Beckett will soon be authenticating and grading tickets.
In an email to customers Tuesday, the company said it would authenticating and grading sports, movies, entertainment, and other tickets.
Graders have already been hired for the project.
“Beckett plans to bring to the market new innovations around ticket grading, including custom labels, and we look forward to turning this category into a collectibles market just as vibrant and engaged as cards and comics,” they stated.
We’ve reached out to the company in hopes of learning when they plan to begin accepting submissions.
MeiGray has hammered out a deal that will once again bring Los Angeles Lakers jerseys to collectors this season.
Proceeds of the partnership will benefit the Lakers Youth Foundation, which focuses on helping underserved youth develop their potential.
Throughout the 2022-23 campaign, complete sets of game jerseys in each of the Lakers’ five styles – Icon, Association, Statement, Classic and City Edition – will be available on the NBA Auctions website. Collectors can also order a jersey and then watch it being worn on the court by emailing [email protected].
“NBA Game-Worn Jerseys from the Lakers are among the most coveted by sports memorabilia collectors, and we’re so glad the Lakers Youth Foundation will benefit from this,” commented MeiGray’s COO Barry Meisel.
Select jerseys from previous seasons are available for retail sale at nbagameworn.com.
Collector Matthew Weiss has launched a new website, focused on classic vintage basketball sets.
Weiss calls the 1961-62 Fleer “the greatest basketball set ever released,” and has named his new site 61Fleer.com.
However, the site covers other old sets, too, offering in-depth and not commonly known information including:
- Identification of secondary players depicted in each 1957 Topps and 1961 Fleer In- Action basketball cards
- Detailed information as to how to evaluate the quality of 1948, 1957 and 1961 basketball cards (beyond simply looking at the grade)
- A comprehensive list of all sets that used elements from the 1961 Fleer design
There are 1961 Fleer set quizzes as well as a section on how to identify reprints from original vintage cards.
Boston Celtics star Marcus Smart has partnered with Signd, which offers fans and collectors personalized video messages as they sign autographs, but he’s also joining the company’s advisory board.
Signd is sort of a Cameo for autograph collectors. Participants personalize an autograph directly to the customer on camera and the autograph and video are then sent to the buyer.
CEO and Founder Howard Margolies says Smart will be “collaborating with leadership to enhance the Signd experience.”