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Editor’s Blog: William Gardiner’s Amazing Goudey Sheets at Auction

Goudey 1933 uncut sheet

A 1930s youngster acquired a treasure trove of uncut Goudey Gum trading card sheets. Three, including one with three Ruths and a Gehrig, are at auction.

Editor’s Blog: Rare Find, NSCC Autographs, SI King, MJ Shoes, Wrigley Fan Barrier

Just So Tobacco Poster

A rare 19th century baseball card advertising poster unveiled in Ohio, plus show signing updates, a story on the king of signed SIs and more… in the Editor’s Notebook.

Editor’s Blog: Post’s “Rise and Fall of Baseball Cards”

cards

A Washington Post video may have you feeling embarrassed for even thinking about collecting baseball cards today.

Blog Notes: Donruss Co-Founder Dies, Montana RC Record, Game-Worn News

Joe Maddon jersey

The “Russ” in Donruss is gone; a big price for a Montana rookie, the Cubs push game-used gear for charity, a Padres garage sale and a $112,000 bullpen car.

Autographed Card Request Returned…20 Years Later

TTM autograph Shaun Van Allen

An Iowa collector gets a big surprise: a hockey card he’d sent away for an autograph in 1995 is finally returned.

Editor’s Blog: Collector Research Yields Insight into 1916 Gimbels Baseball Cards

Gimbels 1916 baseball card ad

A collector’s discovery inside a 99-year-old newspaper has shed some light on the distribution of the M101-4 Gimbels baseball cards.

Notes: Rare Joe Jackson, 2-Year-Old Knows Her Baseball Cards

1921 Joe Jackson Holsum Bread

An extremely scarce Joe Jackson card, a big price for a Trout rookie and a two-year-old Arizona girl rattles off the names on her baseball cards.

Editor’s Blog: Take Me Back to 1980

Topps box 1980 wax

The anniversary of a memorable sporting event recalls what life was like for a collector 35 years ago.

Notes: RG 3’s Cast Buyer ‘Pumped’, Rare Display Box, Feller Museum News

RG 3 cast

The cast from RG 3’s dislocated ankle is bought by a super fan/podiatry student, the Bob Feller Museum survives (sort of), a rare display box is uncovered and more.

Have a Great Old Uniform? Know How to Care for It

Red Wings Gordie Howe game jersey

From insects to fading and improper cleaning and storage, uniforms are susceptible to several problems. A textile conservator offers some preservation tips.

Notes: Topps Baseball Sales, Ruth Card Hits $80K, CU Revenue, Butler Autograph Deal

Babe Ruth M101-5 rookie

Around the hobby horn with the sale of a 1916 Babe Ruth rookie, a Chicago shop’s report on 2015 Topps sales, an autograph deal for Malcolm Butler and more.

Notes: Jordan Green Gem, Who’s ‘Sindey’ Crosby?; Artist’s New Work

Sidney Sindey Crosby misprint program

A rare Michael Jordan insert could land one collector a big payday. A misprinted NHL program draws collector interest…and more…in the Notebook.

Fun With Super Bowl Winning Quarterbacks

SuperBowl highlights set Panini 2014

A list of Super Bowl winning quarterbacks–and some trivia, too.

List of Super Bowl Winners

Packers vs Chiefs Super Bowl I

From the first until the most recent, here’s a complete list of Super Bowl winners and information those who’ve had the most success in the NFL title game.

Notes: Card Show Marks 39 Years; Super Bowl Balls & PSA, Topps News

2015 Topps Macklemore card

A New England card show rolls on, PSA-DNA tags the Super Bowl footballs (and more), Topps gets pub from music websites and adds a new board member.

Editor’s Blog: Card Show, Autographs at NHL Fan Fair; 2015 Topps Checklist

Topps 2015 Baseball Sheet

There’s a card show inside the 2015 NHL Fan Fair in Ohio this weekend. Panini plans its Super Bowl set and we’ve got the ’15 Topps baseball checklist.

Notes: Biggio, the HOF and TriStar, Bank vs Rogers, Topps Movie?

Craig Biggio signed baseball

TriStar discusses its deal with Craig Biggio, another bank has a beef with John Rogers, would Topps’ birth make a good movie and a ’60s kid recalls one sweet day.

Editor’s Blog: State of the Hobby as a New Year Begins

Strongsville show

A look at what feels right–and what needs attention as a new sports collecting year begins.

Editor’s Blog: Baby Boomers Lured by Berger Keep Cards Alive, Cut Card Cases

Sy Berger

A Minnesota columnist recalls Sy Berger’s legacy through some conversations about the hobby with local collectors and recalling Topps Cut Card cases.

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.