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.
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.
Scarcity and name recognition only scratch the surface of what fuels interest and demand in the hobby’s top vintage baseball cards.
Finding creative ways to collect the ever-popular Topps debut issue without going broke.
Classic Auctions wraps a $1.2 million auction; Topps Chrome Update returns; Max Scherzer’s charity autograph program and 50,000 cards 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.
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.
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.
A newspaper article reveals some interesting facts about collectors and the hobby as they were 54 years ago.
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.
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.
The new ‘Downtown’ video includes a couple Ken Griffey Jr. cameos including one that plays on his 1989 Upper Deck rookie card.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The final hours of the National Sports Collectors Convention included a visit from Mother Nature.
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.
Big sales, big inventory, big crowds…all part of the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. Notes and more inside.
The National Sports Collectors Convention makes you wonder if collectors are hankering for a few more big events.