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Panini Strikes Deal With 3 Schools; Upper Deck Responds

Panini college logos

Three major universities have signed contracts with Panini, which says more are on the horizon. Upper Deck says it’s concerned about ‘mismanagement’ of the CLC license.

Notebook: Arrests in Home Invasion, World Series Profits, Ruth Stub, Target Exclusive

World Series 1915 ticket stub

Police make arrests in that Ohio break-in. World Series memorabilia can be a great investment, Panini takes a basketball card product to retail only…and more.

69 Years After Signing, Jackie Robinson Cards Still Hobby Gold

Jackie Robinson rookie card

A look at recent big sales and the hottest Jackie Robinson cards as a special anniversary arrives.

Long Live the 80s: BGS 10 Jordan Rookie, ’79-80 OPC Hockey Box Drawing Big Bids

Unopened 1979-80 OPC hockey card box

If you’d have only known back then. One of 5 BGS 10 Michael Jordan rookie cards and a rare 1979-80 OPC hockey box are on a record-setting path at auction.

Louisville Slugger Museum Auction Returns in November

Autographed 1927 Yankees team photo

A 1927 New York Yankees signed team photo is among the highlights in the 2014 Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum Auction.

Burls Sports Vintage Set Break of the Month: 1954 Topps

1954 Topps Set

Burls Sports launches monthly online vintage set breaks, offering a shot at some classic Topps rookies and stars from a collector grade 1954 Topps set.

Ruth Rookie, Record Price for Rare McKinley Card Push REA Auction Over $4 Million

1916 Babe Ruth M101-5

Babe Ruth shared the stage with a rare 1932 U.S. Caramel card of a former U.S. president as Robert Edward Auctions wrapped up its 2014 Fall Auction.

Upper Deck to Include Euroleague Basketball Players in 2015 Products

Euroleague Basketball logo

The deal for cards includes autographs and game-used memorabilia, allowing Upper Deck to tap into top European prospects and stars for upcoming card sets.

Notebook: Fan Returns Ishikawa’s HR ball; Giving Back in IL

Ishikawa home run ball

The man who caught the pennant-winning homer by Travis Ishikawa returns it, an Illinois man sells for charity and Upper Deck designs are coming to the Rookies app.

2015 Bowman Baseball Preview

2014 Bowman Chrome Prospect Blue Urias

A look ahead to the 2015 Bowman Baseball release which includes more prospects and more inserts.

Investment Targets in Baseball’s ‘Golden Age’

1951 Bowman Willie Mays

A look at some of the iconic players of the immediate post-War era and the best cards of their careers.

Set of the Week: 1949 Bowman Baseball a Bold Move

Jackie Robinson 1949 Bowman

The 1949 Bowman Baseball set gave kids one of Jackie Robinson’s first cards as it blossomed into an all-encompassing big league look.

Editor’s Blog: College Athletes and Autographs a Hot Topic

Jameis Winston autographed jersey

The brouhaha over college athletes and autographs keeps simmering. Gordie Howe won’t be making any more appearances and Trent Dilfer lends a hand to Panini.

Trout Signs New Endorsement Deal with Topps

Mike Trout Topps autograph

His signature may not be a thing of beauty but it’s in demand and Topps now has Mike Trout’s name on an exclusive deal for its products and apps.

Hobby Pioneer’s Football Jersey Collection Up for Auction

Game worn jersey collection

Nearly 3,400 lots are now open for bidding including dozens of game-worn college football and NFL jerseys.

Hull of an Auction: Brett, Bobby Memorabilia on the Block

Brett Hull 600th goal puck

Dozens of items from the collection of Brett Hull, including game jerseys, sticks and milestone pucks are on the auction block.

Best 1970s Football Cards

Roger Staubach 1972 Topps rookie card

If you grew up in the decade or have developed a fondness for the NFL’s modern history, coming up with a list of the best 1970s football cards is like a parent trying to pick a favorite child.  We’ve listed some of the obvious choices in past articles about the best of all-time (like this […]

1/1 Ruth-Frazee Legendary Cuts Card Joins Other Rarities in Beckett Auction

Legendary Cuts Ruth-Frazee autographs

Beckett’s Baseball Legends Auction is underway with a variety of hard-to-find cards both new and old plus some that may not cost more than tonight’s dinner.

Overflowing with Cards, MO Man Gives Them Away

Tom Killian

Tom Killian’s collection was out of control and his ‘investment’ wasn’t so hot, but he’s getting a kick out of giving his cards to kids in hospitals.

Goudey Lajoie, Other Rarities Up for Grabs at LOTG

Nap Lajoie 1933 Goudey

A 1933 Goudey Nap Lajoie, a set of T206 cards and hundreds of other items are up for bid in the Love of the Game Fall Auction.