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Baseball’s Fastest Pitched Balls Join Vintage Cards at Auction

Bob Feller Nolan Ryan fastest pitched baseballs

Fireballers Bob Feller and Nolan Ryan threw the fastest recorded pitches in baseball history. Now, the set of two is up for auction.

Don’t Sleep on World Cup Soccer Stickers Phenomenon

Ronaldo 2014 Panini World Cup soccer sticker

From sticker-filled trucks being stolen to sales figures deep into the millions, World Cup soccer stickers are a 44-year-old mania the baseball card industry only wishes for.

Topps, Kershaw Partner for Strikeouts, Series 2 Cards

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Topps’ new deal with Clayton Kershaw includes autographs, a spot on the front of Series 2 boxes and donations for strikeouts.

Report: Subpoenas Sent to Dealers with Ties to Auction House

The New York Daily News is reporting that a federal grand jury has issued subpoenas to dealers who are connected to Grey Flannel Auctions.

Beckett Acquires Industry Summit

Beckett Media

Beckett Media has purchased the annual Industry Summit conference in Las Vegas.

Bidding Opens for Babe’s Last Gift from Yanks

Babe Ruth pocket watch Yankee Stadium 1948

A pocket watch given to a dying Babe Ruth on his final visit to Yankee Stadium is officially on the block as his grandson discusses what was a special graduation gift.

Take on Goldin Auction: $1.6 Million

Andres Torres World Series ring

A Ted Williams glove dating from late in his career and Andres Torres’ Giants World Series ring were among the top items sold in Goldin Auctions’ latest catalog auction.

Panini Signs Manziel; Signed Cards to Appear in Score Football

Johnny Manziel autograph 2014 Score football card

Panini America has signed Johnny Manziel to a trading card and autograph contract. His signed cards will appear in Score Football, due out in May.

Previously Unknown Matty Gift Discovered; Heads for Auction

Mathewson Memorabilia Engraved Tray

A valuable silver tea set presented to Christy Mathewson in 1917 and a sword (?!) given to former Texas football coach Darrell Royal are up for auction.

Pujols Market Begins to Sizzle After 500th Homer

Pujols Bowman Chrome Auto rookie card

He’s had some struggles in Anaheim but the list of hottest Albert Pujols baseball cards is alive again after a strong start to the season and 500 home runs.

Card Companies Talk About Balance of Tech, Traditional

Topps UD

Card companies talk about new initiatives aimed at bringing in a new audience while trying to bring the hobby more closely aligned with mobile and online.

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

legal scales

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.