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On the Brink: Rare 1938 Ted Williams Photo at Auction

1938 Ted Williams Minneapolis Millers

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

World Series ring 1976 Cincinnati Reds

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.

Helmar Card of the Week: Slim Caldwell, 1914 New York Yankees

Slim Caldwell Helmar 1914 Yankees

Other “interests” may have contributed to a relatively short stay in the big leagues but Ray “Slim” Caldwell’s baseball life was a long one.

NBA Finals MVPs of the 2000s and Their Rookie Cards


The fourth part of our series brings us a little closer to the present with a look at rookie cards of the NBA Finals MVPs of the 2000s.

A Summer Baseball and Collectors Reading List

Whos Who 100 Years

Ready to kick back a little? We’ve got some fresh new baseball and collecting books along with some old standbys to tackle while the livin’ is easy.

New Discovery: 1914 Joe Jackson Photo at Auction

1914 Joe jackson photograph

Hidden in a photo archive for decades, our Photo of the Day features Shoeless Joe Jackson in his final year with Cleveland.

NBA Finals MVPs of the 1990s and Their Rookie Cards

BGS 10 Michael Jordan

The NBA Finals MVPs of the 1990s is a short list that marked the end of one era and the beginning of another. Their rookie cards offer options.

Signatures for Soldiers Turns Autographs into Assistance

Signed baseball cards

Veterans and their families benefit from Signatures for Soldiers, a program turning autograph requests into donations for Military Missions in Action.

2015 All-Star FanFest Autograph Signers List

MLB All Star FanFest

A list of Hall of Famers and former Cincinnati Reds will be on hand for autographs at the 2015 All-Star FanFest in Cincinnati next month.

Topps’ Scout Hunted Players’ Signatures in 1952

Turk Karam

A newspaper article from 1952 sheds some light on Topps’ efforts to battle Bowman and snare players for use on its early card sets.

Helmar Card of the Week: Benny Kauff, 1915 Brooklyn Tip-Tops

Benny Kauff Helmar Brewing T206

Benny Kauff’s life is begging to be made into a movie. Helmar has created a T206 ‘card that never was’ for one of the game’s most interesting characters.

Rediscovering the Hobby

1986  Donruss Canseco

Writer Grant Bisbee’s story about coming back to his childhood hobby is one of the best things you’ll read this year, especially if you grew up with Beckett.

Vintage Football Break of the Month: 1958 Topps

Topps Football 1958

The set that dates to the NFL’s breakthrough year and includes one of collecting’s top rookie cards, is the subject of the May Vintage Football break.

Helmar Card of the Week: Jimmy Slagle of the…Bob-O-Links?

Jimmy Slagle-Helmar-T206

Jimmy Slagle went from Omaha to Grand Rapids to the big leagues, rubbing shoulders with some famous teammates. He missed the original T206 but Helmar has him.

Diamondbacks’ Pitcher Ziegler Talks Collecting

Brad Ziegler baseball card

Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitcher Brad Ziegler talks with about his own card collection.

Helmar Card of the Week: George Mullin, Tigers’ “Fugitive”

Helmar Cabinet George Mullin

A former team owner tried chasing him down all over the Midwest but this week’s Helmar Art Card of the Week settled in to become a top big league pitcher.

Writer Finds Publications a Hard Sell at Show


What do you do with a few decades worth of media guides and Canadian sports programs? Mike Beamish went the show route.

Honor for Cieradkowski, Author of Book, Blog


The artist and writer behind The Infinite Baseball Card Set blog and the book The League of Outsider Baseball, is honored by the Baseball Reliquary.

Canadian Man: Con Men Stole My Gretzky Collection

Simcoe, Ontario

An Ontario collector says two men who came by to discuss buying hockey cards from him wound up stealing a binder worth–he says–six figures.

News and Notes: Asst. Prosecutor Charged, Tale of 2 Businesses, Yard Sale Finds

Bergen auciton

Hobby-related news, notes and links.