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Upper Deck Plans 25th Anniversary Promo Set

Tony Gwynn Dan Fouts City Signatures

The set will include autographs, 1/1s and parallels, but it’s not a direct-to-consumer kind of product.

Case Breakers and the Value Cycle

Prime box break

Case breaker forces and Topps’ policy of “printing to order” are creating a double whammy in the marketplace.

Market Report: 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Cards Soaring

Michael Jordan 1986-87 rookie card

Prices of 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie cards have doubled in the last seven years. We’ve got a look at the numbers and a list of the most watched.

Modern Cards Turned Golden Through Grading

Garvey PSA 10

PSA is showcasing a list of sports cards that exploded in price after being deemed ’10 worthy’.

Mastro Employee Changes Plea

US District Court Seal

A fourth member of the team that ran Mastro Auctions is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge.

The Upside of the Modern Baseball Card

PSA 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle

The leverage in the price of scarce, high-grade, limited print key cards of star players means that the market for the modern baseball card could change quickly.

Ruth Exhibit, Top Rated 1964 Topps Set on Display at Expo

Babe Ruth bat 1932 PSA 10

Miss it at the National? An exhibit of Babe Ruth memorabilia will be at the Long Beach Expo in September, along with the best known 1964 Topps set.

1948 Leaf Football Set Sells for $176,299

1948 Leaf Football set

The auction also saw the sale of a first day cover featuring members of the first Hall of Fame induction class and a 1986-87 Fleer wax box.

Topps Plans 2014 Bowman Chrome Mini Factory Set

2014 Bowman Chrome Mini Jose Abreu Black Shimmer refractor

Photo variations and ‘Black Shimmer Refractor’ hot boxes are part of the mix for Topps’ 2014 Bowman Chrome Mini Factory Sets, which are coming in December.

Hwang: Scarcity, Grade Dictate Card Values; Not Age

Michael Jordan Game Jersey Card 1997-98

Modern fine art photography and valuable baseball cards have a lot in common says author Jeff Hwang.

Ramblings: Card Shop Owner Opts for Old vs. New

Vintage Baseball Cards

Rich Klein with some thoughts on a shop owner’s decision to stick to vintage.

Topps Museum Ruth Auto Pulled, Set for Auction

2014 Topps Museum Cut Signature Babe Ruth

A Pennsylvania collector’s decision to open a pack of 2014 Topps Museum should pay off when his 1/1 Babe Ruth cut autograph hits the auction finish line.

Dealer Sentenced in Bogus Jerseys Case

US District Court Seal

Mitchell Schumacher received a lighter sentence after cooperating with investigators attempting to snare others who were faking the wear in ‘game worn’ goods.

Allen Pleads Guilty as Memorabilia Investigation Takes New Twist

Legendary Auctions President Doug Allen.

Federal agents put a wire on Legendary Auctions’ President Doug Allen after he agreed to cooperate –but then things got interesting according to his guilty plea.

Brewers Authentics Proves Dirty Can Be Delightful

Game used Jonathan Lucroy game worn jersey

Big league teams are expanding their sales of game-used and game-worn gear and like the team on the field, Brewers Authentics is enjoying a banner year.

What’s Ahead for Topps’ Ownership?

Topps Company logo

Those who might have an interest in the Topps Company will be closely examining a very new part of the business before deciding to make an offer according to one report.

Vintage Buy of the Week: The National Yields Sets, Mantle, More

IX Center 2014 sports card show

While they set up to sell cards at the National Convention, it’s really a buying trip for Just Collect. Our Vintage Buy of the Week goes to Cleveland.

Former Mastro Exec Pleads Guilty

US District Court Seal

According to the Chicago Tribune, Mark Theotikos faces up to four years in prison.

Topps at the National: Feedback, Recruiting, Promotions

Topps Pack Wars

Topps was taking feedback from adult collectors at the National while looking for ways to draw a new generation into the hobby.

Green Jacket Auctions Signs Reality TV Deal

DIRECTV Golf Treasures

A newly-launched golf network on DIRECTV will feature a 30-minute reality series called Golf Treasures.