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Taft: Counterfeit scam might have reached $1 million July 27th, 2005
When authentication expert Steve Taft spotted a pile of counterfeit cards on eBay about a year ago, he quickly brought his concerns to SCD Editorial Director Rocky Landsverk. In a five-page special section, here’s the story behind it all and a full-color look at telltale markers to watch for.
Berkus hoping hobby can return to its old form July 27th, 2005
He’s the co-founder of the event and is now in his eighth year as show manager. Mike Berkus is to the National Sports Collectibles Convention what Sy Berger and Topps are to baseball cards.
F-B-I gives away phony sports memorabilia, minus fake signatures July 22nd, 2005
The F-B-I's five-year effort to bust forgery rings that sold sports memorabilia with fake autographs paid off in dozens of convictions and now, in lots of smiles for lucky kids.
Topps Announces Plans For “Turn Back the Clock” Weekend & Card of the Week Program July 21st, 2005
50th Anniversary Celebration to be One For the Ages!
26th National VIP Tickets Now On Sale July 21st, 2005
The National VIP package is the best way to experience the National Sports Collectors Convention.
Baseball cuts to Upper Deck and Topps for 2006 July 21st, 2005
The Major League Baseball Players Association announced it has agreed to terms with Topps and Upper Deck on new licensing arrangements.
Padell’s amazing collection headed to auction July 21st, 2005
Padell, one of the most prolific collectors on the East Coast, is known as the “financial adviser to the stars,” and he will be parting with a portion of his acclaimed collection in the October Geppi’s Memorabilia Road Show Auction in what is expected to be one of the largest and most significant offerings since, well, Halper.
Rosen discovers Hall of Fame-caliber treasure trove July 21st, 2005
Alan Rosen was in suburban Detroit July 14, on a buying trip in association with the show in Gibraltar, but things didn’t start too well. Rosen first was offered a set of signed Perez-Steele Hall of Fame plaques; no deal was made. The second item offered also turned into a no-sale when the collector rejected Rosen’s offer. Finally, Rosen was presented a complete set of 1964 Topps giant cards in “fabulous condition,” Rosen noted. He offered $3,750 and the seller agreed. Then came the gold-mine of baseball memorabilia. The collector told Rosen to follow him into the basement, and what Rosen saw literally left him speechless. “It was some of the coolest stuff I’ve ever seen,” Rosen said.
Pirates, club reaches agreement over World Series trophy July 21st, 2005
A bankrupt club has agreed to return the 1979 World Series trophy to the Pittsburgh Pirates if the team helps the group sell the rest of its memorabilia.
Forty-eight '48s Coming to Memory Lane's August 11th Auction July 19th, 2005
Offered at auction August 11th by Memory Lane Inc. is an absolutely immaculate group of all 48 cards in the 1948 Bowman first issue.
Hobby’s changed, but Mickey’s still the King of Cards July 19th, 2005
I really have to guard against sounding like an old fogey when I write about the hobby in general and the game of baseball in particular, which, when you think about it, is probably a pretty tough assignment for a guy working in the nostalgia field. What got me to thinking about this stuff was the broadcast of the HBO film “Mantle,” which is being aired this summer as part of the observance of the 10th anniversary of Mickey Mantle’s death on Aug. 13, 1995. The hobby has changed a whole bunch since that day, but Mantle’s lofty perch as perhaps the most beloved sports figure of postwar America hasn’t budged a bit.
Heritage Sports Collectibles to Offer Early Philadelphia Athletics Artifacts July 18th, 2005
DALLAS, TEXAS: Heritage Sports Collectibles (HSC) will offer a thrilling assortment of pieces from one of the nation's finest early twentieth century Philadelphia Athletics collections in their upcoming October 29, 2005 Signature Auction.
UD Issues Statement on Fleer Assets Purchase July 15th, 2005
Early this morning, Upper Deck came out on top in the bidding for much of what remains of Fleer Trading Cards.
MLB Second Half Predictions… July 15th, 2005
Now that we are a little more than half way through the 2005 baseball season, it is time for me to go out on a limb, and make some bold baseball predictions. I will also take a look at some of the top teams in each league and examine their hobby superstars or lack thereof.
First Time Exhibited Together July 15th, 2005
Chicago, IL) - One of the world's most valuable and famous sports items, the renowned 1909-era Honus Wagner baseball card, will be part of an $8 million exhibit of famous collectibles at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, Illinois, July 27 - 31, 2005.
MastroNet Forecasts Hot Weeks of August Collecting July 14th, 2005
It may be the dog days of summer everywhere else, but at MastroNet, Inc. it’s when the auction action really heats up.
Collectors Universe Reports Record Level Metrics for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2005 July 14th, 2005
23% Increase in Total Units Authenticated and Graded in Fiscal 2005 Over Prior Fiscal Year
FanFest once again covers all of the bases July 12th, 2005
Veteran dealer and collector Robert Rodriguez wasn’t at the 2005 All-Star FanFest in Detroit, at least not physically, but he wound up being an impact player at the event nonetheless.
Geppi's Memorabilia Road Show Auctions Original 'Ballgame' Lyrics July 8th, 2005
It probably ranks with "Happy Birthday" among songs known to all Americans, one learned at an early age and still sung with fervor by adults at ballparks.

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