Sports Memorabilia Business News


A collection of updated news stories from the business side of the sports memorabilia industry.

Burbank: True Collectors Driving Sales

A sports card dealer ranks among eBay’s largest volume sellers and it’s average collectors who have the biggest impact on the big feedback numbers.

Peyton Manning Set to Sign at Fanatics Chicago Show

Peyton Manning will join another newly-retired NFL superstar and others on the autograph stage at the show in Rosemont, IL.

Wagner, Ruth, Mantle Top Sellers at REA

A record-setting price for a low-grade T206 Honus Wagner card and five other cards bring more than $100,000 at Robert Edward Auctions.

Lakers to Auction Kobe Court Panels; Hold Signed Ticket Raffle

The Lakers are selling the signed hardwood panels from Kobe Bryant’s last game and raffling autographed commemorative tickets to aid their kids charity.

Thief Breaks Into Iowa Card Shop in Daytime

A brazen thief broke into a shop late Saturday afternoon and stole thousands of dollars worth of cards.

Steiner, Berra Family In Licensing, Memorabilia Deal

Steiner Sports will have exclusive rights to market Yogi Berra’s name and likeness–and sell off remaining items from his personal collection.

Lelands Opens Olympic Division

Lelands has hired a long-time Olympic memorabilia expert to head a new division of the company, focusing on the Winter and Summer Games.

Tracking Jake Arrieta’s Most Watched Cards

Having pitched his second no-hitter in 17 starts, Jake Arrieta cards will take a step forward. We’ve got a look at which ones are attracting interest from bidders.

Trevor Story Signs Autograph Deal with Topps

The hot start to Trevor Story’s big league career has landed him a private signing deal with Topps with baseballs, jerseys and other items set to be inked.

Cracker Jacks, ’52 Mantle, Clemente Cards Join Rare Ad Poster at Auction

There will be some 1914-15 Cracker Jack cards with the newly discovered poster in Mile High Card Company’s auction launching Monday.

DNA Pens to Be Used at Cooperstown Signing

An autograph signing during Hall of Fame induction weekend will include players signing with a special pen that’ll provide a permanent authenticity record.

Piazza Jersey Sold for Record Price; Will Go on Display

Mike Piazza’s home run jersey from the first game in New York after the 9/11 attacks has been sold to minority owners of the Mets who’ll put it on display.

Topps NOW Tally in Week One: 6,425 Sold

MLB’s trading card partner generated over $64,000 in sales in the first week of its 2016 Topps NOW print-to-order program.

Old Yankee Stadium Seats Nearly Sold Out

The supply of bleacher seats, singles and seat pairs from the demolition of Yankee Stadium in 2009 is getting smaller, according to Steiner Sports.

1857 Laws of Baseball; Drysdale, Koufax Memorabilia Kick Off Bidding at SCP Auctions

Bidding for the 1857 ‘Laws of Baseball’ documents, the Don Drysdale collection, an early Sandy Koufax jersey and hundreds of other items is underway.

Vintage Wax, Vending Abound in Collect Auctions’ Catalog

Boxes and packs from the 1960s, 70s and 80s and hundreds of autographed items are in the newly-launched Collect Auctions catalog.

NSCC Autograph List Coming Together

The Atlantic City show will include well-known former New York athletes, Mike Tyson and the entire 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class.

Large One-Day Show Planned for May in PA

Promoters are hoping for a big turnout in May when they hold a large one-day show at the BucksMont Sports Center, featuring over 100 tables and 14 signers.

Chantilly Show Expands Space; Autograph Lineup Set

CSA Shows has 30,000 more square feet for April’s three-day Chantilly event that will include dozens of autograph signers and dealers from 19 states.

Collectors Turn Out for Autographs at Chicago Show

Dozens of past and present athletes were part of the autograph roster at the Fanatics Sports Spectacular show in Rosemont, IL over the weekend.