by Rich Klein I am extremely grateful for everyone who reaches out and sends email after reading these stories. Last week, I received a very nice email from Bill Barron who used to work for NFL Properties and asked me to write about Lud Denny. Bill, eventually we'll touch on Lud and his large impact on the world of football cards. But for now, we'll start by talking some … [Read more...] about Ramblings: The Week the World Changed
It's not quite like bricks from Ebbets Field, but some Minnesota entrepreneurs are hoping to score with sports collectors who like a stadium collectible that's a little different--maybe the first of its kind. You remember the Metrodome roof video right? Snow pouring through tears in the roof and onto the turf, forcing the Vikings out of their home? Now, a Twin Cities … [Read more...] about Metrodome Roof Video Now Shows Latest Collectible
Huggins and Scott has opened its worldwide Internet auction with 590 consigned lots of vintage and modern sports cards and memorabilia in a one-day auction. A collection of one-of-a-kind Richie Ashubrn items, featuring his game-used glove, game-used bat, 1955 Phillies contract, and 1962 New York Mets Team MVP trophy are among the first lots offered in the auction. Several … [Read more...] about Richie Ashburn Items, Vintage Material in Huggins & Scott Auction
Collectors love to negotiate and eBay’s Submit Best Offer option is bringing a little give-and-take to the process of online buying and selling. When you have over 7,000 cards on eBay at any one time, that means a lot of opportunities to strike a deal on fixed price listings. The program has been a bit hit for eBay’s biggest consignment seller of sports cards and … [Read more...] about eBay Submit Best Offer Option a Win-Win
The recently-released 2010 Topps 206 Baseball selling material included what the company is calling "a piece of inaccurate information". Although Stephen Strasburg’s card appears in the sales pamphlet, he is not on the checklist. Since he's yet to play a Major League game, Strasburg is currently ineligible to appear as a Rookie Card in products. "If Strasburg is … [Read more...] about No 2010 Topps T206 Strasburg…Unless
The American economy is still in a bit of a holding pattern. If complete recovery means a lot more money being pumped into the sports card and memorabilia hobby, we're probably not there yet. Still, if you've got good material, the struggles of the past couple of years haven't been devastating. There have been record-setting prices attained on some graded cards. … [Read more...] about Vintage Card Market: What’s Ahead?
Grading standards have been set for PSA's unopened pack-a-palooza … [Read more...] about PSA unveils pack standards