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News & Notes from the 2015 National

US Olympic Hockey team 1980

Big sales, big inventory, big crowds…all part of the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. Notes and more inside.

War Veteran Selling Card Collection to Pay Bills

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Iraqi war veteran Brad Solomon, diagnosed with blood cancer, is selling off his baseball card collection to cover living expenses.

2015 Topps Allen and Ginter Preview, Checklist

Ken Griffey Jr autograph buyback 2015 Topps Allen Ginter

A preview of the typically quirky 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter, hitting store shelves now. The product is back for a tenth straight season.

A Pack of Wax, and Stacks of Memories

1986 topps

A college professor from California is taking a cross-country tour to meet with players he pulled from a random pack of 1986 Topps baseball.

10 of the Best Baseball Cards to Own

by Mike Stack Baseball cards have been printed for over 100 years. Millions have been produced but only a handful have gained iconic status. Which cards would make up a top ten list is subjective and depends on what criteria is used. But you’d have trouble arguing that there are some that should be on […]

10 Common Baseball Cards with Superstar Cameo Appearances

john ellis

Want an untapped source of superstar baseball cards? Look no further than the commons bin, where the game’s biggest names sometimes make cameo appearances on the cards of lesser lights.

A Catalog of 1980s Baseball Card Boxed Sets

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Superstars, rookies, and lots of choices marked the explosion in retail boxed sets in the 1980s. Here is a brief rundown of the madness that ensued.

Best Gifts for Serious Baseball Card Collectors

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth PSA 8.5

This is the kind of stuff you’re really hoping is inside that shiny wrapping paper, aren’t you?

Most Popular Baseball Card Sets to Collect, 1950-1999

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Analyzing the post-War sets to which average collectors seem to gravitate. At least one may surprise you.

15 Most Valuable Baseball Cards of the 50s

Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps no case

It’s probably the most popular decade for collectors. A list of the most valuable high grade baseball cards of the 50s includes a mix of data.

The Royals are Hot, but How About Their Memorabilia?

Lorenzo Cain auto

Here’s a phrase you may not have heard since the 1980s: Kansas City Royals memorabilia is popular again.

Topps Opening Day 2014 Box Break

2014 Topps Opening Day box

It’s back for another year. Topps Opening Day 2014 arrives and Rich Klein is digging into a product that’s not flashy–just fun.

Club Official Helps Tigers with Autograph Requests

2012 Topps Prince Fielder short print

Some prefer to handle their own mail but the Detroit Tigers have an MVP when it comes to helping with autograph requests.

Theft, Violence, Cops in Pursuit at East Coast National

Vincent Tardy

The East Coast National got off to an interesting start Thursday night.  Police say a 22-year-old Staten Island man stole $1,500 worth of baseball cards from a dealer’s table at the Westchester County Convention Center, knocked three men down when trying to escape in his car and was caught a short time later. Westchester County […]

Baseball Memorabilia: 25 Cool Ways to Collect

World Series program 1906

A list of the coolest sports cards and collectibles that don’t all cost an arm and a leg.

Five Underrated Willie Mays Cards

Willie Mays 1952 Red Man

The Say Hey Kid Turns 82 on Monday and we’ve got a list of five Willie Mays cards worth buying.

2013 Bowman Platinum Will Return in July

Billy Hamilton 2013 Bowman platinum Jumbo patch

No Stephen Strasburg or Bryce Harper to await, but it’s full steam ahead for 2013 Bowman Platinum, which remains a relative newcomer.

Fanoculars, Topps Bring Cards to…Binoculars

Fanoculars

Topps is reaching out to fans with a new partnership that turns its sports card licenses into the outer shell of a portable binoculars product called Fanoculars.

1933 George C. Miller Set: Beat But Beautiful

Bill Terry card 1933 George C Miller

You’ve heard of Goudey cards but they have a contemporary that’s much harder to find but even more attractive. Meet the 1933 George C. Miller baseball set.

More Rare Vintage Cuban, Negro League Cards Up for Grabs

Pop Lloyd

You think your stuff is rare? Try tracking down some of these Cuban baseball cards and other rarities now on the auction block.