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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.

Editor’s Blog: Vintage Hockey Theft Solved, National Guests, Autograph Specials

1951 Parkhurst

Cops say they’ve got their Parkhurst hockey thief. One online card dealer is doing a bang-up business. We’ve got word of some free autographs from former Cub stalwarts at the National and a big online retailer is ready to hook you up with 10% off.

Missing Those Baseball Card Cartoons


Stats AND player-specific cartoons the back of baseball cards? Now those were the days. ESPN’s Jim Caple waxes nostalgic…with a new twist.

1921 American Caramel Cards, Fresh Consignments Highlight MnM Auction

Babe Ruth 1921 American Caramel

Some extra nice American Caramel cards join rare old tickets, contracts, photos and programs in an auction set to launch this weekend.

Stolen Mantle Ball, Namath Haul, Bullish on CU

"Broadway" 1965 Topps art by Tim Carroll

The Editor’s Blog tracks a stolen Mickey Mantle signed baseball, gets the goods on a good deed and a big thumbs up from a stock analyst for the parent company of PSA and PSA DNA.

Memory Lane Auction Generates $1.2 Million

Autographed Babe Ruth Lou Gehrig baseball

Both new and vintage sports memorabilia drew bidders in Memory Lane Inc.’s spring auction.

Pre-War Baseball Card eBook Released

Before Their Was Bubble Gum eBook

A new e-book gives vintage card collectors and wannabes a look at some of the hobby’s true oldies but goodies.

Blog: Expired Redemption Bummer, Rings Found, Draft Contest

Topps 2001 box

Some more crime…and when a prize isn’t really a prize. Read it in the Editor’s Blog.

1952 Topps Mantle Brings $18,700 on eBay

PSA 5 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle

A consignor looking to build business interests consigns a pocket of some classic cards including a sharp mid-grade Mantle.

Ex-SGC Rep Dwyer Opens New Online Auction House

Sterling Sports Auctions

A familiar name in the sports card business has announced the creation of an online auction company that will provide collectors and dealers another venue to buy and sell.

1933 Sport Kings Uncut Sheet, 1870 A’s CDV in Hunt Auction

Uncut sheet 1933 Goudey Sport Kings

Decades-old rarities mix with vintage cards and items with a $10 starting bid in Hunt Auctions’ 1200-lot internet/phone auction.

Social Media Marketing is Sometimes Just Plain Cool

Exhibit Co. baseball card pack

Would you like to expose your business to over 800 people with about 30 minutes of work? Welcome to the world of social media.

1971 Topps Baseball: 40 Years Later

1971 Topps cello box

A little revolutionary. A little counter culture. The 1971 Topps set brought us innovation and drives today’s mint freaks to drink.

Editor’s Blog: Heritage Scoring More Points

2011 Topps Heritage

2011 Topps Heritage is like a magnet.

T206 Set, Possible Last Munson Signed Ball Highlight Huggins & Scott Auction

T206 set

A near set of T206 cards and what may be the last autograph Thurman Munson ever signed are among the hundreds of items on the block this month at Huggins & Scott.

Mantle Cards Stolen, Recovered

1959 Topps Mickey Mantle

A collection of Mickey Mantle baseball cards is among items stolen during a home break-in, but the plot takes a positive twist.

Mass Man Admits He Broke In, Stole Cards


A Massachusetts man got away for awhile, but his bad habits apparently allowed the law to catch up to him.

Schulte Gets Two Year-Deal for NSCC Publicity

nscc logo

The National Sports Collectors Convention keeps its publicity eggs in the Schulte Sports basket.

Teenage Gehrig Autograph Emerges

1917 "Henry Gehrig" Lou Gehrig autograph

A 94-year-old signature of Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig is out of the closet and up for bid.

Five Affordable, Cool Vintage Basketball Cards

1933 Sport Kings Joe Lapchick "Lopchick"

Build an impressive mini hoops museum for a minimal investment.