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Vintage Set of the Week: 1954 Bowman Baseball

Mantle

Topps had more rookies but the 1954 Bowman Baseball set had Mickey Mantle and a controversial short print as the card wars of the 1950′s raged on.

SoCal Show Draws Impressive Mix of Old School Dealers and Young Collectors

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Sports Collectors Daily’s Chris Levy is back from the second edition of the Southern California Sports Collectors Show.

Vintage Rookie Cards Still the Gold Standard

Staubach-Marino rookie cards

In the 1970s, you rarely heard the team. Now, vintage rookie cards drive the market. What’s the psychology behind the collection?

Sports History: Top 5 Selling Game Programs on eBay

1926 Rose Bowl program

Baseball is only part of the equation when it comes to vintage game programs. Check out some cool pieces of football history that make up the last of the top 5 selling sports publications on eBay over the last 30 days.

Hunt Auctions to Offer Extensive Tobacco-Related Collection

T206 Cobb

Hunt Auctions kicks off its 20th anniversary with an internet auction featuring a mammoth collection of tobacco ads, packaging and cards.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Digitizing Burdick Collection

Jackie Robinson rookie card

The collection of the man who literally wrote the book on baseball cards–or at least catalogued them–may be coming to a computer near you.

Artist Gary Cieradkowski Connects with Dad Through Card Designs

Warren Spahn by Cary Cieradkowski

ESPN.com profiles talented graphic designer Gary Cieradkowski, who’s creating some cool looking art for the “Infinite Baseball Card Set”.

Who Are eBay’s Biggest Sports Card Sellers?

Bobby Layne 1958 Topps

Selling sports cards on eBay means volume, volume, and more volume for eBay’s biggest sports card dealers…but the most successful sellers start ‘em low and let ‘em go.

PSA Population Report Goes Free

PSA

Collectors and dealers now have access to some valuable information on a massive database of graded cards now that the PSA Population Report is public info.

Albany Card Show Still Ticking

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Collectors and dealers from all over the northeast have been coming to the monthly Albany sports card show for parts of five decades.

T206 Eddie Plank a Worthy Challenger to Wagner

Eddie Plank T206 PSA 2

The T206 Eddie Plank plays Lou Gehrig to its more Ruthian-like brother, Honus Wagner, but serious collectors know how scarce it is.

Top Selling Mickey Mantle Cards on eBay

1969 Topps Mickey Mantle white letters

Owning a 1952 Topps may be out of your budget, but what other Mickey Mantle cards have collectors been buying?

Mickey Mantle and eBay Still Perfect Marriage

Mickey Mantle 1954 Dan Dee

More than 43 years after his last game, Mickey Mantle is still a smoking hot search on eBay. We’ve got the latest, most interesting sales figures and some info on the best time to buy…and sell.

Iconic Players, Sets Part of Memory Lane Auction

Ediie Plank T206 tobacco card PSA 5

Vintage sports cards spanning virtually the entire history of collecting will be up for grabs later this week when Memory Lane Inc. opens its Winter Classics Auction.

The Big Show: Charles M. Conlon’s Golden Age Baseball Photographs

Charles Conlon Big Show

A new book brings us more great baseball photographs from Charles M. Conlon. Can you say “Christmas list”?

Program from First World Series Sells for $241,500

First World Series program 1903

One 1903 World Series program resides in Cooperstown. The other was sold by Hunt Auctions Saturday,as one of the headliners in the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum Auction.

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.

Gary Cypres Offers Tours of World’s Top Sports Memorabilia Collection

Gary Cypres

Super collector Gary Cypres, the man whose sports memorabilia collection is housed in his own personal museum, gives us a look in preparation for a fundraising event.

1916 Babe Ruth Rookie Card, Heisman Ring Sold in “I Own it Now”

Babe Ruth 1916 M101-4 rookie card

Catalog featured exclusively high grade, rare, vintage sports collectibles.

Rare Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin to be Sold by Memory Lane

Tobacco Tin Ty Cobb brand

A rare century-old Ty Cobb brand tobacco tin is going back on the auction block after a short dalliance with eBay.