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Editor’s Blog: Rare 1923 Lections Card Set Includes Meusel Miscue

1923 Lections Emil Meusel

Bob is Irish and Irish is Bob in the rare 1923 Lections set. The story–plus news of some one-of-a-kind Satchel Paige memorabilia.

Notebook: Topps Hires New CFO, Tanaka Rookies, Our New Column, Brother-Sister Store, Junior Mothers

Masahiro Tanaka rookie card

Topps has a new money boss. We’ve got a new column. A brother-sister card shop in PA and a look back at a regional Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card set.

Notebook: Ted Williams’ Glove Up for Bid, Rollie’s Stories, 101 Things to See at HOF, ’64 Six Packs

1964b

The roundup includes a story about a new auction, Hall of Fame artifacts, a Rollie Fingers show appearance and a cool piece of Topps memorabilia from 1964.

Notebook: Rare Video Uncovered, Jackie Robinson Note, Ohio Show

Ruth-Gehrig

Never before seen video of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig is taken at a remarkable moment in history. Just one of the stories in this week’s notebook.

Editor’s Blog: Panini’s Bold Move, FL Card Shop Closing, Choir Director Sings Hobby’s Praises

Jim Blinkhorn

Panini made news just by doing something about redemption cards, a long-time Florida shop owner is about to quit and meet a man who uses the hobby to chill.

Show Off Your Room; Win a 1975 Topps Baseball Mini Unopened Pack

1975 Topps mini pack

Show off your sports card/memorabilia room with others and win an authentic 1975 Topps unopened mini wax pack.

Notebook: Ruth, Gehrig Signed Baseballs at Auction; Vezina Rookie=$20K; Heritage Coming; Topps Auctions

Lou Gehrig signed baseball

Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig baseballs highlight All Sports Auctions’ latest venture while a 1911 Georges Vezina card brings record-setting bucks and the Topps ‘master set’ auction continues.

LeBron’s All-Star Jersey=$25K, Babe’s 1st Homer, College Pennants

2014 LeBron James All-Star jersey

The NBA All-Star jerseys are sold, a North Carolina town’s claim to Babe Ruth fame, college pennants are hot and so are Cal Ripken minor league cards.

Editor’s Blog: Hobby is Too Expensive? Say WHAT?

Old baseball cards

The hobby’s ‘too expensive’ you say? Actually, it’s not and we’ve got list of cheap baseball cards of Hall of Famers for less than what you spent on lunch.

Notebook: NFL Authentication Program?; Upper Deck is 25; Cool Old Photos; Canada’s Olympic Jerseys

Case 1989 Upper Deck baseball cards

Should the NFL ramp up its authentication of game gear? A milestone for Upper Deck, cool old baseball news photos at auction and Canada’s Olympic hockey jerseys are set to bring big bucks.

News & Notes: Jeter Stub Values; Bob Feller Museum in Trouble; Ruth Autograph Controversy

Bob Feller Museum

Why Derek Jeter’s first game ticket stub is going to be more valuable than his last, the Bob Feller Museum is in trouble and a Las Vegas TV station takes on a Babe Ruth baseball controversy.

News & Notes: Henry Yee Adds Auctions, Long-Time Shop Closing, Pawn Stars Wants You

Willie Mays Leo Durocher Laraine Day photo

Vintage photography specialist Henry Yee is adding monthly auctions, Chuck & Barb ready to retire, wheeling and dealing for private signings and a Pawn Stars casting call.

From Nickel Packs and Corner Stores to Penny Rookies and Card Stores: Your Collecting Memories

kids baseball cards

No matter where or when you grew up, baseball cards were a big part of it. Our readers share some of their best memories.

News & Notes: Second Chance at Local Auction Yielded Valuable Wagner Card

Box auction Wagner Sporting Life 1911

A collector who thought he’d missed out on a local auction steal got a second chance when the 1911 Sporting Life Honus Wagner Cabinet card came up for auction again a week later.

Notebook: Auction Execs Talk Baseball vs Football, Manning Signs Like Mad, Memorabilia Bowl

Peyton Manning Contenders auto PSA 10

Why does vintage baseball memorabilia generally outshine football? The New York Times wants to know. Plus, Peyton Manning is a man in demand when it comes to autographs, Amazon.com tracks memorabilia sales and more.

Editor’s Blog: Before They Were Famous

Autographed Brooks Robinson Little League program

A soon-to-be-famous youngster shows up inside an old youth league baseball program, a ticket from the first Pro Bowl and some Super Bowl history.

Editor’s Notes: Cards for a Penny…And Free Shipping; Gretzky Jersey on TV, Card Shop Profiles

Game worn Wayne Gretzky jersey 1981-82 Edmonton

Some sellers offer eBay auctions that close at a penny and don’t charge for shipping. Plus, a new Canadian TV show features a Gretzky jersey and two newspapers get inside the card shop business.

Editor’s Blog: Leaf vs Summit, Leaf’s New Golf Product, Harbaugh’s Game Worn Pants, Feller vs Satch

Bob Feller All Stars 1946

Some news and notes from around the hobby including a lawsuit, Leaf’s new Legends of the Links product, Jim Harbaugh’s pants and a cool, old program.

Editor’s Blog: Hobby Loses 2 Good Men; a Video Visit to Burdick Football Collection

baseball and glove

Two knowledgeable fans and passionate hobbyists have passed away within days of each other and we visit the vintage football cards of Jefferson Burdick.

Editor’s Blog: 1951 Wheaties Premium Mantle May Date Later

Mickey Mantle Wheaties premium PSA 7

Average collectors haven’t quite discovered the 1951 Wheaties Premium Mickey Mantle, but there’s a decent chance it may date slightly later.