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MLB Authentication in High Gear During Playoffs

MLB Authenticator

An army of MLB authenticators is busy at work during the MLB playoffs.

eBay, Paypal to Split Into Separate Companies

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eBay will spin Paypal off and bring in a new chief in 2015.

UFC Star Dillashaw Named Topps Brand Ambassador

Topps UFC autograph TJ Dillashaw

UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw has a new deal to represent his sport for The Topps Company.

Auction House Claims Victory After Battle With Kareem, Manager

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Julien’s Auctions was awarded over $583,000 in damages and court costs in a battle over Kareem Abdul-Jabbar memorabilia that it says was supposed to be sold.

Big Ten Treasure Hunter Debuts

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A new sports memorabilia show debuts with a long-time store owner hosting tours of some major collections of Big Ten-related memorabilia.

New Website Offers Completed Catalog Auction Prices Online

PriceRealized

PriceRealized.com has sports card and memorabilia pricing data going back to the early 1990s but you can access more recent info for free.

Ex-Dave & Adam’s Employees Plead Guilty to $1.3 Million Theft

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Three men who worked at Dave & Adam’s Card World stores in Buffalo have pleaded guilty to stealing $1.3 million worth of trading card boxes.

Upper Deck Lands CFL Trading Card Deal

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Upper Deck, the Canadian Football League and its players association have agreed on a multi-year trading card deal and it won’t be long until the first set hits store shelves.

Dallas Card Shop Celebrating 25th Anniversary

Nicks Sports Cards

Quitting the corporate world and moving to Texas worked out just fine for one Texas shop owner, who has persevered through many changes in the hobby.

1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie Card Sells for $60,000

PSA 9 Joe Namath rookie card

One of only four Joe Namath rookie cards ever awarded a PSA 9, the card was sold privately from the #1 Finest 1965 Topps Football set.

Jeter Retirement Memorabilia Flows

Stat bat Derek Jeter

From coin giveaways to patches, signed baseballs and stat bats, Derek Jeter retirement memorabilia was everywhere as the Yankees honored their captain.

Vintage Buy of the Week: High Grade Bonanza

Vintage baseball card sets

A collector who built sets from old school dealers years ago has consigned a remarkable run of sets and near sets from the ‘golden era’.

Case Breakers and the Value Cycle

Prime box break

Case breaker forces and Topps’ policy of “printing to order” are creating a double whammy in the marketplace.

Modern Cards Turned Golden Through Grading

Garvey PSA 10

PSA is showcasing a list of sports cards that exploded in price after being deemed ’10 worthy’.

The Upside of the Modern Baseball Card

PSA 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle

The leverage in the price of scarce, high-grade, limited print key cards of star players means that the market for the modern baseball card could change quickly.

1948 Leaf Football Set Sells for $176,299

1948 Leaf Football set

The auction also saw the sale of a first day cover featuring members of the first Hall of Fame induction class and a 1986-87 Fleer wax box.

Ramblings: Card Shop Owner Opts for Old vs. New

Vintage Baseball Cards

Rich Klein with some thoughts on a shop owner’s decision to stick to vintage.

Topps Museum Ruth Auto Pulled, Set for Auction

2014 Topps Museum Cut Signature Babe Ruth

A Pennsylvania collector’s decision to open a pack of 2014 Topps Museum should pay off when his 1/1 Babe Ruth cut autograph hits the auction finish line.

Brewers Authentics Proves Dirty Can Be Delightful

Game used Jonathan Lucroy game worn jersey

Big league teams are expanding their sales of game-used and game-worn gear and like the team on the field, Brewers Authentics is enjoying a banner year.

What’s Ahead for Topps’ Ownership?

Topps Company logo

Those who might have an interest in the Topps Company will be closely examining a very new part of the business before deciding to make an offer according to one report.