Operation Bullpen, the huge sports memorabilia forgery bust conducted by the FBI, was a best-seller when covered in a book by the same name by Kevin Nelson. A movie has long been in the works, something that is now closer to reality with Harlan Werner acquiring the film’s rights.
When your children ask for something, it’s usually pretty cut and dry with an answer. For Jesse Loving, when his daughter asked for Honus Wagner card, he decided to take matters into his own hands. A beautiful line of custom cards is the result.
Thrift store find, along with a signature from Arnold Palmer, makes for a perfect Masters jacket look-alike. Now, will I have success sending it to the Master locker room? Find out.
The 1934 Tour of Japan by MLB stars, including Ruth and Gehrig, is well known through books, photos and signed items. But what about the baseball cards commemorating the event? There are rare Ruth and Gehrig cards found in Japanese 1934 All American Tour sets; here’s a synopsis of the three known sets.
Upper Deck comes through again for a big-time sports fan who is battling a life-threatening disease. Enter Sam Tageson and the San Jose Sharks.
Panini’s 2014 effort for the popular brand provides a nice design with a retro look; lack of logos and team names hurts in the end
A trip to Israel showcases differences in sports, from type, popularity and adulation to autographs and trading cards. Ross Forman explains.
The NFL Draft plays a key role in the hobby’s fortunes for the rest of the year, and right now all eyes are on Johnny Manziel. Here’s the scoop from various shop owners on the quarterback’s impact and why some aren’t going all in on the gunslinger.
The three-day show, held April 25-27 at the Cow Palace, drew more than 5,000 collectors, including a throng of red-wearing 49ers faithful when Colin Kaepernick, head coach Jim Harbaugh and stars such as Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman and Frank Gore, among others, signed autographs.
Gary Cypres has created one of the collecting wonders of the world with his Sports Museum of L.A. He estimates the collection at north of $20 million, and you could get lost in the sights and history for hours.