Collectors at the Toronto Sports Card Expo over the weekend got a chance to see one of finest game worn NHL jersey collections they're likely to encounter. Dr. Brian Price, the man behind Canadian-based In The Game Trading Cards, is also a collector. He brought along the jerseys he's accumulated over the years which include some dripping with NHL history. Beckett Media got a … [Read more...] about Vintage Hockey Jersey Collection Includes Rarities, History
After 64 events, a long-running Florida sports card show may be packing up for good. The Saturday shows at Union Church in Ormond Beach will come to an end on Saturday according to a local newspaper. Economic realities, a nearby card shop stocking more items and a dearth of new collectors has meant more dealers in the room than buyers at times, according to organizers. The … [Read more...] about Florida Sports Card Show Shutting Down?
It was a time when cardboard was cardboard. Card shops were everywhere. So were shows. Against such a backdrop came Fleer, looking for an edge in its competition with Topps, Donruss and Upper Deck. Game worn swatches had yet to make their way into packs, most of which were still well under a buck. So whatever innovations were made, came in the design of the cards … [Read more...] about Fleer’s Cosmic Pro Visions
A lot has changed since Bob Ferri opened his sports card and show promotion business more than 30 years ago. For one thing, there's more than one brand producing cards. Ferri has seen it all since ditching his day job and making a living in the hobby. The Scranton, Pa., area man is still selling at the local Farmer's Market and hosting local shows and thankfully, collectors … [Read more...] about PA Dealers, Collectors Feel Good About Sports Card Hobby
We might feel that way sometimes, but no one really needs a baseball card collection. It's why when times start to get tough, basic necessities come first. Like radar, sports card shops can sometimes tell when bad economic conditions are approaching. Business starts to drop off and those looking to turn their cardboard into cash come streaming in. The recent recession … [Read more...] about Are Card Shops a Recession Barometer?
Richard Frye and Timothy Teixeira came to Europe as part of the U.S. military a number of years ago, but it didn't take long for the two American sports card collectors to realize their options for participating in the hobby were limited. They had plenty of room for their cards, but opportunities to expand their collection or meet others with the same interest wasn't nearly … [Read more...] about Collectors Abroad: Web, Shows Forge Friendships
Hopefully you've noticed some sports card product reviews on our pages over the last few days. Several new issues were released in the last few weeks of 2009 and you can read a little about what they have inside right now. It's something I've been wanting to add for awhile and thanks to our friend Rich Klein--and the card companies--we're going to go full steam … [Read more...] about Sports Card Reviews Our New Year’s Resolution