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Notes: Stolen Series Ring Recovered; Slugger Museum’s 1890 Colonels Exhibit

A former trainer gets his 1985 Royals World Series ring back after a burglary, a cool exhibit in Louisville and NBA player Matt Bonner’s collection.

Flashback: Topps Had Lots of Unsold 1957-58 Basketball

A newspaper article reveals some interesting facts about collectors and the hobby as they were 54 years ago.

Notes: Upper Deck Signs Robinson, Topps Product Notes, More

One of the NFL’s promising young receivers signs with Upper Deck, two stories on young collectors and updated news on some upcoming Topps products.

Notebook: Signatures for Soldiers Passes $5K as Players Step Up

One collector’s charitable autograph effort grows, a hobby name on the move, Wade Boggs checks in on a signed ball and a 1/1 Trout card draws big bids.

Griffey Jr. Dresses as His Rookie Card in New Macklemore Video

The new ‘Downtown’ video includes a couple Ken Griffey Jr. cameos including one that plays on his 1989 Upper Deck rookie card.

Notes: Big Prices for Those 70s Cards; Bossy Puck; Legal Roundup

Some high-grade 1970s baseball cards draw major bids; Mike Bossy gets his 50 goal puck back after 27 years and the FBI and government attorneys visit Arkansas.

Abandoned Sports Cards Inside Detroit Warehouse

Some urban explorers stumble across an abandoned Detroit warehouse with a forgotten stash of sports cards. We’ll let you guess when they were printed.

Editor’s Blog: Special Collector Meets Aaron Rodgers

Our recent story about 15-year-old Jake Cohen, a blind collector from Colorado, reached his favorite player and last week, he got to meet Aaron Rodgers.

Editor’s Notes: National Notes, MJ Fleer Pack to Re-Pack?

Plans underway for the 2016 NSCC, more notes from Chicago…and a newly sold Michael Jordan enriched 1986-87 Fleer pack could boomerang back to the hobby.

Editor’s Blog: Lights Out at the National

The final hours of the National Sports Collectors Convention included a visit from Mother Nature.

National ’15 News and Notes: Friday Edition

Kids and adults getting into the action at the National, the ‘hole in the wall find’ has a home and Brooks Robinson’s collection is consigned.

News & Notes from the 2015 National

Big sales, big inventory, big crowds…all part of the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. Notes and more inside.

National Proves There’s Still Nothing Like a Big Show

The National Sports Collectors Convention makes you wonder if collectors are hankering for a few more big events.

Editor’s Blog: Recent Newspaper, Magazine, TV Coverage for the Hobby

The sports card industry gets a little attention from newspapers, a magazine and TV outlets.

Rookie Card Values of the ‘Greatest Living Players’

Spirited debate over the voting for the four greatest living players led us to look at rookie card values of the final selections–and those who were in the post-game discussions.

Notes: Sy Berger’s Family to Attend Honor

An honor for the late Sy Berger this weekend. The info, plus the story of a couple of historic baseball pieces, Max Scherzer’s charity autograph program and more.

Notes: Rings Stolen in Toronto; Craigslist Trouble in Cleveland

Two valuable championship rings were stolen in a Toronto burglary, two brothers from Cleveland are accused of a memorabilia scam… and more in the Notebook.

Notebook: SI Catches Up With Crazy Card Photo Subjects

Traveling to meet and re-photograph some of the guys who appeared on those nutty cards of the past? Sounds like fun. It’s one of the stories in the Notebook.

1953 Topps Mickey Mantle on the Rise

Major price increases in the last couple of years have collectors holding higher grade 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle cards feeling good.

Editor’s Blog: How to Buy Old Baseball Cards Cheap

A few tips for adding some great cards to your collection while keeping an eye on your bank account.