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Baseball Memorabilia: 25 Cool Ways to Collect

World Series program 1906

Looking for a collecting focus? A new focus? We’ve got your focus right here, pal.

Autograph Signers Announced for NSCC

Baltimore Convention Center

The initial list of autograph signers for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is out, with a collection of Baseball Hall of Famers leading the way.

Winning Super Bowl MVP Doesn’t Guarantee Collectible Value

Santonio Holmes autograph rookie card

When it comes to Super Bowl MVP voting, it’s one brick in a larger body of work that determines long term value among sports collectors.

Topps Adds Autographs to Bowman Line

Bowman logo

Topps updates its Bowman autograph checklist for upcoming baseball card products.

Baseball Card Lots Often Provide Big Bang for Buck

Baseball card lot mixed years

It’s an easy way for people to sell off their extras or create some space in the house. Buying baseball cards by the lot can also be a huge opportunity.

Topps Adds Hall of Famer Relics to Tier One Baseball

2011 Topps Tier One Baseball Base Koufax

Out with the new and in with the old for Topps, which hopes adding some legendary relics will boost sales when the product arrives this fall.

2011 MLB Draft Picks Added to Bowman Set

Bryce Harper autographed card

Topps now has 20 players under contract for its 2011 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects set, but has yet to land three of the top 10.

Buying Vintage Sports Cards Offers Options

National Sports Collectors show

Dealers have to come ready to meet a variety of collectors at a big show and collectors have to be ready to move on what’s not likely to be there the next time around.

2011 Topps Tier One Baseball Will Debut in November

2011 Topps Tier One  Baseball Dual  Autos Longoria Schmidt

Topps is promising on card autographs galore as it prepares for yet another new product release this fall.

Editor’s Blog: Schilling’s Stuff, Hall of Famers Return to Cooperstown, NFL Gamers

AS Game

Schilling talks auction, the Cooperstown guest list for autograph hounds and a look at one of the hobby’s hottest niches.

Old Shop Back in Business

Joe Saldivar

How can the 19th largest city in America not have even one baseball card shop? That’s what one long-time dealer couldn’t stand.

A Tale of Two Sports Card Businesses

card shop

Two sports card businesses in the same geographic area both find success; one online…the other clinging to the brick-and-mortar method.

Dealing with Baseball Card Dealers: The Art of Haggling

sports card show tables

How to make sure you get the biggest bang for your collecting buck.

1957 World Series Signed Baseballs Fall From Ceiling

Signed baseballs

…and you wonder why we write about the hobby every day.

Got Stuff? eBay Offering Nickel Listing Day Today

ebay

Got stuff to sell? Used your 50 freebies? Today might be the day to get busy.

Editor’s Blog: 1937 Wheaties Discovery, Iconic 80s and 90s Cards

1937 Wheaties - Series 14 Feller

Two new additions to the 1937 Wheaties set are discovered while modern bloggers compare notes in some entertaining posts.

Editor’s Blog: PSA Opening East Coast Office

PSA

A tease from PSA’s future plans, baseball’s most marketable players and more midweek tidbits.

Most Popular Baseball Jerseys Include Jeter, Halladay

Derek Jeter signed jersey

MLB’s list of the top ten most popular jerseys include players on seven different clubs. Does it match the list of popular cards?

Top 10 Vintage Bowman Baseball Cards

Bobby Thomson 1951 Bowman

Topps released its top 60 baseball cards of all-time this week. Bowman’s short run in the card universe deserves a little love, too.

Better Late Than Never: The Topps Football Season

Topps

With the NFL campaign now down to its final two, it’s a good time to look back at what Topps has done after regaining its trading card license.