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2012 Topps Opening Day Review and Box Break

For several years now the Topps Opening Day set has been mostly considered an entry-level baseball card set ideal for collectors on a budget. And that has been an accurate description for the most part as they are not the most valuable or highly sought after cards. What they HAVE done is present to collectors an inexpensive way to build a set or chase the many insert sets. However, the 2012 Topps Opening Day baseball card set just might begin changing a few perceptions.



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Added by Larry Pauley on March 13, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

Strasburg Rookie Cards: Boom or Bust?

Stephen Strasburg was destined for greatness. He was the number one over all pick in the Major League Baseball draft in 2009, and given a then record $15 million dollar contract by the Washington Nationals. Strasburg's every move was reported on by ESPN, and sports card collectors were salivating at the chance to…

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Added by Rich Mueller on March 10, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Red Man Tobacco cards: a collection worth obtaining

As we have stated more than a few times…one of the great things about being a baseball card dealer is getting to see (and sometimes purchase) some great old baseball memorabilia. MLB Memories was really excited recently when the chance to obtain some beautiful Red Man Tobacco baseball cards came our way!…

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Added by Larry Pauley on March 6, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Autographed Baseball Collecting Site Offers Tips for Spring Training

Signed baseballs are still among the most collectable items for fans. With spring training now underway, many collectors are camped out in Florida and Arizona training camps.   Collecting autographed baseballs sounds simple enough, but it can be far more rewarding with a little bit of knowledge. A website is offering a fresh series of articles that will help arm collectors of most any level with the knowledge they need to start, improve or…

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Added by Rich Mueller on March 2, 2012 at 11:56pm — No Comments

2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball – the Autographs in One Box

Even though the year in the title of the product is 2011, it seems fitting that the release of this highly anticipated offering coincided with the beginning of Spring Training 2012! After all, Panini stayed with a strong prospect focus in their second Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) licensed baseball card release, and it is in Spring Training where those prospects get to show off and set their course for the coming season.…

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Added by Larry Pauley on February 27, 2012 at 9:48pm — 2 Comments

2012 Just Minors Mystery Gamers Case Break

One of our favorite companies/suppliers around MLB Memories is the group at Just Minors. Their name can be a bit misleading (even though it harkens back to how they started as producers of some great minor league baseball card sets) because they deal with much more than just minors.



Back in 2008 the company entered into a unique license agreement with the Major League Baseball Players Association (also known as the Players Union). The license agreement covered all their packaged… Continue

Added by Larry Pauley on February 21, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A quick box break of 2012 Topps Series 1 "Cereal" box from Target

Being laid up with the flu and feeling disgusting has not left me much time for enjoying the new season of Topps flagship product. In fact, our shop sold out of Jumbo boxes before I ever got to rip through one! Ah well, such is the life of a ball card dealer with a stomach virus!



However, I do have the best wife in the world (okay, some may want to argue so we will call it a multi-way tie), and she picked me up some goodies at our local Target. I always enjoy ripping some specialty… Continue

Added by Larry Pauley on February 6, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments

NFL Experience exposes the masses to collecting

Collectors and dealers often talk about 'the hobby'.  While it's a convenient and distinguishable name among those who are in the industry, to outsiders it doesn't mean much.  We sometimes forget there is a huge audience of sports fans out there who think this stuff is pretty cool.  They'd like to collect, but aren't sure how.  That's why events like the NFL Experience are so important.…

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Added by Rich Mueller on February 4, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Hi All

 

Great site. Looking forward to help promote the industry!   Tom Zappala The T206 Collection: The Players & Their Stories

 

Added by Tom Zappala on December 27, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Rudy T Autograph Signing

Rudy Tomjanovich (5-time NBA All-Star with the Houston Rockets, 2-time NBA Championship winning coach of the Houston Rockets, 2000 Olympic Gold Medal winning coach) will be signing autographs at our store on Saturday December 18, 2010 at 1:00pm.

If you would like to mail in an item(s) to be signed please include the signing fee and an SASE for return mailing. Mail to:

Fiterman Sports Group

1855 Cullen Pkwy.

Pearland, TX 77581

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Added by DJ Fiterman on October 14, 2010 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Upcoming Fiterman Sports Group Athlete Signings

Just wanted to let you know of our upcoming events. Hope to see you there!



November 8, 2010

Brian Cushing (public signing)

Brian Cushing will be hosting Monday Night Football at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Pearland from 7-9pm. Autograph tickets can be purchased online securely through PayPal from our website, or at the event. Purchase online to ensure an autograph even if the event is sold out, and move to the front of the line! Of course, we will have items to purchase if you… Continue

Added by DJ Fiterman on October 4, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

BABE RUTH - TRIP TO JAPAN - MEMORABILIA

FOLDING BASEBALL SHAPED MENU, 1934 - Babe Ruth Signed Others Imperial Hotel, 1934. Official Dinner Program Menu. Overall excellent condition, tightly hinged very strong printing and hand-signed ink signatures, some pin holes (none effecting signatures.) Housed in thick plexiglass case with plastic thum screws. Approximately 4 inch diameter when folded closed, nearly 8 inches long when opened. Signed in person all at same function by Babe Ruth, Charles Gehringer, John Quinn, Joe Cascarella, and… Continue

Added by Jay on August 31, 2009 at 12:45pm — No Comments

The Baseball Card Sky is Not Falling

This week's Sports Illustrated magazine has a feature on the sports card industry, but unfortunately it is kind of a microcosm of the zillions of newspaper articles that have appeared in the last few years. It focuses mainly on the "decline of the baseball card industry".



Here's the deal. Most of the writers 20 or 30-something. Many collected cards as kids in the late 1980s and early 90s. Now they're adults, rediscovering the collection they left at their parents' house. They dig… Continue

Added by Rich Mueller on August 22, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Social Media Revolution

As someone who makes his living in journalism, it's been tough to see so many local daily newspapers either stop publishing, lay off workers or go all online. It happens almost every day now. There's a danger that one of the most important roles of the media is being severely weakened. The media is supposed to act as a watchdog--asking important questions of powerful people, covering tough issues and offering the opportunity for readers to make their voices known as well.



The decline… Continue

Added by Rich Mueller on March 25, 2009 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Baseball Cards: A Collection History

Baseball cards have been around for a long time; some have actually made their fortunes from the sale of such cards. When one begins looking at baseball card collections, one has to wonder how it all started. When did the tradition of collecting player cards begin; who printed the first cards? These are just some of the questions one must consider when looking at card collecting.



The beginning of baseball cards can be traced to the increase… Continue

Added by todd smith on March 11, 2009 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Peck & Snyder Card Lands Lucky Couple Spot on Leno

The story about the 1869 Peck & Snyder Cincinnati Red Stockings card found amid boxes and boxes of miscellaneous stuff inside a Fresno, CA antique shop has grown legs.



It first appeared in the Fresno Bee. Sports Collectors Daily grabbed on and linked to it...then it hit Yahoo this week and now, Al & Bernice Gallego are famous. They're going to be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Martha Stewart has called and there were 142… Continue

Added by Rich Mueller on January 10, 2009 at 12:28am — 2 Comments

Underrated Sports Collectibles

If I had bought nothing but 1950s and earlier baseball cards in high grade when I first started going to card shows back in the late-1970s I would probably not have a lot of money worries. The growth in this part of the industry has been nothing short of phenomenal. Who could have predicted grading companies, huge national sports memorabilia auctions conducted over the internet and, well, eBay?



But I didn't do that. I bought some 50s cards. Some 60s stuff. I've now got sets back to… Continue

Added by Rich Mueller on December 12, 2008 at 11:26pm — 1 Comment

Helping Less Fortunate Kids Enjoy the Hobby

I just wanted to draw your attention to this current post within the Editor's Blog on the Sports Collectors Daily main site. Not only do I offer a recommendation for the 2009 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards which I just bought last night, but I want to encourage everyone to participate in something that's easy, will help the long-term future of the hobby and make you and your gift… Continue

Added by Rich Mueller on November 23, 2008 at 11:17am — No Comments

New Web Sites

Please check out the following sites: www.sportcollectorshub.com and www.sportcollectorsdisplay.com

Added by Greg on October 2, 2008 at 2:45pm — No Comments

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