One of the most popular and talented soccer players on the planet is making new inroads in the hobby, as Upper Deck Authenticated has introduced the Lionel Messi Collection of signed pieces.
Dan Hampton, Otis Wilson and Steve McMichael will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans, as well as hosting Q&A at halftime.
The National Sports Collectors Convention brings more than 100 athletes under one roof over five days; here’s a rundown of who’s coming and what to expect.
Michael Sam made his debut on the sports signing circuit in Chicago, leaving fans and himself impressed with the proceedings.
While prices are going up at thrift stores, you can still find signed bargains that have slipped through the cracks. Two recent finds included a charity event-signed piece by five star athletes and a Barry Bonds litho.
Legendary Dodgers player, coach and Hall of Fame star Tommy Lasorda along with current Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, pitcher Kenley Jansen and former Mets, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees star Darryl Strawberry will appear during the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, running from Sept. 26-28.
Authenticators and sellers targeted by the FBI for forgeries and frauds are still finding their way onto online marketplace sites, including eBay. Check out the lists of who’s not allowed on eBay and other who should be on the list.
The line “If you build it, they will come” is from”‘Field of Dreams” but it also applies to corporate events and the legendary ballplayers they attract. And even while they are paid handsomely to be there, that doesn’t mean they will cater to the fans.
The following are the rules for the NFL Auction Trivia Contest running in Sports Collectors Digest.
Mastro Auctions will kick off 2009 with a February Classic Collector auction loaded with a wide variety of sports and Americana items. The sale will begin on Feb. 16 and conclude on Feb. 25 and 26. The Classic Collector auction will feature more than 1,600 lots, each with an opening bid of $100.