Every Cubs Convention is filled with good cheer and excitement for the team, regardless of the showing made on the field during the previous season. This year, during the 31st annual renewal of festivities, things were no different. Unless, of course, you take into account the enormous wave of World Series excitement that has overtaken the team for the first time in the history of the convention.
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National Sports Collectors Convention filled with giveaways, access to unique memorabilia and plenty of exclusive trading cards courtesy if card manufacturers. The hobby’s five-day main event is ready to kick off in Rosemont, Ill.
In addition to daily giveaways, PSA will be handing out free copies of the ‘Evolution of the Baseball Card’ poster at the National Sports Collectors Convention while supplies last.
Records were set in the March Mile High Card Co. auction, with many bringing the higher prices just months after their previous sale, proving yet again that high-grade cards are exploding in price and worthy of an investment.
The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in the 1965 ‘Phantom Punch’ bout sold for $965,000 during Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night sale in New York City.
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.
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 and Parker Brothers teamed up for one of the most interesting and confusing quirks in the football card hobby: the 1974 Topps Parker Brothers set filled with goal posts, asterisks and variations within variations.
Grant DePorter – known for blowing up the ‘Bartman Ball’ – helps launch the Chicago Sports Museum, part of the Harry Caray restaurant chain. Inside you’ll find Caray’s glasses, Jordan’s jerseys and the remnants of the most famous ball in Chicago history.