Sports Memorabilia


Sports memorabilia-related news stories.

Youngster Sells Cards for Friend Battling Cancer

A Massachusetts card show had a special guest; a nine-year-old dealer working strictly for charity.

Unitas Items Hot in Super Bowl 50 Auction

Johnny U’s 1964 NFL MVP trophy and some on field gear were the hot tickets in the auction at Moscone Center while some modern era jerseys also drew big bids.

Retrieving Cards Stolen By Postal Worker Was Long Process

The victim of a $68,000 theft by a Massachusetts postal worker has two of his cards back and hopes to recover more after her recent guilty plea.

Ball from ‘Greatest NFL Game Ever Played’ at Auction

A rare surviving relic from the 1958 NFL Championship game is among hundreds of items in Huggins & Scott’s latest sports card and memorabilia auction.

Super Bowl 50 Game Balls Tagged to Stop Counterfeits

The NFL is partnering again with PSA/DNA to authenticate all Super Bowl 50 game balls–and other items– with an invisible mark.

Seattle’s Baseball Card Santa Claus

Toss ’em in the dumpster? Nope. Miles Gwilym would rather put a smile on a kid’s face.

Sale of 1871 Contract to Pay for Pioneer Ballplayer’s Graveside Marker

A U.S. Treasury Department document gave Andy Leonard a government job, but his primary duty was to play well for Washington D.C.’s favorite baseball team.

Super Bowl Rings With a Story Sell for Big Bucks

A look at some memorable, expensive one-of-a-kind Super Bowl rings that have changed hands in recent years.

Wade Boggs Collector: 20 Years and Counting

John Reichard gave up sets to focus on one player. Now, this Wade Boggs collector is building a master checklist–and his own shrine to the Hall of Famer.

Don Drysdale Career Collection Coming to Auction

Game-used memorabilia, awards and other items from Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale’s time in Brooklyn and Los Angeles will be sold in April.

Super Bowl 50 Game Day Program a Whopper

It’s more book than magazine. The Super Bowl 50 program will once again pack plenty of info inside with national and stadium versions already printed.

Notes: REA Prez to Retire; SGC Moving; NFL Exhibit at SFO

Rob Lifson will hand over the keys to Robert Edward Auctions later this year; grading firm SGC moves to Florida and historic football memorabilia…in the airport.

Vintage Set Break of the Month: 1972 Topps Baseball

The first vintage set break of the new year is the 787-card mod monster with spots for under three bucks.

Carolina Panthers Collector Extraordinaire

This Mt. Holly, North Carolina plumber’s house is leaking Panthers memorabilia. But for Pat LeClair, collecting is just part of his life as a big-time fan.

Charles Conlon Photo Archive Could Be Sold Soon

An Arkansas judge sifting through business assets of troubled former dealer John Rogers has opened the door for the valuable collection to be sold, perhaps by summer.

Tony Gwynn Memorabilia to be Featured in New Sports Bar

The late Tony Gwynn lives on inside a new San Diego area sports bar, set to open in a casino later this year.

NHL Jersey Auction to Benefit NWHL Player with Spinal Injury

Throwback jerseys worn and autographed by the Bruins and Canadiens are being auctioned to help an NWHL player who suffered a serious injury three weeks ago.

5 Super Bowl Rings; Favre College Scouting Report at Auction

What the Falcons thought of a young Brett Favre is found in the pages of Goldin Auctions’ new catalog–and so are five rings from players on Super Bowl winning teams.

Pennsylvania Fundraising Show Has Long History

In Sunbury, PA, the local high school band benefits from a show that’s been held for 20 years.

1930 Old Timer’s Day Signed Poster, Gehrig Bat Among New Discoveries in LOTG Auction

Some valuable first-time auction items including a poster with Deadball era stars’ signatures and a new Hanna Lou Gehrig bat are on the block.