Collecting on the Big Island: Hawaii doesn’t sound like a collector’s paradise, but big-time athletes come to compete, and collecting is alive and well.
Third-party grading has grown by leaps and bounds in the card hobby, and prices has skyrocketed as a result for those in high grades. PSA and SGC are the heavyweights in third-party card grading; Orlando and Hileman share details on how the process has changed.
SCP Auctions wants the world to know of its success in the sports memorabilia business, and felt a new website look would provide that. The new look is now available to collectors.
Three shop owners explain how the move online has benefited their businesses. For some, nearly all of their business is online, while others use the medium to tout new products and upcoming promotions.
Goldin Auctions is offering its most diverse lineup to date, with items ranging from a Joe DiMaggio Jersey to James Dean notebook. Also included are vintage cards, presidential signed documents and items related to Hollywood’s elite.
High-grade cards, vintage sets and sought-after tickets ruled the bidding during Memory Lane’s winter auction, which totaled $1.5 million. A 1933 DeLong Gum Lou Gehrig, graded PSA 8, sold for a record-setting $45,410.
A new feature, called PSA Shop Button, lets you conveniently find nearly every card offered online, including those that will either upgrade or fill a hole in your set.
The upcoming Goldin Auctions sale will feature a newly discovered 1942 Joe DiMaggio Yankees jersey and personal items from Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez and Jose Altuve, including awards.
Topps has appointed Jeremy Strauser as General Manager of Digital, hoping to further capitalize on the popular apps such as Topps BUNT.
For the second consecutive year, three first-ballot candidates were added to Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio joins John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson for baseball’s most coveted honor.