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Upper Deck Plans 25th Anniversary Promo Set

Tony Gwynn Dan Fouts City Signatures

The set will include autographs, 1/1s and parallels, but it’s not a direct-to-consumer kind of product.

Market Report: 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Cards Soaring

Michael Jordan 1986-87 rookie card

Prices of 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie cards have doubled in the last seven years. We’ve got a look at the numbers and a list of the most watched.

Mastro Employee Changes Plea

US District Court Seal

A fourth member of the team that ran Mastro Auctions is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge.

Ruth Exhibit, Top Rated 1964 Topps Set on Display at Expo

Babe Ruth bat 1932 PSA 10

Miss it at the National? An exhibit of Babe Ruth memorabilia will be at the Long Beach Expo in September, along with the best known 1964 Topps set.

Topps Plans 2014 Bowman Chrome Mini Factory Set

2014 Bowman Chrome Mini Jose Abreu Black Shimmer refractor

Photo variations and ‘Black Shimmer Refractor’ hot boxes are part of the mix for Topps’ 2014 Bowman Chrome Mini Factory Sets, which are coming in December.

Hwang: Scarcity, Grade Dictate Card Values; Not Age

Michael Jordan Game Jersey Card 1997-98

Modern fine art photography and valuable baseball cards have a lot in common says author Jeff Hwang.

Dealer Sentenced in Bogus Jerseys Case

US District Court Seal

Mitchell Schumacher received a lighter sentence after cooperating with investigators attempting to snare others who were faking the wear in ‘game worn’ goods.

Allen Pleads Guilty as Memorabilia Investigation Takes New Twist

Legendary Auctions President Doug Allen.

Federal agents put a wire on Legendary Auctions’ President Doug Allen after he agreed to cooperate –but then things got interesting according to his guilty plea.

Former Mastro Exec Pleads Guilty

US District Court Seal

According to the Chicago Tribune, Mark Theotikos faces up to four years in prison.

Topps at the National: Feedback, Recruiting, Promotions

Topps Pack Wars

Topps was taking feedback from adult collectors at the National while looking for ways to draw a new generation into the hobby.

Upper Deck President Jason Masherah Settles In

Autographed Michael Jordan UDA jersey

Upper Deck Company President Jason Masherah talks with Sports Collectors Daily inside the ‘fan cave’ at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Auction Exec Set to Change Plea in Federal Fraud Case

Legendary Auctions President Doug Allen.

Doug Allen, former president of Mastro Auctions and current head of Legendary Auctions, is expected to plead guilty to shill bidding customers.

Case Breaker Stays Busy All Day…All Night

Case Break Pavilion

Opening boxes live on the internet has become a major part of the sports card industry and the breakers have their own home at this year’s National.

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

Chicago 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention

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

I-X Center Cleveland

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

NSCC entrance

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.

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.