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Jackie Robinson Baseball Cards: A Guide to His Best

Jackie Robinson Bond Bread Rookie Card 1947

With the new movie “42″ released nationwide this weekend, it’s possible Jackie Robinson baseball cards could see increased interest. We sort through the rookie cards and other vintage issues of all shapes and sizes.

Authenticating Old Judges, Four Base Hits, Kalamazoo Bats and Other 19th Century Cards

1880s Old Judge Cards

Don’t buy until you know: A guide to authenticating and counterfeit-detecting popular 19th century baseball cards.

A Fake Honus Wagner Tobacco Card With An Interesting History

The 1990s Han Wagner Cigar tin sign

That old-looking Honus Wagner ’5-Cent Cigar’ card might be younger than you.

COMC Claims Beckett Tried to Buy Them; Files Counterclaim

legal scales

The jousting continues between former partners Beckett and COMC with the latter’s legal response to a lawsuit filed last month.

Rich’s Ramblings: Fun With O-Pee-Chee Baseball

Gil Hodges 1972 OPC

Rich Klein looks back at Canadian baseball cards from O-Pee-Chee and why some Topps cards might just have ties there.

Collectors Very Amused With 2014 Topps Museum MLB

2014 Topps Museum baseball box

High end but not too high end, Topps Museum Collection Baseball has been a big attraction at Mike’s.

Collecting Hank Aaron 715th Home Run Memorabilia

Aaron 715 photo

From a 45 RPM record to a giant photo signed by the pitcher who gave it up, items associated with Hank Aaron’s big homer remain popular.

Original T206s, Colgans Chips Fall From Pittsburgh Home’s Rafters

Tribune-Review photo

A Pittsburgh man doing some work inside the very old house he lives in stumbled upon a baseball card treasure forgotten for decades.

Sheen Autographs Coming as 2014 Archives Salutes Major League

Rick Vaughn autograph Major League movie 2014 Topps Archives

2014 Topps Archives Baseball will include a salute to the movie Major League, complete with autographs. We’ve got the preview including a look at some sample cards.

How to Use a Black Light to Identify Reprints and Fakes of Antique Paper Collectibles

The fedora hat's inside tag fluoresces brightly under blacklight, showing that the hat is modern.

Learn how to use a black light identify many modern reprints and fakes of antique paper collectibles and memorabilia.

1990′s Football Card Brands Include Some One-Hit Wonders

Belechick rookie

It was raining football cards in the early 1990s. Rich Klein remembers some of the brands that flooded the market–and then floated away.

Autograph Authentication on Amazon and eBay: Where Does It Stand?

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It is important to know the differences in what the two internet giants allow when it comes to the selling of autographed material. And it is essential to understand the similarities.

Rare Old Judge Card May Have Been 19th Century Inside Joke

Deacon White Old Judge

A find of 20 old tobacco cards yielded a rare Old Judge card of Hall of Famer Deacon White. Were the folks at Goodwin having some fun with the aging veteran?

Notebook: Rare Video Uncovered, Jackie Robinson Note, Ohio Show

Ruth-Gehrig

Never before seen video of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig is taken at a remarkable moment in history. Just one of the stories in this week’s notebook.

Mile High’s 1952 Topps Set Could Be One for the Ages

Topps 1952 Baseball Set

The best 1952 Topps Baseball Master set ever to hit the block is joined by the all-time finest 1965 Topps football set in Mile High Card Company’s new auction.

1993 Topps Finest Baseball Broke New Ground

Finest Baseball 1993

Topps’ 1993 Finest Baseball launched a new era of limited print runs and ‘shiny stuff’ and today, the one-per-box refractors can sell for a lot of money.

Old Baseball Card Backs Sometimes Reveal Uncommon Courage

Phil Marchildon 1949 Bowman baseball

The back of one player’s 1949 Bowman card reveals a much different type of ‘hero’.

1964 Topps Curt Flood: What’s the Deal?

1964 Topps Curt Flood

Why is the 1964 Topps Curt Flood so expensive? Ask the person hoarding them.

Responsibility for Pack Searching: On Retailers or Manufacturers?

Prizm Hockey packs

Dr. Paul Lieber got a lot of response to his observations of pack searchers including some who freely admitted it. This time, he’s tossing out some ideas for keeping it in check.

Rays Autographed Baseball Collection Like No Other

Autographed Enny Romero ball

The McKenneys have managed to collect signed baseballs from everyone who has worn the Tampa Bay Rays uniform since 1998–even those who weren’t there long enough for a cup of coffee.