Sports Collectors Daily

Notes: NSCC Tickets; PSA’s New Blog; T206 Wagner on Display

Tickets are now on sale for this summer’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.

National Sports Collectors Convention, IX Center, Cleveland.

General admission, VIP and Super VIP passes are available.  Buying ahead of time can save you a few bucks.

The show runs from August 1-5 and is being held this year at the IX Center in Cleveland. 

The preliminary autograph lineup has also been announced.  More details and a link to tickets Is available on the show’s website.

PSA has a new blog.  The company promises “timely company information along with multiple featured posts aimed to inform, entertain and educate the collecting community,” according to a news release.

Covering both the sports and non-sports markets, the blog will include  topical content spearheaded by PSA Content Strategist Ryan Gaeta and PSA PR Specialist Terry Melia. Occasional guest writers will be contributing along the way including Joe Orlando, President of PSA and CEO of Collectors Universe. 

“We are extremely excited to kick off the new blog,” said PSA Vice President Steve Sloan. “It will provide another forum for collectors worldwide to chime in and share their thoughts and learn something along the way.” 

The blog, which went live this week, features multiple categories including: Collecting Tips; Autographs; Announcements; Videos; and PSA in the News. There’s a “Just for Fun” section with a pair of sports/celebrity lookalikes: recent Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Chipper Jones and actor Matt Damon.

A T206 Wagner will be on view at Winterthur, a well-known museum of American decorative arts in Delaware this spring. The card will be on loan from the New York Public Library and is going on display with a “Hans Wagner” cigar box label from the Winterthur Library collection.

“Like seeing a total eclipse of the sun, viewing the Honus Wagner baseball card is a once in a lifetime opportunity that is not to be missed,” said Gregory Landrey, Winterthur’s director of academic affairs and organizer of the exhibit.

The Wagner is part of the museum’s ongoing Eye on the Iconic, a series of exhibits that focus on a single memorable object.  Winterthur—known worldwide for its preeminent collection of American decorative arts, naturalistic gardens, and research library for the study of American art and material culture—offers a variety of tours, exhibitions, programs, and activities throughout the year.

The Wagner will be on display from March 9-June 17.

General admission includes a tour of some of the most notable spaces in the 175-room house as well as access to the Winterthur Garden and Galleries, special exhibitions, a narrated tram tour (weather permitting) and more.  Admission costs $20 for adults; $18 for students and seniors; and $6 for ages 2–11.  Winterthur is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday, and is located on Route 52, six miles northwest of Wilmington, Delaware.