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Pujols Hits 500th Homer; Fan Returns Ball

500th home run ball Albert Pujols

Lucky for him, Albert Pujols’ 500th home run ball was snared by an Angels fan in Washington.

Vintage Authentics Owner Pleads Guilty to Selling Fake Jerseys

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Vintage Authentics owner Steve Jensen faces sentencing this spring as federal prosecutors continue to prosecute dealers of phony jerseys.

Update: Topps Tribute Will Include More Autographs, Inscriptions

2012 Sandy Koufax Topps Tribute auto

More Hank Aaron autographs, some famous names to the checklist and a few other extras will be collectors’ reward for waiting a bit longer for 2012 Topps Tribute.

Gold Ticket Redemptions Part of Topps’ 2012 Promo Push

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Topps Gold Ticket Redemptions will be scarce, but they’ll be good for a triple signed baseball from three big names.

2012 Topps Gold Rush Redemption Set Info

2012 Josh Hamilton Topps Gold Rush

Don’t throw those wrappers away. It’s the only way you can get 2012 Topps Gold Rush cards–but you’ll need several hundred to have a shot at a set.

Topps Series One Will Include Pujols, Reyes Short Prints

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Topps has added a pair of short prints to its upcoming 2012 Series One set thanks to some graphic artistry.

Plummeting Pujols Market in St. Louis

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St. Louis shop owners may be struggling to sell Pujols rookie cards and autographs these days. Just be thankful you don’t sell retail jerseys.

2011 Bowman Chrome Review

2011 Bowman Chrome

Our box buster says 2011 Bowman Chrome is hot (again) as it offers a prospecting buzz and ten years of history.

Topps Prime 9 Player of the Week is Mickey Mantle

Mantle 2011 Prime 9 redemption

Week 7 is devoted to #7 as Topps continues to fill out its late-season redemption set.

Albert Pujols Autographed Baseballs, Photos Still a Bargain?

Autographed Albert Pujols photo

All that talk about Albert Pujols having a “down year”? Pretty much gone after two huge homers. With about ten more years left in his career, he could be a steal–even at today’s prices.

2011 Bowman Frenzy Underway

Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman autograph card

Box and case prices are soaring. There’s a mad rush for an autographed rookie card. What is this, 2010?

2011 Topps Tribute Pack Review

2011 Topps Tribute Sandy Koufax

Not for the light of wallet, 2011 Topps Tribute packs offer autographs, relics and parallels in each five-card pack.

Albert Pujols Continues to Drive in Collecting Dollars

Pujols 2001 Topps traded

Ten years after his first cards hit the market, Albert Pujols’ career and collectibles are hotter than ever.

Collector’s Guide to Pujols Bats

A Cardinal bat collector offers some tips on what to know before you fork over big money for an Albert Pujols game-used bat.

Triple Crown Chase: Pujols Cards Ready for New Spike?

Pujols 2001 Topps traded

It hasn’t been done in 43 years. Could the already-pricey Albert Pujols memorabilia get a new jolt if he wins the Triple Crown?

2010 Topps National Chicle Review

Topps National Chicle

Topps’ National Chicle baseball promises at least two signed cards per box.

Signed Robinson Day Jerseys On Block

#42 Jerseys signed by each Major League team on Jackie Robinson Day are up for bid.

2010 National Chicle Baseball Short Print List Revealed

2010 Natonal Chicle Baseball

Topps National Chicle short print list includes a Hall of Fame and rookie card roll call.

2010 Topps Finest Baseball Review

2010 Topps Finest box

Launched in the boom years, Topps’ long-running high end set is back for another year.

2010 Upper Deck Baseball Released

It’s full speed ahead at Upper Deck, which continues its 21 year run with a 600-card base set now on the market.