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Editor’s Blog: College Athletes and Autographs a Hot Topic

Jameis Winston autographed jersey

The brouhaha over college athletes and autographs keeps simmering. Gordie Howe won’t be making any more appearances and Trent Dilfer lends a hand to Panini.

Former Expo Valentine Part of Past Pros Team

1977 Topps Ellis Valentine

Ellis Valentine has co-founded a website that connects fans and collectors to former athletes for autograph requests and more.

Ramblings: Great ‘Graphing at AA Games

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Rich Klein says autograph collecting at the mid-level minors is great fun and you never know who’ll be there.

2014 Topps Tier One Box Break/Review

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You’ll get a couple of autographs but is the checklist strong enough to support the 2014 Topps Tier One price tag?

Vintage Photo(s) of the Day: Babe and Baby, Youngsters

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Two Babe Ruth photographs now at auction are from different periods of his life nonetheless still show his never-ending affinity for youngsters.

Rich’s Ramblings: Tony Gwynn a Friend to Collectors

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Rich Klein recalls when Tony Gwynn stepped in to help stop autograph forgers–and a baseball card commercial that showed us his sense of humor.

Neymar Jr. Auction to Help Bring Clean Water to Those in Need

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An eBay auction of Neymar Jr. autographs and a Paypal fundraiser will bring clean water to the soccer star’s home country.

2014 Bowman Sterling Baseball Preview

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Die-cut autographs are coming to 2014 Bowman Sterling Baseball. We’ve got the early details on what will be one of the final baseball releases of the year.

Will 2014 Be Critical Year for Five Star Baseball?

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2014 Topps Five Star Baseball will bring an extra autograph to the table, but will it be worth the price tag?

“Pawn Stars” Casting Crew Seeking Sports Items At June Long Beach Expo

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Always wanted to be on Pawn Stars? The show will be looking for items to feature in upcoming shows when they set up at next month’s Long Beach Expo.

2014 Topps High Tek Preview

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Tek is back. An old school product gets a makeover with 2014 Topps High Tek, due out just after the season.

Autograph Authentication on Amazon and eBay: Where Does It Stand?

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It is important to know the differences in what the two internet giants allow when it comes to the selling of autographed material. And it is essential to understand the similarities.

Seized Baseball Memorabilia Collection Heading to Auction

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Old baseball cards and autographs obtained by a New Jersey pharmacist who was selling drug samples and pocketing the cash are going to be sold at auction.

2014 Topps Spring Fever Promotion Has Had Collectors Confused

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Early promotional material indicated redemption cards would again be inside Topps Series One but instead it’s become a hobby shop rewards promotion.

Abdul-Jabbar Teams With Amazon.com for New Athlete Autograph Venture

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Kareem Abdul-jabbar is the face behind a new autograph and higher end basketball display case business.

College Basketball Stars, Coaches Growing Weary of Autograph Hounds

Andrew Wiggins autographed Sports Illustrated

Most are just teenagers but fans are willing to pay for their autographs and that drives dealers to track down star college players for autographs anywhere.

2014 Topps Tribute Baseball Review

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2014 Topps Tribute Baseball upped the autograph count as the long-running high end product returned to store shelves for another year.

Panini Intrigue Basketball to Return…A Little Earlier

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2013-14 Panini Intrigue Basketball arrives several months after the last edition with four autograph or memorabilia cards per box.

Sterling Baseball Haul Includes Pile of Autographs

2013 Bowman Sterling box

Rich Klein breaks open a box of 2013 Bowman Sterling baseball, which promises 18 autographs, mostly of guys you haven’t heard of…but might.

Always in Demand: Gretzky, Woods, McIlroy Talk Autographs

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Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy talk about the quality of their autographs, fakes and more in sit down sessions with Upper Deck.