2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball Preview

Panini’s first MLBPA trading card license will come to fruition with 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, a product heavy on youngsters.

Panini America Will Produce Baseball Cards

Major League Baseball Players and Panini have come to terms on a deal that will result in more new baseball card products.

Editor’s Blog: National Association, PSA Parent a “Buy” Stock, Arizona Collector, Auction Record

More tidbits from around the hobby.

National Notes: Tuesday

It had a big impact on Baltimore last year and the thousands of collectors, dealers and companies who descend on the city this week should be a boost for Chicago too.

Ortiz Signed Brian Fox Painting to Benefit Kids

Brian Fox, known to collectors for his artwork that adorns Topps baseball cards and World Series programs, has created a new work that will benefit the David Ortiz Children’s Fund.

1949 Outland Trophy on Auction Block

One of college football’s oldest major awards ever to hit the auction block looks a bit different than what players receive today.

First Willie Mays Poster Was Product of Teen Fan’s Ingenuity

Martin Jacobs went from Candlestick Park vendor to the sole distributor of a red hot Willie Mays poster back in the 1960s. It’s an experience he’ll never forget…and you might be surprised at what it’s bringing these days.

Logan Morrison’s Signed Cast on eBay

Nearly every member of the Florida Marlins signed Logan Morrison’s cast. Now, it’s on the auction block to raise money for a charity close to his heart.

Ex-NFL Players Sue Over Lack of Compensation

A group of retired NFL players is again going after the NFL Players Association, claiming they’re owed millions over the use of their image on cards, video games and other items.

New MLBPA Licensing Director

Evan Kaplan is the players association’s new man in charge of licensing for many of baseball’s core categories including baseball cards.

WHA Card Set Raises $ for Hall of Fame

Some of the old hockey league’s memorable players are part of a new little card set aimed at paving the way for a more permanent WHA Hall of Fame.

Mounted Memories Part of Dreams’ NBA Memorabilia Deal

Autograph dealer Mounted Memories is now part of DREAMS Inc’s marketing agreement with the NBA.

Upper Deck, MLBPA Will Sponsor Giveaway

Upper Deck may have lost its MLB stamp of approval, but the company is still planning a nationwide baseball card giveaway just prior to the 2010 season.

Club President’s Death Leaves Void

One of the country’s oldest sports collecting clubs has lost one of his founders, but his legacy is a model for the rest of us.

MLBPA’s Heeter Stepping Down

The Director of Business Affairs and Licensing for the Major League Baseball Players Association is leaving her post.

Co-Op Effort Propels Player of the Day

It’s a cooperative effort when card companies, sports card shops and the NFL Players Association host the Player of the Day.