MMA legends Tank Abbott and Herb Dean were the subjects of exclusive autograph cards available this weekend at the 2011 Albuquerque SciFi Expo. The cards were made by 5finity.
A pair of recent Topps trademark filings hint at things to come. The first is for digital currency, while the second is for a movie based on the popular RPG Shadowrun.
The FBI sent a message to fraudulent sports memorabilia dealers with the arrest of Steven Jensen at the National.
2011-12 Score Hockey returns with an all-new design. The value-driven product is loaded with inserts and parallels. The popular Recollection Collection buyback autographs return.
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.
The jersey Derek Jeter wore when he got his 3,000 hit is on display at the New York Yankees museum in Yankee Stadium. Also on display at the museum is a Latino Living Legends exhibit celebrating the six living Latino Baseball Hall of Fame members.
Exclusive cards, hobby networking, giveaways and deals were among the many highlights of the 2011 National.
The high-end 2010-11 Panini Elite Black Box Basketball details, card gallery, highlights, hot auctions, price comparison and other information. The set debuts with three numbered autographs and two numbered memorabilia cards per pack.
Topps has announced the 2011 Bowman Platinum USA Baseball Autograph Redemptions checklist. Among the players are several projected top picks in the 2012 MLB Draft, including Deven Marrero, Mark Appel, Michael Wacha and Kevin Gausman.
2011-12 Panini NHL Stickers offer another extensive collection of inexpensive hockey stickers. Besides regular player stickers, collectors can also expect to find both Fabric and Holographic Foil Stickers.
Recent Roberto Alomar bobblehead and Frank Thomas bronze mini-statue stadium giveaways are creating a lot buzz in the hobby as out-of-town collectors try to track them down.
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.
Leaf announced at the National that they have signed Ichiro to an autograph deal. On-card signatures from the Japanese superstar will first appear in 2011 Leaf Metal Draft Baseball, scheduled for release in September.
2010-11 Gold Standard Product Review, Set Info, and Price Comparisons. The all-new product promises plenty of interesting cards including instant win Gold Tickets, Gold Rush cards featuring 14-karat gold and Logoman patches and autographs. 2010-11 Panini Gold Standard is set to release on 5/25/11 and will deliver 5 hits and 7 additional numbered inserts per single pack hobby box.
Game-used jerseys from Michael Jordan and Julius Erving are among the many high-ticket highlights for the 6th Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction. Online bidding has begun with live bidding taking place on August 12.
Randy Moss has announced his retirement following a tumultuous 2010 campaign in which he played for three different teams. How will this announcement impact his football cards and collectibles?
Just in time for the 2011 National, Panini has announced details on how collectors can get wrapper redemption packs featuring exclusive cards and prizes.
Panini has released their tracker for the 50 solid gold 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball cards that were seeded in packs of the recently released basketball card product.