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Ohio Collector Claims Restoration Company Lost Huge Vintage Collection

Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas

A Cincinnati area man says his baseball card collection worth $300,000 is missing after a restoration company worked inside his home.

From Harry Hooper to Greta Garbo: A Look at Celebrity Photos

Boston Red Sox baseball star Harry Hooper
(1910s news service photo by George Grantham Bain).
Bain was a full time New York photographer 
in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Originally 
working for United Press, he formed the 'Bain News
Service' in 1898. Amongst advanced collectors of
early baseball photographs Bain is well known. 
Bain's original photographs, which are often snapshot
sized (small) with cool and steely tones, often have 
the Bain News Service stamp on back. As the news 
service went out of business and Bain himself died 
in the first half of the 20th century, the existence of 
this stamp on the back is significant towards 
identifying a photo as an original.

Collectors of original photographs have plenty of options but like any specialty, knowledge is critical to building a meaningful collection.

Photo of the Day: Mel and Lou Before the 1936 World Series

1936 World Series Lou Gehrig Mel Ott

Two of the game’s most feared sluggers would meet in the 1936 World Series with this RMY Auctions image capturing Lou Gehrig and Mel Ott before Game 1.

Photo of the Day: Jim Thorpe and the 1925 New York Giants

1925 JIm Thorpe photo

A rare photo of the legendary Jim Thorpe playing for the New York Giants in their inaugural season is among the items up for bid at RMY Auctions.

Teen Who Started Cards2Kids Awarded Scholarship

Cards2Kids founder John Makowiec accepts a $5,000 Upper-Deck scholarship.  Pictured L-R: Keith McDonough of Bleachers Sports Cards, John Makowiec and Upper Deck’s Chris Carlin.

John Makowiec, who organized a drive to put cards in the hands of kids who’d appreciate them, was given a surprise for his college fund by Upper Deck.

Neymar Jr. Auction to Help Bring Clean Water to Those in Need

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An eBay auction of Neymar Jr. autographs and a Paypal fundraiser will bring clean water to the soccer star’s home country.

Photo of the Day: Cy Young in 1908

Cy Young 1908 photograph

You may be familiar with Cy Young through his baseball cards, but there are relatively few photographs of Young plying his craft.  Our Vintage Photo of the Day is one such image.  It’s believed to have never been seen in the hobby before and likely unseen since it was first used in newspaper coverage at the […]

Fresh 1904 Christy Mathewson Photo May Be Conlon’s Work

1904 Christy Mathewson photograph

A previously unknown portrait of a young Christy Mathewson now at auction is our Photo of the Day.

Teen Battling Heart Condition Gets NHL Moment, His Own Hockey Card

2013-14-NHL-Upper-Deck-Young-Guns-Rookie-Heroic-Inspirations-Sam-Tageson-Front

Make-A-Wish recipient Sam Tageson got to skate out with an NHL team and you’ll find him in an upcoming Upper Deck hockey card product.

Newly Discovered Joe Jackson ‘Outlaw’ Ball Photo

Joe Jackson baseball photo 1922

A fresh-to-the-hobby photo of Joe Jackson playing baseball under an assumed name in 1922 is being offered at auction.

Collecting Triple Crown Winners’ Memorabilia Easily Attainable

1978 Kentucky Derby Cauthen

History has proven that collecting items from horse racing’s triple crown winners is much easier than winning the three races. California Chrome gets his shot on Saturday.

Baseball Cards of the 2014 MLB Draft Picks

Tyler Kolek baseball card

Prospectors already know them but with the opening round in the books, we can take a look at the baseball cards of the top 10 picks in the 2014 MLB draft.

Historic 1984 NBA Finals Provide Bounty of Memorabilia

Magic Johnson Larry Bird signed photo trophy

Thirty years ago, Larry and Magic met in the NBA Finals for the first time. A look back at the cards and memorabilia of the Lakers and Celtics of 1984.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Married to eBay

eBay Earnhardt car

Dale Earnhardt Jr. kicked an Amazon addiction to join eBay. He’s not only a collector, he’s got a sponsorship for his car and a charity deal, too.

Ali’s Speech Notes, Naismith Memorabilia Coming to Auction

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Notes written by Muhammad Ali for speeches on race relations and his faith join an archive of memorabilia from the inventor of basketball

Baseball Glove Art at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Sean Kane glove art Martin Dihigo

The extraordinary ‘glove art’ of Sean Kane, featuring baseball greats, is coming to the Negro Leagues Museum.

Rare Vintage Cards, Ruth Autographs Among Highlights in Auction Opening Monday

Babe Ruth autographed baseball

Huggins and Scott opens its second auction of 2014 on Monday with more than 800 lots up for grabs.

Notes from Mickey Mantle’s Final Speech at Auction

Mickey Mantle speech notes

The notes from a poignant speech given by Mickey Mantle just weeks before his death are up for bid.

Microdots: Using Spy Technology to Security Mark Memorabilia

A microdots under the microscope

Collectibles can be invisibly marked with the same technology used by World War II spies.

NSCC Will Have Case Breaking Pavilion

2009 National I-X Center Cleveland

Case breakers will have a centralized place to call home at the 2014 NSCC.