Avron B. Fogelman once was a part-owner of the Kansas City Royals. But the memorabilia collection the successful businessman has assembled is positively regal. Fogelman, 79, has spent most of his life building a large memorabilia collection. Wednesday, he unveiled where his collection will be housed— in a 3,500-square-foot museum located on the campus of Florida Atlantic … [Read more...] about Fogelman Collection Will Be Housed In New Museum in South Florida
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The National Sports Collectors Convention will be making its fifth visit to Cleveland when it sets up shop inside the IX Center early next month. You don't necessarily have to bring a big bankroll or even be a super avid collector to appreciate it. "I would rather have someone just walk the floor," says Ray Schulte, the show's marketing director. "To me that's … [Read more...] about Notes: National Featured; Frank White Auction; Parker’s Last Roundup; Autograph Hustlers in DC
“Police sets” were all the range in the late 1970s and 80s as pro and college sports teams partnered with local law enforcement agencies to create regional trading card sets with safety messages on the back. The program is alive and well in Kansas City where for the Royals and Kansas City Power & Light are handing thousands of four-card packs out to kids this … [Read more...] about Cops Are Topps Program Returns with Royals Baseball Card Giveaway
A Royals fan and collector who was in the right place at the right time wound up with a nice conversation piece Sunday night. If you watched ESPN’s coverage of the Royals-Mets game in Kansas City, you may have seen KC starter Edinson Volquez pitching with a cap that was different than the one being worn his teammates. The special opening night uniform was supposed to … [Read more...] about Edinson Volquez “Error Cap” Winds Up in Good Hands
The show was scheduled to coincide with the Chiefs bye week but instead, it turned into another celebration for the World Series champion Kansas City Royals. GT Sports Marketing brought in stars from both teams--past and present--to sign autographs at the Overland Park Convention Center. While some collectors spent the weekend browsing through boxes of baseball cards, … [Read more...] about Fans, Collectors Flock to KC Show
Now we know what kind of World Series it will be. It will feature the Panda and the Moose. Other notables will include Captain Underpants, Country Breakfast, Big Game James and the Freak. It should be quite a show as the San Francisco Giants fight their third World Series battle in five years while the Royals enter the ring for the first time in almost three decades. And … [Read more...] about Time to Wake Up to Royals’ Rookie Cards?
Less than 24 hours after the Kansas City Royals won their first postseason game in 29 years my “In” box had an offer for a unique piece of memorabilia to commemorate the event. Granted, my baseball card and memorabilia business is in the state of Missouri, and that extra-inning victory against the Oakland ball club was the first of a historic three extra-inning victory run. But … [Read more...] about The Royals are Hot, but How About Their Memorabilia?
Although there are many popular baseball cards that have been produced throughout the history of the hobby, it is safe to say that only a handful can truly be called “iconic” cards. By definition, such cards represent in their appearance the baseball card hobby as a unique entity. These cards, on their own, call to mind the greater whole of the hobby. Many of these iconic … [Read more...] about 1975 Topps George Brett Rookie Card: What You Need to Know
Snowy where you are today? Spring training seem like a long way away? Fear not. Baseball--and the season's first cards--will be arriving in just three weeks. But you don't have to open any packs to know who's in them. We've got the complete 2012 Topps Baseball Series One checklist straight from the company. You might want to grab a little bottle of 5-Hour Energy or a … [Read more...] about Complete 2012 Topps Baseball Series One Checklist
Topps has added a hot rookie autograph to its 2011 Topps Chrome Baseball. Kansas City Royals' star Eric Hosmer will be part of the product that is releasing on September 7. Topps guarantees two on-card Autographed Rookie Cards in every hobby box. In addition, Hosmer will have autographed cards in Triple Threads, Topps Finest, Topps Updates, Bowman Chrome and … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Hosmer Autos in Chrome, Aaron PRIME Redemption, Stolen Goods