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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].

Case Breakers and the Value Cycle

Prime box break

Case breaker forces and Topps’ policy of “printing to order” are creating a double whammy in the marketplace.

Ramblings: Answering the Mail

Van Lingle Mungo

Readers write about Van Lingle Mungo, the card shop that opted for vintage only, storage unit finds and the dilemma that is the old unopened box.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1968 Topps Baseball

Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps

The 1968 Topps Baseball set arrived part way through a tumultuous year in America and gave us two of the most important post-War rookie cards.

Market Report: 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Cards Soaring

Michael Jordan 1986-87 rookie card

Prices of 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie cards have doubled in the last seven years. We’ve got a look at the numbers and a list of the most watched.

Vintage Buy of the Week: Cards Avoid Dumpster, Head for Auction

Willie Mays 1962 Post Canadian

Our Vintage Buy of the Week takes us to Canada where a childhood collection of Post Cereal cards almost wound up in a landfill.

Notes: Vander Meer No-Hit Balls Consigned, Fake Holder, Cards2Kids, Rookie Card Guide

Vander Meer no-hitter baseballs

The final out baseballs from Johnny Vander Meer’s back-to-back no-hitters are coming to auction. It’s just one of the stories in the weekend notebook.

National Treasures Hockey Marks End of Hockey Card Line for Panini

2013-14 National Treasures hockey

2013-14 National Treasures Hockey arrives this weekend with the high-end product marking the end of Panini’s NHL license.

Modern Cards Turned Golden Through Grading

Garvey PSA 10

PSA is showcasing a list of sports cards that exploded in price after being deemed ’10 worthy’.

Mastro Employee Changes Plea

US District Court Seal

A fourth member of the team that ran Mastro Auctions is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge.

Cornering the 1964 Topps Curt Flood Market

1964 Topps Curt Flood

Our story on the premium prices for a certain 1964 Topps card led ESPN The Magazine’s Mina Kimes to a California man who’s crazy about Curt.

Notes: Gehrig Watch Sells, Jeter HR Ball Brings $12K

Lou Gehrig Yankees Watch

Lou Gehrig’s 1928 World Series watch and one of Derek Jeter’s last home run balls are sold.

Topps Power Players NFL to Launch With Season Openers

Russell Wilson Topps Power Players

The season opens a week from Thursday and Topps Power Players game will launch as well with prizes up for grabs.

2015 Topps Heritage Preview

Harmon Killebrew Heritage quarter

The 2015 Topps Heritage baseball issue brings many of the same elements collectors have come to expect from the brand.

Ruth Exhibit, Top Rated 1964 Topps Set on Display at Expo

Babe Ruth bat 1932 PSA 10

Miss it at the National? An exhibit of Babe Ruth memorabilia will be at the Long Beach Expo in September, along with the best known 1964 Topps set.

Moores Trophy, Vintage Heisman Replica Top SCP Auction

John Moores Trophy

Nearly $3 million of memorabilia was sold in the auction, including items from the Helms Foundation Collection and an autographed cabinet card once owned by Cy Young.

2014 Topps Supreme Football Preview

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One ‘high end hit’ is the promise inside the upcoming 2014 Topps Supreme Football card packs.

2014 Topps Chrome Baseball Preview and Checklist

Mike Trout 2014 Topps Chrome Sepia

We’ve got a preview of 2014 Topps Chrome Baseball and the final checklist has also been released.

Ruth Cards, High-Grade Hornung Rookie Smash Records

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth 149 PSA 8

Bidders chased down hundreds of high grade and seldom offered vintage sports cards in Memory Lane’s Summer Rarities Auction, with several new sales records set.

2014 Topps Museum Football Preview

Signature Series Dual Auto Sanders Peterson

2014 Topps Museum Football will be out just before a new NFL champion is crowned and offer four hits per four-pack master box.

Gehrig Watch, Signed Cy Topping SCP Auction

Lou Gehrig Yankees Watch

The 1928 World Series watch given to Lou Gehrig and a signed Cy Young photo that once belonged to the Hall of Fame pitcher lead bidding in the auction, set to close Saturday.