Authenticating Autographs: The Basics

It’s an inexact science and there are plenty of factors but here’s a quick guide about what those in the know typically look for.

Unlicensed Items Land PA Dealer in Prison

If you think pro sports leagues and the U.S. government don’t really care that much about you selling knock-off goods…

Unraveling Photo Mystery Fun Part of Curator’s Job

When you think of the Baseball Hall of Fame, you usually think about milestone baseballs, jerseys and bats.  Something someone used to do something great. There’s a lot more to Cooperstown that game-used gear, though. The Hall has oodles of memorabilia that you won’t see because there just isn’t enough room to put it all […]

Ruth Card Part of New Charges Against Florida Man

A slew of new charges have been filed against a Florida man who ransacked the home of a collector and sold his good stuff on eBay.

Florida Man Charged Over Phantom Signed Baseball

Sheriff’s deputies say Kenneth Lane sold a ball signed by a catcher–and a mobster. One he didn’t have.

Inside the New MEARS Research and Auction Center

Moving to a larger facility has given MEARS the opportunity to spread its wings and plan for the future.

Billings, Montana: Signed Babe Ruth Ball Hotbed

The Babe’s visit to Montana just months before his death has produced yet another autographed ball and enough memorabilia for one auction company to pay a visit.

Kasaoka Joins Baseball Card Exchange

One of the hobby’s long distance specialists has changed jobs.

Radio host, collector dies suddenly

Long-time collector Geoff Sindelar, a sports talk host in Cleveland, died suddenly last week.

Collectors Abroad: Web, Shows Forge Friendships

Living in Germany and being a card collector is a lot easier thanks to the efforts of a group that provides an online gathering place and even a long history of card shows.

MeiGray, USA Hockey Forge Jersey Deal

Jerseys from the Vancouver Olympic Games are among the first being sold as part of a new agreement between MeiGray and USA Hockey.