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Autographed Memorabilia: How to Start Collecting

Jul 31, 2009 |

Having an extensive, interesting collection of autographed memorabilia from popular celebrities and people from history to share with your friends and family is a fun and satisfying  hobby. To begin collecting autographs, you should first decide which autographs you’re interested in collecting. Do Your Homework You don’t have to perform extensive research, but have an […]

Celebrating New MLB Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice, and Joe Gordon

Jul 30, 2009 |

The Baseball Hall of Fame has inducted its most recent class, and the two men elected for 2009 (along with Veterans’ selection Joe Gordon) took very different paths. All-time basestealing king and feared leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson made it in on his first try, while Red Sox power hitter Jim Rice had to wait until […]

Ohio Woman Shows Off Father’s Collection of Vintage Photos of Baseball Legends

Jul 30, 2009 |

Imagine having high quality photographs of some of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history, names like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby and Jimmie Foxx. For good measure, let’s say some of them are autographed as well. Ohio native Julia Whitaker doesn’t have to daydream about a collection like that, because it’s exactly […]

Ryan Howard’s Record HR Ball Subject of Dispute Between Fan, Team

Jul 29, 2009 |

Home run balls are some of the most treasured game-used collectibles one can obtain from a Major League Baseball game – especially when they come off the bat of a star player like Ryan Howard. Though they can be sold by enterprising fans lucky enough to be in the right place in the right time, […]

Mark Buehrle Cards, Collectibles for All Kinds of Budgets

Jul 28, 2009 |

The most common and affordable way to start a Mark Buehrle collection would be with his rookie cards, which come from products released in 2000.

T206 Honus Wagner Sells for Record High Price at Recent Memory Lane Auction

Jul 27, 2009 |

The T206 Honus Wagner, easily the hobby’s most recognizable baseball card, has returned to the headlines.  A copy of the famed card has been sold for a record setting price by sports collectibles auction house Memory Lane Inc. The card, which was graded a 40 (VG) by Sportscard Guaranty, sold for a whopping $925,000 – […]

2009 Donruss Gridiron Gear Football

Jul 24, 2009 |

2009 Donruss Gridiron Gear Football card set information, product reviews, and price comparisons.

Interview with Joe Rubinstein

Jul 24, 2009 |

The Cardboard Connection’s Jay Ghazaleh sat down with legendary Comic Book and Sketch Card artist Joe Rubenstein to talk about life, art, and the pursuit of Triple D’s.

Brian Kong To Appear at Upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention

Jul 23, 2009 |

Sports and Entertainment artist Brian Kong will be appearing at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention (July 29 – August 2, 2009, www.nsccshow.com) at Booth #1046 in the Corporate Section (Beckett Media) where he will be on hand to meet with fans and to discuss his upcoming projects. Collectors who place an order for $250 […]

Junk Hauler Finds Treasure Trove of Autographed Memorabilia in Abandoned Storage Unit

Jul 23, 2009 |

Here’s a piece of advice for anyone asked to help clear out stuff left behind in a storage unit: make sure you check to make sure there isn’t any valuable sports memorabilia mixed in with all of the junk. That lesson was driven home in a surprising way for Faisal Ansari, an Orlando-area man who […]

Blogging Duo Declared Winners of 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Crack the Code Contest

Jul 22, 2009 |

After only a few short weeks in circulation, the 2009 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball Code has been Cracked. The code was cracked by not one, but two, different collectors who decided to join forces to better their chances of winning the contest. The winners, Mike Gellner from JDs Wild Cardz and Nick Jacoby from […]

eBay Autograph Sales Draw Fire From Large NCAA Football Programs

Jul 20, 2009 |

Major NCAA football powers know that their legions of fans want to get up close and football with the players they watch every Saturday – and that includes getting autographs. They just aren’t too crazy about seeing those same signed items auctioned off right away online, so they’re starting to do something about it. Schools […]

Here’s a name you don’t want to forget – Jesus Montero

Jul 20, 2009 |

If you haven’t heard of Jesus Montero yet, don’t forget the name. Montero is shooting up in value every single day. The Yankees catching prospect is just 19 years old. He hails from Venezuela and has a bat that forces scouts to look his way. With Double-A Trenton, Montero is hitting .295 with five homers […]

Former Yankees Partner Tied to Stolen Vintage Boston Red Stockings Photo

Jul 18, 2009 |

The late Barry Halper, a well known baseball memorabilia collector and one time co-owner of the New York Yankees, is once again in the news for questionable circumstances surrounding his memorabilia collection. A photograph of the 1889 Boston Red Stockings that once sold for $6,235 was one of 40 items stolen from the Boston Public […]

Moon Shot: Neil Armstrong Autograph Sells for $27k at Auction

Jul 17, 2009 |

Take a near perfect autograph from a man who is one of the true pioneers of his field, signed on a date of historical significance. Offer that same autograph for auction near the 40th anniversary of that date and you’ve got the recipe for one eye-popping sale. RR Auctions, a New Hampshire-based company that has been […]

Cowboys Replace Memorabilia Collection of Robbery Victim

Jul 17, 2009 |

There are so many stories that focus on the selfish and aloof natures of today’s modern athletes that it’s always refreshing to hear some more positive tales. Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bradie James deserves just such recognition for his part in aiding a Cowboys fan whose collection was recently stolen by thieves. Butch Franklin, a 53-year […]

Phillies Prospect Michael Taylor Talks Cards, Collecting, and Autos with Susan Lulgjuraj

Jul 03, 2009 |

The Cardboard Connection’s own Susan Lulgjuraj caught up with talented Phillies Outfielder to talk Cards, Autographs, and Collecting.

Magglio Ordonez Auctions his Long Hair, Skybox Tickets, and Signed Bat for Charity

Jun 29, 2009 |

For those who thought that hair related sports memorabilia was a passing fad, think again. After years of letting his hair grow longer and longer, Detroit Tigers Star Magglio Ordonez’s hair has become someone of a star unto itself. Recently he decided to call it quits – all in the name of charity.  His man […]

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