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The Evolution of Baseball Cards

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Added by Rich Mueller on April 9, 2013 at 8:52pm — No Comments

BTI - Before the Internet

Photo by Kevin Miyazaki…


Added by Eamonn Donlyn on February 10, 2013 at 5:51am — No Comments

Game worn Alcindor jersey, goggles, Oscar jersey expected to fetch $150,000+

A remarkable, and valuable, trio of basketball artifacts – Lew Alcindor’s 1969-1971 game worn Milwaukee Bucks jersey (his last before becoming Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), Oscar Robertson’s 1970-’71 NBA Championship Season game worn Milwaukee Bucks jersey and…


Added by Rich Mueller on February 4, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Find the Most Watched Sports Collectibles on eBay via Sports Collectors Daily

Sports Collectors Daily has added a new feature that enables readers to see what sports cards and memorabilia are grabbing the most attention from bidders on eBay.


The new page, available through the “What's Hot on eBay” link on, enables visitors to see a live feed of the most watched items on…


Added by Rich Mueller on January 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Five Football Rookie Cards Poised for Growth

Every so often, a player comes around that just shatters everyone's expectations. The personal attributes of each superstar may vary, but it takes more than natural ability to rise to stardom in a league as competitive as the NFL. Adrian Peterson is one of those players. Calvin Johnson is another one.

While they still need a few more years to prove to be one of the all-time greats,…


Added by Rich Mueller on January 20, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Graded football cards are focus of new website

Just in time for the start of the NFL playoffs, a new website has arrived, focusing on some of the greatest pro football players of all-time and their top trading cards. offers articles on more than 20 of the most important football cards of all time, articles that provide tips and tactics for investing in high grade,…


Added by Rich Mueller on January 5, 2013 at 12:53am — No Comments

Inside a Box of 2012 Panini Golden Age Baseball

Earlier this year when Panini sent out the sheet advertising its 2012 Panini Golden Age Baseball product my first reaction was to pass. It seemed as if another company was trying to…


Added by Larry Pauley on December 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mike Trout Autographed Cards: What's Hot

by Mike Fruitman

In a year that was seemingly destined to belong to 19 year old hype machine Bryce Harper, Mike Trout has not so quietly emerged as the current go to guy for collectors.  The Angels outfielder has impressed many by making the All-Star game as a rookie as well as providing ESPN with loads of top 10 highlight reel material. …


Added by Rich Mueller on July 20, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Are You Going to the National Sports Collectors Convention?

It's been more than 30 years since the first National Sports Collectors Convention was held in Anaheim, CA.  The event is still going strong, although it's really more of a giant card show these days.  Gone are the days of seminars, outings and other events the organizers used to put together.

This year's show is back in Baltimore, where it set up for the first time…


Added by Rich Mueller on June 23, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments

The Champ invites you in his ring, The Main Event

If anyone is interested, please check out the information provided below regarding a huge event by the CHAMP Bonecrusher Smith. I was requested by the Champ to spread the word on "The Main Event". I am planning on attending and the event is from August 31st to September 2nd near Myrtle Beach, SC. I am still working out the details. If anyone from Michigan near Macomb County would like to go with, please let me know by email, etc and we can try to work out those details. Please check out the…


Added by Andrew Walker on June 18, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments

1970 Topps Baseball Packs, Set Are Focus of New eBook

Sports Collectors Daily and The Unopened Pack Guy announce the launch of a new e-book that will have collectors and fans with some fresh summer reading material.  This is the book that will help you remember why you collect baseball cards… or what your collection is missing. …


Added by Rich Mueller on June 8, 2012 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Chronology of Sports Collecting Publications

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Added by Rich Mueller on June 8, 2012 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Lou Brock & Bo Hart - Sharing a Card, If Not a Similar Career

Everybody who collects baseball cards seems to have an opinion regarding “relic” cards. The cards with pieces of game-worn or used equipment embedded into them were hugely popular when they first appeared. However, over the last few seasons, some collectors have been treating the cards almost as a nuisance rather than a “hit” in a pack or box of cards. Just for the record: MLB Memories will be glad to take any relic cards people want to send us!

We have long…


Added by Larry Pauley on June 1, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Quoting the Hall of Fame Rookie Class of 1983: Ryne Sandberg

Recently, here at MLB Memories we took an afternoon to rip through a box of 1983 Donruss Baseball wax packs. It was a blast reliving that time almost 30 years ago when we first did that! And to top it off, all three of the Hall of Fame rookies in that set…Wade Boggs,…


Added by Larry Pauley on May 6, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Not Over 'Em Yet: 1969 Topps Decals

In the spring and early summer of 1969 I was a pre-teen with confidence and joy because I was a fan of the Detroit Tigers! They were reigning World Champions, and all the guys I hung with were positive the new division play would make another Series victory even easier for the Bengals. Of course, we were wrong, but we were just kids!

As with so many others our age, the following of baseball was close to an obsession, and one way that practice manifested itself was in the collecting…


Added by Larry Pauley on May 2, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments


During the 2011 baseball season, the Topps Company dipped into the "retro" well once again with a product they branded "Gypsy Queen." These cards were fashioned after the 1887 classic tobacco cards, and they were an instant success! Many dealers sold out of the product in short order. Even a "hiccup" in the guaranteed inserts from Topps did not slow the enthusiasm for Gypsy much.

Of course, anything that goes that well is going to be repeated, and this past week the anticipated 2012…


Added by Larry Pauley on April 21, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

In Praise of Manufactured Patch Cards

Over the last few years it has become standard practice for the Topps Company to release the first wave of their flagship baseball card product in a variety of manners. It seems likely they will never leave the basic “wax” pack (even if the size of those packs vary from retail to hobby and regular to jumbo). Additionally, the cards are released in rack packs, small boxes of around 50 cards, specialty packs, and the “blaster box. ”

Blaster boxes have become a staple in these recent…


Added by Larry Pauley on April 14, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments

2012 Topps Baseball Factory Sets Preview

by Chris Harris

Topps doesn’t produce dozens of different versions of their annual factory set, it only seems that way.  Each of the last two years, Topps has made seven different factory sets, with different runs for Hobby, retail, and regional outlets –and each with their own exclusive pack of inserts. 

The first wave of 2012 Topps Baseball…


Added by Rich Mueller on April 1, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments




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