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2015 Topps Inception Football Preview

Russell Wilson 2015 Topps Inception

Packing 5 hits per box, 2015 Topps Inception Football will arrive during next summer’s training camps.

Harry Kalas’ World Series Ring, Vintage Phillies Items at Auction

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Citizens Bank Park will host a Hunt Auctions event next month with Harry Kalas’ 2008 World Series ring and hundreds of other lots of Phillies memorabilia on the block.

Andy Warhol, Vintage Baseball Cards Part of New Exhibit

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Some famous baseball-related works by Andy Warhol join a collection of vintage baseball cards in a free upcoming exhibit in Cincinnati.

Ephrata Lions Club Show Returns for 36th Year

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One of the hobby’s longest running card shows returns Saturday in Pennsylvania.

NJ Attorney General: No Charges in Bogus Memorabilia Case

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WPIX-TV says an investigation into a New Jersey prosecutor’s handling of the sale of seized goods went nowhere.

Autographed Card Request Returned…20 Years Later

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An Iowa collector gets a big surprise: a hockey card he’d sent away for an autograph in 1995 is finally returned.

Unopened Product Bonanza at Collect Auctions

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More than four dozen lots in Collect Auctions’ latest sale are devoted to unopened material including a 1975 Topps Baseball vending case.

Early 1950s Mantle Bat, Jersey Coming to Auction

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A bat dating to the dawn of Mickey Mantle’s big league career and a jersey worn during the 1952 season are both expected to reach well into six figures.

Notes: Prospect Signing Boatload of Autographs

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An NFL Draft prospect talks about the massive amount of autographs he’s signing for card companies; Topps delays 5-Star, MJ’s shoes, Hull’s mullet–and more.

Ruth Rookie Tops $90,000 in Mile High Auction

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Babe Ruth cards were generating a lot of interest in Mile High Card Company’s first auction of 2015 but so did one of the best 1961 Topps sets in existence.

Exhibit Focused on Presidents and Baseball

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From past presidents to Hall of Famers, a new baseball exhibit at the George W. Bush Museum and Library includes artifacts, photos and historic documents.

Editor’s Blog: Collector Research Yields Insight into 1916 Gimbels Baseball Cards

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A collector’s discovery inside a 99-year-old newspaper has shed some light on the distribution of the M101-4 Gimbels baseball cards.

Mantle Boom on Display at White Plains

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The market for early Mickey Mantle cards is just one observation at the recent White Plains card show.

Topps Recalls Tribute; Offers Exchange, Bonus

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Topps has issued a recall of its 2015 Tribute Baseball product, saying a “UV contamination” caused issues with autographed cards in the high-end release.

1887 Four Base Hits Clarkson Found in Pages of Old Bible

John Clarkson 4 Base Hits

It’s one-of-a-kind and so is the story behind a rare 19th century baseball card discovered last year and heading to auction.

KY Shop Owner Calling It Quits After 29 Years

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He started when Jose Canseco rookie cards were hot and survived the industry’s ups and downs but next month will be the last for a Kentucky card shop owner.

New Discoveries Rewrite Old Pinback Button Checklists

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A new consignment of vintage pinback baseball buttons featuring Hall of Fame players has created new additions to checklists.

eBay Adjusts Pricing for Sellers

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eBay has announced some changes it says are aimed at getting sellers to use the most effective listing format and durations.

Topps, Panini Reveal Product Additions, Adjustments

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Topps is eliminating some products and changing release dates of others while Panini is promising more options for collectors in its Rewards program.

Upper Deck Renews Autograph Contract with Michael Jordan

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NBA license or not, Upper Deck is apparently hanging on to its most valuable hoops asset with news of a renewed autograph partnership with Michael Jordan.