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October 31, 2014
Villanova 1985 Championship ring put up for auction by Gary McLain
According to Goldin Auctions, former Villanova Wildcat Gary McLain has his 1985 Championship 14k gold ring up for auction. The minimum asking bid was $3,000, but the current bid is at $6,500.

October 31, 2014
5 things you don't know about those Beckett sports card magazines
There's more to the legacy of Beckett price guides than than the staple-bound 80-page books my friends and I would hoard month after month.

October 31, 2014
‘Pawn Stars’ Experts Trade Fame For Treasure In Lieu Of Paychecks
They are the Pawn Stars co-stars, the experts who help separate the genuine from the fake, the treasure from the trash. Without them, History’s Pawn Stars would be Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, only with more guns.

They work without a script, and they’re not paid a dime, but being on the show has boosted their businesses and made them brand names in the appraiser field.

October 30, 2014
Replica championship rings drawing big cash on eBay
Replica rings given to each ticketed fan in attendance have gone for as much as $299 on the online auction site — a considerable markup for an item worth about $30.

13 had been sold as of 10 p.m. Wednesday, all for at least $175. There were another 47 active listings, with a high bid of $255.

October 30, 2014
Chet Walker’s 1967 NBA Championship Ring On the Block
The size-13.5, 14-carat gold ring features a diamond set in the center of a red semi-precious stone with “Philadelphia World Champions” inscribed on the rim surrounding the stone. To the left of center is the team logo ”76” and Walker’s name. Opposite is the NBA logo and the year 1967, with the record of ”Won 68 Lost 13”.

Last year, Nate D. Sanders auctioned off Walker’s Hall of Fame Ring and Trophy for $49,555 and $40,953.

October 30, 2014
Madison Bumgarner arrives in full
If there were any questions about who was The Star of this year’s World Series, this guy answered it Wednesday night.

He’s been a steady signer for card companies since his cardboard debut back in 2007. He’s appeared on 1,427 different cards in the Beckett.com database with a total value of more than $13,400 excluding rarities — for now. Of those cards, he has 324 certified autographs and 253 memorabilia cards. Interestingly, 76.5 percent of all Bumgarner cards are serial-numbered (1,093 cards) — a relatively high number.

October 29, 2014
Starr-Collecting: The Lasting Legacy of Bart Starr
For the avid football memorabilia hunter, a Starr collection can be sprawling, colorful and amazing, considering the wide range of cards, memorabilia, photographs, autographs, figures, programs, magazines and more.

October 29, 2014
Five Reasons to Love and Hate 2014 Flawless Football
With the pending release of Flawless Football, there are different feelings of sentiment surrounding the product given its history. There are reasons why it deserves the hype it's getting.

In basketball, it made an indelible mark with the highest price tag for a licensed product. In football, it's doing the same thing.

October 29, 2014
LeBron James' Heat jersey comes to Heritage Auctions
The 2012-2013 jersey is one of the finest from the NBA star to have come to auction, and one of the most important. It is expected to see top bids in the November 6-8 Sports Catalog Auction in Dallas.

October 28, 2014
Fan's Man Cave Features Royals Scoreboard Replica
What do you do when you can't go to a stadium to watch your favorite team? You bring the stadium experience home.

One Kansas City Royals fan built a man cave in his basement, but it's his TV that's getting his favorite team talking.

October 28, 2014
Bud Selig, Yankees, Mets to donate replicas of items stolen from Yogi Berra Museum
Burglars stole two MVP plaques, five World Series rings and 10 replacement rings - valued at $2 million on the open market - on Oct. 7. New items will also be donated to the exisiting collection, according to the museum.

October 28, 2014
50 years of NFL history come to The Henry Ford museum
Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame” is on tour with artifacts from the Canton, Ohio, destination, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The 6,000-square-foot exhibit includes everything from the dramatic Vince Lombardi Trophy and the heavy curtains of an authentic interactive instant replay booth to the weathered leather on Knute Rockne’s 1919 Massillon Tigers helmet.

October 27, 2014
Collect call: 2014 Topps Update baseball
Topps winds up production of its flagship baseball product with its 2014 Update set, and it’s a nice finish. Sharp photography, All-Star memories and traded players in new uniforms make for a satisfying product.

There are 330 cards to the base set, along with short-printed variations. A hobby box contains 36 packs, with 10 cards to a pack. That’s always good news for set builders.

October 26, 2014
Miracle on Ice jersey to exceed $100,000 at Heritage Auctions?
Harrington played right wing during the legendary game, which pitted an outgunned US against the might of the Soviet national team.

Last year Heritage set a record for an Olympic uniform when it sold captain Mike Eruzione's jersey in New York for $657,250.

October 26, 2014
Panini readies Derek Jeter buyback autographs
Jeter hasn’t had any new certified autographs in any meaningful kind of volume since 2010 when Upper Deck bowed out of the MLB card market after losing its MLB Properties license and settling a trademark infringement lawsuit. (The company did release Jeter autographs in 2012 SP Signature Edition but those did not show him on the actual cards.)

October 25, 2014
World Series fan causes debate with Marlins jersey
Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was Miami Marlins super fan Laurence Leavy and his orange Marlins jersey in the front row behind home plate.

Leavy said "I have a Marlins car and the largest collection of Marlins memorabilia probably in the United States."

October 25, 2014
Fall Classics: Topps’ 1960s World Series Cards
The most enduring innovation in baseball card collecting during the 1960s was the introduction of World Series cards. Appearing for the first time in the 1960 Topps set, these cards were included in every Topps regular-issue set during the decade, other than in 1966.

World Series cards served as a complement to the popular multi-player cards and the array of hard-to-find high-numbers, which helped to characterize the decade in collecting.

October 25, 2014
Upper Deck issues statement on CLC status
Upper Deck‘s exclusive card license with the Collegiate Licensing Company that began in 2010 will remain in place into next year, the company said in a statement Friday — a response to the news that Panini America had signed a trading card agreement with three major universities.

October 24, 2014
Delightfully Awkward Studio Action Shots of Players, Used on Early Baseball Cards
The great historical photo blog The Passion of Former Days recently featured a batch of proto-baseball cards from the late nineteenth century. These studio portraits, taken in Boston and Philadelphia, were sold as small cabinet cards that advertised the photographers' businesses, as well as being reprinted on cigarette cards that were packaged as collectibles along with tobacco in the 1880s and 1890s.

Some of the studio’s portraits were repurposed by cigarette manufacturers on cigarette cards.

October 24, 2014
Panini America Agrees To Terms For Exclusive Rights To Trading Cards With Three Major Universities
Panini announced today that it has agreed to terms with the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky and the University of Miami that will allow the company to use each university's marks in its trading card products on an exclusive basis.

The new agreements will take effect with the release of Panini America's 2015 NFL/NFLPA trading card products, 2014-15 NBA and 2015 MLBPA products launching in spring of 2015.

October 24, 2014
Operation Bullpen Endures, Public Fascination Continues
In Hollywood, a movie is said to have “legs” if it opens strong and keeps selling tickets and drawing audiences long after its premiere.

In the world of memorabilia, Operation Bullpen, the most notorious autograph forgery scheme in American history, clearly has legs of its own.

October 23, 2014
REA Baseball Auction Hits $4 Million, Sets Countless Records
REA Baseball Auction Hits $4 Million, Sets Countless Records

Babe Ruth Rookie Sells for $84,000; Rare McKinley Card Hammers Down At $96,000, Setting Non-Sport Card Record!

October 23, 2014
Widow Learns Old Football Jerseys in Garage Now Worth $500,000+
Old football jerseys stored untouched in plastic bins since her husband died 20 years ago now are worth at least a half-million dollars. Sports memorabilia experts at Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) in Dallas, Texas describe it as one of the most significant collections of college and professional Hall of Fame players' jerseys ever reported.

October 23, 2014
Olympic hero Rulon Gardner mementos up for auction
Among the items are dozens of medals the Greco-Roman wrestler won during his career, countless knives and watches and autographed jerseys from fellow sports stars such as Karl Malone and John Elway — whom he hobnobbed with after shocking the world and defeating Russian Alexander Karelin for gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

The auction of some of Gardner's most treasured items will seek to pay off debt in a $3.9 million bankruptcy case.

October 22, 2014
2014 Topps Stadium Club baseball
Topps Stadium Club was a big hit when it made its debut in 1991 as a 600-card set that contained two series of 300 cards apiece. Topps made use of full-bleed photography and high gloss to produce one of the nicer sets of the 1990s.

The product ran through the 2003 season and took a five-year hiatus before re-emerging in 2008. And now, after another six-year stint on the sidelines, Stadium Club returns in 2014.

October 22, 2014
First Look: 2014-15 Panini Prestige Basketball
A change for a long-standing trading card product can occasionally be a good thing and in the case of 2014-15 Panini Prestige Basketball, the move to becoming a retail exclusive could prove to be a smart move – especially with a variety of methods for purchasing them at Target locations.

The 10-pack Prestige Plus boxes add a new dimension to the product as all of the cards were printed on a metallized stock. There is also the added bonus of three autograph or memorabilia hits and 10 inserts or parallels. The rookie chase is also altered a bit here as there are 10 expected in each box, but one of them will be a parallel version that is numbered to 199 copies or less.

October 21, 2014
Upper Deck Strengthens Basketball Lineup by Inking Exclusive Deal with Euroleague Basketball
The new deal allows Upper Deck to create trading cards of the Euroleague's young stars and established players. The new Euroleague cards will appear in all Upper Deck basketball releases beginning in 2015 and will include various player autographs and game-used memorabilia.

October 21, 2014
Five Affordable Vintage Autographs Of All-Time Baseball Greats
Even a darkly toned baseball signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig can sell for the price of a decent car, $22,000. But don’t give up. One of the best parts of the sports collectible hobby is that there are amazing artifacts priced for every budget.

October 21, 2014
Bill ‘Moose’ Skowron Collection, Including Rings, On the Block in November
A total of 75 lots will be featured covering everything from his multiple World Series rings to game-used bats used for personal milestones (i.e., 1,500 career hit and his 200th career home run) to team-signed New York Yankees baseballs from the 1950s.

Skowron also had an impressive collection of personalized memorabilia he received from longtime teammate Mickey Mantle, as well an assortment of single-signed “500 Home Run Club” baseballs from sluggers including Hank Aaron, Harmon Killebrew, Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson and Mantle.

October 20, 2014
The Only Sure Bets in the NFL Today
When you are looking to get into cards, the first thing that always comes up is investments. I know a lot of people out there, still view cards as a worthwhile venture to place a marker, regardless of what the trends say. Although I dont believe that cards are worth staying into for the money, there are a few players that I think are a safe bet. The only issue is that many of them are near the ceiling of their potential.

October 19, 2014
First Look: 2014-15 Panini Prizm Basketball
Scheduled to arrive in stores on December 3, 2014-15 Panini Prizm has garnered a reputation for being a strong product and this year looks to carry on that tradition. With a new configuration that sees one hit per pack and the added challenge of shortprinted base cards, there should be something to satisfy most basketball card fans.

One of the things that Prizm has built its reputation on is the wide array of parallel cards that can be found in packs. Each box is expected to yield a whopping 14 of them and three of those will feature serial-numbering. Exclusive to hobby packs will be the Purple Die-Cut (numbered to 139), Blue (numbered to 99), Red (numbered to 49) and Gold (numbered to 10) parallels along with the highly sought-after Black versions that are one-of-ones.

October 18, 2014
First Pebble Beach golf trophy found after 91 years
Historian Neal Hotelling had been searching for years for a mysterious, long-lost talisman inexorably linked to the world famous golf links.

The sterling silver and gold-plated trophy commemorated the winner of the links' first tournament — the Pebble Beach Gold Vase Championships — inaugurated with the golf links' official opening in 1919.

October 18, 2014
Gehrig Paycheck Cashes In for $22,600 at Philip Weiss Auctions
A paycheck from 1930 issued to New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig, endorsed on the back by him (“Henry Louis Gehrig”) and signed on the front by team officials Jacob Ruppert and George Barrow, sold for $22,600 at an auction packed with nearly 700 lots of sports memorabilia, comics, comic art and animation held Sept. 30 by Philip Weiss Auctions.

October 17, 2014
Memorabilia company has more than 2,000 Jameis Winston autographs
NFL scouts interested in Jameis Winston may not have much more college film to study.According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, James Spence Authentication has more than 2,000 authentic items signed by the Florida State quarterback on its website.

October 17, 2014
Topps Signs Exclusive Deal With Angels’ Mike Trout
With this exclusive deal, Trout’s autographed trading cards will only be able to be found in Topps products. Trout will also continue be the face of the dynamic Topps BUNT mobile sports app for iOs and Android in 2015.

October 17, 2014
Elemetal combines classics with silver
A new player in the sports collectables field has recruited a baseball legend.

It’s Hall of Famer Honus Wagner and the company is Elemetal. The product is a one troy ounce .999 pure OPM silver bar combined with a rendition of the famed T206 tobacco baseball card — all encased in a tamper-proof case.

October 16, 2014
A’s Auctioning Off Game-Used Memorabilia From Wild-Card Game They Lost
Athletics fans probably want to forget this year’s A.L. wild-card game against the Royals, but Major League Baseball apparently doesn’t think so.

The league is auctioning off game-used memorabilia from the postseason matchup, including jerseys, hats and helmets.

October 16, 2014
John Kindler Heisman and Pro Football Game-Used Jersey Collection Headlines Heritage Sale
“The presentation of The John Kindler Collection represents the most significant single-owner assembly of gridiron garments ever presented at auction,” said Chris Ivy, director of Sports Collectibles Auctions at Heritage.

“This first installment, anchored by dozens of Heisman Trophy winners and Pro Football Hall of Famers, recalls the dawning era of the game-used jersey hobby when a few intrepid souls operated within a network of equipment managers, coaches and players themselves to attain that next battle-scarred garment.”

October 16, 2014
First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck SPx Hockey
This year, the new class of prospects will be appearing on Light FX Precious Metal Gems-style cards and the 60-card subset is tiered to ensure long-term interest. There will be 18 Top Prospects autos that are numbered to 249 and the remainder are Auto Jersey cards which have 30 players limited to 499 copies while the other 12 will be limited to just 249. To top it all off, there will be Blue (numbered to 50) and Green (limited to 10) parallels that will include some inscriptions.

October 15, 2014
Part 2: Baseball Cards – Trying to Collect It All
There are at least 110,000 cards described in the Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards. In this final part of the article, we will look at what is left to collect after you knock off 30,000 cards in easy sets like Topps, Bowman, Goudey and the T206s – just kidding about the easy part.

October 15, 2014
What are the Coolest 2014 Card Sets Released So Far?
Most of the time, I will not buy a card unless I think it is really cool looking. I have a lot of pet peeves that will prevent me from buying a card, but for the most part, the cool factor is a subjective look at what I would like to display on my shelf. Here are some of the coolest card sets of the year so far.

October 15, 2014
Spurs to give away commemorative championship rings to fans opening night
Prior to the game, the defending NBA Champions will unveil their fifth championship banner and Spurs players and coaches will receive their NBA Championship rings. The pre-game ceremonies will start at approximately 6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the pre-game festivities and doors to the AT&T Center will open at 5 p.m. on opening night to accommodate the earlier start time.

October 14, 2014
Florida State Investigating Jameis Winston Autographs For Company Linked To Todd Gurley
Is Florida State Seminoles quarterback and reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston about to hit with a similar suspension as Georgia’s Todd Gurley for taking money for signing autographs for a sports memorabilia broker?

October 14, 2014
Lost among the cards
Tom Killian's not just a card collector anymore. Instead, Killian is organizing what’s left of his long-passed hobby to donate to children’s hospitals. He’s been doing this for about a decade now, having made more than two dozen donations in total to nearly 10 hospitals across the country.

October 14, 2014
Goudey Lajoie, Tip Top Wagner and E93 Set Among Treasures at LOTG Auction
Love of the Game Auctions current sale is live, the company’s first auction to feature a printed catalog.

The auction closing date is Nov. 1. The sale features sports and non-sports cards and memorabilia from the late 19th century to the present, highlighted by a rare and valuable 1933 Goudey Nap Lajoie, graded EX/NM+ 82 by SGC. The card, once owned by noted collector Charles Conlon, is one of the finest examples of the Goudey rarity in the hobby.

October 13, 2014
2014 QB Class Still Looking to Get Their Footing With Collectors
When we came into the 2014 season, there were a number of top QB prospects that everyone was quite excited about. Aside from the top guy in Manziel, there was potential in a few other players that would potentially get a shot to be the best in the class. So far, none of them have really had the success we expected, and Manziel is going to be on the bench for the foreseeable future.

October 12, 2014
New Origins Likely Found for 1888 ‘Scrapps Tobacco’ Die-Cuts
In the last two years, some of these die-cuts have come in attached condition, rather than loose, providing a glimpse as to how they were distributed, but offering little in the way of origin information. The first find of a large stash of them came from Memory Lane.

October 12, 2014
First Look: 2014 Limited Football
Limited returns with its familiar high-end look. The design is clean and this year’s release looks to have plenty of foil accents to make it pop. The Rookie Phenoms cards are always a big draw for Limited. These will be numbered to 299 or less and feature an oversized patch and autograph. Judging from the preview renderings, the autographs will be on stickers.

Limited Trios Autographs has three players with three swatches and three autographs. The product also will have quad jersey autographs. Star Factor has three memorabilia swatches along with an autograph of the featured player. Game Day Materials is a unique concept featuring players with swatches of a jersey worn during a specific game that is highlighted on the card. Many of the cards in these inserts have 1-of-1 tag versions.

October 11, 2014
1986 Fleer Michael Jordan card valued at $80,000+
Heritage Auctions will host the auction debut of the 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie trading card - "the most desirable and valuable trading card printed in the last half century".

October 11, 2014
Bill Riddell Collection Offered by SCP Auctions
He passed away on Aug. 26, 2014, at the age of 58 following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Bill was an avid sports memorabilia collector and one of the industry’s earliest authorities on vintage and game used baseball bats.

October 11, 2014
First look: 2015 Topps Opening Day baseball cards
Each 36-pack box of the product will include a selection of cards from the 200-card base set with 75 of those being players who won’t arrive until Series 2 in the Topps flagship baseball set. Each of the base cards will have an Opening Day parallel limited to only 2,015 copies, 1/1 printing plates and — new this year — a 1/1 Opening Day Edition parallel, too.

October 10, 2014
Yogi Berra World Series rings, MVP plaques stolen
The break-in occurred Wednesday morning at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center. Montclair State University Police Chief Paul Cell detailed the missing items Thursday.

October 10, 2014
Own It Now Sale Headlined by Jeter All-Star Game Home Run Bat
Memory Lane’s new I Own it Now catalog sale is highlighted by a signed and inscribed bat used by Derek Jeter to hit his only home run in All-Star Game competition.

The familiar black P72 model is signed and inscribed in silver ink by the newly retired Yankees star. He used it to hit a homer for the victorious American League in July 2001 at Safeco Field in Seattle.

October 10, 2014
First Look: 2013-14 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball
Expected on store shelves in early November, 2013-14 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball is a bonafide high-end release that offers up a solid mix of autographs and memorabilia along with plenty of innovation that is sure to make some waves.

October 9, 2014
'Professional' Robbers Steal Memorabilia from Yogi Berra Museum in New Jersey
It’s unclear what is missing from the museum, as authorities are still attempting to get a hard list of the stolen articles. In the New York Daily News article, a source claims the thieves targeted “specific” and “valuable” pieces.

Berra’s museum boasted all 10 of the New York Yankees catcher’s World Series rings. Other “priceless” mementos on display in the stadium are Berra’s two MVP awards and several broken bats swung by the likes of Willie Mays, Stan Musial and other pros.

October 9, 2014
A Tale Of Two Activities: How To Beat The Hobby Loss Rules
A taxpayer had a day job as a quality insurance engineer, earning over six-figures in 2001, 2002 and 2003. During those years, the taxpayer also generated large net losses ranging from $$97,000 to $143,000 from a sports memorabilia activity that he conducted and reported on Schedule C.

As you’ve probably realized by now, this didn’t end well because, well…Day Job Income - Large Schedule C Losses + Recreational Nature of Second Activity = IRS “Hobby Loss” Audit.

October 9, 2014
Unique Memorabilia Cards Racking Up Big Prices
Give credit to Panini – they definitely have cornered the market on Jumbo patch cards. Not only jumbo patch cards, but ones with pretty unique pieces of memorabilia in them. So much so that collectors are latching on and with a recent preview from Exquisite BKB, UD is too.

October 8, 2014
Babe Ruth's first Yankees contract starts at $300,000
The contract is one of the most desirable of all Babe Ruth collectibles, which is the sports memorabilia sector's biggest market - a testament to his superlative career.

The contract is dated 1922, three years after Ruth moved to the Yankees. Upon his 1919 move from the Boston Red Sox, his existing 1918 contract was simply transferred to the Yankees, making this the first official contract with the New York team. There is just one copy of the 1918 contract known to exist. It sold at Sotheby's in 2005 for $996,000.

October 8, 2014
Collect call: 2014 Bowman Chrome baseball
As usual, a hobby box contains 18 packs, with four cards to a pack. And for the first time, Topps is promising two autographs per hobby box. They remain as on-card signatures, and that’s a plus. What’s also new are some different-looking inserts, which spices up the product somewhat.

The base set contains 220 cards, split up into 170 veterans and 50 prospects and rookies. The design remains consistent, with sharp player photography balanced off by soft focus backgrounds.

October 8, 2014
First Look: 2014 Panini Classics baseball cards
Panini America announced its return on Tuesday with 2014 Panini Classics, the latest edition of the brand that was a Donruss/Playoff staple from 2001 to 2005. It returns as a product with 24 packs per hobby box with two autographs, two memorabilia cards and plenty more inside. It will use the familiar mini box format from the brand’s past with one auto and one mem per box.

October 7, 2014
1924 World Series film found in Massachusetts garage
Film cans of the Washington Senators winning the 1924 World Series have been discovered in the rafters of an old garage, following the routine check of a Massachusetts estate.

The eight cans of film show the team in its only World Series win, after finishing the American League two games ahead of Babe Ruth and his New York Yankees. It is the only such footage know to exist, exciting collectors around the world.

October 7, 2014
Baseball’s postseason teams get concert treatment in latest Topps Wall Art offering
The latest line of posters is the Topps Concert Poster series, which emulate the colorful but simple concert posters and fliers of the past. They highlight eight postseason teams with two versions of poster per team — one with familiar team colors and one with a tri-color design.

October 6, 2014
9 great pieces of modern New York Yankees memorabilia
Paul Fraser, founder of Paul Fraser Collectibles, commented: "While memorabilia from the murderer's row era regularly hits the headlines, we hear much less about modern Yankees memorabilia.

"But that's not to say that major sums aren't changing hands. Legends are being made in stadiums across America. As always, investing in high quality collectibles now could well pay off in the future."

October 6, 2014
Topps Expands Archives Collection and Digital Offerings for 2014 MLB Postseason
The new The Topps Company, Inc. "Series 2 collection" will feature the 1975 Boston Red Sox, 1980 Philadelphia Phillies, 1982 St. Louis Cardinals and the1987 Minnesota Twins in addition to the previously released 1974 Oakland A's, 1977 New York Yankees, 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, 1984 Detroit Tigers, 1984 Chicago Cubs, 1986 New York Mets, and the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers squads.

October 6, 2014
Baseball Cards: You Can’t Collect Everything, Right?
Jefferson Burdick (1900-63), the Father of Card Collecting, strongly encouraged collectors not to limit themselves and to remain open to expanding their interests. As a card collector, it was easier for Burdick to take that position since he gave that advice around 1950 when there weren’t eight ba-jillion cards that could be collected.

October 4, 2014
New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers Game-Used Dirt Is Worth Its Weight In Gold
The NY Daily News ridiculed him as “Jeter’s designated memorabilia schlepper.” However, no one is holding a gun to your head; and if owning a little piece of their idol gives hero-worshippers pleasure, they should go for it.

On top of that, in a hobby filled forgeries peddled by unreputable dealers, Steiner’s transparent chain of custody from the stars to collectors is above reproach.

October 4, 2014
Exhibit Celebrates the Champion 1964 Cleveland Browns
Just as the 2014 NFL season began, Cleveland’s Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) opened an exhibit celebrating the half-century anniversary of the victory, the most recent professional sports team crown for the city, with “1964: When Browns Town was Title Town.”

October 4, 2014
First Look: 2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Basketball
With each five-card pack containing one parallel card along with either an autograph or memorabilia card, Totally Certified cuts right to the chase and offers up a lot that will be of interest to player collectors. Boxes will contain four packs and there is an average of one autograph per box while the rest of the packs are set to contain memorabilia cards.

October 3, 2014
Most Ridiculous Sports Memorabilia on eBay
While there have been once-in-a-lifetime items like historic baseballs or signed basketball shoes, not everything has great value.

Need proof? Just look at some of these most ridiculous sports items that are on eBay.

October 3, 2014
Topps Releases The Ultimate Baseball Throwback
Topps has launched one of their hottest limited edition items – the 1977 Yankees Archives Collection Box, Series 2. This badboy, which reflects the best memories of the 1977 Yankees, includes all kinds of collectable swag, including a Reggie Jackson T-shirt, a World Series Champions pennant, a wax poster set, team patches, buttons and more!

October 3, 2014
Meet One Of The Vikings’ Most Rabid Fans!
Diggz’ passion for the purple is all around. From floor to ceiling, his St. Paul home is all Vikings colors and memorabilia: photos, flags, banners and shoes.

October 2, 2014
MLB's Authentication program leaves its mark on memorabilia
MLB founded its authentication program in 2001 in response to an FBI investigation, called "Operation Bullpen," that revealed 75 percent of all autographed merchandise on the market was forged.

October 2, 2014
1916 Sporting News M101-4 Complete Set Unearthed, Hitting Goldin Auctions Sale
There is nothing more exciting in the sports collectibles industry than a new find that comes to auction for the first time.

In the upcoming Goldin Auctions October Legends Auction, collectors will have the opportunity to bid for the first time on a 1916 Sporting News M101-4 complete set of 200 cards that was uncovered in the Midwest.

October 2, 2014
First Look: 2015 Topps Museum Collection baseball
The company revealed the first looks and the basics for 2015 Topps Museum Collection on Wednesday, a hit-based product with one autographed or Relic in every pack of every four-pack box that arrives on April 1.

The base set will consist of 100 cards with four parallels apiece with Red 1/1s, Blues /99, Greens /199 and Copper cards. According to the company, no cards in the product will be numbered to more than 399 copies. Also to be found one per box will be Canvas Collection Originals, one-of-a-kind sketch cards, while their reprints will be found one per box as in previous years.

October 1, 2014
Mike Schmidt is auctioning off his Gold Glove, Sultan of Swat Awards
Phillies legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is selling his 1984 Gold Glove Award, 1976 Babe Ruth Sultan of Swat Award, 1986 Mel Ott Memorial Award Presented to and Personally Owned by Schmidt, 400th Home Run Game Used Bat along with his Philadelphia Phillies All-Time RBI Record Breaking Ball from Personal Collection.

The items are being auctioned off via the auction house GoldinAuctions.com along with several other pieces of legendary baseball memorabilia.

October 1, 2014
Vintage baseball card scammer sentenced to nearly 3 years in federal prison; Brecksville brother gets probation
According to an indictment, baseball card collectors paid more than $60,000 for rare Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle cards, but the Norris brothers failed to deliver and pocketed the money.

October 1, 2014
Card Gallery: 2014 Topps Stadium Club baseball
With a new configuration of three mini boxes per overall box and six packs inside similar to Finest, Stadium Club will deliver the hits with an autograph in every single mini. It’s the first Stadium Club set since 2008, a high-end release back then. It did not return in 2009.

September 30, 2014
Sam Snead's 1942 PGA Championship trophy achieves $143,500
Two more of his PGA trophies (from 1949 and 1951) previously sold for $101,575 and $119,500, respectively, at Heritage.

A set of golf clubs belonging to US president Dwight D Eisenhower also sold well, achieving $41,825.

September 30, 2014
First look: 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards
The base set will consist of 300 cards capped by 50 short-prints found one in every four packs. There will be 50 image variations for collectors to chase as well. There will be three types of partial-parallel sets for collectors to chase for 100 cards — Paper Framed cards, 1/1 Black Paper Framed cards and 1/1 printing plates.

Mini parallels will return once again with one found in every pack and short-printed minis found one per box. There will be five parallels for minis — Silver, Red, Black (/5) and 1/1 Graphite and printing plates. In the box-topper boxes, there will be 100 mini variations to be found — only in those boxes.

September 29, 2014
Panini America Takes Pre-Ink Peek at 2014 Crown Royale Football
Now entering their fifth season as a must-have inclusion in Crown Royale, the new-look Silhouettes and Rookie Silhouettes look a lot like the old ones — and that’s a good thing.

September 29, 2014
Will Redemption Issues Kill Topps Prime?
Topps Prime should have never been released with THIS many redemptions. There are an absolute ton. There are a lot of really cool cards that may be overlooked due to this problem.

September 29, 2014
New Fleer Ultra Hockey Release Features Surprise Parallel Cards
Sometimes a redemption card can be a bit of a disappointment for a collector. After pulling one from a pack, there is often a wait associated with it and what is ultimately received might not live up to expectations.

In the case of the redemption cards for Ultra Violet parallels coming out of 2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey packs from Upper Deck, the cards collectors will receive will certainly be worth the temporary inconvenience. These flashy pieces of cardboard are limited to one copy each and are going to be highly coveted by player collectors.

September 27, 2014
Derek Jeter to decide fate for $50,000 baseball he hit for single to win his final game
The ball, already authenticated by Major League Baseball, was delivered Thursday night to the Yankees after Jeter ripped a ninth-inning base hit in the last Yankee Stadium at-bat of his 20-year career.

Now the future Hall of Famer can determine if the ball will go to Cooperstown, the auction block or his personal collection.

September 27, 2014
Upper Deck Looking for the Best Man Caves, Offering Prizes
With the new football season underway, golf’s FedExCup Playoffs, the prestigious Ryder Cup coming, baseball playoffs and NHL and basketball seasons getting ready to begin, there is no better time for the most elite of sports fans to spruce up their beloved man caves. And Upper Deck wants to help.

September 27, 2014
Derek Jeter memorabilia: Game-used balls, bases from last home game to go on sale this weekend
"We're going to wait and see what game used we have from Derek, not only from this game but from the homestand," Steiner said. "Some of these bases are special-edition bases. We'll have a whole bunch of stuff going online over the weekend actually."

Steiner estimated that his company will add between 100 to 200 Jeter items by Monday, in addition to the stock of 650-plus items currently for sale. Jeter has worked with Steiner for the last 20 years and is an exclusive athlete for Steiner Sports.

September 26, 2014
The top 5 Ryder Cup collectibles ever sold
It's no surprise that one of the fiercest sporting rivalries should produce fiercely contested memorabilia. Ahead of the opening shot at Gleneagles on Friday, here's five of the finest pieces of Ryder Cup memorabilia ever sold.

September 26, 2014
Impressive Game-Used Jerseys Slated for Fall Sale
SCP Auctions will offer the Part 2 of the Delbert Mickel Collection in a sale that runs Nov. 19-Dec. 6.

Mickel was a curator of one of the finest collections of game-worn baseball jerseys in the world. Driven by his unbridled love for the game itself, Delbert’s interest in acquiring the finest quality baseball jerseys from some of the game’s greatest legends, preceded the evolution of the modern, large-scale memorabilia market by decades.

September 26, 2014
The Journey of Derek Jeter — A year-by-year look at The Captain’s career on cardboard
We’ve known Derek Jeter on cardboard far longer than just his last 20 seasons as a big-leaguer — all spent at shortstop for the New York Yankees. While he made his Bronx debut back in 1995, his debut on cardboard came with 20 draft picks and minor league cards from various card companies way back in 1992.

September 25, 2014
Deacon Jones Auction Stage 2 - Bigger, Better, Badder!
Rare and one-of-a-kind pieces of sports history from the private collection of the Secretary of Defense!

September 25, 2014
Empty champagne bottles from Pirates celebration will soon be up for sale as memorabilia
The empty bottles — and the corks — were authenticated by Major League Baseball and will be sold as collector’s items within the next week, team spokesman Brian Warecki said.

The Pirates did the same thing last season, joining a number of MLB teams that started selling alcoholic artifacts in 2006, the first year that the league authenticated the memorabilia.

September 25, 2014
Autographed baseball from Yankees captain Derek Jeter’s youth goes up for auction
Jeter was just 8 years old when he and nine teammates signed the ball back in 1982 and presented it to their Little League coach, Donald Marshall, after he had guided his team to an undefeated season.

September 24, 2014
Derek Jeter's used game socks are for sale -- just $409.99 each
A game-used Jeter wrist band will run you $609.99. A single batting glove costs as much as $859.99. A spring training baseball cap is $2,150. And just in time for Halloween, a jersey and pants complete with a dirt stain is $25,000.

These items and plenty more can be found for sale on the Steiner Sports memorabilia website.


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