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Collectors ‘Spring’ Into Action
THE BOYS OF SPRING ’21 — Ah, the smell of spring and the joys it can bring—particularly this year, as the world continues the fight against COVID-19. The best indicator of spring? Baseball, of course. With spring training in full swing, collectors ar
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College Football Hall Of Fame is An Eye-opening Experience
Having lived my entire life within a couple hours of Cooperstown, I’m naturally partial to the National Baseball Hall of Fame when it comes to sports shrines. The idyllic, small town at the south end of upstate New York’s Otsego Lake is the kind of p
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Kobe Bryant Leads Trifecta Of NBA Superstars Into Hall
WHAT: Enshrinement Weekend WHEN: May 13-15 WHERE: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. WHO: The Class of 2020 INDUCTEES: Patrick Baumann, Kobe Bryant, Tamika Catchings, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjan
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Remembering Those We Lost In The Sports World
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, who defeated Muhammad Ali in a surprising upset in 1978, died Feb. 5 after battling cancer. He was 67. Spinks was a three-peat winner in the amateur light heavyweight national championships and won the gold me
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Mike Trout’s First MLB Jersey
Mike Trout’s 2011 MLB debut game-worn jersey, the penultimate Tom Brady rookie card, and a complete 132-card Fleer basketball PSA 10 set with the legendary Michael Jordan rookie headline the Lelands 2021 Spring Classic Auction, which is open for bidi
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Joe Garagiola’s Honus Wagner Card Fetches $2.52 Million
The card craze continues… The Honus Wagner 1909 T206—the one former baseball player and broadcaster Joe Garagiola once traded his 1954 New York Giants uniform for—sold at Heritage Auctions for a remarkable $2,520,000. Considering its condition as SGC
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Baseball Hall Of Fame Has More Cards Than Players
It’s a baseball card collection unlike any other. It features four of the most iconic cards of all time: 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner and Eddie Plank, 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, and 1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie. There are just a few other cards in the col
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Cooperstown Awaits
WHAT: Induction Ceremony WHEN: July 25 WHERE: Indoor, TV event only from in Cooperstown, N.Y. WHO: The Class of 2020 INDUCTEES: Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker NOTABLE AWARDS: Al Michaels, 2021 Ford C. Frick Award winner for
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Top Ten Online Auctions
1. $225,600 on 96 bids: 2003-04 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection LeBron James, #88/250, auto (BGS 9.5, auto 10) 2. $180,100 on 103 bids: 1980 Topps Rickey Henderson (PSA 10) 3. $168,600 on 112 bids: 2003-04 Topps Chrome LeBron James Black Refractor, #5
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Class of 2021 Pitches a Shutout
And then there were none. A combination of controversy, conflict, and coronavirus contributed to the failure of the voters to pick a single candidate for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. Fourteen writers returned empty ballots and many othe
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Memory Lane remembers Thomas M. Newman, MD
“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.” This legendary quote by the iconic American writer Mark Twain arguably sums up any individual’s sheer existence, and we at Memory Lane find it immense
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NEW CARD Release Calendar
2: 2021 Topps Gyspy Queen Baseball 7: 2020 Topps Chrome Formula 1 Racing 7: 2021 Topps Tribute Baseball 7: 2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey 9: 2020 Panini National Treasures Football 14: 2020 Panini Contenders Optic Football 14: 2020-21 Panini Or
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Trio Of First-ballot Inductees Head Class Of 2021
WHAT: Enshrinement Weekend WHEN: Aug. 5-9 WHERE: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio WHO: The Classes of 2020 and 2021 2021 INDUCTEES: Alan Faneca, Tom Flores, Calvin Johnson, John Lynch, Peyton Manning, Bill Nunn, Drew Pearson, Charles Woo
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Pandemic Letters From MLB Players
A few months before the Dodgers-Rays World Series concluded the weirdest baseball season in history – marked by cardboard cutouts of fans in the seats and pre-recorded cheers piped into stadiums – I wrote letters to 103 players (65 active and 38 reti
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Zion Williamson Card
Imagine an auction loaded with spectacular rookie cards from everyone from Mickey Mantle, Henry Aaron, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Wayne Gretzky, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and many others, plus a boatload of pristine unopened boxes, wax pack
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Scd’s Hall Of Fame Issue
Because of the pandemic, the Hall of Fame inductions for the classes of 2020 in baseball, basketball and football were pushed back a year. As a result, 2021 will see each sport induct one of its most legendary players. Derek Jeter (Baseball Class of
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Doncic, Brady, Bryant Cards Set Records
The sizzling card market continued to soar to new heights as Luka Doncic and Tom Brady cards became the highest-selling basketball and football cards of all time. In fact, not only did the 2018-19 National Treasures RC Auto Logoman 1/1 card of the Da
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Show Calendar
NOTE: If you have a show listing, follow the style below and send to pkennedy@aimmedia.com. May 15 AL, Scottsboro. Scottsboro Sports Card & Memorabilia Show, Scottsboro Goose Pond Civic Center, 1165 Ed Hembree Dr, Scottsboro, AL 35769, SH 9-2, T: 10
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Mile High Card Co.
Mile High Card Company’s first catalog auction of 2021 begins on Monday, March 15 and promises to be the biggest in the company’s history, offering a mix of the most significant vintage and modern cards and unopened material in the hobby. A 1986 Flee
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Topps Gypsy Queen Builds On Tradition
The 2021 Topps Gypsy Queen builds on a tradition of beautifully designed base and insert sets that appeal to those who love the old and new. Look for some of the most unique autograph cards, including the all-new Captains Minis Autographs and the ret
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Sports Collectors Digest3 min cititeIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
Instant Card Grading With AI? Yeah, It’s A Thing
With top-of-the-line card-grading services already well established—and Certified Sports Guaranty (CSG) card-grading service launching in February—is there room for one that is automated with the use of artificial intelligence? Well, ready or not, on
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NEW CARD Release Calendar
20: 2020 Panini Contenders Football 20: 2021 Topps Archives Signature Series Active Player Edition Baseball 20: 2020-21 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey 3: 2021 Donruss Racing NASCAR 3: 2020 Panini Limited Football 3: 2020-21 Panini Prizm Premier League S
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Top Ten Offbeat Cards
The highest-priced soccer card of all time is that of Pelé. The rookie card of the Brazilian legend exudes a rich, colorful and vibrant portrait of the 17-year-old. Sold by Goldin Auctions in November, it fetched $295,200. The PSA 9 is just one of fi
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Johnny Bench’s Friend Buys His Auction Items, Then Returns Them To The HOFer
In an incredible act of kindness, a longtime friend of former Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench secretly bid on several items the Baseball Hall of Famer had put up for sale at Hunt Auctions in November and did so with the intent of returning them
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Top Ten Hobby Finds
Famous card dealer Al “Mr. Mint” Rosen received a call in spring 1986 that a person in Quincy, Mass., had a bunch of 1952 Topps baseball cards for sale. Intrigued once he was told there were probably 30 Mickey Mantles in the collection, Rosen took th
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Topps Celebrates 70 Th anniversary In Baseball Series 1
In this year’s release of its popular Baseball Series 1, Topps celebrates 70 years of Topps Baseball Cards, highlighting new rookies, modern-day stars and the legendary players of the game. Collectors will find all-new autographs, relics and inserts
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Are Your Sports Collectibles Insured?
Watching from the street, you feel helpless. The house you put so much time, effort and money into is in flames. You think of everything that has monetary or sentimental value. It’s a crushing blow. The room that displays your impressive, valuable me
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A Look Back At 2020
THE BEST OF 2020 — The year 2020 has left an indelible mark—and not in a good way. Amid the despair of a runaway pandemic and unprecedented political division, however, our little corner of the world—online auctions—showed that sports collectors want
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Top Ten Vintage Cards From The Major Sports
The rarest card of the most famous baseball player of all time tops the list. It’s the first card ever of “The Bambino,” when he was playing for one of his hometown minor league teams, the Baltimore Orioles of the International League. The card was r
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