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December 31, 2010
Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew battling cancer. Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Killebrew, 74, released a statement through the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, saying he expects to make a full recovery from the "very serious" condition.

December 31, 2010
Baseball memorabilia shop to close. Patrick Bassi remembers when Pittsfield had at least 10 stores that sold all manner of sports memorabilia -- from baseball cards to plaques, team wastebaskets to sports clocks, license plates to decals. That era officially comes to an end today when Bassi closes Bassball Sports Cards on Elm Street, which he has operated out of four different city locations for exactly 20 years.

December 30, 2010
Hundreds of counterfeit Winter Classic sportswear items seized. If the items were legitimate, they would be worth about $137,000, said Joseph Klaus, Customs and Border Protection port director for Pittsburgh. The fake sports memorabilia is a small part of the millions of dollars worth of counterfeit items that agents believe come into the Pittsburgh area annually

December 30, 2010
A baseball card collector opened the gift of a lifetime during one of his weekly visits to the local card shop. What he ended up pulling out from inside was a signature cut Babe Ruth autographed card circa 1942.

December 29, 2010
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin sues Topps for using his likeness in trading cards. Buzz Aldrin was the second person to set foot on the moon; now he’s the first to sue Topps Inc. for putting a photograph of the historic moment on its “American Heroes” series of trading cards.

December 29, 2010
Ron Artest raffled off his championship ring and raised more than $500,000. Few NBA players have been as committed to charity over the past year than Ron Artest(notes). The former bad boy and current goofball, most recently seen bounding into the Miami Heat bench during Saturday's game, has devoted much of his time to raising money for mental health awareness

December 28, 2010
My addiction to T206 baseball cards. To card aficionados, it's the most important sports card set in the hobby of collecting and one of the most valuable. Known as the Monster, the set features at least 524 cards with more than 16 different tobacco brand backs, creating a set that has thousands of variations.

December 28, 2010
2010 MLB Postseason Game Used Memorabilia hitting the Market. From game used baseballs and game used bats all the way to game used rosin bags and bases, 2010 MLB postseason game used memorabilia has started hitting the market and prices are not cheap.

December 27, 2010
Topps seeking the best baseball cards. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Topps is counting down its 60 most popular baseball cards, as voted by card collectors, at http://vote.topps.com.

December 27, 2010
Sports movie characters have cards of their own. What many collectors may not realize is that even the entirely fictitious sports heroes often have their own trading cards.

Ohio State Quaterback, Terrelle Pryor Sells Championship Ring Gets Suspended. Players sold jerseys, championship rings, awards, and were accused of getting benefits from a tattoo shop. Terrelle sold his 2008 Big Ten championship ring.

What is the long-term value of Game-Used cards? The sports card enthusiasts over at net54baseball.com give their opinions on this fascinating topic.

Expert offers some valuable advise on Collecting Sports Memorabilia. There are some pending changes in the estate tax law that affect an alternative form of investing - collectibles. For more on this and the collectibles market in general, I had the pleasure of interviewing Matthew Erskine, principal of the Erskine Co.

Extreme Alternative Investing: T206 Honus Wagner. When you hear the term investing, you probably first think of stocks, mutual funds, bonds, commodities, ETFs, or even real estate. Beyond hedge funds and derivatives is a world full of alternative investments in collectibles, memorabilia, art, jewelry, cars, coins, stamps, antiques, fine wine and more.

Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth Top 2010's "Most Dangerous Autographs". According to Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), 2010 was another banner year for autograph forgeries, with roughly half of all received submissions from third-party purchasers turning out to be as real.

VIP Super Bowl Auction to Benefit United Way. What's better than charity? It makes you feel warm and fuzzy, provides karmic redemption and even the taxman approves. Now what could be better than going to Super Bowl XLV in the name of charity?

Christmas comes early, thanks to a Haddonfield physician. On Monday, Nicholas DePace (de-PAHTCH-ee), a South Jersey cardiologist and owner of one of America's top sports memorabilia collections, stepped in at the last minute to buy a rare Honus Wagner baseball card from an order of Baltimore-based Roman Catholic nuns hoping to raise money for their ministries.

Brett Favre's memorabilia prices surely to rise. Brett Favre's consecutive starts streak ended earlier this month and he was knocked out of Monday's game against Chicago, prompting plenty of looks to the past and some new memorabilia for fans to chase -- some directly from the future Hall of Famer himself.

Michael Vick inks a deal for his autograph. Vick has signed an exclusive autograph deal with Nevada-based J.O. Sports that goes “well beyond” this year’s Super Bowl

Nuns' Honus Wagner card goes to new buyer. It's been a blessed year for the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who catapulted to prominence when they put a rare Honus Wagner baseball card up for auction to support their charitable mission. Problem was, the winning bidder never paid up.

Pieces of sports history come with a price. Looking to get the perfect sports memorabilia gift?

Giants of cardboard - Fans reliving S.F.'s World Series title through baseball cards. Much changed in the 56 years between the Giants' last two World Series championships. But one enduring memento connects the titles and eras: baseball cards.

Counterfeit Operation Busted. A raid turned up 1,952 Casio watches; 1,039 Air Jordans; and some 2,000 items of counterfeit MLB, NBA and NFL products.

Behind scenes with Major League Baseball's authentication process. This is what makes it possible for consumers to go to MLB.com, enter an item's number on the authentication page and view a description of it.

Penguins auction rakes in $100,000. An online auction of Pittsburgh Penguins memorabilia and pieces of the Civic Arena was more lucrative than expected, organizers said Thursday.

Collector, 83, to auction her autographed baseballs -- except one -- for charity. Bell, 83, wasn't just any autograph seeker. She often barnstormed the country to get the job done, and got addicted to the chase and sense of accomplishment generated from the 137 baseballs she had signed by players, managers and announcers since the early 1980s.

2010-11 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey Review. If you're a hockey card collector that's enjoyed Black Diamond in the past, there's no reason you shouldn't thouroughly enjoy this year's, as 2010-11 might be the brands finest hour.

Sandy Koufax to sign Topps cards for upcoming season. Topps has announced that legendary Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax has agreed to an autograph deal with the company. Koufax autographs will be included in 2011 Topps Baseball products.

Baseball legend Bob Feller Passes Away. While still a high school student, Feller left Van Meter at age 17, riding the train to join baseball's Cleveland Indians and launch his Hall of Fame career

Baseball Heritage Museum in downtown Cleveland showcases memorabilia. It's never too early to be thinking baseball. But at the Cleveland Baseball Heritage Museum located inside Marketplace Square on Euclid Avenue, there is memorabilia that will take you back in time.

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball. Gypsy Queen Baseball is a first year baseball card offering modeled after the 1887 N174 set with the same name.

Is there a right way for players to ask for autographs? WHATEVER else Cowboys running back and unabashed autograph hound Tashard Choice has learned this week, chances are he now understands this: There is a time and place for everything.

A Favre-autographed football with '297 starts 1991-2010' will cost you $500. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre's landmark 297-game NFL starting streak ended Monday evening. Shortly thereafter came an announcement on his website that Favre-autographed official NFL footballs with the inscription "297 starts 1991-2010" can be purchased by pre-sale for $499.99 each. A portion of proceeds will go to the "Favre 4 Hope Foundation" charity.

Sports hobby collection turns into a business in Weymouth. Andy Pevarnek had a feeling that his collection of baseball cards and record albums of pop groups would be of considerable value while he was growing up in Weymouth during the 1960s.

Pro Football Hall of Fame in Ohio ready to expand. The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Ohio will embark on a $23.6 million expansion and renovation, the largest in its history.

Basketball "bible" auction sets sports memorabilia record. ... for more than $4 million, setting a record for the highest sales price for sports memorabilia, according to Sotheby's, which conducted the auction. ...

2010 Topps Sterling Baseball Product Review. What makes this such an intriguing product are the players featured on the cards and the themes used to tie baseball history together.

Authenticity of Baseball Card Collection Checked. ** Story update ** A 12-year-old boy from Ahwatukee found out his collection of old baseball cards is not authentic.

NFL Experience to include sports appraisals. During this year's Super Bowl week in Dallas, fans will have a chance to have their sports memorabilia appraised for free.

Annual IHIH Auction set for Dec. 20th. This year's event, which consists of autograph signings and a sports memorabilia auction will be held at Planet Hollywood in Times Square.

Pete Sampras and the Biggest Sports Memorabilia Mishaps of All Time.

Baseball Card Collection Pays Off for Arizona Boy. Boy finds fortune in baseball cards.