Wednesday was Jimmy Mahan’s birthday but the day ended on a less than happy note.
As the owner of the Kentucky Road Show shop in Lexington got ready to call it a day late that night, he was notified of a break-in that had just occurred at the store.It’s the second time this year that an after hours burglary has occurred at the shop.
Among the items taken around 12:45 AM were boxes of 2018-19 Donruss Optic and Optic T-Mall Basketball.
Mahan says the burglar was in and out in less than a minute but did leave some evidence behind. It’s not the same person who hit the shop back in late April. Police are investigating.
Sports cards just received some big exposure in the financial world. The Wall Street Journal produced an eight-minute segment on the the rise of the trading card market through its Niche Market video series.
The Journal connected with Fresh Pullz, a breaking company and hobby shop in the Boston area along with Alt founder Leore Avidar and others. The segment focuses primarily on grading, breaks and the large transactions involving a few large hobby businesses.
You can watch it here.
Most recently, Aronstein served as retail customer service lead at Photo File, the first manufacturer of sports photography and wall décor to be licensed by all four major sports. As the company’s archivist, Aronstein worked with thousands of vintage photographs and negatives dating back to 1903, amassing extensive research involving the images featured on early tobacco and gum issued baseball cards.
A game-worn Kevin Durant “Earned Edition” Brooklyn Nets jersey sold for $30,000 at NBA Auctions late Thursday night.
Durant wore it during the Nets’ 128-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on April 25 at Barclays Center.
He played 28 minutes and registered 33 points with 4 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals.
A Kyrie Irving jersey from the same game netted a rather modest $7,520.
Pristine Auction was recently named the ‘Auction House of the Year’ at the Industry Summit in Las Vegas.
The Arizona-based company says it is continuing to see record growth on its platform, which includes daily, weekly and monthly auctions.
Pristine recently entered into a partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing.
Topps has released 2021 Archives Snapshots Baseball. The online exclusive sold out quickly via Topps’ website, but boxes have already been delivered to some Montgomery Club members who got early access.
You can check out some of what’s been pulled and boxes here and a checklist is available for download below.
It’s on the very edge of the Canadian mainland, but sports and sports cards are just as hot there as they are every place else.
Sydney, Nova Scotia is the home of a new sports card shop called “Light the Lamp,” run by Gordon Woodill. Just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean at the far eastern end of the province, Syndey has about 30,000 residents. Woodill spent years commuting to western Canada where he worked first as a concrete carpenter and then got into the fireproofing business before taking the hobby shop plunge.
“I can’t imagine a better life right now – I just talk sports and watch sports all day long, and that’s not such a bad thing,” Woodill told the local paper for this story.
Georgia dealer Terry Dulin, a regular behind a table at many of the hobby’s major shows, died earlier this month after contracting COVID. He was 45.
A native of Kentucky, Dulin leaves behind a wife and three children.