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Tigers Collector Keeps Summer Memories Close at Hand

T206-cards

Kent Ailsworth has an extensive collection of baseball memorabilia, with a special focus on the Detroit Tigers.

Notes: Cy Young Silver, Cold NJ Dealer Heads South, CU Stock Opinion

Elemetal Cy Young

News and notes from around the hobby.

Cup of Coffee Club: Baseball Cards of Big League Short Timers

$_57

Their ranks are many and their stories are, too. Graham Womack looks back at five baseball cards of players who flew quickly across the radar.

Auction House Files Suit Against Abdul-Jabbar, Manager

Clear Vision Abdul-Jabbar

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer committed a hard foul over memorabilia, says Julien’s Auctions.

Belichick a Collector? Who Knew?

Ted Marchibroda 1959 Topps

His public persona isn’t warm and fuzzy, but Bill Belichick has a fondness for history and even as a big-time NFL coach, he once trolled eBay looking for football cards.

Ohio 3rd Grader at Super Bowl Via Panini Contest

Dylan

A nine-year-old football card collector landed the big prize in a Panini America contest and will be the “Kid Reporter” at Super Bowl Media Day.

Autographs, More at NHL All-Star Fan Fair

NHL All-Star Fan Fair 2015

The NHL’s four-day Fan Fair wrapped up Sunday. In the days leading up to the All-Star Game, there were autographs, cards and a chance to see the Stanley Cup.

Stadium in a Jar: Domepourri Debuts

Domepourri jar

A Minnesota man’s creation means you can take a bit of the old Metrodome with you wherever you go.

Fan Who Caught Seahawks’ Miracle Ball Not Selling

Seahawks winning football

Scott Shelton could cash a mini lottery ticket but says he’d prefer to give the ball back to the player who threw it.

Memorable Rookie Cards of Hall of Fame Candidates

Mike Piazza 1992 Bowman rookie card

A look at early cardboard of some of the most talked players who for one reason or another, haven’t been enshrined.

Notes: Reward for Missing Pages of Old Dodgers’ Ledger

1900 Brooklyn Dodgers ledger

A 115-year-old ledger book that includes entries from Charles Ebbets has quite a story; an offer is made on John Rogers’ businesses and J.J. Watt’s amazing fan mail.

What is PBS Baseball Memorabilia Find Really Worth?

Mort Rogers scorecards

It’s getting a lot of attention around the world. The long-awaited Antiques Roadshow segment didn’t get everything right, though.

Ohio Shop Owner Found Shot to Death

Akron OH

Akron, OH police are investigating after Patrick Feeney, who ran Bernie’s Sports Cards and Collectibles, was found shot with his hands tied behind his back.

Beckham’s Late Arrival for Autograph Signing Causes Tension

Autographed Odell Beckham photograph

The NFL’s star rookie managed to get off the couch but there wasn’t much holiday spirit inside an old mall in Scranton, PA.

Top Baseball Cards of Players Born on Christmas Day

Rickey

Hopefully making the big leagues took some of the sting out of being born on what was already the biggest gift-giving day of all.

Notes: Cowboys Treasures, Topps’ Digital Efforts, Babe’s Bat Knob

2012 Topps Triple Threads Babe Ruth bat knob

The Dallas Cowboys’ new archivist goes diggging, Slate talks Topps and digital, recalling plans for a 1970s WFL set and bidding for a Babe Ruth bat knob.

News and Notes: Business or Hobby?, Sy’s Rules

Card show Craig Ranch

A roundup of hobby-related stories including the IRS and its rules on whether your sales constitute a hobby or a business.

Notes: Ex-Topps COO Lands New Gig; Costas on Sy Berger

Ryan O'Hara

Ryan O’Hara is on the “move” again while Bob Costas talks Sy Berger and baseball cards with the MLB Network’s Hot Stove.

Report: Buyers at NJ Prosecutor’s Auction May Get Refunds

Bergen-auciton

Pressure from a TV station may have a Bergen County, NJ prosecutor offering refunds to those who bought what are likely fake autographs at his auction.

News and Notes: Joe DiMaggio Letter to Marilyn Monroe Fetches $78,125

Marilyn Monroe love letter Joe DiMaggio

Joe D pleads with Marilyn after she announces divorce, paper tickets on the way out, list of upcoming Topps releases and NFL programs from Dec. 7, 1941.