An Ohio man who had just returned from a card show in the Cleveland area last Saturday afternoon had more than $6,000 worth of cards, jerseys, autographs and other items stolen from the trunk of his car, according to police in Solon. Police say the man apparently made the mistake of keeping the trunk of his car open while he took his dog for a walk. It happened in broad … [Read more...] about Back From Show, Man’s Memorabilia Pilfered
Some of the nation's best high school football players will compete in next Saturday afternoon's Army All-American game in San Antonio. Among the tasks on the docket before the big showcase? Autographs. Apparently, they were put to work signing not just a few things to trade with each other. Players were ushered into a room, handed a couple of Sharpies and told to sign a … [Read more...] about Say What? High School Stars Overloaded With Autograph Obligations
A full Ty Cobb uniform believed to have been worn in 1922 sold for $385,500 at auction on Friday afternoon. Just four Cobb uniforms are known to exist. The uniform was part of a large live auction conducted by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. The final price includes a buyer's premium. Like most game-used equipment and apparel, the Cobb uniform was sent to the minor leagues … [Read more...] about 1922 Ty Cobb Uniform Sells for $385,500
They sit at the back of a mammoth exhibit hall, away from the dealer booths and legions of collectors buying baseball cards. A rainbow of colored Sharpies and ballpoint pens at the ready, a who's who of stars file in from late morning until late afternoon, fulfilling the wishes of fans who show up with anything and everything that can be written on. It's an autograph party … [Read more...] about TRISTAR Keeps Autographs Flowing at National
The 2010 regular season may still have two weeks left in it, but Topps is already planning ahead to next season. On Thursday afternoon, the company used its Facebook page to show off a mock-up of what its 2011 baseball cards will look like. The cards look somewhat similar to this year's design, with a small amount of foil stamping on the front and a white border. The … [Read more...] about Topps Releases 2011 Card Design
Collectors and dealers have returned home or are on their way and the 31st National Sports Collectors Convention is history. How much different was it than the 20th? Or the 25th? Or the 30th? Dealers judge a show based on their income for the four days and maybe how many names were added to their mailing list. Auction companies hope for consignments. Collectors hope … [Read more...] about National Sports Collectors Convention: 10 Ways to Improve It
An autograph signing session by four members of the Philadelphia Eagles was shut down Saturday afternoon. According to a couple of media reports, DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Brett Celek and Nate Allen were scheduled to appear Saturday afternoon at the Laurel Mall in Hazleton, PA. The owner of "The Sports Scene", a fan shop inside the mall, said jerseys that had been … [Read more...] about Eagles Shut Down Autograph Signing
It's OK to be addicted to football cards, just make sure that's your only addiction. … [Read more...] about Turning cards into crack?