apparently pledged the famous "bloody sock" he wore during Game Two of the 2004 World Series as collateral when taking out loans for his now-defunct video game company, 38 Studios.


October 5, 2012
MLB Selling Dirt From Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown Bid.
In an outrageous but perhaps not totally surprising sign of the times, it took Major League Baseball less than 24 hours to figure out a wacky way to cash in on Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown.


October 5, 2012
Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Bowman Scout?
The Bowman Scout, a past player in the prospecting game when it came to showcasing the Bowman checklists via its in-box checklists and print advertisements, will return next year and Topps wants it to be you.


October 4, 2012
Adam Greenberg Gets His One At Bat And His Own Card In 2013 Topps Baseball Series 1.
Sports fans have been drawn to Greenberg's inspiring comeback. Greenberg's second chance in the major leagues went a lot better than the first one.


October 4, 2012
Washington Nationals selling empty champagne bottles from Monday’s celebration.
The Nats went through 60 bottles of champagne and 480 cans of beer during Monday night’s clubhouse celebration, most of it used to shower players, coaches, owners and just about anyone in the general vicinity of the merriment. The champagne has been cleaned up, but one of the empty bottles can be yours for a cool $100.


October 3, 2012
Mickey Newsome has a vast sports memorabilia collection.
Hibbett Sports CEO Mickey Newsome has collected sports memorabilia since the mid 1970's. Some of Newsome's finds are scattered throughout headquarters of the Birmingham, Alabama based sporting goods retailer. Meeting rooms are themed with photos, jerseys, gloves, bats and clubs from teams and famous sports figures.


October 3, 2012
Game Used Cards Where Team Photos Do Not Match the Jersey Used.
A Former Tops "Insider" provides a fascinating perspective on how game used cards are developed and produced.


October 3, 2012
Local couple bets it all on one last card.
This story will put into proper perspective where sports memorabilia collecting stands compared to the things in life that really matter.


October 2, 2012
Baseball Hall of Fame Presented With One-of-a-Kind Babe Ruth Painting Donated by Aaron's, Inc.
The painting was commissioned and donated to the Hall of Fame by national lease-to-own retailer Aaron's, Inc. Joe Torre, a legendary baseball manager and Major League Baseball's Executive Vice President for baseball operations, attended the grand opening event as Aaron's special guest and officially unveiled the portrait during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


October 2, 2012
Web Site Shows off Gallery of T206 Wagner Cards.
T206resource.com is compiling front and back photos of every known Wagner Card.


October 2, 2012
One Fan Could Win $1 Million in Topps Giveaway.
Collectors will unlock players at the Million Dollar Chase website by redeeming codes found in 2013 Topps Baseball Series 1. Each day pick a player from your list you think will get a hit in a game that day. The first person to beat Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak will win $1 million. Participants will win prizes throughout the event as they rack up hit streaks. Prizes include autographed and coin cards. Season-long winners could win autographed memorabilia.


October 1, 2012
Adam Greenberg Gets One More Shot in the Majors - and So Do His Baseball Cards.
Seven years ago, Adam Greenberg stepped into the batters box in Miami. His life would never be the same again. The Chicago Cubs rookie was making his major league debut in the ninth inning, pinch-hitting for pitcher Willie Ohman. The first and only pitch he faced in the major leagues, a 92-mph fastball from reliever Valerio de los Santos, hit him in the head. He never played in the majors again, toiling in the minors and struggling with medical issues.


October 1, 2012
Collector at net54baseball.com calls out PSA for authenticating "bad" Sonny Liston Autographs.
The reader claims there are many PSA and JSA authenticated autographs that are actually singed by his wife. He also claims that for 3 years he been trying to get PSA and JSA to stop certifying these. He continues to wait for a response from both companies.


October 1, 2012
Tim Tebow's Card Prices Take a Hit.
If any collector wants a Tebow autograph to add to their collection, this seems to be the time to do it.


September 29, 2012
Sports memorabilia expert Leila Dunbar to speak in NYC Monday.
Leila, the former head of Sotheby’s Collectibles department and longtime Antiques Roadshow sports memorabilia appraiser, will speak on the subject of valuing sports collectibles on Monday evening, Oct. 1, at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan.


September 29, 2012
Research is King When it Comes to Sports Memorabilia.
The better prepared you are, the more your item will bring, and your buyer will be the most grateful. There are Baseballs and then there are baseballs with history. Spend some time wisely researching an item because it just may lead to higher values which means, more money.


September 29, 2012
Beckett Customer Appreciation Month Starts Monday With Daily Giveaways on Beckett.com.
There will be singles, wax, Dynamic Duo subscriptions, BGS certificates and more up for grabs each and every day in October.


September 28, 2012
Seahawks auction off WR Golden Tate's game-worn jersey from MNF win.
According to the Seahawks official website, "This is the jersey Golden wore that night. Own a piece of history by bidding on this authentic, Golden Tate game-worn #81 jersey. … This jersey is game-worn, un-washed and in the exact condition it was in when the player took it off at the end of the game."


September 28, 2012
T3, T206 Sets Make for One of Best Clean Sweep Auctions Ever.
The auction kicks off with a powerful one-two punch of complete sets of 1911 T3 Turkey Red cards and a complete set of 1909 T206 cards. The T3 set grades out from Good to Very Good condition, according to Clean Sweep, with 17 of the cards graded, including a SGC 3 for the Ty Cobb shown.


September 28, 2012
Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan Highlight 2012 SP Authentic Golf.
Collectors have had to wait about eight years for a new golf set from Upper Deck. In that time, we’ve seen some great tournament runs and golfers endure rises and falls. This week marked the return of SP Authentic Golf from UD highlighting some of the most popular male and female golfers. Golfers in the set include Tiger Woods, Mike Weir, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and See Ri Pak. But the most popular cards in SP Authentic might not even come from professional golfers. Upper Deck has included a Parade of Stars subset featuring celebrities who enjoy hitting off the tee.


September 27, 2012
What Hapened to Bobby Thomson's Historic Home Run Ball?
Watch Miracle Ball on Saturday to Find Out.


September 27, 2012
Upper Deck Announces 2011/12 Exquisite Collection Basketball.
2011/12 Exquisite Collection Basketball features five autographs in every box including one Rookie Autograph Card numbered to 199 or less as well as one UD Black Signature from: Logo Patch Cards, Blackboard Signatures, Bio-Scripts or UD Black Signatures! Also, look for multi-signed cards numbered to 5 or less.


September 27, 2012
Babe Ruth autographed postcard found at Florida library.
When the library's downtown location closed, many items donated to the library went into storage, including the signed card. After some research, the library association figured out the signature was probably from the 1940s, after Babe Ruth retired and began spending a lot of time in Florida with the Yankees at spring training and scouting.


September 26, 2012
Employee arrested for stealing from Steiner Sports.
A 29-year-old Bronx man was arrested for stealing almost $15,000 worth of checks and gift cards from his employer, Steiner Sports, a sports memorabilia company, New Rochelle police said.


September 26, 2012
Phillies fans are focus of new Philadelphia History Museum exhibition.
Among the highlights of Phillies Fandemonium are photos and video footage of numerous fans. Vintage baseball memorabilia and souvenirs are shown, as well as a selection of pieces owned by Phillies players such as a jersey worn by All-Star shortstop Jimmy Rollins.


September 26, 2012
Estate sale of Schembechler memorabilia coming this week.
The Schembechler family is still deciding which sports items will be sold, but some of the items for sale are pictured online.


 

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