Upper Deck turned the hobby on its head in 1989, led by the signature card for the modern-era collector – Ken Griffey Jr.
The N.Y. Daily News reports that Mark Theotikosis, formerly of Mastro Auctions, will be changing his plea, and John Rogers is facing a lawsuit over failed payment of the George Burke & George Brace Collection of photos.
Sports artifacts from America’s first ‘Hall of Fame’ museum include a circa 1955 Heisman Trophy and boxing gloves and robes belonging to Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney. Auction kicks off Aug. 6.
Looking back at Jefferson Burdick’s burst of energy in early 1937 that set the stage for the sports card collecting hobby of today – his Card Collectors Bulletins and the methods that still prevail in the hobby today.
One of the founding fathers of card collecting, Jefferson Burdick, is well known in the industry and has his collection features in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. During the National Convention in Cleveland, a handwritten, two-page letter penned by Burdick will be given away.
The live portion of the Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction wrapped up July 12, grossing more than $3.6 million. the rest of the lineup, which contains more than 200 Ruth items in the 1,200-lot lineup, concludes Friday, July 18.
Lelands has composed a “Million Dollar Hit List” for the National Convention. The target is for some super rare Cleveland Indians jerseys.
PSA will once again reward those who sign up for PSA’s Collectors Club by giving away “cards that never were” – recreations of the 1934 Diamond Stars set this time featuring, Ruth, DiMaggio, Gehrig and Feller.
The big auction didn’t disappoint, as the 1918 contract of Babe Ruth sold for more than $1 million as part of a 125-lot auction that topped $3.6 million altogether.
The National Convention is always full of superb memorabilia. And then some booths bring in special displays for the show that go above and beyond. Memory Lane will showcase a Babe Ruth display that allows fans to swing his bat and admire his rare cards and photos from his career.