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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.

Editor’s Blog: Bat Brett Used for Hit #2000 Wasn’t His

Autographed George Brett bat

Former big leaguer Greg Pryor tells the story of how one of his bats made some baseball history. He still has it.

Editor’s Blog: Fallout from The Mastro Case


Bill Mastro has pleaded guilty but that leaves some as yet unanswered questions about the impact of shill bidding and card doctoring that are part of the case.

Editor’s Blog: Sellers Find New Venues for Unloading Fake Autographs

Babe Ruth non-genuine signed baseball

There are plenty of questionable and downright fake autographs and memorabilia out there. This time local auctions are the preferred venue.

Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Night Does Not Quite Go as Planned

2013 Mariano Rivera bobble head

Trouble with a truck spelled a lot of confusion and a lot of standing around for fans attending Mariano Rivera bobblehead night. Now, guess what’s on eBay?

Editor’s Blog: Fake Autographs in UK, Iowa Show Draws Stars, Jeter Glove & Beat Up Bronko at Auction

Game used Derek Jeter glove

Two men are on trial for selling bogus autographs in the UK, a card show near the Field of Dreams movie site, the Turn 2 Foundation Auction gets a Derek Jeter game glove and low bids on a beat up 1935 National Chicle Nagurski.

Editor’s Blog: $15 Cracker Jack Find Sells for $46K; New Card Shop Opens; Leaf’s New Hire

Joe Jackson 1915 Cracker Jack BVG 2

The near set of 1915 Cracker Jack cards found 34 years ago at a farm auction for $15 is sold for a lot more; a new sports card store opens and we have video and hobby veteran Terry Melia is back in the game as PR man for Leaf.

‘Hutson Letters’ Recall a Time When Superstars Wrote Letters to Fans


In 1938, Don Hutson was bound and determined to make sure a Packers fan in Delaware got those autographs he wanted.

Editor’s Notes: Vintage Collection Stolen, Meeting Bobby Orr

Mickey Mantle 1969 Topps

An Illinois man loses his childhood collection to a thief, Bobby Orr goes out of his way to make an autograph seeker feel good and USA Today delves into the business of sports cards and high school athletes.

Editor’s Blog: Jerry Lucas Selling Collection, Post Cereal Book Discounts, 80s Kid Tries Cashing In

1961 Post Cereal Baseball Cards Book by Dan Mabey

News and notes from the Editor’s Blog including a chat with Jerry Lucas and discounts for SC Daily readers on the ultimate 1961-63 Post Cereal guides.

Editor’s Blog: College Programs Overreacting to Manziel? Big Gehrig Card Sale, Mastro Update

Editors Blog

News and notes from around the hobby including a question about whether colleges are overreacting to the Johnny Manziel autograph situation.

Editor’s Blog: NSCC Still Overwhelms

Mickey Mantle 1960 Post Cereal

No matter how many times you go to the National Sports Collectors Convention it’s hard not to be awed by the sheer volume of material in the room.  And calling it a ‘room’ seems inadequate.  The Stephens Convention Center is an airplane hangar for 767s.  It’s a cement floored foundry where the product and the […]