In an extremely popular event, Upper Deck will once again be celebrating National Hockey Card Day by giving away free packs of hockey cards at participating hobby shop dealers. The event will be held Feb. 16 in the U.S. and Feb. 9 in Canada.
Heritage Auctions released its annual sales totals, which reached $20 million in sports and $860 million in sales company-wide across all of its divisions. In sports, the lead story was the Black Swap Find that general national media attention for its back story and the cards themselves.
On this Martin Luther King Jr. day, we present a special poem by Ron Gabriel that is a take on the famous “Casey at the Bat.” However, this poem looks at Jackie Robinson and comes with a decidedly different ending. Special thanks to Richard Zamoff for sharing.
There are a bevy of new insert sets that will have collectors clamoring to crack these packs of SP Game-Used Hockey. First up are the “Draft Day Marks” autograph cards that profile talented rookies and veterans on the day they were drafted.
After SCD released its list of the best baseball books of 2012, the CASEY Award for the year’s best baseball book by Spitball Magazine, a literary baseball magazine, is “Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick.”
The Long Beach Expo will have autograph guests for the first time in more than a decade, bringing in Magic Johnson, Jerry West and jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. to help draw in sports fans, along with a display of nine T206 Honus Wagner cards.
Panini Authentic will now be the exclusive provider of game-used gear from the Denver Broncos. In addition, Panini will be a supporting sponsor of Broncos Bunch, the official kids club of the Broncos, providing trading cards and more to the group.
Under the terms of the extended partnership, Grey Flannel will continue to conduct its annual Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction at the Hall each September, host reunion dinners and offer appraisals.
With the craze of building block toys on the rise, OYO Sportstoys introduces new NFL mini-figures representing players from all 32 NFL teams.
As the exclusive provider of NBA cards, Panini is pulling out all the stops. Coming soon is Gold Standard Basketball, filled with what everyone wants: stars, rookies and plenty of the bling.