The online portion of the Goldin Auctions Spring Auction closed May 7, generating $1.7 million in sales. Combined with the record breaking live auction held on April 30 at the New York Yankees Steak House, the 1,400+ lots of memorabilia sold for $4.6 million.
Tom Brady, Sidney Crosby and Steph Curry Join Ali, Jeter and Ruth on PSA/DNA’s 2015 “Most Dangerous Autographs” List.
Topps has narrowed the list to five players for the No. 1 spot in 2016 Topps Baseball after online voting.
The most coveted spot in Topps’ annual baseball card set is the first spot, No. 1. For 2016, Topps is allowing fans to vote which player will slide into that slot. Every team will be represented and voting pared down from there.
Topps has planned special activities around the All-Star festivities where baseball fans won’t want to miss a day. Topps will offer exclusive baseball cards, giveaways and a special day for baseball fans to rediscover cards.
The annual spring training report is in from David Moriah. This year’s scene was in Arizona, where some sparkling new stadiums reside and the teams still make signing autographs a priority.
Topps digital programs continue to grow. Topps BUNT 2015 is now available, and Topps has provided some stunning stats. For instance, Topps BUNT players have collected more than 150 million digital baseball cards since its inception.
Topps BUNT, the exclusive trading card app of Major League Baseball, has been releasing Spring Training cards since pitchers and catchers reported in late February.
A 1942 Joe DiMaggio jersey brought $169,400; a 1920 autographed Chicago White Sox baseball featuring six players banned in the Black Sox scandal, including Joe Jackson, sold for $81,070; and a 1952 Topps Baseball graded near set rang up at $72,600 in Goldin Auctions’ recent sale.
Everyone wants the stars when it comes to autographs. Forgers are happy to oblige. PSA/DNA has released its annual Top 10 Most Dangerous Autographs list, and Mike Trout is added to the list.