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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.

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

NSCC logo

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.