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In The Game and Leaf Trading Cards Partner Up

In The Game and Leaf Trading Cards Partner Up

In the Game and Leaf are partnering up. The two companies announced a strategic alliance that will see both sides collaborate more and work together.

Sports Memorabilia Dealer Arrested During National Sports Collectors Convention

Sports Memorabilia Dealer Arrested During National Sports Collectors Convention

Thursday morning Steven Jensen, owner of Vintage Sports Authentics, was arrested by U.S. postal inspectors at his NSCC booth on charges of mail fraud and wire fraud in connection with the sale of fraudulent sports memorabilia online.

First LeBron James Miami Heat Basketball Cards Hit eBay

First LeBron James Miami Heat Basketball Cards Hit eBay

2010-11 Donruss Elite LeBron James Miami Heat card from NSCC selling well below expectations, creating a great cardboard investment opportunity for the “savy” sports card collector.

Upper Deck To Produce Major League Lacrosse Cards

Upper Deck To Produce Major League Lacrosse Cards

Upper Deck and MLL come together to produce profesional lacrosse cards.

Panini Signs Multi-Year Trading Card Deal With NHL

Panini Signs Multi-Year Trading Card Deal With NHL

Today, the NHL and NHLPA announced a multi-year trading card distribution deal with Panini and Upper Deck. The terms of the agreement are not fully known, but what is known is that for the first time since 2005-06, Upper Deck will not go un-opposed in the Hockey sector of the hobby. Panini’s first 2010-11 Hockey […]

Upper Deck Releases Statement Regarding Settlement with MLB

Upper Deck Releases Statement Regarding Settlement with MLB

Today, the Upper Deck Company is pleased to announce that Upper Deck and Major League Baseball have mutually agreed to settle the lawsuit brought by Major League Baseball against Upper Deck. Per the terms of the settlement agreement, Upper Deck has agreed not to use MLB trademarks including team names and/or logos on its trading […]

San Diego Sports Card Collector Hopes to Trade Collection for a House

San Diego Sports Card Collector Hopes to Trade Collection for a House

San Diego resident Clyde Bone has gathered an impressive and valuable collection of baseball cards and sports memorabilia over the years. So much so, that he has posted an advertisement on Craigslist in which he offers to trade his collection for a house. According to him he will accept most any type of home, including […]

Saints Fans Can Celebrate With Actual Sod From Super Bowl XLIV

Saints Fans Can Celebrate With Actual Sod From Super Bowl XLIV

A laughingstock no more, the New Orleans Saints are now NFL champions after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 21-17 in Super Bowl XLIV. And while there are many ways the team’s fans and collectors can commemorate the victory, perhaps the most unique one is by owning a piece of the actual field used for the big […]

Vintage Topps Sports Card Wrappers: Coming to a Wall Near You

Vintage Topps Sports Card Wrappers: Coming to a Wall Near You

Vintage Topps sports card wrappers are the inspiration behind a newly released line of larger then life wall graphic decorations.

In The Game's Class of 2010 Inserts Add New Intrigue to NHL Draft

In The Game’s Class of 2010 Inserts Add New Intrigue to NHL Draft

The Class of 2010 inserts, which will debut in In The Game’s upcoming 2009-10 Heroes and Prospects Hockey release, will feature some of the best young hockey talent around.

Sports Memorabilia Auctioneers Struggle to Find Quality Items to Sell

Sports Memorabilia Auctioneers Struggle to Find Quality Items to Sell

Common sense would suggest that the market for top dollar sports memorabilia would suffer during a recession that’s been deeper and longer than any in decades. One would expect that supply would swamp demand, with plenty of people anxious to dump collectibles for whatever they can get and very few buyers to even out the […]

Topps Secures Exclusive Minor League Baseball Card License

Topps Secures Exclusive Minor League Baseball Card License

Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) and the Topps Company have just today announced a new multi-year deal that will grant Topps the exclusive trading card licensing rights to Minor League Baseball. The agreement makes Topps the Official Baseball Card of Minor League Baseball. Starting January 1, 2010, Topps will be the only trading card manufacturer […]

Sports Card Companies Join the Twitter Craze

Sports Card Companies Join the Twitter Craze

These days it seems like anybody who is anybody has a Twitter account. The service that marries text messaging with social networking has experienced a surge of popularity over the last year or two as celebrities and regular folks alike share their thoughts with the rest of the world 140 characters at a time. It’s […]

Former Suns Star Kevin Johnson Robbed While Visiting San Francisco

Former Suns Star Kevin Johnson Robbed While Visiting San Francisco

Former Phoenix Suns star Kevin Johnson was robbed over the weekend during a visit to San Francisco. The theft occurred while Johnson, now the Mayor of Sacramento, was offering a helping hand to an elderly man. In a recent blog post the former NBA star reported losing a suit, a pair of shoes and some […]

Topps, Total Immersion Expand 3D Live to Football Cards

Topps, Total Immersion Expand 3D Live to Football Cards

Thanks to the magic of augmented reality technology, Topps and Total Immersion have had visitors to ToppsTown playing games with virtual baseball players all summer long. Now the two companies are allowing collectors to interact with NFL football players in much the same way. Special code cards unlock the new game at ToppsTown (www.toppstown.com). Anyone […]

Memorabilia Dealer Blames Heart Attacks on OJ Simpson, Files Suit

Memorabilia Dealer Blames Heart Attacks on OJ Simpson, Files Suit

Like an unwanted house guest, the repercussions of O.J. Simpson’s 2008 robbery conviction just won’t go away. Bruce Fromong, one of the two sports memorabilia dealers held at gunpoint by Simpson and his companions in a Las Vegas hotel in 2007, is taking the former football star back to court seeking several hundred thousand dollars […]

Minnesota Bar Owner Buys Infamous Whizzinator from Former Vikings Running Back

Minnesota Bar Owner Buys Infamous Whizzinator from Former Vikings Running Back

Former Oregon and Minnesota Vikings running back Onterrio Smith was so sure that he was going to make an impact in the NFL that he referred to himself as “S.O.D.” for “Steal of the Draft.” Yet his career lasted just three trouble-plagued and injury-filled seasons, and he’s probably best remembered for getting caught at an […]

New Survey Finds Sports Memorabilia a Turnoff to Many Women

New Survey Finds Sports Memorabilia a Turnoff to Many Women

Part of the fun of being a sports collector is proudly showing off your best stuff. But for all the male hobbyists out there who turn to their collection as home decor, here’s a warning: doing so may be hazardous to your love life. A recent survey of 1,071 North American homeowners revealed that 39 […]

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