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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Panini Promising Six Autographs Per Box of New Spectra Football

2013 Panini Spectra Football Eddie Lacy

Due out after the season, 2013 Panini Spectra Football is a Prizm-like high end product that will pack six autographs and six memorabilia cards per box.

Super Bowl Bet in the Cards for Shop Owners in Colorado, Washington

Super Bowl 48

A friendly Super Bowl bet between two sports card shop owners, one in Broncos country and the other in Seahawks territory, means good things for charity.

Panini Readies Special Super Bowl Sets

SuperBowl highlights set Panini 2014

Panini is distributing three different Super Bowl themed sets in New York ahead of the big game; one will require regular visits to Macy’s.

The 2014 Super Bowl Program is How Big?

Super Bowl XLVIII program

They’re hustling to put the finishing touches on the game day edition of the mammoth 2014 Super Bowl program, one of football memorabilia collecting’s more popular niches.

Kershaw’s Big Contract: Will He Earn Hobby Money?

Kershaw Archival Autograph

Clayton Kershaw baseball cards won’t spike after his $215 million contract but parallels to another Dodger great and time are on his side.

Topps Gooooooaaaallllll? Score in US with Premier Gold Soccer

Topps Premier Gold soccer box

2013 Topps Premier Gold Soccer is out as the European game gets some American exposure and collectors get some autographs.

Topps Previews 2014 Finest Baseball

Yu Darvish 2014 Topps Finest Baseball base

Look for a pair of autographs inside 2014 Topps Finest Baseball, this time of the on card variety, plus some new inserts.

Always in Demand: Gretzky, Woods, McIlroy Talk Autographs

Gretzky signing jersey

Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy talk about the quality of their autographs, fakes and more in sit down sessions with Upper Deck.

Most Interesting Card Shop Phone Calls of 2013

"Hello, Mike's Stadium Sports Cards..."

Mike Fruitman gets plenty of…interesting…phone calls at Stadium Sports Cards. Once again, we’re more than happy to let him offers the best of the best.

Luring Regulars, Tourists Part of Doing Business for Orlando Shop

Inside Orlando Sportscards

The hours are long but Kendall Loyd of Orlando Sportscards doesn’t regret trading in his stockbroker suit to sell cards.

Police: Cooperstown Shop Owner Shoots After Masked, Armed Man Storms In

Barry Renert

Sleepy Cooperstown was anything but on Monday morning when an armed, masked man entered a sports memorabilia store and the owner fired a shot.

Thomas Traded Government Job for Sports Cards

Matt Thomas

Matt Thomas left a good job to manage part of Blowout Cards’ operation several years ago.

IfOnly Pairs Athletes With Charities For Autographs, 1 on 1 Experiences

Joe Montana

Athlete autographs and once-in-a-lifetime experiences can now be ordered via new web start-up IfOnly, which aims to profit so non-profits can benefit.