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Demand for Trout Autographs Helps Former Players Too

2009 orange refractor auto Mike Trout

“The demand for his autograph literally went from zero to astronomical,” says the man in charge of Major League Alumni Marketing. The group of current and former players share in memorabilia and autograph revenue.

MLB Properties Suing Upper Deck Over Overdue Settlement Payments

legal scales

Major League Baseball Properties says Upper Deck hasn’t finished paying a $3 million debt.

NBA All-Star Programs Can Be Valuable

1952 NBA All-Star program

A link to a look at NBA All-Star programs, which offer two things collectors like: potential for growth, worldwide appeal and an element of scarcity.

Cardinals’ Museum Website Showcases Team’s History

Autographed Cardinals ball

There’s no physical location yet, but the St. Louis Cardinals Museum is online with a brand new website full of memorabilia.

Gold Ticket Redemptions Part of Topps’ 2012 Promo Push

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Topps Gold Ticket Redemptions will be scarce, but they’ll be good for a triple signed baseball from three big names.

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.

Red Sox to Highlight Fenway Artifacts in 100th Anniversary Celebration

courtesy Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox will go all out for the Fenway Park 100th anniversary celebration, with ballpark artifacts playing a big role.

1959 Game Worn Killebrew Jersey Up for Bid

Game worn Harmon Killebrew jersey

A 52-year-old Washington Senators jersey donned by Harmon Killebrew is on the auction block.

World Series Programs Still Popular

2011 World Series program

From scorecards to local and historic flavor to a slick package of feature stories and mountains of ads, World Series programs have quite a history.

Panini America Will Produce Baseball Cards

Josh Hamilton Panini baseball card

Major League Baseball Players and Panini have come to terms on a deal that will result in more new baseball card products.

Upper Deck Company Lays Off Five

Upper Deck Company

The latest round of layoffs includes public relations manager Terry Melia.

Authenticators, Yankees Ready for Jeter’s 3000th

Derek Jeter game used bat

Derek Jeter’s quest to become the first Yankee with 3,000 hits is almost done…but the selling has just begun.

FBI Won’t Pursue Missing Puck; Not Fans of COA

FBI

Some serious talk about the missing Stanley Cup-winning puck in Chicago, including some bits of knowledge on all things memorabilia from the agency investigating the hobby.

Report: Samuels Had Hidden Valuable Stash of Mets Memorabilia

Mets

A collection of game-worn and signed Mets memorabilia, dating back to the 1986 World Series championship team, has been seized during an investigation of former clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels according to the New York Daily News.

2011 Topps Baseball Series One Box Break

2011 Topps baseball packs

Our box buster gets to work on the first baseball product of the new season.

MLB Authentication is Big Business

Authenticated-base

Big league games are now virtual authentication factories, with each item used between the lines treated as a commodity.

Earliest Known Willie Mays Pro Jersey Consigned to Auction

Willie Mays 1951 Minneapolis Millers jersey

Purchased for $50 at a Minnesota card show years ago, it gained fame on Antiques Roadshow. Now it’s out of a museum and into an upcoming auction.

Next Year’s Draft Picks in This Year’s Baseball Cards

Team USA Baseball Cards

Members of Team USA have pre-rookie cards in several Topps products.

T206 Wagner Proof Strip on Tour

The T206 proof strip featuring Honus Wagner and other goodies from the All-Star FanFest Auction is on a media tour and WPIX TV offers a little show and tell.

Strasburg Strikeout Ball: $20,010

Strasburg strikeout ball

The contents of what might have once been a rookie pitcher’s equipment bag sold for over $30,000 Tuesday night.