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Royals Holding Auction to Benefit Tornado Victims

Hosmer ball

The Kansas City Royals are stepping up to the plate and one of several tornado relief initiatives they’re undertaking is an auction of signed and game-used memorabilia.

DiMaggio Streak Celebrated Online

1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio

The official Joe DiMaggio website is offering some giveaways as part of the 70th anniversary of his 56-game hitting streak.

Bryce Harper’s First Card Coming

Bryce Harper 2011 Topps Pro Debut

Teen sensation Bryce Harper will make his Topps debut in about two months.

1974 Topps Washington Nationals: The Year Topps Jumped the Gun

Johnny Grubb 1974 Topps

37 years ago, Topps moved the San Diego Padres, who actually weren’t quite ready to leave yet.

2011 Topps Heritage Retail Blaster Box Break

Topps Heritage Baseball Base Josh Hamilton

The long-awaited 2011 Topps Heritage harkens back to 1962. We grabbed an 8-pack box to get a quick peek at what collectors can expect–and got a nice bonus for the effort.

2011 Topps Attax Details Released

2011 Topps Attax Baseball Batter Posey

Topps puts a new face on its popular Attax baseball game, including efforts to make the game more like the real thing.

Editor’s Blog: Around the Horn

Legendary Lineups

A big league pitcher buys an expensive card, a big collection of T206 cards hit the block, JoePa’s tie and cards as an investment.

Vintage Football Cards Top Auction

1948 Leaf Bobby Layne

Rare, high-grade football cards rose to championship level in Memory Lane’s Big Game Auction II.

North Carolina Shows Change Hands

insidepitch

There’s a new leader running Inside Pitch Promotions.

DiMaggio Watches, Clock Up For Bid

Joe DiMaggio watch

For the DiMaggio collector who thinks they have everything…

2010 Topps Updates & Highlights Review

2010 update box

Our box buster tackles the latest version of a traditional Topps product.

How to Improve Sports Cards

Topps Opening Day box

A dose of the past combined with some current trends could help put a charge back in cards.

Dick Perez At Work

Dick Perez: The Immortals

He’s been painting the game for decades…now hundreds of his famous baseball pieces can be seen in one place.

Brewers, Hoffman Release 600 Saves Memorabilia

Trevor Hoffman

Future Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman’s 600th save will be immortalized in a special litho.

Understanding the T207 Baseball Set

Buck-Weaver-T207

Last week’s news regarding the discovery of more Red Cross backed T207 cards put the focus on one of the more underappreciated old tobacco sets.

Abdul-Jabbar Suing Upper Deck

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Greats of the Game

Kareem wants cash for the use of his college photos on cards.

2010 Topps Football Released

2010 Topps football box

Topps’ uninterrupted string of football card series continues despite some early doubts. The company has brought some of it more popular 2010 baseball ideas over to the pigskin side.

Original Allen & Ginter Baseball Sets Changed Collecting

The original Allen & Ginter cards that inspire Topps’ current products also leaned heavily on other sports and personalities.

T206 Proof Strip with Wagner Brings $316,250

T206 Honus Wagner proof strip

Another company purchased the T206 Honus Wagner proof strip for one of its clients at Tuesday’s All-Star FanFest sale, conducted by Hunt Auctions.

Vintage Cards Top Legendary Auction

1933 Goudey set

A complete, PSA graded 1933 Goudey set and several Sporting Life Cabinet cards topped the lots offered in Legendary Auctions’ spring auction.