Rare Squirrel card and Jacoby Ellsbury card with MLBPA Rookie Logo found
in 2007 Topps update baseball
NAXCOM no listing fees auctions start Wednesday November 7th - we're
excited about this and hope it does well for all sports memorabilia fans out
win an Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl ring? Here's your chance."
Here's an amazing story from over on the new Beckett Blog. It will blow your
mind what these
two sports card set collectors accomplished.
Shorin Sports Card Industry Icon Part 2 - Topps TV
* "Mega Tickets are literally
big thing in sports collectibles," says Dean Macchi, president of That's
Due out October 31st Upper Deck Masterpiece Baseball, first ever canvas
cards create a
one of a kind collecting experience
* Have you checked-in with the new Beckett Behind the Scenes blog lately?
They've got a post up about the whole notion/conspiracy of
companies switching out cards.
2007-08 Echelon Basketball Case Rip-Party
* Five Red Sox who have improved their
the baseball card hobby
* Upper Deck Adds
to All-Star Vinyl Figures
Varitek gives final ball to Red Sox
Police officers open sports collectibles store
* Simpson case exposes
shady side of memorabilia collecting
* Santa Rosa, CA -
4 arrested in connection with baseball card theft
* Headline from the UK -
Hunt for sports memorabilia thieves
Souvenir ball from Game 4 of the 2004 World Series is Red Sox collectors
Who caught Bonds Ball #762? Right now, no one seems to know
New England sports card retailers are doing just fine
Factory Set Live
* Topps will be auctioning the
Dick Perez paintings used to create 2007 Topps Turkey Red Baseball
Baseball card collection worth $190,000 to $500,000 completely lost
in flood damage
* Here's an
interesting sports memorabilia article that takes a look at a few items
like Rocky Marciano punchbag, Joe DiMaggio’s passport, Michael Jordan’s
half-smoked cigar, etc.
Memorabilia from the 2007 Colorado Rockies run to the World Series that
probably will be worth something
Sports memorabilia buyer beware
* “There has been a
rebirth in collecting (sports) trading cards. There has been a dramatic
increase and turnaround in the business the past two years. I attribute that to
us dedicating our resources at attracting more kids into the market,” says Clay
Luraschi, spokesman for New York-based Topps Co.
* 2007 World Series program showcases great baseball writers "It's
the most sought-after souvenir of the World Series,"
Finest Football Rip-Party
Donruss Produces the
Cards of All-Time
Deck Offices Closed for Second Straight Day Due to Fires in CA
Cool story of a sweet pull
Troy Tulowitzki 1 of 1 game used card
Beckett has gone "web 2.0" with the launch of it's
Looks like there will be a variety of authors (Beckett employees) posting on the
blog. We've heard there are even more exciting changes coming to the Beckett web
* Upper Deck is bringing back "Backstage Pass" for the 2007-08 NHL
season. The program offer collectors the chance to mingle with
hockey's brightest stars. The promotion is found in
2007-08 Upper Deck Victory and MVP
Ty Cobb 1
of 1 game used bat card being auctioned via Beckett Select Auctions
* MLB is donating
unsalable 2007 postseason MLB-licensed apparel to children and families
in developing countries around the world.
Shorin CEO of the Topps Company and a Sports card industry icon
interviewed on Topps TV
Color photo featuring Lou Gehrig and several other Yankees players
available to bid on in EAC Gallery auction's November auction
* Game Used Universe has
launched a sports memorabilia auction service using a more interactive
format that allows bidders and experts to comment on individual items
Philip Hughes collects baseball cards. His recent post about his Upper
Deck signing session might just be the message board thread of the year
The National Sports Collectors Convention’s bankruptcy proceeding moves
Upper Deck unveils B2B site for hobby retailers
National Baseball Card Day to return in 2008
A marketing partnership between Donruss and video game giant EA Sports has
led to the creation of a
insert set found exclusively in packs of Donruss Gridiron Gear Football.
2007 Topps Sterling Baseball is Bigger and Better
Sale of the Topps Company is complete
1909 Honus Wagner baseball card did not sell this past week on Ebay.
Owner now plans to have the card authenticated
baseball cards will be destroyed if not claimed by their rightful owner
* Boy is in the right place at the right time to
show up on a baseball card
* An online auction of
Tiger Stadium memorabilia raised about $192,729
* Mounted Memories and Schwartz Sports team up with Brian Urlacher to
exciting sports memorabilia of the top-notch linebacker
Baseball card collector invests serious money in hopes of staking claim
to a Honus Wagner card possibly worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
*Steiner Sports will
of Joe DiMaggio's personal handwritten diary
hobby's most valuable football card sold on eBay recently for a whopping
* Beckett did a piece on who's going to win the World Series based on the
team that has the
cumulative Rookie Card values for their respective starting line up and
Bonds homerun ball #70 sold for $60,000
* Topps TV: Fan gets to meet David Wright and pick a photo to turn
into his baseball card. Turn out that Mr. Wright was a
baseball card fan himself and still collects autographs from all
* One lucky school gets a visit from
Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson
memorabilia industry is reported to be worth more than $4 billion in
North America and there've been some big happenings of late to indicate things
are on the rise."
Texas Tech has banned the sale of a T-shirt bearing the likeness of
Michael Vick hanging the dog mascot of rival Texas A&M
Memory Lane's September Auction Grosses $2.7M.
The auction offered more than
of high grade cards that covered every period and era.
O.J. ordered to surrender memorabilia
Sweet Spot Classic Baseball Mystery Cuts Revealed
"Like ‘em. Love ‘em. Or loathe ‘em,
needs the New York Yankees."
* Topps Camp Announces
Ryan Howard Baseball Clinic
A foul ball turns into
a winning piece of sports memorabilia for a 17 year old Red Sox fan
* A Few Vick Cards
* Top 10
Popular NBA Jerseys in Europe
Tiger Stadium seats and memorabilia for sale now online
season baseball cards to watch for an increase...and a slide
* Big-market teams could
push postseason card sales
* Many Sports Fans, Dealers Are
Snubbing O.J. Simpson Memorabilia
* McDonald’s Autographed Cards Added to
All-New NBA Product
* Babe Ruth
and Lou Gehrig SP Legendary Cuts Reel History Print Runs Announced
* Card shop has a successful
sports card trading night
* NAXCOM is making more of it's new features live. Their
new sports memorabilia auctions are coming soon
* Washington Times Article:
Vintage sports memorabilia is fetching big money
* Donruss Produces the
Only Collegiate-Themed Set Marks a Return to Baseball
* Upper Deck Releases
All Star Vinyl Figures
Troubled sports stars
take a hit in sports memorabilia
EA Sports Faceoff - win a dream trip to the 2008 NHL All-Star Game and
other great prizes
interview with Matt Murphy (caught Bonds HR 756) and the cabbie who
missed his chance at a share of the prize.
* A sports artists
Dick Perez has painted portraits of every baseball Hall of Fame inductee.
Young Stars Make Their Mark in
2007 Upper Deck Rookie Threads Football
* Check out Sportscollectorsdigest.com's New Auction Prices Database, which
is set to debut this Friday (Sept. 28). For those looking for results and prices
realized from all of the top sports memorabilia auction houses in the country,
you'll need to look no further than
Extensive sports memorabilia collection features some of baseball's most
* The ball Barry Bonds hit for his record-breaking
home run will be branded with an asterisk and sent to the Baseball Hall
of Fame, its owner said Wednesday
* Staying away from
the shady side of sports memorabilia
Sports memorabilia enthusiast uses his collecting passion to teach sales
strategies in other venues
Brooklyn Dodgers memorabilia and memories live on
* The Upper Deck Company is launching a new advertising campaign to
promote collecting football cards
* Stars and Rookies Collide in
2007-2008 SP Game Used Basketball
Eisner, Topps keeping low profile regarding the future
* The 2007 Toronto Fall Expo:
A Celebration of Hockey and a Whole Lot More!
Donruss announce winner of trip to London to watch NFL regular season
Topps shareholders approve takeover
* Upper Deck Authenticated to produce
Muhammad Ali Historically Accurate Figure
O.J. has bail set at $125,000
Barry Bonds not impressed with man who purchased home run ball #756
* Tornante, Madison Dearborn
Will Not Raise Price for Topps Company
Stolen sports memorabilia not as big a problem as fakes
* How much is OJ's
sports memorabilia even worth these days?
* Yankees rookie
Shelley Duncan's questionable autograph creates a buzz
* You can now vote on
what happens to Barry
Bonds #756 home run baseball. The new owner has created a web site which
allows users to vote to either send the ball to the Baseball Hall of Fame, brand
the ball with an asterisk and then send it to the Hall, or send the ball into
* The Future is Now in New Upper Deck Baseball Release:
2007 Upper Deck Future Stars Baseball
* The fan who caught
Jim Thome's 500th home run ball turns out to be incredibly unselfish.
O.J. Simpson Arrested in Armed Robbery of Las Vegas Hotel Room
* Suspect Arrested in O.J. Simpson
Vegas Sports Memorabilia Robbery Case
Baseball cards stolen from vendor during festival
George Washington piece of hair card finally sells, but not without
controversy and for less than the seller had hoped for.
Bonds' homerun baseballs #755 and #756 sell at auction for more than
Johnny Damon sells a fly ball to one heckling fan for $20 and then
proceeds to give the money to a young fan a few seats away.
* Television Writer Buys What Some Are Saying Are
Michael Vick Apology Notes
* OJ SIMPSON UPDATE - Police say OJ Simpson is a suspect in casino room and
sports memorabilia related break-in
* History Comes Alive in 2007 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball. This one is worth
visiting just to see the picture of the
Lou Gehrig game-used cut autograph card!
* A stellar review of
2007 Playoff Absolute
* Game Exclusives is marketing a new
of the week game used memorabilia campaign.
* Here's a possible first,
a fan featured on a trading card. Topps is considering putting the
fan, Matt Murphy, who caught Bonds famous 756 homerun ball, onto a trading card.
* OJ Simpson questioned in Las Vegas about a
break-in involving sports memorabilia
* Here's a good editorial about why a seller might
select one sports memorabilia grading service over another
Basketball Readers Choice Awards
* Donruss Teams Up with
for Pack Wars
* A massive collection of
Bay Packers memorabilia is going up for auction.
Topps Files Investor Presentation Urging Stockholders to Vote 'For' the
$9.75 Per Share Cash Tornante-Madison Dearborn Merger
* Bond's homerun
#756 approaches $250K
* TuffStuff Sweepstakes giving away stacks of
great autographed photos and sports memorabilia including bobbleheads,
autographed balls, bats, mini-helmets....
Pedro Martinez donated the jersey that he wore while recording his
3,000th career strikeout to the National Baseball Hall of Fame
* ThePit will be expanded into
Imagine Sports® Scores Deal with MLB Advanced Media
Owning a sports memorabilia shop is a dream come true
Sports collectibles fill new store at Paradise Valley Mall AZ
Apology Script is on Ebay
sells again. This time for $2.8M
* $2,000 reward offered in
* Steiner to pair up with the Red Sox and Dodgers to
offer unique sports memorabilia to fans of both teams
Beckett card grading customers can now add one line of text, up to 28
characters, to their grading labels.
redemption cards out of 2007 Sweet Spot Classic will now be classified
as uncorrected errors.
about 2007 Upper Deck Premier football cards
* Etopps football cards
arrive next week
* Here's an interesting article about some
vintage Mexican baseball cards that went up for auction on Ebay.
* Upper Deck’s All Star Vinyl set to release
versions of Green Bay’s Brett Farve
* As reported by Beckett - For the first time since 2003, the
Football League has a mass-produced football card set to call its own.
Chewed-up Michael Vick cards go for $7,400
Joe DiMaggio empire? What this powerful name might do for pizza, coffee,
Upper Deck Basketball Unveils New Regional Sets; Exclusive East & West
* What do these things have in common... Hollywood, sports, classic
television, and music? Answer - they're all featured in
* Topps "Turn Back the Clock Night" is back with
new Topps NFL card every week.
Topps Delays Vote on Buyout Offer
* Here's a cool auction to watch:
GEORGE WASHINGTON 2007 ALLEN & GINTER HAIR RELIC #D 1/1
Find Dog Bowl
at Pack Ripping Event
Sports memorabilia shop owner
all Michael Vick inventory from his shelves to the tune of $40,000
Upper Deck has pulled out all
the stops to make sure
the return of Goudey Baseball is regarded as the “must have” vintage set
of the year.
Donruss Threads Footballs
Exclusive to Retail
The Artist And The Baseball Card. A traveling art show featuring an
interpretation of baseball cards.
David Ortiz Ebay car auction ends with no legitimate bids.
* Harlem Residents Outraged by
Sale of Major League Baseball Caps With Gang Colors
Recommendation made for Topps Company share holders to vote against
Michael Eisner's offer on August 30th.
* Big Names Hit
Sports Collectors Expo
* To Bedard
"Could you sign it '2007 Cy Young Winner?'"
* Donruss Produces
Cards for the World Champion Colts
Joba Chamberlain rookie card and Barry Bonds 756 commemorative insert cards
planned as part of 2007 Topps Updates & Highlights MLB to be released in
Man might use
sports memorabilia to stay out of jail.
David Ortiz is auctioning his sweet red convertible, plus Ortiz will
deliver the car to the buyer at Fenway! You can see the auction
here. (Right now it's up to
Upper Deck Terminates Offer for Topps
Boys Collecting Sports Cards Grows From 9% to Over 40% According to
Leading Kids Survey
2007 TX Exclusive Football Rip-Party !!!
2007 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Card Redemption # 10 is New York
Yankees Pitcher Joba Chamberlain.
* Tea for two and football too!
goes to London and Donruss is giving you a chance to tag along.
* Sotheby's to
Barry Bonds' 755, 756 Balls
Topps Comments on ISS Recommendation
* An update on the
Sports Collectibles Road Show
Sports card hobby shop makeover winner gets his prize from the NBA
* Here's an interesting perspective of one shop owner on the subject -
What If Upper Deck Buys Topps?
* Jason Giambi and Darryl Strawberry
inscribed baseballs includes "Everybody deserves a 2nd chance."
* Tom Glavine has donated a
game-used jersey and ball from his 300th victory to the Baseball Hall of
* Craig Biggio
bat that hit number 3000 presented to Hall of Fame
* McFarlane Toys releases
Barry Bonds commemorative figure
* Looking to
make some money investing in sports memorabilia? Here's a quote from
this recent news article; "You can turn those years of
collecting memorabilia into cold, hard cash if you play your cards right."
* Upper Deck has partnered with the Phillies to create
team trading card sets.
* Donruss Produces
Set for Kids Club
* Fan who caught the
Barry Bonds record-tying ball #755 will have it up for auction Aug.
Latest Bonds memorabilia on display in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
* Topps Unveils Finest
Rookie Redemption # 8
* Woman busted for
scamming people on ebay with her baseball card auctions.
* So what determines the
value of the bonds ball?
Bonds memorabilia may skyrocket in a "hundred years or so".
* More about the
man who caught "the ball".
* 22 year old comes up with
Barry Bonds home run ball #756.
Mother Teresa autographed card!
The batting helmet worn by Barry Bonds while hitting #756 is heading for
another review of the National Convention by the folks over at TuffStuff.
Points out a bit of auction controversy as well.
a review of the National Sports Collectors Convention by the guys over
at Card Corner.
Auctions' first-ever live auction was a resounding success.
* Expiration of the HSR Act waiting period satisfies one of the conditions to
Upper Deck's tender offer.
Controversial Babe Ruth autographed baseball leaves family frustrated
* eBay's Largest Consignment Seller of Sports Memorabilia Offers
Auction for Barry Bonds Home Run Ball #756
* Topps has gone back in history and created a classic collection of
"Cards That Never Were” and is being sold exclusively on www.etopps.com
* David wells owns a
one of a kind triple autographed baseball. Autos include.....Babe Ruth,
Hank Aaron, and Barry Bonds!
What's Greg Oden think about
actual basketball cards verses signing stickers? Here's a piece of his
response, the rest can be found over on Beckett. "I like signing the cards
themselves. It's cool to see what the cards are going to look like. With the
sheets of stickers, I always seem to mess up either the bottom or top row of
* Beckett has put together some comments from those
the 2007 National Sports Collectors Convention. Overall sounds like a
really positive outing for those participating in the show.
* A quote from an attorney points out the harsh reality in the sports
memorabilia world "Fraud
is rampant in the sports memorabilia industry, and we allege that he was
a victim of that fraud,"
* What happened in the the rush to
obtain Arods homerun baseball number 500? One fan who saw it go down
says this "But once it hit, it was a brawl; everyone just sort of went for it."
* The lucky
fan who got Barry Bonds' home run ball, No. 755.
Barry Bonds donates the batting helmet he was wearing to hit 755 to the
Baseball Hall of Fame.
Barry Bonds' 70th home run ball from his record-breaking 2001 season
sold for just $14,400 at auction after previously selling for $60,000 and valued
at about half that.
Upper Deck to Feature Newest Celtic In First Edition Basketball Set to
Release in September
LeBron Set to Debut His Upper Deck All-Star Vinyl Action Figure; Figure
Release on August 7
* Schwartz Sports
acquired by Dreams, Inc.
Babe Ruth items will soon be heading to auction. Memorabilia will
include furniture, Ruth's favorite hunting hat, photos, signed contracts, balls
* Are you getting what you paid for in those manufactured autographed cards?
Graded autographed cards vs authenticated autographs can be two
* Have you seen the
baseball card commercial?
* Here's what to expect at the
corporate both at the National.
* Here's what to expect at the
Topps corporate both at the National.
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