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December 30, 2011
First Items from Dreier Collection Available for Purchase.   Chad and Doug Dreier's collection will be sold piece-by-piece through Legendary Auctions. This collection is perhaps the biggest and best ever in hobby history, and certainly the best since the Barry Halper days.

December 30, 2011
First Impressions: 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball.   Some of the first behind-the-scenes glimpses of real, printed cards from Panini America’s first MLBPA-approved baseball card set, 2011 Donruss Elite, have arrived.


December 30, 2011
Peterson honors promise to fan despite injury.   Prior to the Vikings' game against the Washington Redskins, Peterson noticed a fan holding a sign reading "only thing I want for Christmas is Adrian Peterson to sign my jersey," and the RB promised to make the fan's holiday wish come true after the game.


December 29, 2011
Sports Museum of Los Angeles a treasure chest of memorabilia.   The Sports Museum of Los Angeles opened in 2008, closed in 2009 and now is open only for special tours or charity events.


December 29, 2011
Michael Jordan Bikes For Auction.   Five road race bikes owned by Michael Jordan Motorsports will go to auction, January 12-14, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in the Las Vegas Premiere Motorcycle Auction. The collection is being presented for auction by Upper Deck Authenticated.


December 29, 2011
Topps Brings Creative New Idea to the Hobby.   For a very long time, collectors everywhere have looked for the next big thing to hit trading cards. Topps is definitely thinking outside of the box in trying to bring about something new and creative.


December 28, 2011
Flag Masks may soon be all the rage with hockey fans.   The masks, made of an injected PVC plastic mould, have been around for a little more than a year, mostly in the hands and on the faces of fans of NCAA teams.


December 28, 2011
Leaf Metal Golf Trading Cards Coming in Spring 2012.   For the golf card collectors out there who haven’t had new product to open in quite a while, get excited. Leaf will be producing 2012 Leaf Golf.


December 27, 2011
Fake 2008 Rodgers Sweet Spot Signatures Popping Up Everywhere.   For the first (and only) time in 2008, Upper Deck inserted unsigned plastic helmets along with signed ones in the same set. Although the unsigned ones were not serially numbered, they are basically indistinguishable from the signed ones. What these criminals have decided to do, is take a sharpie and forge the signatures that would normally be there on every other year of Sweet Spot cards. Aaron Rodgers is big part of this set, and the fakes have sold for a reasonable amount of money despite the laughable autograph attempts on them.


December 27, 2011
Famous Musician Become Victom in Ebay Fraud.   A great example of why sellers have left ebay and so much less quality items are offered on that site.


December 26, 2011
NFL tops eBay’s list of most shopped items for 2011.   According to the world’s largest online marketplace, 1,837,834 pieces of memorabilia were sold under the NFL keyword in 2011, prompting eBay to declare pro football the top pop culture obsession of the year.


December 23, 2011
Amazing Find on Ebay.   Dreams can come true. This collector won an amzing item that was miscategorized for $76.00.


December 23, 2011
Sports card collector gets a nice surprise.   When Mike Rennert walked into the local comics and cards store to buy a pack of baseball cards, he never imagined a special prize would be waiting for him.


December 23, 2011
Fire destroys Ernie Davis memorabilia at upstate NY school named in late football star’s honor.   Administrators with the Elmira City School District say the fire early Wednesday in the library at Ernie Davis Middle School destroyed all the books and computers, along with some memorabilia linked to Davis, the first black player to win college football’s Heisman Trophy.


December 23, 2011
Rare HOF Photo, Aaron Jersey and High-End Cards Lead Mile High’s January Auction.   Dubbed the “Premium Auction,” Mile High will be rolling out an auction with fewer lots but filled with high-end items. The auction will run from Jan. 10-26.


December 22, 2011

LOU GEHRIG, VIVIEN LEIGH MOST SOUGHT AFTER IN LELANDS.COM WINTER AUCTION.
  Believed to be the first and only signed version of its kind in existence, the famous Lou Gehrig 1939 final farewell photograph generated 41 bids and ultimately sold for a whopping $108,169 in Lelands.com’s winter auction. Considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Gehrig signed few autographs after being diagnosed with ALS, hence this signature is very, very rare.


December 22, 2011
Counterfeiters scam Packers' fans on game day.   During the pre-game festivities before the past two home games, six to eight individuals have used counterfeit money to buy tickets or have sold expired tickets.


December 22, 2011
Famed Cooper Baseball Board Game Collection Available Via Private Treaty.   Besides being the finest collection of its kind, the Cooper Collection has the added distinction of having been one of just 21 collections featured in Stephen Wong’s celebrated hardcover Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World’s Finest Private Collections.


December 22, 2011
Beckett Media Publishes Its First Graded Book.   It’s the first Beckett Graded Card Price Guide book, which arrived in hobby shops and bookstores this week — a 384-page documentation of sales data for cards that have been professionally graded. The book includes pricing for baseball, football, basketball, golf, hockey, racing, non-sports and Magic cards.


December 21, 2011
Panini America Announces New Roster of NBA-Licensed 2011-12 Trading Card ProductsT.   The NBA's exclusive trading card partner plans five products for new season, including the return of the Hoops brand and special cards honoring 2011-12, 2012-13 Rookie Classes.


December 21, 2011
Syracuse University Sports Items For Sale.   All of the items were up for sale at the Carrier Dome a few weeks ago at SU's 7th annual Charity Sports Auction. That auction went very well, but there are still some items up for sale. Many of the items have now come down in price and can be purchased through Wednesday on the Charity Sports Auction website. More than one hundred items are still for sale.


December 21, 2011
Memorabilia Cards Have Made Their Mark on Hobby.   Since 1996, memorabilia cards might have built a bit more of a love-hate relationship with some collectors as the once-treasured cards have become a bit of a mainstay — almost an unexciting expectation — in today’s products. While jerseys make up most memorabilia cards these days, countless kinds of items have been chopped up and placed into cardboard. Everything from jerseys to stadium walls, towels, artificial turf and even game-used dirt have found their way into cards for fans to caress, obsess about and collect as a way to get closer to the sports that they follow.


December 20, 2011
T206 Eddie Plank Hits $107,100 in $1.6 Million Memory Lane Auction.   One of the most rare and desirable baseball cards in the hobby was up for grabs in Memory Lane Inc.’s Winter Classics Auction. When the dust settled, the PSA 5-graded T206 Eddie Plank generated 16 bids and sold for $107,100. The scarce Plank card was lot number one in the large catalog auction that generated $1.6 million in winning bids. All prices reflect a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium.


December 20, 2011
Texas Rangers Win Bidding Rights to Japanese Pitching Superstar Yu Darvish.   One of Japan’s most successful professional pitchers just might be on his way to Major League Baseball as the Texas Rangers have won the bidding rights for Yu Darvish of the NPB’s Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and now have 30 days to sign him to a big-league deal.


December 20, 2011
Fake jersey case highlights risks for fans and collectors.   Memorabilia experts and collectors said the latest round of legal trouble shows that fraud is rampant, not limited to vintage items.


December 19, 2011
Donation of Bob Feller Memorabilia Will Benefit Hospice Patients.   Ann Feller has donated 49 pieces of clothing memorabilia to benefit hospice patients and their families to honor the memory of her late husband, Cleveland Indians pitching legend Bob Feller. The items can be viewed and purchased beginning Monday, Dec. 19, by visiting www.Hospicewr.org/bob-feller . Feller was cared for by Hospice of the Western Reserve, and died in December 2010 at age 92.


December 19, 2011
How Pay-Pal Squeezes Merchants with Unfair and Likely Illegal Business Practices.   Do you buy, or sell on ebay? Read How Some Are Trying to Fight Back Against Paypal.


December 18, 2011
Red Sox memorabilia sells out in under an hour.   Everything from baseball bats, to banners, to bases, all priced between $1 and $800, sold within an hour. "I didn't expect it to go within seconds, like it did. But I know we had a lot of great stuff to get rid of today," said Katie Kass, Director of Florida Business Operations.


December 18, 2011
Interest in Tim Tebow Continues to Rise.   Love him or hate him, football fans everywhere cannot stop talking about Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. All that attention and has transformed into collectors going after a number of his Rookie Cards.


December 18, 2011
New Web Site Launched for T206 Collectors.   Though a great deal is known about the T206 set, the owners of this web site believe they have been able to break new ground and present several aspects of the set in ways not seen before.


December 17, 2011
Willie Gault's stolen Super Bowl ring returned.   In November, the home of former Bears receiver Willie Gault was burglarized and his 1985 Super Bowl championship ring was stolen. But thanks to a sports memorabilia collector who spotted the ring at a jewelry store. The owner of the jewelry store has been arrested for possession of stolen property.


December 17, 2011
Upper Deck Trading Cards Make Great Holiday Decorations!   Here are great ideas on how to incorporate your passion for cards into your holiday decor and for those of you who choose to do so, you will have the opportunity to score a FREE box of Upper Deck cards for the holidays.


December 17, 2011
First Looks: 2012 Topps Archives Baseball Cards.   Last produced in 2002 but with a history linking back to the early 1990s, Topps Archives will revive the looks of old Topps designs with brand new images of present-day players, reprints and more from the past when it arrives on May 23.


December 16, 2011
Red Sox Stars to Meet Fans for Jimmy Fund.   Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez and current players are gearing up to meet fans and sign autographs for a weekend of events benefiting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund.


December 16, 2011
Panini Now Has The Rights to Produce Cards of Foxx, Cobb, Gehirg and More.   That legendary list of players will be incorporated into several of Panini America’s future baseball card sets, beginning with 2011 Panini Prime Cuts available in March.


December 16, 2011
MLB home run king Barry Bonds finds out Friday if he's going to jail.   Friday morning, home run king Barry Bonds will stand before U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston on the 19th floor of the Phillip Burton Federal Building and learn whether or not he will be fitted for prison garb.


December 15, 2011
Upper Deck's National Hockey Card Day is Coming to America.   For three years, hockey fans in the United States have been shut out from Upper Deck’s National Hockey Card Day where collectors can get free packs from select hobby shops. The event was only held in Canada. Well, get ready. This year, Upper Deck is extending the trading card holiday to America.


December 15, 2011
Is There a Connection Between Jerseygate and Ambiguous Card Back Language?   Think about the football cards in your collection... There is a good chance that the cards that clearly state that"...the jersey material on the front of this card is certified to have been worn by player x in an official NFL game . . .", may be anything but.


December 15, 2011
8 NFL Jerseys You Probably Regret Buying Before the 2011 Season Began.   It does not matter if you are poking around the jersey section of your local sporting goods superstore or in the gift shop of the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, you can find a roll-call of football casualties in the clearance rack.


December 15, 2011
Tebow Can't Sign Autographs Fast Enough, Fee Rises.   When Tebow did a signing yesterday, as he does once a month, all items were sold out a week before and the prices have understandably gone up. Of the few items that are available, Tebow autographed Broncos photos now sell for $250. Want an inscription? That will cost you more. A "Merry Christmas" inscription costs $300.


December 15, 2011
Limited-Edition Tebow Rookie Card Reaches $900.   The card -- produced by Panini America and released last January -- is limited to just 99 total copies, is blessed with Tebow's carefully-scrawled, highly-coveted autograph and is embedded with a piece of jersey Tebow wore during the 2010 NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere.


December 14, 2011
Report: Autographs for Jeter's dates?   "Derek has girls stay with him at his apartment in New York, and then he gets them a car to take them home the next day. Waiting in his car is a gift basket containing signed Jeter memorabilia, usually a signed baseball," a source told the Post.


December 14, 2011
Press Pass' Rising Stars Insert Full of Fresh Faces.   If you ever wondered who the next up-and-coming racers were, Press Pass is making it easier for collectors with its Rising Stars insert set in 2012 Total Memorabilia. The hit-laden set is due out in February and is a brand new product on Press Pass’ 2012 trading card line up.


December 14, 2011
Market Report: Ryan Braun, Tim Tebow, Chris Paul, Ron Santo.   There have been a lot of names popping up in the sports world over the past few weeks for a variety of reasons. Among them are: Ryan Braun (failed drug test), Ron Santo (Hall of Fame election), Tim Tebow (Denver Broncos winning seven of eight games) and Chris Paul (trade rumors).


December 13, 2011
Chicago Bears using a tainted sports memorabilia contractor.   Owner pleads guilty to doctoring hundreds of jerseys, but before obtaining the Bears' business.


December 13, 2011
Collectors evolving into 'passionate investors'.   "Collecting is becoming increasingly an enhanced and important component of people's attempts to diversify their financial holdings," says Gary Raphael, a senior vice president at ACE and director of its national risk consulting program. "It's not just the aesthetics of your collection, but the return on investment."


December 13, 2011
Former Habs tough guy wants the blood off his hockey card.   Georges Laraque, who amassed over 1,100 penalty minutes in almost 700 NHL games, said he wants images of blood removed from his Enforcers card, or the card removed from the set altogether.


December 12, 2011
The Panini America Insert Set Inspection: 2011 Plates & Patches Football City Limits.   The unique chase sets many of the game’s top stars against a skyline or monument from their respective home city, bringing a welcome sense of civic pride to the football collecting arena. What follows is a sneak preview of just some of the cool cards in the set.


December 12, 2011
Top Memorabilia Finds for 2011.   The readers at Net54baseball.com discuss and show off their amazing finds from 2011.


December 11, 2011
The Man Without A Team.   Football seasons come and go, but Ed Edwards can't forgive the loss of his beloved Baltimore Colts. Ed now lives in Florida, but his love of his former team has not left him.


December 11, 2011
The Luckiest Collector in the World!   Ebay seller Angela9671 sold a rare card for $1,000 dollars just before the market tumbles for Ryan Braun.


December 9, 2011
Bruins Raffling Off Official Stanley Cup Championshp Ring With Proceeds Benefiting Boston Bruins Foundation.   The deadline to enter is Dec. 23, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. ET and the drawing will take place shortly thereafter at 7 p.m.ET, making one lucky Black and Gold fan's holiday season a memorable one. Raffle tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at www.bruinsraffles.org.


December 9, 2011
Panini Halts Production to Add First Albert Pujols Angels Baseball Cards.   Panini America will have the first Los Angeles baseball cards of Albert Pujols — who signed a 10-year, $254-million deal with the Angels on Thursday morning — on the market as it stopped the presses to make the changes to Pujols’ cards which will be found in a product arriving later this month and one arriving in January.


December 9, 2011
Company releases customized NFL calendars in time for holiday season.   The calendar sells for $29.95. and allows football fans to use licensed photographs from game-time photos. Fans can also upload personal images for use throughout the calendar as well.


December 9, 2011
Red Sox Unveil Fenway 100th Anniversary Celebration Plans.   The Red Sox have been cataloguing artifacts over the past few years to have a complete record of the historical pieces in the club’s possession in time for the 100th anniversary. The undertaking included the documentation and preservation of more than 4,000 artifacts including, an extensive historical photo collection, architectural plans and blueprints, baseballs, and ballpark artifacts such as chairs, signs, tickets, lineup cards, bases and championship pennants. Many of “The Nation’s Archives” will be on display throughout the ballpark during the 2012 season for fans to enjoy.


December 9, 2011
Pujols Merchandise Becomes Hard To Sell.   Pujols' move from the Cardinals to the Angels is more than just a hot topic, it's impacting business. Sports collectable shops are bracing for a backlash from Cardinal fans as Pujols memorabilia becomes difficult to sell.


December 8, 2011
Red Sox to hold City of Palms yard sale.   Boston Red Sox fans will get an opportunity to own part of history on Dec. 17. The team is set to hold a yard sale featuring a selection of items from the team's old spring-training digs.


December 8, 2011
Panini Offers More Previews of Coming Baseball Products.   Here's a peek at some of the inserts slated for inclusion in the upcoming 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball and 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball Sets.


December 8, 2011
Topps Prepares 2012 Gold Rush Wrapper Redemption Program.   Next year’s Topps baseball card set will be all about gold, and the company unveiled another aspect of its flagship product line’s hued focus exclusively to Beckett Media on Wednesday.


December 7, 2011

Lelands's Fall 2011 Auction Closes December 16.
  Among the featured items in Lelands.com current auction, which closes December 16, is an extremely rare jersey worn by baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, Derek Jeter’s ball from his 3000th hit at bat, a 1971 Pele Brazil Game Worn Jersey, and championship rings from Jim Katcavage and Darvin Ham.


December 7, 2011
Cam Newton gives 16-year-old fan a football, but team asks for it back.   That ball was used to score Newton's 13th rushing touchdown of the season, breaking the NFL record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. The Carolina Panthers equipment staff knew that and had an inkling that the Pro Football Hall of Fame may want the piece of memorabilia.


December 7, 2011
Legendary Auctions Tabbed as Seller of the Fabled Dreier Collection.   Due to the size, scope and significance of the Dreier Collection, it will take nearly two years and several sale events to publicly offer all of the sports-related material. The Dreier Collection will be sold in a combination of private treaty, online events and live auctions. The private treaty sale is scheduled to begin immediately and will feature vintage sports items that offer once-in-a-lifetime collecting opportunities including one of the finest T206 Honus Wagner cards in the hobby, graded PSA VG-EX 4.


December 7, 2011
Charlie Sheen’s Heisman Trophy.   Sheen purchased Charles White’s trophy for $184,000 – and reportedly sold it for a profit – as well as the ball that famously rolled through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner during Game Six of the 1986 World Series. He paid $92,500 for that in 1992.


December 6, 2011
Top 10: Baseball Card Values Selling on eBay - Highest Sold Prices.   WhatSellsBest.com, a website tracking top items selling on eBay, adds a new Top 10 list for keeping tabs on rare Baseball Cards selling on eBay.


December 6, 2011
Upper Deck Vault Loses Nearly $4 Million Thanks to Settlement.   On November 30, 2011, the United States District Court in Nevada entered judgment in favor of anime company, Aniplex, Incorporated and against Upper Deck over a breach of contract action having to do with the “Kiba” animated series.


December 6, 2011
Grey Flannel Hits. $2.3 million, DiMaggio Jersey Sells for $256,858.   Grey Flannel’s $2,360,499 auction total was bolstered by another iconic Yankee treasure – a baseball signed by the 1927 World Championship team powered by the fearsome lineup of batters known as “Murderers Row.” The signatures on the ball include those of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The ball flew out of the park with a winning bid of $86,581.


December 5, 2011
7 New Ways To Collect Sports Cards.   All too often we find ourselves in between collections, in a rut, or simply looking for a different angle on the hobby we all share and love. Here are ways to approach our collecting goals from a different angle.


December 5, 2011
Panini America Previews 2011 Playoff Contenders’ Super Bowl Tickets Set.   One of the surprise hits of 2010 was the history-laden Super Bowl Tickets insert that created a secondary-market frenzy and a new must-have set-building target.


December 5, 2011
Wikicollecting Top 10 Most Expensive Baseball Cards.   Discover the world's most valuable baseball cards with this top ten guide from Wikicollecting.org.


December 3, 2011
What's the benefit of Packers stock?   As the day draws near for Packers stock to go on sale, a word of caution from some that buyers should be aware on what they are or are not getting.


December 2, 2011
Father-and-son’s football passion leads to popular jersey business.   The jersey idea was one that Matt Steichen never thought would develop into a business. He designed the first jersey for a trip he and his father take every year to the city that hosts the Super Bowl, where there’s a plethora of events and parties.


December 2, 2011
When a Piece of Cardboard Satisfies.   It’s readily apparent that, a century after its release, this card commands attention no matter what. It’s a classic in any condition, and it’s one that’s still readily available for those looking unlike many of Mathewson’s other cards. It’s one of just 700 Mathewsons cataloged on Beckett.com — cards that total nearly half a million dollars in value … yet another sign that I am out of my league with this realm of collecting.


December 2, 2011
Memory Lane To Auction Six-Figure Eddie Plank T206 Card.   A PSA 5 Eddie Plank T206 card is among the treasures up for sale in Memory Lane Inc.’s Winter Classics Auction which opens on Saturday. A lower-grade copy of the card — one of the rarest cards from one of the most widely collected sets of the early 1900s — sold for more than $90,000 in a sale by the Tustin, Calif.-based auction house earlier this year, meaning this one should fetch six-figures easily.


December 1, 2011
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Upper Deck Lawsuit Trial to Begin Dec. 12.   In the lawsuit, Abdul-Jabbar is alleging that a trading card company misused his image, by using his image from his UCLA playing days on a trading card without his permission.


December 1, 2011
No clearing up the rookie-card dilemma.   While that discussion continues, another has arisen in regard to baseball cards. Now, there's a disagreement as to which fully licensed issues really count as numero uno.


December 1, 2011
Sports collector turns passion into business.   Kevin Ivory is like the boxer who gets knocked down, but keeps getting up again. Perhaps it’s appropriate that he’s now running a business called All-Star Sports Collectibles.


December 1, 2011
What Does Card Collecting Mean to you?   Collecting is not about the money spent or the money made, there is no amount of money that will replace the feelings had when we would sit around that table marking checklists. It was a wonderful time then, and it will be just as wonderful sharing the same experiences with my own child.


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?