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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.

How to Use a Black Light to Identify Reprints and Fakes of Antique Paper Collectibles

The fedora hat's inside tag fluoresces brightly under blacklight, showing that the hat is modern.

Learn how to use a black light identify many modern reprints and fakes of antique paper collectibles and memorabilia.

Beckett, COMC Now in Legal Tussle

Beckett Media

Beckett is accusing COMC with misappropriation of trade secrets in a case involving years of card pricing data.

Autograph Authentication on Amazon and eBay: Where Does It Stand?


It is important to know the differences in what the two internet giants allow when it comes to the selling of autographed material. And it is essential to understand the similarities.

Ramblings: COMC Hoping You Can Help Build Card Database


Rich Klein says after a split with Beckett, COMC is asking users to help build a sports card database by spending a few minutes looking at cards and typing in information.

2014 Big Apple Baseball Includes Cut Sigs, Autos from NYC Greats

Big Apple Baseball box

2014 Big Apple Baseball will be the last Famous Fabrics baseball issue prior to Leaf’s acquisition of the brand.

Eli Manning’s Lawyers: Fake Memorabilia Lawsuit “Baseless”

legal scales

Eli Manning’s attorneys have asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit over his game used and game worn memorabilia.

Panini to Replace Redemption Cards with Rewards Program


Panini Rewards will soon replace player-specific redemption cards. The company also shares news of plans for Flawless Football and Immaculate Baseball.

What’s Hot in the Shop: It’s Industry Summit Time

Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas

The 2014 Industry Summit kicks off Sunday in Las Vegas and Mike Fruitman is hoping the card makers show shop owners some respect while recalling some personal highlights from the past.

Pack Searching: Is It Time for a ‘Store Registry’?

pack searching

After watching an overzealous sports card pack searcher defile the stock at Target, Dr. Paul Lieber is a little miffed.

1991 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Blazed Super Premium Trail

1991 Stadium Club pack

Our eBay Set of the Week is a sentimental favorite among collectors who remember the dawn of Topps’ Stadium Club brand.

Four Guilty in Fake Jersey Cases Now Serving Time in Federal Prison

Prisons Federal Bureau logo

The four men sentenced to prison time in connection with the sale of fake ‘game worn’ jerseys are serving out their sentences at minimum security facilities.