Memory Lane finishes the year with a bang

Overall, Memory Lane’s season-ending auction realized $1.45 million in winning bids for dozens of high grade and rare pieces of sports and non-sports cards and memorabilia.  The realized prices include a buyer’s premium. Read More

Pro Football HOF announces rennovation plans

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is planning to show off more of its collection of football memorabilia and historic documents thanks to a $23.6 million expansion announced by the Hall’s Board of Trustees.  The Hall is also taking steps to preserve its collection through a new climate control system. Read More

Banana bat up for sale in REA auction

For about 150 years now, ballplayers, wood carvers and inventors have been coming up with ideas to improve a hitter’s chances in the batter’s box.  One of the more unusual attempts came just over a century ago when an inventor unveiled the “banana bat.”
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Special vote awards 2012 National Convention to Baltimore

At the Annual Meeting held on Friday night during the National, presentations were given by Atlantic City and Baltimore to host the 2014 National. However, there were two drawbacks to the bid from Baltimore. First, the Convention Center could not provide a 2014 date earlier than the middle of August (much later than the National has ever been held) and second, the Convention Center would not sign a contract with the NSCC more than 24 months in advance of those dates. Both of these issues posed large problems for the NSCC and show organizers. Read More

Top Dodgers collection goes up for bids

LaRocca’s Brooklyn Dodgers memorabilia collection is generally regarded as the best in existence and includes 1950s jerseys of Sandy Koufax and Johnny Podres, late 19th century Brooklyn baseball items, a ‘59 World Series ring, dozens of game-used bats, autographs, a pair of Ebbets Field seats and other pieces. Read More

Topps expands redemption offer for Bowman Chrome Baseball

In an effort to cover the collectors who purchased 2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball (and ultimately threw out their wrappers) before the wrapper redemption program was unveiled, Topps says each master hobby distributor and each Topps Direct account is being given enough five-card wrapper redemption packs to cover 25% of their original Bowman Chrome order. Read More

Don West set to pitch live again

WildWestDeals.com is proud to announce that coming in December it will be joining GeekWeek.com’s community of live broadcasts. GeekWeek’s philosophy of "one stop shopping for the entire multiverse of hardcore fandom" is a perfect fit for Don West’s "in your face" style of product pitching. Read More

Show haggling can save collectors some serious cash

Attending a big sports card and memorabilia show can be the highlight of a card collector’s year. For many, just the smell of the old time cardboard is enough to send them into a spending flurry. Of course, one of the great traditions of sports card and memorabilia shows is haggling with the dealers. Read More