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Joe Jackson Bat Sells for $605,077

Joe Jackson bat

One of only two surviving bats dating from Joe Jackson’s pre-banishment playing days headlined the February Premier for Hunt Auctions.

Autograph Lineup Taking Shape for 2015 NSCC Show

Miracle

Members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team will be among the autograph signers at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

McClanahan Jersey, Clemente Items Top Classic Auction

Miracle On Ice Jersey Rob McClanahan

A jersey worn by one of the key members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team and a signed Roberto Clemente bat and photo were the big sellers at Classic Auctions.

Notes: 1913 Proof Sheet, Jackson Bat Generating Interest

1913 proof sheet

A Joe Jackson bat and a mystery proof sheet catch collectors’ eyes at auction, plus autograph hounds at spring training and a vintage cello pack sells for a big price.

Matson Jersey at Auction; Recalls 1950s Racial Climate

1951 USF jersey Ollie Matson

Ollie Matson’s 1951 University of San Francisco jersey will go on the auction block this spring, one from an era of greatness and lingering intolerance.

He Shoots, He Saves: New Book Focuses on Hockey Memorabilia

He Shoots He Saves

Jon Waldman writes about collecting hockey cards, memorabilia and more in a new book that includes memories and memorabilia from NHL greats.

2015 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Preview

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Triple Threads marks ten years with a few special anniversary hits including a card with ten players, ten relics and ten autographs.

Wheatland Opens New Auction With 600+ Lots

Topps 1956 Football Set

Over 600 lots ranging from early 20th century baseball cards to modern era basketball rookie cards and unopened product are up for grabs through Wheatland Auction Services.

Editor’s Blog: Take Me Back to 1980

Topps box 1980 wax

The anniversary of a memorable sporting event recalls what life was like for a collector 35 years ago.

High-Grade National Chicle Football Set Headlines Catalog

National Chicle Football set

Over 500 high-grade and rare sports cards dating back more than a century will be up for sale in the I Own It Now event, launching Monday.

Ali-Liston Fight Gloves Bring $956,000 at Heritage Auction

Gloves Ali-Liston fight

The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston during the famous 1965 fight and several jerseys attributed to baseball greats were sold in New York.

Peyton Manning to Sign Autographs at Chicago Show

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The future Hall of Famer will make a rare card show appearance next month when he does a 90-minute signing session at the Fanatics event.

Joe Montana Rookie Card Still Cool

1981 Topps Joe Montana

If you had the foresight to invest in Joe Montana cards before the Super Bowls…and before Jerry Rice…you did OK.

Old Mill Jackson, T206 Cobb With Cobb Back in REA Preview

Old Mill Joe Jackson 1910

Some of the hobby’s rarest and most valuable baseball cards will be on the block this spring.

Panini Bringing Donruss Brand to Soccer

2015 Donruss Soccer auto

Is there enough interest in ‘The Beautiful Game’ during a non-Cup year? Panini is hoping so with the planned release of 2015 Donruss Soccer.

2nd Part of Fresh T206 Find Sold at Auction

T206 Cobb Saco River

Hundreds of cards from a large collection of original owner T206s were sold through a Maine auction house Wednesday.

Michael Jordan Autographs Cheaper as Legend Turns 52

2012-13-Michael-Jordan-SP-Authentic-Home-Court-Signatures-Auto-UNC-Tar-Heels Have one to sell? Sell now 2012-13 Michael Jordan SP Authentic Home Court Signatures Auto

MJ turned 52 Tuesday and the world took notice. Landing one of his autographed cards is much less expensive than it used to be.

1941 Goudey: Boston Company Bids Adieu

Mel Ott 1941 Goudey

Eight years after making a splash with a major baseball card set, Goudey drifted away for good with a 33-card issue.

Family Considerations Behind Tenace’s Decision to Sell

Gene Tenace World Series ring

A long career in baseball and several World Series titles under his belt, Gene Tenace is ready to move some of his best stuff.

Immaculate Makes Football Debut

Immaculate Moments Emmitt Smith auto

The season is over, but 2014 Immaculate Football will be worth watching as the high-end brand makes its NFL debut.