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Jeter is Topps PRIME 9 Card No. 4

Derek Jeter 2011 Topps Prime 9

The Topps PRIME 9 subject redeemable for week 4 (Redemption card # 4) is the newest member of the 3,000 hit club… Derek Jeter. On a weekly basis, there will be a designated “Prime 9 Player of the Week”.  Collectors holding the corresponding Prime 9 Redemption card for that week can bring the card to […]

Three Names Now on Topps’ PRIME 9 List

Topps Prime 9 Jackie Robinson

Topps now has three members of its nine-card redemption set from Series II.

2011 Topps Prime 9 Redemption Card #1 Announced

Johnny Bench Prime 9 redemption card

Johnny Bench is the first card in Topps’ latest hobby store promotion

MLB Prepares for Thome’s 600th

Thome

One milestone down; one more to go.

Universities Try to Keep Athletes Away From Autograph Revenue

UGA

Big time college athletes are a magnet for those who sell signatures.

Framing Sports Memorabilia a Wise Move

Elway framed photo

Some tips on protecting your stuff.

Trading Card Companies, Leagues Adjust to Evolving Market

Topps

New technologies and a shrinking market have trading card partners zigging and zagging to lure buyers.

1990s Known as Hobby’s Decade of Decline?

sports card packs

An explosion of products, the rise of eBay and some pricey packs all combined to water down the modern trading card industry.

College Players Off Limits for Michigan Shop

Woodson jersey

A sports memorabilia dealer from a rival area reacts to the stories about Terrelle Pryor getting paid for autographs while he was still a student.

Topps Prime Nine Promo Offers Cards, World Series Trip

Topps Prime 9 Logo

2011 Topps Series Two boxes will contain random insert ‘Player of the Week’ redemptions good for hobby shop exclusive cards.

Albert Pujols Autographed Baseballs, Photos Still a Bargain?

Autographed Albert Pujols photo

All that talk about Albert Pujols having a “down year”? Pretty much gone after two huge homers. With about ten more years left in his career, he could be a steal–even at today’s prices.

How Does Death Really Affect The Value of An Autograph?

Signed Mickey Mantle photograph PSA 10

Analyzing prices of recently deceased Hall of Famer autographs.

Jordan Signing Lots of Autos For Upper Deck

Jordan UD auto

If you’ve always wanted to pull a Michael Jordan autograph from a pack, this might be your best chance yet.

John Wooden Family Signs Licensing Deal

John Wooden with Bill Walton

Look for some new John Wooden memorabilia in the marketplace after his family signed a deal with the company known for handling the licensing for deceased sports legends.

Cuddyer: Harmon Taught Me How to Sign Autographs

Killebrew-Cuddyer

Michael Cuddyer of the Minnesota Twins isn’t old enough to have seen Harmon Killebrew play, but in a terrific column for FSN North, he recalls some of the things the late slugger did to help him–including how to treat fans.

Gretzky Collector Wheels and Deals

Gretzky

Shawn Chaulk owns some of the best hockey memorabilia outside of the sport’s Hall of Fame.

Topps Back in the Baseball Stickers Game

Topps MLB Sticker Collection Albert Pujols

Topps has announced that it will return to producing a baseball stickers set–at least for this year.   In early August, the company will release a product similar to what it offered years ago; a collection of player stickers and team logos plus an album to go with them–all geared toward the younger set and their […]

Stat Back Evolution

back

Is the back of a ’52 Topps much different than an ’98 Upper Deck? One writer’s look at the elements that taught millions of kids how to do math.

John Wooden Jacket Bidding Rockets Upward

John Wooden with Bill Walton

Just days after the center jump circle on which his UCLA teams made history, John Wooden’s favorite coaching jacket is drawing a crowd of deep pocket bidders.

Cam Perron is the World’s Coolest Kid

Cam Perron

Who do former Negro League players call their friend, confidant and greatest advocate? A 16-year-old collector from Massachusetts.