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Notebook: Collector’s Letter to Mastro Judge; Turkey Red Football Sighting, T206 Silver Bars

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A minority owner of an MLB franchise chimes in on the Mastro Auctions case, Topps takes Turkey Red to Target and info on a new T206-pure silver product.

Notebook: CU Stock Hits New High; Paul Rudd Gets BUNT Card; Canton Comes to MI

Paul Rudd Topps card

Collectors Universe stock hits a high, actor/Royals fan Paul Rudd teams with Topps, a big Pro Football HOF exhibit heads north and a Mickey Mantle…what?

Oscar Robertson: Basketball Card Royalty

Oscar Robertson autograph 2013-14 Panini Flawless

His first lines up perfectly with his greatest season but when it comes to Oscar Robertson basketball cards, don’t discount those modern era tributes.

Long Live the 80s: BGS 10 Jordan Rookie, ’79-80 OPC Hockey Box Drawing Big Bids

Unopened 1979-80 OPC hockey card box

If you’d have only known back then. One of 5 BGS 10 Michael Jordan rookie cards and a rare 1979-80 OPC hockey box are on a record-setting path at auction.

Notebook: Fan Returns Ishikawa’s HR ball; Giving Back in IL

Ishikawa home run ball

The man who caught the pennant-winning homer by Travis Ishikawa returns it, an Illinois man sells for charity and Upper Deck designs are coming to the Rookies app.

Hull of an Auction: Brett, Bobby Memorabilia on the Block

Brett Hull 600th goal puck

Dozens of items from the collection of Brett Hull, including game jerseys, sticks and milestone pucks are on the auction block.

Overflowing with Cards, MO Man Gives Them Away

Tom Killian

Tom Killian’s collection was out of control and his ‘investment’ wasn’t so hot, but he’s getting a kick out of giving his cards to kids in hospitals.

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.

Report: Memorabilia Dealer Lost Exclusivity; Ratted on Gurley

Autographed Todd Gurley jersey JSA

It’s easy to find a Todd Gurley autograph on eBay and now the Georgia running back has been suspended as the NCAA investigates whether he took cash.

Remembering a Young Jeter’s First Card Show

Joe Ferguson

A North Carolina man recalls lining up a young Derek Jeter for a card show autograph session for less than you’ll pay for one signed item today.

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

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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.

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.

Upper Deck Offers Prizes for Best ‘Man Cave’

Greg Faragher memorabilia room

Upper Deck is giving away autographed memorabilia from some big name athletes in its new Ultimate Man Cave contest.

Hollywood Actor Looks to Fund Movie With Baseball Card Plot

An Honest Thief

Tom Sizemore has the actors for An Honest Thief; he just needs a lot of contributors to fund a Detroit-based flick about a stolen baseball card collection.

TV Reporter Helps Collector With Topps Redemption

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

Long-Time Dealer Bill McAvoy Dies

McAvoy

The owner of family-operated McAvoy Sports Cards had been in business for more than 40 years.

25 Years Ago, Aikman’s Star Was Still a Mystery

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Collectors prospecting for the next breakout NFL star would be best to take a lesson from a player who took a little while to become one.

Upper Deck, Goalie Team Up to Inspire MS Patients

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Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis two years ago, Josh Harding continues his NHL career and has teamed with Upper Deck for a new Inspirations hockey card.

All-Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

Goose Gossage

The Hall of Fame coins have been one of this year’s biggest hits with more autograph signers adding their names to the unique looking U.S. Mint product.

Notes: Vander Meer No-Hit Balls Consigned, Fake Holder, Cards2Kids, Rookie Card Guide

Vander Meer no-hitter baseballs

The final out baseballs from Johnny Vander Meer’s back-to-back no-hitters are coming to auction. It’s just one of the stories in the weekend notebook.