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Ken Burns to Produce "10th Inning" January 11th, 2009

For those who love the Ken Burns documentary "Baseball", some news that may be of interest.

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Third-Party Grader GAI Files Chapter 11 January 8th, 2009

The petition, filed Dec. 16 with U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California, lists estimated assets between $50,000-$100,000 and estimated liabilities of between $1 million and $10 million.

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Woman finds 1869 Peck " Snyder card in box January 7th, 2009

An incredibly rare find is made in Fresno, CA.

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SGC January Grading Specials January 5th, 2009

January Grading Specials!

T206 100th Anniversary Special: $7/card for any T206 valued up to $250
(20-day service, 20-card min.)

Express Special: All cards 1900-present, $10/card
(10-day service, no minimum, $500 max. value)

Oversized Card Special: $35/card
(15-day service, no minimum, $5,000 max. value)

* All specials begin January 1, 2009 and expire January 31, 2009. Specials do not include oversized cards, cabinets, or cards requiring custom-cut inserts.

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T206 Stat Card Site Now Up! December 21st, 2008

A unique companion to a T206 collection, the T206 Stat Card features player biographical, statistical and personal information, with a full color reproduction of the original T206 on the back."nbsp;

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Mastro December Internet Auction December 18th, 2008

The final lots in Mastro's December Internet Auction close today!

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Tom Barker Game Auctions December 16th, 2008

JustCollect auctioning 20 high-grade 1913 Tom Barker Game Cards. Auctions end 12/21.

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Bill Ripken comes clean about the "RICK FACE" card December 9th, 2008

Though not vintage, always interesting for the hobby.

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WSJ Article: Buying Baseball Cards Sight Unseen December 7th, 2008

Interesting article from the WSJ regarding unopened cards.

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Mastro Connoisseur Live Auction December 1st, 2008

Proxy bidding begins today for Mastro's live event to be held at its Burr Ridge, IL location. The live bidding event occurs Saturday, December 13th.

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Mastro Legends Live Event Auction November 24th, 2008

Proxy bidding begins today for the Mastro Legends Live Auction from The Sports Museum of America in NYC. The auction takes place December 8th.

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An authentic T206 Wagner on eBay? November 18th, 2008

It's true! And she's a beaut! See it here.

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The Old Judge Book November 14th, 2008

From Jay Miller, Joe Gonsowski and Richard Masson, with foreword by Hall of Famer Ernie Harwell, The Photographic Baseball Cards Of Goodwin and Company (1886-1890) is now available. The book contains almost 500 full color pages depicting nearly all the known poses in the N-172 Old Judge series. The hardcover book comes in a dust jacket for $125. To order, send check or money order to: Richard Masson, 1158 26th Street #537, Santa Monica, CA 90403

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The Old Judge Current Auction November 5th, 2008

Bidding for Lew Lipset's November 6 auction ends tomorrow! 10 minute rule starts at 6pm MST.

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Restoration expert claims process is undetectable October 29th, 2008

Interesting article from SCD about the removal of stains and restoration of cards.

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Mastro Classic Collector Auction October 28th, 2008

The current Mastro Auction has lots closing Wednesday and Thrusday!

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Clean Sweep Auction #154 October 26th, 2008

The current Clean Sweep $5 reserve baseball auction continues through Wednesday 10/29. The auction features a large number of vintage cards.

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World Series Collectibles October 26th, 2008

Beckett is offering collectors a free World Series Collectibles Price Guide. The guide includes checklists and pricing for programs, ticket stubs, press pins, Black Bats and phantom press pins.

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Heritage 2008 October Signature Auction October 17th, 2008

The Heritage Auction Galleries October Signature Sports Collectibles Auction ends tomorrow!

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19th Century Only October Auction October 17th, 2008

You've got 7 days left to place your bids in 19th Century Only's current auction!

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