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Auction Exec Set to Change Plea in Federal Fraud Case

Legendary Auctions President Doug Allen.

Doug Allen, former president of Mastro Auctions and current head of Legendary Auctions, is expected to plead guilty to shill bidding customers.

Goldin to Hold Live Auction at 2015 National

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This year’s show is still going on but Goldin Auctions has announced plans to hold a live event at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Vintage Pack Break at the NSCC: 1968 Topps Cello

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Join Just Collect for the NSCC Vintage Pack Rip of the Day as a 1968 Topps Baseball cello pack draws a crowd at the National.

NSCC: Vintage Pack Market Strong

1970s baseball card unopened boxes

New buyers entering the market are helping fuel the rush to vintage unopened sports card packs and boxes. A chat with BBCE’s Reed Kasaoka.

Updated: Photos, Video from 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention

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Photos and video from the opening of the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.

Panini Strikes Exclusive Deal with NFL Players Beginning in 2016

NFL Players Panini

It appears Topps will no longer have an NFL trading card deal after 2015 following the announcement Thursday that puts the NFLPA in Panini’s pocket.

Case Breaker Stays Busy All Day…All Night

Case Break Pavilion

Opening boxes live on the internet has become a major part of the sports card industry and the breakers have their own home at this year’s National.

Photo of the Day: Gehrig Stretches But…

Lloyd Waner safe 1927 World Series

A close play at first involving two Hall of Famers is our Photo of the Day and we chat with RMY’s Rhys Yeakley at the NSCC.

Babe Ruth Memorabilia Exhibit Draws Crowds at NSCC

Red Sox Babe Ruth panoramic team photo

High grade cards, autographs and memorabilia from the career and life of Babe Ruth are on display at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

At the NSCC: Autographed Cleveland Spiders Photos Once Owned by Cy Young

Pifer and Becker autographed Cy Young photo

A look at some Cleveland Spiders 1893 Pifer & Becker cabinet photos that once belonged to Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young set to be sold at auction.

NSCC News and Notes from Day One

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The VIP party brings in collectors who wait in long autograph lines while local media turn out to feature the show.

1953 Topps Missing Numbers Revealed

Joe Tipton 1953 painting

An old communique from Topps just uncovered apparently reveals which players were supposed to be in the 1953 set but were pulled late in the game.

35th National Set to Open Wednesday

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The National Sports Collectors Convention returns to Cleveland for the first time since 2009.

Excerpt: The Card Removal Effect

2013 Topps Finest BGS 9.5 Bryce Harper

In the third of three excerpts from his book The Modern Baseball Card Investor, Jeff Hwang uses poker analogies to analyze the impact of grading on cards with limited production.

Bound for National Sports Collectors Convention? A Little Advice

Chicago 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention

Some tips for having a fun and productive time at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Auction Notes: Manziel Game Jersey, McIlroy’s Open Win Ball, Sparky’s Plaque

Game worn Johnny Manziel Texas AM jersey

A Johnny Manziel game-worn, signed jersey from his Heisman-winning season is going to auction; Rory McIlroy’s British Open-winning ball is already there.

Memory Lane Auction Set to Open with Some of Hobby’s Heavy Hitters

1952 Bowman Mantle PSA 10

More than 1,000 lots will be up for bid including the Rocky Mountain Collection, a fresh collection of 1911 Sporting Life, vintage unopened material and more.

Ted Williams Uniform Sets Auction Record

1955 Ted Williams Red Sox uniform

Additional records set at the Lelands auction included those for a Cassius Clay/Sonny Liston fight ticket and other items.

Massive Hoard of T206 Cards Consigned to Auction

T206 hoard

A group of over 1,400 T206 and T205 cards that remained in the same family for generations, many in high grade, will be coming on the market next winter.

Notebook: Card Shop Business, Autographs in Cooperstown

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Card shops and the industry today, former players sign autographs in Cooperstown and a story about young players’ autograph penmanship.