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Editor’s Blog: State of the Hobby as a New Year Begins

Strongsville show

A look at what feels right–and what needs attention as a new sports collecting year begins.

Ramblings: Sometimes, the Dealer is to Blame

Craig Ranch Card Show

Rich K says sometimes it’s understandable why collectors get frustrated with show dealers.

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.

PSA Registry Users Offered Selling Platform

Sale listing Collectors Corner PSA Registry

Those who use the PSA Set Registry can now sell their cards directly on Collectors Corner.

On the Road or at Home, Neshek a Dedicated Collector

Pat Neshek

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch features Pat Neshek, card collecting reliever for the Cards.

Perfect Collector Aims to Be Online Home for Your Cards and Memorabilia

Perfect Collector booth at National Sports Collectors Convention

Perfect Collector has just launched a website that offers the opportunity to store images of your collection, buy, sell, trade and communicate with others.

Vintage Rookie Cards Still the Gold Standard

Staubach-Marino rookie cards

In the 1970s, you rarely heard the team. Now, vintage rookie cards drive the market. What’s the psychology behind the collection?

Mike Piazza Marlins Cards a Fixation for Dueling Collectors

Mike Piazza Marlins card

A future Hall of Famer suiting up for a team for five days before being traded again? Two guys who collect Mike Piazza Marlins cards know their collections are a little unusual.

eBay Debuts Setify; New Site Aimed at Collectors and Collections


It’s not ready for sports collectors yet and the whole concept is still in beta testing, but eBay is launching something called Setify, which it says can be used to create and share collections online. It’s the latest in a string of moves this year aimed at reaching out to collectors, including the current free […]

Five Essential Tools for Autograph Collectors

Anthony Davis-autograph collector Matt Raymond

Collectors who want to track down athletes and celebrities for autographs had best come prepared. We’ve got tips from a veteran collector.

Vintage Card Giveaways Help Inaugurate New St. Louis Area Show

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 1

Some collectors at this weekend’s All-American Sports Collectors Show walked away with some well-loved, but still valuable door prizes as the three-day event tried to stake its claim as a yearly event.

Gallery of Awful Autographs

Lawrence Timmons auto

Players might be able to write you a note explaining why they’re giving autographs a bad name…but you wouldn’t be able to read it.

Not Guilty Verdict Creates Mini Rush on Clemens Rookie Cards

1984 Fleer Update Roger Clemens rookie card

One monkey is off the back of one of the greatest pitchers of all-time and the once quiet Roger Clemens rookie cards have been making waves.

RG3 Among Guests at TriStar Houston Show

TriStar sports card show Houston

It’s a chance to get some autographs from past and present stars and roam the aisles looking for goodies at the TriStar Houston collectors show.

National Notes: Monday

nscc logo

We’ve got the show hours, what one auction company is bringing to whet your appetite for fall and Panini details its wrapper redemption program.

How This Year’s NFL Rookie Cards Are Driving Sales

2010 Topps Platinum Sam Bradford auto

A strong rookie class and better odds of pulling one of their cards have resulted in solid sales of 2010 football cards.

Tebow Rookie Cards Still Move Despite Lack of PT

Tebow rookie card

He has more rookie cards than minutes played so far this season, but Tim Tebow has still driven sales in his two home areas.

Big League Players Are Collectors Too

Many know they could be out of The Show at any time so they make sure to score keepsakes from their colleagues.