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Rich Klein’s Ramblings: On the National

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by Rich Klein This past weekend the brotherhood (AKA the Men’s Club) at my synagogue (Adat Chaverim, Plano TX) celebrated its bar mitzvah and I was honored with giving one of the readings. The event’s coordinator attempted to tailor each reading to the honored person. My part included these words: “There were business associates who […]

Jeremy Lin Rookie Card from National Treasures Sells for $21,580

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A New York man turns a tidy $20,000 profit (less taxes, we assume) on his purchase of a National Treasures Jeremy Lin rookie card.

National Treasures Lin Prime Patch Auto Could Be Ultimate Game of Flip

Jeremy Lin National Treasures auto 9.5

A $1,000 investment is looking sweet for one New York collector who loves the Knicks but isn’t afraid to make a profit on the team’s new sensation.

Griffin Rookie Cards Not As Pricey a Year Later

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In spite of recent headlines, the sales prices of last year’s top NBA rookie have dipped.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: The Greatest Day in Hobby History?

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Rich Klein’s memories of the 1983 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago when sales were beyond brisk.

World Series Schedule 2011

World Series

A look at the schedule for World Series.

Bryant Signs Stacks of Cards for Panini

Kobe Bryant signing for Panini

Kobe Bryant puts his John Hancock on some Panini prizes.

Sports Card Auctions: Starting ‘Em Low Philosophy Works for Just Collect

1909-1911 T206 baseball

A willingness to take a chance has paid off for eBay’s largest volume seller of vintage sports cards.

TRISTAR Keeps Autographs Flowing at National

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From Aparicio to Zimmer, they come to add their signature to whatever fans bring to the table.

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.

Smaller Sports Memorabilia Dealers Battle the Big Boys at the NSCC

Sports memorabilia

Whether you run multi-million dollar auctions or sell cards out of your basement, the National Sports Collectors Convention will offer you a chance to set up a booth… if you can handle the expense.

Editor’s Blog: National Thoughts

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Observations…and a suggestion or two as the National heads into the weekend.

News, Notes and Photos from the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention

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A wild and wacky start to what’s already been an active, eventful affair.

Rose Talks Autographs, Sports, HOF in Indy

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Pete Rose visits an Indianapolis shop, with no shortage of fans and collectors interested in having him add his familiar signature.

National Notes: Tuesday

Chicago

It had a big impact on Baltimore last year and the thousands of collectors, dealers and companies who descend on the city this week should be a boost for Chicago too.

PSA Plans More NSCC Show Promotions, Giveaways

Cover of Sept. 2011 SMR

Some of the best Babe Ruth baseball cards you’ll see will be on display and PSA/DNA plans to give away some autographed memorabilia with a definite Chicago flavor.

2011 Topps Heritage National Wrapper Redemption Cards Announced

Dustin Ackley Heritage National redemption

Topps is producing five rookie cards to be given away at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.

Editor’s Blog: Investing in Cards, PSA Plans, What the Puck?

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A pair of giveaways from PSA at the National. They’re still playing ‘Where’s That Championship Puck’ in Chicago and one media outlet digs into into the baseball cad investment angle. It’s all in the blog.

In The Game Announces National VIP Program

In The Game VIP

Canada-based In The Game is coming to Chicago with some special cards in tow.

Panini Offers VIP Card Set at National

VIP giveaway Kobe Bryant card

Those who purchase a VIP or Super VIP badge at this year’s National will see some exclusive Panini cards in their bags, including…Terrelle Pryor?