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Bidding for Ali Fight Gloves, Ozzie’s Gold Gloves Heats Up

Boxing gloves Ali Liston

Two pair of Muhammad Ali boxing gloves from a couple famous fights have pushed past a half million dollars as bidding heads into its final days via the SCP Auctions catalog.

Tax Implications Spurring Sudden Sales of Sports Stars’ Memorabilia?

Gold Glove Ozzie Smith

It’s been a familiar story lately.  Retired player or coach selling off a special item or collection, ostensibly to pay for the education of family members.  Jim Palmer did it.  Don Larsen’s doing it.  Bob Knight.  Ozzie Smith. For collectors with cash, it’s like being in a kid in a candy shop. Whenever well known […]

Selling the Past to Pay for the Future

Bobby Knight 1976 NCAA Championship ring

Forbes.com examines why famous former coaches and players are selling off the items that represent their biggest achievements.

Ozzie Smith Auction: Gold Gloves, All-Star and World Series Rings Up For Bid

Gold Glove Ozzie Smith

Thirteen Gold Gloves, World Series rings, All-Star rings and other items are in the Ozzie Smith auction, part of a major catalog sale beginning next month.

Vintage Card Giveaways Help Inaugurate New St. Louis Area Show

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 1

Some collectors at this weekend’s All-American Sports Collectors Show walked away with some well-loved, but still valuable door prizes as the three-day event tried to stake its claim as a yearly event.

Ozzie Smith Rookie Card Sells for $20,852

Ozzie Smith rookie card 1979 Topps PSA 10

An eye-popping price is laid down by a bidder for one of only four PSA 10-graded 1979 Topps Ozzie Smith rookie cards.

Diamond Die-Cut Cards Get Addition Via Collector Voting

2011 Topps Diamond Die Cuts Mattingly

Topps is letting collectors vote on three new additions to the Diamond Die Cuts set.

1980 Topps Set Marked End of an Era

1980 Topps box

Thirty years later, a look back at Topps’ last set before competition arrived.