You've got to sell a little bit of everything if you're in the collectibles business in Big Sky country. A place called the Jack 'n' Jill Boutique has a pretty good supply of vintage and modern sports cards, autographed memorabilia and other items, all sharing space with a variety of decidedly not sports collectible-related inventory. Some of it is now missing. The shop … [Read more...] about Montana Shop Burglarized
You make a living selling baseball cards? Say that in the early 1970s and you might just as well have said you worked on Mars. The early dealers were pioneers in the industry, buying cards in quantity from Topps, sorting them out and selling them via ads in everything from Boy's Life to The Sporting News to Street and Smith's annual publications. They also bought … [Read more...] about Early Dealers Were Advertising Pioneers
It's been 30 years now. A long time, but not long enough to where "baseball memorabilia" was a foreign phrase. There was a lot of collecting going on then. In fact, the hobby was just starting to go mainstream with more shows and more collectors popping up. The next year, everything exploded when Fleer and Donruss broke the Topps monopoly. So why did the last out … [Read more...] about What Happened to Ball That Ended Phillies’ Drought?
Just about everyone thought they could make a living selling baseball cards in 1990. And for awhile, it was almost true. Everything sold. Not every experience with a dealer was a positive one, though. And that's why two women from Albany, Georgia decided they could do it better--or at least be more fair. Gladys Dollar and Nicki Stephens wound up as business partners … [Read more...] about Albany Shop Owners Keep Business Family Oriented
He might be the first rookie pitcher in big league history for whom everything he touches is recorded in an authenticator's computer and saved for posterity. Stephen Strasburg's first start produced a mountain of memorabilia, some of it rushed onto Major League Baseball's auction platform. Bidding closed Tuesday night with several items sold. Tops on the list? The … [Read more...] about Strasburg Strikeout Ball: $20,010
Police say he wasn't fussy. According to investigators in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joshua Sanders stole just about everything you can think of during his uninvited visits to 14 homes in the area. Big screen TVs. Jewelry. The same type of items detectives often run into when rounding up burglary suspects. They don't often see sports memorabilia. It was all lying on the … [Read more...] about Thief Helps Cops Reunite Autographs with Owner
Timing is everything. The much-anticipated Major League arrival of Washington Nationals' pitching prospect Stephen Strasburg has coincided with the release of the year's most popular baseball card product and the result has been major media attention for a single card auction. Just days after the 2010 Bowman series was released this month, the 1 of 1 Strasburg Chrome … [Read more...] about Strasburg Card Passes $16,000
It's almost spring...and that means a fresh new start for the old website too. After three and a half years, Sports Collectors Daily was starting to look a little dated. It also had a few functionality issues on the back end that made it somewhat frustrating at times. Our new home with WordPress offers more options, a cleaner look and should improve our search engine … [Read more...] about Welcome to the ‘new’ Sports Collectors Daily!
Join NBA on TNT reporter Craig Sager as he takes a look inside the phenomenal collection of Lakers memorabilia owned by David Kohler. … [Read more...] about TNT Tours the Lakers Shrine
Old and cheap is good. … [Read more...] about Cubs Convention Show Mirrors Hobby Trends