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1939 Goudey Premium Find

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SGC has just authenticated a fresh find of 267 high-grade 1939 Goudey Premiums. We get the first look on the floor of the National.

War Veteran Selling Card Collection to Pay Bills

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Iraqi war veteran Brad Solomon, diagnosed with blood cancer, is selling off his baseball card collection to cover living expenses.

Jim Craig’s ‘Miracle on Ice’ Memorabilia for Sale

Miracle on Ice Jim Craig memorabilia

The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey hero’s game-Used Jerseys from the historic Soviet and Finland wins and the iconic American flag that draped his shoulders are part of the deal.

Price Of Rare Michael Jordan Card Soaring at Auction

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A rare Michael Jordan card, pulled recently from a 17-year-old box, could top six figures in an eBay auction that ends this weekend.

Mays Rookie Stolen from Rob Schneider’s Home

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Actor/comedian Rob Schneider and his family were victims of a burglary Friday.

Newly Discovered Gehrig Bat Now Carries Photo Match

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A bat once kept by a door for homeowner protection and nearly given away, was actually a Lou Gehrig game model. Now, an old photo puts it in Lou’s hands.

Bound for National Sports Collectors Convention? A Little Advice

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Some tips for having a fun and productive time at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

A Pack of Wax, and Stacks of Memories

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A college professor from California is taking a cross-country tour to meet with players he pulled from a random pack of 1986 Topps baseball.

Notebook: SI Catches Up With Crazy Card Photo Subjects

Mickey Hatcher 1982 Fleer

Traveling to meet and re-photograph some of the guys who appeared on those nutty cards of the past? Sounds like fun. It’s one of the stories in the Notebook.

Great American Baseball Card Book is Back on Kindle

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Before the boom and bust, before blogs and magazines, there was the “Spinal Tap of baseball books.” Author Fred Harris gives us an inside look at a hobby classic.

Ramblings: Where to Hold the National

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The past, present and future of the National Sports Collectors Convention always includes discussion of show sites but it’s not as easy as it seems.

Deal: ARod 3000 Hit Ball is Returned

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Collector Zack Hample will benefit but his favorite charity is getting a big boost from the 3,000 hit ball Alex Rodriguez belted for a homer last month.

Baseball Cards of the 10 Forgotten 1945 All-Stars

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They were named All-Stars for the only time in their careers but World War II cancelled the game. A look back at some of the players through their cards.

1953 Topps Mickey Mantle on the Rise

Mickey Mantle 1953 Topps

Major price increases in the last couple of years have collectors holding higher grade 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle cards feeling good.

Mike Schmidt Collection, Part 2, Set for Auction

Mike Schmidt 1979 Gold Glove Award

Another of Mike Schmidt’s Gold Gloves and even his Little League Baseball cap are coming to auction this summer in Chicago.

Former Mastro IT Director Gets Probation, Fine

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Not being honest eight years ago with FBI investigators looking into a shill bidding scheme at Mastro Auctions has led to a federal sentence for Bill Boehm.

Angels Pitcher a Big-Time Autograph Hound

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Hector Santiago isn’t shy about tracking down autographs from past and present players as his own career ticks upward.

Sentencing Set for Mastro Execs

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Doug Allen and Mark Theotikos are scheduled to learn their fate this fall.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1974 Topps Baseball

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1974 Topps baseball cards could see the future, from all-in-one issues to traded sets to the Washington Nationals. Come read about the beginning of an era.

New Baseball History and Collecting Magazine Debuts with Cobb Insert

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Baseball History and Art includes stories on past legends, current collectors and other subjects. The first issue includes a Ty Cobb vintage-style card.