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

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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.

Diamondbacks’ Pitcher Ziegler Talks Collecting

Brad Ziegler baseball card

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

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.

Writer Finds Publications a Hard Sell at Show

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

Honor for Cieradkowski, Author of Book, Blog

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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.

Canadian Man: Con Men Stole My Gretzky Collection

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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.

News and Notes: Asst. Prosecutor Charged, Tale of 2 Businesses, Yard Sale Finds

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Hobby-related news, notes and links.

Recalling Landmark Basketball Cards and Sets of the 1990s

Finest Refractors 1993 Michael Jordan

They’re not all valuable but here’s a look at some of the landmark single cards, sets and inserts of the 90s.

Helmar Card of the Week: Joe Tinker, 1914 Chicago Chi-Feds

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We kick off a new feature showcasing Helmar Brewing’s amazing art cards with Joe Tinker and a piece depicting the Hall of Famer during the 1914 Federal League season.

Notes: LC Greenwood Auction, Beckett Suit, Rogers Offer, Pricey ’78 Ryan

Nolan Ryan 1978 Topps PSA 10

A roundup of hobby-related stories including the LC Greenwood estate auction, Beckett suing Zistle.com and a huge price for a PSA 10 1978 Topps Nolan Ryan.

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

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

Set Break of the Month: 1911 Mecca Double Folders

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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.

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

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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.

Cepeda Stays Active on Show Circuit

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

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

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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.

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.

Autograph Dealers Who Pay GA College Athletes Could Face Fine, Jail

Autographed Todd Gurley jersey JSA

The Georgia State Senate is cracking down on dealers who chase college athletes and offer money for autographs in the wake of the Todd Gurley case.

Pittsburgh Penguins “Super Collector” Works The Angles

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Jeff Miller’s collection of Pittsburgh Penguins memorabilia starts with enough sticks to start his own hockey league.

Andy Warhol, Vintage Baseball Cards Part of New Exhibit

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Some famous baseball-related works by Andy Warhol join a collection of vintage baseball cards in a free upcoming exhibit in Cincinnati.