memorabilia

Man Sells Giant Autograph Collection for Ailing Daughter

Three decades ago, Ken Kallin began amassing the 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it %u2014 at an auction to benefit his ailing daughter.

The Super Bowl of Fakes: Big Game's a Win for Scammers

The quantity of counterfeit goods entering the U.S. is increasing, and it gets worse around an event like the Super Bowl. Federal agents recently seized more than $6 million of counterfeits and shut down more than 300 illegal websites. But consumers are at risk for more than just getting a shoddy NFL jersey.

Murderabilia: The Online Market for Killers' Artifacts

Anyone who ever enjoyed a horror film knows the fascination a gruesome death can provoke. But no fictional horror can produce the frisson generated by the items for sale on websites like SerialKillersInk.net and MurderAuction.com: Real artifacts and artwork from the crime scenes and prison cells of the world's most famous serial killers.

Selling 9/11: The Strange Market for Relics of Tragedy

As America prepares to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, eBay is seeing a surge in sales of relics and memorabilia from the World Trade Center and the terrorist attacks, fueled partly by speculators, and partly by our desire to connect with history, however painful.

Celebrity Memorabilia Takes a Starring Role Again

Showbiz memorabilia had its closeup in the past few weeks, with items made famous by Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and Judy Garland fetching an over-the-rainbow prices at auction. Why are people compelled to buy these items, and who's drawing the biggest bucks? Read on...

Should You Invest in Elizabeth Taylor Memorabilia?

Elizabeth Taylor fans have been flocking to eBay to pick up memorabilia since the movie star died last week. But do these collectibles makes sense as investments? Appraisers from Antiques Roadshow weigh in.

LeBron Lags Kobe, Michael in Sports Memorabilia Game

When someone recently asked basketball great Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest player in NBA history, whom he thought was better -- LeBron James or Kobe Bryant -- he blurted out "Kobe." Based on what people pay for their sports memorabilia, it appears collectors would tend to agree.