Press Pass Five Star features Instant Win memorabilia

As the live date for the most anticipated trading card release to hit stores in years approaches, excitement is beginning to shift into overdrive as the list of “Instant Win” memorabilia found in Press Pass Five Star is announced. The list of “Instant Win” memorabilia included in the set features some of the most exciting pieces of authentic NASCAR history ever released by Press Pass. Read More

FBI lurking at Sun Times Show in Chicago

The FBI agent leading the federal investigation of sports memorabilia attended the Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Convention in Rosemont, Ill., this weekend, making several industry insiders more than a little nervous, sources told the Daily News. The same agent has questioned industry executives and delivered subpoenas for records at the past three National Sports Collectors Conventions. Read More

ONLY 1 HOUR LEFT IN Collect.com Auctions current sale

From Babe Ruth to Sonny Liston, all of the big names across all of the major sports are here, spilling into entertainment and the music world as well. A few of the big-time categories, which will be discussed in length below, include signed license plates from athletes from all sports. Read More

Ornstein receives eight-year sentence

As Sports Collectors Daily reported last month, Ornstein was found guilty in June, after investigators presented evidence that he had ordered jerseys from a Wisconsin manufacturer, then passed them off as game used to at least one sports memorabilia auction house and one trading card company between 2000 and 2003. Read More

The Boys are Back In the Hobby

A common lament in the hobby these days is that there are no young collectors left. With the rising cost of packs and the advent of video game systems, MP3 players and cell phones, youngsters have found more exciting things to do with their time.
Or have they? Read More

Kevin Durant Raising The Bar In The Hobby

In just three seasons, he’s been chosen NBA Rookie of the Year, Kevin Durant became the youngest scoring champion in league history – averaging 30.1 points per game for Oklahoma City in 2009/10 season – and finished second in MVP voting behind LeBron James last season. Read More

Second to Dunn, former Bucs standout continues to add to fanbase

Former NFL standout Warrick Dunn is someone every parent would want his or her kids to look up to. Yes, he was a college and NFL star, but he has accomplished much more off the field then he ever did on it. Last month, my kids and I mailed an old-school Tampa Bay Buccaneers mini-helmet to Warrick Dunn in care of his foundation. It came back in less than a month and the signature looks fantastic. Dunn doesn’t have the best John Hancock in the world, but the autograph on the helmet is big and bold and you can tell he took his time with it. Read More

Ernie Davis jersey now a part of Leaf Certified Football

Ernie Davis, football’s first black Heisman Trophy winner, was diagnosed with leukemia as he prepared to play what would have been his final college game in the summer of 1962 as a member of the College All-Stars. Now, the jersey that the late running back would have worn in that game is being cut up for use in Panini trading card products. Read More

LeBrons first Heat jersey sells for $14k

It wasn’t a memorable debut, at least from an accomplishment standpoint, but it was a small piece of NBA history.  LeBron James’ 2010 LeBron James opening night Miami Heat debut jersey captured the interest of bidders in the NBA Tip Off Jersey Auction.  James’ black #6 topped all bids when he first batch of shirts closed Nov. 16, selling for $14,600. Read More

Father and son scoop up Gibson auction items

Chad and Doug Dreier of the Dreier Group paid $1.19 million for the five items, which included Gibson’s home run bat from Game 1 of the 1988 World Series ($575,912.40) and his game-worn jersey ($303,277.20), his batting helmet ($153,388.80), NL Most Valuable Player Award ($110,293.20) and World Series trophy ($45,578.40). Read More