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Editor’s Blog: Boring Shops Somehow Keep Doors Open

monster boxes

Running a sports card shop in a smaller city may sound like fun but for some it would seem like there’s got to be a more efficient way.

Blog: Reggie, Dale Jr. Talk Collecting Passion; ’77 Cloth Case, NFL Rookie Premiere

1972 Topps Reggie Jackson PSA 10

Reggie Jackson is buying up his old jerseys, Dale Earnhardt Jr. loves eBay, a 1977 Cloth Stickers case sighting, the NFL Rookie Premiere and more.

Notes: Ruth Auction Sneak Peek; Tip Leads Dealer to Accused Ball Thief

1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth1914

A look at some items in the upcoming Babe Ruth Centennial Auction, another auction is about to kick off, some excitement at a recent show and Kris Bryant for everyone.

Notebook: Aaron to Sign for 200 in Milwaukee; Canseco for Anyone; Babe Meets Typewriter

Hank Aaron autographed Topps Marquee Museum Collection

Sticker shock over the price of Hank Aaron’s autograph; Jose Canseco Making a Card Shop Appearance and a Babe Ruth card with movie credits.

Notebook: Canadian Market; CU Prez Sells Stock, Silverdome Turf, Clowney Hearts Panini

Canada show

A Canadian writer discusses the sports card industry; David Hall sells some stock but still owns a lot; the parting out of the Silverdome and Panini signs Jadaveon Clowney.

News & Notes: Museum Burglary, More Gretzky Goods, Cool Finds, Big E’s Bling

Shawn Chaulk Gretzky memorabilia

A news roundup including some great video and auction highlights are in the latest edition of the Editor’s Blog.

Notes: Johnny Football’s $300,000 Jersey; Prosecutor’s Auction Filled with Fakes?

Manziel 2012 jersey

A Johnny Manziel game-used, inscribed jersey from his Heisman Trophy winning season has made its way to eBay. Got $300,000?

Notebook: ’75 Cello Case; Collector, Dealer Profiles; Tommy John’s Autographed MRI

Topps 1975 Baseball Cello Case

A 1975 Topps Baseball cello case was back on the market–with a bigger asking price. Plus local news profiles on a dealer and a collector and more in the notebook.

Notes: REA Wins Court Judgment; Midnight Open for 2014 Bowman; Dad-Daughter Duo in Denver

Midnight launch at Baseball Card King 2014 Bowman

A courtroom victory for REA over legal fees; 2014 Bowman goes live at midnight at one shop and a Denver dad and his daughter have thousands of home run balls.

Notes: Video Shows Newport Collection; SoCal Show; BBCE’s Charity Autograph Session


A huge collection of historic jerseys hits auction block; an upcoming show in southern California and a canned food for autographs drive this Saturday.

Notebook: Washington Shop, Topps’ New Frontier, ’93 Refractor Set, Card for a Special Kid

Hizeys Sports Cards

The notebook’s story links include a profile on an Auburn, WA shop, a national story on Topps’ digital apps, and an autograph appearance for a special kid.

Editor’s Blog: Rare 1923 Lections Card Set Includes Meusel Miscue

1923 Lections Emil Meusel

Bob is Irish and Irish is Bob in the rare 1923 Lections set. The story–plus news of some one-of-a-kind Satchel Paige memorabilia.

Notebook: Topps Hires New CFO, Tanaka Rookies, Our New Column, Brother-Sister Store, Junior Mothers

Masahiro Tanaka rookie card

Topps has a new money boss. We’ve got a new column. A brother-sister card shop in PA and a look back at a regional Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card set.

Notebook: Ted Williams’ Glove Up for Bid, Rollie’s Stories, 101 Things to See at HOF, ’64 Six Packs


The roundup includes a story about a new auction, Hall of Fame artifacts, a Rollie Fingers show appearance and a cool piece of Topps memorabilia from 1964.

Notebook: Rare Video Uncovered, Jackie Robinson Note, Ohio Show


Never before seen video of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig is taken at a remarkable moment in history. Just one of the stories in this week’s notebook.

Editor’s Blog: Panini’s Bold Move, FL Card Shop Closing, Choir Director Sings Hobby’s Praises

Jim Blinkhorn

Panini made news just by doing something about redemption cards, a long-time Florida shop owner is about to quit and meet a man who uses the hobby to chill.

Show Off Your Room; Win a 1975 Topps Baseball Mini Unopened Pack

1975 Topps mini pack

Show off your sports card/memorabilia room with others and win an authentic 1975 Topps unopened mini wax pack.

Notebook: Ruth, Gehrig Signed Baseballs at Auction; Vezina Rookie=$20K; Heritage Coming; Topps Auctions

Lou Gehrig signed baseball

Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig baseballs highlight All Sports Auctions’ latest venture while a 1911 Georges Vezina card brings record-setting bucks and the Topps ‘master set’ auction continues.

LeBron’s All-Star Jersey=$25K, Babe’s 1st Homer, College Pennants

2014 LeBron James All-Star jersey

The NBA All-Star jerseys are sold, a North Carolina town’s claim to Babe Ruth fame, college pennants are hot and so are Cal Ripken minor league cards.

Editor’s Blog: Hobby is Too Expensive? Say WHAT?

Old baseball cards

The hobby’s ‘too expensive’ you say? Actually, it’s not and we’ve got list of cheap baseball cards of Hall of Famers for less than what you spent on lunch.