The National Sports Collectors Convention served as the backdrop of a new standard for the Hobby, as a 1970 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie graded PSA 10 sold for a record $465,000 in Goldin Auctions’ $3.1 million sale.
A contract from 1973 that links Muhammad Ali to Kobe Bryant will be part of a large, live event during the National Sports Collectors Convention courtesy of Goldin Auctions.
The National’s Tristar Autograph Pavilion brought in 126 guests, Manny was Manny and the Miracle on Ice Team wowed the crowd. Plus, Tristar says possibilities abound for Atlantic City.
Artist Daniel Duffy has created a masterpiece showcasing the history of the Cubs in the essence of Wrigley Field. The painting, offered in Goldin Auctions live event July 31, will be completed during the National Convention.
Goldin Auctions will offer the second part of the Mike Schmidt Collection: 21 items from the Hall of Famer, including his 1979 N.L. Gold Glove, 1974 Sultan of Swat Crown, Little League Baseball Cap and historic HR bats and balls.
National Convention boasts largest signing group to date, with Jim Kelly, Bobby Knight, Al Kaline and Joe Torre among those delighting the crowds.
More than 20 rows of sports collectibles made the I-X Center in Cleveland a mecca for collectors during the 2014 National Convention.
The National’s return to Cleveland after five years posted positive results, with good crowds through the first four days and plenty activity on the floor.
The football trading card market got a shakeup on Day No. 2 of The National. Panini has announced an exclusive agreement with the NFLPA. Topps still plans some kind of role with football cards.
Sporting Life Art Cards will give away 100 promotional cards each day at the National Sports Collectors Convention.