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Meet Pawn Stars’ New Sports Memorabilia Confidant

Pawn Stars

Jeremy Brown’s card shop business has gotten some national exposure as he joins the guest cast of the History Channel show.

Dealer Convicted of Theft by Deception Now Facing Gun Charges

Roger Hooper

Roger Hooper, convicted of selling fake sports memorabilia last year, has been arrested on charges of selling stolen guns.

More News, Notes: Card Burglar, Panini Player of the Day, Tom Brady Finally Gets Chili’s Auto

Panini Player of the Day

A burglar swipes expensive cards, Panini brings back a popular promotion and spurned as a youngster, Tom Brady finally gets his autograph.

Busted: Cops Say They’ve Got Serial Ruth Signed Ball Counterfeiter

Fake Babe Ruth signed baseball

Police in Florida say they finally captured the man believed responsible for fooling nearly three dozen Florida pawn shops and other outlets into buying a phony Babe Ruth signed baseball with equally phony paperwork.

Editor’s Blog: Thome’s HR Ball, Crime Blotter, Killer’s Stuff Sells, Ernie Johnson

Thome

A sports memorabilia collector gets shot in the rear by a robber, guns drawn at a Colorado shop, Killer Kowalski’s memorabilia on the block…and a nice story about Ernie Johnson Sr. and Jr.

Card Shop Owner a Hobby Lifer

Sports Card Dugout

Randy Fauth keeps Sports Dugout rolling along in one of America’s best baseball towns.

Texas Store a Sports Card Shop Success Story

Dallas area card shop owner Scott Pierce

Patience, enthusiasm, a little luck…and just being nice to people can turn a part-time venture into a full-time love affair in the sports card shop business.

Baseball Card Shop Making a Mini Comeback?

sportscardshop

The Editor’s Blog mulls the latest headlines and whether the dearth of card shops and the rise of technology might be creating some new brick-and-mortars.

Old Shop Back in Business

Joe Saldivar

How can the 19th largest city in America not have even one baseball card shop? That’s what one long-time dealer couldn’t stand.

Vick Autograph Signing Draws Attention

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Michael Vick’s upcoming paid autograph session at a New Jersey memorabilia store has caused a stir

Babe Ruth Autograph Faker on Loose in Florida

Florida

Another pawn shop falls victim to a fake Ruth autograph.

Editor’s Blog: PSA/DNA Business Up, Fire Update, Steinbrenner Letters

Collectors Universe

Positive cash flow for Collector’s Universe, an update on the card shop fire in Ohio and also on a stack of letters written by a youthful George Steinbrenner. Oh…and is Charlie Sheen getting ready to sell some of his vintage sports memorabilia?

Card Collector Says Payment Frozen By Dealer’s Crime

Mark Schreiber

A card collector in Florida says he’s out his cards–and most of his money–because of a famous fitness guru’s fight against his former accountant.

Editor’s Blog: Pink Bats, Stolen Sigs, Pawn Star on Dave

Ryan Braun game used pink bat

Some quick hits–and a video–to close out the week.

Phila. A’s Historical Society Needs Boost to Stay Afloat

Philadelphia A's program

A memorabilia-packed museum and shop dedicated to the old Philadelphia A’s has been running for 15 years but support has dwindled.

Ohio Card Shop Destroyed By Fire

Medina Sports Cards

A long-time card shop in northeast Ohio was gutted Thursday night by an intense fire.

2011 Upper Deck Football Blaster Box Break Video

Dan Marino 2011 Upper Deck

Plenty of cool old photos of football greats in their college days. Anything else in our 2011 Upper Deck football blaster box?

Law Finally Catches Up to Shop’s Theft Suspect

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A big time 2005 theft from a Rutland, Mass. sports memorabilia shop may finally have been solved.

Shops, Card Makers Look for Common Ground

sportscards

Hobby shop owners get to bend the ears of sports card makers. Will their voices be heard?

Mass Man Admits He Broke In, Stole Cards

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A Massachusetts man got away for awhile, but his bad habits apparently allowed the law to catch up to him.