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More Quick Authentication Tips For Memorabilia Collectors

This 1948 is original

Simple tips for identifying Harper’s Woodcuts, advertising signs, glassine envelopes and even sports memorabilia made with gold, diamonds, pearls and more.

Vintage Football Break of the Month: 1958 Topps

Topps Football 1958

The set that dates to the NFL’s breakthrough year and includes one of collecting’s top rookie cards, is the subject of the May Vintage Football break.

Roger Bannister’s Historic Shoes Coming to Auction

Sports Illustrated Roger Bannister January 1955

Roger Bannister’s last link to his sub-four-minute mile in 1954, the running spikes he wore that day at Oxford, are to be sold at Christie’s later this year.

Helmar Card of the Week: Jimmy Slagle of the…Bob-O-Links?

Jimmy Slagle-Helmar-T206

Jimmy Slagle went from Omaha to Grand Rapids to the big leagues, rubbing shoulders with some famous teammates. He missed the original T206 but Helmar has him.

Behave, Bambino: Ruth’s 1922 Contract at Auction

1922 Babe Ruth Yankees contract

Babe Ruth’s first Yankees contract, dual signed and including language aimed at curtailing his carousing, is back on the auction block.

Diamondbacks’ Pitcher Ziegler Talks Collecting

Brad Ziegler baseball card

Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitcher Brad Ziegler talks with AZCentral.com about his own card collection.

Photo of the Day: Stengel Checked Out in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Robins 1916 Casey Stengel

A photo showing a young Brooklyn Robins outfielder who gained his fame much later, is up for bid this weekend.

Photo Shows President Harding Signing Baseball for Auction in 1922

President Warren Harding signing baseball 1922

A rare news photo seems to indicate folks were willing to fork over money for a piece of memorabilia decades ago.

Photo Used for Lujack Rookie Card at Auction

Lujack

Just a year after his Heisman Trophy winning 1947 season, Johnny Lujack was immortalized by Leaf. A copy of the photo they used is up for bid.

Helmar Card of the Week: George Mullin, Tigers’ “Fugitive”

Helmar Cabinet George Mullin

A former team owner tried chasing him down all over the Midwest but this week’s Helmar Art Card of the Week settled in to become a top big league pitcher.

Photo of the Day: Hub Fans Bid Babe Adieu

Babe Ruth retires 1934

A rare photograph up for bid shows Babe Ruth tipping his cap for photographers after announcing (premature) plans to retire at the end of the 1934 season.

Editor’s Blog: Teen’s Goudey Essay Earns Prize, Yogi’s Assist

Yogi Berra museum

On Yogi’s birthday, a nice story. Plus, a teenager wins a contest by writing about Goudey’s history, A’Rod’s gift to a security guard and a PSA 10 ’69 Bench.

Super Bowl Rings Bring Big Money in Auction

New York Giants 2007 Super Bowl ring

Over $200,000 worth of Super Bowl rings changed hands at Goldin Auctions, along with Hakeem Olajuwon’s copy of the signed NBA Greatest Players lithograph.

Writer Finds Publications a Hard Sell at Show

media-guides

What do you do with a few decades worth of media guides and Canadian sports programs? Mike Beamish went the show route.

Gehrig Sits: Iconic Photo at Auction

1939 Lou Gehrig streak ends photograph

A poignant photo of Lou Gehrig, taken the day his consecutive games streak came to an end, is among the highlights at RMY Auctions.

Honor for Cieradkowski, Author of Book, Blog

bookimages

The artist and writer behind The Infinite Baseball Card Set blog and the book The League of Outsider Baseball, is honored by the Baseball Reliquary.

New Gehrig Bat Uncovered; Was Used as Homeowner’s Protection

Bat Rite Lou Gehrig bat barrel

A bat once kept by a door to be used in case of break-in and nearly given away, was actually a Lou Gehrig game model. It’s now heading to auction.

Canadian Man: Con Men Stole My Gretzky Collection

Simcoe, Ontario

An Ontario collector says two men who came by to discuss buying hockey cards from him wound up stealing a binder worth–he says–six figures.

Stopwatch That Timed First Sub-4 Minute Mile at Auction

1954 stopwatch Roger Bannister 4 minute mile

A stopwatch and program from Roger Bannister’s famous barrier-shattering mile run in 1954 is up for bid through a British auctioneer.

Jackson, Jordan, Munson Jerseys Head to Auction

Game-worn Reggie Jackson uniform 1974 Athletics

Game uniforms from Reggie Jackson and Michael Jordan join a 1971 Thurman Munson Yankees home jersey in a sale set for later this month.