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Upper Deck Holds On to Notre Dame License; Plans New Products

Upper Deck Notre Dame box

Panini has wooed a huge list of schools but Notre Dame has renewed its commitment to Upper Deck with a new deal for trading cards in place.

Jamaal Wilkes Basketball Hall of Fame Trophy Sells for Nearly $45K

Jamaal Wilkes Hall of Fame trophy

The trophy given to NBA great Jamaal Wilkes upon his induction into the Hoop Hall just two years ago has been sold at auction.

Notes: Auction Previews, Feller Museum Closes, Dodgers’ GM Loves Cards

1934 Babe Ruth Tour of Japan cap

A 1934 cap attributed to Babe Ruth comes to auction, hope for the Feller Museum, the Dodgers’ new GM chased cards in the Philippines and Mad Bum’s signing underwear.

Panini: Over 200 Flawless Football Cards ‘Mistakenly Labeled’

2014 Flawless football

After looking deeper into issues raised by collectors, Panini America says a significant number of cards aren’t as advertised.

Updated: NJ Prosecutor Questioned Over Autograph Auction

Bergen auciton

How did some questionable autographs wind up being sold at a prosecutor’s auction? WPIX-TV’s report says it seems to involve a comedy of errors.

Topps Chrome Football Set for Release Next Week

Money Manziel 2014 Topps Chrome Football

2014 Topps Chrome Football won’t stray too far from the formula but the company’s 1963 design gets some love this year and there will be some patch action.

SCP Has T206 Wagner, ’52 Mantle, Jackie Robinson Memorabilia

PSA 1 T206 Honus Wagner PSA 1

Part of a massive T206 collection, the newly-graded T206 ‘Chesapeake’ Wagner card carries a pre-sale estimate well into six figures.

More Vintage Unopened, Lefty Grove Items at Collect Auctions

Unopened 1978 Topps cello case football

1970s and 80s unopened sports card boxes and cases, autographed sets and partial sets and some items from Hall of Famer Lefty Grove are up for bid now.

Notes: Collector Says Mastro Cost Him $300K; Home Invasion Arrest; Panini Signs Wall

Mastro 1933 Goudey Ruth

An angry collector chimes in on the Mastro case, a second man is arrested for a scary sports card home robbery
and Panini will put John Wall on its packs.

Panini Says Flawless Snafu a ‘Regrettable Mistake'; More Wrong Patches Surface

Babe Ruth Topps Call Your Shot

Some 2014 Flawless ‘game worn’ jersey patches were actually not, Topps is using the Babe’s name for its new contest, Manziel gets a baseball card and more.

Oscar Taveras Cards, Autographs Still Slated for 2014 Topps Heritage High Number Set

Topps Heritage High Numbers 2014

The baseball card update set will return in late October with 100 Topps Heritage high numbers and an autograph packed into each box.

Rare Baseball Memorabilia Highlights Mile High’s Final 2014 Auction

Silk pillowcase 1915 Boston Red Sox

Century-old baseball memorabilia and some rarely offered high-grade vintage cards are part of the annual Holiday Premium Catalog Auction.

Give Them a Cup: 2014 Topps Rookie All-Star Team Released

Jose Abreu 2015 Topps

A tradition that dates back 55 years returns as the 2014 Topps Rookie All-Star team is announced. Winners receive the familiar ‘Rookie Cup’ on their 2015 cards.

Collector Suing over Mays Items in Halper Auction

Halper auction Mays jersey

Fifteen years have passed, but a Pennsylvania collector has gone to federal court over two Willie Mays items an authenticator now says are bogus.

Game-Worn Jerseys, ’52 Mantle Top $7.15 Million Heritage Auction

Auburn jersey Bo Jackson

The assembly of recently consigned game-worn football jerseys from hobby pioneer John Kindler has already garnered nearly $450,000 in sales.

Vintage Set Break of the Month: 1941 Play Ball

Play Ball stars 1941

The second edition features a set loaded with Hall of Famers.

Malzahn Sweater Auction to Benefit Managers on a Mission

Iron Bowl 2013 Gus Malzahn sweater

Gus Malzah’s sweater vest from the instant classic that was the 2013 Iron Bowl could sell for big bucks for a charity run by a group of student managers.

Photo of the Day: The Galloping Ghost in 1925

Red Grange Illinois 1925

An iconic, original news photo of the legendary Red Grange dates from his final season at Illinois.

Topps Teases Tier One

15_Topps-Tier-One-Baseball_R4

2015 Topps Tier One Baseball will mark the fifth anniversary of the higher end release that offers nothing but autographs and relic cards in each pack.

NFL Salute to Service Auction Benefits Veterans Programs

Salute to Service NFL Auction

The Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and Wounded Warrior Project will all benefit from the auction and other initiatives.