Rookie card collecting used to be easy in the hobby. Hockey, football and basketball remain that way, but baseball has become a mess. The definition of baseball rookie cards needs to be addressed and we have some practical solutions to make it happen.
Several key memorabilia pieces from the 2011 World Series are headed to the Hall of Fame. Items include the shredded remains of David Freese’s Game 6 jersey and a pair of cleats worn by Albert Pujols in Game 3.
Within minutes of the World Series ending, companies were already releasing Cardinals-themed collectibles and memorabilia. Check out some of the highlights.
Autographs from several Team Canada alumni highlight the checklist for Upper Deck’s latest Priority Signings Hockey redemption set. The cards will be given out exclusively at the Fall Expo in Toronto.
Leaf is offering up to $20,000 to a collector who completes six rare 2011 Muhammad Ali Metal insert sets. Several smaller bounties are also available.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins autographs and patch cards are among the highlights of Panini’s exclusive hockey cards that will be handed out at the 2011 Fall Expo in Toronto.
With his professional star on the rise once again, Tim Tebow has renewed his exclusive memorabilia deal with Palm Beach Autographs.
A 1916 Sporting News Babe Ruth rookie card highlighted sales in Memory Lane Inc’s “I Own it Now” event. Check out some of the prices realized for several classic cards and high-end pieces of sports memorabilia.
Checklist, insertion ratios and short print information for 2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Entomology bug cards.
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Topps has added 40 one-of-one diamond-embedded cards to the 2011 Topps Baseball Diamond Giveaway. Mike Trout, Dustin Ackley and Eric Hosmer are among the last-second additions.
Several Julius Erving rings, trophies and game-used jerseys are headed to the auction block, along with a pair of fight-worn Muhammad Ali trunks.
2011-12 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey Autograph Rookie Redemption Checklist
In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko looks at a company’s new trademark filing for memorabilia cards that could be used to launch lawsuits against card manufacturers.
What started as a simple gesture by Graham Rahal has blossomed into a massive auction to support the family of fallen racer, Dan Wheldon. Several athletes and celebrities are contributing unique items and memorabilia.
The infamous 1986 World Series ball booted by Bill Buckner failed to sell on the event’s 25th anniversary. The seller had been asking for a million dollars.
The pants allegedly worn by Tim Tebow in his first NFL game have been listed onn eBay. The item may be called into question as someone connected to the authenticator, JO Sports Co, was among several sports memorabilia dealers charged with fraud.
In a case that could have huge hobby ramifications, charges have been laid against six men for selling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fake game-used sports memorabilia. Trading card companies were apparently among the group’s customers.