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The 10 Most Important Baseball Cards of the Modern Era

1984 Donruss Mattingly BGS 9.5

More valuable and popular cards exist but these 10 baseball cards helped to shape the hobby into what it is today.

Hawks Basketball Cards Fly Under Radar as Team Soars

Immaculate Hawks patch

With no marquee stars, but a team that could be headed for a long playoff run, Atlanta Hawks basketball cards are still cheap.

Philadelphia Area Card Shop a Family Affair

Swamilees Sports Cards

You’re liable to find more than one Goldinger family member helping out at Swamilee’s Sportscards–and if you come on a certain Sunday, they’ll feed you too.

Autograph Lineup Taking Shape for 2015 NSCC Show

Miracle

Members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team will be among the autograph signers at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

Russell Westbrook’s MVP-Like Numbers Have Cards Heating Up

2008-Russell-Westbrook-Finest-Auto-Refractor

Drafted while the franchise was still in Seattle, Russell Westbrook rookie cards are finally reaching an MVP-like level.

Notes: 1913 Proof Sheet, Jackson Bat Generating Interest

1913 proof sheet

A Joe Jackson bat and a mystery proof sheet catch collectors’ eyes at auction, plus autograph hounds at spring training and a vintage cello pack sells for a big price.

Wheatland Opens New Auction With 600+ Lots

Topps 1956 Football Set

Over 600 lots ranging from early 20th century baseball cards to modern era basketball rookie cards and unopened product are up for grabs through Wheatland Auction Services.

2nd Part of Fresh T206 Find Sold at Auction

T206 Cobb Saco River

Hundreds of cards from a large collection of original owner T206s were sold through a Maine auction house Wednesday.

Michael Jordan Autographs Cheaper as Legend Turns 52

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MJ turned 52 Tuesday and the world took notice. Landing one of his autographed cards is much less expensive than it used to be.

Value of Conlon Photos Part of Complex Equation

Joe Jackson Conlon photo

With legal claims mounting, the glass plate negatives containing the work of Charles Conlon remain in limbo.

Steph Curry’s Rookie Cards Are As Hot As He Is

Immaculate-Curry-auto-patch

Winning the three-point contest with 13 straight makes is just another feather in the cap for Steph Curry, whose basketball cards are among the hottest in the hobby.

2015 National Hockey Card Days Kick Off Saturday

National Hockey Card Day Canada

Upper Deck is again giving away free packs of exclusive cards during 2015 National Hockey Card Days at hobby shops over the next two Saturdays.

Clemente Jersey, Rare Ruth Card Among Hunt Auction Highlights

Game-worn Roberto Clemente jersey

A Roberto Clemente jersey that serendipitously wound up on the back of young Pirates prospect Kent Tekulve in 1971 is among more than 1800 lots up for bid.

Offer for Rogers’ Business Interests Lacks Financing; Concern for Conlon Photos

Little Rock

An offer for assets controlled by John Rogers is no longer under consideration for lack of financing.

MMA Autographs a Commodity, Too

Anderson Silva-Jon Jones signed fight poster

A female fighter is saying no to free autographs through the mail as the UFC deals with profiteers.

New to Market Album Includes Joe Jackson Photo

Autographed Joe Jackson photo 1911

PSA/DNA has authenticated a photograph as bearing the signature of Joe Jackson. It’s been consigned to Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night event later this month.

Musial Autographs Almost Gone; Stan the Man Inc. Closing

Stan Musial

Stan the Man Inc., which has handled Stan Musial autographs for nearly 25 years, will close its doors and transfer what’s left to a St. Louis warehouse.

1924 Babe Ruth Bat at Center of Latest Rogers Lawsuit

Babe Ruth

Two Milwaukee area men say they’re out a Babe Ruth and a mountain of cash after a deal with troubled Arkansas businessman John Rogers went south.

More Interest in Super Bowl XLIX Game Balls?

Football Super Bowl XLIX

Might Deflategate–and another Brady-led Patriots win–mean more interest in the game-used Super Bowl footballs expected to be offered at auction?

Report: FBI Raid Included Cards Listed as Rogers Loan Collateral

FBI

Some of what the FBI took from John Rogers’ Arkansas business last year were items he’d listed as collateral on millions of dollars in bank loans.