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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.

Bound for National Sports Collectors Convention? A Little Advice

Chicago 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention

Some tips for having a fun and productive time at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Memory Lane Auction Set to Open with Some of Hobby’s Heavy Hitters

1952 Bowman Mantle PSA 10

More than 1,000 lots will be up for bid including the Rocky Mountain Collection, a fresh collection of 1911 Sporting Life, vintage unopened material and more.

1970s Unopened Cases, Boxes Headliners at Collect Auctions

Topps 1976 baseball vending case

Another group of still unopened 1970s cases and boxes are up for grabs at Collect Auctions.

Director: Reasons for NSCC’s Shorter Circuit are Many

I-X Center Cleveland

In Part 2 of our chat with NSCC Director Mike Berkus, topics include dealers, promotion and why bringing the show to other cities has proven difficult.

Director: Signs Point Toward Strong NSCC

NSCC entrance

In the first of a two-part interview, NSCC Director Mike Berkus discusses the first show in 1980, sales for this year and the new case break pavilion.

Book Excerpt: Grade Scarcity and Box Value

Modern Baseball Card Investor

Selling prices of some ultra high grade rookie cards can make even some common unopened 1980′s baseball boxes appealing but beware the quality issue.

Ruth Centennial Auction Generated $5.3 Million

Babe Ruth Promissory Note

Collectors purchase 1,300+ lots including more than 200 Babe Ruth items in the two-part event.

The Four Basic Types of Ungraded Strategies

Modern Baseball Card Investor

The first of three excerpts from the new book ‘The Modern Baseball Card Investor’ by Jeff Hwang discusses the pros and cons of dealing in ungraded cards.

Hottest Mike Trout Cards on eBay

2011 Topps Update Mike Trout

An All-Star MVP at 22? That’s rare air. We’ve got a live look at the hottest Mike Trout cards on the open market right now.

Karvin Cheung Joining GTS Distribution

GTS Distribution

After nearly three years at Panini America, Karvin Cheung is joining GTS Distribution.

Babe Ruth’s Red Sox Contract Brings $1.02 Million

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Babe Ruth’s own 1918 Red Sox player contract, which paid him $5,000 for the season, sold in a special Ruth-centric auction Saturday for $1.02 million.

Babe’s Debut: 100 Years Ago Today

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He made his big league debut 100 years ago today and while memorabilia from Babe Ruth’s debut year can be expensive, there are lower priced options.

Ruth, All-Star Auctioneers Get TV Time Ahead of Big Events

1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth

Ken Goldin and David Hunt show off some of the big ticket items up for grabs right now.

Panini, Leaf Show National Giveaways

Adrian Peterson 2014 National Convention Panini

Panini and Leaf are showing off cards they’ll offer VIPs and pack rippers as part of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.

Topps to Produce NFL Rookie Premiere Product

2014 Topps NFL Rookie Premiere Sammy Watkins auto relic

Don’t look for 2014 Topps NFL Rookie Premiere to be all about THIS year’s rookies.

Puig Signs Topps Autograph Exclusive

Yasiel Puig Bowman Chrome Superfractor

The Topps Company has exclusive rights to Yasiel Puig autographs after signing the young Cuban star to a contract–but it’s not a long-term deal yet.