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Beckett Launches Vintage Publications

Beckett is producing a new magazine aimed at vintage collectors and a new Almanac for older sports cards.

Notes: Mantle’s Message, Big Vintage Buy, Famous Belt for Auction

Mantle’s playful jab at his fellow 500 home run club members in 1989 is coming to auction. A belt from a legendary 19th century bout is too… and a big vintage collection purchase.

Rogers Arrested for Contempt

Failing to comply with a court order in connection with a local bank’s lawsuit, sports memorabilia dealer and photo archive business owner John Rogers has been jailed.

Helmar Card of the Week: Hooks Wiltse, A Giant Among Men

Nicknamed for his fielding ability, Hooks Wiltse was Robin to Christy Mathewson’s Batman on the great John McGraw Giants teams more than a century ago.

Third Man Arrested in Violent Home Invasion Card Robbery

A 27-year-old Chicago man is in jail in connection with a 2014 Chicago area home invasion robbery in which a six-figure collection of cards was stolen.

Rare Smile, Shades on 1937 Pre-Series Photo of Young Joe D

He’s got the world by the tail and Joe DiMaggio seems to know it. A rare image of the Jolter on the day he capped off his breakout season is our Photo of the Day.

Photo of the Day: The Babe Arrives at Camp

Having taken a pay cut and turned 39, Babe Ruth was still the center of attention as he reported for duty in 1934, his last as a Yankee.

Photo of the Day: Original Image From Jackie Robinson MVP Presentation

A photo from the archives of the Chicago Daily News showing Jackie Robinson accepting the 1947 Rookie of the Year award is up for bid.

Memory Lane Offers Chance to Hold Babe Ruth Bat

Fans and collectors will get a chance to hold a valuable piece of lumber once wielded by Babe Ruth at the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

Topps Launches New Custom Card Making Tool

Want to put yourself in a trading card pack? Topps has a new custom card making tool, using three different design options including this year’s style.

Helmar Card of the Week: John Adelbert, Salamanca Indians

A game embraced by Native Americans, baseball offered opportunity to players like Charles “Chief” Bender and John Adelbert, who is in Helmar’s T206 series.

A Pack of Wax, and Stacks of Memories

A college professor from California is taking a cross-country tour to meet with players he pulled from a random pack of 1986 Topps baseball.

Great American Baseball Card Book is Back on Kindle

Before the boom and bust, before blogs and magazines, there was the “Spinal Tap of baseball books.” Author Fred Harris gives us an inside look at a hobby classic.

Baseball Cards of the 10 Forgotten 1945 All-Stars

They were named All-Stars for the only time in their careers but World War II cancelled the game. A look back at some of the players through their cards.

1983 Wrestling All-Stars Set Wraps 80s Trilogy

Information and a checklist for the last of three 1980s sets: the 1983 Wrestling All-Stars set which includes personalities not in the 1982 issues.

Notes: Lynch’s NFC Title Helmet; Curry’s Finals Jersey; Rose in Vegas

Around the horn with the sale of another Steph Curry Finals jersey and Marshawn Lynch’s NFC title game helmet plus new allegations aside, Pete is signing.

Blindness Can’t Stop This Kid’s Love for Cards, Sports, Music

Would you still collect cards if you couldn’t see them? You might have a different opinion after you read 15-year-old Jake Cohen’s story.

PSA to Give Away Mint Jordan Rookie Card at NSCC

A PSA 9 Michael Jordan joins signed items from Chicago icons Walter Payton and Ernie Banks in a giveaway that’s part of PSA’s National promotion plan.

On the Brink: Rare 1938 Ted Williams Photo at Auction

He was getting instruction from another former .400 hitter that summer, one in which Ted Williams became baseball’s next great star.

Notebook: PSA Cert App; Chub Feeney’s Rings; Young Collector; Steiner Autos

PSA launches a mobile app for checking certs, championship rings at auction, a teenage fan of pre-War cards and more In Their Own Words autographs.