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Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

Spurned by Card Shop, Find of 1916 M101-4 Cards Heads to Auction

Joe Jackson 1916 Sporting News card

A rare complete set of 1916 Sporting News baseball cards has been discovered and is expected to bring big bucks when Goldin Auctions offers it next month.

Prison Time, Restitution Ordered for PA Man Who Ripped Off eBay Buyers

Prisons Federal Bureau logo

Steven Norris is heading to prison and will have to pay back eBay buyers after he and his brother kept cashier’s checks or sent reprints of vintage cards.

eBay, Paypal to Split Into Separate Companies

ebay new logo

eBay will spin Paypal off and bring in a new chief in 2015.

Briefcase Full of Basketball: 2013-14 Flawless Arrives Wednesday

John Stockton autograph 2013-14 Panini Flawless

At a bare minimum of $1,500 per briefcase, 2013-14 Panini Flawless Basketball packs six autographs, a couple actual gemstones and some new subsets.

Nats Fan Doesn’t Get No-Hit Pitcher’s Gamer but She’s OK with That

Jordan Zimmermann, Helen Gonzales and a signed jersey.

Helen Gonzales won the starting pitcher’s jersey during the Nationals’ ‘shirt off our backs’ game, but Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter changed things.

Goldin to Offer Items from Schmidt’s Career

Mike Schmidt Sultan of Swat crown

Awards and milestone game-used gear from Phillies’ Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is coming to auction.

Huggins and Scott Auction Opens Monday

Walter Johnson Rose postcard

From George Washington to Derek Jeter, Huggins and Scott covers a lot of ground in its fall auction.

5 Cool Vintage Willie Mays Cards You Can Own Without Going Broke

1962 Topps Managers Dream

On the 60th anniversary of his famous catch, we offer five important Willie Mays cards you can own that don’t require a buff bank account.

2015 Topps Gypsy Queen Preview

Black Button Parallel 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen

2015 Gypsy Queen Baseball includes four hits and a special mini pack inside each hobby box.

Notebook: Sneaky Ball Boy and Jeter Ball, APB for 1946 Uniform

Yankee ball boy

A ball boy’s fast hands preserve a game-used Jeter ball, Steiner’s Jeter catalog and an auction house hunts for an item it once sold.

Bowman Chrome Arrives with Advanced Stats

advanced stats baseball card 2014

Six different analytical templates are featured including spray charts that document home run locations, pitch locations and more.

Sports Card Photographer Recalls Working for Topps

Shaw

Owen C. Shaw was one of Topps’ go-to guys on the west coast during the 1980s and 90s but that was just part of what kept him busy.

UFC Star Dillashaw Named Topps Brand Ambassador

Topps UFC autograph TJ Dillashaw

UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw has a new deal to represent his sport for The Topps Company.

10 Most Valuable Pieces of Derek Jeter Memorabilia

Derek Jeter game bat 1996 World Series

His career now in the rearview mirror, we look back at ten of the most valuable pieces of Derek Jeter memorabilia sold at public auction.

Autograph from 8-Year-Old Derek Jeter Heads for Auction

Jeter Little League autograph

A ball with autographs from a very young Derek Jeter and his Little League teammates after a particularly great season is coming to auction.

Vintage Buy of the Week: Hockey Card Bonanza

hockey cards vintage

A Pennsylvania collector’s vintage post-War hockey card liquidation will put some top cards into circulation.

Vintage Set of the Week: Woof! 60 Years Later, Red Heart Set Still Barking

Mickey Mantle 1954 Red Heart

The 1954 Red Heart baseball card set may have come from a dog food manufacturer, but it’s no mutt with collectors.

Upper Deck Offers Prizes for Best ‘Man Cave’

Greg Faragher memorabilia room

Upper Deck is giving away autographed memorabilia from some big name athletes in its new Ultimate Man Cave contest.

Editor’s Blog: Old Plastic Sheets Now Plenty Sticky

PVC sheets

We take a look at a 35-year-old card set sitting in some old sheets, apparently containing PVC.

Babe Ruth’s First, Last Yankees Contracts Coming to Auction

Signed Babe Ruth 1934 Yankees contract

Goldin Auctions will offer the first contract Babe Ruth signed as a Yankee–and the last one–in its upcoming catalog sale.