Collectors Corner #35: Topps Hockey Stickers

In this week’s episode of The Collectors Corner, Ron Barr and I discuss the new Topps Hockey sticker collection and Topps NOW Hockey stickers. We also talk about a pair of notable game-worn hockey jerseys that were sold at an auction recently.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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Collectors Corner #34 – Mystery, Alaska & eBay’s Top Sellers

In this week’s episode of Collectors Corner, Ron Barr and I talk about my latest article for The Hockey News, about the 1999 hockey movie “Mystery, Alaska.” We also chat about a new set of basketball cards spotlighting the old American Basketball Association, the top-selling sports teams and players on eBay, and this weekend’s Upper Deck Singles Day promotion.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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Collectors Corner #33 – NCAA Collectibles & Bootleg Sports Jerseys

In this episode of Collectors Corner, Ron Barr and I talk about how the NCAA’s decision to allow student athletes to make money might impact sports collectibles. We also discuss the pros and cons of bootleg sports jerseys.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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Collectors Corner #32 – Collecting Ticket Stubs

In this episode of Collectors Corner, Ron Barr and I talk about collecting and saving ticket stubs from sporting events like the World Series, the Super Bowl, or even just the games you went to when you were a kid.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.


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Collectors Corner #31 – Custom Cards & Counterfeit Cards


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Homemade cards is the topic of this episode of Collectors Corner — from custom cards, to counterfeit cards, to hand-made art cards. We also talk about Panini America’s lawsuit against a custom card maker.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.
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Collectors Corner #30 – Auction News and the End of Panini Hockey Stickers

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In the 30th episode of Collectors Corner, Ron Barr and I talk about some notable recent sports auctions, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens suing over the sale of some of his memorabilia items, and Panini losing its license to make NHL hockey stickers.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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Collectors Corner #29 – The Early 1990s PVC Scare


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In this episode of Collectors Corner,  Ron Barr and I talk about the “PVC Scare” of the early 1990s. Collectible supplies that contained PVC — polyvinyl chloride — was found to damage coins, and many feared that nine-pocket pages containing PVC in the plastic would damage sports cards. So, what were the long-term effects of PVC on trading cards?

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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Collectors Corner #28 – Sports Video Games


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Last week Thursday was National Video Game Day, so Ron Barr and I talked about sports video games, from Tennis for Two and Pong, to Double Dribble and NHL ’94, all the way to current games like Madden 20.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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Collectors Corner #27 – Annoying Behavior By Dealers and Collectors


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In this episode, Ron Barr and I talk about card show annoyances. Going to shows consistently over the past 13 years, I’ve noticed a lot of annoying things that both dealers and collectors do — from dealers never wanting to negotiate on prices, to collectors always wanting to negotiate on every purchase they make. Plus, body odor, rolling suitcases, and more! 

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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Collectors Corner #26 – Should I Sell or Donate My Unwanted Sports Cards?

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Should I sell my unwanted sports cards, or donate them to charity? In this episode, we talk about selling vs. donating your unwanted sports cards. We also discuss a few notable sports memorabilia auctions, including a basketball jersey worn by Barrack Obama in high school.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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