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Keep the Receipt: The Importance of Provenance in Collecting

1948 London Olympics middle distance runner Herbert Barter race worn number autographed by 45 Olympic team members, with Barte signed letter and photo of him wearing the same number. (Courtsey of  Michael Bowlby)

When it comes to buying cards and memorabilia, the word ‘provenance’ doesn’t mean it’s real. Good provenance, though, is vital and can pay major dividends.

Auction Insider: Bidding for Business

Some of the E-98 Black Swamp cards

The sports memorabilia auction business continues to boom with new entries, big finds and a never ending quest for consignments. The Auction Insider returns as we chat wabout the year that was–and what could be coming.

10 Questions With Auction Houses: Part I

Auction catalogs sports memorabilia

The first in a series of questions for sports memorabilia auction company executives deals with recent spurt of attention the hobby has garnered in the mainstream media.

Athletes Parting With Items Keeps Everyone Happy

Kirk Gibson signed game used items 1988 World Series

Ex-athletes and team employees find that parting with their memorabilia isn’t that hard.

Auction Insider: National Sports Collectors Convention

Baltimore Convention Center

The good, the bad and the future of the National Sports Collectors Convention is this week’s topic of discussion.