sports cards

News & Notes from the 2015 National

Big sales, big inventory, big crowds…all part of the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. Notes and more inside.

Volume Business Keeps Burbank Sports Cards Busy

Like a cardboard Fort Knox, Burbank Sports Cards houses a massive inventory of singles from vintage to current era players… and the beast must be fed.

Tips for Insuring Sports Memorabilia

A pro offers tips for how to go about insuring sports memorabilia now and keeping your policy up to date.

What’s Hot In The ‘Almost Old Enough To Drink’ Card Shop

What’s hot in the shop this week? How about perseverance? On its 20th birthday, Mike Fruitman looks a good natured look back at how his Denver area sports card shop has survived the hobby’s ups and downs.

2012 Thanksgiving Weekend Sports Memorabilia Deals Underway

2012 Black Friday sports memorabilia deals are underway online. Here are some sites offering specials for collectors and gift givers.

Auction Reps Offer Advice to Would Be Sports Collectors

Want to collect the good stuff but aren’t sure where to start? Auction house officials tell us what they tell new clients.

Collecting Sports Cards in Australia

Collectors of American sports cards–especially basketball–are a dedicated lot in the Land Down Under, chasing the same cards with a similar passion, despite a few hurdles.

Commons for Kids: Kentucky Collector Doing His Own “Million Card Giveaway”

Jerry Milburn’s quest is to put sports cards into the hands of needy youngsters through his Commons for Kids program.

1990s Card Giveaway Attempt Leads to Bomb Squad Visit

Poor 1990s cards. You try to sell them and you can’t. You try to give them away and someone thinks you’re a terrorist.

Child of the Overproduction Era

A writer takes a wistful look back at the cards of his childhood.

Some People Will Do Anything For Free Cards

Replacing the contents of a box with junk commons and returning it to Target? Wow.

A Tale of Two Sports Card Businesses

Two sports card businesses in the same geographic area both find success; one online…the other clinging to the brick-and-mortar method.

Vick Signing Session Draws Protest

Dozens of protestors turned out at a New Jersey card shop where Michael Vick signed autographs.

Vick Autograph Signing Draws Attention

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

Partnership Puts 0% Selling Fees in Play

Selling expensive sports cards can be a risk…but one dealer’s long-running partnership with eBay offers a guaranteed price and no back-end selling fees.

Face-to-Face Offer Leads to Big Consignment

Some collectors prefer a more personal touch in the internet age.

Baseball Hall of Fame, PSA in Sponsorship Deal

PSA is now a corporate sponsor at the Baseball Hall of Fame and will have a presence in Cooperstown.

Collectors Abroad: Web, Shows Forge Friendships

Living in Germany and being a card collector is a lot easier thanks to the efforts of a group that provides an online gathering place and even a long history of card shows.