• 15
    Oct

Sports Card & Memorabilia Roundup: Honus Wagner Fraud and Bejeweled Hoops Cards

For those with simply a mere casual interest or for those more heavily invested in the sports card and memorabilia hobby, issues related to the business side of this multi-million-dollar industry often garner headlines from mainstream sources. Recently, several such events have transpired that have caused a wide variety of reactions from hobby rookies and […]

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  • 10
    Oct

Memorabilia Cards: A Bit of Sports History for the Little Guy

If you haven’t opened a pack of baseball cards, or other sports cards for that matter, in several years, you may not recognize or understand what some of the cards actually are. One of the major changes to cards over the last 25-plus years is the advent of the memorabilia card, which people also refer […]

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  • 24
    Sep

It’s Time to Sell Your Sports Collection… Now What?

There are many reasons and numerous potential life-changing events that may provide the catalyst for selling your treasured sports memorabilia collection. Financial hardship, college tuition, home downsizing, the healthcare or death of a loved one are all regularly occurring circumstances that cause people to liquidate. This leads to big questions and overwhelming decisions like, “Where […]

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  • 6
    Sep

Lackluster 2013 NFL Draft Makes Memorabilia Prospecting a Challenge for Collectors

The 2013 NFL season kicks off in earnest on Sunday, but with this year’s NFL Draft Class being short on skill position players, knowing who to gamble on from a sports collectibles standpoint is an even a riskier proposition than normal. Consider these two points: the first impact offensive position selected was not a quarterback […]

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  • 23
    Aug

Retro-Themed Sports Cards Make the New Old Again

In this modern era of baseball-card collecting, there are a wide array of brands and products from which collectors can choose. For collectors returning to the hobby after a several year hiatus, or for those of any age just getting started, the marketplace for new products can be a bit overwhelming. From simple products like […]

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  • 25
    Jul

Kevin Smith’s Low-Key Celebrity Auctions Benefits The Wayne Foundation

Celebrity auctions come in all shapes and sizes. Most of them are for charitable causes, while some are estate liquidations. You’ll find celebrities auctioning off their prized possessions or even themselves with proceeds going to their favorite charities. Most celebrities use famous auction houses like Christie’s, but some like to take their offerings directly to […]

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  • 24
    Jun

The Stanley Cup: Original Six Match-Up Provides Collectible Options

This year’s Stanley Cup Finals—won by the Chicago Blackhawks in spectacular fashion in six games earlier this week—featured two of the league’s oldest teams in the Hawks and the Boston Bruins. Both teams are rich in history and tradition. They had also won of two of the previous three Stanley Cup Finals, with Chicago winning […]

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  • 12
    Jun

Original Cracker Jack Baseball Cards Set Still a Sweet Treat

In 1914, the company known for the popular confection Cracker Jack released as series of baseball cards. Designated as E145 in the American Card Catalog, the set consisted of a total of 144 cards. Measuring 2-1/4 inches by 3 inches, they were larger than most candy and tobacco–era cards of their day but smaller than […]

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  • 31
    May

Like His Game, LeBron James Collectibles Play Above the Rim

The long awaited anointing of the next Michael Jordan still may be some years away, but with LeBron James in search of his second consecutive NBA title, fans and collectors needn’t wait to start pursuing his collectibles. The first-round pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA Draft, the hype surrounding the just-out-of-high-school rookie […]

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  • 20
    May

Estate Executors’ Headaches: Finding Value in a Collection

We are a society of collectors. From bottle caps to art to old newspapers, our collections fill the closets and dens of estates everywhere. Not all of these collections are valuable, but they do have one thing in common: they confuse the dickens out of estate executors. The confusion stems from the mandate on estate […]

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