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December 31, 2014
Beckham Jr.’s late arrival angers fans
New York Giants fans expecting to meet rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. were left waiting for hours at The Mall at Steamtown Tuesday. The Sports Scene-hosted autograph session quickly turned into a stressful scene with angry Giants fans berating store owner Sal Argo inside the mall’s promenade.

Beckham arrived 4 hours, 45 minutes tardy to the mall, angering many anxious fans.

December 31, 2014
This baseball post card would be a hit with collectors
RPPC means “real photo postcard.” Early photographers took advantage of the massive popularity of postcards.

Collectors love these private or family RPPC’s as they, typically, were very limited in edition and give a sense of real local history. Some of the rarest local postcards you will find are RPPCs.

December 31, 2014
Ruth Tour of Japan Cap Tops $300,000, Campanella Jacket Hits $71,000
Another high-profile cap, game-worn by Joe DiMaggio, dated to around 1937, when the great Yankee Clipper was still a rookie. Extremely rare and in beautiful, all-original condition, the cap opened for bidding at $25,000 and eventually reached $151,652.

A 1932 baseball signed by the New York Yankees – with 23 signatures, including those of Ruth, Lou Gehrig and seven other Hall of Famers – was a high flyer at $115,242.

December 30, 2014
Giants’ Beckham Jr. to appear in Scranton PA.
One of the National Football League’s most talked-about players of 2014 will make an appearance in Northeastern Pennsylvania today at The Mall at Steamtown in Scranton. Beckham, the New York Giants rookie receiver out of LSU, will join teammates Larry Donnell and Bennett Jackson for an autograph session at 6 p.m.

December 30, 2014
Preview Gallery: 2014 National Treasures baseball
A hobby heavyweight returns to the baseball field this week with the arrival of 2014 National Treasures from Panini America.

While checklist-level details are not yet available to get an idea of the typical breaks, the company has been teasing the notable inclusions of the brand’s sophomore release in baseball for a few weeks. We’ve seen everything from bat knobs and autographs from current Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu to patches and signatures of past greats among the inclusions. Want Barry Bonds’ first certified autographs in several years? They’re in there.

December 29, 2014
Expert keeps track of Dallas Cowboys' memorabilia
The Dallas Cowboys for decades have kept memorabilia ranging from old player contracts to the team's earliest video footage piled in storage buildings and stashed in filing cabinets — sometimes only vaguely remembered.

Although the Cowboys' history is revered, many details are only now starting to come into focus with assistance from an East Texas native who arrived via the Philadelphia suburbs.

December 29, 2014
Collect call: 2014 Topps Triple Threads football
Topps Triple Threads has remained consistent through the years, delivering a high-end product that gives collectors autographs and generous relic cards.

This year is no different. A hobby box will run close to $200 at online outlets and probably higher at local card shops. Each hobby box comes with two mini-boxes, in which there is a pack containing seven cards.

December 29, 2014
Card Gallery: 2014-15 Panini Paramount Buyback Autographs
Next month’s release of 2014-15 Panini Paramount Basketball marks the return of a brand that has not been seen in the hobby for over a decade.

Paramount’s basketball debut is already getting some buzz for its all-Dufex base set and many of its other features, but the to potential to pull autographed buyback cards from previous Panini releases adds even more value to packs. With some cards hand-numbered to as low as one-of-one, player collectors are sure to be chasing their favorites as well.

December 27, 2014
Rare Honus Wagner eBay Photo Debunks His Baseball Card Myth
Lelands, the oldest big sports auction house, came heavily down one side of the debate during an auction of Wagner which sold for $657,250 in January 2014. “While it flies in today’s world that Wagner was anti-tobacco, the theory has been discredited,” it said. “In fact, he endorsed several cigar products and is pictured with a mouth full of chewing tobacco on his 1948 Leaf card. The short print is probably due to Wagner wanting to be paid for use of his image.”

December 27, 2014
Is this the single biggest card of 2014?
In the last few years, the hobby has shifted away from every position that isnt Quarterback, but with a few amazing performances and catches on national TV, Odell Beckham Jr may be the hottest thing the hobby has in 2014. His cards are selling for insane money.

December 26, 2014
Sports memorabilia market - 2014 auction review
Baseball memorabilia has stolen the headlines in 2014. We've witnessed several important sales this year, including Babe Ruth's Red Sox/Yankees contract tipping the $1m mark at Goldin Auctions.

Basketball memorabilia has enjoyed a fresh wave of popularity, with Michael Jordan's career the most celebrated by collectors.

December 26, 2014
Top 10 Sports Memorabilia Auctions Of 2014
Here are the top 10 sports memorabilia auction items of 2014, as noted by the collectibles website Picollecta, with a heavy emphasis on baseball.

December 25, 2014
Live Report: 2014 Topps Strata Football
In its 3rd year after the initial release in 2012, the big hits from the product are some of the best looking rookie cards of the year. In terms of the main hits, they remain some of the more innovative cards around, but its clear that there cannot be a lot invested in the rest of the set as a result. It hurts the box break, which in turn hurts the product.

December 24, 2014
You May Be Getting Duped When Buying ‘Official’ NFL Merchandise
The Council of Better Business Bureaus said Tuesday that an investigation by one of its member bureaus found numerous websites claiming to sell “official” NFL merchandise while misappropriating the BBB’s famous torch logo. The organization plans to issue cease-and-desist letters to the websites, spokeswoman Katherine Hutt said.

Counterfeiters, often based overseas, have plagued professional sports for years. They often pop up in the postseason when demand for jerseys and other fan items is hot.

December 24, 2014
Cards Without Cardboard
Can Topps save itself and a beloved hobby with baseball cards that live inside your phone?

December 24, 2014
First Look: 2014 Leaf Q
Featuring some of the biggest names in the sporting world, Q is an intriguing new effort that attempts to deliver nothing but significant hits thanks to a roster that includes such legends as Nolan Ryan, Magic Johnson, Mario Lemieux and Mike Tyson along with active stars and prospects like Ichiro, Roger Federer, Andrew Wiggins and Johnny Manziel. Each pack will contain 11 or 12 cards and at least 10 of them will be autographed.

December 23, 2014
Sydney Morning Herald Owner Sues John Rogers
An Australian media company is suing North Little Rock sports memorabilia collector and photo archivist John Rogers, arguing that his company violated an agreement to digitize the company’s photographs and has refused to return the collection.

December 23, 2014
The IRS is selling Darryl Strawberry's deferred Mets salary
The IRS will soon sell the deferred salary the Mets still owe Darryl Strawberry, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. The IRS has the right to sell Strawberry's paychecks because he has some unsettled tax debt.

December 23, 2014
BGS Black sparks added interest in perfect 10s
It’s been nearly a month since Beckett Grading Services launched BGS Black — a simple new label that notes perfect BGS 10 Pristine cards that have four perfect 10 subgrades with a striking black flip.

The new label has sparked a premium for sales of perfect cards, a move that BGS Director Jeromy Murray said has also prompted a number of previously graded perfect cards to be re-submitted for the new label and a number of other cards that came up just .5 short on one subgrade to be sent in for re-examination.

December 22, 2014
Rare memorabilia stolen from Safeco Field has Vancouver connection
A sports memorabilia collector says he is devastated after somebody stole two historically significant items from a baseball museum in Seattle – and both have a Vancouver connection.

Police say the thief broke into Safeco Field’s baseball museum on Thursday, taking with him bags of historic memorabilia, including jerseys and bats used by Edgar Martinez, caps worn by Ken Griffey Jr. and a variety of items from other teams – including Vancouver.

December 22, 2014
First look: 2015 Topps Archives baseball cards
Every 24-pack box will include eight cards per pack, while every case will include 10 boxes. The basic set will consist of 300 cards using the designs from 1957, 1976 and 1983. Each card also will have three parallels as well as a set of printing plates. The parallels will be Silver, Gold and 1/1 Black cards. All three will be numbered, though production amounts had not yet been finalized.

December 21, 2014
Beckett Acquires Goodwin & Co.
Beckett Media announced the acquisition of Goodwin & Co., the familiar auction house run by Bill Goodwin. According to Beckett, Goodwin, will join the Beckett management team under a long-term agreement.

December 20, 2014
Bergen County prosecutor offers refunds on sports items after questions about authenticity
Molinelli made the offer last week in letters to buyers in which he called the report by PIX 11 News “rather shoddy.” He said the report was based on untrue allegations. He gave the buyers 30 days to return the items.

December 20, 2014
1953 Topps, 1953 Red Man, Unopened Wax Boxes Lead Memory Lane Auction
One of the best known sets of 1953 Topps Baseball cards will be among more than 1,000 lots available to bidders in Memory Lane’s 2014 Winter Auction.

The set, loaded with PSA 8 cards, is part of a collection consigned by collector Gary Hughes, who has spent nearly a half-century working in professional baseball.

December 20, 2014
Stolen Mariners memorabilia recovered, suspect arrested
Police recovered stolen Seattle Mariners memorabilia, including jerseys worn by Edgar Martinez and other former team members, and arrested the suspected thief Friday after tracing him through fingerprints he left behind at Safeco Field, police said.

December 19, 2014
Love of baseball cards led to $15M online business
Rick Probstein employs 25 people to sell $15 million worth of baseball cards, sports memorabilia and other collectibles a year, which he said makes him eBay’s largest seller of collectibles.

He said the success of the business could be called a “blessing,” but it’s more importantly about hard work, diligence and respect.

December 19, 2014
What would make a baseball hat be worth $300,000?
A baseball hat Babe Ruth wore during his 1934 tour of Japan just sold for $303,277 on the site Grey Flannel Auctions.

The navy blue hat emblazoned with a “US” logo is believed to be the only hat the legendary slugger wore during the monthlong tour, according to Grey Flannel Auctions — except when he swapped the cap for a little leaguer’s hat, resulting in the classic photo of the Sultan of Swat with a tiny hat perched on his head.

December 19, 2014
Jordan's game-worn UNC shoes go for $33K at auction
Before Michael Jordan rocked his own brand on his feet, he sported some stylish Converse sneakers in his college days. Unsurprisingly, those shoes he wore when he played for the University of North Carolina fetched a good chunk of change at a recent auction.

Grey Flannel Auctions put up a pair of Jordan's autographed game-worn shoes, and they sold for a whopping $33,387 on Thursday morning.

December 18, 2014
Longtime Cardinals fan auctioning off memorabilia to help Oscar Taveras' family
The fan, who told TMZ Sports he wants to remain anonymous, is going to auction Taveras memorabilia that he bought just one day before the 22-year-old died in the Dominican Republic.

TMZ Sports reported the collection includes Taveras’ first home run ball, cleats from his first Major League Baseball game, and a worn post-season game jersey – all autographed by the late rookie.

December 18, 2014
A Salute to Sy Berger, From a Card-Carrying Fan
Berger, the longtime Topps executive considered the father of the modern baseball card, died on Sunday at age 91.

December 18, 2014
The Football Card Collecting Challenge: 20,137 Cards from 313 Sets
In the first two installments of what will be a five-part series, we looked through the vintage baseball card catalogs at what could be collected next after you have tackled the popular and available vintage card sets.

In this installment, we look at football cards before moving on to basketball, hockey and the other sports. Let’s look first at the popular vintage football sets.

December 17, 2014
Reggie Jackson's cleats among items available in online auction of Rickwood Field memorabilia
Dozens of items -- from autographed baseballs, to documents to cleats worn by slugger Reggie Jackson -- are available through an online auction that concludes on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Items also include detailed documents providing a game-by-game record of ledgers, attendance and payouts, mapping out the storied history of Rickwood Field and the teams that played there, according to Mike Fisher, president of Redfield Auction Gallery, which is selling the collection at www.redfieldauctiongallery.com.

December 17, 2014
J.J. Watt Sending Something To Fan Who Sent Autographed Jersey
Watt received an unexpected package, a letter and signed game jersey from a 7-year-old fan. Anthony Tarantelli, told Watt that he was the most feared pass rusher in his league and sent him an autographed jersey to remember him when he became famous.

Watt posted a picture of the jersey and letter on social media, and then went above and beyond that.

December 17, 2014
Rare Photos of Ruth, Gehrig, Young in Memory Lane Winter Auction
Photographs from the collection of one of the most important figures in 20th century American sports will enter into the marketplace courtesy of Memory Lane’s 2014 Winter Auction that kicks off Dec. 20. Athletic luminaries from Cy Young to Dizzy Dean are pictured on first generation images, some of which were captured during the most celebrated events in American sports.

The 11 photographs originated with Christy Walsh, considered the first sports agent whose high-profile clients included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jack Dempsey and Knute Rockne. The rare and valuable photos will be among hundreds of items in the auction, which will continue through Jan. 10 at MemoryLaneInc.com.

December 16, 2014
Red Sox Auctioning Off Two Historic Pieces Of Derek Jeter Memorabilia
One auction — set to end Monday night — is the ball used to record the final out of Jeter’s career. The other auction item is first base from Fenway Park that afternoon, the final base Jeter touched after registering the final hit of his career. Both auctions are set to end at 8 p.m. ET on Monday night.

December 16, 2014
Babe Ruth’s rookie card on sale for $695,000
The shop,located in New York City, also has a Honus Wagner card that some have referred to as the Holy Grail of memorabilia — and a set of golf clubs owned by Frank Sinatra that has a link to Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio.

The asking price for Wagner’s Pittsburgh card is $450,000.

December 16, 2014
2014 Five Star Baseball
Many loved Five Star since it was first released in football in 2010. The transition to baseball hasn't been as smooth, despite Five Star having some of the better looking cards that Topps creates.

With the recent release of Dynasty, Topps proved that super high end in baseball can create buzz, but 2014 Five Star doesnt seem to do anything with it for a few specific reasons.

December 15, 2014
Sy Berger’s creativity, hustle defined Topps’ success
Seymour P. “Sy” Berger, the iconic Topps employee known as the “father of modern day baseball cards,” died early Sunday at his home in Rockville Center, New York, said baseball historian Marty Appel, a friend and former public relations man for Topps who made the announcement on behalf of the family. Berger was 91.

December 15, 2014
Show Circuit Wrapup: Nov. Fanatics Sports Spectacular
The show featured, as usual, an amazing lineup of autograph guests, including 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, 16-time World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair and six-time NBA Champion Scottie Pippen. Other show signers included Jose Abreu, Anthony Rizzo, Fergie Jenkins, Lou Brock, Kyle Fuller, Jim Leyland, Ryne Sandberg, Jim Thome, Franco Harris and Lynn Swann , among others.

Here’s a look at some of the souvenirs seen on the convention’s show floor, which attracted about 8,000 attendees.

December 14, 2014
Panini Teases 2014 Immaculate Football
Panini teased it’s upcoming debut release of 2014 Immaculate Football with 11 autographed card images that arrived this week. No other information was given for the product. From the looks of the cards, it will be pretty high-end in the league, at least in quality, with Flawless and National Treasures.

December 13, 2014
Billy Crystal's $239,000 Mickey Mantle Glove Gets Boost From Rare Note
In SCP’s recent auction the big news was a T206 Honus Wagner tobacco card which sold for $403,666 and a Near Mint 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card which fetched $268,664, twice the previous record for a card in that condition.(Prices include buyer’s premium). But buried in one of the auction lots was a fascinating document that sheds light on the Mickey Mantle legend.

December 13, 2014
College Football Fan Has Full-size Helmets For Every Bowl Game In Ultimate Man Cave Attraction
There are 38 bowl games this year and Gironda has all 76 helmets of those teams participating in a bowl game this year, which is a pretty awesome feat that I doubt many other man caves can match.

December 13, 2014
BVG 5.5 1952 Topps Mantle Variant Highlights December Auction
For collectors unaware of why this card is so unique, it is a small variation where the stitching on the number circle on the back of the card points right instead of left and last “E” in Mantle’s facsimile signature on the front stops instead of curling up.

December 12, 2014
Raiders to sign autographs for Toys for Tots
Over the next two Mondays before Christmas -- December 15 and 22 from 6pm to 8pm -- Raiders players will be out at the Southland Mall in Hayward signing autographs in exchange for new, unwrapped toys valued at $20 or more.

Players signing Monday December 14 will be Brice Butler, Rod Streater, Maurice Jones-Drew, Darren McFadden, and Marcel Reece.

The players who will be on hand for the December 22 signing have not been announced.

December 12, 2014
Basketball Hall sues Grey Flannel Auctions
A major auction house has been sued by the Basketball Hall of Fame for unpaid payments required as part of their long-running relationship with the Hall for an annual auction that coincides with enshrinement ceremonies.

According to a report by MassLive.com, Grey Flannel Auctions owes the Hall at least $100,000 in unpaid payments required by the deal. The lawsuit, according to the report, seeks $225,000 for breach of contract and subsequent damages.

December 12, 2014
Series III, Die-Cut World Football League Cards Now Available
Just in time for the holidays, Rickie Franklin shared the news that WFL Football Cards has released a Series III set and there are new WFL Die-Cut cards available on the company’s website: http://cards.charlottehornetswfl.com/.

December 11, 2014
Vintage Singles Set Records in Million-Dollar Mile High Auction
Mile High Card Co. has successfully wrapped up an event-filled 2014 with its Premium catalog auction on Dec. 3, which delivered tremendous results and included many record prices realized.

As has become customary for MHCC over the past few years, the auction offered a smaller lot size with select higher-level items.

December 11, 2014
Rams and Topps produce card with game-used mascot fur
The Rams have teamed up with Topps to produce a card that features Rampage, the Rams mascot. It's not just any card though, the card will also include a swatch of game-used mascot fur.

December 11, 2014
National Hockey Card Day Is Back Again In 2015
The celebration continues for Upper Deck‘s 25th season of making trading cards licensed by the NHL and NHLPA and collectors on both sides of the border will reap the benefits when they visit their local hobby shop for the 2015 editions of National Hockey Card Day.

December 10, 2014
Why are sports teams phasing out hard tickets?
To many, those tickets are more than just rectangular pieces of cardboard. They are valuable souvenirs and tangible mementos of great games or special outings.

December 10, 2014
Time To Sell? Experts Say Derek Jeter Collectibles May Have Hit Peak Value
Rather than as a long-term investment, the smart move is to sell off Jeter memorabilia as soon as possible.

An article from Forbes highlights how collector's items can inflate in value -- and quickly. Even experts of memorabilia and auction houses can't always predict what an item will sell for.

December 10, 2014
Walter Payton's letter jacket coming home to his High School
Thanks to several alumni from Columbia High School, a piece of sports memorabilia from one of the top sports legends will soon hang in the high school trophy case.

December 9, 2014
Now you can haggle on Amazon
The online marketing giant officially announced its new "Make An Offer" functionality Tuesday.

The dickering button will only appear in storefronts in Amazon's Fine Art, Sport and Entertainment Collectibles and Coin markets. Sellers choose which items they want to open up for haggling. This allows them to easily negotiate with their customers, said Peter Faricy, vice president of Amazon's Marketplace.

December 9, 2014
Honus Wagner Baseball Card Sells for $403,664 in Online Auction
A recently discovered Honus Wagner baseball card sold for $403,664 in an online auction.

December 9, 2014
’52 Mantle Hits $268K, T206 Wagner Tops $400K, in SCP Auctions Sale
Other top lots included a game-used bat swung by the late Jackie Robinson during his 1949 National League MVP season ($201,851), proving once again that the man who broke baseball’s color barrier continues to be an inspiration to so many.

Garnering a bid of $151,652 was the sale of a game-worn and autographed Ernie Banks 1969 Chicago Cubs home jersey from his final full season in the major leagues.

December 8, 2014
Unique Shoeless Joe Jackson signed photo to sell at Heritage
The only known signed photograph of Shoeless Joe Jackson, the famous ballplayer that became embroiled in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, is set to sell at Heritage Auctions.

No valuation has yet been given, but the photograph will surely see huge bids when it crosses the block in February 2015. Jackson's memorabilia regularly sees top bids, with his rookie bat selling for $956,000 at Heritage earlier in 2014.

December 8, 2014
Joe DiMaggio letter to Marilyn Monroe sells for $78,125
DiMaggio wrote the letter to Monroe following her news conference announcing their divorce, which occurred nine months after their January 1954 wedding. Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills did not disclose the buyer.

DiMaggio, a Hall of Fame player for the New York Yankees, did not want to end the marriage and asked Monroe to reconsider, calling the letter "heartbreaking".

December 7, 2014
Baseball Trading Card Worth Millions Brings Mixed Fortunes To Its Owners
This weekend, one of 60 known Wagner cards was sold at auction for $403,664. The Associated Press reported that SCP Auctions did not disclose the names of either the buyer or the seller.

December 6, 2014
Is The World's Most Valuable Baseball Card Blessed or Cursed?
This baseball card may be as cursed as it is blessed, here are some stories why.

December 6, 2014
Fresh to Market T206s, Ruth/Gehrig Signed Ball Among Attractions at Wheatland
Wheatland Auctions is also offering dozens of fresh-to-the-market mid-to-high grade 1909-1911 T206 tobacco cards, including a Ty Cobb green portrait, along with fellow Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Hughie Jennings, Addie Joss and Fred Clarke.

December 6, 2014
2014 Chrome FB’s Overproduction Creating Huge Issues In the Market
Chrome has consistently delivered the highest valued chase cards of the year, mainly because of how much prestige the Superfractor maintains within the hobby. That doesnt mean the product isnt without SIGNFICANT issues this year. Here are some of the worst of the worst.

December 5, 2014
Why the Reds World Series ring sold for three times the expected price
A 1990 Cincinnati Reds World Series championship ring sold at auction for about three times what the auction company expected. Here's why.

December 5, 2014
Big Numbers Loom in Final Days of SCP Auctions Sale
SCP Auctions’ Fall Premier Auction is just two days away from concluding and the top lots so far include the coveted Honus Wagner 1909 T206 card at $278,005, a Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps rookie card at $185,030 and a game-worn and signed Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs jersey from his last full season in the major leagues at $71,335.

December 5, 2014
First look: 2015 Topps Stadium Club baseball
Autographs will showcase a similar on-card approach in with 50-plus players signing. There will be White (/50), Gold (/25) and 1/1 Orange-foil parallels to be found. Also among the offerings will be 1992 buyback autos, which will be limited to five copies. Co-Signers return for yet another run as cards limited to just five copies, while True Colors autos will be just as rare. Lone Star Signatures will highlight 10 key players with Gold (/10) and 1/1 Orange parallels also to be found.

New for 2015 will be Contact Sheet, a 25-player set that shows an oldschool photo contact sheet. These will be found two per box with White (/99), Gold (/50) and Orange (/25) parallels to chase. Also in the insert lineup are True Colors, found one per box, which also will have Refractors (one in every four boxes), Gold Refractors (one per case) and Electric Refractors (/25).

December 4, 2014
Honus Wagner’s safe has a colorful history
Let’s say you’re wealthy enough to win the Honus Wagner T-206 card — the “Chesapeake Wagner” — that is on the block in SCP Auctions’ Fall Premier sale that ends Saturday. After shelling out perhaps six figures for the “Holy Grail” of baseball cards (even though it is graded a PSA 1), where are you going to put it for safekeeping?

You could stash it in a safety deposit box. Or, by investing another $5,000 — you’re rich, remember? — you could put it in Wagner’s personal safe.

December 4, 2014
‘In Their Own Words’ Memorabilia Line Launched by Steiner Sports
Steiner Sports founder Brandon Steiner has been the innovator of a myriad of memorabilia projects in this hobby, including the original Yankee Stadium collection, team partnerships, game-used collectibles and the sale of stadium dirt. His company is ready to introduce another first for the industry.

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. in Grand Central Terminal from 10-12 p.m, the “In Their Own Words” Collection will be unveiled, featuring personally, hand-written inscriptions of the most memorable moments in sports history as described by the athletes who made them famous.

December 4, 2014
Jean Beliveau Leaves A Cardboard Legacy
Late last night, millions of hockey fans were shocked by the news that the legendary Jean Beliveau had passed away at the age of 83. One of the greatest players of the Original Six era, he was an iconic captain of the Montreal Canadiens for a decade and was a part of 10 Stanley Cup championships during his Hall of Fame career.

December 3, 2014
Burt Reynolds is selling hundreds of pieces of movie and sports memorabilia from his personal collection.
Reynolds, filed for bankruptcy protection in 1996, had a foreclosure that was filed in 2011 and was still going through the legal system earlier this year, and was feeling financial repercussions from his 1993 divorce from Loni Anderson as recently as July.

December 3, 2014
Don Sparks Collection Headlines Huggins & Scott Sale
Huggins and Scott’s sixth Masterpiece Auction of 2014 has begun with the bidding closing on Dec. 11 with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11 p.m. Eastern time.

This is another sale with tremendous investment-quality pieces from all sports and the historical and political worlds. It features another amazing array of items that caters to every level of collector and investor.

December 3, 2014
2014 Topps High Tek Baseball
Simplicity is one of the more underrated concepts in the hobby when it comes to design.

December 2, 2014
10 ‘Oddball’ Items to Collect
Here are some ideas, to perhaps add some spice, to a range of collectors, both naughty and nice. Consider something from this 1960s-70s list, for you or someone you know; without further adieu, here we go.

December 2, 2014
Hobby Win: Has the Johnny Manziel Era Finally Been Given the Green Light?
This past Sunday was a big day for the hobby, believe it or not. For the first time this year, Johnny Manziel finally got some legitimate playing time when the Browns got down 17 points versus the Bills.

The current situation in Cleveland is murky for the first time all year, with Brian Hoyer experiencing setbacks in throwing interceptions and losing games. This means, for the first time as well, Manziel's increased playing time and hobby super-stardom is also becoming closer to a reality.

December 2, 2014
Topps adds Rusney Castillo & more to Tribute
Topps is already adding to the lineup for next year’s edition of Topps Tribute. One of those additions is Boston Red Sox rookie Rusney Castillo, who is now in the fold for autographs.

Another expanded lineup in this one, according to the company, is the Milestone Baseball Relics list that will include 40 players with game-specific memorabilia swatches complete with MLB Authentication stickers. They will include baseballs from Masahiro Tanaka’s first start, Albert Pujols’ 500 home-run game, and Clayton Kershaw’s debut game to name a few as well as World Series baseballs for Buster Posey and World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner.

December 1, 2014
Claims Pass $18M as John Rogers' Dealings Draw More Lawsuits
In addition to the growing roster of civil litigation is the possibility of criminal charges related to a federal probe into his business dealings. Rogers already has been identified as making false statements to federal agents as part of a sweeping investigation into sports memorabilia fraud around the nation.

December 1, 2014
A Stellar Lineup of Sports Treasures in Grey Flannel’s Dec. 17 Holiday Auction
The VIP hat rack is full at Grey Flannel Auctions’ December 17th Holiday Auction, and you won’t believe whose caps are displayed side by side – none other than New York Yankee immortals Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio.

December 1, 2014
Panini Partners with Buffalo Bills, Unyts for Special Trading Card Set
When the Bills host the Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium, fans in attendance will receive a special pack of Bills trading cards made by Panini America.

Players included in the special set are Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson, Rookie Sammy Watkins and Aaron Williams.

November 29, 2014
Upper Deck Offers NHL Team Patches in Blasters
While it has been out for a few weeks now, 2014-15 Upper Deck Series One keeps on delivering surprises as it was announced earlier this week that certain blaster boxes of the product would contain special Team Logo patches that have not only added some strong value, but they also have created a definite buzz for team collectors and those trying to make a master set.

November 28, 2014
2014 Panini Black Friday – Should We REALLY Be Excited for These?
Black Friday is upon us, and with it another edition of the Panini set that is put out every year. Although I feel like free stuff is good as long as the price is what its, then there is a positive situation to this program. However at the same time, there is so many horrible back end things going on with Black Friday, which I also feel would probably be pretty negative if collectors had a real understanding of it.

November 28, 2014
Since 1999, the search for the elusive BGS Pristine 10 has been the quest for every person that submits cards for grading or buys cards for their collection.
A card worthy of four “10” subgrades is worthy of a special label. Starting today, each card that reaches this quad-10 level will receive a special black label showing that the ultimate grade has been reached. The black label is for modern cards only — and not valid for any BVG cards (1980 and older).

November 27, 2014
Bogus Authenticator Drew Max Crawls Out From Under Rock of Obscurity.
Drew Max was paid $10,000 to authenticate bogus material. Obviously for that kind of payday, a man who has been pushed to the fringe of the industry would authenticate just about anything and that is exactly what he did.

November 26, 2014
Huge Vintage PSA Baseball Card Collection Consigned to Auction
Huge Vintage PSA Baseball Card Collection Consigned to Auction

Andy Sandler’s AllSprotsAuctions has started and includes tons of Vintage PSA and raw cards plus the “usual-unusual” stuff.

November 26, 2014
New 13-Card Set Available From Jewish Sports Heritage Association
In time for the 2014 holiday season, The Jewish Sports Heritage Association is relaing a set of trading cards of great Jewish athletes, coaches and broadcasters.

November 26, 2014
First Look: 2014-15 Fleer Showcase Hockey
Fleer Showcase will have a small 100-card base set that is augmented by a large Hot Propsects Autograph Patch subset where each card is limited to 175 or 375 copies.

There will also be some Hot Prospects Autos (#’d to 149) for some players that Upper Deck does not have memorabilia for in addition to a carryover from last year in the Hot Prospects Duos (#’d to 299) and Trios (#’d to 399).

Each of the subset cards will have both a Red Glow and White Hot parallel. In the case of the Hot Prospects Auto Patches, the piece will be replaced with either a piece of glove or fight strap for the Red Glow version (limited to between 18 and 27 copies based on tier) while the White Hot cards feature a larger patch piece and are numbered to only three. For the other subsets, Red Glow cards (#’d to 27) and White Hot (#’d to 9) will exist as well. Some of the base set cards will have a Red Glow jersey parallel (#’d to 36) and a tiered White Hot edition limited to just 9 or 18 copies.

November 25, 2014
Odell Beckham Jr. hot commodity
Originally booked as an add-on to a Victor Cruz autograph signing, Odell Beckham Jr. became the main event at a Long Island mall on Monday night.

After the New York Giants wide receiver's amazing catch on Sunday night in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys, fans rearranged their Monday night schedules to see Beckham in person.

November 25, 2014
2014 Topps Chrome Football
This year's Topps Chrome set is considered hobby royalty, and no matter how bad the year’s rookie class is, Chrome is popular. Consistency is the name of the game, and Topps has ALWAYS delivered in droves.

November 25, 2014
First Look: 2014-15 Panini Paramount Basketball
Each box is expected to contain nine cards and is broken down into three autographs, one memorabilia card and five Dufex cards on average. While a few details were presented regarding the base set in sales materials provided by Panini, they did state that there will be a “Dufex Rainbow” – which may mean a variety of parallel versions for each card. Some cards will also have variants that will fall at the longer odds of once per five-box case.

Every autograph card in the set will be signed on-card and there will be 60 different Penmanship cards featuring both rookies and legends to collect. For added value, some autographed Buyback cards will be inserted into packs as well.

November 24, 2014
Meet the Man Who Blew Up the ‘Bartman Ball’ and Spearheaded the Chicago Sports Museum
DePorter is now the president of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group – and a sports memorabilia collector as big and passionate about the hobby as Caray’s fabled, oversized, black-rimmed glasses.

DePorter is, of course, the one who purchased – and then blew up – the infamous Steve Bartman ball from the 2003 National League playoffs.

November 24, 2014
Panini’s Black Friday Starting To Shape Up
Starting on Friday, November 28, collectors will converge on hundreds of their favorite card stores in order to participate in the program and bust some packs or they can visit iCollectPanini.com if they do not have a hobby shop that is participating in the program. Naturally, there is an opportunity to pull autographs and memorabilia along with tough parallels from the worlds of baseball, basketball and football.

The base set will be made up of 65 total cards that are broken up into 21 current star players and 29 rookie performers (#’d to 499) to go along with some very limited Memorabilia Rookie Cards that have only 99 copies made for each. Some of these cards will also have autographed versions, too, and there are some huge names to be found.

November 23, 2014
Probe that took down Bill Mastro now turns spotlight on John Rogers
Court papers indicate Rogers is under scrutiny because he sold a wealthy Bay Area resident what were described as vintage and valuable photos of 19th and early 20th century baseball players that turned out to be reproductions.


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