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Bound for National Sports Collectors Convention? A Little Advice

Chicago 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention

Some tips for having a fun and productive time at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Director: Signs Point Toward Strong NSCC

NSCC entrance

In the first of a two-part interview, NSCC Director Mike Berkus discusses the first show in 1980, sales for this year and the new case break pavilion.

1971 Milk Duds Set Not a Dud With Collectors

Pete Rose 1971 Milk Duds

Misspellings and Chicago overload aside, the 1971 Milk Duds baseball card set is packed with stars and just scarce enough to be interesting.

VIP Bags, Free Autographs and Plenty of Stuff to See

Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps PSA 10

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Editor’s Blog: The Stuff is Enough at the National

NSCC entrance

There will be more than 90 athletes past and present who get paid for showing up and scribbling autographs but the real stars of the National Sports Collectors Convention are out on the main floor of the convention center; the hundreds of vendors traveling from across the U.S. and Canada bringing sports history for sale […]

Thousands of Rare Sports Photos Now Available

Eddie Stanky

The photos span decades of history and chronicle the events, people and places that have shaped the sports world, each representing a unique moment in time.

1919 World Series Pin Shines Light on Daubert

1919 Cincinnati Reds World Series Championship Pin

A rare and historic piece of memorabilia is putting the focus on an underrated star.

Upper Deck Releases Be a Player Hockey Set

Be a Player Hockey Ovechkin

As the puck drops on the Stanley Cup Finals, Upper Deck squeezes out one more hockey set.

Upper Deck Releases MLS Card Set

Upper Deck Landon Donovan

Upper Deck is counting on a World Cup bounce to help push sales of its newest product.

Lacrosse Trading Cards are Upper Deck’s New Venture

Major League Lacrosse

Upper Deck Company has lost its big league baseball and football licenses but the company has found a new partner.

Cubs’ Castro Tabbed as Finest Redemption #3

Castro

Topps wastes little time putting the latest minor league call up into its 2010 Finest Redemption set.

Hobby Became Business for Chicago Dealer

What keeps one long-time sports card business ticking.

1927 Cubs Uniform: From Farm to Auction

Sparky Adams jersey

A 1927 Chicago Cubs jersey once worn by Sparky Adams sat in a Wisconsin farmhouse for decades before being consigned to the latest MEARS auction.

Vegas Trip Pulled from Topps Pack

Topps UFC triple autographed card pulled

Finding a triple autograph in a pack of UFC cards was worth more than just the card.

Q&A With Mint Condition Author Dave Jamieson

Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession

Author Dave Jamieson answers questions about his new book on the history of baseball cards–and those who had the biggest impact.

The Dawn of Baseball Cards

Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession

The first of a two-part excerpt from the new book, Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession, by Dave Jamieson.

Philly Show Brought Signers, New Dealers

philly show

Why organizers are encouraged about the future of one of the nation’s oldest card shows.

Rare Football Cards Top MLI’s Big Game Auction

Dozens of the most important football cards ever issued were sold over the weekend in Memory Lane’s first-ever all-football event.

More Vintage Sports Photos About to Hit Market

Collector John Rogers has bought another major newspaper’s entire photo archive.

Michael Jordan Rookie Cards Now a Bargain?

He’s no longer playing, but is that any reason for the 1986-87 Fleer card to trade at its current level?