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

Griffey Jr.-Macklemore

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

Nolan Ryan 1970 Topps PSA 10

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

cards abandoned 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

Jake Cohen and 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?

2015 National Sports Collectors Convention

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

sports card show

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

National ’15 News and Notes: Friday Edition

Blowout Cards National Sports Collectors Convention raffle

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

US Olympic Hockey team 1980

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

2014 National Sports Collectors Convention IX Center

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

Topps 2015 hobby box

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

Rookie Card Values of the ‘Greatest Living Players’

Willie Mays rookie card

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

Sy Berger

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

Stanley Cup ring Montreal Canadiens

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

Mickey Hatcher 1982 Fleer

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

Mickey Mantle 1953 Topps

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

1950s baseball cards

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

Notes: Ferrell and NSCC Autos; Posey Talks Cards; Trout’s Gift

2015 Topps Series 2 Wrappers

Will Ferrell’s 2015 Topps Archives are hot, Buster Posey is the face of Series 2, the NSCC’s free autograph guests, a must-see video, boxing show…and more.

1973: Topps’ Business Draws AP Attention

topps old logo

An old article reveals the trading card business to be a much different place in 1973, but a growing enterprise with Topps providing cards for four sports.

Notebook: Utah’s Super Collector, Sox Garage Sale, ’51 Ticket Book, Wrong Rob

1951 New York Giants ticket book

A visit with a voracious collector, a trip to the White Sox garage sale, the Red Wings plan one, a cool item from a historic MLB season and more.

T206 Cards Caused Uproar Upon 1909 Release

T206 Red Hindu backs

Newspaper editorial writers came out with guns blazing as kids flocked to the cigarette packs containing what we know today as T206 cards.