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Jordan Recruiting Letters to be Displayed at Long Beach Show

Michael Jordan North Carolina recruiting letter

Michael Jordan recruiting letters sent by North Carolina coaches in the late 1970s are set to go on display but MJ’s mom is claiming she has the originals.

Narrow Escape: Vintage Cards Being Sold to Aid Flood Victims

Floodwaters Parkhurst cards

A retired Canadian man’s childhood collection of 1951-62 Parkhurst hockey cards is being sold after a devastating flood took nearly everything else.

Hall of Fame Collectors Await 2014 Voting Results

Greg Maddux 1987 Donruss

We’ll find out Wednesday who’s in and who must wait but Hall of Fame collectors won’t have trouble adding any of this year’s candidates to their stash.

Former Employee Could Face Attempted Murder Charge in Cooperstown Case

Barry Renert/Photo from Richmond, VA Police

Prosecutors now believe Barry Renert was trying to do more than scare the owner of a Cooperstown memorabilia shop.

Upper Deck Hands Out Winter Classic Packs at the Big House

Upper Deck 2014 Winter Classic hockey cards

Upper Deck passed out packs of special 2014 Winter Classic hockey cards in Michigan Wednesday and offered a space to acquire more and do some trading.

Laettner Buzzer Beater Jersey on Auction Block; Civil War era Baseball Too

Duke 1992 Christian Laettner jersey

The jersey worn by the player who made perhaps the most famous shot in college basketball history is on the auction block.  Lelands says it has the shirt donned by Christian Laettner of Duke when he hit a turn-around jumper in the 1992 NCAA Regional Final against Kentucky. Laettner’s shot at the Spectrum in Philadelphia […]

News & Notes: Ruth/Gehrig Signed Ball Paces Auction, Pricey 1986-87 Fleer Sets, Serious Man Cave

Ruth-Gehrig signed ball

A dual signed Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig baseball brings big bids at auction, while a signed 1986-87 Fleer basketball set livens up eBay and we visit an amazing autograph-filled man cave.

Upper Deck Honors Late College Hockey Player with Memorabilia Card, Fundraiser

Heroic-Inspirations-Mandi-Schwartz-2013-14-NHL-UD1-Front(1)

Mandi Schwartz, the Yale hockey player who died of cancer in 2011, is being honored with a hockey trading card designed to raise funds for the foundation that bears her name.

VIDEO: Olbermann Not as Fast as Whitey but Signs for Topps

Keith Olbermann Topps Heritage

Fan, long-time collector and commentator Keith Olbermann autographs cards for the 2014 Topps Heritage issue.

Vintage Photo of the Day: Rookie Rizzuto

1941 Yankees Phil Rizzuto rookie year

Our Vintage Photo of the Day from RMY Auctions is this wire service photo from 1941 that shows Phil Rizzuto (or “Phillip” as he’s called on the caption) in his first big league spring training. After being named the minor league player of the year by The Sporting News in 1940, the 23-year-old Scooter joined […]

Vintage Photo of the Day: Card Playing Giant Hall of Famers

Mel Ott Carl Hubbell New York Giants 1934

Do baseball players play cards anymore?  Years ago they did—a lot.  Our Vintage Photo of the Day from RMY Auctions is this wire service photo from 1934 showing several members of the New York Giants in the middle of a game of poker. Carl Hubbell and Mel Ott, two Hall of Famers, are pictured along […]

Missed FG Football Could Be Worth Big Money but Back in Auburn Hands

Chris Davis Auburn

It could be worth five, maybe six figures to a collector or big time Auburn fan, but the Chris Davis touchdown isn’t going anywhere thanks to a ball boy.

Memorabilia from Long Ago Philadelphia A’s player Uncovered

Chick Galloway

Chick Galloway, once one of the finest infielders in baseball, died in 1969. His son-in-law put his baseball memorabilia in storage and it stayed there until recently.

8 Great Ways to Be a Smarter Collector

Vintage Baseball Cards

Some things to keep in mind so your collection can grow up straight and tall.

33 Legendary Larry Bird Cards

Bird 81-82

He’ll be 57 in two weeks but time hasn’t tarnished the Legend. Here are 33 Larry Bird cards that aren’t necessarily all valuable, but still should be on your list.

News & Notes: Mantle Minor League Trophy, Auction Opens, Card With 16 LeBron Autographs Pulled & on eBay

Mickey Mantle trophy Joplin 1950

A trophy presented to Mickey Mantle just months before his call up to the Yankees is on the auction block, Mile High Card Company opens an auction and a big pull on Day 1 of Exquisite hoops.

2013 Topps Rookie All-Star Team Announced

Topps All Star Rookie Cup

Last year’s top first-year performers are honored with membership on the 2013 Topps Rookie All-Star team, a tradition dating back more than 50 years.

Cal Ripken Jr. Meets His (Bat) Maker

Louisville Slugger Factory Tour Cal Ripken Jr.

While picking up an award, Cal Ripken Jr. took time for a tour of the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum.

Theft Charges Against Doc After Earl Williams Memorabilia Goes Missing

1972 Topps Earl Williams

A doctor authorities say wasn’t licensed is accused of stealing baseball memorabilia from the career of the late Earl Williams.

1915 Babe Ruth Red Sox Portrait Part of Rare Negative Collection

Babe Ruth 1915 Fenway Park

A 1915 Babe Ruth portrait and pitching pose and a smiling Ty Cobb are part of a collection of 11 photo negatives set to go on the auction block Monday.