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GBSCC Sports Card & Memorabilia Show (11/2-11/4) We’re heading to GBSCC Sports Card & Memorabilia Show at the The Shriner’s Auditoriumin Wilmington, MA this weekend to authenticate autographs on-site and accept all other submissions for our services requiring encapsulation. We will be located in the lobby at the entrance to the show. We hope to see you there! (Sponsored ad) The first-ever SGC Sheetcut Topps proof cards are now available for purchase at The Boston Show! Stop by the National Card Investors booth (#252-254) to see them in person! https://nationalcardinvestors.com/ See More ON-SITE AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTICATION Base On-Site Authentication PricesPlease note: items for encapsulation will be mailed back. $10 per signature – Basic Certification for players not on the SGC List of Premium Signers. $20 per signature – Basic Certification for non-sport signers not on the SGC List Of Premium Signers $35 per signature – Premium Certification – Full Letter of… Continue Reading…

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1960 World Series Champions Pittsburgh Pirates Here are 6 popular signers from the 1960 World Series Champions Pittsburgh Pirates and their typical individual signing fee/turnaround time. All fees listed are for baseball cards or small flats. 1. ROY FACE – FREE with typical 7-15 days turnaround 2. BOB FRIEND – FREE with typical 7-15 days turnaround 3. JOE GIBBON – FREE with typical 7-15 days turnaround 4. DICK GROAT – FREE with typical 7-15 days turnaround 5. BILL VIRDON – FREE with typical 7-15 days turnaround 6. BOB SKINNER – FREE with typical 7-15 days turnaround

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Looking to score some great Hall of Fame signatures the Old School TTM Autograph Collecting way? Here are 5 HOF Players and their typical individual signing fee/turnaround time. All fees listed are for baseball cards or small flats. A great weekend project for all the Old School TTM Autograph Collecting members here! 1. Bert Blyleven – $20 Fee with typical 10-25 day turnaround 2. Steve Carlton – $35 Fee with typical 20-45 day turnaround 3. Whitey Ford – $40 Fee with typical 15-? day turnaround 4. Rollie Fingers – $15 Fee with typical 7-15 day turnaround 5. Carlton Fisk – $40 Fee with typical 15-45 day turnaround

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Looking to score some great Football Hall of Fame signatures the Old School TTM Autograph Collecting way? Here are 5 Canton Football HOF Players and their typical individual signing fee/turnaround time. All fees listed are for baseball cards or small flats. Here’s a chance to start a new project for all the Old School TTM Autograph Collecting members here! Thanks to member Troy Collier for the request! 1. Raymond Berry – Free with typical 10-30 day turnaround 2. Harry Carson – Free with typical 7-25 day turnaround 3. Dan Fouts – Free with typical 7-25 day turnaround 4. Elvin Bethea – $10 Fee with typical 7-15 day turnaround 5. Willie Davis – $10 Fee with typical 7-25 day turnaround

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As suggested by Old School TTM Autograph Collecting​ member Evan Thomas, here are 5 popular signers from the 1969 Seattle Pilots team and their typical individual signing fee/turnaround time. All fees listed are for baseball cards or small flats. 1. Jack Aker – FREE with typical 7-10 days turnaround 2. Dick Baney – FREE with typical 10-45 days turnaround 3. Jim Gosger – FREE with typical 7-10 days turnaround 4. Jim Bouton – $5 FEE with typical 7-15 days turnaround 5. Darrell Brandon – $5 FEE with typical 7-15 days turnaround

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By: EarlsWorld’s Collecting Universe October 24, 2018 In this day and age, it’s pretty hard not to know what collecting autographs is all about.  You can find them randomly inserted in packs, on most any table at a card show or sold just about everywhere on the internet.  Autograph collecting isn’t a new phenomenon, in fact its as old as collecting itself!  However, in the world of autograph collecting, there is nothing more special or personal than the autographs received through the mail or better known by the acronym TTM.  Have you ever sent out a TTM request? Although the era in which we live has changed from the days when I started sending requests out myself, the process or method really hasn’t.  In this quick through the mail introduction, I would like to cover for the beginner some basic information you’ll need to know before getting started.  Although TTM… Continue Reading…

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Over the past 7 to 10 years, auction houses have multiplied themselves throughout the Hobby, springing up like a new popular fast food restaurant.  Interests in their services have grown immensely in a seller’s market that has seen record-setting prices for high grade cards like the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle.  It is often these swirling prices that catch the collector’s attention and lead them to contemplate using such services to sell their cards or memorabilia.  Have you ever considered using an auction house? The decision to use an auction house must not be taken lightly.  It is certainly recommended that doing your own research with the items you have to sell and getting familiar with the many different services available should always be your first step.  As many collectors have found out the hard way, choosing the wrong place to sell your collectibles can lead to potentially lost revenue and… Continue Reading…

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Returning to Collecting

For a lot of people, collecting sports cards isn’t something we do our entire lives. We might start as kids then stop in the pursuit of a car, college degree, family or any combination of the above. Some may collect for a while and simply move on for whatever reason. And that ’s perfectly okay. Actually, it’s normal. But there’s a solid chance that when you returned to collecting sports cards, the hobby landscape looked a lot different, good and bad. Depending on when you last collected, navigating this new world can be fun, exciting, disheartening, scary and a little bit overwhelming. Here are some tips to get you thinking and help you through some of those changes and back into the world of collecting. 1. Don’t Chase Everything Taken as a whole, there are a lot of new products out there. No matter what you collect, don’t even try… Continue Reading…

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If you are a veteran of collecting autos through the mail, this article probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re like me, you may enjoy even the simplest of write-ups about topics you’re passionate about, like TTM collecting. I’m writing this for newcomers and less experienced enthusiasts that may have no idea what to do or little knowledge about this subject. Anyway, kick back and let me share a few pointers and insights to get you on your way. There is always a starting point to everything and getting prepared to TTM should, in my opinion, be approached with organization and care. Give your activity some consideration and think about who it is you’d like to send an autograph request to, learn a little bit about the person you are writing and what you would like to send to have autographed. Players appreciate thoughtfulness and courtesy from those writing with… Continue Reading…

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