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Editor’s Blog: News and Notes

Editors Blog

A bountiful collection of stories and hobby news rounded up in one neat little package.

Editor’s Blog: Jeremy Lin Merchandise Keeps Sellers Busy as Linsanity Grows

Lin game winning shot

The Jeremy Lin NBA story is driving fans wild and retailers are putting fresh material up within minutes of his latest heroics. He could help drive basketball card sales worldwide.

Editor’s Blog: Cypres Museum, Stolen Footballs, Our New Apps

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A columnist’s view of the Sports Museum of Los Angeles, stolen autographs, some final game hypothesis, our new smartphone apps and a Twitter milestone.

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.

Editor’s Blog: News and Notes from the Courts to the Cops

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A delay in court proceedings involving two jersey dealers charged with fraud, a theft in Georgia, and a happy ending for some stolen stuff.

Editor’s Blog: Dr. J Part II, Cabinet Full ‘O Cards, Your 1970 Topps Memories

1983 NBA All Star uniform Julius Erving

Big money for Dr. J’s All-Star rings and ’83 All Star jersey, a file cabinet full of Topps boxes found at Walmart and we need your 1970 Topps input.

Editor’s Blog: Expensive Shoes, Growing Company, Signed Sets Sell, Topps in India

LeBron James game worn shoes

Upper Deck says it has sold the shoes LeBron James wore in his first game back in Cleveland as a member of the Miami Heat.  The game took place nearly a year ago and Upper Deck had James sign them.  They were offered as part of Upper Deck Authenticated’s Suite One-of-One program where super high-end […]

Editor’s Blog: DiMaggio Jersey Sells for $250K+, Kid Gets Forked Over Mantle Card, Beckett Graded Card Guide Coming

Joe DiMaggio Yankee jersey

A late 1940s Joe DiMaggio jersey sells at auction, while one kid stabs another with a kitchen utensil over a Mickey Mantle card and Beckett is preparing a new price guide.

Editor’s Blog: Where Did Those Fake Jerseys Go?

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So what really happened to the faux game jerseys federal agents say were sold to at least one card company? We’ve also got a quick note about two Thanksgiving weekend shows and some special deals you might want to check out.

Editor’s Blog: Promote Your Black Friday Event Free; Penny Listings

1957 Topps Guild cello pack

It’s penny auction listing day at eBay…we’ve got a free plus for your Black Friday events and a look at an old Topps cello pack.

Editor’s Blog: Gehrig Bat, Yankee Stuff, Tainted Ring

Bing Russell Lou Gehrig game bat

One of Lou Gehrig’s last bats is off to a strong start at auction while modern day Yankee memorabilia goes on the block and Jerry Sandusky’s ring goes up on eBay…briefly.

Editor’s Blog: Rescued from the Trash, Diamond Giveaway, 1950s Coolness

NFL charter Baltimore Colts 1953

Wanna buy the Baltimore Colts’ original NFL charter? Topps adds more diamonds to the Diamond Giveaway and a ’50s kid’s card collection.

Ruth Rookie Card, Fake Packs, NFL Auction…or Not

Topps 1957 5c Display Box & Wax Packs

This edition of the Editor’s Blog has a big sale to report, a report on fake unopened packs, a look at a cool old box and more.

Editor’s Blog: 1952 Drug Store Scene, Florida Collector, 9/11 Jerseys

B&W Market with card vending machine & Topps Sign

A moment in time that’ll warm the hearts of vintage card collectors, a profile of a Florida super fan and a California woman’s unique 9/11 fundraising project.

Editor’s Blog: Guilty Plea; House of Cards; Shop Opening Advice

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A follow up on the story of the health care company worker accused of stealing big bucks from her employer and buying a lot of cards; buy my house and you can have my cards and some tips for shop owner wannabes.

Editor’s Blog: Hosmer Autos in Chrome, Aaron PRIME Redemption, Stolen Goods

Topps Prime 9 Aaron

Topps product updates and a NorCal burglary nets baseball cards and a baseball signed by (we think) a Hall of Famer.

Video from NSCC Day One

Chicago 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention

Day one of the hobby’s 32nd annual national gathering.

Editor’s Blog: Harry and Larry, Former Times Writer Rips NY Post Over Halper, Jeter Foul Ball

Larry Woodall, Fred Haney, Harry Heilmann, Ty Cobb

An undiscovered error, more on Barry Halper and other auction notes in today’s Editor’s Blog.

Editor’s Blog: Halper’s Son Speaks, X-Rated Photo Buy, Heisman Ring, The National…and More

Barry Halper

Barry Halper’s son responds to criticism leveled at his father’s collection while we round the bases with a collection of stories to get you through the weekend.

Editor’s Blog: Sports Collector Classifieds, Chicago Family Feud, Etc.

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A new classified ad website debuts, Moe Drabowsky’s memorabilia is consigned to auction and the latest on the family feud over a huge collection of valuable autographed baseballs.