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Topps, Leaf Commit to Industry Summit

Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas

Topps aims to help retailers make money while Leaf is creating a special giveaway for attendees.

Three Guilty Pleas in Jersey Fraud Cases

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Three sports memorabilia dealers pleaded guilty in federal court to selling jerseys that weren’t what they were represented to be…but it’s clear the investigation into the industry isn’t over.

Rare Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin to be Sold by Memory Lane

Tobacco Tin Ty Cobb brand

A rare century-old Ty Cobb brand tobacco tin is going back on the auction block after a short dalliance with eBay.

FBI: Six Memorabilia Dealers Charged With Fraud Involving “Hundreds of Thousands” of Dollars

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Six sports memorabilia dealers are accused in similar but separate fraud schemes involving jerseys FBI agents say weren’t game worn.

DiMaggio Deal Aimed at Creating Brand

1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio

A new deal involving Joe DiMaggio’s estate will bring new products to the marketplace…but not all will be sports memorabilia-related.

Pittsburgh Hockey Auction Does Six Figures

LeMieux banner

The bits and pieces of the Pittsburgh Penguins former life inside “The Igloo” found plenty of buyers.

Discount Sports Gifts a Big Seller This Week

Pete Rose signed photo

Dreams Inc., which runs several licensed sports products and autographed sports memorabilia operations, saw sales hit $1.5 million—on Monday alone.

Booted to the Hall: Kramer’s Shoe Comes Home

Jerry Kramer and Bart Starr

Rescued from a box of 1960s Packers hand-me-downs, a kicking shoe belonging to one of the team’s all-time greats now has a more hallowed place.

Memory Lane Adds Private Catalog Sales Program

Memory Lane

“Own it Now” offers fixed price/best offer opportunities for those who’d rather not risk selling high end items via auction.

How High Will 8.5 1952 Mantle Go?

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8.5

With higher grade examples all residing in private collections, the only PSA 8.5 will have plenty of fans this weekend.

Albany Shop Owners Keep Business Family Oriented

Gladys Dollar and Nicki Stephens

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

Collectors Universe Opens Paris Office

Collectors Universe

The parent company of PSA and PSA/DNA is setting up shop in Europe to serve its coin customers–and create new ones.

Stock Analyst Bullish on Dreams

With a low stock price and some new deals in place, one writer says the parent company of some sports memorabilia distributors is poised to grow.

Dreams Inc Strikes Deal with NBC Sports

Dreams Inc and NBC

The parent company of Mounted Memories is taking its autographs and fan gear to the peacock network’s sports website.

Mounted Memories Part of Dreams’ NBA Memorabilia Deal

Autograph dealer Mounted Memories is now part of DREAMS Inc’s marketing agreement with the NBA.

Deceased Son’s Collection Going for Good

A Colorado man and his son built a large collection of sports cards and memorabilia. Now, it’s all being sold to help young people stay on the right path.

Revenue Up, Losses Down for Dreams Inc

Publicly-traded purveyor of sports memorabilia and fan products Dreams, Inc. is hoping to battle its way out of the loss column.