Panini Giving Away Stanley Cup

…well, not the actual Cup. But it does have championship provenance.

Cards to Kids is Teen’s Charitable Passion

John Makowiec is doing big things with his extra sports cards. He’s hoping others will join him in the effort.

2011-12 Upper Deck Victory Hockey Released

Rookie cards of top prospects Cody Hodgson, Joe Colborne, Jonathan Blum and Matt Frattin are part of the 250-card set aimed at the budget-minded and younger crowd while providing some hockey card roster depth.

National Notes: Monday

We’ve got the show hours, what one auction company is bringing to whet your appetite for fall and Panini details its wrapper redemption program.

Gretzky Rookie Cards Are Focus of New Website

One of the hobby’s most iconic cards and the early career of the man who appears on it play out in a new online venture.

In The Game Announces National VIP Program

Canada-based In The Game is coming to Chicago with some special cards in tow.

Editor’s Blog: Vintage Hockey Theft Solved, National Guests, Autograph Specials

Cops say they’ve got their Parkhurst hockey thief. One online card dealer is doing a bang-up business. We’ve got word of some free autographs from former Cub stalwarts at the National and a big online retailer is ready to hook you up with 10% off.

Game Worn Hockey Specialist Byron Hopes for Rebound

From low end to high end, Milt Byron, a retired police detective, has been buying and selling game-worn hockey memorabilia for parts of four decades.

Ovechkin Will Return to In The Game

One of hockey’s biggest stars is returning to In The Game this fall.

Orr Jersey an Attraction at Summit Show

Seldom does a piece of memorabilia become a card show’s star attraction, but this one comes with quite a story.

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

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

Historic Howe Puck Won’t Be Sold

Descendants of a couple who received a big time gift from an NHL legend resist the urge to cash in.

2010-11 In The Game Between the Pipes Review

A look at ITG’s latest goalie-centered hockey card set.

Gretzky’s Record-Setting Puck Brings $57,419

The shot that made the Great One the Highest Scoring One turned into a pretty pricey puck.

Leafs Collection Big Enough to Win Contest

Hockey fanatic Kevin Gassien’s collection takes up not one, but two rooms…and was impressive enough to win a contest.

2011 Panini Crown Royale Hockey Review

Pacific Trading Cards lives on through Panini’s Crowne Royale brand.

Before the Miracle: Herb Brooks 1970 Team USA Jersey

A vintage Team USA jersey worn by a man who’d help us make hockey history has emerged.

Historic Gretzky Puck Forgotten…But No More

The puck that made Wayne Gretzky the NHL’s all-time scoring leader was tucked away for years until the man who originally safeguarded it, brought it to market.

The Market for Medals

A well-known athlete from the 1968 Summer Olympics hopes to turn his gold medals into classrooms…but the asking price doesn’t match the market.

Save! Olympic Net Headed to Hockey Hall Instead

The net that gave Canada a thrilling gold medal victory in the 2010 Olympic games isn’t going on the auction block after all.