After a hiatus due to the London Olympic Games in 2012, show organizers have announced the return of a 25,000 sq.-ft. area at the 34th National in Rosemont, July 31-Aug, 4 dedicated solely to Olympic memorabilia.
Upper Deck has gone to great lengths to provide meaningful rookie cards in its Upper Deck Football set, providing 200 different subjects and on-card signatures with 99.8 percent of the autograph content live in the product.
Attention to detail, three major stars and “chase” cards proved to be a winning formula for Topps in its battle with Bowman in 1953. The portrait artwork is another high selling point for this set.
The memorable touchdown run by Jack Hoffman during Nebraska’s spring football game has now been immortalized as a blown-up football card, courtesy of Upper Deck. The card will be used to raise awareness and funds for Team Jack, in his fight against brain cancer.
For SCD columnist T.J. Schwartz, the move to the West Coast as a young adult provided unique opportunities to meet some big-time athletes. The comedy writer/cabbie shares a couple of priceless stories from his past.
Earl Weaver, Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray always hold a special place for this auction thanks to their Triple-A connection to Rochester, N.Y. Plus, now is the time to get those golf autograph requests – it’s Masters week.
For some old-fashioned baseball fun and some great discussion regarding the National Pastime, check out the CASEY Awards, which honor the best baseball books of the previous year. The 2012 winner was “Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick” by Paul Dickson.
In a first for the Kane County Cougars, the team will offer its stadium as the host for a new card show to take place April 27. Take Me Out to the Card Show will include guests Denis Savard and Randy Hundley.
Upper Deck has a deal in place with the MLBPA, resulting in two new baseball products in 2013, starting with Fleer Retro Baseball debuting this summer.
Michael Jordan cards don’t go away, they just get more expensive. Upper Deck has provided details on a new Jordan Master set from his North Carolina Years that will include Jordan signed card, championship rings and much more. $5,000 for the set?