Kevin Keating & Bill Corcoran Join PSA/DNA as Steve Grad & Brian Sobrero Depart

PSA/DNA, one of the leading third-party autograph authentication services, announced the hiring of two new full-time authenticators on September 30.

Veteran sports autograph dealers Kevin Keating and Bill Corcoran replace PSA/DNA authenticators Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero. Grad and Sobrero gave notice at the end of June and left September 30, reportedly to start a new company in the autograph field. [Read more…]

Worthridge’s 2016 Spring Sports Auction is Open

Worthridge’s 2016 Spring Auction is underway. The Jim Fregosi Collection and the Dick Williams Collection are both featured in the auction, which includes over 500 autographed items plus unsigned sports memorabilia.

Worthridge is very careful about authenticity and most items come with JSA authentication or a letter of provenance from the estates.

Jerry Rice Signed Super Bowl XXIII Game Used Football

Highlights include a 1947 New York Yankees team-signed baseball, a Jerry Rice signed game-used Super Bowl XXIII football, an original illustration by LeRoy Neiman depicting Dick Williams and Sparky Anderson and a Muhammad Ali signed boxing glove.

LeRoy Neiman Original Illustration of Dick Williams & Sparky Anderson

Also included are a Wilt Chamberlain & Walt Frazier-signed framed 16×20 photo, a lot of 72 1994 All-Star Team-signed baseballs and multiple single-signed Sports Illustrated magazines.

Worthridge’s current  auction ends Tuesday, May 24. Register to bid here.

Lot of (72) 1994 National League All-Star Team-Signed Baseballs from the Jim Fregosi Estate

To Qualify for Extended Bidding, you must have bid on the item before May 24, 10-PM Eastern Time.

Go to Worthridge.com to view the auction.

Upper Deck Founder & CEO Richard McWilliam Dies Suddenly

 

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., Jan 07, 2013 — Richard P. McWilliam, co-founder and CEO of The Upper Deck Company, the world’s leading trading card company and a leading sports and entertainment business, died unexpectedly at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. on Saturday, January 5, 2013. He was 59 years old.

Mr. McWilliam is credited with transforming the sports trading card business [Read more…]

Babe Ruth to Ty Cobb, Elvis to Muhammad Ali in Memory Lane’s First Own it Now Catalog

A bevy of Babe [Read more…]

Sports Collecting: A Brief History of Baseball Cards

By JEFF FIGLER
Autograph June 2010 [Read more…]