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Astros Authenticator Has Hand in Everything

Acosta

Mike Acosta isn’t old enough to remember when they were called the Houston Colt .45s, but he knows plenty about that era of Houston baseball history.  The Astros’ Authentication Manager wears a lot of hats in his job. He handles everything from making sure the team’s bobblehead giveaways look like the players they’re supposed to […]

Ramblings: Remembering H & H Hobbies

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein goes back to the 1980s where a New Jersey sports card shop was always buzzing.

Topps: Redemption Card Good for Pack, Not Set

Chrome

There’s an ‘error card’ inside 2011 Topps Chrome.

Hometown Favorite: Johnny Podres Collector

Podres

Johnny Podres is no longer around, but his hometown–and one collector in particular–have plenty to remember him by.

Attending NSCC is Big Investment for Companies

Chicago 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention

Skipping it is out of the question, but going to the National Sports Collectors Convention is a big undertaking.

Card Shop Owner a Hobby Lifer

Sports Card Dugout

Randy Fauth keeps Sports Dugout rolling along in one of America’s best baseball towns.

FBI Won’t Pursue Missing Puck; Not Fans of COA

FBI

Some serious talk about the missing Stanley Cup-winning puck in Chicago, including some bits of knowledge on all things memorabilia from the agency investigating the hobby.

Handling Negative eBay Feedback the Smart Way

ebay

Someone messing with your perfect (or near perfect) eBay score?

Nitschke Memorabilia on the Block

Game worn Nitschke jersey

Some items from the career of Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Nitschke enter the hobby after his son thins a large collection.

For the NASCAR Collector Who Has Everything…

Earnhardt hearse

We’re hoping this doesn’t turn into somebody’s race track partymobile. Would you believe the Dale Earnhardt hearse?

Montana Shop Burglarized

break in

Thieves broke into a Montana shop and stole several items worth thousands of dollars–but left behind some important items.

Early Dealers Were Advertising Pioneers

1970 Topps box

Sell baseball cards? You must be kidding.

What Happened to Ball That Ended Phillies’ Drought?

1980 World Series baseball

It may not be up there with a Babe Ruth home run ball or even Bill Mazeroski’s 1960 Series game-winner, but the whereabouts of the ball that put Philadelphia baseball back on the map are a big mystery.

Albany Shop Owners Keep Business Family Oriented

Gladys Dollar and Nicki Stephens

Two Georgia women have owned and operated a store for 20 years.

Strasburg Strikeout Ball: $20,010

Strasburg strikeout ball

The contents of what might have once been a rookie pitcher’s equipment bag sold for over $30,000 Tuesday night.

Thief Helps Cops Reunite Autographs with Owner

Tulsa police were impressed with some of the sports memorabilia stolen by a busy thief.

Strasburg Card Passes $16,000

2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor Strasburg

The 2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor card of Stephen Strasburg is now getting national media attention.

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TNT Tours the Lakers Shrine

Join NBA on TNT reporter Craig Sager as he takes a look inside the phenomenal collection of Lakers memorabilia owned by David Kohler.

Twins Fan Parlays Collection into Job

Clyde Doepner probably has the world’s largest collection of Minnesota Twins’ memorabilia. Now, he’s got a job with the team.