The Chicago Sun-Times Show lacked its star attraction, but an otherwise strong lineup of signers and collectibles drew attention. Meet a few of the dealers at the show and what items were on the show floor.
The calendar hasn’t turned to 2014 yet, but there is an event already to mark on the schedule for next year. Goldin Auctions is conducting the Babe Ruth Centennial Auction in July, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ruth’s MLB debut with high-end pieces like a rookie-era game-used bat and a 1914 Baltimore News rookie card.
Leaf Trading Cards is taking over Famous Fabrics from In the Game immediately, as In the Game seeks an NHL license. Meanwhile, the Dallas company has also issued the Ichiro Immortals Collection.
From staging a mini reunion of The Love Boat with Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell and Jill Whelan on hand to bringing in first-time signers like Tim Conway, C. Thomas Howell and Jamie-Lynn Sigler, next month’s Hollywood Show promises to be memorable.
Golf cards are getting a shot in the arm thanks to an upcoming set produced by Leaf Trading Cards. Offered in January will be Legends of the Links featuring cut signatures and actual tournament-used, signed scorecards from some of the biggest stars of the game.
Cards of Minnesota Twins’ top prospect Byron Buxton in high demand nationwide as collectors seek gold. Here are some dealer comments on Buxton and his cards.
Approximately 200 Team Canada alumni will have autograph cards in the set, making this the largest autograph trading card set ever produced for Hockey Canada.
EJ Manuel is one of the promising young quarterbacks in the NFL, and now Panini has locked up the star to an exclusive autograph and memorabilia agreement.
The Toronto Expo keep s bringing in fans north of the border, thanks to an ever-growing list of impressive signers. But the behind-the-scenes cooperation between the NHL, manufacturers and dealers has led to greater sales in the hobby as well.
Topps has featured Mark McGwire on its baseball cards before. However, a recent deal has led to the first McGwire-signed cards in Topps history.