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Lakers Ball Boy Snuck Into Bulls Locker Room for MJ’s Shoes

1984 Michael Jordan shoes

Khalid Ali was 15 when he scored game-worn shoes from Michael Jordan but he had to violate a Lakers rule to connect with the young Bulls’ star.

Jim Brown’s 1957 Rookie Contract at Auction

1957 Jim Brown rookie contract

Signed twice by the Hall of Famer and also inked by commissioner Bert Bell, the pact includes a $12,000 salary for his first season in Cleveland.

Topps Contest Winner Gets Contract, Meets Nolan Ryan

Tyler Badger Nolan Ryan

A Georgia college student won the 2014 Topps Heritage Minors ‘Make Your Pro Debut’ contest and spent the day with a minor league team and Nolan Ryan.

New Jersey Man Arrested for Dealing Fake Cards…Again

Andrew Mei

Prosecutors say Andrew Mei picked up where he left off last year, buying real cards, replicating them and selling the fakes to eBay buyers.

Feeding Frenzy at Ohio State Equipment Sale

Ohio State game jerseys

Aggressive buyers “bear-hugged” racks of $100 Ohio State game jerseys as the school held an equipment sale Saturday.

Photo of the Day: Walter Johnson in 1st Managerial Season

1929 photo Walter Johnson manager Senators

A 1929 photo of Walter Johnson in his first season as a major league manager is among the items up for bid this weekend at RMY Auctions.

Set Break of the Month: 1911 Mecca Double Folders

Mecca Double Folders Walter Johnson

The 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders set includes Cobb, Matty, Big Train and other Hall of Famers. Burls Sports is offering a chance to own one for $49.99.

Photo of the Day: Buck Weaver in 1919

1919 Buck Weaver photograph

Smiling in the sunshine, White Sox third baseman Buck Weaver had no idea what was to come in the months ahead.

Babe Ruth’s Last Will and Testament at Auction

1933 Babe Ruth will testament

Signed the day after Christmas, 1933, Babe Ruth’s first will, signed with his full given name, is being offered by SCP Auctions.

Notebook: Players’ Unions Report Licensing Fees, Upbeat Market News

MLB MLBPA licensees logos

The NHLPA and NFLPA report trading card license fees for 2014, a large dealer opens a third eBay store and some upbeat media reports on the hobby.

Photo Used for Mantle’s 1958 Topps All-Star Card at Auction

Mickey Mantle photo 1956

An 8×10 photo taken two years earlier and used as the basis for the 1958 Topps Mickey Mantle All-Star card is at RMY Auctions.

Cepeda Stays Active on Show Circuit

Cepedaautograph

Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda is one of many former players who enjoy meeting fans–and making money–flying to autograph appearances.

Sports, History, Entertainment Mix in New Goldin Auctions Sale

Sporting Life cards

Rare vintage baseball cards, baseballs, contracts, autographs and other historical memorabilia are up for bid through May 9…even Babe Ruth’s cigar humidor.

Photo of the Day: Ruth’s 1928 Series for the Ages

Babe Ruth 1928 photo

A wirephoto showing Babe Ruth crossing home plate in the Yankees’ four-game sweep of the Cardinals is among more than 350 lots up for bid this week.

Mantle Longevity Record Photo Part of RMY’s Latest Auction

Mickey Mantle 1967 photo

A 1967 photograph showing Mickey Mantle as he prepares to break the record for most games played by a Yankee is among dozens being offered by RMY Auctions this month.

Jordan, Foxx, Mantle, Wooden Items Hit Block at SCP Auctions

Mantle-jersey-1952

A 1952 Mickey Mantle jersey and the uniform worn by Jimmie Foxx in the 1934 Tour of Japan were already getting action as the auction opened Wednesday.

Hall of Fame Memory Left Indelible Mark

HOF-autographs

A family trip to Cooperstown? Sounds like heaven… and it was for a 10-year-old back in 1970, who got some very special autograph collecting help.

Ernie Harwell Collection Photos

Ernie Harwell

A look inside the huge collection of baseball memorabilia donated to the Detroit Public Library by Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell.

Courts for a Cause Autographs to Fight Cancer

Autographed Coaches for a Cause floor piece

The Courts of a Cause program is bringing Final 4 floor replica pieces signed by coaches to auction with proceeds going to two cancer charities.

Baseball Cards of Players Who Overcame Obstacles, Afflictions to Shine

1940 Play Ball Tom Sunkel

Getting your own baseball card is hard enough but some players overcome a variety of physical and mental issues to earn a spot of the big league stage.