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.
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.
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.
New technologies and a shrinking market have trading card partners zigging and zagging to lure buyers.
Long-time shops in northern San Diego County have outlasted their competitors, but making money is still a challenge.
Starting next Monday, collectors will have another outlet for buying at auction.
2011 Topps Series Two boxes will contain random insert ‘Player of the Week’ redemptions good for hobby shop exclusive cards.
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.
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.
The iconic pack is still the foundation of collecting. To open or not open…that is the question.
A collection of…unusual…stories from the wide world of sports memorabilia.
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.
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.
Heritage Auctions has added Derek Grady to its sports auction staff.
One of the hobby’s most intriguing finds was born when the owner took them to the Antiques Roadshow.
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.
Topps Chrome returns for another late-summer engagement.
Upper Deck defends its decision to shun internet-only retailers while one of the giants punches back.
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.
A consignor looking to build business interests consigns a pocket of some classic cards including a sharp mid-grade Mantle.