One of four Olympic medals won in 1936 by Jesse Owens is on the auction block and could sell for $1 million or more.
Dealers and corporate sponsors are back home. Collectors are sorting through what they purchased. Autograph hounds are finding the right spot for the signatures they gathered at the Tri-Star pavilion. The 34th National Sports Collectors Convention is history but those who were there are still digesting the industry’s biggest annual gathering. The hobby is still […]
If you’re a collector who loves the hobby so much you occasionally have dreams about it, chances are the sheer volume and variety of vintage baseball cards for sale at the annual National Sports Collectors Convention surpasses anything your subconscious mind can work up. From prominent dealers who have been to hundreds of shows over […]
If you’re getting a game together and need some gear, Brett Lowman is one guy who can probably help. He never runs out of sports equipment. Of course, you probably should be prepared to play the old fashioned way. Leather helmets for football. Flat gloves with small pockets for baseball. Lowman runs Play OK Antiques, […]
While established sports card and memorabilia dealers and corporate entities return to the National Sports Collectors Convention year after year, it’s also a launching pad for new businesses. Among those debuting in Chicago last week was Joshua Tree Auctions and Sales, a small firm operated by Adam Cohen and his wife Rachel. The Palm Springs, […]
There was a lot of flipping going on at the National Sports Collectors Convention. Collectors snapped up their free promo and redemption cards at the show, then made a dash for eBay, where they hoped to turn some of that Chicago-exclusive cardboard into cash. There were near riots over Topps’ 2013 Bowman Platinum NSCC rookie […]
Four prizes, including a $12,000 Cracker Jack card, will be given away by Professional Sports Authenticator and PSA/DNA Authentication Services in conjunction with the continuing growth of the popular PSA Set Registry and PSA/DNA Set Registry programs. “There are already more than 85,000 sets registered on our website, and we’ll be giving away special prizes […]
Some quick hits from the 34th National Both Rich Mueller and I are gratified by how many people here at the National have approached us with positive comments about my column and the website in general 98 out of 101 items at the Heritage Platinum Night auction at the old, restored movie theatre sold including […]