An auction to raise money for a family oriented charity is being held in conjunction with the National Sports Collectors Convention’s Trade Night.
SlabStox, a sports card content platform, is hosting an in-person and virtual event with all proceeds designated for Camp Kesem, a summer camp that supports kids whose parents are fighting cancer.
More than 100 trading cards that are being sold in support of the cause, with over $100,000 worth of items—all donated by supporters—available to the highest bidder.
A live event for the auction will also be held Thursday, July 28 at The National’s “Trade Night” and hosted by CardCollector2 and RoadshowCards. The auction closes on July 31.
Buffalo Bills running back Duke Johnson donated his own 2017 National Treasures Patrick Mahomes Rookie Autograph card to kick off the auction.
“I supported just because it felt like the right thing to do,” Johnson said. “Seeing an opportunity to put a smile on someone’s face that might be going through a lot and took it. Hopefully I was able to do that.”
A Steph Curry autographed jersey card and a 2020 Panini Mosaic Black Jalen Hurts 1/1 rookie card graded PSA !0 are also among the items.
This is the second year of the auction coinciding with The National. The 2021 iteration raised more than $125,000 to help send more than 250 kids to camp for free. Camp Kesem offers programs that aim to ensure that every child impacted by a parent’s cancer is never alone.
“We had so much support last year—we can’t thank all our sponsors and contributors enough. They stepped up again this year to positively impact these kids’ lives at a time when they are hurting,” said Aaron Nowak, SlabStox Founder & CEO. “We know it has been a tough year, yet the generosity of the card industry continues to grow. Every day we receive packages with donated slabs (graded cards), sealed boxes, and some of the most highly sought-after collectibles in the industry.”
The auction is underway here.