On this page you'll find links to the latest news
regarding sports memorabilia
How much would you pay for
Josh Hamilton’s autographed ginger ale bottle?
Collect.com Auctions current sale loaded with
Mets fire clubhouse manager amid allegations of
World Series items sent off to Cooperstown
famous homerun baseball finally surfaced
Autograph authentication is the key to any signed item
Naismiths original rules for basketball on auction block
Baseball bat used for final Pete Rose hit auctions for $158K
Free sports memorabilia evaluations now available via Tuff Stuffs Whats It Worth
Hank Aaron Museum guide. The Hank Aaron Childhood Home and Museum
includes hundreds of artifacts and mementos related to the life and times of one
of Mobile's most famous natives.
A-Rods 5ooth HR ball eclipses $100k mark! “We’re thrilled to have been able to
be a part of the auction of A-Rod’s 500th home run baseball,” said David Kohler,
president of SCP Auctions. “This ball is truly a monumental piece of baseball
history and one that will no doubt be the centerpiece of the new owner’s
A-Rods 500th HR ball up for bids
The ball smashed by Alex Rodriguez for his 500th career home run will hit the
auction block next month. SCP Auctions has announced that the fan who caught the
ball in 2007 has consigned it to the company's internet auction
that closes Feb. 4.
PSA/DNA has introduced new tamper-evident stickers that offer improved security
PSA-DNA-certified items from autographs to game-used equipment to
Gehrig jersey fuels Grey Flannel sale.
Would you pay
$2 million for a historic collection of more than 10,000 original copies
of almost every Sports Illustrated magazine edition that has ever been
Madoff collection hitting the auction circuit
Ozzie Smith restaurant to hold closing auction - auctioning off its contents,
including the sports memorabilia on its walls!
NFL goes pink and produces
unique NFL collectibles up for bids.
A Babe Ruth game-used bat dating to the Boston Red Sox' 1918 World
Series winning season - arguably the most important piece of lumber from
baseball's most iconic player - realized $537,750 at Heritage Auctions Oct. 1-2
Signature® Sports Memorabilia Auction.
Ichiro Suzuki’s historic run of nine consecutive 200-hit seasons reached earlier
this month is being
commemorated in a limited edition bat.
Items obtained directly from Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson and from
the family of 19th-century pitching sensation Bill Hoffer will be showcased in
Legendary Auctions’ live auction.
One of the most famous artifacts in the 3,000-year history of forgery, the
Mother Teresa baseball, may go on display at a special Operation Bullpen
exhibit being planned for next year by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and
Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Hartland statue turns up after 46 years
* Record final prices on
19th and early 20th-century baseball cards and memorabilia totaled a
staggering $10.1 million dollars across 1,551 lots in the recently concluded
Robert Edward Auction.
O.J. memorabilia lands in L.A. Sherriff Department
Ted Williams fishing memorabilia stolen
Yankee Stadium artifacts auction begins - Countless items, including
seats, available on Yankees.com
1952 Mantle Jersey, 1926-29 Ruth Bat Help Grey Flannel Reach $1.4
Million in Summer Games Auction
George Brett HOF Signed Bat, Game-Used Uniform Previewed at Collect.com
Babe Ruth chase figure sells for $13,600
McFarlane community abuzz with recent find of the rarest
Super Chase Babe Ruth variant
Upper Deck Releases
Newest ‘Pro Shots’ Action Figures of Tiger Woods. Bring golf’s most
exciting player straight to your home or office
Acquires Assets of Mastro Auctions
NBA Jerseys Available Via Auction
Dreams, Inc. enjoys healthy increase in revenues
Bogus Favre-Endorsed Game-Used Jerseys
Upper Deck Launches ‘Pro Shots’ Figure Line Featuring Michael Jordan &
Tiger Woods. Utilizing 3-D scanning technology, trading card giant releases
action figure line commemorating great moments in sports!
McFarlane Toys announces
rarest SportsPicks toy ever
World Series artifacts heading to Hall
Hamels' jersey, Upton's spikes to be featured at Cooperstown
Upper Deck Launches New All-Star Vinyl Sports Figures Exclusively at
Toys ‘R Us Locations
Brett Favre's First
Game-Winning Touchdown Pass Football to be Sold in Heritage Auction
Wyoming legislator nabs
Yankee Stadium's final home run
FBI fraud investigation
rocks The National Sports Collectors Convention
29th National Sports Collectors Convention reports best attendance in a
MLB's lawsuit against Steiner moves forward
LOU GEHRIG WARM-UP JACKET SELLS FOR A RECORD $373,750 AT HUNT AUCTION
Asterisk or not, the ball Barry Bonds launched for his record-breaking 756th
won't land in the Hall of Fame
Griffey's No. 600 ball to hit auction block
Marlins fan set to sell historic memento in Chicago this August
baseball bats are up for auction
Legal battle brewing for ownership of
Griffey’s 600th HR baseball
Fan has 'plans' for 600 homer ball
Amid some controversy, Marlins fan says he's keeping it
Jordan uniform brings $17,750 at Bulls charity event
Sports Memorabilia Remains A Big Business
Montana sues Heritage, Ex-wife over auction items
A rare photograph of an all-black barnstorming baseball team posing in
Vancouver in 1916 sold at auction yesterday for $30,000
'Cursed' Ortiz jersey goes for $175,100
Kings collectors will be treated to another wrapper redemption at the
Spring Expo, Toronto May 2nd to 4th at the International Centre, Toronto Canada.
* Going to a special baseball game and want something to help you remember the
yourself a Mega Ticket!
Sports Memorabilia Trade conference attendees focused on the future
Bonds' 762nd HR ball doesn't meet Kohler's expectations
The Sports Museum of America opens May 7
McNamee sells memorabilia for charity - Former personal trainer parting
with Clemens mementos
McNamee turned over 50 to 60 items, including hats, uniforms, balls and
pictures of Clemens, Andy Pettitte and Jose Canseco.
Donruss the FIRST to Sign a President
"We are extremely excited that Donruss was able to confirm the
industry's first official trading card agreement with a former president,"
said Donruss Marketing Director Scott Prusha. "This year's political race has
been very compelling and garnered much media attention, so the fact that Donruss
was able to contractually obtain the first official autographs or memorabilia
from a president is something we believe will set our products apart."
Koufax to Exclusive Deal
Here's a good article about
vintage sports photos and their ever increasing values
No. 762 home run ball to be auctioned - Bonds' final homer could draw
bids approaching $1 million
NBA, MeiGray Group to auction
NBA All-Star Jerseys and More
Upper Deck's Signs of History Set special redemption cards: "Every
person who pulls one of these cards will receive an autograph cut card of a U.S.
President, but some lucky collectors will receive dual or quad ‘Signs of
History' cards with multiple Presidential autograph cuts or even cards that
include autograph cuts of some First Ladies."
* Sotheby's and SCP To Sell
Hank Aaron's 1951 letter fetches US$24,150 in auction, sets record
* Ironclad Authentics to launch
sports memorabilia auction platform
Hall eager to get 756 ball - Barry Bonds baseball might make it to the
Baseball Hall of Fame by opening day
Artifacts kept by the baseball commissioner are up for auction: "For
Yankees fans, there are an array of items autographed by Ruth, DiMaggio, Lou
Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Casey Stengel. Baseball historians will recall that
Ruth hit three home runs in his final game, playing for the Boston Braves. Kuhn
had one of the three home run balls."
* Plans unveiled for
Jackie Robinson Museum
* The Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library presents the
Born to Play Ball exhibit on display through July 20
collectibles radio show over at Sportscollectorsdigest is now available
in their archive for podcast download, so you no longer have to wait until the
top of the hour to listen to the recording!
Upper Deck and Hunt Auctions join forces
Mickey Mantle's family
tries to block a collector from cashing in on his name
Cooperstown memories on film roll
Yogi Berra museum removes Clemens' jersey from display over concerns
about steroid allegations
* The 2008 Upper Deck Hillary Clinton card mentioned on 2/8 is now up to $2,000
with a day left!
Miller loses lawsuit against Collectors Universe
eBay sellers planning boycott after company's policy changes
Selling on eBay? Keep Eye on Gains
Upper Deck 2008 - Hillary Clinton card was suppose to be removed from this
this one is on ebay at $212.00 so far.
Man wants his1952 Mantle rookie card back
Collectors Have Cast Their Vote for 2008 Upper Deck Series One Baseball!
Upper Deck’s flagship brand returns earlier in the year, offering excitement for
every type of collector|
* Topps did it again. Last year it was "the Jeter card" this year
issue fake card of Giuliani celebrating World Series win with Red Sox.
At this time they going for about $50 on ebay.
Fans snap up Giants goods at local stores
Businesses say shocking Super Bowl win has touched off second sales boom
* Sports Collecting Radio set to debut on Feb. 15:
Feb. 15 marks the debut of Sports Collecting Radio, a 24-hour Internet radio
channel dedicated exclusively to sports cards and memorabilia. The new station
will offer a weekly live broadcasts with the latest hobby news, commentary,
interviews with a wide range of industry figures and athletes, discussions of
market trends, round-table interviews and news about upcoming shows and events.
You’ll be able to hear input from card company executives, auction house
officials, card analysts, authenticators, graders, current and former
ballplayers – anybody and everybody connected to the sports card and memorabilia
* Here's a cool video of the
autographs out of the newly released
National Treasures - how about a Jimmy Hoffa auto! You can have a shot
at it for $500.00 per box!
Kodak and Donruss Tackle Counterfeiting at Super Bowl XLII
presents a special Allen & Ginter Presidential set featuring Presidential
hopefuls including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and John McCain.
This special collection will
be offered only on Super Tuesday!
If Giants win, Eli would be marketing force - Collectibles associated
with him were up spectacularly last month. Brandon Steiner, whose company
markets Manning family items, said, "He now has a second mailing address:
PSA/DNA to certify SB XLII footballs
eBay cuts fees to help increase listings
The operator of a Texas-based website that sold sports cards and memorabilia
could face additional charges after hundreds of customers complained that they
did not receive any of the merchandise they paid for.
Americana is Keeping It Real
Here's an interesting article regarding
Santana's baseball cards and his trade to a big market team
Upcoming Museum of Science exhibit featuring Swampscott resident
Johnny Pesky, affectionately known as "Mr. Red Sox" to millions of fans.
The exhibit is produced by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in
The new beckett site is almost ready - sounds like it will be
fantastic....See a copy of some
Jackie Robinson jersey tops Grey Flannel sale at $341,779
* MAB Celebrity Services
files lawsuit against Henderson
* Shoeless Joe Jackson's
Black Betsy bat fails to generate any bids in eBay sale
Topps announces kids,
sports fans and collectors
can now be on their own official Topps Trading Card
* Here's a nice quote about the sports memorabilia hobby "Collecting is one
of the last things families can do to spend quality time together and have fun
without computers, video games and television,"
Whitey Ford set to auction off memorabilia - Hall of Famer offering part
of collection at All-Star FanFest
Do we really want this variety of sports memorabilia?
Brewers Ryan Braun game used autographed jock strap/cup
* "Thirty nostalgia and collectibles stores across the country were given
the opportunity to peddle the autographed, limited-edition cards to their
customers. For a price"....read
Michael Jordan autograph signing session - how much would you pay?
All-time stolen bases king Rickey Henderson is being
taken to court by a promoter of sports collectibles shows who says
Henderson swiped more than bases
Thankfully there are more and more baseball card related blogs out there
these days - if you're not reading them you're definitely missing-out on the
pulse of the hobby. The
is one that we enjoy and read regularly, but more recently there's a blog that
we also look forward to reading called
The owner (Mario) is clearly passionate about the hobby - the guy is a very
prolific writer, plus he throws in a good amount of creativity into his posts.
Here's a sample of his creativity in his
music video. Good
job Mario! Keep up the good work. Blogging is clearly going to be a substantial
piece in the next phase of online sports card collecting. If you're into the
hobby and have something to share/contribute,
get your own blog going! Want to learn more about blogging? Checkout
who we consider to bet the best and most helpful blogger on the planet,
Darren is always posting great writing tips and cool ways to keep your blog
growing and interesting.
Here's just some of the other baseball card blogs
we subscribe to. By the way, we use bloglines to subscribe to the blogs we like.
is a FREE online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news
feeds, blogs and rich web content.
A Pack A Day
HOBBY NEWS & ENTERTAINMENT ON NEW SCR ONLINE RADIO - Coming Feb. 15, look
for the launch of
Sports Collector's Digest new streaming audio broadcasts, with live
discussions on a wide variety of sports collectible topics and interviews with
hobby celebrities and stars from the world of sports.
Success never gets old for
Upper Deck Releases Record-Setting Card Collection:
The Yankee Stadium Legacy Set!
PSA's half grades spark heated debate
Donruss announced that it will utilize
a new anti-counterfeiting system created by Eastman Kodak on selected
high-value trading cards
Grading Services announce a small price increase
Here's an update on the
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The Yuma County Sheriff's Office is
looking for the owner of a sports memorabilia collection deputies
recently recovered during an arrest
PSA announces half-point
sports card grading scale
* Efforts to improve
delivery times paying off for Upper Deck
* Next Week NAXCOMAuctions.com will
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Famed Honus Wagner Baseball Card Highlights Massive T206 Collection
* Hobby morns
loss of Memory Lane's Cameron
* A Levittown man was arrested Tuesday on grand larceny charges after he
arranged for an acquaintance to pay for his sports memorabilia purchases on the
Internet -- and then reimbursed the acquaintance with $10,000 in bad checks, the
Nassau police said.
Ali to lend name to greeting cards, action figures
* Here's a nice quote we found in an article whig.com...Baseball cards
remain the strongest segment of the sports card collecting hobby and easily
command the most interest. Kathleen McKenna writes on www.boston.com, "People
who aren't raising sports-crazed children might assume that baseball cards have
gone the way of go-carts and Partridge Family lunch boxes. But the opposite is
true: Baseball cards continue to draw legions of collectors young and old, and
the business of buying and selling these collectibles remains as viable as
* Even though it's almost half over....did you know that January is
National Hobby Month? Great time to get going on that new baseball
* Have you seen the latest episode of Topps TV? This one is entitled "Topps
Relic Room" and gives the viewer a glimpse of the process of obtaining authentic
sports memorabilia and then turning those items into game-used cards. If you're
a fan of
game-used cards you'll want to check this out!
Sports Collectors Digest has launched their new and improved web site
Upper Deck Launches New All-Star Vinyl™
Action Figure of Colts QB Peyton Manning
Upper Deck Employee Card 2007 - these
original trading cards are given to Upper Deck Employees
Want to own an piece of baseball history?
Shoeless Joe Jackson's "Black Betsy" is up for auction on Ebay. The
starting bid is $600,000...
Here's a good article about the whole steroid issue and it's impact (or none
impact?) on the sports card hobby.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Hobby steroid fallout
* The National Sports Collectors Convention will be able to move forward
with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plans after the show reached a
settlement this week with one of its largest creditors, Athlete Business
Huckabee card creates media buzz
Nice! Check out the images of the
Upper Deck mystery cut autographs that Beckett was able to obtain
Hospital staff replaces
injured teens missing sports memorabilia
* Ground breaking ceremonies for the new
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame set to add $3M extension
New Conference & Exhibition Takes Business of collecting to the Next Level
Introducing the Premier Collectible Conference & Exhibition - an elite event for
serious participants in the evolving collectibles industry -
* "A kid who's celebrating three decades with
Kansas' first sports card shop, Rock's Dugout."
* Watch the world premiere
Donruss Americana Box Busters video on the Beckett site.
The Upper Deck Company has a new logo
2007 Sweet Spot Classic Baseball Mystery Cuts Set to Begin Production
* Here's a great article written by renowned sports card dealer Kit Young
remembering his friend and
fellow sports card legend Larry Fritsch
Beckett is making some changes to their monthly publications. Be on the lookout
combined monthly sports card publication from them in the near future.
Sports Memorabilia Stamp of Authenticity
* Is a
World Series baseball that's now been chewed on by Jonathan Papelbon's
dog worth more or less?
eBay loses judgment in federal court
WOW! Check out these
1/1 dual autograph exchange cards that Upper Deck is putting out...
Collectors who visit
www.beckett.com tomorrow afternoon
will be treated to this experience. They will be able to
post reactions to pieces that
signing, view questions that
Kobe is responding too and get a look
at what it takes to do one of these signings.
National Sports Collectors Convention’s
management deal questioned by creditor
Texas sports card dealer could face federal fraud charges
As this crook found out....If you're
baseball cards on the Internet it's probably a good idea to actually
* Another busted sports card crook..."Jackson said the
value of the baseball cards was estimated at $2,000. Some of the cards
recovered included a 1957 Mickey Mantle baseball card and several collectible
cards of former Cleveland Indians, according to the sheriff's office"
Here's a good news report about
Dave and Adam's Card World - makes you want to get into the business!
Michael Eisner has his eye on the global soccer (Premier League) market.
Figuring heavily in his expansion plan is the development of “eTopps”, an online
sports marketplace, where “you can track and buy new issue cards”. He says the
service, which was developed with eBay, is a “real market . . . we are going to
take it and turn it into a place where parents can teach their children how to
invest and learn about it through sport”.
* 10 year old son provides
the spark to start a trading card business
Kind-hearted sports memorabilia collector give his entire collection to
kids in the hospital
Beckett Select Auctions lands a six-figure, six-cut auto! 2002 SP Babe
Ruth Mickey Mantle Joe DiMaggio Ken Griffey Jr. Sammy Sosa, Mark Mcgwire cut
(It's currently at $10,600.00 with over 3 days to go)
* Baseball card shop owner is not concerned
about losing money on
Bonds and Clemens memorabilia.
And now for something a little different...how about a little non-sports
related memorabilia news?
Johnny Depp 'Best,' Will Ferrell 'Worst' Star for Autographs
* Papers detailing
Black Sox scandal sold to museum for $100,000
* Apparently not everyone was amused with the Steiner offer we mentioned
email message that was sent later in the day to Steiner customers.
You just never know when a marketing idea is going to backfire, especially when
there's (lost) money involved. Guessing most Clemens collectors were not
Beckett's take on the Mitchell report. Gotta admit, we were definitely
concerned and were watching the news closely on this one. Thankfully, the report
really is not as bad as a lot of us thought it might be. Great to see how many
names were not mentioned in his report. Overall, we think the hobby is in
* We feel badly for any collector who happens to collect any of the big name
players listed in the Mitchell report. Clemens collectors are probably in
shock today, especially if you've heavily invested in him. For your sake we hope his cards
don't tank too severely, but with the media hype on this story it's really not
looking very good right now. Brace yourself for some seemingly
never-ending media coverage on this...For everyone sake, let's hope this report
leads to the beginning of end of this steroid saga!
* Mitchell report:
Baseball slow to react to players' steroid use
* Another look at what could be
Bonds' last HR
* Steiner aims to
take advantage of Mitchell report list
* Eisner parody prompts
2007 Sweet Spot baseball recall
The baseball world is all abuzz with the pending release of the Mitchell
steroid report. If you're a player collector you have to be at least a little
concerned as to whether or not your guys will show up in the report. The long-term
ramifications of all this and how it will ultimately impact the hobby are yet
unknown. For now we'll know at least a little more tomorrow...
* An update on the
Upper Deck Asterisk cards
* Family finds 1914
Babe Ruth rookie card
* Another post about Larry Fritsch and
his amazing sports
Hobby veteran Larry Fritsch will definitely be missed
* Pete Rose exhibit at Cincinnati Reds museum details his baseball legacy
- "The Rose exhibit is more than bats and balls, however.
A baseball card display is mind-boggling in its size..."
Bug spray fetches $673 in auction
* Christmas Comes Early For
NBA Collectors This December
BONDS ASTERISK CARD HITS EBAY (currently 27 bids and sitting at $405
with 2 days to go)
* From the legendary to the little-known,
Heisman history is never dull
2007 UD Sweet Spot Baseball
Debuts New Type of Trading Card - Rookie Batting Helmet Autograph Cards and New
Tin Configuration Are Winning Over Collectors
Mets superstar to be official spokesman of video game. 2K Sports announced
Reyes is the cover athlete and official spokesman for Major League Baseball 2K8
The Upper Deck Company announces plans to open retail store in
* The Topps Company,
Inc. and the Goldklang Group today announced a partnership agreement naming
Topps the official sponsor of the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame.
Scouts will now be added to Topps trading cards.
Heads To Disney For The Pop Warner Super Bowl
* Here's a
cool web site that sports card collectors need to start using for their
"live" box breaks (instead of video). The site is called Ustream.tv. Ustream is
a platform that provides live interactive video for everyone. Anyone with a
camera and an Internet connection can use Ustream to broadcast to a global
audience. If you get one going
let us know
* Beckett posted a little blurb about new web site that they came across
Fakepatchreport.com. This is a very well intentioned site designed to
help report and verify fake patch cards out there. If you're not aware of these
fake patch cards you should familiarize yourself with them. The guy who started
the site is a long time sports card collector doing his part to improve the
hobby - good job Jeremy!
* Memory Lane Inc. has
Extended the closing date of its auction to Saturday, December 15th, at
8 pm ET. This auction is filled with tough graded cards, vintage HOF autographs,
Type I wire photos and unique sports art and memorabilia.
Topps Ryan Howard Baseball Clinic a Huge Success
Sharpie Used By T.O. After Touchdown Sells For $3,600. "Prova
tag" is used on the item to help confirm authenticity
Beckett gets behind the scenes with Kevin Durant
A review of
2007 Topps Update & Highlights baseball
Extra Edition Baseball Checklist Unveiled
Christy Mathewson documents
headline Memory Lane auction
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