Texas Store a Sports Card Shop Success Story

Patience, enthusiasm, a little luck…and just being nice to people can turn a part-time venture into a full-time love affair in the sports card shop business.

Editor’s Blog: Investing in Cards, PSA Plans, What the Puck?

A pair of giveaways from PSA at the National. They’re still playing ‘Where’s That Championship Puck’ in Chicago and one media outlet digs into into the baseball cad investment angle. It’s all in the blog.

1982 Donruss Box Break Yields Pleasant Surprise

Box buster Rich Klein takes a detour to the Reagan years, thanks to some message board and finds that bad collation can sometimes be a good thing.

Trading Card Companies, Leagues Adjust to Evolving Market

New technologies and a shrinking market have trading card partners zigging and zagging to lure buyers.

Gaming Helps San Diego Area Shops Survive

Long-time shops in northern San Diego County have outlasted their competitors, but making money is still a challenge.

SCP Will Begin Monthly Auctions

Starting next Monday, collectors will have another outlet for buying at auction.

Topps Prime Nine Promo Offers Cards, World Series Trip

2011 Topps Series Two boxes will contain random insert ‘Player of the Week’ redemptions good for hobby shop exclusive cards.

Missing Those Baseball Card Cartoons

Stats AND player-specific cartoons the back of baseball cards? Now those were the days. ESPN’s Jim Caple waxes nostalgic…with a new twist.

TTM Autograph Arrives…20 Years Later

You could graduate from high school and college, get married and run a business while waiting for a former big leaguer to return your baseball card.

Unopened Baseball Cards: True Test of Willpower, Patience

The iconic pack is still the foundation of collecting. To open or not open…that is the question.

Editor’s Blog: Legal Bills, Smash ‘n Grab, Snip ‘n Swap

A collection of…unusual…stories from the wide world of sports memorabilia.

Stolen Mantle Ball, Namath Haul, Bullish on CU

The Editor’s Blog tracks a stolen Mickey Mantle signed baseball, gets the goods on a good deed and a big thumbs up from a stock analyst for the parent company of PSA and PSA DNA.

1938 Lou Gehrig Jersey Tops REA Auction

A jersey worn by Lou Gehrig…potentially the one he wore when he took himself out of the lineup after 2130 games..was the top seller in Robert Edward Auctions’ 2011 event, but it’s also safe to say the vintage card market is alive and well.

Former SGC Grading Director Joins Heritage

Heritage Auctions has added Derek Grady to its sports auction staff.

Vintage Baseball Card Find Began on Roadshow

One of the hobby’s most intriguing finds was born when the owner took them to the Antiques Roadshow.

2011 Topps Notes: Football Upgrades, Gypsy Queen Auto Shortage

Rookie patches will join the pair of autographed cards inside Topps’ base brand hobby boxes this summer while the company promises it’ll honor the two autograph guarantee in Gypsy Queen baseball.

2011 Topps Chrome Preview

Topps Chrome returns for another late-summer engagement.

Upper Deck’s New Distribution Policy Irks Some

Upper Deck defends its decision to shun internet-only retailers while one of the giants punches back.

Nods to Past Fortify Topps Heritage Popularity

Breaking a hobby box of 2011 Topps Heritage reveals more of what makes the brand such a hit with die-hard collectors, according to Rich Klein.

1952 Topps Mantle Brings $18,700 on eBay

A consignor looking to build business interests consigns a pocket of some classic cards including a sharp mid-grade Mantle.