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How Score and Pro Set Changed Football Cards

Barry Sanders 1989 Score rookie card

A couple of newcomers who recognized the appeal of newcomers changed sports cards forever 25 years ago.

Fanatics Authentic Reaches Memorabilia Deal with Rangers

Rangers jersey

Fanatics Authentic has reached a deal to sell game-used and game-worn items from the Texas Rangers.

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.

Stars Showcase Silver Medallions Shine in Overproduction Era

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Silver prices have actually helped boost an old shop at home issue. Stars Showcase Silver Medallions feature numerous Hall of Famers.

A Fake Honus Wagner Tobacco Card With An Interesting History

The 1990s Han Wagner Cigar tin sign

That old-looking Honus Wagner ’5-Cent Cigar’ card might be younger than you.

COMC Claims Beckett Tried to Buy Them; Files Counterclaim

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

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.

The Forgotten Fraternity of Sports Card Collecting

1990-91 Skybox Phil Jackson

2014 Topps Heritage aside, Dr. Paul Lieber says coaches, managers and other notable personalities are still largely ignored on cards.

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.

Beckett to Hold Monthly Consignment Auctions

Pee Wee Reese autograph 2013 Topps Five Star

Beckett Auction Services will specialize in high grade, modern vintage cards but sell other items as well each month. They’ll also sell your stuff on eBay.

How to Use a Black Light to Identify Reprints and Fakes of Antique Paper Collectibles

The fedora hat's inside tag fluoresces brightly under blacklight, showing that the hat is modern.

Learn how to use a black light identify many modern reprints and fakes of antique paper collectibles and memorabilia.

Teddy Bridgewater Signs with Panini America

Teddy Bridgewater rookie card Score football

Panini has announced plans to put Teddy Bridgewater autographs in its products starting in June. He’ll also be part of the company’s promotional effort.

Beckett, COMC Now in Legal Tussle

Beckett Media

Beckett is accusing COMC with misappropriation of trade secrets in a case involving years of card pricing data.

Huggins and Scott Auction Opens with Orioles World Series Ring, More

1970 Orioles World Series ring

A major collection of Baltimore and Maryland sports memorabilia, join Mantle rookie cards, Hall of Famer autographs and more.

Autograph Authentication on Amazon and eBay: Where Does It Stand?

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It is important to know the differences in what the two internet giants allow when it comes to the selling of autographed material. And it is essential to understand the similarities.

Ramblings: COMC Hoping You Can Help Build Card Database

COMC

Rich Klein says after a split with Beckett, COMC is asking users to help build a sports card database by spending a few minutes looking at cards and typing in information.

Leaf Takes Over Sportkings

Sportkings cards

It’s official. In The Game has handed over manufacturing and distribution of its Sportkings line to Leaf Trading Cards.

2014 Big Apple Baseball Includes Cut Sigs, Autos from NYC Greats

Big Apple Baseball box

2014 Big Apple Baseball will be the last Famous Fabrics baseball issue prior to Leaf’s acquisition of the brand.

Autograph Guests at Chicago Show

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Some tweets and posts from autograph signings at the Fanatics Authentic show in Chicago over the weekend.

Old Horse Racing Game Spurred Invention of Electric Football

1949 Tudor 500 Slide 2012

The origins of electric football date back to just after World War II when a young engineer found inspiration from a new invention called television.