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1964 Draft Produced the Biggest Crop of Hall of Fame Rookie Cards

This year’s draft will have to go a long way to match the one NFL Draft that produced a record number of players who eventually wound up in the Hall of Fame.

‘Laws of Baseball’ Documents Sold for $3.26 Million

The sale represents the most ever paid for a set of baseball documents. Items from the Don Drysdale estate also helped push the total tally to $7.2 million.

Grand Jury Considers Ohio Man, Mom Over Bogus Autograph Claims

A county prosecutor said last year he was hoping to nail the two main organizers of a fake autograph scheme that took $2 million from online buyers.

Part of Texas Collector’s Massive Cowboys Shrine on Display

Meet the man who owns one fabulous Dallas Cowboys memorabilia collection, some of which is now on public display.

1903 Breisch-Williams Honus Wagner Much Rarer Than T206

You can count the number of 1903 Breisch-Williams Honus Wagner cards on one hand and one of them is up for auction.

Piazza Jersey Sold for Record Price; Will Go on Display

Mike Piazza’s home run jersey from the first game in New York after the 9/11 attacks has been sold to minority owners of the Mets who’ll put it on display.

Wisconsin Barn Yields Baseball Treasure

Publicity from the ‘Lucky 7 Find’ has resulted in another major hobby discovery: an ultra-rare 1915 Cracker Jack advertising poster.

Don’t Ignore Market for Older Inserts

Gone but not forgotten, some stars from the 1980s and 90s have a small but avid following that can make for surprising sales of insert and autographs.

Trevor Story Cards Bring Coverage, Auction Action

Interest in Trevor Story cards is a mile high. Local media swarm a Denver area shop as the young shortstop’s cards gather steam.

Carl Yastrzemski: 8 Great Cards of No. 8

He debuted 55 years ago Monday and kept playing for 23 seasons. Here are eight fun Yaz cards from the 1960s.

Update: Police Help California Dealer Reclaim Stolen Items

Police have recovered part of the treasure trove of sports cards and memorabilia stolen from a southern California collector/dealer back in January.

Babe Ruth: Baller

A photo from January 1921 shows Babe Ruth preparing to play in an exhibition basketball game against the Boston Celtics.

Nolan Ryan Rookie Card Prices Continue Upward Trend

You could have done worse things with your money than buy card #177 in the 1968 Topps set and recent prices indicate the sharp upward trend is continuing.

Let it Go, Mets: Piazza Disappointed Team Sold Post-9/11 Jersey

Mike Piazza’s jersey from the night he lifted New York’s spirits after 9/11 is up for grabs and the new Hall of Famer can’t believe the Mets let it go.

TOPPS NOW Turns Daily Highlights into Baseball Cards

The 2016 baseball season will play out through TOPPS NOW, a new program that will turn moments and milestones into cards that have a 24-hour sales window.

REA to Offer T206 Wagner

Originally owned by a long-time New York collector/dealer, a low-grade T206 Honus Wagner card will be offered by Robert Edward Auctions this month.

Opening Day Record-Setters and Their Rookie Cards

A fun look at some remarkable Opening Day career records and the rookie cards of the players who accomplished those feats.

Heritage High Number Baseball Returns in September

2016 Topps Heritage High Number baseball returns later this year as an extension of the recently-released flagship brand.

1977-78 Topps Basketball Set Began 3-Year Lean, Mean Run

Topps put its hoops product on a diet beginning in 1977-78 and the result is a cheap set that’s heavy on stars and rookies.

Whitey Ford Cards Colorful And Coveted

He’s among the oldest living Hall of Famers now. A look at five favorite Whitey Ford baseball cards, 65 years after his first one arrived.