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Shop Owner To NHL: “You’re Killing My Business!”

Alan Pearson of Rexan Collectibles

With sales sliding faster than the NHL talks are progressing, one Canadian dealer is taking the players and owners to task and asking them to do something for him.

Signed NHL Jerseys Stolen in Canadian Smash and Grab

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An early morning heist of signed NHL jerseys in Ontario has police hoping for leads.

Editor’s Blog: News and Notes

Editors Blog

A bountiful collection of stories and hobby news rounded up in one neat little package.

What’s Hot in the Shop: Basketball Cards

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Better late than never. Basketball cards make their debut this week and thanks to Jeremy Lin, they’re getting a jump start.

What’s Hot in the Shop: Vintage Cards

Pete Rose 1969 Topps

New products are out, but vintage card collectors are on the prowl, too, sometimes hoping to turn raw into graded.

Amazon Hopes to Entice Buyers, Sellers to Online Sports Collectibles Shop

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Amazon is stepping up its efforts to offer buyers and sellers an alternative to eBay, boasting a newly organized online shop stocked by dealers of all kinds.

Quick Hits: Shop Closing, Break-in Thwarted; Collector Profile, Cappelletti update

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Around the horn…or at least the world wide interwebs for tales of shop closings, arrests, burglaries and a Missouri collector.

What’s Hot in the Shop: Football, Hoops

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What’s hot in sports card shops? Football remains king, but new products are on the way and there’s a buzz around the impending arrival of Kyrie Irving cards.

Long Live the Vintage Box

1950 Bowman

Not every kid who grew up in the 1980s and 90s was after the latest issue.

Hobby Pioneer Goodwin Goldfaden Dies at 97

"Goody" Goldfaden in 1976

Buying, selling and trading since the 1920s, Goody Goldfaden was a legendary figure in the hobby, operating out of a dingy storefront in L.A.

Albany Card Show Still Ticking

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Collectors and dealers from all over the northeast have been coming to the monthly Albany sports card show for parts of five decades.

What’s Hot in the Shop

Delaware Ohio Neuhart Cards

What are the hottest products in sports card shops? Join us for the inaugural flight of What’s Hot in the Shop.

Card Shop Owners React to Black Friday Promotions

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Panini made a late move to try and drum up business for hobby shop owners. Did it work? Depends on who you ask.

Florida Sports Card Show Shutting Down?

Dealer's table at sports card show in Germany

Collectors in and around Ormond Beach, Fla., may have to drive a little further to wheel and deal after this weekend.

Seattle Card Store Burglary Suspect Caught on Cam

Card Shop Robber

A Washington man who turned his hobby into a business is still hoping someone can help find the man who swiped $30,000 worth of vintage sports cards from his shop last month.

2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball Preview

Elite Extra Donruss Baseball

Panini’s first MLBPA trading card license will come to fruition with 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, a product heavy on youngsters.

Sports Stuff, Scary Stuff Share Space at Shop

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Your local card shop may not find Halloween to be such a big deal, but we found one that’s scoring with scary stuff.

Despite ‘Terrible’ Location, San Diego Shop Rolls On

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You’ll probably miss his sports card shop if you’re driving by but after 24 years, Jerry Mudra pretty secure in how to survive in business.

Vegas Card Shop Stung by Scammer

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A Las Vegas card shop loses some cash to a man who claimed to be a neighbor.

AU Sports in New Owner’s Hands

Scott Beatty (R) and Frank Caputo

One of the hobby’s longest running stores lost its owner in 2010 when Steve Gold died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Now, his manager has purchased the Chicagoland area store.