News and Notes From In and Around the Hobby

An eBay seller shoots for the moon with Pat Tillman’s old spikes; the Cardinals are memorabilia collectors; the Brewers and Braun just say no, a 1992 Prince and Cecil Fielder ad for McDonald’s… and eBay is having a listing special.

Giants Named Topps Organization of the Year

Topps digs what the San Francisco Giants organization is doing.

MEARS Auction Salutes Fall Classic

Dozens of vintage bats, a 1929 Packers championship watch, and a wide variety of items from every sport are part of the current MEARS online auction.

2012 Topps Heritage Baseball Promises Another Blast from the Past

Topps offers a look at the next edition of its Heritage Baseball line, an ode to 1963.

Editor’s Blog: MEARS, Madec, Panini Tour

It’s a holiday weekend, but we’ve got a few tidbits to toss at you.

MEARS Auction Includes Sporting News Archive Photos

Over 700 images dating back decades are part of an auction now underway.

Pink Power: Hall’s Bat Stays in the Family

The special pink Louisville Slugger used by Bill Hall to win a game on Mother’s Day went on the Major League Baseball auction block shortly afterward. The winning bid was a shocker, but maybe not when you consider who bought it and why.