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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.

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.