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2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth Box Break

2011 UFC Moment of Truth

Rich Klein enters the octagon with the newest UFC product from Topps.

2011 Topps UFC Finest Box Break

UFC Finest Topps box

Topps takes its Finest brand to the octagon and hobby shops seem to be having little trouble selling boxes.

1971 Ali Fight-Worn Trunks from Famous Frazier Fight Consigned to Auction

Muhammad Ali fight worn trunks 1971 vs Joe Frazier

The champ’s trunks from perhaps the greatest fight of all-time, autographed and inscribed, are on the market for the first time in nine years.

National Notes: Tuesday

Chicago

It had a big impact on Baltimore last year and the thousands of collectors, dealers and companies who descend on the city this week should be a boost for Chicago too.

Salesman’s Sample Championship Rings Are Still Rare

Salesmans sample Dodgers World Series ring

They’re cheaper than the real thing. Salesman’s sample championship rings have their own following among collectors.

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.

Naismith Original Basketball Rules to be Sold

Original Rules of Basketball

They look pretty good for 119. The rules of basketball pinned to the wall of a Massachusetts gym by James Naismith, are going on the auction block.

Paquiao Fight: Well, Close Anyway

Manny Pacquiao signed photo

Not everyone spells his name correctly, but Manny Pacquiao might be bringing a little life back to boxing–and boxing memorabilia.

National Hires Schulte Sports for PR, Marketing

A locally-operated sports auction and marketing firm will be in charge of getting people in the door at this summer’s event in Baltimore.

NASCAR Market Leaves Loyalists Disappointed

Like 1990s baseball cards, the investment return on NASCAR memorabilia hasn’t always been a success story.