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News stories related to the business and industry side of the sports memorabilia industry.

Doug Allen Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

Fraud and obstructing a federal investigation will put former Mastro Auctions president Doug Allen in federal custody for nearly five years.

National Hockey Card Day Packs ’em In

National Hockey Card Day brought collectors–especially Canadian collectors–into card shops and in Connor McDavid country they were lined up early.

Panini Signs Paxton Lynch; Shows Off Score Football Design

The Memphis QB will make his cardboard debut in March with Contenders Draft Picks. Score NFL will follow just ahead of the NFL Draft.

Elements of ‘Tucson Find’ in Small Traditions’ Football Only Auction

Portions of a lifelong, high-grade collection of sports cards are on the block in a Super Bowl weekend auction set to close Saturday night.

Jordan Jersey Tops $80,000 at Auction

A game-worn Michael Jordan jersey from his final championship season in Chicago and John Havlicek’s own ’50 Greatest Players’ litho were both popular.

US Attorneys: Allen’s Conduct “Reckless and Obstructive”

The government is seeking a 57-month sentence for former Mastro Auctions President Doug Allen over shill bids and putting FBI agents at potential risk.

Maryland Man Admits to $2.5 Million Fake Autograph Scheme

A five-year online scam unraveled when investigators say they caught Josh Shores selling cheap counterfeit jerseys made in China–with phony autographs.

ePack Program a Big Score for COMC

Partnering with a trading card maker has given COMC plenty to do, but it’s a big win for the long term. A chat with CEO Tim Getsch.

Super Bowl MVPs and their Rookie Cards

From Bart to Brady and beyond, we’ve got the complete list of Super Bowl MVPs and their first appearance on football cards.

Allen Attorneys Ask Judge for Leniency

Lawyers for former Mastro Auctions executive Doug Allen hope to convince a federal judge to turn away a prosecution proposal of 57 months in prison.

Upper Deck Partners with COMC on ePack Program

Upper Deck introduces its new e-Pack website for hockey cards that has both digital and physical card elements and involves COMC.

2016 National Hockey Card Day Approaches

Held in both the US and Canada, this year on the same day, 2016 National Hockey Card Day offers free packs of a specially created set to card shop patrons.

DePace Sports Museum Opens

One family’s huge and valuable collection of sports treasures is now on permanent display.

The True Value of Physical Collections

In an increasingly digital world, voluminous physical collections of publications, paper items and other memorabilia should be treasured, not trashed.

Police Hunt Thieves Who Looted SoCal Man’s Collections

California dealer/collector Don Del Mazzio returned home from a family wedding to find his home ransacked and thousands of cards and collectibles missing.

Upper Deck’s New $15,000 Box of Cards

2015 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Master Collection actually comes in “rich mahogany”. Find out what else 200 box owners will get for their money.

Hundreds of Game-Worn NBA, NHL Jerseys Stolen from MeiGray Offices

MeiGray is hoping alert collectors, dealers and others will help them track down game-worn jerseys worth well into six figures that were taken in a burglary.

California Rep’s Bill Focused on Bogus Autographs

A California assemblywoman has introduced state legislation she hopes will help combat fake autographs…and Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is lending a hand.

Super Bowl 50 Auction to Include Over 750 Items

Game-used items and awards from several prominent players join the Gale Sayers and Tony Dorsett collections at the Super Bowl 50 Auction.

Market for Tom Brady Cards Still Hot

At age 38 and with interest again picking up, here are the most watched Brady cards on the market.