After being inundated with orders earlier this spring after PSA suspended most services, SGC raised the base rate for trading card authentication and grading from $25 to $75 per card. Fast forward a little over five weeks and they say they’re not only caught up but have lowered the cost to $30 with a turnaround time of 20-25 business days.
Cards valued at $1,500-$3,499 cost $85, with higher rates for higher valued cards.
Sandy Koufax has launched his own sports memorabilia website.
Several dozen autographed pieces including baseballs, caps, photos, lithographs, vintage baseball card canvases and other pieces are being sold through SPS Inc., which is managing the effort. They say the majority of the proceeds from sales will go to charity.
Prices start at $895 for autographed items. A few higher priced items are dual signed by Koufax and current Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Collectors and dealers turned out last weekend for the Alanta Collectibles Show, possibly sports collecting’s biggest show in the Southeast since the pandemic hit.
“The Atlanta” as dealers were calling it took place Fri-Sun in Marietta, Ga. one of the city’s suburbs. The show featured dozens of tables.
Put on by BP Collectibles, the three-day show took place at Union Hall in Cobb County. Union Hall features a bright expo hall with a stage and ample parking. SC Daily contributor Rick Limpert says dealers reported brisk business on Friday and Saturday, with some nearly selling out and closing up shop before Sunday.
Being in Metro Atlanta, Braves collectibles dominated the scene. Beckett was on hand for authentications as was Braves and Fulton County Stadium Legend, Chief Noc-A-Homa for pictures and autographs.
A Tom Brady Super Bowl Gems 1/1 autograph card from 2020 Panini Flawless was pulled late last week at Ultimate Breaks. The card features multiple diamond chips and a Super Bowl XXXVIII patch, commemorating the Pats’ win in Houston.
You can watch the entire break unfold below (the Brady card is unveiled at 7:30).
No word yet on what the collector who had the lucky spot in the break plans to do with it.
Panini America posted this about some of the craziness that’s happening at Target and Walmart stores.
The Chicago Cubs are a baseball card kind of clubhouse.
Led by 2021 signee Jake Marisnick, several players gather around on a regular basis to open boxes of sports cards. Manager David Ross talked about it over the weekend.
Giants third baseman Evan Longoria is also avid fans of the hobby and has spearheaded some box breaking activity in the clubhouse.