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

Junk Wax Battle

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

Yankee ball boy

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

PVC sheets

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

Editor’s Blog: Wagner Reprint=Big News (Apparently)

Wagner fake

How a fake Honus Wagner card became national news.

10 Keys to Being a Happier Collector

Being part of incredible promotions like Black Friday has made owning Mike's Stadium Sportscards a labor of love.

Feel you’ve lost some of that mojo? Hobby stressing you out instead of helping you chill? We’ve got ten ideas for keeping the fire burning.

Notebook: Rogers Sued for $14.2 Million; MLB Authentication; Storage Unit Tips

Brewers vs Yankees game used base

Unpaid loans have resulted in an Arkansas bank filing suit against Rogers Photo Archive, some great info on MLB authenticators and more… in the notebook.

Notes: Gehrig Watch Sells, Jeter HR Ball Brings $12K

Lou Gehrig Yankees Watch

Lou Gehrig’s 1928 World Series watch and one of Derek Jeter’s last home run balls are sold.

Editor’s Blog: Is The Game Program Becoming a Relic?

Wisconsin digital program

Another major college program is doing away with its game day program. Are those collectors items about to become obsolete?

News and Notes: The Price of Packs, Puig’s Deal, Yankees Memorabilia, Topps Vault

Fleer 1986-87 Basketball box

Some big bucks for old wax, Yasiel Puig has a new autograph deal, Walter Payton and Steiner, stuff from the Yankees clubhouse and more in our weekend notes.

Editor’s Blog: NSCC Wrap News and Notes

2014 National Sports Collectors Convention IX Center

A few notes and observations as the National Sports Collectors Convention bids farewell to Cleveland.

Notebook: Card Shop Business, Autographs in Cooperstown


Card shops and the industry today, former players sign autographs in Cooperstown and a story about young players’ autograph penmanship.

Notebook: SEC Autograph Hounds, PSA/DNA to BBCE, Baseball Card Wall


Collectors chase autographs at SEC Media Days, PSA/DNA is coming to the Midwest, Panini gets help from Kodak and see MLB Network’s Baseball card wall.

Editor’s Blog: Scouring eBay Pays Off with Pinkerton Cabinet Find

Ty Cobb Fred Clarke Pinkerton Cabinet 1911

Locating some rare 103-year-old Pinkerton Cabinet cards on eBay turned out to involve a little extra work for our guest columnist but it was worth it.

Editor’s Blog: Collector’s Quest, Disappearing Tickets, Shop Profiles

Baseball Card Exchange

The industry gets local media attention via two shops, a story on the dying breed known as the ticket stub, a collector’s quest for info on a special piece and more.

News and Notes: Ruth Items on CNBC, NBA Finals Jerseys at Auction

Autographed Babe Ruth Yankee Stadium ball 1923

CNBC does a segment on the Babe Ruth Centennial auction, items stolen from one St. Louis shop wind up inside another store–in the same mall and the NBA Finals jersey auction heats up.

News and Notes: Russell’s Deposition a Bad Pass?

Bill Russell 2012-13 Exquisite autograph

Bill Russell’s sworn deposition about signed college trading cards doesn’t match reality. Media coverage of an Illinois show, auction results and more.

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.