1978 Book Store Find Yielded Baseball History…and Big Profit

A find of important World Series programs 38 years ago turned into a nice investment for a collector who almost lost them to a natural disaster.

Chasing Autographs at Spring Training

Same as it ever was…kids, baseball cards and autographs at spring training.

Championship Belts Stolen from IBHOF Still Missing

Mike Tyson has now chimed in but six title belts owned by old-time boxers Tony Zale and Carmen Basilio remain missing after a theft last November.

A Day for Photographs and Autographs

Topps showed up to take photos but the real work for the Kansas City Royals came when they brought out the stuff to be signed.

Notes: Fanatics’ Churchill Deal; Old Baseball Stuff Found; Graphers Miffed

Just ahead of the Derby, Churchill Downs has a new collectibles partner, a stash of baseball memorabilia is dusted off in BC and hounds are peeved at the Marlins.

Notes: Correa an Autograph Hit; Willie and Me… and More

Carlos Correa makes friends at the TriStar show, a long-time card shop in NJ, a sweet story about Willie McGee’s rookie card–and father-son Olympic medals at auction.

Canadian Collector Creates Website Dedicated To Howie Morenz

The story of one of hockey’s all-time greats ended abruptly and tragically but collecting Howie Morenz memorabilia is how Ron Vender keeps the memory alive.

Fugitive in Violent Robbery of Collector Caught in Mexico

A 28-year-old man who fled the country after being charged with having a role in the robbery of a Chicago area collector has been extradited from Mexico.

Karl-Anthony Towns Has Collectors’ Attention

Grabbing some Karl-Anthony Towns rookie cards might be wise if history is any indication. A look at Minnesota’s skilled rookie and his current hottest cards.

Vintage Set Break of the Week: 1971 Topps Baseball

Collectors jumped all over the Vintage Set Break of the Week before we even had a chance to publish it.

Glenn Hubbard ‘Snake’ Card to Get Its Own Bobblehead

The Class A affiliate where he serves as bench coach will honor Glenn Hubbard’s 1984 Fleer ‘snake’ card by turning it into a bobblehead.

Youngster Sells Cards for Friend Battling Cancer

A Massachusetts card show had a special guest; a nine-year-old dealer working strictly for charity.

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.