Robert Edward Auctions

Notes: Prospect Signing Boatload of Autographs

Nate Orchard

An NFL Draft prospect talks about the massive amount of autographs he’s signing for card companies; Topps delays 5-Star, MJ’s shoes, Hull’s mullet–and more.

Notes: Summit to Hawaii, Bryant to Panini, Library Has Issues With Allen


The Industry Summit is returning to its Hawaiian roots, Panini inks Dez Bryant and the Detroit Public Library says an embattled auction house exec sold one of Ernie Harwell’s old photos without asking.

Notes: Topps Translucent, Summit Opens, UD Dates, TV Story

Topps Translucent Football 2014

Topps teases another online exclusive called Translucent Football, shop owners flock to Vegas for the annual conference and a Canadian news outlet with a story on the hobby.

Notebook: LeBron’s All-Star Jersey Sells for $35,620; White Plains Show, Rare Signed Ball

New York Card Show

Big bucks for several jerseys worn in the NBA All-Star Game plus Info on a big weekend card show, the story of a great yard sale find and more.

Original 1939 American Card Catalog, Bulletin Issues Up for Bid

US Card Collectors Catalog Jeff Burdick

A rare original copy of the hobby’s magna carta and more than 30 early card collecting publications bound inside one volume are on the auction block.

Cooperstown Calling but Adrian Beltre Cards Still Get Little Respect

Adrian Beltre 1997 Bowman

A look at Adrian Beltre rookie cards, still undervalued as he closes in on a Hall of Fame worthy career.

Lauren Hill Gets Her Own Basketball Card

Autographed Lauren Hill Upper Deck card

College freshman Lauren Hill, who continues to fight cancer, is getting her own trading card from Upper Deck, with sales to benefit The Cure Starts Now,

Migratory Bird Foundation Seeks Return of Cobb Memorabilia

Ty Cobb Max Stein postcard

A Ty Cobb bat and other memorabilia is the subject of a court case in Michigan where a migratory bird foundation is suing a former director who sold it.

New Book Tells Tales of Autograph Baseball Collection

Pittsburgh Gentleman book

The Pittsburgh Gentleman was an auction house name for John Kirwan, who consigned a massive autographed baseball collection to auction 20 years ago.

He Shoots, He Saves: New Book Focuses on Hockey Memorabilia

He Shoots He Saves

Jon Waldman writes about collecting hockey cards, memorabilia and more in a new book that includes memories and memorabilia from NHL greats.

Tigers Collector Keeps Summer Memories Close at Hand


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


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


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.