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Notes: 1880s Cabinet Card Discovered; Big $ for Trout; Spring Training ‘Graphs

A Michigan woman discovers a rare card featuring her great-great grandfather, a modern card bidding frenzy and a couple of stories on collectors and autographs.

Topps Sticker Set Marks 35th Year Since Debut

A kid-friendly product returns with the 2016 Topps Stickers set. A look at this year’s product and the final checklist.

Collectors Vote Mike Trout as Card No. 1 in 2016 Set

After an online vote, card number 1 in the 2016 Topps set will showcase baseball’s best player showcasing his defense.

Five Finalists for Topps Card No. 1

The first round of voting is over and collectors will now decide who’s on the first card in next year’s set from a list of five finalists.

Hottest Mike Trout Cards on eBay

An All-Star MVP at 22? That’s rare air. We’ve got a live look at the hottest Mike Trout cards on the open market right now.

Notebook: Signatures for Soldiers Passes $5K as Players Step Up

One collector’s charitable autograph effort grows, a hobby name on the move, Wade Boggs checks in on a signed ball and a 1/1 Trout card draws big bids.

Movers and Shakers: The Pit Tracks Value Trends for Current Player Cards

We get the first in an ongoing series of the current baseball card market through The Pit’s 25 most valuable cards and a total market index.

Goldin Auctions Summer Events Net $4.4 Million in Sales

Andre Dawson’s 1987 MVP award and a 1932 Babe Ruth cap were among the headliners in the second half of a two-part event.

2015 Topps Baseball Factory Sets Offer Five-Card Bonus

Three different versions of the 2015 Topps Factory sets offer exclusive cards including a retail set that features five rookie card variations.

Ramblings: Mistakes, I’ve Made a Few

Impatience is often at the heart of poor decisions when it comes to selling cards. But too much patience isn’t good either.

Notes: Ferrell and NSCC Autos; Posey Talks Cards; Trout’s Gift

Will Ferrell’s 2015 Topps Archives are hot, Buster Posey is the face of Series 2, the NSCC’s free autograph guests, a must-see video, boxing show…and more.

Topps Opening Day Box Break Still Fun

Topps Opening Day 2015 offers a box breaking experience old school collectors appreciate but still maintains a kid-friendly approach.

Trout Joins ‘Most Dangerous Autographs’ List

Mike Trout joins Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and other sports stars whose frequently forged signatures are on PSA/DNA’s latest list.

Trout Signs New Endorsement Deal with Topps

His signature may not be a thing of beauty but it’s in demand and Topps now has Mike Trout’s name on an exclusive deal for its products and apps.

The Upside of the Modern Baseball Card

The leverage in the price of scarce, high-grade, limited print key cards of star players means that the market for the modern baseball card could change quickly.

Collectors Still Eating Up Trout

Mike Trout cards are popular everywhere these days, but throw Angels fans into the market mix and you’ve got a story worthy of the Orange County Register’s attention.

2012 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Review

They’re certainly affordable, but is this year’s 2012 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects worth the investment? Rich Klein tackles a box.

Tradition: Topps Names All Rookie Team

It started in the late 1950s and continues today with the announcement of the 2012 Topps All-Rookie team. So who’s getting the little trophies on their 2013 cards?

2012 Topps Triple Threads Image Preview

A look at some of the cards collectors will be pulling out of 2012 Topps Triple Threads Baseball.

Demand for Trout Autographs Helps Former Players Too

“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.