John Makowiec loved collecting cards, and now he makes sure all kids can enjoy the experience with his Cards 2 Kids program which hands out donated trading cards to kids in need and other charitable organizations.
The second day of The National was capped off with Heritage Auctions Platinum Night sale, led by game-used caps, Sam Snead memorabilia and some impressive cards.
Goldin Auctions knows how to get people’s attention – give them some money. At the upcoming National Convention, Goldin Auctions is offering $1,500 in prizes to those who register to bid in the company’s upcoming auctions, as well as those who are already on their bidding list.
In conjunction with the National Convention, Quint Premier Baseball Games is offering a special rate through Aug. 4 for its latest non-electronic, vintage style mechanical baseball pinball game.
Here is a quick rundown of card manufacturers’ plans for wrapper redemption programs at the National Convention. Many companies are offering new sets/cards each day of the July 31-Aug. 4 event.
Today’s golf man’s might be enamored by Tiger Woods, but before him one of the greatest was Sam Snead. The Sam Snead Collection of championship trophies, clubs and more will be the centerpiece items in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night auction to be conducted during the National Convention.
The name of Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick is well known in hobby circles, as he owns some of the most pristine examples of the most valuable cards in the hobby. Thirty cards from his collection will be on display at the National Convention, courtesy of Memory Lane.
A circa 1930s Mel Ott game-used bat was stolen during August’s National Convention in Baltimore. A $5,000 reward is now being offered to anyone who can provide information that leads to the recovery of the bat.
SCD Columnist Ross Forman provides his take on the National Convention, from the memorabilia on display to the autograph guests and everything in between.
For one collector, taking a train before dawn and running around the show floor of the National Convention all in one day – in a neck brace – is the perfect day.