Topps Chrome Basketball is back…sort of.
While the company doesn’t yet have rights to produce NBA trading cards, they did announce plans for another round of Overtime Elite cards using the popular Chrome brand.
Elite, if you don’t know, offers over two dozen players the chance to turn pro as teenagers, earn a six-figure salary while playing ball and getting some off the court instruction. A few projected NBA lottery picks are in the league. Jalen Lewis, Jean Montero and Ausar Thompson are among the names to look for.
Boxes of 2021-22 Topps Chrome Overtime Elite will have 18 packs with four cards per pack and two autographs per box. Inserts will include Levitate, 1969 (based on the ’69-70 Topps design); Future Problems and 1970s-style Super Fly.
The base set will have 100 cards with a mountain of parallels and some image variations.
Shareholders have voted to accept the offer of $650,000 (or $28.26/share) for the all-PSA 10 1986-87 Fleer set that had been on the fractional shares platform Otis.
The final net payout of $29.78 per share is a 197.8% return on shareholders’ original $10 investment. The original drop value was $230,000.
A pair of vintage Michael Jordan autographed shoes sold for a six-figure price on eBay this week. The 1985 Air Jordan 1 Chicago “Player Sample” kicks signed by Jordan sold for $135,000. Collector Patrick Ryan sold them to Alan Vinogradov from Sneaker Con.
The listing was the first to incorporate eBay’s new “3D true view technology” which allows users to thoroughly examine items as though they’re holding them in their hands.
After being canceled two years in a row because of COVID, the Strongsville show is back for 2022. Geared toward collectors of vintage cards and memorabilia, it’s set for March 25-27 at the Best Western Conference Center in Strongsville, OH.
The first Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLI ring from a player on the 53-man roster is heading to the auction block. The ring presented to linebacker Gary Brackett, along with his AFC Championship ring, are being sold through Indy-based Ripley Auctions on February 5.
Approximately 70 players rings were made for the Colts, who beat the Chicago Bears, 29-17 on February 4, 2007.
Brackett filed for bankruptcy last September.
The Brackett rings are just two of the several hundred items up for auction and some former ABA players will be on hand to sign autographs for charity that day.