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Ramblings: Past Not Always Better

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The good old days of sports collecting were fun but Rich Klein says today’s collectors have it better in a lot of ways, too.

What’s Hot In The Shop: The Cup (is selling like) Hot Cakes

Martin Brodeur Property Of relic card

It’s not cheap but Mike says his collectors saved their money for Upper Deck The Cup Hockey. And no, he’s not going out of business.

eBay, Paypal to Split Into Separate Companies

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eBay will spin Paypal off and bring in a new chief in 2015.

Editor’s Blog: Wagner Reprint=Big News (Apparently)

Wagner fake

How a fake Honus Wagner card became national news.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Married to eBay

eBay Earnhardt car

Dale Earnhardt Jr. kicked an Amazon addiction to join eBay. He’s not only a collector, he’s got a sponsorship for his car and a charity deal, too.

John Miley Sports Broadcast Collection Offers Old Ballgames on CD

Miley Collection CD

The John Miley sports broadcast collection includes recordings from ballgames played from the 1930s on.

Autograph Authentication on Amazon and eBay: Where Does It Stand?


It is important to know the differences in what the two internet giants allow when it comes to the selling of autographed material. And it is essential to understand the similarities.

Early Reaction to 2013-14 Upper Deck Black Basketball

Legends Lustrous Michael Jordan

2013-14 Upper Deck Black Basketball is back as a stand-alone product with the newly-released boxes promising six autographs of guys in their college gear.

Narrow Escape: Vintage Cards Being Sold to Aid Flood Victims

Floodwaters Parkhurst cards

A retired Canadian man’s childhood collection of 1951-62 Parkhurst hockey cards is being sold after a devastating flood took nearly everything else.

Rich Klein: Beckett Business Solutions Aims to Aid Collector, Shop Owner

Rob Veres

Beckett Business Solutions will launch early next year, aimed at uniting dealers around the country to help collectors find what they’re looking for. Not much is known yet but they’ve brought a hobby veteran on board to help steer.

8 Great Ways to Be a Smarter Collector

Vintage Baseball Cards

Some things to keep in mind so your collection can grow up straight and tall.

eBay Policy Changes Produce Sterling Results for Smaller Auction House

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Lee Behrens of Sterling Sports Auctions says rising costs for eBay sellers have helped his company grow.

Baseball Memorabilia: 25 Cool Ways to Collect

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A list of the coolest sports cards and collectibles that don’t all cost an arm and a leg.

Operation Bullpen: The Case That Has Never Gone Away

Book Operation Bullpen

Fake autographs produced by the notorious Operation Bullpen conspiracy still plague the collecting hobby years after the FBI brought the ring down. In the first of a 5-part series, author Kevin Nelson recaps the case and begins to reveal some of the photos you’ve probably never seen.

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 […]

Top 10 Selling Vintage Card Listings Last 7 Days


A look at last week’s top selling vintage baseball cards on eBay. Would you believe…Sam Zoldak?

Robert Griffin III Rookie Cards Light Up eBay

Robert Griffin Finest Pulsar auto

Dealers willing to cash in early migrated to eBay Sunday, where hundreds of Robert Griffin III rookie cards were being bought and sold.

Buying and Selling Outlets for Sports Card Collectors

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eBay is the online king for buying and selling sports cards but some other services are getting into the game or already making their mark.

eBay to Offer Free Listings For 4 Months

eBay free listings promotion

Got stuff? eBay wants to help you sell it–free–for the rest of the year.

Feds Nail SoCal Man in Fake Babe Ruth Glove Scheme


A southern California man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to buying an old glove on eBay and turning it into a Babe Ruth relic.