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.
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 […]
There will be more than 90 athletes past and present who get paid for showing up and scribbling autographs but the real stars of the National Sports Collectors Convention are out on the main floor of the convention center; the hundreds of vendors traveling from across the U.S. and Canada bringing sports history for sale […]
There will be at least one T206 Honus Wagner for sale at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention. Bring your ID and your bank’s routing number. The asking price is $1.2 million. Lelands announced Thursday it would be offering the Wagner card at the show, scheduled for July 31-August 3 in Chicago. The card is […]
Dozens of well-known athletes and entertainers were at Lake Tahoe over the weekend for the American Century Championship, a celebrity golf tournament. Twenty years ago, it was a haven for autograph seekers but once word spread that you might be able to snare some free superstar signatures if you were pesky enough, the gates became […]
I’m not sure what kind of neighborhood this is, but I’m pretty sure I don’t want to live there. Police in Ardmore, OK (that’s north of Dallas) were called out after a 43-year-old man attacked a pregnant woman who was trying to break up a fight between a couple of kids. The bizarre tale, police told […]
Editor’s Blog: No Holiday Break for BBCE, Cubs & The National, Maravich Jersey Cut Up, Ripken’s Minor League Cards
How did you spend your Fourth of July? Relaxing? Eating? Watching fireworks? Steve Hart and Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange were doing all of those things several hundred miles apart, but when you’re in the business of buying and selling baseball cards and a big opportunity comes along, there are no holidays. A call […]
A few years ago we introduced you to Cam Perron, the Massachusetts teenager who developed a fascination with the living Negro League ballplayers. It’s one of our favorite stories. What began as a few autograph requests turned into quite a mission. Cam got some of them together for long overdue reunions and helped put a […]
Notebook: Charges Dropped Against Dealer, Braves Game Worn Jersey Auction, FL Card Shop Profile, Collecting Secrets
The hobby notebook includes an update on one of the six dealers who had been charged with fraud in connection with the sale of fake jerseys, a jersey auction from the Atlanta Braves, collecting tips from a mega collector, a chance to win a T206 Cobb and a profile of a Florida sports card shop owner.