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Collector Who Witnessed 9/11 Attack Reflects

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A New Jersey collector had a front row seat to the terrorist attacks ten years ago.

Strasburg Rookie Cards Get Jolt from Pitcher’s Return

2010 Topps updates and highlights Stephen Strasburg

The pause button on Stephen Strasburg’s hobby DVR is about to get clicked off. Collectors haven’t forgotten.

Rare World Series Programs Going on Block

Early World Series programs

A collection featuring some of the earliest World Series programs has been consigned to the upcoming Louisville Slugger auction.

Superstation, Baseball Cards Went Hand in Hand

Dale Murphy 1981 Topps

The arrival of cable TV turned a lot of people into Atlanta Braves fans. One blogger remembers the revolution–and the part that baseball cards played in developing his affection for a new powerhouse.

Shinder’s Massive Inventory Sold at Auction

Shinders

The place where thousands of Upper Midwesterners bought their sports cards over the years is liquidated.

REA Tallies Auction Data

Late 1920s Lou Gehrig bat

The dust has settled and Robert Edward Auctions assesses the state of the vintage baseball card and memorabilia market following its annual catalog event.

Concern Over Ernie Harwell’s Collection

Ernie Harwell

Budget problems have separated Ernie Harwell’s collection from its curator not long after the Detroit Public Museum took charge of the memorabilia the late broadcaster wanted to share with fans.

Bryce Harper’s First Card Coming

Bryce Harper 2011 Topps Pro Debut

Teen sensation Bryce Harper will make his Topps debut in about two months.

Editor’s Blog: First Pack of Cards, Topps TV Special

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SI.com’s always entertaining Steve Rushin takes his two-year-old son to the store to pick out his first pack of cards while MLB Network and Topps join forces for a one-hour special. Plus an update on Pete Sampras’ missing memorabilia.

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.

Topps Delivers 1952 Mantle to Winner

Mark Davis

Topps wasn’t cheap when it came to awarding at least one of the 1952 Topps Mantle cards as part of its Million Card Giveaway promotion.

T206 Obsession Can Test Domestic Bliss

T206 Mathewson

Discovering the T206 set brought joy and angst to one collector’s house.

Giant Victory for Bay Area Card Shops

San Francisco Giants fans are making it a happy holiday season indeed for sports card shops in the area.

Topps Pro Debut Series II Review

Topps Pro Debut Series II box

Topps makes us dig out our copies of Baseball America as it serves up its Pro Debut 2nd Series, a set full of future stars…and minor league footnotes.

2010 Topps Chrome Wrapper Redemption Program

2010 Topps Chrome pack

Topps is offering a special set of rookies and Hall of Famers as part of a 2010 Topps Chrome wrapper redemption program. For every 24 hobby box wrappers of 2010 Topps Chrome Baseball  sent to the company, collectors will receive an exclusive three card pack of  Chrome Rookies and Legends variation cards. In addition, one […]

Coming Soon: Hall of Fame’s Collection On Your Computer

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The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum strikes a deal with a company that will digitize its massive archive of baseball history.

Topps Releases 2011 Card Design

2011 Topps Pujols

Topps offers a one-card sneak peek at its 2011 baseball issue.

Maz Man: Retired Teacher Turns Room into Shrine

It doesn’t take long to figure out who Chuck Bogorae’s favorite player is.

2010 Topps Finest Rookie Checklist Now Complete

2010 Topps Finest #10 Ryan Kalish

Topps has added the final two pieces to its annual Finest Rookie Redemption puzzle.

Shop Owner Plays to What’s Popular

One Michigan hobby shop owner has moved to a larger mall space thanks to interest from the gamers.