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Is Target the New Hobby Shop?

Is Target the New Hobby Shop?

Retail giants like Target are increasingly driving the hobby. Rob Bertrand looks at why this is and offers traditional card shops practical tips on how they can compete and be relevant in today’s hobby.

The Cardboard Connection Announces Acquisition of Popular Sports Card Forum

The Cardboard Connection Announces Acquisition of Popular Sports Card Forum

The Cardboard Connection has acquired Card Collectors World, one of the leading sports card forums on the net. The forum has been relocated to the cardboardconnection.com domain where it will serve as the site’s online community.

Brian Wilson Gets Stoned for Star Wars Giveaway

Brian Wilson Gets Stoned for Star Wars Giveaway

San Francisco Giants fans celebrated Star Wars Day on Sunday with costumes, a screening of The Empire Strikes Back and one of the coolest giveaways ever: Brian Wilson in Carbonite.

How to Survive Your First Live Auction and Not Waste Money

How to Survive Your First Live Auction and Not Waste Money

Now that you’ve conquered eBay, it’s time to master live auctions. Here’s a guide on how to prepare and what to look for as you get ready for your first sports memorabilia auction or estate sale.

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Law of Cards: Recent Case Clarifies Duty of Care Owed By Memorabilia Appraisers

Law of Cards: Recent Case Clarifies Duty of Care Owed By Memorabilia Appraisers

In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko tells us why a sports memorabilia case in Florida could lead to better practices from appraisers.

Joe Namath Talks Topps and His Rookie Card on David Letterman

Joe Namath Talks Topps and His Rookie Card on David Letterman

Joe Namath returned to Broadway on Tuesday, appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman. Namath was lively in the interview that, in part, promoted the Topps Super Bowl Legends promotion.

Law of Cards: Panini and Art of the Game Settle Kobe Bryant Autograph Suit

Law of Cards: Panini and Art of the Game Settle Kobe Bryant Autograph Suit

Panini and The Art of the Game have settled their lawsuit stemming from Kobe Bryant autographs the retailer was selling. Panini, who have exclusive autograph rights for the Lakers superstar, claimed the signatures were fake.

Bret "the Hitman" Hart Discusses His Wrestling Memorabilia

Bret “the Hitman” Hart Discusses His Wrestling Memorabilia

In an exclusive interview, Bret “the Hitman” Hart talks about his personal wrestling memorabilia collection, his book and his favorite wrestlers.

Law of Cards: A Legal Perspective on the Topps vs. Leaf Suit, Part 2

Law of Cards: A Legal Perspective on the Topps vs. Leaf Suit, Part 2

In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko continues to dig deeper into the Topps lawsuit against Leaf. In Part 2, he analyzes the trademark portion of the case, looking at possible arguments for both sides.

Blowout Cards vs. Upper Deck in Antitrust Lawsuit

Blowout Cards vs. Upper Deck in Antitrust Lawsuit

Blowout Cards has brought suit against Upper Deck in connection with the company’s new distribution model that, the online retailer claims, limits competition.

Upper Deck International Sues Upper Deck

Upper Deck International Sues Upper Deck

In what is possibly the strangest lawsuit to hit the hobby, Upper Deck is suing itself. Upper Deck International is taking legal action against Upper Deck in connection with the counterfeiting of Yu-Gi-Oh cards.

Protecting Yourself Against High-Dollar Memorabilia Fakes

Protecting Yourself Against High-Dollar Memorabilia Fakes

In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko highlights a recent case where an attorney is taking legal action after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on fake trophy balls.

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2011 National Sports Collectors Convention Recap and Highlights

2011 National Sports Collectors Convention Recap and Highlights

Exclusive cards, hobby networking, giveaways and deals were among the many highlights of the 2011 National.

Cleveland Indians Baseball Card Prospecting Guide

Cleveland Indians Baseball Card Prospecting Guide

The Cleveland Indians field a really young team, after just calling up Lonnie Chisenhall on June 27 to play third, and Jason Kipnis on July 21 to play second. And one mustn’t forget their future pitching ace, Drew Pomeranz. Although Chisenhall is batting .259 in the majors, he’s young (22) and will improve. Also, while […]

The National Sports Collectors Convention Survival Guide

The National Sports Collectors Convention Survival Guide

Headed to the National? You’d better have a game plan. Here’s our survival guide to the biggest sports card and memorabilia show of the year.

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St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Card Guide - 2011 Prospects Edition

St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Card Guide – 2011 Prospects Edition

Looking at the hottest prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals system and their key cards.

Panini and Topps Named in Electronic Trading Cards Patent Lawsuit

Panini and Topps Named in Electronic Trading Cards Patent Lawsuit

Topps and Panini are among the 12 companies being accused of infringing on a patent for electronic trading cards.

How to Predict Future Trading Card Sets Using Public Information

How to Predict Future Trading Card Sets Using Public Information

Guessing new trading card sets and products can be fun. But there’s information available to the public that can make the search more reliable. In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko describes how to use trademarks and patents to get hints at new products.

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