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Notes: Probstein Profiled, Jeter’s Last K Ball Auction; Best Looking Sets?

Tanya Breen photo

One eBay dealer’s $15 million collectible business, a Derek Jeter auction a Red Sox fan can love and a link to one list of the best looking baseball sets.

Jeter Final Game Items Auctioned; Burt Reynolds’ Collection; Olbermann on Berger

Burt Reynolds owned Mickey Mantle signed ball

Two items from the last moments of Derek Jeter’s career are auctioned online, Burt Reynolds had some nice sports stuff in his sale, the influence of Cy Berger and more.

Notes: Coalition Requests Topps Investigation Over Kids’ Privacy

Topps Company logo

Ten child advocacy and consumer groups are asking the FTC to investigate Topps’ use of photos and information from kids. The story is part of our industry news and notes.

Notes: Jordan Still Dominates; 10,000 Orders; Wagner’s Safe; Cash for Carew

Safe Honus Wagner

Millions spent on eBay for MJ stuff, Dave & Adam’s chronicles a huge post-Thanksgiving push, auction updates on some big $ cards and an NHL charity event.

Editor’s Blog: The Trouble With Relic Cards

memorabilia cards

As more relic cards are called into question, a mounting litany of trouble might mean it’s time to reevaluate their importance.

Notes: Auction Previews, Feller Museum Closes, Dodgers’ GM Loves Cards

1934 Babe Ruth Tour of Japan cap

A 1934 cap attributed to Babe Ruth comes to auction, hope for the Feller Museum, the Dodgers’ new GM chased cards in the Philippines and Mad Bum’s signing underwear.

Panini Says Flawless Snafu a ‘Regrettable Mistake'; More Wrong Patches Surface

Babe Ruth Topps Call Your Shot

Some 2014 Flawless ‘game worn’ jersey patches were actually not, Topps is using the Babe’s name for its new contest, Manziel gets a baseball card and more.

Notebook: Suit to Stay in State Court, Piece of Forbes, Messi Signatures

Forbes Field arch

News and notes for mid-week digestion.

Editor’s Blog: In World of Cards, Performance and Life Events Trump All

2006 Topps Alex Gordon

The Alex Gordon Topps rookie snafu was no conspiracy and the whole story reminds us that popular cards in every sport can live, die and live again.

Notes: Oscar Taveras; Chicago Home Invasion; Spence-Winston; Series Memorabilia

Oscar Taveras auto 2014 Bowman Inception

A roundup of hobby-related stories as a new week begins.

Notebook: Arrests in Home Invasion, World Series Profits, Ruth Stub, Target Exclusive

World Series 1915 ticket stub

Police make arrests in that Ohio break-in. World Series memorabilia can be a great investment, Panini takes a basketball card product to retail only…and more.

Editor’s Blog: College Athletes and Autographs a Hot Topic

Jameis Winston autographed jersey

The brouhaha over college athletes and autographs keeps simmering. Gordie Howe won’t be making any more appearances and Trent Dilfer lends a hand to Panini.

Editor’s Blog: Junk Wax Game Invention, Neshek Talks Cards, UD Gives

Junk Wax Battle

The news and notes include a long-time blogger’s junk wax game, Pat Neshek’s collecting habits and Upper Deck honoring a dedicated young hockey player.

Notebook: Sneaky Ball Boy and Jeter Ball, APB for 1946 Uniform

Yankee ball boy

A ball boy’s fast hands preserve a game-used Jeter ball, Steiner’s Jeter catalog and an auction house hunts for an item it once sold.

Editor’s Blog: Old Plastic Sheets Now Plenty Sticky

PVC sheets

We take a look at a 35-year-old card set sitting in some old sheets, apparently containing PVC.

Editor’s Blog: Wagner Reprint=Big News (Apparently)

Wagner fake

How a fake Honus Wagner card became national news.

10 Keys to Being a Happier Collector

Being part of incredible promotions like Black Friday has made owning Mike's Stadium Sportscards a labor of love.

Feel you’ve lost some of that mojo? Hobby stressing you out instead of helping you chill? We’ve got ten ideas for keeping the fire burning.

Notebook: Rogers Sued for $14.2 Million; MLB Authentication; Storage Unit Tips

Brewers vs Yankees game used base

Unpaid loans have resulted in an Arkansas bank filing suit against Rogers Photo Archive, some great info on MLB authenticators and more… in the notebook.

Notes: Gehrig Watch Sells, Jeter HR Ball Brings $12K

Lou Gehrig Yankees Watch

Lou Gehrig’s 1928 World Series watch and one of Derek Jeter’s last home run balls are sold.

Editor’s Blog: Is The Game Program Becoming a Relic?

Wisconsin digital program

Another major college program is doing away with its game day program. Are those collectors items about to become obsolete?