News & Notes: Henry Yee Adds Auctions, Long-Time Shop Closing, Pawn Stars Wants You

Hyee Auctions is going to be selling more of the vintage photographs the company is known for.

Willie Mays Leo Durocher Laraine Day photoThey’re introducing a “Classic Collectors Auction” line will offer a more diverse selection to the growing hobby of collecting original sports photos by offering auctions every month with items at a lower price point.

All material, which will be sold on eBay, is “fresh to market” and with no reserve on any items sold.

Hyee, owned by Henry Yee, will still hold its “Premium Auctions”   approximately once every three months.

You can check out their current monthly auction here.


One of the industry’s longest running sports card shops is closing its doors next month.

Chuck and Barb Zweiback — who have sold everything from baseball cards to Beanie Babies at Chuck and Barb’s Baseball Cards in the Columbus, OH area — will retire March 15.

“We’ve really enjoyed it, but we just think it’s time to pursue other interests,” Barb Zweiback told This Week Community News.

The store has been open since 1993 after the Zweibacks opted to take their card show business to the retail side.

They’re selling the store’s remaining inventory while trying to help a local food bank.  Read the story here.


There’s money to be made if you have the right makeup to broker deals for autographs and fan experiences with player agents.

Shaun Hagglund is one of those guys.  He worked out a five figure deal to get T-Wolves’ guard Ricky Rubio to agree to a couple of private signing sessions and knows numerous pro athletes who stick with him.

Hagglund isn’t much of a sports collector but he does like putting fans in touch with athletes, whether through an autograph session or special event.

His business caught the attention of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.


Always wanted to be on national TV?  Pawn Stars is looking for sellers of unique and interesting historical sports items to come to Las Vegas and haggle with Rick, Corey or The Old Man.

No, they won’t pay your airfare but if you’ll be in the area and have something that might be worthy of the show, they do want to hear from you ([email protected]).  Be sure to include your name, contact number and a thorough description of your item with photos.

If show coordinators are interested, they’ll contact you.