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Stan Musial Rookie Cards, Autographs in Demand After HOFer’s Death

Stan Musial autographed baseball

Fondly remembered by fans who saw him play or met him later, Stan Musial’s rookie cards and autographs sold briskly over the weekend.

Jumbo Wagner Going Back on the Block

Honus Wagner T206 PSA 5 MC

A PSA 5 T206 Honus Wagner card, carrying extra large borders and a ‘miscut’ designation is coming up for sale, 4 years after it went for $1.62 million.

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle: The Smart Collector’s Better Buy?

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card

His 1952 Topps card may be on the Mt. Rushmore of collecting, but the 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle seems comparatively undervalued.

PSA/DNA Releases List of 2012′s Most Faked Autographs

Babe Ruth non-genuine signed baseball

Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Kobe Bryant and Ted Williams are among those on PSA/DNA’s list of the most faked sports autographs of 2012 but the list also includes entertainers and a recently deceased astronaut.

Is the Time Right to Buy a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle?

1952 Topps Mantle ungraded

A card that once kept sales figure chart arrows pointing upward has seen dips at certain grade levels over the last couple of years. It may be a buyer’s market for the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle.

1933 George C. Miller Set: Beat But Beautiful

Bill Terry card 1933 George C Miller

You’ve heard of Goudey cards but they have a contemporary that’s much harder to find but even more attractive. Meet the 1933 George C. Miller baseball set.

Fleer Tried to Appease Collectors Looking for 1959 Ted Williams Card #68

Ted Williams card 68 1959 Fleer

The 1959 Fleer Ted Williams set had one missing card but the company did its best to appease collectors who asked more than 50 years ago.

Infographic: 1975 Topps Rookie Cards

Infographic 1975 Topps rookie cards

Most consider it “the” set to have from the 1970s. So which of the four major rookie cards in the 1975 Topps baseball set is toughest to find in NM/MT condition?

1954 Clemente Winter League Contract, Ruth, Young Autos Part of Auction

Sporting News questionnaire Cy Young autograph

A 1954 Puerto Rican Winter League contract signed by a 20-year-old Roberto Clemente is among 700 lots up for bid at Iconic Memorabilia. Babe Ruth autographs, a Sporting News baseball questionnaire filled out by Cy Young…and a pair of John Lennon’s old specs are also on the block.

Sweet Caporal Pins 1910-1912

Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb

Think you can’t afford any pre-WWI tobacco-related baseball memorabilia? Think again. Sweet Caporal pins are similar to T205 and much cheaper.

PSA Reaches 20 Million Items Certified

Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman Chrome auto

From 200 or 300 items certified per month to more than one million per year, PSA’s ongoing growth has pushed the company to a new milestone.

Storm Forces Sale of 1914 Baltimore News Ruth

Babe Ruth rookie card 1914

Just two months after buying it, an east coast collector whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy has consigned his 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth card.

Newly Graded 1916 M101-5 Complete Set Coming to Auction

Babe Ruth M101-5

A high grade 1916 M101-5 Sporting News baseball card set, one never before seen in the mainstream hobby, has been consigned to Memory Lane’s upcoming auction.

1953 Bowman Football Remains a High Grade Challenge

1953 Bowman football wrapper

If you like your cards minty, be prepared to shell out a mint for 1953 Bowman football, perhaps one of the most underrated vintage sets in any sport.

Autograph Information, Photos Added To Free, Online PSA CollectibleFacts

Autographed Babe Ruth baseball

PSA has expanded its Collectible Facts series of online information sites with the addition of PSA AutographFacts.

One of Best Known 1948-49 Bowman Basketball Sets Hits Market

Bowman 1948-49 basketball set

The best 1948-49 Bowman basketball set ever to hit the open market figures to draw big time bids from hoop heads.

Reward Now Offered for Return of Stolen Mel Ott Bat

Game used Mel Ott bat

JT Sports is now offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the recovery of an expensive Mel Ott bat stolen at this year’s National.

PSA/DNA Adds Embedded Hologram Technology To Certificates of Authenticity

PSADNA embedded  hologram

PSA-DNA is now embedding its COAs with the hologram now used on LOAs.

Infographic: 1960s Football Cards: Toughest Sets to Find in NM/MT Condition

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Breaking down the numbers to illustrate which sets have the lowest percentage of PSA 8-graded cards.

Cards From E98 Find to be Displayed at Long Beach Expo

Chief Meyers E98 PSA 10

Ten Hall of Famers from the recently discovered Ohio find of E98s will be on display at the Long Beach Expo.