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1970 Topps Baseball Wax Box Variations

1970 Topps Wax Boxes

Collectors of 1970 Topps have more than one wax box to choose from.

Summit Survey Shows Sports Card Market Optimism

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Hobby shops offer up some positive vibes about the sports card market in 2012…as long as you’re willing to work at it.

1910 All-Star Tour Letters Surface; Will Be Sold

Signed Christy Mathewson

A collection of letters from the likes of Cobb, Mathewson, Johnson, Lajoie, Collins, McGraw and others about an ill-fated attempt to put together a post-season All-Star Game tour is about to enter the hobby.

2012 Topps Heritage Baseball Promises Another Blast from the Past

Ryan Braun 2012 Topps Heritage

Topps offers a look at the next edition of its Heritage Baseball line, an ode to 1963.

Owed Money, Attorneys Withdraw

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A law firm representing dealer/collector Peter Nash in his dispute with a New Jersey couple over an aborted auction say they’re done with the case because of unpaid bills.

TV Show in Development Needs Collectors

Nigel Lythgoe

It’s definitely the year of the collector on reality TV. Producers of a new TV show want to hear about your collecting obsession.

1956 Topps Baseball Set: Last of the Oversize Concept

1956 Topps Koufax

Topps kept its winning theme going in 1956–bigger cards with action and portrait art on the front. Fifty-five years later, collectors are paying big bucks for the cards every Yankee fan wanted.

1961 Topps Baseball: Still Magic After 50 Years

1961 Topps wrapper

Fifty years have passed since the 1961 Topps cards came out of wax packs, but collectors still love it.

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.

Upcoming Sports Memorabilia Reality Show Looking for Items

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The producers of Pawn Stars are creating a new show around sports memorabilia, set inside a Baltimore shop. They’re looking for people to bring in items they’re interested in selling to be part of the series.

DiMaggio Stamp Will Be Part of 2012 Issues

Artist Kadir Nelson also illustrated the 2010 Negro Leagues Baseball stamps.

Joltin’ Joe will headline a group of four players who will adorn Forever postage.

Phoenix Raceway Cuts Up Track; Jostens Selling It

Phoenix Raceway piece

Take some old asphalt, add a little spit and polish and you’ve got yourself a little slice of NASCAR memorabilia.

Atlanta TV Station’s Undercover Autograph Investigation

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Ouch. An investigative reporter confronts a dealer over some photocopied autographs.

Collector Lands Nice Prize

Historic Autographs cut signature

A collector from Texas picks the right day to go to the card shop.

New Collectible Show to Debut on NBC

It's Worth What

Move over American Pickers and Pawn Stars, there’s a new game show centered around collectibles and valuables.

Editor’s Blog: Vintage Card Market Strong, New Shop

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle sold by Just Collect

The last in a series on the hobby delves into the vintage card hobby, a new shop opens in Virginia and we’ve got coverage of the Rosenblatt Stadium Auction.

Upper Deck Plans Boxed Bruins Stanley Cup Set

Upper Deck boxed Bruins set

The season is over but the printing presses will soon roll as Upper Deck deems the Boston Bruins’ first Stanley Cup title since 1972 worthy of boxed set status.

Ovechkin Will Return to In The Game

Ovechkin In the Game

One of hockey’s biggest stars is returning to In The Game this fall.

2011 Topps Pro Debut: Back to the Future

Bryce Harper 2011 Topps Pro Debut

2011 Topps Pro Debut is condensed into one series this year. So what did our box buster pull?

Cardinals, Royals Combine for Tornado Relief Auction, Events

Teams Unite for Joplin patch

Missouri’s two big league teams are joining forces to turn their interleague series into a fundraiser that includes items bearing a special logo and an auction of game-worn jerseys, game used items and autographed memorabilia.