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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Topps Power Players NFL to Launch With Season Openers

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The season opens a week from Thursday and Topps Power Players game will launch as well with prizes up for grabs.

Simmons and Browne at the National

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Grantland editor Bill Simmons returned to the National Sports Collectors Convention–this time with writer Robert Browne.

MiraCard: Social Media App for Sports Collectors

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Developers of MiraCard hope collectors will take advantage of features that put the hobby in your pocket.

Huge Collection of NHL Negatives Becomes Book

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A passionate collector has turned part of his remarkable accumulation of hockey photos into a new hardcover book.

New Jersey Couple Charged With Selling Fake Cards on eBay

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Personal training sweethearts are charged in a scheme that prosecutors say involved reproducing original sports cards on eBay, then making fakes to sell.

Dedicated Collector Travels Nearly 10,000 Miles to NSCC

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Vince Bellier’s annual winter vacation means a stop at the National Sports Collectors Convention. Wait… ‘winter’ vacation?

Updated: Photos, Video from 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention

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Photos and video from the opening of the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.

Notebook: Brown Sues; Olbermann on Mastro; Baseball Exhibit; New Beckett Hire

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Jim Brown sues over his championship ring, Keith Olbermann talks about Bill Mastro, a huge baseball exhibit winds down and Beckett adds a new VP.

News and Notes: Lawsuit Over Photos; NFL Player’s Stuff Missing; Burdick Letter

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A lawsuit over a major collection of negatives, police hunt a thief in South Carolina, a Jeff Burdick letter is up for grabs, recalling Hoyt Wilhelm and more.

Upper Deck Plans NSCC Wrapper Redemption, VIP Set

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Cards are being readied as the Upper Deck National Sports Collectors Convention wrapper redemption program returns. They’ll also have a set for VIP buyers.