BY TERI THOMPSON AND MICHAEL O'KEEFFE
Federal investigators crashed the National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, Ill., on Thursday and Friday, delivering subpoenas to several hobby executives to appear before a grand jury that is hearing evidence about fraud in their industry.
Agents from the FBI and United States Postal Service also questioned other dealers and authenticators at the National, the hobby's largest annual memorabilia show.
Byline: Rob Bertrand
August 2nd, 2008
The 29th annual National Sports Collectors Convention wraps up this weekend in Chicago and was highlighted by an impressive line-up of autograph guests featuring Hall of Fame members and superstars from all four major sports.
August 4th, 2008
Multi-Year Deal Gives Topps Exclusive Rights to Produce
Trading Cards of “The Bambino”
Short-printed autographs from Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Gordie Howe and Tiger Woods highlight the ‘Sport Royalty’ lineup
North Las Vegas, NV (August 1, 2008) – Once again Upper Deck has pulled out all the stops to ensure that this year’s Goudey Baseball release is the best trading card collection of its kind. Averaging one memorabilia card, one hard-signed autograph card and seven “Mini 1934 Goudey-Sized Parallel” cards per box, 2008 Goudey Baseball promises to be an exciting product launch for sports fans everywhere.
Surprise! Fukudome Japanese RC Pops Up in UD2
The 2008 Upper Deck Series 2 RC of Chicago Cubs right fielder Kosuke Fukudome has garnered moderate secondary market interest since the product went live last week.
The English version, that is.
The distinction is important because, as collectors just now are learning, Upper Deck produced an even rarer version of the card as a way to get the Japanese market excited. The short-printed variation has all of his text and statistical information printed in Japanese.
Release Date: 05/29/2008
May 28 2008