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Ruth Poster Discovered in Walls of MN Home Could Fetch Big $

Babe-Ruth-Poster-1926

A promotional poster for a 1926 Yankees exhibition game is discovered inside an old house in Minnesota. With Babe Ruth on the front, it could fetch big bucks.

Graded Babe Ruth Cards You Can Own Without Going Broke

1921 Schapira Bros. Babe Ruth

When it comes to original Babe Ruth graded cards, not everything costs a fortune.

Hall of Fame Election Makes a Star Out of 1969 Topps #237

1969 Topps Bobby Cox

You’ll have to go back 45 years to find a Bobby Cox rookie card. Now, his Hall of Fame managing credentials have added another pricey star to the Topps set.

1939 Lou Gehrig Letter to Mayo Clinic Doctor Coming to Auction

Gehrigsig

A letter coming to auction from a dying Lou Gehrig reveals a jovial, upbeat, appreciative star inviting his doctor to the World Series.

Keep the Receipt: The Importance of Provenance in Collecting

1948 London Olympics middle distance runner Herbert Barter race worn number autographed by 45 Olympic team members, with Barte signed letter and photo of him wearing the same number. (Courtsey of  Michael Bowlby)

When it comes to buying cards and memorabilia, the word ‘provenance’ doesn’t mean it’s real. Good provenance, though, is vital and can pay major dividends.

How Score and Pro Set Changed Football Cards

Barry Sanders 1989 Score rookie card

A couple of newcomers who recognized the appeal of newcomers changed sports cards forever 25 years ago.

Ramblings: Rare Autographs on Cards Sometimes Result from Sudden Death

Joe DeSa 1986

Sometimes there just isn’t time for an athlete who appears on a trading card or magazine to sign that item before they pass on.

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?