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Vintage Set of the Week: Woof! 60 Years Later, Red Heart Set Still Barking

Mickey Mantle 1954 Red Heart

The 1954 Red Heart baseball card set may have come from a dog food manufacturer, but it’s no mutt with collectors.

Editor’s Blog: Old Plastic Sheets Now Plenty Sticky

PVC sheets

We take a look at a 35-year-old card set sitting in some old sheets, apparently containing PVC.

Are 2013 Kris Bryant Bowman Chrome Auto Parallels Ready to Emerge?

2014 Bowman Chrome Baseball box

Could the ‘missing’ parallels of the 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Kris Bryant auto be part of the upcoming release of 2014 Bowman Chrome Baseball?

Getting Your Collection Outside the Fan Cave

Autographed Ernie Banks jersey

Wish other people could see your baseball memorabilia? Larry Pauley discusses the idea of taking the memorabilia out of the man cave (or woman cave).

Real vs. Not So Real: Tips on Authenticating T206 Cards

T206s from a Goldin Auctions near set sale

The most famous card in the world is often the target of counterfeiters. Here are tips on spotting a fake Honus Wagner and authenticating T206s as a whole.

TV Reporter Helps Collector With Topps Redemption

Toppsredemption

A New York collector reached out to a consumer reporter for help ending an unfulfilled Topps redemption saga.

Rise of the Bowman Chrome Autograph

Bowman Chrome Puig Superfractor

The Bowman Chrome auto checklists have exploded over the past decade, becoming increasingly speculative.

Are King Felix Cards Underrated?

Felix Hernandez Bowman Chrome rookie

A look at the hottest Felix Hernandez cards as the Seattle Mariners ace chases another Cy Young Award.

New Website Offers Completed Catalog Auction Prices Online

PriceRealized

PriceRealized.com has sports card and memorabilia pricing data going back to the early 1990s but you can access more recent info for free.

Ex-Dave & Adam’s Employees Plead Guilty to $1.3 Million Theft

handcuffs

Three men who worked at Dave & Adam’s Card World stores in Buffalo have pleaded guilty to stealing $1.3 million worth of trading card boxes.

10 Keys to Being a Happier Collector

Being part of incredible promotions like Black Friday has made owning Mike's Stadium Sportscards a labor of love.

Feel you’ve lost some of that mojo? Hobby stressing you out instead of helping you chill? We’ve got ten ideas for keeping the fire burning.

Notebook: Rogers Sued for $14.2 Million; MLB Authentication; Storage Unit Tips

Brewers vs Yankees game used base

Unpaid loans have resulted in an Arkansas bank filing suit against Rogers Photo Archive, some great info on MLB authenticators and more… in the notebook.

Dallas Card Shop Celebrating 25th Anniversary

Nicks Sports Cards

Quitting the corporate world and moving to Texas worked out just fine for one Texas shop owner, who has persevered through many changes in the hobby.

Case Breakers: Good or Bad for the Hobby?

Bowman Platinum case

Commercial case breakers meet fundamental demands in the marketplace, and are here to stay but the onus is on the manufacturers to manage the supply.

1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie Card Sells for $60,000

PSA 9 Joe Namath rookie card

One of only four Joe Namath rookie cards ever awarded a PSA 9, the card was sold privately from the #1 Finest 1965 Topps Football set.

Set of the Week: 1940 Play Ball is a Slice of Baseball History

Joe DiMaggio 1940 Play Ball

A boatload of stars past and present make it fun but here’s the kicker: most cards in the 1940 Play Ball set aren’t that expensive.

Now Graded, Huge Tobacco Card Collection Generates Headlines

T206 collection Saco River

A treasure trove of original T206 cards will enter the market for the first time next year.

Vintage Set of the Week: 1968 Topps Baseball

Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps

The 1968 Topps Baseball set arrived part way through a tumultuous year in America and gave us two of the most important post-War rookie cards.

Market Report: 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Cards Soaring

Michael Jordan 1986-87 rookie card

Prices of 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie cards have doubled in the last seven years. We’ve got a look at the numbers and a list of the most watched.

The Upside of the Modern Baseball Card

PSA 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle

The leverage in the price of scarce, high-grade, limited print key cards of star players means that the market for the modern baseball card could change quickly.