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Eighties - A Collectible Junkyard, with Exceptions

December 21, 2011 6:11:00 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby

Serious collectors know that the 1980s saw a disturbing rise in the mass production of collectibles.  Like printing too much money, mass producing collectibles can have only one eventual outcome... devaluation.  It wasn't until the 1990s that savvy producers zeroed in on the sweet spot between true scarcity and meaningful revenue. The result?  Somewhat of a lost decade for…read more

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Attention NFL and Bills Fans - Extended Jim Kelly Promo

December 19, 2011 8:48:23 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Apparel & Accessories, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Football, Lobby, NFL and Game Worn Apparel & Equipment

A number of our members asked if the Jim Kelly promotion was still on. We called his office and they okayed a one-day extension for Tuesday, December 20, 2011. If you're a Bills fan, hurry! Here, again, are the details. For Collectors Proof members only (so make sure to mention you're a member!) - Jim Kelly Autographed Hall of Fame Panel Football - $99 Jim Kelly Autographed…read more

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Sabres fans connect with Donnie Edwards in a new way.

December 17, 2011 12:43:56 AM UTC by Kevin Dawidowicz in Buffalo Sabres, Hockey, Lobby and NHL

Collectors Proof was represented in the Labatt Tailgate Tent Party with the Buffalo Sabres on Friday 12/16/11. The Tailgate Tent Party is the latest from the Sabres in making the game-night experience a little more fun. This week, Buffalo Sabre Legend Donnie Edwards attended the event and signed a few pucks for the fans. Those fans were lucky enough to participate in the newest form…read more

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Getting Gronk'd for the Holidays! Thanks to the Gronkowski brothers for an amazing special offer.

December 15, 2011 9:17:39 PM UTC by Kevin Dawidowicz in Lobby

There is no one hotter in the NFL right now than New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski. The season he is having is literally one for the record books. However, the larger story is that he is one of 3 brothers currently in the NFL! Rob Gronkowski, Dan Gronkowski, and Chris Gronkowski have turned NFL fans on to getting Gronk'd, and the…read more

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Take Heart... Even the professionals get fooled...

December 15, 2011 1:57:48 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Apparel & Accessories, Autographs, Lobby, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Sports and Game Worn Apparel & Equipment

No doubt you've heard the fever-pitch complaints of reputable dealers mistakenly (?) selling fraudulent game-worn apparel. Well, even professional sports franchises are unable to always identify ethical partners. Read this horror story about the Chicago Bears' choice in game-used apparel merchandising...…read more

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Thank you, Jim Kelly! A Good Day to Be a Buffalo Bills Fan and a Member of Collectors Proof

December 14, 2011 3:41:49 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Autographs, Buffalo Bills, Lobby, NFL and Game Worn Apparel & Equipment

As many of our members know, Jim Kelly had it up to here [raises hand above head] with his fans buying fakes and started registering the real stuff at Collectors Proof. A while back, we asked Jim to consider running a holiday special through Collectors Proof, and - today only - it's live... For Collectors Proof members only - Jim Kelly…read more

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Rock-it Science?

December 12, 2011 9:21:53 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Astronauts & Space Travel, Lobby, Lost in Space and Science & Medicine (1930-Now)

NASA is in the habit of loaning lunar rock samples to interested scientists and researchers, but apparently those "rocket scientists" lack the capacity to return the samples. Over 500 have gone missing. Sorry, NASA, that Collectors Proof wasn't around in the early 70s, or we surely could have helped!! http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57341450/sticky-fingers-moon-rocks-missing-at-nasa/ The observant readers of this…read more

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12 Percent of all toys... fake

December 12, 2011 3:23:09 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby and Toys, Games & Puzzles

The Anti-counterfeiting Group estimates that 12% of all toys in the United Kingdom for sale this holiday season are fake. Now, you may reasonably ask, "If it looks real, plays real, and outlasts my child's interest in it, is it really fake?" Consider this: fake toys harm society in numerous ways, and may harm your child, as well. - Fake toys are made under unmonitored conditions, of lowest-cost…read more

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On the flip side of the coin... Hillary Collectibles?

December 11, 2011 3:32:54 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Autographs, Lobby and Political

If it's okay for the Iron Lady, it's okay for Hillary Clinton, I suppose. Hillary's '08 campaign, so famously in debt, is selling off "memorabilia." Yes, yesterday's campaign button is today's collectible, and you can own one. Read more here... http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/69902.html

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The Iron Lady... I Miss You

December 10, 2011 4:55:51 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Autographs, Lobby and Political

One of the perks of calling writing the daily blog here at Collectors Proof is that my opinion gets out there... and who doesn't love my opinion? Nobody! Well, my opinion of Margaret Thatcher is simple: I wish she had plied her political trade across the pond, here in the United States. A good friend of our dear Ronald Reagan, and possessing a wit that - even by high British standards - was sharp, sharp,…read more

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