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Ruth, Gehrig Cards, Autographs Among Items Stolen in VT Burglary

Burlington VT

Valuable cards and a signed 1928 Yankees baseball are among the missing items as police look for a burglar who broke into a Vermont collector’s house.

Demand Grows For Odell Beckham Autographs After Legendary Leap

Autographed Odell Beckham photograph

Odell Beckham autographs and rookie cards have been hot sellers as he punctuates a strong rookie season with a catch for the ages.

Notes: All Sports Auction; Osers on the Move; Kareem Gets His Stuff, Dodger Talk

1957 Topps Clemente PSA 9

All Sports Auctions kicks off a new event, a father/son team join H&S, Abdul-Jabbar allowed to retrieve consignments and talking Dodgers cards with…the Dodgers Blog.

Updated: NJ Prosecutor Questioned Over Autograph Auction

Bergen auciton

How did some questionable autographs wind up being sold at a prosecutor’s auction? WPIX-TV’s report says it seems to involve a comedy of errors.

Notes: Collector Says Mastro Cost Him $300K; Home Invasion Arrest; Panini Signs Wall

Mastro 1933 Goudey Ruth

An angry collector chimes in on the Mastro case, a second man is arrested for a scary sports card home robbery
and Panini will put John Wall on its packs.

Give Them a Cup: 2014 Topps Rookie All-Star Team Released

Jose Abreu 2015 Topps

A tradition that dates back 55 years returns as the 2014 Topps Rookie All-Star team is announced. Winners receive the familiar ‘Rookie Cup’ on their 2015 cards.

Malzahn Sweater Auction to Benefit Managers on a Mission

Iron Bowl 2013 Gus Malzahn sweater

Gus Malzah’s sweater vest from the instant classic that was the 2013 Iron Bowl could sell for big bucks for a charity run by a group of student managers.

NFL Salute to Service Auction Benefits Veterans Programs

Salute to Service NFL Auction

The Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and Wounded Warrior Project will all benefit from the auction and other initiatives.

Vintage Buy of the Week: Ultra-Rare 1915 E106 Nap Lajoie

1915 E106 American Caramel Nap Lajoie

Acquired at the recent Boston show and part of a rare set issued by American Caramel Company, fewer than 25 graded E106 Lajoie cards exist.

Raw to Graded: Tips for Turning a Profit

Mickey Mantle 1953 Topps

Forbes’ David Seideman hopes his efforts at grading cards turn out better than they once did.

Testimony: 2009 Plane Crash Destroyed $2.4 Million Collection

Buffalo Plane Crash

Doug Wielinski lost his life in 2009 when a commercial plane crashed into the family’s Buffalo area home.

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

US District Court Seal

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.