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It’s a Deal: Group of Rare, Valuable Vintage Cards Will Head to Market

Cy Young cabinet Sporting Life

Dozens of rare baseball cards will come on the market beginning next month after a Florida collector sells off his stash.

Fanatics Authentic Reaches Memorabilia Deal with Rangers

Rangers jersey

One of the sports memorabilia industry’s big fish has swallowed a whole team.  The Texas Rangers and Fanatics Authentic, the memorabilia division of Fanatics, Inc., have entered into a multi-year partnership to sell the team’s game-used and game-worn memorabilia. Beginning this season, Fanatics will offer jerseys, bats, baseballs, lineup cards, bases, and other game used […]

Photo of the Day: Branch Rickey, Cardinals Manager

1921 Branch Rickey photograph

An original Branch Rickey news photo from 1921, shows the innovative Hall of Famer during his on field managerial tenure.

Leaf Producing eBay Exlusive Johnny Manziel ‘Predictor’ Cards

Johnny Manziel Draft Predictor cards 2014

Leaf has produced 32 different Johnny Manziel football cards; one for each NFL team. Buy the right pack via eBay and you can trade it for an autographed copy.

Jackie Robinson Baseball Cards: A Guide to His Best

Jackie Robinson Bond Bread Rookie Card 1947

With the new movie “42″ released nationwide this weekend, it’s possible Jackie Robinson baseball cards could see increased interest. We sort through the rookie cards and other vintage issues of all shapes and sizes.

Johnny Pesky, Kid Nichols Items Top Fenway Auction

Pesky ring

Championship rings given to Johnny Pesky and a 19th century presentation bat awarded to Kid Nichols were among the items sold at auction over the weekend.

17-Year-Old Bob Feller’s Career Unfolds in Early Photo

1936 Bob Feller photograph

While most boys his age were worried about their next date, Bob Feller was striking out big league hitters.

Babe Ruth’s “First” Yankee Stadium Home Run Baseball Heading to Auction

Babe Ruth signed baseball

A baseball hit by Babe Ruth during Yankee Stadium construction and signed by Babe Ruth has been consigned for auction.

Pitcher Who Surrendered Hank’s 715th Had Other Dates With History

1962 Topps Al Downing rookie

Fate can be a little bit unkind to many players. Sometimes we remember a player more for one bad moment in their career rather than a nice career spread out over more than a decade. A typical player remembered that way is Bill Buckner who had the misfortune of not handling what appeared to be […]

Vintage Pack Break of the Week: 1983 Topps ‘Michigan Test’ Packs

1983 Topps Michigan test pack

The 1983 Topps Michigan test wrap baseball packs were a little ahead of their time.

COMC Claims Beckett Tried to Buy Them; Files Counterclaim

legal scales

The jousting continues between former partners Beckett and COMC with the latter’s legal response to a lawsuit filed last month.

Vintage Photo of the Day: “Gee, Thanks Melvin!”

Mel Ott signing autographs 1929

He was the Mike Trout of his time. 20-year-old Mel Ott obliges young fans in 1929. It’s among hundreds on the auction block right now.

Topps Brand Manager Discusses Digital Cards, More with Bloomberg

Topps Company logo

Topps says it’s selling three digital card packs per second. A company rep talks with Bloomberg News about that and more.

Collectors Very Amused With 2014 Topps Museum MLB

2014 Topps Museum baseball box

High end but not too high end, Topps Museum Collection Baseball has been a big attraction at Mike’s.

Collecting Hank Aaron 715th Home Run Memorabilia

Aaron 715 photo

From a 45 RPM record to a giant photo signed by the pitcher who gave it up, items associated with Hank Aaron’s big homer remain popular.

Past, Present Pirates Among Show Guests May 24

Current Pirates star Andrew McCutchen holds Bill Mazeroski's 1960 World Series jersey.

Reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen and other current and former Pirates will sign autographs at a show in Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 24.

2013-14 In The Game Used Box Break

ITG Used 2013-14 box

Memorabilia cards are the name of the game in 2013-14 In The Game Used boxes.

Photo of the Day: Bill vs. Swede in the 1955 NCAA Tournament

Wade Halbrook-Bill Russell 1955 NCAA Western Regional

Two of the nation’s top big men meet prior to their clash in the 1955 NCAA Tournament: Bill Russell and the enigmatic Swede Halbrook.

Editor’s Blog: Rare 1923 Lections Card Set Includes Meusel Miscue

1923 Lections Emil Meusel

Bob is Irish and Irish is Bob in the rare 1923 Lections set. The story–plus news of some one-of-a-kind Satchel Paige memorabilia.

REA Spring Auction Off to Fast Start

Ty Cobb 1914 Cracker Jack PSA 8.5

The giant catalog landed on collectors’ doorsteps last week and already, more than $2 million in bids have been placed.