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2012 Topps Prime 9 Program Opens with Willie Mays

Willie Mays Prime 9 Topps 2012

Pull redemption card #1 from the 2012 Topps Prime 9 promotion? Take it to your local hobby shop and exchange it for a Willie Mays.

Ramblings: Will 1099 Forms from Paypal Lead to Card Show Comeback?

1099

Anyone who sells a sizable volume of cards or memorabilia on eBay is getting a 1099 form from the government through Paypal.

Super Bowl 46 Program is 246 Pages

Program Super Bowl XLVI

The NFL and its publisher continue the long-running series of game day publications for the Super Bowl… and we’ve got a look at the first 10 game programs too.

Wagner Card Drawing Attention as Alternative Investment

Dreier Collection T206 Wagner PSA 4

A Wall Street blogger talks Wagner.

What’s Hot in the Shop: Football, Hoops

Cam Newton auto

What’s hot in sports card shops? Football remains king, but new products are on the way and there’s a buzz around the impending arrival of Kyrie Irving cards.

2011 Bowman Sterling Football a Popular Product on eBay

2011 Bowman Sterling

A late season football product resulted in thousands of eBay listings. And most of the 2011 Bowman Sterling Football listings found a buyer.

Who Are eBay’s Biggest Sports Card Sellers?

Bobby Layne 1958 Topps

Selling sports cards on eBay means volume, volume, and more volume for eBay’s biggest sports card dealers…but the most successful sellers start ‘em low and let ‘em go.

Editor’s Blog: 15 Years and 738,395 Memorabilia Cards

Press Pass Jeff Gordon tire

Looking to collect every memorabilia card ever made? You’ll need a mighty big checklist. But recent developments make one wonder about the origin of some.

Boughner Has Mixed Feelings About Enforcers Set

Enforcers signed

Canadian media continues to be interested in an upcoming series of hockey cards. Former NHL player Bob Boughner is interviewed as a featured play on In The Game’s controversial set of ‘Enforcers’.

Watch With eBay Puts TV, Auctions in Your Lap

Watch with eBay

There’s no telling how many times we’ve been watching something on TV and had it trigger the urge to check out something related on eBay. A breakout performance by a certain player might have us ready to make a move on his rookie card. A clip from an old championship game might have us wanting […]

Rare Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin to be Sold by Memory Lane

Tobacco Tin Ty Cobb brand

A rare century-old Ty Cobb brand tobacco tin is going back on the auction block after a short dalliance with eBay.

eBay Expanding Completed Search Function

ebay

eBay is taking a hard look at allowing buyers and sellers to go further back in time to look at sales…and the Mookie Ball goes unsold.

Halo Hunters Seek Autos Behind “The Fence”

autograph hunter

The Orange County Register talks with a group of die-hard autograph hunters outside the players’ lot in Anaheim.

Roger Maris Both Prominent and Scarce in Cooperstown

Maris auto

You won’t find a Roger Maris plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame. He’s never been inducted. But you’ll find a special exhibit on the 50th anniversary of his record-breaking year. Finding Maris memorabilia at Cooperstown shops isn’t quite as easy.

eBay Offers 150 Free Listings Today; Adds Longer Titles

ebay

How fast can you type? eBay is going above the normal 50 free today…and they’re allowing longer titles to try and get more bids for y ou.

Dealing with Baseball Card Dealers: The Art of Haggling

sports card show tables

How to make sure you get the biggest bang for your collecting buck.

Ellen Hosting NBA Memorabilia Auction

NBA memorabilia

A pile of NBA memorabilia send to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will be sold in a special eBay auction to benefit tornado victims.

Got Stuff? eBay Offering Nickel Listing Day Today

ebay

Got stuff to sell? Used your 50 freebies? Today might be the day to get busy.

eBay’s New Search Preview Experience Speeds Up Product Searches

eBay Search Preview

eBay’s new preview pane lets you see large photos, and key item and purchase details directly on search results pages.

Autograph Grading: Does the Number Matter?

Signed Mickey Mantle photograph PSA 10

The 1-10 scale that’s become such a huge part of sports card grading is a little harder to analyze in the world of autographs.