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Various news stories from the sports card and sports memorabilia hobby to include a wide variety of subjects including dealer and collector profiles, notes about current topics and more.

Retrieving Cards Stolen By Postal Worker Was Long Process

The victim of a $68,000 theft by a Massachusetts postal worker has two of his cards back and hopes to recover more after her recent guilty plea.

Super Bowl 50 Game Balls Tagged to Stop Counterfeits

The NFL is partnering again with PSA/DNA to authenticate all Super Bowl 50 game balls–and other items– with an invisible mark.

Seattle’s Baseball Card Santa Claus

Toss ’em in the dumpster? Nope. Miles Gwilym would rather put a smile on a kid’s face.

Wade Boggs Collector: 20 Years and Counting

John Reichard gave up sets to focus on one player. Now, this Wade Boggs collector is building a master checklist–and his own shrine to the Hall of Famer.

Notes: REA Prez to Retire; SGC Moving; NFL Exhibit at SFO

Rob Lifson will hand over the keys to Robert Edward Auctions later this year; grading firm SGC moves to Florida and historic football memorabilia…in the airport.

Vintage Set Break of the Month: 1972 Topps Baseball

The first vintage set break of the new year is the 787-card mod monster with spots for under three bucks.

Carolina Panthers Collector Extraordinaire

This Mt. Holly, North Carolina plumber’s house is leaking Panthers memorabilia. But for Pat LeClair, collecting is just part of his life as a big-time fan.

Tony Gwynn Memorabilia to be Featured in New Sports Bar

The late Tony Gwynn lives on inside a new San Diego area sports bar, set to open in a casino later this year.

Pennsylvania Fundraising Show Has Long History

In Sunbury, PA, the local high school band benefits from a show that’s been held for 20 years.

Smithsonian Looking for Latino Baseball Artifacts, Video, Stories

The aim of a new initiative is to explore baseball’s impact on the Latino community through artifacts, stories and photos.

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up Includes Card Show, Autographs, Events

Now in its 20th year, the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up has paid and free autograph sessions, a card show and other collecting-related presentations are also planned.

College Football Preservation Project’s Massive Library Now for Sale

As college football crowns its latest champion, perhaps the most complete library of publications, books and memorabilia covering the game’s history is now for sale.

Papa Gretzky Aids Burglary Victim with Signed Photo

A dedicated Wayne Gretzky collector who had his collection stolen last weekend, gets a visit–and more–from a famous neighbor.

HOF Election Validates Early Faith for Griffey Jr. Collector

Enshrinement will come 27 years after he first appeared on a card and it’s a kick for a Ken Griffey Jr. collector who spent years trying to chase them all.

Mr. Mav: Dirk Nowitzki Cards Pre-Date Millenium

Guess who’s now among the NBA’s top six all-time scorers? Here’s a list of the hottest Dirk Nowitzki cards at auction right now as the future Hall of Famer keeps firing.

Hottest Rickey Henderson Cards on eBay

They called it a “Rickey Rally”. The Oakland A’s of the late 1980s and 90s counted on Rickey Henderson to jump-start the offense. They just never knew in what form it would come. A walk, a steal and a hit behind him.  A triple to the corner. Beating out an infield hit. Stealing second. Stealing third. […]

Wilt Chamberlain Rookie Card a Match for History

Wilt Chamberlain’s rookie card came out during a season in which he set records that established him as a sports icon.

Is Rose’s Continued Banishment Better for Business?

His Hall of Fame hopes went up in smoke Monday but being on the outside of Cooperstown looking in keeps Pete Rose in the money.

UFC Star McGregor Gets Autograph, Memorabilia Deal

One of the UFC’s most talked about fighters now has his own autograph and fight-worn deal.

Redbird Relics Traces Cardinals’ History Through Memorabilia

The St. Louis Cardinals turned their museum’s incredible collection into ‘Redbird Relics’ a new coffee table-style book.