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Photo of the Day: Branch Rickey, Cardinals Manager

1921 Branch Rickey photograph

An original Branch Rickey news photo from 1921, shows the innovative Hall of Famer during his on field managerial tenure.

New Kid in Town: Jackie Robinson Joins UCLA Football Squad

1940 UCLA Football Jackie Robinson

He was more than just a baseball player. Our Photo of the Day shows Jackie Robinson in the early days of his legendary UCLA athletic career.

Vintage Photo of the Day: Jackie Robinson On Doorstep of History

1947 Dodgers spring training Jackie Robinson Panama

The Brooklyn Dodgers 1947 spring training was unlike any other and our Vintage Photo of the Day showcases Jackie Robinson, preparing to make history.

Photo of the Day: Jackie Robinson, UCLA Football Star

1940 Jackie Robinson UCLA football

This 1940 Jackie Robinson football photo from his UCLA days has him leaping over lineman at the start of a new season. His biggest hurdles were still several years away.

Robinson Bat, Jordan Items Pace $2.3 Million Auction

JRobinsonbat

A bat given to future civil rights activist Walter Blount Jr. in 1956 sold for over $162,000, leading a sale that also included some much discussed Michael Jordan college memorabilia.

T206 Wagner, Jackie Robinson Rookie Trophy Bring Combined $1 Million+

T206 Wagner PSA 2

A T206 Honus Wagner and Jackie Robinson’s original 1947 Rookie of the Year trophy were among the items sold by Lelands.

Jesse Owens Olympic Gold Medal Sells for Record $1.47 Million

Jesse Owens

A Jesse Owens Olympic Gold Medal from the 1936 Games in Germany sold for more than any Olympic item ever early Sunday. Other top lots included items froma private collection of Jackie Robinson memorabilia.

Goose Gossage, Warren Moon Selling Memorabilia

Yankees 1978 World Series ring Rich Gossage

Hall of Famers Goose Gossage and Warren Moon have consigned awards, trophies and other memorabilia to SCP Auctions. They’ll be on the block beginning later this month.

Childhood Treasure Coming to Auction: High Grade 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers Autographed Ball Has Quite a Story to Tell

Brooklyn Dodgers 1954 signed baseball

A young African-American boy’s trip to the east coast led him to the locker room of the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers where he was given something he cherished for decades. Now, that piece of baseball history is about to be sold.

The Memorabilia Market: Eye on the Future

1953 Mickey Mantle All Star Game Bat

In the fifth of a ten-part question and answer session, some auction house reps talk about what types of sports memorabilia have solid potential for growth.

One of Hobby’s Top 1952 Topps Sets Hits Market

Topps 1952 set

One of the hobby’s best known 1952 Topps baseball sets is up for bid, but depending on how bidding goes, it might be parted out.

USPS Play Ball! Book Includes Graig Kreindler Paintings

Lou_Gehrig_1939_May_2_Dugout

Non-collectors can buy something for you that you’ll actually like this holiday season. Or just buy it yourself. Artist Graig Kreindler’s amazing baseball paintings are featured in Play Ball!, a U.S. Postal Service Publication.

Signed Berra Photo Presented to Prez

Berra signed photo to President Obama

Tom Murro’s quest to pass along a photo signed to President Obama by Yogi Berra is complete.

Seeing Baseball History Through its Memorabilia

Baseball Hall of Fame

A former auction company executive will share her observations with fans via some rare and unique pieces of baseball history.

PSA Grades Autographs for New Packaged Product

Babe Ruth, 2010 Historic Autographs HOF

A new venture has put certified, cut autographs three to a box with every player a current or former All-Star.

Five Must-Have Baseball Cards from the 1940s

1941 Play Ball DiMaggio

World War II put a crimp on the available issues, but here are five cards every collector should consider buying even if the sets are beyond reach.

2010 Topps National Chicle Review

Topps National Chicle

Topps’ National Chicle baseball promises at least two signed cards per box.

2010 National Chicle Baseball Short Print List Revealed

2010 Natonal Chicle Baseball

Topps National Chicle short print list includes a Hall of Fame and rookie card roll call.

2010 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Review

Topps Pro Debut

Topps goes head first into minor league cards.

Topps Kicks off Million Card Giveaway

Cal Ripken Jr. made the round of the TV morning shows in New York, helping Topps promote its Million Card Giveaway.