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Don’t Sleep on World Cup Soccer Stickers Phenomenon

Ronaldo 2014 Panini World Cup soccer sticker

From sticker-filled trucks being stolen to sales figures deep into the millions, World Cup soccer stickers are a 44-year-old mania the baseball card industry only wishes for.

Panini Signs Manziel; Signed Cards to Appear in Score Football

Johnny Manziel autograph 2014 Score football card

Panini America has signed Johnny Manziel to a trading card and autograph contract. His signed cards will appear in Score Football, due out in May.

Pujols Market Begins to Sizzle After 500th Homer

Pujols Bowman Chrome Auto rookie card

He’s had some struggles in Anaheim but the list of hottest Albert Pujols baseball cards is alive again after a strong start to the season and 500 home runs.

Card Companies Talk About Balance of Tech, Traditional

Topps UD

Card companies talk about new initiatives aimed at bringing in a new audience while trying to bring the hobby more closely aligned with mobile and online.

Fanatics Authentic Reaches Memorabilia Deal with Rangers

Rangers jersey

Fanatics Authentic has reached a deal to sell game-used and game-worn items from the Texas Rangers.

Leaf Producing eBay Exlusive Johnny Manziel ‘Predictor’ Cards

Johnny Manziel Draft Predictor cards 2014

Leaf has produced 32 different Johnny Manziel football cards; one for each NFL team. Buy the right pack via eBay and you can trade it for an autographed copy.

Stars Showcase Silver Medallions Shine in Overproduction Era


Silver prices have actually helped boost an old shop at home issue. Stars Showcase Silver Medallions feature numerous Hall of Famers.

The Forgotten Fraternity of Sports Card Collecting

1990-91 Skybox Phil Jackson

2014 Topps Heritage aside, Dr. Paul Lieber says coaches, managers and other notable personalities are still largely ignored on cards.

Beckett to Hold Monthly Consignment Auctions

Pee Wee Reese autograph 2013 Topps Five Star

Beckett Auction Services will specialize in high grade, modern vintage cards but sell other items as well each month. They’ll also sell your stuff on eBay.

Teddy Bridgewater Signs with Panini America

Teddy Bridgewater rookie card Score football

Panini has announced plans to put Teddy Bridgewater autographs in its products starting in June. He’ll also be part of the company’s promotional effort.

Huggins and Scott Auction Opens with Orioles World Series Ring, More

1970 Orioles World Series ring

A major collection of Baltimore and Maryland sports memorabilia, join Mantle rookie cards, Hall of Famer autographs and more.

Leaf Takes Over Sportkings

Sportkings cards

It’s official. In The Game has handed over manufacturing and distribution of its Sportkings line to Leaf Trading Cards.

Autograph Guests at Chicago Show


Some tweets and posts from autograph signings at the Fanatics Authentic show in Chicago over the weekend.

Old Horse Racing Game Spurred Invention of Electric Football

1949 Tudor 500 Slide 2012

The origins of electric football date back to just after World War II when a young engineer found inspiration from a new invention called television.

$1.25 Million Autographed Aston Martin Offered at Auction

Autographed Ashton Martin Vanquish

Fifty basketball Hall of Famers have autographed a valuable Aston Martin Vanquish automobile set to go on the auction block.

Fanatics Authentic Plans Six Major Shows Starting This Weekend

Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular

The Chicago Sun-Times shows are now in the hands of Fanatics Authentic which has plans to conduct a trio of shows there and at least three more elsewhere.

Abdul-Jabbar Teams With for New Athlete Autograph Venture

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-jabbar is the face behind a new autograph and higher end basketball display case business.

Panini Produces Exclusive Cards to Kick Off Beckett Accelerator Software

Andrew Luck auto 2014 Summit

A low numbered group of 2014 Industry Summit exclusive Prizm cards will be given to dealers who can list them for sale on Beckett Accelerator.

World Football League Cards a Labor of Love

WFL Cards

Four collectors and historians have just released the second of three planned series of WFL football cards.

Harper, Topps Renew Deal

2012 Triple Threads Bryce Harper autograph

Look for Bryce Harper autographed baseball cards in Topps products for the forseeable future after the young star renewed his exclusive deal with the company.