Hollywood coming to Beantown

Hollywood is coming to the Boston area. No, it’s not a big-budget movie or a “Cheers” reunion. The Hollywood in this case is Hollywood Collectibles, with owner/promoter bringing the Rich Altman Boston Show to the Boston area. The huge sports memorabilia event is slated for April 30-May 2 at Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington. Read More

USA Baseball, Topps form partnership

USA Baseball and the Topps Company, the leading creator and marketer of sports cards, today announced an exclusive multi-year licensing deal to make Topps the Official Baseball Card of USA Baseball. Topps will have exclusivity on USA Baseball trademarks, logos and other intellectual property, for use on cards featuring USA Baseball players. Read More

Press Pass signs Tebow to exclusive deal

Heisman Trophy winner and college legend, Tim Tebow has signed an exclusive agreement with Press Pass for trading cards. Under terms of the agreement, Press Pass Football and Press Pass Portrait Edition will be the only “draft pick” products to contain authentic autograph cards and trading cards of the former Florida Gator star. Read More

Tuff Stuffs Ask the Execs series exclusive interview with Topps VP Warren Friss

With the hobby landscape changing rapidly before our eyes in recent months, many questions have arisen. How will the new exclusive licensing agreements affect collectors? What card companies will be producing what next year? What does the future hold for each company? These are just a small sample of the questions we hear everyday so Tuff Stuff went straight to the top to provide our readers with some answers. Read More

Companies act fast to capture Favre as a Viking

It didn’t take long for card companies to get early photos of Brett Favre as a member of the Minnsota Vikings for upcoming products. While not quite the media ordeal as last year when Favre jong the N.Y. Jets, card companies still wanted to get shots of Favre as early as possible. Read More

Collectible Classics sale loaded with vintage material

Autographs of Steve Prefontaine, Lou Gehrig, Turkey Stearns and Walter Johnson, a rare Batter-Up premium (shown), a scarce 1888 book on New York baseball and a high-quality 1938 Churchman “Boxing Personalities” set are among the highlights of Collectible Classics’ CCA25 auction, which is online now at www.auctionscc.com and closes Aug. 25.
Collectible Classics specializes in collector-friendly auctions with affordable lots. The current auction offers 284 sports and non-sport lots, with most minimum bids set at $100 or less.
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MLBPA Seeks Hobby Shops for New Promotion

The MLB Players Association has unveiled details of its latest hobby shop promotion, which will offer prizes to collectors such as Majestic baseball jerseys, autographed photos and other licensed products. Read More