Dozens of sports card products are released every year, but none generate the kind of buzz that the first baseball cards of the season brings. Collectors, dealers and card companies, now united and able to interact via social media, help fuel the fire. It's a time when someone who wouldn't dare pay full price for new shirt will gladly fork over way too much money for the … [Read more...] about 2012 Topps Baseball: Christmas or Craziness?
A grand opening for the PSA New Jersey Office will take place this Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern time. After years of speculation, the company opened its east coast office late this summer. On Friday, PSA/DNA autograph expert, Steve Grad, will be available to authenticate previously-signed items on site. In addition, PSA … [Read more...] about Grand Opening for New Jersey Office
The Los Angeles Angels didn't make the post-season this year, but that meant it was a little easier in late September to get an autograph. The expensive cars roll into the players only parking lot as a group of regulars wait in hopes that a few of them will give them a minute or two of their time. These aren't a bunch of eBay profiteers. Most, according this story in the … [Read more...] about Halo Hunters Seek Autos Behind “The Fence”
Fans tired of seeing big market, big money teams advance in the playoffs aren't complaining about it, but losses by the Red Sox and Yankees cost Steiner Sports at least $1 million in revenue according to the company's CEO. Brandon Steiner's New Rochelle, New York-based company has deals with both teams to sell memorabilia and the Yankees and Bosox are far and away the … [Read more...] about Yankees Loss Cost Steiner
A bat Babe Ruth traded to the leader of an Irish all-star hurling team that came to the United States in 1926 is going on the auction block after being consigned by the family of the original recipient. In May of that year, Frank McGrath brought an intercounty team of hurlers they called the Gaelic Athletic Association to New York at the urging of Jimmy "Beau James" Walker, … [Read more...] about 1926 Ruth Bat Up for Auction…in Ireland
Is it possible to invest in baseball cards? Yes, if you know what you're doing. It's no secret that some of the hobby's highest grade and scarce cards almost always rise in value over time. There's still more demand than supply when it comes to T206 Honus Wagner cards. Some, however, think there's money to be made everywhere. It's one of the biggest mistakes … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Investing in Cards, PSA Plans, What the Puck?
The New Jersey Nets have teamed with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Volvo to auction off a unique item that has been signed by over 50 current NBA players with proceeds to benefit the fight agaisnt childhood cancer. Throughout the past several months, LeBron James, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Kevin Love and Blake Griffin, as well as Basketball Hall … [Read more...] about 50 NBA Stars Autograph Volvo Hood to Fight Childhood Cancer
Out of sight, out of mind goes the old saying. It's definitely true when it comes to autographs according to SigPrices.com. The autograph price tracking website has been accumulating data since just prior to its launch last year and has discovered some trends that might prove valuable to collectors, dealers and others who buy, sell and trade signed items. While the most … [Read more...] about Shopping for Cheap Autographs? Think Off-Season
Most of the talk may have shifted to the 2011 baseball season, but Topps is hoping to put the wraps on football with its release of one of the most talked about products in a long time. Five Star Football is sort of a Rolls Royce type card issue, focused almost exclusively on autographs. The product is being officially released today, but dozens of cards had already made … [Read more...] about Topps Five Star Football Out Today
Nearly 99% of the items offered in Huggins & Scott's January 2011 Masterpiece auction were sold according to the company. A wide range of collectibles received over 7500 bids in the 590-lot internet/telephone auction. Those who would scoff at the interest in modern trading cards might be surprised to learn that the auction was highlighted by the sale of four Razor … [Read more...] about Busy Bidding in Huggins & Scott Auction