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

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

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

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

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

Pre-War Baseball Card eBook Released

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 is like a magnet.

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

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

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

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

Teenage Gehrig Autograph Emerges

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

Nothing Like Vending Fresh Vintage

Buying and selling baseball cards is an easier proposition when you’ve got cards sharp enough to shave with.

Montana Shop Burglarized

Thieves broke into a Montana shop and stole several items worth thousands of dollars–but left behind some important items.