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Universities Try to Keep Athletes Away From Autograph Revenue

UGA

Big time college athletes are a magnet for those who sell signatures.

TTM Autograph Arrives…20 Years Later

1991 Reimer

You could graduate from high school and college, get married and run a business while waiting for a former big leaguer to return your baseball card.

ESPN: Pryor Had Autograph Deal

Pryor

In what would be another significant NCAA rules violation, Terrelle Pryor had a sweet gig signing autographs for a local dealer according to a new report.

Florida Trip Turns into Autograph Bounty

Ernie Davis signed memorabilia Jim Brown

Long-time autograph dealer Jim Stinson goes to the opposite end of the country to do some private buying.

How Does Death Really Affect The Value of An Autograph?

Signed Mickey Mantle photograph PSA 10

Analyzing prices of recently deceased Hall of Famer autographs.

2011 Topps UFC Title Shot Box Review

Lesnar Carwin

Topps tries to pack a punch into its latest MMA release.

Guest Columnist: Tired of Sports Card Company Promises

Harper exchange

Collector Jamie Kennedy has some thoughts on redemption cards and sports card company promises that he says are starting to get old.

Autograph Grading: Does the Number Matter?

Signed Mickey Mantle photograph PSA 10

The 1-10 scale that’s become such a huge part of sports card grading is a little harder to analyze in the world of autographs.

2011 Topps Notes: Football Upgrades, Gypsy Queen Auto Shortage

Cam Newton 2011 Topps rookie patch card

Rookie patches will join the pair of autographed cards inside Topps’ base brand hobby boxes this summer while the company promises it’ll honor the two autograph guarantee in Gypsy Queen baseball.

Brooks Robinson: From Hospital to Autograph Table

Autographed picture Brooks Robinson

After battling a health issue, Brooks Robinson was his old self at a big Baltimore sports card show.

Editor’s Blog: Arrest in Stolen Card Case, Stock Tips, Harper Autos

1951 Parkhurst

Cops have captured a suspected card crook while one market analyst likes(!) some collectible businesses and there’s quite a feeding frenzy at the minor league parks where Bryce Harper is playing.

2011 Panini Totally Certified Preview

Panini HD

Panini will have four NBA superstars featured in the debut of its video trading cards that will be found as inserts in an upcoming issue.

“World’s Largest Autograph Show” Highlights Indy 500 Weekend

100th anniversary Indianapolis 500

Every driver in this year’s Indy 500 will be there and speedway officials are hoping to add dozens more current and former participants to a special autograph session on race weekend. Dealer space for the annual memorabilia show was gone in two days.

2011 Topps Triple Threads Sneak Peek

Hank Aaron Jason Heyward Auto Relic

Get a look at some of the top cards that will be lurking in this year’s upcoming Topps Triple Threads boxes.

Snider Cashed in on Autograph Craze; Paid Price

Duke Snider 1983 Hall of Fame Heroes autograph

Dodgers’ great Duke Snider passed away Sunday. Generous and warm to his fans, especially after his playing days, many were shocked when he got into trouble over autograph signings 16 years ago.

Autograph Only Product Yields Ruth

Babe Ruth autograph

One Maryland collector earns points with the wife after making a big score in a box of Historic Autographs’ latest product.

Teenage Gehrig Autograph Emerges

1917 "Henry Gehrig" Lou Gehrig autograph

A 94-year-old signature of Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig is out of the closet and up for bid.

National Sports Collectors Convention Autograph List Released

Ripken

A starting lineup of autograph guests for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.

2011 Topps Tribute Will Include Signed Pujols Rookie Card Buybacks

Pujols Bowman Chrome Auto rookie card

Topps marks the ten-year anniversary of the first Albert Pujols cards with a giveaway.

Editor’s Blog: PSA 10 Gretzky Rookie, Libel Suit, More Bogus Jerseys

Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 rookie card

A trio of quick hits as we head for Super Bowl weekend including an autograph dispute, a big consignment and more raids by federal agencies.