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Editor’s Blog

A blog written by Rich Mueller, editor of Sports Collectors Daily. A supplement to the regular sports collecting news stories that appear inside the website.

Notes: Big Vintage Prices, Broncos Super Fan, Exclusive Helmet

A few news and notes from around the hobby.

Super Bowl Collecting Has Room for All

Fifty years worth of Super Bowl collectibles. A look at the memorabilia you can collect and a current list of which items are bringing the most bids on eBay.

Notes: Progress Shuts Oklahoma Shop

After 26 years, a Tulsa area shop is going out of business, PSA/DNA holds an event at the home of Pawn Stars…and Keith Olbermann’s contribution to the 1981 Donruss set.

Weekend Notes: Red Sox Fan Can’t Stomach Valuable Yankee Ball

The humorous travels of a valuable signed baseball–and a wedding ring; an update on a case filed against Eli Manning and the Giants… and Ernie Banks memorabilia on display.

Editor’s Blog: Focus on Griffey Jr a Huge Opportunity for Hobby

Ken Griffey Junior’s Hall of Fame election put card collecting back in the spotlight, offering a major opportunity for dealers and others to grow their business.

News and Notes: Parting with the Past

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle and other gems are part of Just Collect’s big Canadian buy; a Seattle dealer says Griffey changed his life’s course…and more.

Editor’s Blog: Looking Back; Looking Ahead

From licensing changes to great finds and skyrocketing prices for cardboard icons, 2015 offered plenty to talk about–and some questions that carry over into the new year.

Notes: Star-Trib on Berkus; Mantle Musings; Love to UD; Awful Autograph Story

His hometown paper writes about Mike Berkus; insight on the soaring 1952 Topps Mantle; Upper Deck signs an autograph deal with Kevin Love while Canada talks crummy autos.

Notebook: 1952 Mantle, T206 Plank at Auction

A GAI 7 1952 Topps Mantle and a PSA 2 T206 Plank are at auction, old boxes bring bucks, John Rogers is arrested, Yogi’s appraisal fair and a new book on electric football games.

Editor’s Blog: Iconic Cards Share Key Elements

Scarcity and name recognition only scratch the surface of what fuels interest and demand in the hobby’s top vintage baseball cards.

Collecting 1952 Topps Baseball Cards on a Budget

Finding creative ways to collect the ever-popular Topps debut issue without going broke.

Notes: Gretzky Jersey Brings $72K; Topps Chrome Update

Classic Auctions wraps a $1.2 million auction; Topps Chrome Update returns; Max Scherzer’s charity autograph program and 50,000 cards at auction.

Notes: Abandoned Cards, Building Sold at Auction

The Michigan building with an abandoned stash of cards sells at auction, Topps’ plans for a World Series champs set and David Robinson signs at a card shop.

Notes: Conlon, Cowboys’ Crook Caught?, Keith and Keith

Some pricey Charles Conlon negatives may be sold to satisfy debts, Dallas police nab a suspected thief, a World Series trophy sale and Keith O talks Topps.

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.