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NSCC News and Notes from Day One

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The VIP party brings in collectors who wait in long autograph lines while local media turn out to feature the show.

35th National Set to Open Wednesday

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The National Sports Collectors Convention returns to Cleveland for the first time since 2009.

Bound for National Sports Collectors Convention? A Little Advice

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Some tips for having a fun and productive time at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Memory Lane Auction Set to Open with Some of Hobby’s Heavy Hitters

1952 Bowman Mantle PSA 10

More than 1,000 lots will be up for bid including the Rocky Mountain Collection, a fresh collection of 1911 Sporting Life, vintage unopened material and more.

Director: Reasons for NSCC’s Shorter Circuit are Many

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In Part 2 of our chat with NSCC Director Mike Berkus, topics include dealers, promotion and why bringing the show to other cities has proven difficult.

Director: Signs Point Toward Strong NSCC

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In the first of a two-part interview, NSCC Director Mike Berkus discusses the first show in 1980, sales for this year and the new case break pavilion.

Report: Auction House Rep Expected to Plead Guilty

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A New York Daily News report says Mark Theotikos will plead guilty to wire and mail fraud charges.

Hottest Mike Trout Cards on eBay

2011 Topps Update Mike Trout

An All-Star MVP at 22? That’s rare air. We’ve got a live look at the hottest Mike Trout cards on the open market right now.

Karvin Cheung Joining GTS Distribution

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After nearly three years at Panini America, Karvin Cheung is joining GTS Distribution.

Ruth, All-Star Auctioneers Get TV Time Ahead of Big Events

1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth

Ken Goldin and David Hunt show off some of the big ticket items up for grabs right now.

Topps to Produce NFL Rookie Premiere Product

2014 Topps NFL Rookie Premiere Sammy Watkins auto relic

Don’t look for 2014 Topps NFL Rookie Premiere to be all about THIS year’s rookies.

Collectors Universe Stock Perks Up With Russell 2000 Nod

Collectors Universe

The parent company of PSA and PSA-DNA will be added to the Russell index, a popular benchmark for tracking small cap stocks.

Movie Rights to Operation Bullpen Purchased

Book Operation Bullpen

The sports memorabilia industry’s most notorious scheme could become a feature film.

The Ten 1990’s Baseball Issues that Killed the Player Collector Completist

Bernie Williams Topps Tek

Collectors who’d been hunting one of every card of a favorite player took a because of the concepts introduced in some 1990′s sets.

1914 Cracker Jack Mathewson Highlights Memory Lane’s Latest Sale

Christy Mathewson 1914 Cracker Jack SGC 60

Over 1,300 lots of vintage sports cards and memorabilia are up for grabs as Memory Lane opens its I Own It Now sale.

A Piece of the Game TV Looking for Memorabilia to Feature

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Producers of the Emmy Award-winning reality series A Piece of the Game will be taping two new episodes this month and are looking for collectors with sports memorabilia that has a story to tell.  The show, which was recently picked up for national syndication on Fox Sports and Comcast Sportsnet, will tape at Chisox Bar & […]

Reggie White Collection Coming to Auction

Reggie White Collection

North Carolina-based Worthridge Auctions kicks off its first event by offering more than 100 items from the estate of NFL legend Reggie White.

From X-rays to Carbon Dating: The Science of Forgery Detection

Hidden writing revealed on a 1922 game used baseball bat. The grease pen text, faded to unreadable to the naked eye but seen with the infrared camera, was written by a worker at the famed bat manufacturer Hillerich & Bradsby of Louisville Kentucky when the Philadelphia Athletics player returned the broken bat to receive new ones.  The text gives the player’s name, team and the date the bat was returned, and helps in authenticating the bat as game used by the player.

A look at some of the science used in examining art and collectibles.

Panini Strikes Deal with Cowboys for Game Used Gear

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Game-worn and game-used gear from the Dallas Cowboys will find its way to Panini Authentic beginning this coming season.

Simple Auction Software Ensures Cyber Gavel Always in Action

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Filling a need turned into a full-time venture for Simple Auction, the company providing the software for many of the hobby’s most recognizable companies.