Editor’s Blog: Iconic Cards Share Key Elements

Scarcity and name recognition only scratch the surface of what fuels interest and demand in the hobby’s top vintage baseball cards.

Flashback: Topps Had Lots of Unsold 1957-58 Basketball

A newspaper article reveals some interesting facts about collectors and the hobby as they were 54 years ago.

‘Evolution of Baseball Cards’ Posters Free at NSCC

PSA chronicles the evolution of popular baseball card sets in its newest poster giveaway at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Baltimore News Ruth, T206 Wagner Up For Sale

Got a million bucks and some change? The hobby’s two most valuable baseball cards are on consignment.

T206 Wagner Brings $403,664, 1952 Mantle Sets New Mark

A T206 Honus Wagner had the share the spotlight with a huge price attained by a PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle in SCP Auctions’ Fall Premier early Sunday.

SCP Has T206 Wagner, ’52 Mantle, Jackie Robinson Memorabilia

Part of a massive T206 collection, the newly-graded T206 ‘Chesapeake’ Wagner card carries a pre-sale estimate well into six figures.

Real vs. Not So Real: Tips on Authenticating T206 Cards

The most famous card in the world is often the target of counterfeiters. Here are tips on spotting a fake Honus Wagner and authenticating T206s as a whole.

Editor’s Blog: Wagner Reprint=Big News (Apparently)

How a fake Honus Wagner card became national news.

Over 3,500 T206 Cards Including Wagner Coming to Auction

A previously ungraded T206 Honus Wagner card headlines a massive hoard of over 3,500 T206 cards from a one-owner collection set to be auctioned this fall.

Notebook: Brown Sues; Olbermann on Mastro; Baseball Exhibit; New Beckett Hire

Jim Brown sues over his championship ring, Keith Olbermann talks about Bill Mastro, a huge baseball exhibit winds down and Beckett adds a new VP.

Report: Film Company CEO Was Buyer of Mazeroski Jersey, Bat

Pittsburgh sports fans may get a chance to see Bill Mazeroski’s 1960 World Series jersey and bronzed bat after the items were purchased by Thomas Tull, a movie producer who’s also part owner of the Steelers.

Notes: California Man Sports T206 Wagner Tattoo; ’52 Set Hits Six Figures; More Cartoons and Did Dealers Rat Out Johnny Football?

It’s graded VG-H (for hairy). A Sacramento man puts a T206 Honus Wagner baseball card tattoo on his leg. We’ve got heavy bidding on a T206 Super set and more Andy Broome collecting cartoons…plus did dealers rat out Johnny Manziel?

News & Notes: Panini Sales Exec Changes; T206 Wagner Goes to a Car Show

A new hobby sales manager at Panini and the auction house selling the T206 Honus Wagner takes it to the Barrett-Jackson car auction (no…not ‘card auction’).

Jumbo Wagner Going Back on the Block

A PSA 5 T206 Honus Wagner card, carrying extra large borders and a ‘miscut’ designation is coming up for sale, 4 years after it went for $1.62 million.

Fending Off Fakes: Auction Company Round Table

Vintage sports cards and memorabilia can bring big bucks and with that come efforts to create phony items. Here, our auction company panelists take on fakes.

Locked Up Since 1980s, Trimmed T206 Wagner Now Up for Bid

The number of graded grails has gone up. A newly encapsulated T206 Honus Wagner quietly owned by a collector for years is now on the auction block.

Rare Football Card Hits Auction Block

As baseball collectors drool over the Black Swamp E98 find, one of only a small number of surviving copies of the 1894 “Anonymous” John Dunlop football card is up for bid.

Wagner, Doyle Pace $9.56 Million REA Auction

Over 1,600 lots of baseball and other sports memorabilia are heading to new homes after Robert Edward Auctions’ 2012 event closed in the pre-dawn hours Sunday.

T206 Wagner Consigned to REA Has Date Stamp Matching Pirates 1909 Triumph Over Cobb, Tigers

A unique T206 Honus Wagner card, its back bearing a date stamp matching the date of the decisive game of the 1909 World Series will be featured in Robert Edward Auctions’ 2012 catalog event.

Wagner, Plank, Ruth, Mathewson Among Highlights in New Catalog

Scarce and rare vintage baseball cards are just some of the items up for grabs beginning later this week in an event where patience is sometimes a virtue…and sometimes a mistake.