Steph Curry’s Game 1 jersey led the way, selling for $115,726 in the sale, which was conducted by NBA Auctions and MeiGray. LeBron James scored a career playoff high 51 points in that contest and his jersey also hit six figures at $100,322. Another buyer paid $55,160 for Kevin Durant’s home white Warriors shirt.
J.R. Smith, who seemed to forget the score after grabbing an offensive rebound late in the game and electing to dribble away from the basket, saw his #5 Cavs jersey soar to $23, 548 after significant mainstream media attention followed a Sports Collectors Daily story early in the week.
A new hobby shop has opened in Gainesville, FL. Meelypops Shop has been mostly an online business (although you might recognize the name from the National) but owner Jameel Mohammed now has a physical store to call his own. He sells vintage and modern sports cards, sports memorabilia and gaming cards.
“Yes, we’re living in an online world, but people still love to touch and see things and open up a pack of cards. We’re hoping to sell to the old and new generation of collectors,” he told the Gainesville Sun, which wrote about the new shop.
No trip to the College World Series is complete without a stop at Stadium View, a little sports memorabilia shop run by Greg Pivovar, who greets customers with a beer.
ESPN’s Peter Burns is in Omaha covering the World Series and had to make the pilgrimage.