Just in time for the recently completed Father’s Day, Upper Deck released SPx Football, filled with all of the top rookies and plenty of the past stars and Hall of Famers, as well.
Amid a healthy autograph lineup at the Toronto Expo, topic of brick-and-mortar stores vs. online shops still a lively discussion
The Summer Games happened a little earlier this year. ‘Summer Games’ happened to be the title of Grey Flannel’s latest auction, which saw items from the Maravich Collection, along with gamers from Mel Ott, Willie Mays and Barry Sanders lead to record bidding results for the company.
The complete sets stole the show at the recent Mile High Card Co. auction. A 1966 Topps set totaled nearly $130,000, with impressive prices reached for football and hockey sets as well.
In response from a TJ Schwartz column on getting some of his first autographs, readers have shared their own stories, which range from Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle to Danny Ainge and even Ronald McDonald. Feel free to share some of your own.
Collectors checking out Collectible Classics’ CCA33 auction, which closes June 27, will find 426 sports and non-sport lots, including a collection of rare Pittsburgh Pirates memorabilia, the first installment of the Bert Randolph Sugar collection, 19th century items and Yankees and Reds collectibles.
Steiner Sports knew it had the goods with Jackie Robinson game-used items, including his last glove ($373,000) and bat ($114,000). Other top items include a Mickey Mantle signed contract and a 1924 World Series ticket signed by numerous Hall of Famers.
For those who have watched ‘Pawn stars’ on the History channel, you know they have various experts come on the show to help identify, authenticate and provide value to items. The latest expert to join the ranks is PSA/DNA’s Steve Grad.
Ty Cobb’s signature is one of the most recognized and coveted in the game – but beware for some well-circulated forgeries, some of them issued by his own biographer.
The Elgin Baylor Collection, highlighting day one of the two-day Julien’s sale, will feature memorabilia big and small, including MVP award, championship rings all the way down to signed bobble heads. Day two will include memorabilia across the board.