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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.

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.