This week’s Burl’s break is focused on Topps’ first set following the end of the ‘card war’ with Bowman. They’ve also got plans for what might be the ‘break of the year’.
Modern Sports Card News
The second 1984-85 Star Michael Jordan card to be graded 9.5 by Beckett is on eBay, with bidding already more than double last year’s record price.
Items from the Hall of Famer’s personal collection netted nearly a half-million dollars in the Steiner Sports auction.
It’s been a while since they’ve been sold outside Wrigley Field but the 2016 World Series program also has a Cleveland version–and one for the national audience.
Sports Memorabilia News
In demand for autographs from his earliest days with the Yankees, a young Mickey Mantle poses for a photographer with pen and baseball in hand.
Around the Hobby
Some insight on crossing those cards off your set collecting want list with a minimal amount of stress.
An Arizona man helped set up a suspect now charged with stealing part of his sports collection while Bob Costas talks collecting memories and baseball with Topps.
What’s Hot in the Shop
The wrappers are flying in the shop as collectors shred a variety of new products. Mike’s got the top 5 hottest boxes.
A look at the different kinds of early “card photographs”, including how to judge their age by the type and style of cardboard backing.