Several days after deciding to end its eTopps program, Topps posted a note and an online Q&A, hoping to answer some of the many questions posted by collectors since last week's announcement. Topps revealed that one of its major issues was finding a printer who could actually print hard copies of the virtual cards it sold via its "IPOs". However, collectors have been … [Read more...] about Topps Says eTopps Was Money Losing Proposition
In Detroit, you don't have to look far to find a struggling family. Across the border in Windsor, Ont., there is evidence that life was much better for Dr. Colin Sinclair. He owned one of the best sports collections in the province. Vintage baseball cards, autographed baseballs from the likes of Ruth and Gehrig. Dozens of hockey sticks. Law enforcement authorities … [Read more...] about Was Doc’s Sports Collection Acquired With Drug Money?
San Diego Padres' pitcher Mat Latos turned heads with his breakout performance on the mound in 2010. He did it again with three autographs. Latos and the Padres lost a close NL West division race to the Giants on the last day of the season, a frustrating end to what had been an unexpectedly great season. The Giants, of course, went on to win the World Series. The … [Read more...] about Latos “I Hate SF” Signed Balls Raise Money, Stir Ire
It sounded like a good idea at the time and his heart may have been in the right place, but delivering what he promised has become a headache for an Indianapolis dealer. Brett LeMieux of Ultimate Sports Collection promised fans an autographed picture of Colts receiver Pierre Garcon if they would donate money to Garcon's Haiti earthquake relief fund back in December. Many … [Read more...] about Good Deed Turned Into Big Headache for Dealer
Robert Edward Auctions is still attempting to collect the remainder of a $760,000 judgment against a former client. Peter Nash, a baseball historian and collector who once gained fame with the rap group 3rd Bass, sued REA a few years ago over memorabilia he had turned over as collateral for a loan that was sold when REA says the loan wasn't repaid. REA counter sued and won. … [Read more...] about Auction House Still Battling Ex-Rapper
Andre Dawson has plenty of reasons to smile. Just ask Goose Gossage. … [Read more...] about Hall of Fame Election Worth Big Memorabilia Money
eBay is offering sellers of sports cards and memorabilia a test. Pass it with your listings and you'll have more success than the next guy. … [Read more...] about Follow New eBay Rules: Make More Money
People with tons of money fighting over a sports card company? Only in America. Brog vs. Shorin could determine the future of Topps. … [Read more...] about The Man Who Would be Topps