Notes: REA Prez to Retire; SGC Moving; NFL Exhibit at SFO

Rob Lifson will hand over the keys to Robert Edward Auctions later this year; grading firm SGC moves to Florida and historic football memorabilia…in the airport.

Gehrig Cards Attract Dollars

On a special anniversary, a look at some recent sales of vintage Lou Gehrig cards and what’s hot on eBay.

One of Hobby’s Best T206 Honus Wagner Cards Heading to Auction

Discovered in 2008 and now in a PSA holder, the ‘Oceanside’ T206 Honus Wagner card will be offered next month by Robert Edward Auctions.

Graded Babe Ruth Cards You Can Own Without Going Broke

When it comes to original Babe Ruth graded cards, not everything costs a fortune.

Newly Discovered Blue Back T206 Walsh Heads to Auction

It may not be Honus Wagner, but a previously unknown T206 blue back variation featuring Ed Walsh is about to enter the market.

Familiar Hobby Businesses Still Waiting for Power after Sandy

Sports memorabilia authenticators and auction companies are still dealing with power outages more than a week after Hurricane Sandy. Wednesday night, a fresh winter storm laid insult to injury.

Trimmed, Creased T206 Wagner Brings $198,850

Bidders anxious to get the grip on the Grail took a shot at a low grade, but authentic example which finally sold during breakfast hours Friday.

Rare Football Card Hits Auction Block

As baseball collectors drool over the Black Swamp E98 find, one of only a small number of surviving copies of the 1894 “Anonymous” John Dunlop football card is up for bid.

W517 Baseball Set Offers Value

At just 54 cards, with reasonably priced Hall of Famers and a pair of cards that feature Babe Ruth, the 1931 W517 baseball set is easy to like.

Face-to-Face Offer Leads to Big Consignment

Some collectors prefer a more personal touch in the internet age.

Dwyer Leaving SGC

The man in charge of business development for one of the top grading companies is moving on.

T206 Wagner Card Sold for $925,000

A very good condition T206 Wagner is leaving one private collector for another at a price that establishes another new benchmark.