Player Collecting On a Budget

Hello, my name is Tyler, and I’m a player collector on a budget. How many of you are in my shoes? Being a player collector in today’s hobby is harder than ever. Long gone are the days of three sets a year. Long gone are the days of a player having, maybe 20 rookies. Read More

Upper Deck unveils new line of Pro Shots figurines

Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods are the first two subjects of Pro Shots, a new line of sports figures being offered by Upper Deck. The company says the figures boast “stunning detail and craftsmanship” and utilize 3D-face-scanning technology to create “hyper-realistic” figures which celebrate memorable moments from the two athletes’ careers. Read More

Tuff Stuff’s Holiday Gift Guide

Oh, ho-ho-ho, what to buy the sports collector for the holidays? Or better yet, what to buy for yourself? We all know it’s very difficult when you find that perfect gift for a friend or loved one, only to realize you really, really want that piece of memorabilia for your own collection. Read More

Maximizing Your Thru-The-Mail Success Rate

Every month I receive e-mails from readers asking me how they can maximize their success rate when receiving autographs through the mail. Here are some helpful tips and things to keep in mind when writing to athletes or celebrities for their signature: Read More

Upgrading Your Videos

Thousands of sports memorabilia videos can be seen on the popular website YouTube ( Unfortunately, many of the videos contain little or no “production” value, which makes them difficult to watch.

True, some collectors might not have the time or the inclination or the basic equipment to produce a more polished piece. But, with a modest amount of effort, a more professional video can be achieved. Read More