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NHL Goes Monogamous With Trading Card License


Joining MLB and the NBA, the NHL and its players have opted to give one company the sole rights to produce trading cards. Upper Deck gets the nod.

7th Edition of Jewish Major Leaguers Set to Release Soon

Jewish Major Leaguers

A popular ‘living set’ of cards is back with an unexpected update. Jewish Major Leaguers 7th Edition includes 50 cards and will be out next month.

Retired Georgia Doctor Suing Mastro, 2 Others Over Signed Baseballs

Bill Mastro

The two men who ran Mastro Auctions are facing a new lawsuit by a man who claims he bought fake autographed baseballs more than ten years ago.

Autograph Lineup Taking Shape for NSCC

Autographed 2131 photo Cal Ripken Jr.

More than three dozen autograph guests have been announced for this summer’s 35th National Sports Collectors Convention with more to come.

Ali-Liston Gloves, Joe Jackson Bat Bring Combined $1.79 Million at Auction

Boxing gloves Ali Liston

The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali during the 1964 win over Sonny Liston and Babe Ruth’s 1923 World Series watch topped bidding in New York.

Taking Stock of NBA’s Rookie Rising Stars

Giannis Antetokounmpo

A little more than midway through the season, the NBA’s 2013-14 rookie class is showing some star potential.

Michael Sam Autographs Coming to Card Companies

2014 Press Pass Michael Sam auto redemption

Press Pass and Topps say they’ll have Michael Sam autographs available with their football card products.

In The Game Turns Autographed Cards into a Puzzle

David Ortiz Past Present Future auto In The Game

They’re not stickers but will collectors go for having a player sign a piece of cardboard pieced together to form a signed ‘card’?

Game Worn 2014 Team Canada Hockey Jerseys Being Sold Online

Sidney Crosby 2014 Olympic Hockey jersey

The Games are still going on but the game-worn 2014 Team Canada hockey jerseys being used in Sochi are being sold online.

Cards Recall Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and the 1988 All-Star Weekend

1999 Upper Deck Jordan Retirement

Recalling the year when a couple of NBA legends put on a show at the 1988 NBA All-Star weekend and the cards that recall Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.

Feds: Brothers Indicted in Scheme Involving Sale Of Counterfeit Baseball Cards


Two brothers have been indicted on charges of scamming eBay buyers out of more than $60,000 after advertising iconic vintage baseball cards and failing to deliver.

Mass Produced Memories: Why the Card Designs of the 1980s and 90s Will Stick Around

die cut

Not everyone is enamored with them but using 1980s and 90s baseball card designs may be a smart strategy for Topps.

Joe Frazier Collection Highlights Hunt’s 3rd Premier Auction

Joe Frazier WBC belt

Items from the life and career of Smokin’ Joe Frazier join tobacco cards, a Ruth-Gehrig signed ball and items from two former players in a newly launched auction.

Why Upper Deck Turned Griffey Minor League Photo into its Signature Card


What the photo on the 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. card might have looked like if the company’s graphic artists hadn’t worked some big league magic.

Vintage, Modern Memorabilia and Cards Highlight 1st Auction for Canadian Company

Fred Cyclone Taylor 1910-11 Sweet Caporal

A new online sports memorabilia auctioneer is debuting in Canada with the launch of Gold Medal Auctions’ first event.

Paul George Lights Up Scoreboard, Basketball Card Packs

National Treasures George

An eye-popping dunk put the exclamation point on the ascendance of Paul George basketball cards to hobby elite status.

Baseball Card Exchange Retail Shop to Open April 12

1976 Topps football cello boxes

One of the hobby’s biggest buyers and sellers gets back in the retail store game this spring. Baseball Card Exchange now has a date for its opening which will feature a pro doing the national anthem, a Hockey Hall of Famer and more.

34 Years After Final Game, Maravich Cards Still Resonate

2001 Greats of the Game Feel the Game Classics Maravich

He’s been gone for more than 25 years and his last game was in 1980 but the popularity of Pete Maravich basketball cards hasn’t waned.

News & Notes: FBI to Return Some Items from AR search, NBA Exec Recalls Launch of Topps’ 69-70 Set


A Little Rock media outlet says the FBI will give back some of what was taken from Rogers Photo Archive last week; a retired NBA PR man says the commissioner stepped in to get 1969-70 Topps off the ground and a Peyton Manning jersey sells for $33,000.

Giants Deny Lawsuit Claims That Eli Manning, Giants Duped Collectors

Eli Manning Ruby Autograph 2013 Strata

A lawsuit claims extensive jersey and equipment fraud perpetrated by the New York Giants.