Signed Heisman Footballs a Big Charity Boost

The son of the man who created the Heisman Trophy award in 1935 uses winner signed footballs to raise money for the fight against MS.

Elway Pumps Topps on Media Tour

Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway has his hands in a lot of different pies, but Monday he was Mr. Football Card.

Thieves Invade Agent’s Home; Swipe His Sports Memorabilia

A Cadillac Escalade pulled up to the home of Miami-based sports and entertainment agent David Sugarman Wednesday. It wasn’t there for a party.

Panini Will Sell John Wall Memorabilia

Not only will Panini put autographed cards of the NBA’s top draft pick in its basketball products, the company has also won the rights to sell his jerseys, shoes and more.

Strasburg Driving Shop Sales…Everywhere

Card shop owners are thanking the Washington Nationals for bringing Stephen Strasburg to the majors in time to drive summer sales.

Decision Made on Future of Museum’s Babe Ruth Rookie Card

Thanks to a generous benefactor, one of the few surviving 1914 Babe Ruth cards will apparently not be heading for the auction block.

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.

Stolen Ty Cobb Letter Returned to Sporting News

You never know who’s browsing eBay.

Editor’s Blog: News & Notes from Around the Hobby

A ’60 World Series ring walks into “The Treasure Hunters Roadshow”, dropping NFLPA trading card revenues and more.

New Leadership at Upper Deck

Upper Deck is bringing in fresh blood to steer the company forward.

Wide-Eyed 1946 Kid Kept Signed Ball…Until Now

After 64 years in storage, it was time to put that signed Yankee ball up for bid. Update: Ball Sold for $9,000.

Old Judge Launched Early Baseball Card Craze

Part two of our excerpt from the new book ‘Mint Condition; How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession’ by Dave Jamieson. In the second half of Chapter One, Jamieson chronicles how Goodwin & Company’s insertion of ballplayers’ pictures into its cigarette packs launched a national craze in the late 19th century.

Auction Insider: Bidding Strategy

Some tips on giving yourself a better chance to win what you’re after…plus word of a second major auction during this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention. It’s all in this edition of the Insider.

Free Vintage Photo Guide for Collectors

Beckett photo advisor David Rudd Cycleback has a downloadable book that will put some serious photo knowledge in your collecting arsenal.

Auction Insider: Looking Ahead

New feature alert: A look at what’s next on the auction circuit.

Fans Wait Hours for Saints Autographs

How hot are the New Orleans Saints? Fans in another gulf coast town had a shopping mall manager bearing bad news before an autograph session even started.

Busting a 1957-58 Topps Hockey Pack

A 52 year-old pack of hockey cards was opened like a time capsule at a recent sports card show. Steady hands and a prayer were required. A good sense of humor helped.

Flood of Flood Items is News in St. Louis

Curt Flood’s family has consigned items from the late outfielder’s historic career to the upcoming Louisville auction which was worthy of a show-and-tell on St. Louis TV.

Video, Magazine Highlight Greatest Hockey Jerseys

Can’t make it to Toronto? Grab a gander at some of the greatest hockey garb ever.

Babe Ruth Baseball Cards: A Short History

He’s still the king, but for those trying to wrap their arms around the history of Babe Ruth baseball cards, the history actually spans a few decades.