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Auction of Large Cuban Baseball Card Collection Continues

1910 Punch P. (Pete) Hill

A group of rare vintage Cuban baseball cards from the collection of Richard Merkin are among the items up for bid.

Has Bobby Thomson’s 1951 ‘Shot’ Jersey Already Been Found?

Bobby Thomson 1951 jersey

Collectors have wondered for years what became of the jersey Bobby Thomson was wearing when he hit the ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World’. It may have been sitting in one man’s collection for the last six years.

T206 Doyle Error to Be Auctioned

Joe Doyle T206 error card

Robert Edward Auctions has acquired a large group of rare pre-War cards from the estate of a long-time collector, including the T206 set’s most prized rarity.

Topps Prime 9 Player of the Week is Mickey Mantle

Mantle 2011 Prime 9 redemption

Week 7 is devoted to #7 as Topps continues to fill out its late-season redemption set.

1933 All-Star Game Unused Ticket Tops Memory Lane Auction

Full ticket 1933 All Star Game

A one-of-a-kind full ticket from the first ever big league All Star Game and a 63-year-old pack of basketball cards were among the highlights as Memory Lane closed out its latest catalog auction.

Sports Guy Returns to the National

Simmons

Columnist Bill Simmons is back at the National Sports Collectors Convention, marveling, mocking and generally having a grand time with everything the dealers brought to Chicago.

Sports Card Auctions: Starting ‘Em Low Philosophy Works for Just Collect

1909-1911 T206 baseball

A willingness to take a chance has paid off for eBay’s largest volume seller of vintage sports cards.

Dave Cowens 1972-73 MVP Award Brings $156,000

1972-73 NBA MVP Award Cowens

The NBA MVP award earned by Dave Cowens in 1973 was the top selling item in the Basketball Hall of Fame auction, with a host of vintage NBA and ABA jerseys also bringing big bucks.

Buying Vintage Sports Cards Offers Options

National Sports Collectors show

Dealers have to come ready to meet a variety of collectors at a big show and collectors have to be ready to move on what’s not likely to be there the next time around.

Smaller Sports Memorabilia Dealers Battle the Big Boys at the NSCC

Sports memorabilia

Whether you run multi-million dollar auctions or sell cards out of your basement, the National Sports Collectors Convention will offer you a chance to set up a booth… if you can handle the expense.

2011 National Sports Collectors Convention Ends 5-Day Run

NSCC

A few more observations and information from the last day of the 32nd National.

Thefts Take Fun Out of National for Some

1965 Topps Joe Namath rookie card

A string of thefts from dealer booths put a damper on the National Sports Collectors Convention for dealers who lost valuable inventory.

Editor’s Blog: National Thoughts

Wantlist

Observations…and a suggestion or two as the National heads into the weekend.

Cy Young Jersey Brings $657,250 at Auction

Game worn Cy Young Red Sox jersey

Seven items brought bids of more than $100,000 in a Thursday night auction, topped by jerseys from two of baseball’s most important figures.

Editor’s Blog: Harry and Larry, Former Times Writer Rips NY Post Over Halper, Jeter Foul Ball

Larry Woodall, Fred Haney, Harry Heilmann, Ty Cobb

An undiscovered error, more on Barry Halper and other auction notes in today’s Editor’s Blog.

High Grade Vintage Card Sets Pace Auction

PSA 6 graded 1933 Goudey baseball set

Two top tier baseball card sets from distinctly different eras, brought over $111,000 late last week.

New Discoveries Highlight Memory Lane Auction

Ticket 1933 All Star Game

One-of-a-kind tickets and packs, a collection of vintage Dodgers items as well as high-grade cards and autographs are just some of what will be up for bid.

Editor’s Blog: Steals, Deals and Contests

1954 Bowman football

Some potential bargains are being offered this weekend… and we have the info on a contest for pizza-loving NASCAR fans.

Thousands of Rare Sports Photos Now Available

Eddie Stanky

The photos span decades of history and chronicle the events, people and places that have shaped the sports world, each representing a unique moment in time.

1982 Donruss Box Break Yields Pleasant Surprise

Unopened box 1982 Donruss

Box buster Rich Klein takes a detour to the Reagan years, thanks to some message board and finds that bad collation can sometimes be a good thing.