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Iowa Paper Tackles Industry Changes

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The hobby has gone through some massive changes over the last 25 years. So what’s next?

10 Most Expensive Pieces of Babe Ruth Memorabilia

Game worn Babe Ruth cap

The Babe Ruth memorabilia market is booming and all it takes is a look at the ten biggest sales to see most of the action has come in the last few years.

Analysis: Topps’ Moves With Bryant Autographs Create Questions

Kris Bryant 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft pick autograph

Jeff Hwang’s says by releasing 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Kris Bryant autographs after his 2014 Prospects auto, Topps has turned the market upside down.

Huggins and Scott Auction Opens Monday

Walter Johnson Rose postcard

From George Washington to Derek Jeter, Huggins and Scott covers a lot of ground in its fall auction.

Kershaw’s Spectacular Season Lifts Rookie, Autograph Cards

Kershaw Archival Autograph

A real-time list of the hottest Clayton Kershaw baseball cards after yet another spectacular season has the Koufax comparisons in overdrive.

Rise of the Bowman Chrome Autograph

Bowman Chrome Puig Superfractor

The Bowman Chrome auto checklists have exploded over the past decade, becoming increasingly speculative.

Panini Immaculate Basketball Returns; Flippers Head Online

Trey Burke auto 2013-14 Panini Immaculate Basketball

A popular inaugural last year has collectors anxious to get a look at 2013-14 Panini Immaculate Basketball. We’ve got a look at some hot cards that have already been extracted from those pricey boxes.

Case Breakers: Good or Bad for the Hobby?

Bowman Platinum case

Commercial case breakers meet fundamental demands in the marketplace, and are here to stay but the onus is on the manufacturers to manage the supply.

Former Mastro IT Guy Could Face 6 Month Prison Sentence

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William Boehm pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI investigators, according to the New York Daily News.

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.