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44th Annual Sun-Times Spring Card Show Guest List Set

Cal Ripken autographed photo

Mounted Memories has released its autograph guest list for the 2012 Chicago Sun-Times spring show next month.

Philly Show Postponed Until June

Philly Show

Delays in the construction of a new casino have forced Hunt Auctions to postpone the spring Philly Show to a June weekend.

Autograph Signers Announced for NSCC

Baltimore Convention Center

The initial list of autograph signers for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is out, with a collection of Baseball Hall of Famers leading the way.

Back From Show, Man’s Memorabilia Pilfered

burglary

An Ohio man thought his stuff would be safe for a few minutes, sitting inside his garage in the middle of the day.
He was wrong.

‘Ball Boys’ is ABC’s Swing at Sports Memorabilia Reality TV

Robbie Jr., Robbie Sr., "Shaggy" and "Sweet Lou"

ABC is offering its own sports memorabilia shop reality show this spring with “Ball Boys’, shot at Robbie’s 1st Base in Baltimore.

Dentist’s Stuff Stolen; Crooks Try Selling it Back to Him

Robert Kinzinger and Dana Eson

Two men are in jail after calling a Florida dentist and trying to extort a ransom for his stolen signed baseballs.
Somewhere his former patient, George Steinbrenner, is smiling.

All Star Dealers Reality Show Premier Set for Jan. 24

Ricahrd Russek and Mike Russek

Discovery Channel offers up a new genre of reality show with Grey Flannel Auctions as the star of its new show, All Star Dealers.

Abdul-Jabbar Headlines Spring 2012 Sun-Times Show

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar autographed card

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and John Havlicek are two of the guests at the 44th Chicago Sun-Times Show in Chicago.

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

Cards

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

Card Show Coverage

Mantle

Always nice to see the mainstream media give a little space to the hobby, especially when it’s at the grass roots level.

Editor’s Blog: Where Did Those Fake Jerseys Go?

legal scales

So what really happened to the faux game jerseys federal agents say were sold to at least one card company? We’ve also got a quick note about two Thanksgiving weekend shows and some special deals you might want to check out.

The Big Show: Charles M. Conlon’s Golden Age Baseball Photographs

Charles Conlon Big Show

A new book brings us more great baseball photographs from Charles M. Conlon. Can you say “Christmas list”?

Sun-Times Show Set for This Weekend

Stephens Convention Center

Just over three months after the National, it’s time for major hobby dealers and some famous names to converge on suburban Chicago for another big show.

Photos from the 2011 Toronto Sports Card Expo

Toronto Expo

Couldn’t make it to Toronto over the weekend? Here are some photos from the Sports Card Expo.

Show Organizer, Ex-Agent: Dykstra Blew Us Off

Len Dykstra

Lenny Dykstra missed a scheduled autograph session last week (yes, people still want it) and the promoter and a now ex-agent aren’t pleased.

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.

Ramblings: Parsippany Card Shows and Trivia With Barry Halper

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein rambles back from the World Series and remembers the days of an east coast show and one particular hobby dealer.

Ramblings: Remembering H & H Hobbies

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein goes back to the 1980s where a New Jersey sports card shop was always buzzing.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: The Greatest Day in Hobby History?

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein’s memories of the 1983 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago when sales were beyond brisk.