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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

Lou Gehrig bat Cal Ripken Jr.

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

Dez Bryant

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.

MVP Cardboard: 20 Hottest Kevin Durant Cards

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An MVP award and Kevin Durant basketball cards as the NBA MVP pushes his game to a new level.

Topps Reveals Plans for New ‘Dynasty’ Product

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The newly announced 2014 Topps Dynasty baseball promises one autographed card per box including some cut signatures from past legends.

Baseball’s Fastest Pitched Balls Join Vintage Cards at Auction

Bob Feller Nolan Ryan fastest pitched baseballs

Fireballers Bob Feller and Nolan Ryan threw the fastest recorded pitches in baseball history. Now, the set of two is up for auction.

Topps, Kershaw Partner for Strikeouts, Series 2 Cards

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Topps’ new deal with Clayton Kershaw includes autographs, a spot on the front of Series 2 boxes and donations for strikeouts.

Report: Subpoenas Sent to Dealers with Ties to Auction House

The New York Daily News is reporting that a federal grand jury has issued subpoenas to dealers who are connected to Grey Flannel Auctions.

Beckett Acquires Industry Summit

Beckett Media

Beckett Media has purchased the annual Industry Summit conference in Las Vegas.

Bidding Opens for Babe’s Last Gift from Yanks

Babe Ruth pocket watch Yankee Stadium 1948

A pocket watch given to a dying Babe Ruth on his final visit to Yankee Stadium is officially on the block as his grandson discusses what was a special graduation gift.

Take on Goldin Auction: $1.6 Million

Andres Torres World Series ring

A Ted Williams glove dating from late in his career and Andres Torres’ Giants World Series ring were among the top items sold in Goldin Auctions’ latest catalog auction.

Previously Unknown Matty Gift Discovered; Heads for Auction

Mathewson Memorabilia Engraved Tray

A valuable silver tea set presented to Christy Mathewson in 1917 and a sword (?!) given to former Texas football coach Darrell Royal are up for auction.

How Score and Pro Set Changed Football Cards

Barry Sanders 1989 Score rookie card

A couple of newcomers who recognized the appeal of newcomers changed sports cards forever 25 years ago.

A Fake Honus Wagner Tobacco Card With An Interesting History

The 1990s Han Wagner Cigar tin sign

That old-looking Honus Wagner ‘5-Cent Cigar’ card might be younger than you.

COMC Claims Beckett Tried to Buy Them; Files Counterclaim

legal scales

The jousting continues between former partners Beckett and COMC with the latter’s legal response to a lawsuit filed last month.

Topps Brand Manager Discusses Digital Cards, More with Bloomberg

Topps Company logo

Topps says it’s selling three digital card packs per second. A company rep talks with Bloomberg News about that and more.

REA Spring Auction Off to Fast Start

Ty Cobb 1914 Cracker Jack PSA 8.5

The giant catalog landed on collectors’ doorsteps last week and already, more than $2 million in bids have been placed.