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Price Realized Is Hobby’s Sales Record Keeper

Mickey Mantle jersey 1952

With a database stretching back more than 20 years, Price Realized helps collectors do their homework. Forbes.com put the spotlight on the site this week.

Panini Promising 2 Autographs in 2015 Cooperstown Product

2015 Panini Cooperstown dual auto Nolan Ryan George Brett auto

Making use of its Hall of Fame partnership, Panini will produce a fourth Cooperstown-oriented set with Babe Ruth and new inductees among those featured.

PSA Adding Security Feature to Holders

embedded hologram PSA holder

An embedded hologram is aimed at increasing the security of PSA’s encapsulated cards, tickets and unopened trading card packs.

Notes: World B’s Mink Coat at Auction, REA on FBN, E Card on 1908 Magazine

Mink coat World B Free

Nothing says 70s hoops like a flashy former NBA star’s black mink coat…plus Fox Business discusses the T206 Wagner and a fun find on a 1908 Baseball magazine.

T206 Wagner Soars Past $1 Million on Opening Day of Bidding

PSA 3 T206 Honus Wagner

In less than seven hours, the consignor of the latest T206 Honus Wagner to hit the auction block had already realized a profit…with 23 days left.

Panini Signs Deal with Mariota

Panini 2015 Marcus Mariota autograph

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota will get star treatment from Panini America as the company’s 2015 football card products arrive.

Unopened Product Bonanza at Collect Auctions

1975-Topps-vending-case

More than four dozen lots in Collect Auctions’ latest sale are devoted to unopened material including a 1975 Topps Baseball vending case.

eBay Adjusts Pricing for Sellers

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eBay has announced some changes it says are aimed at getting sellers to use the most effective listing format and durations.

Topps, Panini Reveal Product Additions, Adjustments

MLB MLBPA licensees logos

Topps is eliminating some products and changing release dates of others while Panini is promising more options for collectors in its Rewards program.

New Record Price for BGS 9.5 1984-85 Star Company Jordan Rookie

1984-85 Star Company Jordan Rookie

The only BGS 9.5 1984-85 Star Company Michael Jordan rookie card changed hands recently and netted the original buyer a tidy profit.

PSA Launches Online Card ‘Album’ for Registry Sets

PSA Digital Set Registry Album

Collectors can show off their PSA graded sets with a new online ‘album’ feature that allows you to share them with others.

Probation Recommended for Mastro Employee

US Attorney

The former IT director for Mastro Auctions may not see prison time after federal prosecutors urged probation for his role in the company’s shill bidding scheme.

The 10 Most Important Baseball Cards of the Modern Era

1984 Donruss Mattingly BGS 9.5

More valuable and popular cards exist but these 10 baseball cards helped to shape the hobby into what it is today.

Autograph Lineup Taking Shape for 2015 NSCC Show

Miracle

Members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team will be among the autograph signers at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

Wheatland Opens New Auction With 600+ Lots

Topps 1956 Football Set

Over 600 lots ranging from early 20th century baseball cards to modern era basketball rookie cards and unopened product are up for grabs through Wheatland Auction Services.

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.

2015 National Hockey Card Days Kick Off Saturday

National Hockey Card Day Canada

Upper Deck is again giving away free packs of exclusive cards during 2015 National Hockey Card Days at hobby shops over the next two Saturdays.

Clemente Jersey, Rare Ruth Card Among Hunt Auction Highlights

Game-worn Roberto Clemente jersey

A Roberto Clemente jersey that serendipitously wound up on the back of young Pirates prospect Kent Tekulve in 1971 is among more than 1800 lots up for bid.

New to Market Album Includes Joe Jackson Photo

Autographed Joe Jackson photo 1911

PSA/DNA has authenticated a photograph as bearing the signature of Joe Jackson. It’s been consigned to Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night event later this month.

More Interest in Super Bowl XLIX Game Balls?

Football Super Bowl XLIX

Might Deflategate–and another Brady-led Patriots win–mean more interest in the game-used Super Bowl footballs expected to be offered at auction?