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Baseball Memorabilia: 25 Cool Ways to Collect

World Series program 1906

Looking for a collecting focus? A new focus? We’ve got your focus right here, pal.

Investing in Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards

More than 60 years after he first put on a major league uniform, Mickey Mantle remains the hottest baseball card property. Which of #7′s cards are undervalued?

2012 Topps Chrome Box Break

2012 Topps Chrome box

Rich Klein raps about the early days of a now familiar Topps product while unwrapping this year’s Chrome baseball.

What’s Hot in the Shop: Vintage Cards

Pete Rose 1969 Topps

New products are out, but vintage card collectors are on the prowl, too, sometimes hoping to turn raw into graded.

MLB.com Profiles Teenage Collector/Negro League Historian

Black Barons

Cam Perron’s work with not only finding former Negro League players, but reuniting them with old teammates AND securing overdue pensions, is catching the eye of Major League Baseball.

2012 Topps Baseball: Christmas or Craziness?

Topps Baseball 2012 box

For collectors, ‘Opening Day’ means ripping the first packs of the year’s first cards, when celebrity collectors blog, dealers bust mountains of cases and buyers and sellers test eBay’s servers.

2012 Topps Gold Rush Redemption Set Info

2012 Josh Hamilton Topps Gold Rush

Don’t throw those wrappers away. It’s the only way you can get 2012 Topps Gold Rush cards–but you’ll need several hundred to have a shot at a set.

Topps Series One Will Include Pujols, Reyes Short Prints

Albert Pujols 2012 Topps card 331

Topps has added a pair of short prints to its upcoming 2012 Series One set thanks to some graphic artistry.

Topps, Leaf No Longer Fighting Over Buy Back Images

Topps vs Leaf

Topps’ copyright claims against Leaf won’t be going to trial. The two card companies have agreed to a joint dismissal.

2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Preview

Albert Pujols Allen Ginter 2012

It’s still in the quirky mode of the original, but you’ll find more baseball content in 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball.

Crooks Take Dirty Laundry, Leave $17,000 Case of Baseball Cards

Unopened 1977 Topps baseball card case

Steve Hart loses his dirty clothes and IRS paperwork to thieves, who leave behind far more valuable cargo.

Five Legendary Baseball Autographs That Don’t Always Cost An Arm or Leg

Signed Ted Williams ball

Being patient has paid off for some buyers of Hall of Fame baseball autographs. Here are some sales that prove it.

Tipping Points in the Trading Card Industry

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein examines some of the modern trading card industry’s watershed moments.

2012 Topps Archives Baseball Information and Checklist

2012 Topps Archives Koufax auto

After a photo tease last week, Topps has released information about its upcoming resurrection of the Archives set. Chris Harris has the lowdown.

Hall’s World Series Exhibit Includes Multiple Game-Used Pieces

2011 World Series memorabilia

Some history-making game-used items are now in a 2011 World Series exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Rich’s Ramblings: Good, Bad and Ugly of Card Shops

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein’s visit to Barnes & Noble jogged the memory banks about card shops past and present.

Topps Opening Day Baseball: The Richard Nixon of Baseball Card Sets

Neftali Feliz 2012 Topps Opening Day

Topps has achieved peace with honor with its often ignored Opening Day baseball product, set to return in 2012.

1920 World Series Baseball an Unexpected Gift

1920 baseball

Putting Cleveland Indians memorabilia on display in his office turned out to be great advertising for a deputy who now owns a cool ball.

Blog: No Bids on Buckner Ball, Hall & Smithsonian Treasures

World Series baseball 1986 Buckner

No million dollar bid so far for the most famous error ball in modern baseball history; a look at the Hall’s World Series stash and a visit to a famous Babe Ruth card.

2012 Topps Heritage Baseball Promises Another Blast from the Past

Ryan Braun 2012 Topps Heritage

Topps offers a look at the next edition of its Heritage Baseball line, an ode to 1963.