Okafor, Towns Among 5 Signing Panini Exclusives

Panini Contenders Jahlil Okafor

The NBA’s card maker has reached deals with 50 players including exclusive autograph arrangements with Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Steph Curry’s Rookie Cards Are As Hot As He Is

Immaculate-Curry-auto-patch

Winning the three-point contest with 13 straight makes is just another feather in the cap for Steph Curry, whose basketball cards are among the hottest in the hobby.

Johnny Bench Consigns to All-Star Auction

Game used Johnny Bench bat 1970 3 home runs

Items from the career of Johnny Bench, the bat used by Ted Williams for his last All-Star Game hit and hundreds of other items will be up for bid in Cincinnati.

1909 Philadelphia Caramel Cards Found in Old Cookie Tin

E95 Philadelphia Caramel

A collection of 25 1909 Philadelphia Caramel baseball cards has been uncovered amid the contents of an historic home in New Jersey.

REA: Auction Shows Market Strength

Old Mill Joe Jackson 1910

Some statistics and results from its latest auction reveal a little more about which are the most popular types of items in the current market.

LeBron James Rookie Cards Still Offer Opportunity

LeBron Signature Shots

His rookie season went by in a blur but there were many 2003-04 LeBron James cards issued. We’ve got the rundown.

2015 Topps Archives Baseball Releases

Topps 2015 Archives Baseball

Some more vintage designs are resurrected in 2015 Topps Archives Baseball, which includes a pair of autographs in each box.

Burdick Letters at Auction

Jefferson Burdick letter

Correspondence and papers related to the work of hobby pioneer Jefferson Burdick and pals Charles Bray and John D. Wagner are up for bid via Hunt Auctions.

Rogers’ Lawyer Admits Criminal Investigation Underway

Pulaski County Arkansas Circuit Court

In a letter to the court, the attorney for John Rogers admits his client is the subject of a “criminal investigation” by the FBI.

2015 NFL Rookie Premiere Means Autographs, Photos

NFL Rookie Premiere Logo

At least 40 NFL newbies will sign trading cards and stickers and pose for rookie cards as part of this week’s 2015 NFL Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles.

US Distributor, Case Breakers Look to Asia for Business

Japan case breaking

Wholesaler GTS Distribution and a crew of case breakers are in Taiwan and Japan right now, hoping to expand the concept and show off Topps’ Asia exclusives.

Henderson, Other Rookie Cards Set Records at Auction

Rickey Henderson PSA 10 rookie card

A 1980 Topps Rickey Henderson nearly tripled the previous top price paid in Mile High Card Company’s latest auction.

Topps to Create Heritage 51 Collection Set

Mike Trout 2015 Topps Heritage 51

Topps will create Heritage 51 Collection, a boxed set product, with parallels and an autograph.

NSCC Adds Guests, Times to Autograph Schedule

Signed Rickey Henderson photograph

Several Hall of Famers have been added to the 2015 NSCC show roster and the appearance dates and times for this year’s autograph guests have been set.

Goldin Finalizing Roster for NSCC Live Auction

Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps PSA 8

Goldin Auctions will offer dozens of premium lots at its live sale during this summer’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

Sy Berger Elected to Shrine of the Eternals

Sy Berger

The Baseball Reliquary has elected the late Sy Berger, long-time head of Topps, to its ‘Shrine of the Eternals’, which honors memorable baseball figures.

2015 Topps Five Star Baseball Will Be Leaner, Cheaper

Ken Griffey Jr 2015 Five Star Jumbo Patch

Look for a cheaper product with two autographs per pack when 2015 Topps Five Star Baseball arrives early this fall.

Mastro Sentencing Date Set

DOJ-U-S-ATTORNEYS-OFFICE

Having pleaded guilty to fraud charges, former auction house executive Bill Mastro is expected to face prison time.

NFL Draft Results and the Football Card Market

Marcus Mariota Leaf Touchdown Kings

With the pieces now in place, a look at the potential impact first round picks and their 2015 NFL rookie cards.

Mantle Items, Top End 1957 Topps Set Pace SCP Sale

Mickey Mantle jersey 1952

An early Mickey Mantle bat and jersey sold for over $470,000 while one of the best known sets of 1957 Topps baseball cards hit more than $200,000.