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Editor’s Blog: Most Watched Sports Collectibles, Hall of Fame Election, KY Card Show

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We’re adding another feature to its website that enables readers to see what sports cards and memorabilia are grabbing the most attention from collectors bidding on eBay.

Many were dismayed when eBay did away with their Pulse page  a few months ago but we’re glad to bring a form of it back online.

The new portal, available through the newly re-launched “What’s Hot on eBay” page, enables visitors to see a live feed of the most watched items on eBay in various sports card and sports memorabilia categories including baseball, football, basketball and hockey cards, game used and game worn and vintage sports memorabilia. This information gives collectors a look at what items are currently attracting the most attention from bidders.

We are offering readers a quick look at the market’s ‘most watched’ items in a matter of seconds, thanks to a partnership with eBay.  Along with the number of ‘watchers’, visitors can see the current price of a hot item, a thumbnail image, the number of bids and item number.  I hope you’ll find it useful and fun.

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Baseball Hall of FameThe most interesting Baseball Hall of Fame election in years reveals itself Wednesday afternoon when we find out who the 2013 inductees will be.  Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are both on the ballot.   Mike Piazza looks like a lock and Craig Biggio also appears this year.

Biggio and Jeff Bagwell  each spent their entire big league careers with the Astros, presenting the possibility that they could be the first pair of teammates who played only for the same franchise to be elected in the same year since Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle in 1974…And here’s another bit of trivia:  At 94 years of age, Bobby Doerr is the oldest living Hall of Famer, born on April 7, 1918, while World War I was still raging around the globe…Roberto Alomar is the youngest living Hall of Famer at 44 years of age.

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The quarterly show in Lexington, KY got a little love from one of the local TV stations, which was impressed by the turnout.

About Rich Mueller

Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

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