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Notes: Card Show Marks 39 Years; Super Bowl Balls & PSA, Topps News

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News and notes for mid-week digestion.

Editor’s Blog: In World of Cards, Performance and Life Events Trump All

The Alex Gordon Topps rookie snafu was no conspiracy and the whole story reminds us that popular cards in every sport can live, die and live again.

Notes: Oscar Taveras; Chicago Home Invasion; Spence-Winston; Series Memorabilia

A roundup of hobby-related stories as a new week begins.

Notebook: Arrests in Home Invasion, World Series Profits, Ruth Stub, Target Exclusive

Police make arrests in that Ohio break-in. World Series memorabilia can be a great investment, Panini takes a basketball card product to retail only…and more.

Editor’s Blog: College Athletes and Autographs a Hot Topic

The brouhaha over college athletes and autographs keeps simmering. Gordie Howe won’t be making any more appearances and Trent Dilfer lends a hand to Panini.

Editor’s Blog: Junk Wax Game Invention, Neshek Talks Cards, UD Gives

The news and notes include a long-time blogger’s junk wax game, Pat Neshek’s collecting habits and Upper Deck honoring a dedicated young hockey player.

Notebook: Sneaky Ball Boy and Jeter Ball, APB for 1946 Uniform

A ball boy’s fast hands preserve a game-used Jeter ball, Steiner’s Jeter catalog and an auction house hunts for an item it once sold.

Editor’s Blog: Old Plastic Sheets Now Plenty Sticky

We take a look at a 35-year-old card set sitting in some old sheets, apparently containing PVC.