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Poor Frauds: Artificially Aged Fakes Still Fooling Buyers

Fake 1921 W551 BABE RUTH CUT SIGNATURE STRIP CARD

How some sellers are making reprints look old and exploiting a gray area in eBay’s auction rules to make money.

Cards Stolen, Man Attacked in Ohio Home Invasion

Ohio home invasion attack

Police in Springfield, OH say they are looking for three men who barged into a man’s home, assaulted him and stole his baseball cards.

Ramblings: Sometimes It’s Not the Dealer’s Fault

Plano TX Card Show

A collectors discussion of dealer habits got Rich Klein thinking about the give and take over sports card pricing.

Spurned by Card Shop, Find of 1916 M101-4 Cards Heads to Auction

Joe Jackson 1916 Sporting News card

A rare complete set of 1916 Sporting News baseball cards has been discovered and is expected to bring big bucks when Goldin Auctions offers it next month.

Prison Time, Restitution Ordered for PA Man Who Ripped Off eBay Buyers

Prisons Federal Bureau logo

Steven Norris is heading to prison and will have to pay back eBay buyers after he and his brother kept cashier’s checks or sent reprints of vintage cards.

5 Cool Vintage Willie Mays Cards You Can Own Without Going Broke

1962 Topps Managers Dream

On the 60th anniversary of his famous catch, we offer five important Willie Mays cards you can own that don’t require a buff bank account.

Sports Card Photographer Recalls Working for Topps

Shaw

Owen C. Shaw was one of Topps’ go-to guys on the west coast during the 1980s and 90s but that was just part of what kept him busy.

10 Most Valuable Pieces of Derek Jeter Memorabilia

Derek Jeter game bat 1996 World Series

His career now in the rearview mirror, we look back at ten of the most valuable pieces of Derek Jeter memorabilia sold at public auction.

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.