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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

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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?

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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

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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.

Performance in The Pit: Trading Sports Cards Like Stocks

Jordan rookie The Pit

ThePit.com caters to collectors and investors who want to trade past and present rookie cards just like the companies in a stock portfolio.

Upper Deck President Jason Masherah Settles In

Autographed Michael Jordan UDA jersey

Upper Deck Company President Jason Masherah talks with Sports Collectors Daily inside the ‘fan cave’ at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Goldin to Hold Live Auction at 2015 National

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This year’s show is still going on but Goldin Auctions has announced plans to hold a live event at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention.

NSCC: Vintage Pack Market Strong

1970s baseball card unopened boxes

New buyers entering the market are helping fuel the rush to vintage unopened sports card packs and boxes. A chat with BBCE’s Reed Kasaoka.

Auction Exec Set to Change Plea in Federal Fraud Case

Legendary Auctions President Doug Allen.

Doug Allen, former president of Mastro Auctions and current head of Legendary Auctions, is expected to plead guilty to shill bidding customers.

Panini Strikes Exclusive Deal with NFL Players Beginning in 2016

NFL Players Panini

It appears Topps will no longer have an NFL trading card deal after 2015 following the announcement Thursday that puts the NFLPA in Panini’s pocket.

Case Breaker Stays Busy All Day…All Night

Case Break Pavilion

Opening boxes live on the internet has become a major part of the sports card industry and the breakers have their own home at this year’s National.

NSCC News and Notes from Day One

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The VIP party brings in collectors who wait in long autograph lines while local media turn out to feature the show.

35th National Set to Open Wednesday

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The National Sports Collectors Convention returns to Cleveland for the first time since 2009.

Excerpt: The Card Removal Effect

2013 Topps Finest BGS 9.5 Bryce Harper

In the third of three excerpts from his book The Modern Baseball Card Investor, Jeff Hwang uses poker analogies to analyze the impact of grading on cards with limited production.