Robert Edward Auctions

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.

Notes: Big Cash for Vintage Rookies, Topps Case Breaks, Philly Show This Weekend

Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps

Some high grade rookie cards draw strong bids at Mile High, the numbers point to big price hikes in Nolan Ryan rookies, Topps offering case break slots and info on the Philly Show.

Tucked Away for Years, Glynn West Collection Comes to Auction

Signed Dizzy Dean baseball

Artifacts and records from a former minor league executive and manager dating back decades are hitting the auction block in Alabama.

News & Notes from Around the Hobby

Topps vending box

A T206 ‘Magie’ error card is on eBay, more claims against John Rogers, Reds Fest, missing vending cases and advice for building a collection.

Ruth, Gehrig Cards, Autographs Among Items Stolen in VT Burglary

Burlington VT

Valuable cards and a signed 1928 Yankees baseball are among the missing items as police look for a burglar who broke into a Vermont collector’s house.

Demand Grows For Odell Beckham Autographs After Legendary Leap

Autographed Odell Beckham photograph

Odell Beckham autographs and rookie cards have been hot sellers as he punctuates a strong rookie season with a catch for the ages.

Notes: All Sports Auction; Osers on the Move; Kareem Gets His Stuff, Dodger Talk

1957 Topps Clemente PSA 9

All Sports Auctions kicks off a new event, a father/son team join H&S, Abdul-Jabbar allowed to retrieve consignments and talking Dodgers cards with…the Dodgers Blog.

Updated: NJ Prosecutor Questioned Over Autograph Auction

Bergen auciton

How did some questionable autographs wind up being sold at a prosecutor’s auction? WPIX-TV’s report says it seems to involve a comedy of errors.

Notes: Collector Says Mastro Cost Him $300K; Home Invasion Arrest; Panini Signs Wall

Mastro 1933 Goudey Ruth

An angry collector chimes in on the Mastro case, a second man is arrested for a scary sports card home robbery
and Panini will put John Wall on its packs.

Give Them a Cup: 2014 Topps Rookie All-Star Team Released

Jose Abreu 2015 Topps

A tradition that dates back 55 years returns as the 2014 Topps Rookie All-Star team is announced. Winners receive the familiar ‘Rookie Cup’ on their 2015 cards.