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2011 MLB Home Run Derby to Use Baseball Infused with 24K Gold

2011 MLB Home Run Derby to Use Baseball Infused with 24K Gold

Bringing together science and sport, the 2011 Home Run Derby will include baseballs infused with 24K gold. The special balls are already available for collectors.

2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Non-Baseball Autographs Checklist

2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Non-Baseball Autographs Checklist

Just like year’s past, 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball offers a checklist of non-baseball autographs that ranges from intriguing to downright strange. Get the detailed list of 2011 signers here.

Historic Sports Memorabilia Auction at the National

Historic Sports Memorabilia Auction at the National

A jersey worn by Lou Gehrig in the 1934 Tour of Japan and a game-used 1908 Cy Young jersey highlight a high-end auction being held by Heritage Auctions on August 4 at the National in Chicago.

Leaf, Press Pass, In The Game and Topps Promotions for the National

Leaf, Press Pass, In The Game and Topps Promotions for the National

Topps, Leaf, Press Pass and In the Game’s plans, promotions and card giveaways for the 32nd National in Chicago August 3-7.

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Cards Promote Fire Safety

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Cards Promote Fire Safety

The Toronto Blue Jays have teamed up with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council in Ontario to produce a set of baseball cards that promote fire safety. More than 200 fire departments throughout the province will be handing out the cards to local youth as a part of the Swing into Summer Safety awareness […]

Curt Schilling's Personal Memorabilia Part of 2011 All-Star Fan Fest Auction

Curt Schilling’s Personal Memorabilia Part of 2011 All-Star Fan Fest Auction

The 2011 Fan Fest Auction at the All-Star Game boasts over 550 lots and includes Curt Schilling’s private collection of over 200 items that will be auctioned for charity. The items will be on display starting July 8th at the Phoenix Convention Center. Some of the many highlights of the auction are included below with […]

Collecting Base Cards, the Foundation of the Hobby

Collecting Base Cards, the Foundation of the Hobby

Before there were cards with pieces of game-used memorabilia embedded in them, before there were variations that sparkled in your eye, even before there were Super Chrome Die-Cut X-Fractor cards, there was the base card–the much maligned, often over-looked, mostly disregarded, common base card. You know, the base card that has proven to be the […]

Baseball Autograph Highlight Latest From Heritage Auctions

Baseball Autograph Highlight Latest From Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions is at again with another Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction. The auction has a good amount of baseball items as well as several items from each of the other sports. Bidding amounts on most items are well below the estimated value so prices should pick up considerably as the auction nears its end. […]

Baseball Memorabilia Auction Totals Over $9.5 Million in Sales

Baseball Memorabilia Auction Totals Over $9.5 Million in Sales

The yearly sports auction by Robert Edward Auctions (REA) is a premiere event for baseball cards and memorabilia, and this year was no different. REA has released the final numbers from their May 7th auctions and the 1,743 lot auction combined for $9.532 million in sales. Among the many highlights of the auction, several items […]

Baseball Card Legal Terms

Baseball Card Legal Terms

The most important skill a future lawyer takes away from law school is issue spotting. In other words, when given a hypothetical situation, how many potential legal problems can you identify? This helps lawyers protect their clients. It’s also why if you have a lawyer in the family, they probably annoy you when they visit […]

Phillies Phestival Raises Over $893K for Fight Against ALS

Phillies Phestival Raises Over $893K for Fight Against ALS

A live and silent auction of Philadelphia Phillies memorabilia was one of the highlights of the 22nd Annual Phillies Phestival on June 13th. The team hosted the event to raise money to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Other highlights included 23 autograph stations made up of […]

Topps Opens Up Voting for Final Three Diamond Die Cuts Cards

Topps Opens Up Voting for Final Three Diamond Die Cuts Cards

Topps has announced that they will add three more players to the Diamond Die Cut set currently being offered on the Diamond Giveaway. The categories of players will broken down into Legends, Veterans and Rookies and weekly fan voting will decide the three additions from 24 possible players. This week’s category is Legends and the […]

College World Series Memorabilia Part of Stadium Auction

College World Series Memorabilia Part of Stadium Auction

The stadium that played home to the College World Series for 60 years is being demolished and the memorabilia is being sold at auction. Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium opened in 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska. In addition to the NCAA’s College World Series, the park has housed a variety of minor league baseball teams. The stadium was […]

Nude Photo of Joe DiMaggio Up for Auction

Nude Photo of Joe DiMaggio Up for Auction

An image entitled “Joe DiMaggio Boudoir Photo” is causing a stir in the collecting world as it pictures the Yankees legend completely nude. Lelands auction house is selling the image that purportedly shows DiMaggio while in the showers in the Yankees clubhouse. DiMaggio is not wearing any clothing and another man is present in the […]

Statistical History of Topps Baseball Card Backs

Statistical History of Topps Baseball Card Backs

I think Toby Harrah said it best when he was quoted as saying, “Statistics are like a girl in a fine bikini. It shows a lot, but it doesn’t show everything.” It’s true that statistics don’t show you everything about a player, but they do tell you just about everything you would ever need to […]

Cardinals and Royals Offer Memorabilia to Raise Money for Joplin Tornado Relief

Cardinals and Royals Offer Memorabilia to Raise Money for Joplin Tornado Relief

The inter-league “I-70″ series will take on an additional significance this season as the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals unite to play baseball and use special memorabilia pieces to raise money for tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri. When the Royals and Cardinals meet for a three-game series June 17-19, the theme of the […]

Ruth Signed Baseball and Jeter Game-Used Hat Highlight Auction

Ruth Signed Baseball and Jeter Game-Used Hat Highlight Auction

The next “Sunday Internet Sports Collectible” auction at Heritage Auctions is scheduled to end this Sunday, June 12th. Although bidding has been slow thus far, it should pick up this weekend as the end nears. Highlights of the auction, coming from several sports and eras, are listed below. 1930′s Babe Ruth, single-signed baseball 2006 Derek […]

Dark Days for Ernie Harwell's Baseball Collection

Dark Days for Ernie Harwell’s Baseball Collection

Famed broadcaster Ernie Harwell accumulated amazing sports collectibles and mementos over his lifetime. When he gifted them to the Detroit Public Library, he hoped they could be enjoyed by many. Even after his death, they are not being given the reverence they deserve. The collection, with an estimated value of $4 million, should be prominently […]

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