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October 31, 2013
New questions about authenticity of "Little Cooperstown" autographed baseball exhibit
When Dennis Schrader needed a pair of "experts" to authenticate the autographs, he didn't choose from any of the top sports memorabilia experts, authenticators, or auction houses in the world ... or even Tampa Bay. Instead, he reached out to a collector who said he hadn't spoken to Schrader in a decade.

October 31, 2013
Own It Now Sale Headlined by Ruth Ball, Anson Cardboard Beauty
More than 1,400 lots of vintage sports and non-sports cards, sets, autographs and more will be available for outright sale beginning Nov. 7.


October 31, 2013
First look: Upper Deck’s Edmonton Oilers Collection
Upper Deck is creating a set strictly for Edmonton Oilers fans. The collection will feature 10 packs per box with 10 cards in each pack. Each box will have three autographs, two manufactured patches and five rainbow foil parallels.


October 30, 2013
After 25 Years, Lance Alworth Reunites with Stolen Super Bowl Ring
After 25 Years, Lance Alworth Reunites with Stolen Super Bowl Ring

Alworth’s 1971 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl ring is recovered by the San Diego Sheriff 25 years after it was stolen.


October 30, 2013
Business selling Notre Dame memorabilia expands
A business near the Notre Dame campus specializes in selling rare Fighting Irish merchandise. Because the team has done so well over the past couple years, the shop has had to expand to meet the need.


October 30, 2013
Signed “Stat” Balls Now Available for Six NBA HOFers
Inkredible Inc., a company owned by Top 50 player Nate Archibald, signed six NBA HOF players to exclusive contracts. These contracts guarantee that the players will not sign any other “stat” balls for a period of one year.

“When my fellow colleagues and I saw how many forgeries of our signatures were on the market, we decided it was time to take matters into our own hands and offer authentic autographs that we could have exclusive control over,” Archibald said. “We wanted to come up with an item that wasn’t available anywhere else in the world, so we created our own.”


October 29, 2013
$50-100 Thousand expected for Victorino ball
SCP Auctions, a company based in Laguna Niguel, California, is auctioning off the ball in an online auction. It will open to registered bidders November 20, and end on December 7, at scpauctions.com.


October 29, 2013
Long-time sports memorabilia collector becomes fraud victim
Carl Myer was prosecuted in federal court on mail fraud charges and is serving a two-year prison sentence now. Myer was also ordered to pay more than $65,000 back.


October 29, 2013
A Trophy Thief Is On The Loose
In less than 18 months trophies and memorabilia valued at nearly $1 million were stolen from three museums and a country club in New York and New Jersey by what the authorities say is probably the same male suspect. The thefts have caught the attention of the F.B.I. and antiques dealers, have broken the hearts of horse racing and golf enthusiasts, and have prompted theories ranging from the common street crime variety to complex schemes worthy of “The Sopranos.”


October 28, 2013
GBSCC’s November Show Just Around the Corner
Among those making an appearance are Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Paul Molitor, Rickey Henderson, Rod Carew, Tim McCarver, Pete Rose, Ray Borque, Frank Malzone and Hope Solo. The show will run Friday from 12-7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

More than 300 dealers will be setting up. In fact, dealer space is sold out for this event, with a waiting list in place. SGC will be grading and slabbing at the show, with PSA and JSA also having booths.


October 27, 2013
Gehrig Bat Nears $150K, Play Ball Set at $118K With One Week Left
In baseball, October (and sometimes into November) is when the big games are played. So it’s appropriate in its October Legends auction that Goldin Auctions is offering some amazing artifacts and card sets.


October 27, 2013
Astrodome yard sale, live auction set for Nov. 2
Fans of the Astrodome will have the opportunity to own a piece of the building’s history when a limited quantity of seats, AstroTurf, furnishings, concessions equipment, and other memorabilia go on sale.


October 27, 2013
BGS & Babe Ruth: Collector discusses finding The Bambino in her first wax box
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he interviews Stacy, a collector from Georgia, about a pretty big card she pulled from her first wax box.


October 26, 2013
Three more sports memorabilia dealers sentenced
All three men pled guilty to mail fraud charges on Nov. 21, 2011. According to the plea agreements, each case involved the sale, consignment, or auction of jerseys, in which each defendant falsely and fraudulently represented to buyers that the jerseys were “game used,” when they were not. Jerseys worn by professional and collegiate athletes during a game are usually known as “game used” or “game worn,” and are commonly bought and sold by collectors and others.


October 26, 2013
MLB making genuine effort to fight counterfeiting sports memorabilia
In a sport that markets and sells its history, MLB authenticators ensure fans, players, collectors, and the Hall of Fame receive genuine game-used memorabilia.


October 26, 2013
For $175,000 you can own a 1918 baseball signed by Babe Ruth
For the third time, Dave Cingle has put the historic baseball up for sale on eBay. Each time has coincided with the Red Sox reaching the World Series, and Cingle, a longtime fan, thought the time was once again right with Boston playing the St. Louis Cardinals in the fall classic.


October 25, 2013
Bill Mazeroski's Pirates memorabilia stands the test of time
Mazeroski kept his World Series rings, along with some of his gloves and bats. He will donate some of the proceeds, which are expected to reach into the high six figures, to Pirates Charities.


October 25, 2013
2012-13 Panini Flawless Basketball Has Arrived – Is It Worth the Fanfare?
This week marks the release of the most expensive mainstream product ever put out by a league licensed company. Panini Flawless retails at $1,250 a box, but that price is only temporary, as the limited production run will increase box prices significantly.


October 24, 2013
REA’S FIRST FALL AUCTION TALLIES $3.06 MILLION
REA’S FIRST FALL AUCTION TALLIES $3.06 MILLION

If there was any trepidation about breaking from the long standing once-a-year format, it quickly evaporated once the dust began to settle at Robert Edward Auctions early Sunday morning.


October 24, 2013
Want a Free Super Bowl Ring? Go Jump In A River.
Want a Free Super Bowl Ring? Go Jump In A River.

There’s a Ravens Super Bowl XLVII ring at the bottom of Middle River, an offshoot of the Chesapeake Bay.


October 24, 2013
eBay’s New Curated Collections Could Lead to Big Sales for Sports Memorabilia Sellers
In their never-ending quest to become more than just an auction site, eBay has launched a new feature that is both familiar and unique. It’s called Collections – curated boards of related (or not so much) items culled from a variety of eBay sellers. Unlike eBays traditional listings, the photos are big, bold and. . . (we’re all thinking it, so why not say it) Pinterest-like.


October 24, 2013
Ted Kremer gets his own Topps baseball card
Kremer, a former batboy is featured in 2013 Topps Update baseball set released last week. Kremer has Down syndrome, has become a bit of a national sensation after his story first appeared in the Enquirer. Then his story received over 2 million hits on Cincinnati.com, and then was the subject of an E:60 profile on ESPN.


October 24, 2013
Panini previews new Titanium hockey card series
Panini Titanium will be packaged four cards to a pack and five packs to a box. Every pack will include either an autograph or memorabilia card. Other highlights include hobby-exclusive veteran parallel cards (numbered to the player’s jersey number), die-cut Milestone Goal Scorer jersey cards, Metallic Marks Autographs (tiered in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum), and multi-rookie autograph cards.


October 23, 2013
1887 Old Judge poster leads Robert Edward Auctions at $112,500
The poster displays 24 baseball players that appear in the N172 Goodwin & Company Old Judge set - the world's first widely distributed tobacco cards.


October 23, 2013
10 Crazy Prices Paid for Sports Memorabilia
A combination of nostalgia, a growing buyer base, those bidders' increasing expendable income and a little market chicanery is driving prices for the most sought-after items into the millions, with even slightly lesser pieces regularly fetching six figures.


October 23, 2013
Dennis Schrader's "Little Cooperstown" exhibit raises questions about autograph authenticity
Schrader says his collection, now on display at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, has more than 4,000 certificates of authenticity from JSA, PSA/DNA, and other authenticators. But when asked who else authenticated some of his items, Schrader wouldn't say.


October 22, 2013
Mantle Family: Chain of Custody Research Shows Corked Bat Claim False; Memorabilia Authenticator Recants Claim of "Game Used Corked Bat"
The Mantle Family continues to press for an apology from Grey Flannel, an online sports memorabilia marketer, which already has withdrawn the bat from auction. Regrettably, months after Grey Flannel pulled down its web site notices and withdrew the bat, still no apology has been issued.


October 22, 2013
Fan Who Grabbed Historic Boston Home Run Won't Let The Baseball Leave His Sights
He's exchanged phone numbers with Victorino, who says he would like the ball back. Wood also said he'd consider trading the ball for tickets to future Red Sox games.


October 22, 2013
St. Pete museum to show largest collection of signed baseballs
Over 57 years, Dennis Schrader amassed more than 4,600 baseballs signed by baseball stars, American presidents, movie stars, athletes and rock legends. Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest private collection of autographed baseballs in the world, it includes balls signed by Fidel Castro, Elvis Presley, Neil Armstrong and Margaret Thatcher. There are seven balls autographed by Babe Ruth alone and a ball that has the autographs of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart.


October 21, 2013
How Has Group Breaking Changed The Hobby?
Instead of paying an astronomical price for a box of National Treasures Football, or a rent payment for a product like Panini Flawless with the highest box price ever recorded, you can buy a slot for much cheaper on one of these sites.


October 21, 2013
Boy Rare Collector at N.H. Card Show
“It’s different than it used to be,” said Jim Younce, admitted sports card “nerd” and organizer of the Twin State event. “I don’t think it’s as popular with kids as it used to be. A lot of kids are still sports nuts, just in a different way.”


October 20, 2013
In St. Louis, Celebrating a Team Long Gone
In the corridor of a St. Louis-area hotel Sam Cash waited in line for autographs from members of the long-departed major league team known as the Browns.

Most of those attending the St. Louis Browns Historical Society and Fan Club’s annual luncheon that day were, understandably, in their 70s and 80s. Cash, a talented baseball player and Kansas City Royals fan, is 10.


October 20, 2013
A Full-Size Helmet With Your Football Cards? Leaf Delivers
Simple patches from balls, shoes, jerseys and bats isn’t enough. Leaf Trading Cards is thinking bigger, and bigger, to collectors, is better. The ante has been upped: Leaf is packaging full-size replica helmets inside its latest release: 2013 Leaf Autographed Helmet Football.


October 19, 2013
Michael Jordan putting Chicago mansion up for auction
Included in the 56,000 square feet is 15 full bathroom, a cigar room a home studio and a full-length basketball court that's mysteriously painted with Miami Heat colors.


October 19, 2013
Panini’s retail-only monster football boxes contain exclusive Prizm cards
A collector whose limited options to buy cards includes Target and Wal-Mart will get some more exclusives from Panini America.

The card company is putting together a 2013 Panini Football Monster Box with five packs of 2013 Score, two packs of 2013 Prizm Football and three exclusive Prizm inserts from Cornerstones and Building Blocks inserts.


October 18, 2013
Sports memorabilia dealer Steve Jensen reacts to his fraud sentence
The Minnesota dealer who was a target in the FBI’s investigation into fraud in sports memorabila, issued a statement to the collector’s forum Game-Used Universe after he was sentenced to four months of home detention and three years of probation on Wednesday. Jensen pleaded guilty to fraud last year.


October 18, 2013
Cardinals fans take devotion to another level
Dr. Rick Goldberg has been collecting sports memorabilia since he was 11 years old. The orthodontist has four offices in the St. Louis area, and all are decorated with a variety of sports memorabilia. He has items representing football, hockey even a torch from the Olympics.


October 17, 2013
Disgraced sports memorabilia kingpin Bill Mastro shows no remorse after guilty plea
"He has no shame," an attorney and card collector said. "He blames his victims. It is ultimately insane that he goes to court with a priest and asks for leniency and then goes on line and claims he is a victim."


October 17, 2013
Baseball Cards Made Into Stop Motion Animation Are The Coolest Thing
According to deadspin.com, the site is expecting to post a new one everyday, so definitely go check it out and keep going back for some mindless, sentimental baseball fun.


October 17, 2013
’51 Bowman Mantle Soars Past $127K to Lead Mile High Auction
The latest auction results from Mile High Card Co.’s Oct. 10 sale show an unprecedented demand for “the best of the best,” as exceptionally high grade and key rarities performed to nearly unprecedented levels.


October 16, 2013
Oldest College Football Jersey in Existence," From Princeton, Goes Up For Bid
A game-worn Princeton football jersey estimated to have been used sometime between 1895-1900 is up for bid on goldinauctions.com.


October 16, 2013
A Yasiel Puig Card Worth $25,000 to Be Randomly Distributed
The Topps card was pulled by a collector in Texas and was purchased by South Bay Baseball Cards to be included in one of its Super Boxes—a high-end repackage of cards and memorabilia, which is part of a 2013 Rookies and Phenoms 5 set that's on sale for $849.

The card received 13 offers on eBay at a $25,000 price before it was sold offline to the California-based company for the repackage.


October 16, 2013
10 National Chicle Bronko Nagurskis On the Block for Oct. 16 Auction
Wilson Auctioneers is offering all 10, alogn with the other prewar cards – in a sale that ends Wednesday, Oct. 16. Bidding will be conducted through Live Auctioneers starting at 3 p.m. EST.


October 15, 2013
The Joy of Six: sports memorabilia
From Pele's shirt to a $3m baseball, with a quick detour for Donald Bradman's baggy green, our pick of sports collectables.


October 15, 2013
Owning a Piece of America’s Pastime
Hunt Auctions President david Hunt discusses the business of baseball memorabilia. He speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock."


October 15, 2013
Lost and not found: The Gibson ball
No one, in the last 25 years, has come forward with a truly solid story about what happened to the baseball.


October 14, 2013
Youtube video of Steve Wolf's Ebbets Field Model Shows Extraordinary Detail and Features.
This Ebbets Field model is currently being auctioned at Robert Edward Auctions.


October 14, 2013
King of collectibles: Meet Coffee County's purveyor of the past and mayor of memories
A collector's assemblage of memorabilia and one-of-a-kind items ranges from a lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair, dozens of autographed guitars, old gas pumps and Manchester's first (1927) firetruck to movie and television scripts, hundreds of Gene Autry autographs, show bills, movie and concert posters, costumes, toys, and autographed baseballs.


October 13, 2013
Sports Legends Selling Relics? Hey, That Glove Really Is Gold
There comes a time when a sports legend must decide whether to hang on to this championship ring and that game-worn jersey, or to cash in on the memorabilia market, which can fetch stunning sums for rare and historic artifacts.


October 13, 2013
It's Official - PSA Duped or Complicit in Biggest Scam Ever Perpetrated in The Hobby
With this week's admission in Federal court, that Bill Mastro is guilty of defrauding the public by way of his trimming the world's most valuable baseball card, more questions than answers continue to unfold.


October 13, 2013
Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. happy to stop looking at dad’s basketball cards
Tim Hardaway Jr. is used to cameras and cards. His father was one of the best point guards of the 1990s, starring for the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat.


October 12, 2013
Carlos Delgado reportedly questioned on PED use in memorabilia lawsuit
In 2009, Delgado sued Memorabilia dealer Spencer Lader for $767,500 for money owed from a contract.

Lader wanted to know if Delgado used PEDs because any use could damage the value of items Delgado autographed. Lader also had complained that Delgado had signed Alex Rodriguez's bats by accident and used a black marker on a blue Mets cap, saying that the things they got back from Delgado were nearly worthless.


October 12, 2013
The Most Valuable Baseball Card in the World Was Secretly Altered
It turns out that the most valuable baseball card in existence has been living a lie for almost 30 years. The famed T-206 Honus Wagner card, which was once co-owned by Wayne Gretzky and was purchased by Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick for $2.8 million in 2007, was altered by now-disgraced memorabilia dealer Bill Mastro before he sold it in 1987 for $110,000 — more than four times his purchase price two years prior.


October 12, 2013
3-D art cards: A unique item for collectors and a second chance for a dealer
Vincent Patrick calls these baseball cards 3-D cards. He takes two or more cards, cutting meticulously around the player on one card and using the background of another to create a shadowbox-like effect for a unique result.


October 11, 2013
Sports Memorabilia Auctioneer Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud
The auctioneer faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment. While prosecutors have agreed to seek a sentence no longer than 2 1/2 years, the judge isn’t bound by that accord.


October 11, 2013
Panini Gets Down and Dirty in 2013 Playbook
Banking on the fact that collectors are tired of normal jumbo swatches and have moved past normal relic content, Panini chose to create a set around some really dirty jerseys.


October 11, 2013
Lou Gehrig baseball bat now at $90,000 with Goldin Auctions
The bat was used during Gehrig's 1936 and 1937 seasons for the New York Yankees, in which he was at the height of his powers, with Time Magazine then calling him the game's no.1 batsman. It is currently selling for $90,750.


October 10, 2013
NFL auctions pink equipment from October games
The NFL is auctioning pink products. You can find game balls, game-worn jerseys and Sofia Vergara signed memorabilia.

Currently, the highest bid is a Super Bowl 48 ticket package at $10,540. It has no pink in it but 100 percent of the net proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates. It’s a program that increases access to breast cancer screenings.


October 10, 2013
Sports memorabilia: Does it pay to mix nostalgia and investing?
For sports fans, the past can be tangible. But profitability can be harder to grasp.


October 10, 2013
Believe it or not, Ripley's swings for the fences with baseball exhibit
The museum hopes to maintain the gallery as a permanent exhibit to keep all the memorabilia together and pay tribute to its founder and inspiration, who was an avid baseball fan.


October 9, 2013
First look: 2014 Topps Tier One baseball cards
Topps released the basic information and images for 2014 Topps Tier One on Tuesday, and the high-end brand is returning with a bit more in store from this season.Every pack next year will include two autographs, one Relic and every fourth pack will include a bonus Relic when it arrives on May 21.


October 9, 2013
2013 Topps Finest Baseball is Live!
Although there is a great tribute to 1993 Finest, the majority of the main hits fall flat with a boring design, and uninspired use of reprinted insert sets.


October 9, 2013
Limited Time Only: Buy Curt Schilling’s Shop Vacuum
“What a wonderful opportunity, and we are truly pleased to bring you this exceptional estate sale that will knock your Sox off!” writes the Consignworks Inc. website. They’re obviously using Schilling’s celebrity to advertise the sale—and based on the press it has received, the strategy is working. But this isn’t going to be a big boon for sports memorabilia collectors. The site is mostly filled with home furnishings.


October 8, 2013
Tristar Opens New Field of Dreams Store in Las Vegas
“The new store will be one of the premier locations on the Las Vegas Strip for sports and entertainment memorabilia,” said Tristar CEO Jeff Rosenberg. “From $9.99 gift items to $50,000 Babe Ruth baseballs and everything in between, there will be something for all sports and celebrity fans.”


October 8, 2013
‘Holy Grail’ of hockey cards among ultra-rare collection up for auction
What’s being described as the greatest collection of vintage hockey cards ever assembled is set to be sold by a Montreal-area auction house for an expected windfall reaching into the millions of dollars.

And among the hundreds of pre-Second World War rarities being put on the block from Quebec City-area collector Simon Bourque’s award-winning archive of hockey history is a so-called “Holy Grail” of the hobby: a 1923-24 card featuring Bert Corbeau of the Toronto St. Patricks.


October 8, 2013
Babe Ruth signed baseball stars with $40,000 estimate in Musial sale
A signed baseball presented to Stan Musial as a minor leaguer by Babe Ruth is among the lead items in Heritage Auctions' sale of the Stan Musial collection, which will form part of its November 7-9 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction in Dallas.


October 7, 2013
Con Artist Tricks Longtime Sports Memorabilia Collector
A collector in pursuit of rare autographs was confident he could spot a fake, but even he fell victim to a scammer. He was one of 56 victims who paid this creep more than $74,000 for bogus items.


October 7, 2013
Puig leads the hobby
The hottest player on the planet right now is Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers rookie has taken over the hobby since he was called up this summer.

With several baseball products coming out so close together, Puig’s cards have remained hot in the marketplace. His 2013 Topps Chrome, 2013 Bowman Chrome and 2013 Panini Prizm cards are all doing well. Often just base cards of Puig have sold for $10 or more.


October 7, 2013
Scott Smith is all in on Sports Illustrated, with autographs from 95% of the cover subjects
Magazine fanatic has an end game in sight, but needs help in finding several mystery models and getting their signatures.


October 6, 2013
A counterfeiter's dream
Someone listed a huge lot of PSA high-end labels from cracked out slabs on Craigslist. This is a great danger to the hobby!


October 6, 2013
Last of Black Swamp Find Offerings in Heritage’s November Sale
Discovered last year in a dust-filled attic in a small Ohio town, stacks of neat baseball cards – each banded by a short length of twine tied by a print shop employee nearly a century ago – made huge headlines in the hobby. The collection of pristine single-player cards were dubbed the Black Swamp Find, named after the damp landscape on the edge of Defiance, Ohio, where the cards served their 100 years of solitude.


October 6, 2013
Bidding starts on Classic Fall 2013 hockey auction
More than 1,400 lots are listed in the largest Classic Auctions to date, a month-long collector’s bidding war that will run through Nov. 5, 2013. As always, the multi-sport auction is dominated by hockey, from game-worn jerseys and commemorative hardware to autographs and hockey cards.


October 5, 2013
Brandon Steiner to be Presented with Humanitarian of the Year Award
The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research has announced that NBA Basketball Hall of Famer Bernard King will present Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports, with this year’s Humanitarian of the Year Award at the T.J. Martell Foundation New York Honors Gala to be held Oct. 22 at the legendary Cipriani on 42nd Street in New York. Steiner is the founder and CEO of Steiner Sports.


October 5, 2013
Artifacts hockey cards to be released on Tuesday
Each box of Upper Deck Artifacts will include include 10 four-card packs. On average, a box will deliver five serial-numbered subset or parallel cards, one rookie redemption card, one autograph or auto-memorabilia card, and three memorabilia cards (single- or multi-player).


October 5, 2013
Does 2013 Leaf Masterworks Live Up to its Name?
Over the last few years, Leaf has ventured into this territory before, sometimes coming out vastly ahead as they did with Manziel, other times looking like amateurs. This product looks like a winner.


October 4, 2013
Robert Edward Auctions Inaugural Fall Auction Open For Bidding!
Robert Edward Auctions Inaugural Fall Auction Open For Bidding!

REA’s Inaugural Fall Auction is live! Highlighted by the Michael Wachs #1 PSA Registry T205 “Gold Borders” tobacco-card complete set, the auction is comprised exclusively of extremely high-quality cards and memorabilia which are standard at REA.


October 4, 2013
Musial memorabilia on sale through Heritage Auctions
Stan Musial amassed a huge collection of memorabilia throughout and beyond his 22-year career with the Cardinals, and many of those items from the late Hall of Famer now are up for bidding.


October 4, 2013
Topps Power Players Promotion Coming in 2014 Baseball
In 2014 Topps Baseball, collectors will find Power Player Parallels code cards. Collectors then go to the Power Player website and enter the codes in a “digital locker.” Once those codes are entered, some collectors will instantly win an exclusive parallel card; others will instantly win a coin card.


October 4, 2013
Pete Rose gambling checks head to auction
"There is no doubt of the historical significance behind these checks," said Ken Goldin, president of New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions, which is bringing the checks to the marketplace for the first time. "Pete is one of the greatest players of all time and certainly one of the most intriguing."


October 3, 2013
Santo family to receive memorabilia tossed out by Cubs
The Ron Santo memorabilia the Cubs mistakenly tossed into a dumpster Monday was fished out by bartenders at Murphy’s Bleachers bar and will be given to the Santo family.


October 3, 2013
Excellent Selection of Vintage Photos in Oct. 5 RMY Auction
It’s one of those “yard sale shopper discovers famous painting” type stories, only this one deals with famous and rarely seen images of the some of the most famous athletes and celebrities in the world.


October 3, 2013
Art and autographs combined in 2013 Leaf Masterworks
Leaf has added art cards and autographs in several products over the last year. Now, it has put it all together for one set – 2013 Leaf Masterworks. Leaf Masterworks contains three art cards with an autograph of the featured athlete. Since these are all custom created, every card is considered 1-of-1.


October 2, 2013
Cubs sorry for tossing Santo card, other memorabilia
The Cubs began some postseason cleaning of Wrigley Field, setting up a Dumpster near the players’ parking lot on the northwest side of the ballpark.

Among the items tossed were banners of Cubs players that had hung in the concourse and a giant card from the 2011 Cubs Convention signed by fans with their memories of Santo, who died of bladder cancer in November 2010.


October 2, 2013
Marlins mess up collectible ticket
The team announced that it would be selling 9,100 unsold tickets for its season finale on Sept. 29, 2013, when Henderson Alvarez threw a walk-off no-hitter at Marlins Park. Not entirely unheard of, the commemorative ticket sale made some sense — until the team put the wrong date on the $15 collectibles.


October 2, 2013
McFarlane Toys and WWE team up for high-end statue line
World Wrestling Entertainment and McFarlane Toys are now tag-team partners.

The companies are joining forces for a new line of high-end statues that will launch in December with the longest-running star in the company, The Undertaker, being the first subject in the WWE ICON series.


October 1, 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.


October 1, 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.


October 1, 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.


 

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