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Vintage Buy of the Week: The National Yields Sets, Mantle, More

IX Center 2014 sports card show

While they set up to sell cards at the National Convention, it’s really a buying trip for Just Collect. Our Vintage Buy of the Week goes to Cleveland.

Green Jacket Auctions Signs Reality TV Deal

DIRECTV Golf Treasures

A newly-launched golf network on DIRECTV will feature a 30-minute reality series called Golf Treasures.

Performance in The Pit: Trading Sports Cards Like Stocks

Jordan rookie The Pit

ThePit.com caters to collectors and investors who want to trade past and present rookie cards just like the companies in a stock portfolio.

Goldin to Hold Live Auction at 2015 National

NSCC logo

This year’s show is still going on but Goldin Auctions has announced plans to hold a live event at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention.

NSCC: Vintage Pack Market Strong

1970s baseball card unopened boxes

New buyers entering the market are helping fuel the rush to vintage unopened sports card packs and boxes. A chat with BBCE’s Reed Kasaoka.

Panini Strikes Exclusive Deal with NFL Players Beginning in 2016

NFL Players Panini

It appears Topps will no longer have an NFL trading card deal after 2015 following the announcement Thursday that puts the NFLPA in Panini’s pocket.

Excerpt: The Card Removal Effect

2013 Topps Finest BGS 9.5 Bryce Harper

In the third of three excerpts from his book The Modern Baseball Card Investor, Jeff Hwang uses poker analogies to analyze the impact of grading on cards with limited production.

1970s Unopened Cases, Boxes Headliners at Collect Auctions

Topps 1976 baseball vending case

Another group of still unopened 1970s cases and boxes are up for grabs at Collect Auctions.

Book Excerpt: Grade Scarcity and Box Value

Modern Baseball Card Investor

Selling prices of some ultra high grade rookie cards can make even some common unopened 1980’s baseball boxes appealing but beware the quality issue.

Ruth Centennial Auction Generated $5.3 Million

Babe Ruth Promissory Note

Collectors purchase 1,300+ lots including more than 200 Babe Ruth items in the two-part event.

The Four Basic Types of Ungraded Strategies

Modern Baseball Card Investor

The first of three excerpts from the new book ‘The Modern Baseball Card Investor’ by Jeff Hwang discusses the pros and cons of dealing in ungraded cards.

Babe Ruth’s Red Sox Contract Brings $1.02 Million

Ruth ontract

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

RuthSoxphoto

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

San Diego Shops Busy With Tony Gwynn Fans

Gwynn

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

shop

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