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

Mikes Stadium Sportscards

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.

Signed NHL Jerseys Stolen in Canadian Smash and Grab

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An early morning heist of signed NHL jerseys in Ontario has police hoping for leads.

Editor’s Blog: News and Notes

Editors Blog

A bountiful collection of stories and hobby news rounded up in one neat little package.

McDonalds Sponsoring Canadiens Set

McDonalds Canadiens pack

It’s not quite the nationwide promotion collectors got used to for nearly two full decades, but McDonald’s in Canada are back in hockey cards.

Topps’ Golden Ticket Baseball Pulled by Shop Owner

Gold baseball

A card shop owner lands one of the ten Golden Ticket baseballs signed by a trio of all-time greats.

2012 Topps Prime 9 Program Opens with Willie Mays

Willie Mays Prime 9 Topps 2012

Pull redemption card #1 from the 2012 Topps Prime 9 promotion? Take it to your local hobby shop and exchange it for a Willie Mays.

Rich’s Ramblings: Putting Things into Perspective

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein with some thoughts on hobby friendships.

Auction Features 1911 Indy Racing Suit, Yankee Stadium First Program, Autographs

Program first game Yankee Stadium

An east coast auction house is offering numerous lots of vintage sports memorabilia as part of a three-day bidfest.

Summit Survey Shows Sports Card Market Optimism

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Hobby shops offer up some positive vibes about the sports card market in 2012…as long as you’re willing to work at it.

Tips for selling on eBay: Listings that Rock

ebay

If your profits aren’t measuring up, it might be time to revisit some tips for selling your sports card and such on eBay.

‘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.

Rich’s Ramblings: Special New Year’s Edition

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein’s wishes for 2012 include good vibes for the sports card show and hobby shop community.

Beckett Graded Card Price Guide Now Available

Beckett Graded Card Price Guide

Beckett has launched its latest price guide book, this one catering to professionally graded cards of all kinds.

Tipping Points in the Trading Card Industry

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein examines some of the modern trading card industry’s watershed moments.

Alert Dealer Helps Cops Retrieve Gault’s Stolen Super Bowl Ring

Chicago Bears Super Bowl ring

A sports memorabilia dealer spotted Willie Gault’s stolen Super Bowl XX ring and now the man who was selling it is behind bars.

Rich’s Ramblings: Good, Bad and Ugly of Card Shops

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein’s visit to Barnes & Noble jogged the memory banks about card shops past and present.

Seattle Card Store Burglary Suspect Caught on Cam

Card Shop Robber

A Washington man who turned his hobby into a business is still hoping someone can help find the man who swiped $30,000 worth of vintage sports cards from his shop last month.

Vintage Sports Images Boosts Online Presence

John Unitas Baltimore Colts

Vintage Sports Images has launched a new website and bulked up its eBay presence with a line of negatives and slides from games past.

1990s Card Giveaway Attempt Leads to Bomb Squad Visit

box of 1990s cards

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.

2011 Bowman Chrome Review

2011 Bowman Chrome

Our box buster says 2011 Bowman Chrome is hot (again) as it offers a prospecting buzz and ten years of history.