Betting on baseball cards – Jul. 28, 2006

“There’s always buyers and sellers for that material.”

Even in good times, collecting is a tough hobby. “This market has incredible potential,” he says. (See the most valuable cards.)

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Andy Madec, a dealer based in Camarillo, Calif., remembers that time vividly.

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Up until the late 1980s and early 1990s, collectors were living in a golden age, says Madec – returns of 20 percent in just six months were not unheard of. It boils down to a couple of simple principles — how many there are and what kind of condition the card is in.

Dealers like Stephen Dickler, who runs SD Trading, located just outside of Philadelphia, says moves such as this could work, but it’s too early to tell. “The vintage market is still the place for people to get involved purely from an investment standpoint,” says Kelnhofer. “It turned people off.”

Then there are the cards from the 1970s and 1980s, which predate the card explosion, that some experts like Kelnhofer say could experience the next wave of popularity.

Cards dating back to the turn of the 20th century that were produced as promotional items for ice cream, candy and tobacco companies are some of the hottest cards on the market right now, according to collectors.

Steroids’ next victim: Baseball labor peace Top of page

What’s hot now

The hobby looks like it has rebounded from the doldrums of the 90s, but is there money to be made in collecting Aarons and Ruths?

Rookie cards of players like Mickey Mantle, who typified the golden era of baseball, are always in high demand among older collectors.

And in June, Major League Baseball and the players’ association teamed up with card manufacturers Topps and Upper Deck to launch the first ever National Baseball Card Day, giving out 500,000 card packs at hobby shops and retailers nationwide in an effort to promote the hobby.

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The market has been bouncing back, particularly vintage cards, those that date backs 25 years or more. Flooding the market with multiple versions of new cards, the manufacturers drove down card values.

Hope for future?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Once a year, baseball-card collectors gather for the granddaddy of all sports collectible conventions – the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Currently underway in Anaheim, Calif., the four-day event will not only be a place for collectors to haggle over the value of their Lou Gehrigs and Jackie Robinsons, there’s bound to be a few collectors who reflect on how the hobby took a nosedive during the 1990s.

Even though the hobby struggles to bring young collectors into the fold, there have been some promising signs for baseball card collecting as of late.

“It’s a tricky thing,” Kelnhofer says. “There’s no guarantee it will happen,” says Dickler. “Investors just need to hear it’s safe to go back in.”. In 1996, the year after Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s record for number of most consecutive games played, a card in mint condition that had not been professionally appraised would have sold for $90. Earlier this year, the Major League Baseball Players Association lent their assistance, cutting in half the number of licenses it offers to card manufacturers in an effort to rid the glut of new cards on the market.

In fact, the fabled Honus Wagner card, which was produced by the Sweet Caporal Cigarette Company in 1909, is currently the most expensive card in existence, worth a cool $1.265 million. But that was until the card companies tried to get in on the fun. But with Ripken’s achievement faded from the minds of collectors, that same ungraded card would only fetch $40 today.

But many in the industry, like Madec, who is currently attending the National Sports Collectors Convention, is certain that is there is a future for this enduring hobby, despite its setbacks in recent years.

“It just got too out of hand,” says Madec, who runs his own firm, Andy Madec Sports Cards Inc. “The questions are still out there as to whether it will have an impact or not.”

But there is a lot of fickleness too, says Scott Kelnhofer, editor of Card Trade, the monthly trade journal for the sports collection industry

Take Cal Ripken Jr.’s 1982 Topps rookie card

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‘Concussion’ Doctor: ‘I Would Bet My Medical License’ O.J. Simpson Has Degenerative Brain Disease CTE

Simpson may be suffering from the disease — known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

Though he was found not guilty in the much-disputed 1995 criminal case, Simpson lost a wrongful death civil suit brought against him by the families of Goldman and his ex-wife. But that is how serious this is,” he said.

Omalu has not examined Simpson personally and CTE can only be diagnosed after death via an examination of brain tissue, but the doctor says he can identify the tell-tale signs of CTE’s behavioral symptoms, which he said include explosive, impulsive behavior, impaired judgment, criminality and even mood disorders.

Although Simpson never relied on that defense for his appeal, he was denied a new trial.

According to ESPN, during an appeal of his 33-year maximum sentence, Simpson’s attorney reportedly filed a sworn statement that his client had suffered “numerous blows to my head and/or landed on my head violently” while playing football.

“I would bet my medical license on it,” said Omalu.

Multiple NFL players — including Frank Gifford and Junior Seau — have been diagnosed with CTE after their deaths.

The strongest evidence that Simpson may have CTE, Omalu said, is his college and pro-playing years.

CTE is believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.

Simpson himself once used concussions as part of a legal strategy after his conviction in the armed robbery case.

Speaking yesterday in an interview with ABC News, Dr. Bennet Omalu — the neuropathologist whose identification of CTE is depicted in “Concussion” starring Will Smith — said Simpson was “more likely than not” suffering from CTE.

Simpson, one of the most famous running backs in football history, became infamous after he was charged with the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.

“I think because of our intoxication with football we are in some type of delusional denial. The following year — 13 years to the day after being acquitted in his criminal trial — he was found guilty of robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to up to 33 years in prison.

“He was exposed to thousands of blunt force trauma of his brain,” Omalu said.. He was ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages.

While Omalu stressed that CTE does not cause the criminal behavior that led to Simpson’s incarceration, he wants the case to serve a reminder of the life-altering damage that can result from playing football.

In September 2007, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas for armed robbery after attempting to steal sports memorabilia that he claimed belonged to him. It has been found mostly in athletes who play contact sports, such as football.

The renowned doctor whose discovery of a degenerative brain disease in football players inspired a hit movie says he believes O.J

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2 Oregon, No. There are so many aspects to the football experience to enjoy — like the tailgating — that new gadgets have made it fun for everyone.

What this series of events does show is the chasm that sadly still exists in the experiences and therefore perspectives of most white people compared to most people of color.

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In this week’s Scheer Intelligence podcast on KCRW, Robert Scheer speaks with former USC football player Anthony Davis about living with the brain injuries Davis sustained during his celebrated career.

At all levels of collegiate play, there are five things that all high school prospects should do to improve their chances of getting recruited for a football scholarship

Even if you aren’t into the game, football fandom isn’t just about what happens on the field anymore. No. This may not be technically wrong, but it’s lame.

Last Saturday was somewhat of a day of reckoning within the top ranks of college football, with four of the top six ranked schools in the country going down. Let me preface the conversation about college cheerleading with a quick aside about cheerleading in high school.

Being a Harbaugh has given him more intimate exposure to football than most coaches, but it’s what he’s learned in life, not the Harbaugh legacy, that sets Jay apart.

There will always be those who ignore the wisdom of others, but if more athletes realize the impact of what a 40+ year retirement will look like, they might perk up their ears just a little more.

In the end, running up the score with your star players still in the game, in the final seconds of a game that was not longer being contested didn’t even register to Urban Meyer. When you get in, you have the typical public perception of it being kind of quirky and not that tough, but it’s not like that at all. 3 Alabama, No. 4 Oklahoma, and No.

The Colorado Buffaloes come into town for a Thursday night showdown to kickoff what could be a make-or-break year for a man beginning his fourth year as head coach of the Rainbow Warriors. Elson,

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While secondary market tickets for the College Football Championship Game are the most expensive for any college game this season, it’s on pace to be the least expensive national championship game by a wide margin.

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On November 26th, the nation’s highest-profile pollster — Nate Silver of the New York Times — gave ten teams a better chance of making the inaugural College Football Playoff than the University of Wisconsin.

A number of schools are considering firing their longtime successful coaches, in the hopes of getting a more successful one. In this case, the red-faced rooter was a 30-something dad.

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NFL Teams in Alphabetical Order

Every year, the Super Bowl (the NFL championship game) is what excites football fans the most, with everyone looking forward to spending time together and watching the big game over some delicious food. As the biggest sports league that American football has ever seen, the craze about the NFL, its players, and the yearly Super Bowl only gets greater and wider. A very interesting fact is that, over 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday, and the sales of antacids increase drastically the next day! Such is the impact of the NFL, which seems to be only getting bigger with every passing year.

Formerly known as the American Professional Football Association, and started in the year 1920, the group soon adapted itself to the National Football League in the year 1922. Each zone has four teams, resulting in 16 teams under the AFC, and 16 under the NFC. The AFC and NFC have four zones each-North, South, East, and West. Usually, you will always find a zone-wise distribution of these teams. Also known as Super Bowl Sunday, it is a day on which maximum food is consumed, after Thanksgiving!

There are a total of 32 NFL teams, which have been divided into various zones of the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). A lot of people plan Super Bowl Sunday way in advance, and ensure that they have no engagements or commitments that day. As such, the total number of NFL teams is 32. Louis Rams

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College football players have visible brain changes | Reuters

“Maybe this is just the precursor of it.”

Both Bellgowan and Bazarian said it will take longer studies to find out whether a smaller hippocampus may cause problems for these athletes in the future.

“Boys hear about the long-term effect on guys when they’re retired from football, but this shows that 20-year-olds might be having some kind of effect,” said Patrick Bellgowan, the study’s senior author from the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Players who had been diagnosed with concussions and those who had been playing for years had smaller hippocampuses – a brain structure critical to memory – compared to those who never played football or played for fewer years, researchers found.

The participants had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of their brains and researchers used the images to measure the volume of certain brain regions. “None of these players were feeling bad but their brain structure isn’t normal.”

The longer the young men had played football, the smaller their hippocampuses were and the slower their reaction time on one of the tests.

“People try to understand why some NFL players have what looks like Alzheimer’s in their forties,” Dr. “How did they get there? I think this study points out the early stages of that.”

There has been growing concern over whether the connection between contact sports – like football – and CTE, which is a brain disease known to affect some athletes who experience repeated hits to the head, may extend to younger players.. The athletes also took a computerized test to assess their cognitive abilities.

“Maybe there is something going on early on,” he said. “The conservative approach is what I’m hoping to get out there,” he said.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The brains of college football players may already display the effects of years of taking hits, according to a new brain imaging study.

The researchers found that college athletes had hippocampuses between 17 percent and 26 percent smaller than non-athletes. Those who had been diagnosed with concussions also had smaller hippocampuses than the players without past concussions.

Bellgowan is also on the faculty at the University of Tulsa, where, he said, “Participation of the athletic department was essential to this work.”

SOURCE: bit.ly/WddS8K JAMA, online May 13, 2014.

For now, Bellgowan suggested that parents and coaches take a conservative approach when dealing with student athletes by taking them to specialists when they walk off the field with a headache.

Between June 2011 and August 2013 the researchers recruited 25 college football players who had been diagnosed with a concussion, 25 players without a history of diagnosed concussion and 25 similar young men who had never played.

The symptoms of CTE, which tend to set in years after the last traumas, often include memory loss, aggression and dementia.

Bazarian was not involved with the new research, but has studied the brains of young athletes at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York.

The researchers write in JAMA that they didn’t find any differences in behavior between players and non-players, but Bellgowan told Reuters Health that a smaller hippocampus is linked to depression, schizophrenia and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

“We keep hearing about retired football players having diseases that relate back to smaller hippocampuses,” Bellgowan said. Jeffrey Bazarian said

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Betting on baseball cards – Jul. 28, 2006

Flooding the market with multiple versions of new cards, the manufacturers drove down card values.

Steroids’ next victim: Baseball labor peace Top of page

The market has been bouncing back, particularly vintage cards, those that date backs 25 years or more. (See the most valuable cards.)

But many in the industry, like Madec, who is currently attending the National Sports Collectors Convention, is certain that is there is a future for this enduring hobby, despite its setbacks in recent years. But that was until the card companies tried to get in on the fun. “It turned people off.”

Earlier this year, the Major League Baseball Players Association lent their assistance, cutting in half the number of licenses it offers to card manufacturers in an effort to rid the glut of new cards on the market.

Even though the hobby struggles to bring young collectors into the fold, there have been some promising signs for baseball card collecting as of late.. What’s hot now

“It’s a tricky thing,” Kelnhofer says. “Investors just need to hear it’s safe to go back in.”

Andy Madec, a dealer based in Camarillo, Calif., remembers that time vividly.

The hobby looks like it has rebounded from the doldrums of the 90s, but is there money to be made in collecting Aarons and Ruths?

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And in June, Major League Baseball and the players’ association teamed up with card manufacturers Topps and Upper Deck to launch the first ever National Baseball Card Day, giving out 500,000 card packs at hobby shops and retailers nationwide in an effort to promote the hobby.

Currently underway in Anaheim, Calif., the four-day event will not only be a place for collectors to haggle over the value of their Lou Gehrigs and Jackie Robinsons, there’s bound to be a few collectors who reflect on how the hobby took a nosedive during the 1990s.

Cards dating back to the turn of the 20th century that were produced as promotional items for ice cream, candy and tobacco companies are some of the hottest cards on the market right now, according to collectors.

Rookie cards of players like Mickey Mantle, who typified the golden era of baseball, are always in high demand among older collectors.

Then there are the cards from the 1970s and 1980s, which predate the card explosion, that some experts like Kelnhofer say could experience the next wave of popularity.

Hope for future?

Dealers like Stephen Dickler, who runs SD Trading, located just outside of Philadelphia, says moves such as this could work, but it’s too early to tell. “The questions are still out there as to whether it will have an impact or not.”

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Once a year, baseball-card collectors gather for the granddaddy of all sports collectible conventions – the National Sports Collectors Convention.

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Up until the late 1980s and early 1990s, collectors were living in a golden age, says Madec – returns of 20 percent in just six months were not unheard of. “There’s always buyers and sellers for that material.”

But there is a lot of fickleness too, says Scott Kelnhofer, editor of Card Trade, the monthly trade journal for the sports collection industry

“It just got too out of hand,” says Madec, who runs his own firm, Andy Madec Sports Cards Inc. It boils down to a couple of simple principles — how many there are and what kind of condition the card is in.

Take Cal Ripken Jr.’s 1982 Topps rookie card. “The vintage market is still the place for people to get involved purely from an investment standpoint,” says Kelnhofer. “There’s no guarantee it will happen,” says Dickler. “This market has incredible potential,” he says. But with Ripken’s achievement faded from the minds of collectors, that same ungraded card would only fetch $40 today.

In fact, the fabled Honus Wagner card, which was produced by the Sweet Caporal Cigarette Company in 1909, is currently the most expensive card in existence, worth a cool $1.265 million. In 1996, the year after Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s record for number of most consecutive games played, a card in mint condition that had not been professionally appraised would have sold for $90.

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NFL, others file lawsuit to block New Jersey sports betting | Reuters

But the sports leagues sued, saying it violated a federal ban on the activity in all U.S. But given earlier decisions by federal courts, it was critical that we follow a correct and appropriate path to curtail new court challenges and expensive litigation.

Lesniak believes it is up to the state to determine whether sports gambling can occur and said the wagering will jump-start New Jersey’s sagging gaming revenues.

“If the 2014 Sports Wagering Law is not declared unlawful… the proliferation of state-sponsored and approved sports gambling in Atlantic City casinos and at New Jersey racetracks will cause immediate and irreparable harm” to the sports leagues,” the lawsuit said.

“How can that be determined when Las Vegas is taking bets already, every single day? The NFL has three games at Wembley Stadium (in London) every year where people are betting right across the street from the stadium.”

Voters approved the idea of legal sports betting in 2011 and the following year Christie signed a bill allowing the wagering.

(Reporting by Steve Ginsburg; editing by Andrew Hay)

. Supreme Court refused to hear the case, leaving the lower court ban in place.

“In order to get an injunction, the leagues have to show that they will be irreparably damaged if Monmouth race track starts taking bets on sports sporting events on Sunday,” New Jersey State Sen. states except four.

“I believe we have found that path in this bipartisan legislative effort,” he added.

“I’m looking forward to placing the first legal bet in the state of New Jersey on a sporting event next Sunday,” Lesniak said.

The National Football League and other sports leagues filed a lawsuit on Monday in an attempt to block New Jersey from offering legalized wagering on sporting events.

In calling for the injunction, the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and the NCAA are seeking to block enforcement of a law that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed on Friday, which partially repeals a ban on sports wagering in the state.

The new law allows sports betting at state-licensed casinos and racetracks. But the U.S. Monmouth Park, a thoroughbred race track in Oceanport, is planning to offer sports betting on Sunday.

They claimed that the law violates the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal ban on state-sponsored sports betting.

The federal court sided with the leagues, so the state appealed. Raymond Lesniak told Reuters in a telephone interview.

In a statement Friday after signing the legislation Christie said: “I am a strong proponent of legalized sports wagering in New Jersey

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Two top college football punters killed in car wreck

Green said in a statement. He and 22-year-old Sam Foltz, of Greeley, Nebraska, both died. His tragic loss is immeasurable to his family, his friends, his classmates, his teammates and his coaches and our thoughts and prayers are with all of them.”

Mike Sadler, 24, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was driving. Several players talked about how hard Foltz worked and his faith in God.

“Sam was a kind and thoughtful young man who was a leader on the playing field, in the classroom, and in his community,” Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie D. LSU kicker, 21-year-old Colby Delahoussaye, was also a passenger and was injured in the crash.

Officials at the University of Nebraska and Michigan State University confirmed Sunday that a current and a former punter for their football teams were killed in a car wreck in Wisconsin early Sunday.

CBS affiliate WLNS in Lansing, Michigan, reports Sadler is the only four-time academic All-American in MSU history and that he was supposed to be attending Stanford Law School this year.. Foltz was also a first-team All-Big Ten selection. Saturday.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio confirmed Sadler’s passing on Twitter.

The pair had been in Wisconsin for a football camp, according to multiple reports.

The Lincoln Star Journal reports former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler was also killed in the wreck with Foltz.

Several hundred friends and teammates of Foltz gathered outside Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Sunday afternoon to remember him. “He was an exemplary student-athlete who grew as a player and as a person on his path to recent completion of his degree in agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and anyone who knew him can testify that he had an enduring influence on those around him.”

© 2016 CBS Interactive Inc. Foltz was a three-year starter named the 2015 Big 10 punter of the year, averaging 44.2 yards a punt in 2015 — his junior year — on 56 attempts.

Last Updated Jul 24, 2016 11:08 PM EDT

Waukesha County Sheriff’s Lt. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln said Sunday the team will skip this week’s planned Big Ten media days in Chicago because of the deaths.

CBS affiliate KOLN in Lincoln, Nebraska, reports senior Sam Foltz was killed. Sam was universally loved and respected by everyone he touched and on whom he had a positive influence each and every day. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. He graduated from Nebraska with a degree in agronomy in May.

Nebraska coach Mike Riley said in a statement: “Last night, we lost one of the best young men who I have ever had the honor to coach and who has ever worn the Nebraska uniform. Thom Moerman said speed was likely a factor in the single-vehicle crash that happened around 11:45 p.m. All Rights Reserved

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Casino-Gaming :: Video Poker Machines – How to pick the right machine and win.

Just because you are playing video poker with a 97% payback or higher, doesn’t mean you will win, it just helps increase your odds of winning.

However, there is one sure way to have the best odds when playing slot machines at a casino.

How do you win at the casino? The best answer is to not play or to buy a used video poker machine for your home game room. But the IGT Game King is aptly named and is the King of all the video poker machines. This is a payback percentage of 100%. It is a 31 game touch screen with all the classic video poker games, several slot games, keno games and blackjack.. Find a single deck video poker slot machine.

The IGT PE Plus multi-game video poker is a five game video poker. A 9-6 video poker slot machine is around 99% payback while the 8-5 are 97.3%. It is a very stable platform and is becoming popular oversees because of its age. The single game video pokers are becoming outdated and hard to find repair parts for. If you can, stay away from these machines. Most of these are multi game video poker plus some extra games.

You also need to remember that a machine with a payback percentage of 100% or any percent is based on perfect play. Get all of your classic video poker games with this slot machine. More likely to be found are the 9-6 video pokers or less. You only want to pay attention to these two indicators when one coin is registered. Typically you can find the higher payback video poker machines on a bar top in the casino, but this is not always the case. It will show you what the odds of the game are by looking at the “Full House” and the “Flush” payouts. For in home use, they offer ample poker choices and in many cases slots, keno and blackjack to keep you interested.

Another way to enjoy playing video poker is to purchase a used video poker slot machine. That is a 10 is next to the “Full House” and a 7 next to the “Flush” on the legend. There are many different types of machines that you can purchase. But when looking for a video poker machine, you need to look for the best odds machine which will be found in the video poker legend.

The best possible payout would be what is called a 10-7 video poker slot machine. Choose from IGT PE Plus, Bally Game Makers, and IGT Game Kings. Perfect play is considered while playing all the odds so you get the best cards dealt to you at the right time and making the right decisions while playing. The best bet is the newer multi-game platform video pokers.

The legend is found just above the cards on the screen.

Video Poker Slots are the best odds game for a player that enjoys the personal confines of a slot machine, not a blackjack or poker table. A Bally Game Maker is a 10 game touch screen platform where you can mix, slots, table games and keno

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