Here’s something we haven’t seen in a while. A 1952 Topps Mantle, still in a GAI holder, is on eBay.
The card is graded NM 7. As of Friday, bidding on eBay had topped $40,000.
A PSA 2 copy of the rare T206 Eddie Plank, is also attracting interest.
And…if your Santa is flush with cash… there’s a PSA 8 Hank Aaron rookie card up for grabs this weekend.
Unopened vintage material is still bringing strong prices.
1971 Topps third series baseball vending box sold for $12,875 in Collect Auctions’ final catalog sale of 2015 early Friday. A fourth series box brought $9,671.
Twelve of the 13 most expensive items in the auction were older unopened sports boxes.
A 1968-69 Topps hockey vending box went for $7,508, a 1971 Topps Football 1st series box realized $7,254 and a 1975 Topps Baseball cello box ended at $6,447.
All prices include a 19.5% buyer’s premium.
Photo and sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers was arrested Thursday. The Arkansas man, who is facing multiple lawsuits totaling $100 million over unpaid debts, is charged with burglary for entering an office he once owned but surrendered as part of a court-appointed receivership.
According to local media reports including this one from Arkansas Business, Michael McAfee, the receiver who now controls Rogers’ Sports Cards Plus businesses and other Rogers assets, says Rogers stole three, 5-terabyte hard drives containing more than one million scanned photographs with metadata late on the night of August 23.
Security footage shows a man entering the business with a key card. In a court filing, McAfee claims the key was provided by Rogers’ ex-wife. Angelica Rogers became the sole owner of the couple’s business interests in a divorce settlement.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over but online merchants in the sports memorabilia category continue to offer specials on almost a daily basis.
Through Sunday, Steiner Sports has 30% off everything on its website via this link.
The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is having a sports memorabilia appraisal event Saturday, December 12 from noon to 4 PM. The facility is located on the campus of Montclair State University.
There’s a limit of three items per person and you’ll have to buy a $6 ticket to the Museum to get the opinion of John Brigandi of Brigandi Coins & Collectibles in New York City.
“We’re excited to see the one-of-a-kind collectibles that come through the Museum doors on December 12, along with the personal stories behind them,” he said.
For more information, call the Museum at (973) 655-2378 or visit www.yogiberramuseum.org.
The guys who brought you the story of collectible, vintage electric football games are back with a new book. In 2013, three aficionados of the game published The Unforgettable Buzz, which took a lot of 1970s and 80s youngsters back in time.
‘Full Color Electric Football‘ is described as “an epic all-photo journey through the history of America’s most iconic sports toy.”
The 124-page book includes 250 Electric Football images, all in color this time.
Earl Shores, Roddy Garcia, and Michael Kronenberg once again collaborated on the project, combining toys, NFL history, and American culture into the mix.
Photos include pages from old catalogs where the games could be found, rule books and even production photos taken by manufacturers like Tudor Games, Gotham, Coleco and Munro.
You can check it out here.