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1970s Unopened Cases, Boxes Headliners at Collect Auctions

Topps 1976 baseball vending case

Another group of still unopened 1970s cases and boxes are up for grabs at Collect Auctions.

Editor’s Blog: Hobby is Too Expensive? Say WHAT?

Old baseball cards

The hobby’s ‘too expensive’ you say? Actually, it’s not and we’ve got list of cheap baseball cards of Hall of Famers for less than what you spent on lunch.

Vintage Pack Break of the Week: 1978-79 Topps Basketball

Topps 1978-79 Basketball Unopened Pack

Underappreciated and inexpensive, 1978-79 Topps basketball packs offer a good chance to pull a big name. Watch as Just Collect Inc opens a pack.

eBay Policy Changes Produce Sterling Results for Smaller Auction House

auction gavel

Lee Behrens of Sterling Sports Auctions says rising costs for eBay sellers have helped his company grow.

Editor’s Blog: NSCC Still Overwhelms

Mickey Mantle 1960 Post Cereal

No matter how many times you go to the National Sports Collectors Convention it’s hard not to be awed by the sheer volume of material in the room.  And calling it a ‘room’ seems inadequate.  The Stephens Convention Center is an airplane hangar for 767s.  It’s a cement floored foundry where the product and the […]

VIDEO: First Time Dealer at the NSCC

Mike McCann

A small dealer goes head to head with the big boys on the show floor of the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention.

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.

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.

Razor Sharp Vintage Sports Cards Highlight New Catalog Sale

PSA 10 1956 Topps Mickey Mantle

A PSA 10 1956 Topps Mickey Mantle, plus mint, graded rookie cards of Willie Mays, George Mikan, Michael Jordan and Bobby Orr are among the offerings.

1961 Post Cereal High Grade Find

1961 Post Cereal Nellie Fox PSA 9

Mom never dreamed that box of Alpha Bits would yield such a mother lode.

Richie Ashburn Items, Vintage Material in Huggins & Scott Auction

Game used Richie Ashburn glove

More than three dozen pieces associated with Richie Ashburn lead off the industry’s latest sports memorabilia catalog auction.

2010 Ending With Changes at SGC

SGC logo

James Spence Authentication has made an investment in card grading firm SGC, while personnel moves are also happening.

Face-to-Face Offer Leads to Big Consignment

Roger Maris rookie card

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

A Dealer’s National: Making the Most of a Business Trip

justcollect

Baseball cards and business mix at the National Sports Collectors Convention, where planning is an important part of the game.

Vintage Sports Cards Focus of Ohio Show

Next month’s 3-day sports card show near Cleveland will focus on the vintage angle.

Vintage High End Items Highlight MLI Sale

Unopened baseball card boxes from the 1950s and 60s, high-grade sets and singles and a run of mint cancelled checks from the first Hall of Fame class will be up for bid later this month.

Stolen Baseball Card Collection: Search Still On

A North Carolina man’s collection was more of a family heirloom. That’s why he’s hoping against all odds his stolen vintage sports cards turn up somewhere.

1952 Topps Mantle Smashes $100K Barrier

Memory Lane’s spring catalog auction closed with the first known $100,000 sale of a PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle.