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November 30, 2011
Pete Rose sells copies of his baseball walking papers.   For $500, you can own copies of the documents that formalized Pete Rose’s banishment from Major League Baseball. Baseball’s all-time leader in hits has begun selling notarized copies of his walking papers at Antiquities inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and on his website.

November 30, 2011
Ken Griffey, Jr. Autograph Cards Will Be In 2012 Topps Baseball Releases.   First Topps announced they got the “Say Hey Kid.” Now they’ve got “The Kid.” Just added to the line-up of autograph signers for 2012 Topps Baseball cards is future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr. This will be the first time ever that “Junior” will autograph cards for Topps. Griffey's first autograph will appear in 2012 Topps Tribute and 2012 Gypsy Queen.


November 30, 2011
Michael Jordan Continues to Command Cash.   The latest example of Jordan’s power was seen Sunday on eBay of all places where a 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Autograph card — one of just 23 in existence — sold for five figures after 44 bids. The final ending price? A mere $30,123.23.


November 29, 2011
Feds Seize 150 Websites Selling Counterfeit Goods.   Many of the sites that were seized mainly sold counterfeit merchandise including sports memorabilia, DVDs, shoes, handbags, sunglasses, and golf equipment.


November 29, 2011
U.S. Marshals to Hold Two Day National Jewelry Auction.   The two day auction is December 2nd & 3rd, with over 750 lots of jewelry, diamonds, watches, collectible coins, bullion and sports memorabilia, live in Austin, TX and simulcast on the Web at www.txauction.com Friday and Saturday.


November 29, 2011
Panini’s Black Friday Hobby Promotion Gets Mixed Results.   On Black Friday, Panini offered a wrapper redemption program with dealers across the country to get special packs of cards – mostly slower-moving product but still filled with autographs and other “hits.” At the conclusion of that event, the folks behind the Industry Summit, held each year in the spring in Las Vegas, pooled various dealers to get their reaction from the big event.


November 28, 2011
How Much Would You Pay for a Hank Aaron Card?   The writer of a blog looks at recent asking prices and prices realized.


November 28, 2011
Recent On-Card Arrivals Sure to Highlight Panini America NFL Releases.   While the football collecting world was helping themselves to a potpourri of huge hits from the just-released 2011 Certified Football for most of this week, the barrage of incoming and on-card autographs for future NFL releases such as 2011 Gold Standard, 2011 Plates & Patches and 2011 Limited continued at a steady clip.


November 26, 2011
Michael Jordan Game Used Autograph Card Reaching Amazing Heights on Ebay.   The readers at the Collectors Universe forum discuss the card that is at $25,000 with more than a day to go on ebay.


November 25, 2011
The collector and Connie Mack.   Rob Rodriguez has a passion that has turned into a profession. He and his family own thousands of sports collectibles, almost all baseball. His Northwest Reno home is a shrine to the remarkable history of the game.


November 25, 2011
The Top 10 Most expensive Items of Basketball Memorabilia.   The recent sale of Julius 'Dr J' Erving's personal collection broke records and set a new bar for basketball memorabilia. Here's a look at the new basketball memorabilia top ten.


November 24, 2011
Mitchell Schumacher pleads guilty to mail fraud Wednesday in Illinois federal court.   Another sports memorabilia dealer accused of creating fake “game-used” jerseys that were then sold to trading card companies and collectors pleaded guilty to mail fraud Wednesday in Illinois federal court.


November 24, 2011
1910 Punch Cigarros Pete Hill Approaches $65,000.   That wasn’t the only card that hit five figures. A 1909 Cabanas Bruce Petway, SGC 10, sold for $20,873. A 1910 Punch Cigarros Eddie Plank, SGC A, brought $13,662. Augustin Perpetti, SGC A, from the same set as Plank sold for $9,487.


November 24, 2011
Massive Stash of 2001 Donruss Elite Albert Pujols Rookie Cards Hits Heritage Auction.   Ten of the cards are autographed, while 149 are raw and ungraded copies. Meanwhile, Beckett Grading Services slabbed 114 of the cards with the remainder graded by PSA and other companies. Raw copies of the card typically sell for $600 or less, while signed copies typically go for as much as $1,200. The auction, which already has had bidding top $31,000 hours after it opened, closes on Dec. 4.


November 23, 2011
Memory Lane’s December auction filled with high-grade singles, unearthed memorabilia and some fancy rings.   The auction kicks off with a pair of lots that collectors no doubt are familiar with, although few ever actually own them. The first is a T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank, graded PSA 5. The second is a Ty Cobb Cut Plug original tobacco tin that was found in a house remodling project – the next best thing to finding money in the walls, right?


November 23, 2011
Panini America’s Black Friday Takes Times Square; More Bells and Whistles Revealed.   On Monday afternoon, Panini America officials continued to spread the word on their upcoming Black Friday promotion, going so far as to distribute a national press release and posting an image of one of the sweeter Black Friday cards on a huge video board in the heart of New York City’s Times Square. On Tuesday afternoon, they provided another new glimpse at some of the cards that will line those black-foil packs.


November 23, 2011
First Look: 2012 Bowman Baseball Cards.   Topps released on Tuesday the basic product information and preview images for its flagship prospecting product for 2012, Bowman. Scheduled to arrive on May 9, Bowman will include one Chrome autograph per 24-pack hobby box with a few new introductions to the line, too.


November 22, 2011
Memorabilia dealers plead guilty to selling counterfeit game-used jerseys to trading card companies.   Three sports memorabilia dealers accused of selling bogus game-used jerseys to trading card companies and other collectors pleaded guilty to mail fraud on Monday in Illinois federal court.


November 22, 2011
Philadelphia 76ers decide to buy Dr. J memorabilia at auction.   His sneakers are returning to Philadelphia. The 76ers are hopeful Dr. J will come along for the ride. A day after the Sixers swooped in and collected some Julius Erving memorabilia, team CEO Adam Aron said he has reached out to Dr. J about joining the organization in some capacity.


November 22, 2011
Julien’s Auctions Offering Gehrig’s Yankee Stadium Locker, Jordan’s Wooden Award, Ali Robe.   Some of the auctions highlights include a vintage H&B bat signed by Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams (est: $800-$1,200), a 1908 London Olympics participant medal (est: $1,000-$1,200), San Francisco 49ers Joe Montana signed Lombardi Trophy (est: $2,000-$2,500), Michael Jordan 1997-98 game-worn uniform (est: $10,000-$12,000), Cassius Clay boxing license with fingerprints (est: $2,000-$4,000), Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier signed on-site poster (Est: $600-$800) and a Muhammad Ali 1979 boxing trophy (est: $3,000-$5,000). Muhammad Ali’s 1980 training fight worn robe with stitched letters across the back which read “Muhammad Ali” (est. $7,000-$8,000) will also be included.


November 21, 2011
Dr. J Memorabilia Fetches $3.5M In Biggest Online Sports Auction Ever.   His 1974 ABA New York Nets championship ring fetched $460,741, the highest total ever for a sports ring. Five more of Erving's rings each exceeded $195,000. Three MVP trophies each exceeded $165,000.


November 21, 2011
Whatever happened to the $10,000 Lebron James pendant that turned up on Ebay after an Akron woman said she bought it for $5 at a yard sale?   It remains locked up at the Wadsworth police department until the courts can sort out who owns it -- the woman, a sports memorabilia collector who tried to buy the pendant on Ebay, or Lebron James' friend and business manager Maverick Carter.


November 21, 2011
A Trip Down Memory Lane at the Chicago Sun Times Collectibles Convention.   The Author's first stop was to the Memory Lane booth. Some of the items in their upcoming auction included a very rare Plank card, and Mantle cards in fantastic condition.


November 20, 2011
Upper Deck goes on a road trip with the Stanley Cup for insert set.   Upper Deck is producing the first of its kind insert set with 2011-12 Upper Deck Hockey's "A Day With The Cup" insert set. After winning the Stanley Cup, each player from the team gets a day to spend with the Cup and do well, whatever they please. Stories and urban legends have been told over the years with what players have done with the Cup that it has become part of the NHL mythology.


November 20, 2011
Acclaimed Artist Ronnie Joyner’s 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers Commemorative Team Card Set.   The 1957 Dodgers were the last edition of the storied Brooklyn Dodgers franchise to play in Flatbush before leaving for greener pastures in California, and this full-color 40-card set commemorates that ballclub.


November 20, 2011
Ruth Ball, Mathewson Contract and Curtis Ireland Candy Cobb Card Lead Huggins and Scott Sale.   The November auction features autographed highlights including a stunning Babe Ruth single-signed baseball PSA/DNA 6 (autograph grade 7); a 1925 Christy Mathewson signed players’ contract; beautiful 1970 Roberto Clemente signed letter on Clemente Day Letterhead; significant 1917 signed letter from Barney Dreyfuss to Billy Southworth with baseball content; beautiful Abraham Lincoln signed Cut BGS/JSA 8; wonderful 1933 New York Yankees team-signed baseball with Ruth and Gehrig; a unique Dizzy Dean signed Spalding glove originally obtained by Fred Lieb and much more.


November 19, 2011
Harrah's opening Manning's sports-themed restaurant in 2012.   The restaurant will be decorated with a changing collection of the sports families’ memorabilia, including photos, jerseys and helmets as well as artwork.


November 19, 2011
King's Ransom: Autograph Of 19th-Century Baseball Icon 'King' Kelly Could Fetch $200K.   SCP's Auction Ends Tonight and fewer than 10 authentic Mike King Kelly autographs are known to exist. This is the only known Kelly autographed photograph. Kevin Keating, perhaps the foremost sports autograph authenticator in the country, said the value should be substantially more than $100,000. And he said that no baseball autograph has ever sold for six figures on the inherent value of the signature.


November 19, 2011
Did PSA/DNA Make a Huge Blunder on Upper Deck's Prominent Cuts?   Upon it's release Upper Deck's Prominent Cuts was a $200+ product. It has come down in recent weeks and still promises (1) Cut Signature card per box. Not limited to just sports, their is a strong Hollywood/entertainment segment of the checklist. Each of the Cut Signature cards was certified authentic by none other than PSA/DNA.


November 18, 2011
University of Wisconsin Aims to Stop Sales of Star Quarterback's Baseball Cards.   Wilson has cards in 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects, 2010 Bowman Draft Prospects and 2010 Topps Pro Debut after he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2010 draft and played second base this summer for the Class-A Asheville Tourists.


November 18, 2011
Leaf's "Shoeless Joe" Jackson Cut Sells For $26,290.00".   Last weekend Heritage Auctions sold the “Shoeless Joe” Jackson 2010 Leaf Sports Icons Update Cut Signature for $26,290.00. That’s far from the $80,000.00 it was said to be valued at, but still not a bad sale considering the box the redemption was pulled in cost less than $100.00.


November 18, 2011
A Very "Tough" Hockey Set To Collect.   Fighting in hockey is as old and important as the blueline. It’s the one event in a game that always brings the crowd to its feet and Enforcers will celebrate the blue-collar players who toil in the trenches and work to give the stars more skating room. Each box of Enforcers will feature 5 autograph cards, that’s right 5 autograph cards of some very tough customers.


November 17, 2011
Topps Draws Out the Stars With Museum Collection Baseball.   The high-end product for the baseball card market continues to grow, courtesy of Topps. The latest announced set is 2012 Topps Museum Collection BAseball, which features one on-card autograph, one autographed relic card, one jumbo relic card and one quad relic card in every box.


November 17, 2011
The New York Mets Unveil Their 50th Anniversary Logo.   Can 50th Anniversary Themed Sports Memorabilia Be Far Behind?


November 17, 2011
Butter Krust Wagner Card, Munson Bat Now Available.   An ultra-rare 1911-14 Butter Krust Honus Wagner card, Tommy John’s 1978 World Series jersey and a Thurman Munson game-used bat headline Collectible Classics’ CCA30 auction, which closes Dec. 15. Online at www.auctionscc.com, CCA30 presents 503 lots of sports and non-sports collectibles.


November 16, 2011
MLB Online catalog launches with 25-percent-off sale.   There's even an MLB Authentic Collection Sweepstakes happening over the next month at the MLB.com Shop, so buy someone special one of those same items that your favorite players use on the field and you could win a whole outfit for yourself.


November 16, 2011
Cobb Jersey Nets $358,500 in Heritage’s $5.3 Million Sale.   A rare “Shoeless Joe” Jackson signed baseball topped all autograph results at a price of $77,675, bringing the auction total to just more than $5.3 million. All prices include 19.5 percent Buyer’s Premium.


November 16, 2011
8D Network Auction Includes Chambliss 1976 ALCS Jersey.   To put the Chambliss jersey’s value in perspective, the bat used by Kirk Gibson for his historic Game One walk-off homer in the Dodgers 1988 World Series victory went last year at auction for just under $576,000. The Chambliss homer won a pennant (the team’s first in 12 years), and was part of Yankee history, all things that matter greatly to collectors.


November 15, 2011
DiMaggio, Koufax Jerseys, Bill Russell All-Star Uniform Lead Grey Flannel Auction Closing Nov. 30.   Grey Flannel Auctions’ Holiday Auction 2011 is now under way and the heat is already on, with collectors placing early bids on Premier Lots including a 1948-49 Joe DiMaggio game-used Yankees jersey and a Sandy Koufax game-used jersey from the superstar pitcher’s 1966 Cy Young Award season with the Dodgers.


November 15, 2011
The Top 10 Most Expensive Pieces of New York Yankees Memorabilia.   The New York Yankees have one of the most enduring legacies in baseball. Discover the most valuable pieces of historic Yankees memorabilia with this Top 10 guide from Wikicolelcting.org.


November 15, 2011
First Look: 2011 Topps USA Baseball Boxed Set.   Topps released the basic information for its 2011 USA Baseball box set on Monday — an annual collecting staple that lets collectors get some of the earliest cards of potential future stars years before they might ever play in the big leagues all in one place.


November 14, 2011
Orioles honor Negro Leaguer O'Neil.   O'Neil was honored in a ceremony at the Orioles' Minor League facility in Sarasota with the rededication of the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex at Twins Lake Park on the 100th anniversary of O'Neil's birth. O'Neil, who spent a portion of his childhood in Sarasota, originally had the Minor League training site named for him in 1995. He passed away in 2006.


November 14, 2011
The Affordable Hank Aaron.   Aaron’s cards from the 70s are more affordable than those from the 60s and 50s.


November 13, 2011
Quite a Catch: Louisville Slugger Museum has a hit with Johnny Bench, memorabilia auction.   The hottest item was a program from the 1903 World Series — the first modern playing of the Fall Classic — between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates. This was one of only two known copies of programs issued in Pittsburgh. It sold for $210,000, plus a 15 percent premium to the auction company.


November 12, 2011
Nostalgia for baseball brings bidders big and small.   In its eighth year, the auction featured hundreds of nuggets of baseball memorabilia — autographed balls from the likes of New York Yankees greats Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle, a pair of Nike turf shoes worn by Philadelphia Phillies star Mike Schmidt and a set of Pittsburgh Pirates drinking glasses from the 1950s.


November 11, 2011
Robert Edward Auctions Wonders, Are All 2001 Barry Bonds Home Run Jerseys Fake?   Have all the authenticators been wrong? Are all the 2001 Barry Bonds “Home Run Jerseys” in the marketplace fake? So many auctions have sold so many of these jerseys and so many authenticators have “authenticated” them. Could they all be wrong?


November 11, 2011
Can’t-miss exhibits at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.   The centerpiece of the museum is impossible to miss — the Field of Legends that features 10 life-sized, bronzed sculptures of Negro Leagues greats at their positions on a mini baseball diamond.


November 11, 2011
Panini America Offers the First Look Inside its 2011 Black Friday Base Set (Gallery).   Panini America’s upcoming Black Friday in-store wrapper-redemption program has been building an enormous amount of buzz and perhaps even more collector anticipation since the day it was first previewed a few weeks back.


November 10, 2011
Jill Demling and Her Sports Memorabilia.   Demling, who is a co-designer of the swim and sport line Pret-a-surf and the entertainment editor at Vogue, lives in a Chelsea brownstone apartment that is chic and subdued but still manages to provide a backdrop for a sports-themed collection with a pronounced Boston bent.


November 10, 2011
Memorabilia show organizer: Dykstra "has mental health issues".   If you were hoping Lenny Dykstra might re-schedule that sports memorabilia show appearance at the Oxford Valley Mall he blew off last weekend to participate in a celebrity boxing match in Hollywood (which he also blew off), don't hold your breath.


November 10, 2011
Jerry Sandusky’s 1986 National Championship Ring Thrown Off of Ebay.   It’s pretty disgusting that someone would try and profit from the massive scandal unfolding in Happy Valley. By the way, who in the world would want the ring now?


November 9, 2011
Packers stock sale may begin next week.   The Packers, the NFL's only publicly owned team, have been planning what would be their fifth stock sale. This one would raise funds for renovations at Lambeau Field. There are 112,205 shareholders who own approximately 4.75 million shares. Shares include voting rights, but their value won't appreciate and there are no dividends.


November 9, 2011
Buzz Aldrin's lawsuit against trading-card company tossed.   Buzz Aldrin may have stepped foot on the moon, but he wasn’t able to walk over trading-card company Topps Inc. in court. Aldrin accused Topps in a lawsuit filed last year of improperly using his image in a series of historic trading cards.


November 9, 2011
League Park Mystery Seats Surface . . . in Vermont?   Just like any other type of collectible, baseball stadia involves the thrill of the hunt; the more rare the item, the more sweet the reward. Case in point: League Park, home of the Cleveland Indians from the late 1800s to 1946.


November 9, 2011
Rare collection includes sax played by Babe Ruth.   It is a standard saxophone, one that may have been played only a couple of times. But for Gary Cypres, owner of an incredible $32 million collection of treasures housed at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles, it comes with the seal of baseball royalty.


November 8, 2011
Meet the latest sleazebags in our hobby - Colossal Auctions.   The readers at net54baseball.com share their thoughts on a new Coach's Corner type Auction House with lots of bad autographs.


November 8, 2011
MSG-Steiner Collectibles Offering Unique, Exclusive MSG Memorabilia Via PieceOfTheGarden.com Auction.   MSG-Steiner Collectibles will offer fans the opportunity to bid on never before available memorabilia from Madison Square Garden as a result of The Garden Transformation.


November 8, 2011
Rare Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Rivera, Jeter Artifacts Lead Steiner Sports Legends Auction.   Extremely rare, authenticated autographed relics, some almost a century old, and others game-used, signed by such iconic New York Yankees as Babe Ruth from 1928, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle spearhead a list of 400 items up for auction during the second annual Yankees Legends Auction being conducted on line by Steiner Sports Collectibles.


November 8, 2011
The Vast Overvaluing of Running Back Autographs.   Over the last few years, we have had our fair share of rookie running backs come and go. As recently as 2006, we had Reggie Bush commanding some of the biggest values in the history of the hobby. This year, we have had Demarco Murray tearing it up in Dallas, setting some prestigious records along the way. Although neither of these backs will most likely become a collector’s dream like Adrian Peterson has become, few in the future will even reach a status close to Emmitt Smith or the God of Hard Knocks – Walter Payton.


November 7, 2011
Can Cam Newton's best rookie card top Stephen Strasburg or Blake Griffin?   This past year and a half has seen the return of the crazy expensive rookie card that transcends the hobby itself. Not since the days of Shaquille O'Neal and Ken Griffey Jr. has interest been so high in the industry and a lot of it has to do with the arrival of two rookies in baseball's Stephen Strasburg and basketball's Blake Griffin.


November 6, 2011
Joe Frazier, former heavyweight champion, is in last stages of liver cancer.   Our prayers go out to Joe Frazier who is in a Philadelphia hospice care.


November 6, 2011
Material Bliss: A Sneak Peek at the Must-See Memorabilia in 2011 Certified Football.   No autographs this time, just some of the most drool-inducing prime memorabilia cards of the season honoring the hottest rookies, the biggest current stars and the greatest gridiron legends of all time.


November 5, 2011
A family passionate about memorabillia on guard for fake merchandise.   In California in 2000 the FBI indicted 26 people after seizing phony memorabilia that was designed to be sold for $10-million, items that included a box of baseballs bearing the signature of Mother Teresa.


November 5, 2011
Upper Deck Revamping Insert Set in 2011-12 Series 1.   In about a week, Upper Deck releases its 2011-2012 Series 1 Hockey, unofficially starting the trading card season. UD is trying something a different this year with Hockey Heroes, one of its most popular inserts.


November 4, 2011
Ted Williams Love Letters Part of Heritage Sale.   Six handwritten love letters penned by Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams, written in the early 1950s to his mistress Norma Williamson, are expected to bring more than $4,000 as part of Heritage Auction’s Nov. 11 Vintage Sports Collectibles event.


November 4, 2011
Collectors spend over $1-Million at Classic Auctions This Week.   The Fall 2011 edition of Classic Auctions Historical Hockey Auction has closed with more than $1-million in realized prices spent by sports collectors. The most notable purchase was the 1976 Canada Cup Bobby Orr game-used jersey which closed at $74,022 U.S. after 23 bids, which translates to $88,456 with the 19.5% buyer’s premium.


November 4, 2011
First Look: 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Cards.   One of Topps‘ most popular retro baseball card lines of the year, Gypsy Queen, will be back once again in 2012. The company revealed the basic product information and preview images for the second edition of the cards modeled after the 1880s tobacco cards on Thursday, and it looks like it will once again include two autographs and two Relics per hobby box when it arrives on April 18.


November 3, 2011
Top memorabilia collection part of fundraiser.   Why? It is what everyone wants to know when they meet Cypres, a 68-year-old business tycoon who has amassed an extraordinary collection of sports memorabilia valued at more than $32 million. Why does he do it? Why did he start? And why so much?


November 3, 2011
Former Spartan Bubba Smith memorabilia up for auction.   A 2007 Bronko Nagurski Legends Award, NFL Pro Bowl Golden Helmet Award plaques and a couple of signed passports are parts of the Bubba Smith estate for sale in an online auction now through Tuesday.


November 3, 2011
A baseball card mystery: George Scott’s 1973 Topps card.   The real questions have to do with the background of the card. Look more closely at the outlines of Campaneris and Scott. It appears as if their figures have been superimposed onto the background, which shows the stands down the right field line, presumably at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. It’s almost likes a blue screen technique used in a cheaply made movie.


November 2, 2011
Sports museums struggle to draw fans, turn profit.   A combination of the recession and attendance projections more inflated than the egos of some of the athletes on the plaques has several sports museums awash in red ink. The theme of last month's convention of the International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA), a consortium of about 130 sports museums and Halls of Fame, was "Survive AND Thrive."


November 2, 2011
‘Operation Strike Out’ Results in Counterfeit Sports Memorabilia Seizures.   The one-month operation, which commenced at the beginning of the American League and National League Championship Series, resulted in the seizure of 58 commercial websites that sold and distributed counterfeit sports paraphernalia. Special agents have also seized 5,347 items


November 2, 2011
Lou Gehrig, Kurt Russell's Dad And A Home Run Bat With A Grand Story To Tell.   Gehrig gave him the last bat he used to hit a home run. The bat is currently on auction, and it's projected to be one of most valuable baseball pieces ever sold. How it went from Gehrig's python-like grip to the trembling hands of a 12-year-old boy in the dugout to safekeeping for more than 70 years is a fascinating tale


November 1, 2011
Extraordinary Rare 1887 Mike "King" Kelly Autographed Banquet Program to be Auctioned.   Mike “King” Kelly was the hard-living, hard-drinking son of a Civil War veteran whose skills at baseball and infectious charm turned him into the game’s first hero, and a symbol of what it meant to be a celebrity in America in the 1880s and 1890s.


November 1, 2011
Is Hall of Fame haunted?   A crew from the Syfy Network show "Ghost Hunters" came to town last year to dig around. They were at the grand Otesaga Hotel and also snooped through the Hall of Fame.


November 1, 2011
Top 10 most expensive baseball cards.   A Jacksonville Television News Show looks at some cards that sold for amazing numbers at auction.


October 31, 2011
A collection of memories.   At the behest of his wife, 30-year-old Brian Proper pulled a dozen boxes from under the bed in his Rensselaer apartment, logged on to his computer and prepared to part with a slice of his childhood. On Craigslist.com, he posted the following ad: 30,000-40,000 sports cards -- $50.


October 31, 2011
Fan: No regrets about returning Game 6 homer ball.   The Illinois radiologist could have cashed in, given that iconic home run balls have fetched tens of thousands of dollars on the memorabilia market. But he didn't, knowing that giving the ball to Freese "was the honorable thing to do." So he did.


October 31, 2011
Move over Ebay, Amazon.com is Looking to Beef Up Their Trading Card Listings.   Amazon called a large Card Seller and invited him to set up at their site. Last week their account went live, and it took 2 days to upload their sampling of 600,000 items.


October 29, 2011
Ty Cobb Game-Worn Uniform Expected to Sell for $300K at Auction.   A grey flannel uniform of the Detroit Tigers worn in 1922 by Ty Cobb, is among the sports memorabilia that will headline the upcoming Signature Sports Auction presented by Heritage Auctions this November. The pre-auction estimate on the uniform is $300,000.


October 29, 2011
25 Years Later, Championship Rings Still an Issue.   Randy Myers was playing for the Cubs at Shea Stadium and they put up a trivia question, “who is the Mets player that pitched only one inning and received a 1986 World Series ring?” It was none other than Ed Lynch, the GM of the Cubs at the time. When Randy read that it just set him on fire.


October 29, 2011
Panini Announces Black Friday Promotion.   The promotion will operate just like their show-exclusive wrapper-redemptions, but at your local shop. They will send special Black Friday-only redemption packs to all participating hobby shops. Those collectors who go into their shops on Black Friday and purchase designated products will receive an equivalent number of Black Friday packs in return.


October 28, 2011
Tim Tebow Renews Exclusive Memorabilia Deal with Palm Beach Autographs.   The Denver Broncos' quarterback selected Palm Beach Autographs shortly after turning professional, and has worked with Palm Beach Autographs ever since. In the last year and a half, Palm Beach Autographs has hosted pubic signing events with Tim at its Florida stores to benefit the Tim Tebow Foundation.


October 28, 2011
Rare Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin Found in Home   Universally considered the “King of All Tobacco Tins,” the Ty Cobb Tobacco tin is a collector’s equivalent to striking oil or finding a gold mine. Fewer than a dozen examples are known to exist.


October 28, 2011
2004 Red Sox World Series ring sells for $89,000 at auction.   The ring belonged to former NL rookie of the year Scott Williamson who served as a reliever on the squad.


October 27, 2011
These Perfectly Detailed Baseball Stadium Models Will Astonish You.   One of Steve Wolf's models of 1961 Yankee Stadium was valued at $150,000 in 2007.


October 27, 2011
Is a Memorabilia Card Lawsuit Looming?   A Recent Memorabilia Card Trademark Application Could Be Used to Launch Lawsuits Against Card Companies.


October 27, 2011
Did Topps turn down a deal on Maury Wills because he was such a bad prospect?   Maury Wills was such a longshot to make it in the Major Leagues that Topps turned down the opportunity to sign him to a $5 baseball card contract.