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December 31, 2013
Top 10 Treasure Hunting Tips For Cool Sports Memorabilia
The author continues to be amazed how often he scores terrific sports artifacts. Here are some of his secrets.

December 31, 2013
A Closer Look at the 1972 Topps Football High Numbers
Most collectors in 1972 only saw the first two series of football cards (263 total cards) and thought that was the complete set. The third series, meanwhile, is only 88 cards (Nos. 264-351) and even the mention that they existed came as a surprise to the average collector late in 1972 or even the next year, as very few packs hit retail shelves. The 1972 set also marked the last time of the era the company distributed cards in series.

December 31, 2013
Upper Deck Creates a Special 20-Card Set for the 2014 NHL Winter Classic® Available at the Big House!
The NHL Winter Classic® has quickly become not just one of the biggest NHL® events of the year, but one of the biggest sporting events of the year. The NHL® has quickly established New Year’s Day as a day they own by showcasing an amazing sporting event with two great teams at a historic venue.

This year is no different as the Toronto Maple Leafs head to the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan to take on the Detroit Red Wings. Crews have been working tirelessly to make sure the stage is set for one of the biggest games of the season. Watch as the stadium is transformed to an outdoor hockey arena!

December 30, 2013
Memorabilia hobby turns into business for mixed martial arts-loving man
A.J. Hiller has accumulated more than 20,000 pieces of memorabilia and autographs.

The love of collecting has led him and his family to open their own business, MMA Signatures.

December 30, 2013
LeBron James’ high school Hummer goes up for eBay auction
The customized vehicle, valued at more than $50,000 when the Heat forward received it as an 18th birthday present from his mother, is now being auctioned by Cleveland’s Autos Direct Online with a “Buy It Now” price of $64,8000.

Bidding had reached $41,1000 as of Sunday afternoon.

December 29, 2013
Attention Mantle Fans: Mears Offering 5,000 Mantle Collectibles Over Three Auctions
MEARS will conducting three sales featuring the lifetime collection of a Mantle fan from Dallas, with many items originating from that Guernsey’s sale. There will more than 5,000 items in all. The first auction kicks off Dec. 23 and runs through Jan. 4.

December 28, 2013
Property missing from ex-NBA star Jayson Williams’ SC home
This is the at least the second incident. In 2010, at least $60,000 worth of electronics, jewelry and sports memorabilia was reported stolen from the house.

December 28, 2013
Leaf’s Sports Heroes Offering Six Autographs Per Box
Leaf Trading Cards has combined no fewer than 12 different sports into a collection that’s sure to whet collectors’ appetites. Boasting six autographed cards per box, Leaf is sending out 2013 with a bang.

December 27, 2013
High-Grade Sets Lead Mile High to a $1.24M Sale to Close 2013
Mile High Card Co. put the finishing touches on a successful and event filled 2013 with a resounding bang, MHCC concluded its Premium Holiday auction on Dec. 19, 2013, and saw tremendous results across the board.

December 26, 2013
Amazing Collection of Football Championship Rings Coming to Auction
Amazing Collection of Football Championship Rings Coming to Auction

At least 12 Football Championship rings are included. Perhaps the showcase item is a player 2012 Super Bowl Ring.

December 26, 2013
Cooperstown gunman captured in Virginia
Authorities say a former employee of a Cooperstown baseball memorabilia store has been captured in Virginia after being sought for pulling a handgun on his ex-boss inside the shop.

December 26, 2013
Goldin Auctions Planning Mega Event for Babe Ruth Debut Anniversary
Goldin Auctions, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Steiner Sports will also make history when they hold the largest auction of Babe Ruth memorabilia – the Goldin Auctions Babe Ruth Centennial Auction.

December 25, 2013
Christian Laettner's 1992 'the shot' Duke basketball jersey will auction online on January 10
Laettner's last second jump shot saw Duke defeat the Wildcats 104-103 in the East regional final in 1992 - cementing the future NBA player in the annals of NCAA history.

It capped what is regarded as among the finest games of college basketball ever played.

December 25, 2013
Memory Lane Conducts $1.6M Sale, Led by $60,617 Ruth Ball
More than 1,300 lots featuring rare and high-grade sports cards and memorabilia were sold.

December 24, 2013
Yasiel Puig among most-forged autographs in collectibles industry
Puig already has become one of the top sports stars in North America, he has been listed among the top 10 "most dangerous" autographs by PSA/DNA Authentication Services, says company president Joe Orlando. Puig is seventh on the list, after Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Jordan. The giants of sport.

December 24, 2013
Asking price for Jackie Robinson rookie of the year award cut 95%
Lelands announced that Robinson's rookie of the year award trophy is available for bidding. Robinson won the first such award for his historic 1947 season with the Brooklyn Dodgers; the award was renamed in his honor in 1987.

The award is accompanied by a letter of authentication from Robinson's widow, Rachel. Catherine Mathis, a spokesman for Lelands, said the company first sold the award on Rachel Robinson's behalf about 20 years ago and that the buyer then is the seller now.

December 24, 2013
The Babe Ruth Rookie Baseball Card I Wish I Had Bought
For the most part, valuable vintage cards and memorabilia of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and other all-time greats continues to appreciate. In this economy’s all or nothing ethos, said a vintage card dealer, Chuck Blue, “it’s easier to sell a $5000 piece than a $500 one.

December 23, 2013
Strip Club Busted for Selling Counterfeit Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox Merchandise
Police raided the Foxy Lady Brockton on Friday and found more than $10,000 in counterfeit Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins gear, according to the Boston Herald.

December 22, 2013
Paul Fraser's Sports memorabilia 2013 auction review
Baseball continued to lead the way among US sports memorabilia auctions in 2013. Whether it was jerseys, signed balls and bats, or trading cards - the appetite for rare memorabilia from America's "national pastime" remains impressive.

December 22, 2013
Sports memorabilia collectors now have good time buying, tough time selling
The consensus among a number of industry leaders is that high-end vintage material seems to be holding its own. However, mid- to low-end items, printed materials such as programs and yearbooks and many of the more modern items have taken a hit.

December 21, 2013
Lance Moore’s original Super Bowl ring bound for auction
In a strange saga, the ring was stolen, recovered and is now being auctioned off because the New Orleans wideout didn’t want it back.

December 21, 2013
2013 Triple Threads Graces Us With Another Year of Existence
Triple Threads - For whatever reason, collectors either love it or hate it.

December 21, 2013
Sports card store turns into a score for collectors
Three years ago Matt Thomas left his job in the State Department to spend his days opening packs of baseball cards. It's the best decision he ever made.

December 20, 2013
These “Bizarre Injury” Baseball Cards Are Pretty Awesome
Baseball players have gotten injured in some spectacularly weird ways over the years. Finally, there is a set of baseball cards commemorating these bizarre misfortunes and the physical damage they caused to some of MLB’s great stars.

December 20, 2013
Leaf acquires Famous Fabrics’ assets
Famous Fabrics has created a number of sports and non-sports products over the years. The most recent releases include Horrors of War II, Big Apple Baseball, and Music, Music, Music.

December 19, 2013
Massive Babe Ruth Memorabilia Auction Coming
If you’ve got the cash to spend, you could find yourself owning some big Babe Ruth memorabilia in 2014.

December 19, 2013
Livan Hernandez auctioning off baseball from 1st Nats pitch
The World Series ring Hernandez earned with the 1997 Marlins is now up for auction as well, along with his World Series MVP award from that year. Also up for auction is his NL championship ring from 2002 with the Giants and his 2004 Silver Slugger award.

December 19, 2013
Former Texas Ranger Juan Gonzalez auctioning off AL MVP Award
Gonzalez has put a number of items up for auction through Lelands.com, an auction house that specializes in sports and entertainment memorabilia. The “Juan Gonzalez Collection” includes seven items and is highlighted by Gonzalez’s 1996 AL MVP Trophy.

December 18, 2013
Panini America Shares Complete Checklist for 2013 Black Friday Promotional Set
Thanks to the feverish online bidding activity still taking place on some of the sweetest singles from Panini America’s recently completed 2013 Black Friday promotion, the legacy of the popular promotion will likely last well into 2014. In the last two weeks, several key cards from the 2013 set have sold for more than $150, headlined a trio of NBA gems featuring Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Michael Carter-Williams.

December 18, 2013
The toughest fight of Gordie Howe’s life
Between the autographs and handshakes, Mr. Hockey, showing the early signs of dementia, knows that the final period is slipping slowly away.

December 18, 2013
Autographed baseball gets special care it deserves
Lydian Fisher keeps the ball in a plastic holder, tucked away in a drawer to protect it from the sunlight. She doesn’t take it out very often, and she wears gloves anytime she handles it.

December 17, 2013
2014 Cubs Convention to kick off 100 years of Wrigley Field celebration season
A variety of Cubs memorabilia will be available for sale or auction from Cubs Authentics, Cubs Charities and a selection of third party vendors.

Attendees will also enjoy autograph opportunities.

December 17, 2013
Year in Review Auction full of worthy items
A game-used baseball from Mariano Rivera's 652nd and final save and an Opening Day ball thrown to eventual American League Most Valuable Player Award winner Miguel Cabrera are among the many key items up for bidding in the MLB.com Year In Review Auction, which closes at 5:15 p.m. ET Tuesday.

December 17, 2013
Famous Babe Ruth Signed Ball to Johnny Sylvester to be Sold
Sylvester was a gravely ill 11-year-old boy who rallied after receiving a baseball signed by Babe Ruth with a promise from the Yankee slugger to “knock a homer” for him.

December 16, 2013
Calvin Johnson trades jerseys to collect game day memorabilia
Johnson gives other players he admires the shirt off his back — literally.

The Lions superstar has exchanged jerseys with fellow receivers, Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown and Cincinnati’s A.J. Green, this season and has a collection of keepsakes on hangers in his closet.

December 16, 2013
Investing In Blue Chip Baseball Cards
Like the average American, the only thing I like more than following sports is making money. As a sports collector for most of my life, I’ve been able to feed both passions at a local sports card show held every few months.

December 16, 2013
Underrated Tobacco Cards: A Review of the T218s
T218s include champions of the day, the day being the period from 1910-12. The set is heavy on boxers and track stars, but also includes swimmers, golfers, pool players, bowlers, aviators, a roller skater and a few baseball players.

December 15, 2013
The story of how Ernie Davis' Heisman Trophy was stolen and recovered in 1976
The most prestigious trophy in college sports, the one discussed endlessly by pundits and imitated by athletes, was once stolen from its glass display case at Manley Field House.

December 15, 2013
2013 Topps Strata Shadowbox Autos Continue to Impress
The set brings something to the table that isnt offered in other sets - The use of acetate and well conceived box hits make this product one of year's favorites.

December 15, 2013
Upper Deck includes former Yale hockey star on Heroic Inspirations card in Series 1
The latest person to appear on an Upper Deck Heroic Inspiration card is Mandi Schwartz, a Yale University hockey player, who died in 2011. She was diagnosed with cancer her junior year.

Upper Deck has put other inspirational people on cards including 9-year-old Jack Hoffman, who is in cancer remission, and UD officials wanted to include one in Upper Deck Series 1.

December 14, 2013
Artist Mike Kupka has Gone From Disney to Dugouts
For Michael Kupka, the answer to the question of “What are you going to do with your life?” was always sports or art. Seems like an odd pairing for professional aspirations, but when you see Kupka’s artwork now, the influence from sports is overwhelming.

December 14, 2013
Newest Upper Deck employee cards feature Michael Jordan autograph
Upper Deck gave employees Michael Jordan displays featuring an autographed card and piece of the United Center floor. A few of the displays have already appeared online.

December 13, 2013
Michael Jordan shoes auctioned for $104,000
Jordan's shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals were sold for more than $100,000 in an online auction Thursday.

The Nike Air Jordan XII shoes were owned by a Utah Jazz ball boy who befriended Jordan when the Chicago Bulls visited Salt Lake City. Jordan was playing with what he thought was the flu, but still led the Bulls to a key victory in the NBA Finals.

December 13, 2013
Lakers security guard arrested, charged with stealing championship rings and $20,000 in gift cards
Although these particular rings did not belong to individuals, it's easy to see why Angelenos might have special interest in the case. A championship belongs to a franchise, but it's also commonly viewed as a city-wide accomplishment, as well. When a ring is stolen, it can mean something beyond it's monetary value.

December 13, 2013
Sam Snead 1949 Master’s Trophy Holes Out for $143,400
The strength of Sam Snead’s enduring legacy continues to be showcased in auctions, as his 1949 Masters Championship Trophy realized $143,400 in Heritage Auctions’ inaugural Golf Catalog Auction, Dec. 6-7, in Dallas.

December 12, 2013
Charity Auction Lunch With A-Rod Is About To Get Awkward: Leading Bidder Wants To Pepper Him With PED Questions
Joe Schiff, wants to use the lunch opportunity to grill the Yankees’ third baseman about steroids, and he will not be denied. Also, A-Rod’s celebrity womanizing may come up. If successful, Schiff should get a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

December 12, 2013
2013 Leaf Ink Football to release next week
The limited set contains autographed cards of some of football’s greats.

Each box will contain five buyback autographed football cards with each card authenticated by PSA or JSA. Only 60 10-box cases will be created. The checklist includes Hall of Famers, and current and former stars such as Johnny Unitas, Roger Staubach, Jim Brown, Dan Marino and Jerry Rice.

December 11, 2013
It’s Time To Renew Your Love Of Sports Trading Cards
Companies like Upper Deck and Panini have opened the market for high-end boxes of cards. While, back in the 90s, a box of cards would consist of 24 packs at six cards a pack and $120 or so, many boxes now run about the same price and feature maybe six cards total. However, within that one box, there are guaranteed multiple hits as opposed to decades ago when finding a hit was like a needle in a haystack.

December 11, 2013
Byron Buxton has Card Collectors Seeking Gold
Buxton's cards are on many collectors’ radars. This Bowman Chrome orange refractor brought $1,500 online.

December 11, 2013
First look: 2014 Bowman Platinum baseball cards
Topps revealed the basics on 2014 Bowman Platinum on Tuesday, with the prospecting line back for the fifth year in a row packing the familiar two autographed prospect Refractors and one autographed Relic per 20-pack hobby box. It will arrive on July 30.

December 10, 2013
How Heisman Trophy winners have stored their hardware
They have lived above fireplaces and in closets, under custom-designed lights and under garbage, polished by caretakers with soft brushes and dropped by drunks.

December 10, 2013
PSA Introduces New Baseball Card Trivia Game: PSA CardSlugger
PSA knows its clients are collectors. Now the third-party authenticator wants to know if you know as much about cards as you think you do.

You can test your skill and enjoy doing it with PSA CardSlugger (www.psacard.com/games), a free online game from PSA that provides fun, challenges and the chance to win prizes.

December 9, 2013
Owens' Olympic gold medal sells for record $1.4M
SCP Auctions said Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle paid $1,466,574, the highest price for a piece of Olympic memorabilia. The online auction ended Sunday.

December 9, 2013
Starting Monday Topps Presents 12 Days Of Holiday Giveaways
Getting into the holiday spirit, Topps will launch 12 Days of Giveaways. They will be giving collectors a chance to win 2013 Topps boxes such as Tier One BB, Finest BB, Bowman Inception, Bowman Platinum, Bowman Chrome, Gypsy Queen, Allen & Ginter, Topps Chrome Football, Topps Football, complete sets and more. Also, collectors can win autographed cards, relic cards, autograph bats, and other memorabilia.

December 9, 2013
First look: 2014 Topps Series 2 baseball cards
Topps released the breakdowns for 2014 Topps Series 2, the second installment of its flagship baseball card product. Its update arrives on June 13 with one autograph or memorabilia card in every 36-pack hobby box or one autograph and two Relics in every 10-pack HTA Jumbo box.

Series 2 will continue where the first installment leaves off with 330 more base cards and a number of parallels for every card. There will be the customary Gold (/2,014), Camo (/99), Black (hobby-only /63), Pink (/50), 1/1 Platinum, Red Hot foil (six per standard box), Clear (/10) and 1/1 printing plates to chase. There also will be silks for some players with those limited to 50.

December 8, 2013
EJ Manuel Joins Stable of Exclusive Athletes at Panini America
Manuel is the second NFL player – the company signed Andrew Luck in 2012 – to join Paninis exclusive roster that includes NBA superstars Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Blake Griffin. Manuel’s autographed memorabilia – including signed helmets, jerseys and photographs.

December 8, 2013
Golf and hockey star autographs in 2012-13 Exquisite Collection Basketball
Exquisite Collection Sports Autographs features six autographs of athletes from different sports. These are tough pulls, numbered to just 10 copies with 1-of-1 Gold Spectrum cards. The cards feature baseball’s Tony Gwynn, hockey’s Wayne Gretzky, racing’s Mario Andretti and Danica Patrick, golf’s Tiger Woods and a redemption for an autograph of football great Barry Sanders.

Woods has been the top card on the secondary market. Three Exquisite cards have sold for $1,000 or more.

December 8, 2013
2013 Topps Strata Retail is Live!
The first cards from 2013 Topps Strata retail have surfaced. The retail cards are looking improved over last year. Although 2012 Strata's box hits were some of the best of the year, it was clear that the boxes lacked other content to keep the packs interesting. Looks like the cards’ design has definitely gotten better.

December 7, 2013
Authentic Blackhawks Championship Ring Offered In Raffle
Authentic Blackhawks Championship Ring Offered In Raffle

Want a Blackhawks ring? You could win one, thanks to a new raffle by Blackhawks Charities.

December 7, 2013
Sports Memorabilia Collecting Made Easy
We’re in a Golden Age of Sports Memorabilia. A fan can go online and buy anything from an NBA Championship ring to an autographed jockstrap. But let’s be realistic about two things. First, no matter how much you love a particular team or player, this stuff should be treated as an investment.

December 7, 2013
Memorabilia a thing of the past for Moon
Signed letterman jackets, game-worn jerseys and signed career-milestone footballs, a Rose Bowl championship ring with the University of Washington Huskies, an NFL MVP trophy are all up for auction.

Moon, a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame said he’s trying to downsize at this stage in his life.

December 6, 2013
Raiders to collect Toys for Tots in exchange for autographs
Fans are encouraged to bring unwrapped toy donations (of at least $20 value) to The Raider Image at Southland Mall in Hayward during two autograph sessions: Dec. 9 from 6-8 p.m. and Dec. 16 from 6-8 p.m.

December 6, 2013
Autographed Brett Favre Uniform Worn When He Broke NFL All-Time Touchdown Record Up for Auction, 12/11
"This uniform represents the crowning achievement of a legendary athlete's career," said Richard E. Russek, president of Grey Flannel Auctions, the company handling its sale.

December 6, 2013
1933 Goudey Sheet, Complete Sets and Havlicek Gems at Mile High
There are some names that just make people jump, even if they have a days to get their bids in before an auction ends. In the recently opened Mile High Card Co. Premium Auction, the company’s last for 2013, Bobby Orr, Mickey Mantle, Sherry Magee, Johnny Unitas, John Havlicek and Roger Maris were attracting numerous bids – and with good reason.

December 5, 2013
Lakers Legend Magic Johnson Shows Oprah His Trophy Room
Magic gave Oprah a tour of his Lakers-themed man cave that features all of his individual accolades and five championship rings.

Johnson shared that he has never wears his rings because of a childhood experience that involved him losing a watch his family bought for him. When asked about his favorite ring, Magic quickly mentioned the 1985 championship when the Lakers finally beat Larry Bird’s Boston Celtics.

December 5, 2013
Dont Waste Your Money On 2013 Totally Certified!
The quality of the design and the concept of the product is poor at best, and it literally adds nothing to the card season. Considering how many sticker auto products Panini puts out, combined with the other products that Topps puts out, it should be very obvious why these cards sell for peanuts.

December 5, 2013
First look: 2013 Topps FIve Star baseball cards final checklist
The sophomore release of the most-expensive brand in Topps baseball card history includes plenty of big names from the past as well as the present.

December 4, 2013
If You Want Athletes' Autographs, Invite Them To Your Wedding
Here's an RSVP in which Peyton Manning regretfully declined to attend a fan's wedding.

December 4, 2013
Auburn Recovers Alabama Game-Winning Football Valued at $100,000
Teams provide their own balls when on offense or attempting a field goal. Because Alabama was kicking, the ball Davis ran back was provided by the Crimson Tide. The ball was retrieved by a ball boy amid the celebration. Auburn, unlike Alabama, marks its footballs so a particular ball can later be identified.

One memorabilia expert said the ball could be worth as much as $100,000 if the Tigers win the national championship.

December 4, 2013
PSA 8 Ruth Ball, Gehrig Goudey Gems Lead Memory Lane Sale
Memory Lane gets set to launch its Winter Extravaganza Catalog Auction on Dec. 5. Hundreds of rare, high-grade vintage baseball cards, autographs and other memorabilia are packed into the final auction of 2013.

December 3, 2013
Forever an ‘Ace’ in the Hole: Remembering Ace Parker
His autograph is not difficult to find, but memorabilia is another story. According to The Virginian-Pilot, Eddie Webb, president of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, knew Parker, and he revealed an unfortunate fact for collectors: “Ace never kept anything. He gave it all away.”

December 3, 2013
First look: 2013-14 Elite basketball cards
Passing the Torch autographs have been some of the most popular autographs throughout the years. It’s back in 2013-14 Elite Basketball from Panini America.

These autographs feature top players paired with rising young stars such as Kobe Bryant and James Harden. Each card will be numbered to 49 or less. Elite will come out in late January with 20 packs and five cards in each pack. Collectors will get two autographs and two memorabilia cards in every box.

December 2, 2013
Jesse Owens' Olympic medal up for auction
Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there's a piece of sports memorabilia that speaks to much more than athletic prowess: an Olympic medal won by track star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Games in Berlin.

December 2, 2013
Adrian Peterson and 10,000 Yards – The Last of a Dying Hobby Breed
With the NFL moving to a passing game, the hobby is moving in the same direction: Running backs rarely hold value outside their rookie year.

December 1, 2013
Papi's beard sells for almost $11,000
The trimmings were collected by Gillette after Ortiz and fellow Boston Red Sox player Shane Victorino stopped by its headquarters last month following the team's third title in ten years. The razor brand auctioned off the trimmings on eBay with the razor that was used and an autograph from the slugger.

November 30, 2013
2013 Panini Black Friday HOF Autos Continue to be Amazing
Black friday usually presents a big opportunity to buy your gifts for the year, and Panini has taken this time to offer some great cards as part of their 2013 Black Friday packs. Aside from the normal (and usually hideous) autographs that are usually part of this set, Panini is also offering cards signed on card by the 2013 HOF Class. Aside from the fact that on card autographs like this are rare, these actually look pretty incredible.

November 30, 2013
Louisville's Chane Behanan cleared in ring scandal
Behanan was cleared of having any involvement in the auction of his 2012 Final Four ring on a sports memorabilia site.

Louisville players were given light gold rings with a large diamond centered in ruby red and surrounded by a circle of smaller diamonds for advancing to the NCAA national semifinals.

November 29, 2013
Corny or cool? Leaf puts cornstalks into cards
Leaf Trading Cards revealed on Wednesday its newest creations — baseball cards with cornstalks from the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa. They will be found in holiday bonus packs given to distributors.

November 29, 2013
Chane Behanan's Final Four ring found on auction site; was it stolen?
University of Louisville basketball player Chane Behanan’s 2012 Final Four ring was removed from auction Wednesday morning by Grey Flannel, a leading sports memorabilia seller, at the Behanan family’s request.

“We have been informed by Chane's mother that this NCAA Final Four ring was indeed stolen from the Behanan family,” Grey Flannel’s website reads. “This lot has been removed from the sale. Please place no bids.”

November 28, 2013
MLB, NHL, NBA, CLC Get Massive Judgment in Fake Memorabilia Case
The lawsuit against 893 websites that allegedly sold counterfeit goods using the plaintiffs' trademarks has ended. The Northern District of Illinois ordered that each defendant pay statutory damages of $2 million.

The massive judgment was not the plaintiffs' only goal. They wanted those 893 websites shutdown. And they got that, too.

November 28, 2013
Tom Brady FINALLY Signs For Panini
His hobby value is pretty much the top of the mountain, and it shouldnt come as a surprise to anyone. To think that he doesnt sign that often is relatively crazy, especially considering how important he is to the hobby.

November 28, 2013
National Hockey Card Day returns to the U.S. for third straight year
The day is slated for January 18, 2014 in Canada and the United States. Upper Deck has promoted this day throughout the last several years to get hockey fans into hobby shops across North America.

The U.S. set will contain 21 cards with 11 rookies. Collectors will get a free pack of cards when they go to a participating hobby shop, and can get the 21st card with a $10 purchase of an Upper Deck product.

November 27, 2013
Snead's 1949 Masters trophy valued at $100,000
The 1949 Masters trophy awarded to Sam Snead will lead a sale of golfing memorabilia at Heritage Auctions on December 6-7.

The Masters trophies did not exist at the time of Snead's victory - they were produced a number of decades later and presented retroactively. A recent sale saw a trophy presented to Snead for his 1946 Open victory realise $263,000.

November 27, 2013
Showtime's '60 Minutes Sports' Armen Keteyian on high end sports memorabilia (VIDEO)
Tune in alert for Showtime as Armen Keteyian explores the lucrative world of sports memorabilia on the next 60 Minutes Sports.

November 27, 2013
Card Set Review: 2013 Topps Archives Football
Paralleling the approach that Topps used in its 2012 Topps Archives Baseball set, the 2013 Topps Archives Football set depicts players on four different vintage Topps cards designs: 1959, 1976, 1985 and 1986. In this 200-card base set, there are exactly 50 cards of each card style, which means that each team typically has one or two players who appear on each of the four designs.

Many longtime stars – from Roger Staubach to Joe Namath – are included in the various styles throughout the set.

November 26, 2013
TV News Investigates: Buying fake autographed memorabilia
They bought half a dozen autographs and put them to the test. The investigation uncovered how easy it is for crooks to take your Christmas cash.

November 26, 2013
Online auction offers a day with Derek Jeter
All proceeds, minus Christie's out-of-pocket sale expenses, will benefit Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation. The opening bid is $90,000. It includes lunch for four with Jeter. The winner also gets four seats in Jeter's luxury suite during a Yankee game; and an autographed, game-used glove.


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