Holy Mystery: Branch Rickey’s 1953 Pirates Signed Bible Falls into Library Group’s Hands

We’re betting you’ve never seen one of these: a Bible signed by the 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates and dedicated to Branch Rickey. How’d it wind up with the Sacramento Public Library?

1954 Clemente Winter League Contract, Ruth, Young Autos Part of Auction

A 1954 Puerto Rican Winter League contract signed by a 20-year-old Roberto Clemente is among 700 lots up for bid at Iconic Memorabilia. Babe Ruth autographs, a Sporting News baseball questionnaire filled out by Cy Young…and a pair of John Lennon’s old specs are also on the block.

Topps Triple Threads 2012 Includes Autographed Handprint Cards

2012 Topps Triple Threads hits stores on the same day Panini America holds its Black Friday promotion. Here are some samples of what’s inside those pricey boxes.

Editor’s Blog: Out of the Mouths of Babes

How do you get players to take a little more care in what their signature looks like?

Historic Collection of Babe Ruth Cards, Photos, Autographs Hits Auction Block

Two 1916 Babe Ruth rookie cards and several other vintage cards of the Bambino are being offered in Memory Lane’s upcoming Historic Rarities auction, but you’ll also find some pieces that come with fascinating histories, many consigned by the families who’ve owned them for decades.

Memory Lane Opens Historic Rarities Auction July 30

A pair of 1916 Babe Ruth rookie cards, a 1933 Yankees team-signed bat and hundreds of high grade, vintage sports cards will be among more than 1,300 items in Memory Lane Inc’s. next catalog auction, opened in time for showcasing at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

Mets Auction for Santana No-Hitter Items Includes Bases, Balls, Jerseys

The Mets pulled up home plate and the bases, baseballs and jerseys from Johan Santana’ s no-hitter are on the auction block.

Triple Platinum: A First Look at 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball

We’ve got the lowdown on 2012 Bowman Platinum baseball, plus a sneak peek at some of the cards, a checklist and more.

2012 Bowman Baseball Preview

Topps dangles a few collector carrots, as we get a sneak peek at 2012 Bowman Baseball, featuring some rookie card buybacks and special autographed cards.

2011 Topps Chrome Superfractor Cam Newton Rookie Card on eBay

One lucky pack-popper pulled the pick of the 2011 football card litter.

Autographed Baseball Collection Just Part of ‘Little Cooperstown’

A look inside the massive stash of autographed baseballs owned by Dennis Schrader, stored inside a room best described as a bunker.

2012 Topps UFC Knockout Packs A Punch (literally)

You can get up close and personal with the fist of a martial arts star and find utographs and relics in the 2012 Topps UFC Knockout.

Topps Triple Threads 2011 Baseball Released

Topps Triple Threads arrives and collectors can’t seem to rip boxes open fast enough.

2010-11 The Cup: Collectors Willing to Roll Dice

Upper Deck’s super premium hockey cards are generating plenty of sales with six-card boxes pushing past $450 each.

First George W. Bush Autographed Allen & Ginter Cards Offered

George W. Bush, crafty right-hander is part of this year’s Allen & Ginter set, with 200 signed cards sprinkled across America. One of them has already made its way to eBay.

Autographed Baseball Collection Family Feud Continues

The large collection of autographed baseballs pieced together by a late former member of the White Sox board of directors has become the subject of court proceedings and protective orders.

Brother vs Brother in Fight Over Huge Autographed Baseball Collection

The sons of a former investor in the Chicago White Sox are in a dispute about a big collection of signed baseballs left by their father.

Panini Announces Digital Autographed Cards

Panini is hoping you’ll have a Smartphone in one pocket and your Blake Griffin HD trading card in the other when it releases a new collectible concept this year.

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Details

Topps spills the beans on its latest retro baseball set.

2010 Topps Sterling Review

Topps’ latest upscale product is the company’s annual Sterling Baseball issue. What’s inside?