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Astros Authenticator Has Hand in Everything

Acosta

Mike Acosta isn’t old enough to remember when they were called the Houston Colt .45s, but he knows plenty about that era of Houston baseball history.  The Astros’ Authentication Manager wears a lot of hats in his job. He handles everything from making sure the team’s bobblehead giveaways look like the players they’re supposed to […]

New Shop Opens in Phoenix Area

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Two long-time collector/dealers have opened a sports card and memorabilia shop–just in time for the holidays.

Negro Leagues Museum Offers Unique, Rare Items

Negro Leagues

You might want to think about a trip to the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City. It’s home to history–and some cool memorabilia.

What’s in Joe Namath’s Closet?

1965 Topps Joe Namath rookie card

Joe Namath’s Topps tour takes him to a question and answer session with ESPN.com where the topics include his rookie card, his 1973 Topps card, his fur coats and today’s NFL.

Five Great Mickey Mantle Cards on a Budget

1952 Bowman Mantle

Building a nice little collection of Mickey Mantle cards that represents his career well doesn’t have to be out of your league.

Chicago Sports Memorabilia Always Percolating

Castro

Chicago, once again hosting this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention, remains a hobby hotbed with collectors chasing cards and memorabilia old and new.

Wanna Buy Penny Hardaway’s 1965 Ford Mustang?

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Penny Hardaway

The car comes with $30,000 in customization including an interior designed to be just like those Nikes Lil’ Penny was so fond of.

Iverson Takes Game Worn Gear, Autos to eBay

Allen Iverson signed jersey

Once an NBA star, Allen Iverson now plies his trade in Turkey…and sells his stuff on eBay.

Seedy Autograph Element Talks Tough Online

Those who dare expose the peddlers of phony signatures sometimes find themselves on the receiving end of some bizarre behavior.

Take a Tour of Doug Flutie’s House, Memorabilia

Doug Flutie

20 years of football are on display inside Doug Flutie’s Natick, MA home.

2010 Topps Attax Football Review

2010 Topps Attax Drew Brees

Topps continues its Attax line with the release of the 2010 football issue.

Baseball Card Stock Market: Who to Buy/Sell

Stephen Strasburg

If you’re buying and selling the hot and the not, our writer has some food for thought.

Fewer Products=Better Market?

sports card packs

Some talk from the heartland on the decision to cut back on the number of licensed trading card products.

1970s Baseball Cards Define a Decade

Ten of the most ‘pleasingly hideous’ baseball cards from the under appreciated decade of the 1970s.

Hall of Fame Election Worth Big Memorabilia Money

Andre Dawson has plenty of reasons to smile. Just ask Goose Gossage.

Dealer Display’s Ted Williams Death Request Letter

Ted Williams signed plenty of autographs but one New England dealer believes there’s a signature that should free his body from a cryogenics lab.

Last Minute Gifts for Sports Fans

Yes, you can still order a sports memorabilia related gift and have it delivered by Christmas without spending $25-30 for overnight shipping. The inventories of some companies are enormous and they’ve got some very good deals going right now. Who’s hot? Manny Ramirez, surprisingly, is selling well. And, of course there is plenty of Yankees […]

Upper Deck Sticking With Tiger

He may have plenty of issues to sort out as he takes a break from golf, but Tiger Woods won’t lose his autograph deal with Upper Deck.

Maddux Signs Autograph Deal with Upper Deck

He’s got plenty of time on his hands these days and future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux will use some of it to sign baseball cards for Upper Deck’s upcoming baseball products.

LeMieux Autographs at Toronto Expo

A rare appearance by Mario LeMieux drew plenty of hockey fans and collectors to the Toronto Sportscard and Memorabilia Expo.