Hockey icon Alex Ovechkin, who is on his way to becoming the NHL’s all-time leading scorer, will headline the Chantilly Show next month.
He was one of seven athletes added to CSA Shows’ autograph lineup for the October 21-23 event at the Dulles Expo Center outside Washington D.C.
It’ll be Ovechkin’s first autograph appearance since the pandemic. He’ll be signing Friday, with prices starting at $225.
Julius Erving, Mariano Rivera, Don Mattingly and Terry McLaurin were among the most recent additions to the autograph lineup.
Full details on the show are on CSA’s website.
One of the hobby’s longest running sports card stores just got a big facelift.
Joe Davis, who opened J&J Sports/Got Baseball Cards in Loganville, GA over 30 years ago but rented his building until 2018, showed off the new digs in a video on social media this week.
The shop ripped out a wall to expand its open space and now has laminate floors, a lounge, extra showcases for modern and vintage cards, a fridge with refreshments for customers, tables and chairs for those who want to dig through boxes or open packs and has added additional inventory.
The company is also one of eBay’s largest sellers.
Davis will be inducted into the Industry Summit’s Hall of Honor in Las Vegas next week.
Mark Hoyle has been collecting baseball cards since the owner of a pharmacy where his mom worked gave him packs of cards as a youngster.
Fansided’s Andrew Carter has a nice feature on this avid Ted Williams fan who is still searching for one very elusive card.
Tim Gallagher, formerly of SCP Auctions, has joined Robert Edward Auctions as a west coast consignment director.
If you didn’t already know it, here’s a very brief history of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s massive baseball card collection, which was passed to them by hobby godfather Jefferson Burdick. The article contains something you probably didn’t know: the original curator is the grandfather of someone who’ve probably heard speak before (but in character).
The first auction of goal pucks from last season’s Stanley Cup playoffs is underway.
MeiGray Auctions is offering 42 pucks from the first round.
They’re from the Cup champion Colorado Avalanche series against the Nashville Predators, the matchup between the Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers and the games between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes.
Jerseys worn by Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Donovan Mitchell and RJ Barrett are among the items on the block now through NBA Auctions.
The Durant jersey dates to a regular season Nets game just prior to the time when the league shut down before resuming in the Orlando “bubble.”
That Little League card, autographed by a very young Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, sold for a six-figure price Wednesday night and the guy who was Zuck’s camp counselor and got the signature on the card back in the early 1990s was very pleased.