Join to get Daily Sports Collecting News in your inbox!

Long-Time Chicago Area Dealer Dies

He was a familiar face at sports card shows in the Upper Midwest for nearly four decades.   The National?  Steve Gold never missed one.  His family’s brick-and-mortar shop changed locations a couple of times, but Chicago area collectors always seemed to find AU Sports.

Steve GoldThe collecting community lost one of its most outstanding members late last week when Gold died of cancer at age 52.

He set up at his first card show as a kid in the early 1970s, then began helping out once his parents, Eddie and Audre, opened AU Sports several years later.  Gold took over the family business for good after his parents died in 2002.

Late last year, AU Sports moved into a new 2300 square-foot location in a large shopping center in Niles, IL, a Chicago suburb.

Steve Gold is survived by his wife Mary Ellen, his 11-year-old daughter Rebecca, his brother Bruce and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service  will be held Tuesday.


About Rich Mueller

Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

Comments

  1. Kevin Savage says:

    I am very sorry to read of the passing of Steve Gold. He was an integral part of one of the hobby’s first families. I am saddened to hear of his death. The hobby lost a true friend, a man of integrity who helped many thousands of collectors over the years build their collections. He will be missed.

Speak Your Mind