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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.

Collectors Universe Stock Perks Up With Russell 2000 Nod

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The parent company of PSA and PSA-DNA will be added to the Russell index, a popular benchmark for tracking small cap stocks.

Panini Signs NBA Newcomers to Card Deals

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On the eve of the NBA draft, Panini America has signed several of the projected top picks to contracts for cards and autographs.

Movie Rights to Operation Bullpen Purchased

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The sports memorabilia industry’s most notorious scheme could become a feature film.

Topps Announces NSCC Giveaways, Events

Tanaka Abreu promo cards

Two National exclusive Allen & Ginter rookie cards and a chance to talk with company officials are on Topps’ docket at the 2014 National Convention.

The Ten 1990’s Baseball Issues that Killed the Player Collector Completist

Bernie Williams Topps Tek

Collectors who’d been hunting one of every card of a favorite player took a because of the concepts introduced in some 1990′s sets.

1914 Cracker Jack Mathewson Highlights Memory Lane’s Latest Sale

Christy Mathewson 1914 Cracker Jack SGC 60

Over 1,300 lots of vintage sports cards and memorabilia are up for grabs as Memory Lane opens its I Own It Now sale.

San Diego Shops Busy With Tony Gwynn Fans

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Gone far too soon, Tony Gwynn was a hometown boy made good and in San Diego, fans have come to local shops looking to bring home a memory.

Signed Copy of Jordan’s First Game-Used Jersey Card Brings $45,988

Michael Jordan autographed 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jersey card

The first Michael Jordan game jersey card ever issued, this autographed copy has headed to the home of its new owner after selling in an eBay auction.

New Omaha Shop Has Sports Bar Feel

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No beer, but you might feel like you’ve walked into really nice Cheers when you enter a new Omaha sports card shop.

Panini Rewards Program Set to Debut

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The new Panini Rewards program will launch with the arrival of Score Football this week, with the goal of eliminating redemption cards in its products.

A Piece of the Game TV Looking for Memorabilia to Feature

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Producers of the Emmy Award-winning reality series A Piece of the Game will be taping two new episodes this month and are looking for collectors with sports memorabilia that has a story to tell.  The show, which was recently picked up for national syndication on Fox Sports and Comcast Sportsnet, will tape at Chisox Bar & […]

Topps Launches BUNT App for Android

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So long to Apple exclusivity as Topps puts BUNT in the hands of Android users and claims to have sold more than 50 million digital trading cards in 14 months.

Reggie White Collection Coming to Auction

Reggie White Collection

North Carolina-based Worthridge Auctions kicks off its first event by offering more than 100 items from the estate of NFL legend Reggie White.

From X-rays to Carbon Dating: The Science of Forgery Detection

Hidden writing revealed on a 1922 game used baseball bat. The grease pen text, faded to unreadable to the naked eye but seen with the infrared camera, was written by a worker at the famed bat manufacturer Hillerich & Bradsby of Louisville Kentucky when the Philadelphia Athletics player returned the broken bat to receive new ones.  The text gives the player’s name, team and the date the bat was returned, and helps in authenticating the bat as game used by the player.

A look at some of the science used in examining art and collectibles.