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Deal: ARod 3000 Hit Ball is Returned

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Collector Zack Hample will benefit but his favorite charity is getting a big boost from the 3,000 hit ball Alex Rodriguez belted for a homer last month.

1953 Topps Mickey Mantle on the Rise

Mickey Mantle 1953 Topps

Major price increases in the last couple of years have collectors holding higher grade 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle cards feeling good.

Topps Plans Wrapper Redemption Set, Other Promos for FanFest

Mike Trout 2015 All-Star FanFest wrapper redemption Mike Trout

Topps has produced a special card set for the 2015 All-Star FanFest in Cincinnati. They’re also offering a trade in program and other promotions.

High-Grade Vintage Set Breaks in Memory Lane Auction

Sandy Koufax 1957 Topps

Several top quality sets and near sets, including T205, E93, 1952 Topps and 1957 Topps will be parceled out during the 1,500 lot event.

Martin Dihigo Memorabilia at Auction

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Memorabilia related to the career of long ago Cuban star Martin Dihigo, even including his own old baseball card collection, is up for grabs.

Notes: Lynch’s NFC Title Helmet; Curry’s Finals Jersey; Rose in Vegas

Marshawn Lynch helmet

Around the horn with the sale of another Steph Curry Finals jersey and Marshawn Lynch’s NFC title game helmet plus new allegations aside, Pete is signing.

Mike Schmidt Collection, Part 2, Set for Auction

Mike Schmidt 1979 Gold Glove Award

Another of Mike Schmidt’s Gold Gloves and even his Little League Baseball cap are coming to auction this summer in Chicago.

Family History: 1860 Brooklyn Atlantics CDV at Auction

Brookyn Atlantics CDV 1860

A card passed down through the family of one of the members of the 1860 Brooklyn Atlantics is on the auction block.

Former Mastro IT Director Gets Probation, Fine

US District Court Northern Illinois

Not being honest eight years ago with FBI investigators looking into a shill bidding scheme at Mastro Auctions has led to a federal sentence for Bill Boehm.

Editor’s Blog: Best Old Baseball Card Sets to Own

Joe DiMaggio baseball card 1941 Play Ball

Your criteria may vary but here are a few thoughts on some of the best vintage baseball card sets to own from an average collector’s perspective.

PHOTOS: Cypres Collection Aids Reagan Library Football Exhibit

Lombardi trophies

Thanks to a prominent collector, a major football memorabilia exhibit is open at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. We’ve got a photo tour.

Angels Pitcher a Big-Time Autograph Hound

Hector Santiago collection

Hector Santiago isn’t shy about tracking down autographs from past and present players as his own career ticks upward.

Connor McDavid Signs Autograph Deal With Upper Deck

Upper Deck Connor McDavid autograph card

The NHL’s top draft pick, just 18, will appear on product packaging for 2015-16 trading card products and sign autograph cards exclusively for Upper Deck.

Sentencing Set for Mastro Execs

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Doug Allen and Mark Theotikos are scheduled to learn their fate this fall.

Notes: 1960s Chamberlain Uniform Brings $130,054; Premier Bankruptcy

1960s Philadelphia Warriors Wilt Chamberlain jersey

A jersey and trunks worn by Wilt Chamberlain topped bidding at Grey Flannel, an Arizona auction house declares bankruptcy and more from the Notebook.

Okafor, Towns Among 5 Signing Panini Exclusives

Panini Contenders Jahlil Okafor

The NBA’s card maker has reached deals with 50 players including exclusive autograph arrangements with Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns.

New Baseball History and Collecting Magazine Debuts with Cobb Insert

Baseball History and Art Magazine

Baseball History and Art includes stories on past legends, current collectors and other subjects. The first issue includes a Ty Cobb vintage-style card.

T206 Wagner Going on Display at Bush Center

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A special exhibit honoring presidents and baseball in Dallas will include a T206 Honus Wagner card.

Maikel Franco Baseball Cards Heat Up

2014 Bowman Chrome Maikel Franco blue parallel auto

With every game, Maikel Franco baseball cards show up on the radar of collectors, investors and Phillies fans anxious for something to cheer about.

NSCC to Offer $2,500 Per Slot Vintage Card, Memorabilia Draft

National Sports Collectors Convention Main Stage

Over $40,000 worth of memorabilia and vintage cards will be offered to those willing to roll the dice in the ‘Vintage National Break’.