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In Their Own Words: Sports Stars Offer Stories With Their Autographs

Dale Murphy In Their Own Words

Steiner Sports held a shindig to kick off its new In Their Own Words collection which includes a hand-written story along with a player’s autograph.

Photo of the Day: Wilt as a Globetrotter

Globetrotters 1959 Wilt Chamberlain

After leaving Kansas, NBA doors were shut for Wilt Chamberlain but he found a lucrative job to tide him over.

Photo of the Day: Gehrig Has a Beef on Opening Day 1936

Lou Gehrig 1936 Yankees vs Senators

Lou Gehrig states his case with a VIP watching from the stands as the Yankees battle the Senators on Opening Day,1936.

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.

Photo of the Day: Maris’ Debut?

1957 photo Roger Maris rookie season

Hidden away since the 1950s, a photo of Roger Maris may date from his major league debut with Cleveland.

Photo of the Day: Vince Lombardi on the Tackle

Fordham University Vince Lombardi 1930s

A rare photograph showing Vince Lombardi in action as a college player for the Fordham Rams is among more than 300 images at auction.

Photo of the Day: Babe Ruth Close Up Ahead of Monster Year

Babe Ruth spring training 1930

Shaking off the winter rust, Babe Ruth prepares for spring training in a rare photo now up for auction.

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.

Rare Image of Joe Jackson in Action Kicks off Auction

Joe Jackson in action

An intense “Shoeless” Joe Jackson heads for home in a new to the hobby photograph now up for auction.

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.

2014 Black Friday Sports Memorabilia Specials

2014 Black Friday

Some are already underway; others will start soon. Look inside for a collection of special Black Friday sports memorabilia sales and promotions.

Rare Ernie Banks Game Jersey on Record Pace?

1969 Ernie Banks Cubs jersey

One of only a few surviving Ernie Banks game-used jerseys is on the auction block.

NHLPA Goals & Dreams Jersey Auction Underway

Mike Modano All Star jersey

The NHLPA is auctioning some game-worn All-Star and Olympic jerseys from well-known players as part of its effort to get more kids playing hockey.

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.

AFL Programs Offer Rich History

1960 AFL Program Boston Patriots

Programs from the American Football League include games played in places you might not have expected.

Jamaal Wilkes Basketball Hall of Fame Trophy Sells for Nearly $45K

Jamaal Wilkes Hall of Fame trophy

The trophy given to NBA great Jamaal Wilkes upon his induction into the Hoop Hall just two years ago has been sold at auction.

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.