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Editions, Proofs, States and Other Aspects of Fine Art Sports Prints

Handwritten limited edition numbering on the bottom border of a print

This column looks at several parts of fine art prints, including things you’ve likely heard of before but mayb have never known what they exactly meant: press proofs, artists proofs, states, limited editions, etc. EDITIONS Fine art prints are often printed in editions. An edition will contain a finite and often known number of prints. […]

Nats Fan Doesn’t Get No-Hit Pitcher’s Gamer but She’s OK with That

Jordan Zimmermann, Helen Gonzales and a signed jersey.

Helen Gonzales won the starting pitcher’s jersey during the Nationals’ ‘shirt off our backs’ game, but Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter changed things.

Goldin to Offer Items from Schmidt’s Career

Mike Schmidt Sultan of Swat crown

Awards and milestone game-used gear from Phillies’ Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is coming to auction.

10 Most Valuable Pieces of Derek Jeter Memorabilia

Derek Jeter game bat 1996 World Series

His career now in the rearview mirror, we look back at ten of the most valuable pieces of Derek Jeter memorabilia sold at public auction.

Autograph from 8-Year-Old Derek Jeter Heads for Auction

Jeter Little League autograph

A ball with autographs from a very young Derek Jeter and his Little League teammates after a particularly great season is coming to auction.

Babe Ruth’s First, Last Yankees Contracts Coming to Auction

Signed Babe Ruth 1934 Yankees contract

Goldin Auctions will offer the first contract Babe Ruth signed as a Yankee–and the last one–in its upcoming catalog sale.

Getting Your Collection Outside the Fan Cave

Autographed Ernie Banks jersey

Wish other people could see your baseball memorabilia? Larry Pauley discusses the idea of taking the memorabilia out of the man cave (or woman cave).

New Smart Chip Tracks College Game Balls

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A new piece of technology is in use at some college football programs that enables the tracking of game balls for authentication purposes.

Driver Used by Record-Setting Sam Snead Expected to Fetch $250,000+

Sam Snead

Used for 17 years and partly responsible for more than 100 Sam Snead tournament wins, the driver will be offered by Heritage Auctions later this month.

Yee Auction Offers Massive Photo Stash

New York Yankees 1932

Hundreds of vintage sports photographs are on the block over the next few days including rare and historic shots of some of baseball’s all-time greats.

Video: Quick Tip for Authenticating Antique Photos

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Learn this simple and quick technique for determining whether a photograph is old rather than a modern reprint.

Auction of Yankees’ Lou Gehrig Day Jerseys to Benefit ALS Association

Game worn Yankees Lou Gehrig Day jersey

Steiner Sports is selling over 30 game-worn jerseys from Lou Gehrig Day as part of a major auction.

Antique Printing Processes Identification Part 3 of 6: Intaglio Prints

Aquatint of a baseball game

In the third of a series, David Cycleback helps you learn how to identify engravings, etchings and other intaglio prints.

Moores Trophy, Vintage Heisman Replica Top SCP Auction

John Moores Trophy

Nearly $3 million of memorabilia was sold in the auction, including items from the Helms Foundation Collection and an autographed cabinet card once owned by Cy Young.

Gehrig Watch, Signed Cy Topping SCP Auction

Lou Gehrig Yankees Watch

The 1928 World Series watch given to Lou Gehrig and a signed Cy Young photo that once belonged to the Hall of Fame pitcher lead bidding in the auction, set to close Saturday.

Neshek Gives Up #41, Gets Ruth Ball in Return

Autographed Babe Ruth baseball John Lackey Pat Neshek

Collector and Cardinals’ pitcher Pat Neshek got a nice gift from new teammate John Lackey.

Newly Discovered 1927 Yankees Team Signed Photo Heading to Auction

Autographed 1927 Yankees team photo

A remarkable signed and dated photo of one of baseball’s greatest teams is heading to auction this fall.

Huge Collection of NHL Negatives Becomes Book

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A passionate collector has turned part of his remarkable accumulation of hockey photos into a new hardcover book.

Autographs from Hall’s First Induction Class Up for Bid

Stamp club member's letter to Ty Cobb.

A stamp club’s 1939 project resulted in a valuable first day cover with autographs from the first Baseball Hall of Fame induction.

Identifying Antique Commercial Printing Processes: Part 1 of 6

Relief printing: Ad for 1926 Red Grange football movie

A series of articles will help provide keys to authenticating and dating sports cards, posters, signs and other memorabilia created through commercial printing processes.