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From Nickel Packs and Corner Stores to Penny Rookies and Card Stores: Your Collecting Memories

kids baseball cards

No matter where or when you grew up, baseball cards were a big part of it. Our readers share some of their best memories.

News & Notes: Second Chance at Local Auction Yielded Valuable Wagner Card

Box auction Wagner Sporting Life 1911

A collector who thought he’d missed out on a local auction steal got a second chance when the 1911 Sporting Life Honus Wagner Cabinet card came up for auction again a week later.

Notebook: Auction Execs Talk Baseball vs Football, Manning Signs Like Mad, Memorabilia Bowl

Peyton Manning Contenders auto PSA 10

Why does vintage baseball memorabilia generally outshine football? The New York Times wants to know. Plus, Peyton Manning is a man in demand when it comes to autographs, tracks memorabilia sales and more.

Editor’s Blog: Before They Were Famous

Autographed Brooks Robinson Little League program

A soon-to-be-famous youngster shows up inside an old youth league baseball program, a ticket from the first Pro Bowl and some Super Bowl history.

Editor’s Notes: Cards for a Penny…And Free Shipping; Gretzky Jersey on TV, Card Shop Profiles

Game worn Wayne Gretzky jersey 1981-82 Edmonton

Some sellers offer eBay auctions that close at a penny and don’t charge for shipping. Plus, a new Canadian TV show features a Gretzky jersey and two newspapers get inside the card shop business.

Editor’s Blog: Leaf vs Summit, Leaf’s New Golf Product, Harbaugh’s Game Worn Pants, Feller vs Satch

Bob Feller All Stars 1946

Some news and notes from around the hobby including a lawsuit, Leaf’s new Legends of the Links product, Jim Harbaugh’s pants and a cool, old program.

Editor’s Blog: Hobby Loses 2 Good Men; a Video Visit to Burdick Football Collection

baseball and glove

Two knowledgeable fans and passionate hobbyists have passed away within days of each other and we visit the vintage football cards of Jefferson Burdick.

Editor’s Blog: 1951 Wheaties Premium Mantle May Date Later

Mickey Mantle Wheaties premium PSA 7

Average collectors haven’t quite discovered the 1951 Wheaties Premium Mickey Mantle, but there’s a decent chance it may date slightly later.

Editor’s Blog: Happy New Year…and Thanks


Closing out 2013 with some New Year’s collecting memories and a big thank you to those who have helped Sports Collectors Daily grow.

Editor’s Blog: News & Notes in a Rapidly Vaporizing Year

MLB MLBPA licensees logos

Announcing the First Annual Mikey Awards for sports card products, grading companies are focus of Waxpak’s final column, a chat with NBC Sports and more.

Editor’s Blog: Happy Birthday Oscar Gamble and Your Epic 1976 Topps Traded Card

Oscar Gamble 1976 Topps Traded

He’s old enough to have been discovered by Cubs’ scout and Negro League legend Buck O’Neil.  Old enough to have gotten the last hit—a game winner—at Connie Mack Stadium.  He’s young enough to have hit against Roger Clemens.  In between, he made baseball card history.  The 1976 Topps Traded Oscar Gamble is an all-time classic.  […]

Notebook: 1979 Topps Pete Rose Sells for…What? MLB Cancer Auction, Autograph ‘Consistency’, Astrodome Seats

PSA 10 1979 Topps Pete Rose

A big price on a PSA 10 1979 Topps Pete Rose, a cancer-fighting auction, a fresh sale of Astrodome seats and why Tom Brady proves autographs aren’t consistent.

News & Notes: Alleged Card Counterfeiter Arrested, CBS Talks Memorabilia, FL Shop to Close

Brian Elowsky

A Michigan man has been charged with trying to peddle fake vintage cards, CBS News features the ‘booming’ sports memorabilia industry, a PSA 10 2nd year Walter Payton is on the block and the contents of a closed Florida card shop will be sold at auction Sunday.

Editor’s Blog: 10 Interesting Items and Observations from a Day on eBay

Johnston Cookies Hank Aaron 1954 rookie

Digging into the eBay sports card listings reveals some truth, some mystery, some head scratchers, a cautionary tale and a pack that always mesmerizes.

Editor’s Blog: Football Programs from Weekend of Kennedy Assassination

Cowboys vs Browns November 24, 1963

Some games were played, others weren’t but all football programs from 50 years ago this weekend have become collector’s items.

News & Notes: Beckett Opens Asian Office; Broncos Card Giveaway, Tennis Anyone? And…Um…Something Else

Peyton Manning 2013 Broncos giveaway card

Beckett hires a sales manager for Asia and Australia, Panini will hand out packs of special camo bordered cards at Sunday’s game, a new tennis card product is out and something called No Pants Box Breaks.

Notes: Musial Auction Generates $1.2 Million; Collector’s Universe Among Top Small Companies on Forbes List

3000 hit bat Stan Musial

Stan Musial’s estate is distributed among collectors via a giant auction while Collectors Universe, parent company of PSA, is named a top performing company by Forbes.

News and Notes: Ex-Phils Not Friendly; New Shop; Show & Auction

Phillies 1993

Don’t invite Mitch Williams and Len Dykstra to the same party, a new store in a small Illinois town and Schulte Sports signs a new client.

Editor’s Blog: Greater Boston Sports Collectors Club Show Should Rock

Wilmington, MA

Dealers heading to the Greater Boston Sports Collectors Club’s annual New England National will be heading into a region in full celebratory mode.

News and Notes: Nagurski Re-emerges, Luck Superfractor Brings Big $, Orr Book, More

Luck auto Superfractor 1-1

A plethora of notes from around the hobby including the eBay arrival of one of the Bronko Nagurski cards from last week’s auction and a big money sale of an Andrew Luck Superfractor.