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

Card shop owner murdered in St. Louis

Police say they have arrested and released two people in the shooting death Tuesday of Kenneth McClure, 57, a St. Louis comic book shop owner. Police said Thursday that officers arrested a man, 32, and a woman, 25, of St. Louis about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, and presented the case to the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office. Police arrested the pair, applied for warrants for first-degree murder and released them while prosecutors review the case. Read More

Iverson selling personal items on eBay

The one-time NBA superstar, armed with plenty of raw talent but sometimes unable to fit into a team concept, has apparently partnered with someone to sell game-worn memorabilia and autographs via eBay. Allen Iverson signed jerseyA Newport News, Va. seller with the ID IversonAuthentic3 is currently offering signed game-worn shoes, warmups, autographed photos and other items through an eBay store. Read More

Dreams Inc enjoying big uptick in sales

Dreams  Inc., parent company of Pro Sports Memorabilia, FansEdge, Mounted Memories and other licensed sports product businesses based says its e-commerce operations took in $1.5 million of orders on the first Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday, up 78.5% from the same day a year ago. Read More

Vick among impressive signing list at Philly Show

One of the hobby’s longest running sports card shows is back this weekend. The Philly Show, a fixture in eastern Pennsylvania since 1975, sets up shop at the Valley Forge Convention Center Dec. 3-5. Among the autograph signers is Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick. Read More