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National Hockey Card Day Plans Set

Toews NHCD Card

Rookies, stars and Hall of Famers are represented on a special 15-card set available at Canadian hobby shops on Saturday–National Hockey…and Hockey Card Day.

Montana Shop Burglarized

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Thieves broke into a Montana shop and stole several items worth thousands of dollars–but left behind some important items.

Editor’s Blog: Cops Arrest Suspected Card Thief, Plates and Patches, Quincy Show

Stephen Sentenay

A shop owner helps nab a suspected card thief, a mini show report from the Midwest and a look at Panini’s pricey new football cards.

Just Call It The Jerry West Barbershop

The Court barbershop

In a little town barbershop, a big time Jerry West fan clips away amid mountains of hoops memorabilia.

MA Shop’s Closing Leaves Town With None

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Pittsfield, MA once had multiple shops selling sports cards and memorabilia of some kind. After a 20-year run, the last one has now closed, illustrating the fine line between staying solvent and going under.

Topps Delivers 1952 Mantle to Winner

Mark Davis

Topps wasn’t cheap when it came to awarding at least one of the 1952 Topps Mantle cards as part of its Million Card Giveaway promotion.

Arrest in Rash of Card Store Burglaries

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Police in Washington zero in on a man they say spent time in three card shops…but not during business hours.

St. Louis Shop Owner Shot to Death

Kenneth McClure

The owner of a long-time St. Louis sports card and comic shop, accused of statutory rape earlier this fall, is found murdered in a park.

Phillies, Tigers, Brewers Holding Team Sales

Phillies jersey

Game-used and game-worn items will be among the memorabilia up for grabs at holiday events this weekend.

Vick Scheduled to Sign Autographs at Philly Show

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Mixed among the current and former Phillies at this weekend’s show is a certain Eagles quarterback you may have heard something about.

Jim Campanis’ 1988 World Series Ring Stolen

Sample 1981 Dodgers World Series ring

A benefit golf outing turned into a crime scene when a Series ring and watch belonging to former Dodger Jim Campanis was stolen out of his bag.

Unlicensed Items Land PA Dealer in Prison

Sal Argo (right) and Brent Celek

If you think pro sports leagues and the U.S. government don’t really care that much about you selling knock-off goods…

Show ‘n Tell for Chicago Auction

1929 World Series press pin

David Hunt of Hunt Auctions does a Chicago TV morning show.

Shop Owner Plays to What’s Popular

One Michigan hobby shop owner has moved to a larger mall space thanks to interest from the gamers.

Teens Charged in Sports Memorabilia Theft

Teens arrested

Update: Arrests made. A hoard of autographed sports memorabilia stolen from a Florida home recently turns up in the hands of teens who visit a local pawn shop.

Jewelry Shop Selling Vintage Mikan Memorabilia

George Mikan Hall of Fame ring

George Mikan’s surviving family members are using a west coast jewelry shop to sell off some of the Basketball Hall of Famer’s memorabilia on eBay.

The Card Files: Remember the $12 Ryan RC Controversy?

1968 Topps Nolan Ryan rookie card

It was card shop owner vs. kid in 1990, when a fill-in clerk sold one of the best cards in the shop for 12 bucks.

Albany Shop Owners Keep Business Family Oriented

Gladys Dollar and Nicki Stephens

Two Georgia women have owned and operated a store for 20 years.

Anaheim Youngster Wins Upper Deck Contest

Zeke Estrada on the ice

A 12-year-old fan from Anaheim earns the opportunity to serve as an official Draft Runner during NHL’s Entry Draft event next weekend in L.A.

Texas Collectors Stick with Hobby

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The only sports card shop owner in Beaumont, TX and some local collectors have stuck with the hobby for their own reasons.