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.
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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.
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.
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.
In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko tells us why a sports memorabilia case in Florida could lead to better practices from appraisers.
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.
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.
In an exclusive interview, Bret “the Hitman” Hart talks about his personal wrestling memorabilia collection, his book and his favorite wrestlers.
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 has brought suit against Upper Deck in connection with the company’s new distribution model that, the online retailer claims, limits competition.
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.
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.
Exclusive cards, hobby networking, giveaways and deals were among the many highlights of the 2011 National.
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 […]
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.
Looking at the hottest prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals system and their key cards.
Topps and Panini are among the 12 companies being accused of infringing on a patent for electronic trading cards.
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.