Fanatics boss Michael Rubin and Collectibles CEO Mike Mahan have stated their goal is to “bring players closer to the fans” as they work through their takeover of the majority of the sports card world.
They visited Burbank Sportscards over the weekend and gave one young Devin Booker fan a thrill…
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A record price was quietly set for a card featuring one of the most important sports figures of the post-War era.
A PSA 2 copy of Arthur Ashe’s 1966 Ruiz Romero Futbol Tenis Ciclismo rookie card sold for $5,160 March 19 through PWCC Marketplace, becoming the iconic tennis champion’s highest-selling trading card of all time.
“Arthur Ashe’s rookie card is one of the finest vintage tennis collectibles in existence, and it’s exciting to see it getting the record-setting attention it deserves,” said Jesse Craig, Vice President of Sales.
The card is exceptionally rare. Only a small number of the European multi-sport issue exist and most are low grade. PSA has graded only 12. One is listed on eBay right now.
Ashe remains the only African American man to win the US Open, Australian Open, and Wimbledon singles titles. Ashe won 30 other professional titles throughout his distinguished career. He was also a champion of players rights and civil rights around the world.
Robert Edward Auctions and Just Collect will be hosting an in-person exhibit on Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 14 at the Just Collect store in Millburn, NJ, that offers a first-hand look at some of the featured items in REA’s Spring Catalog Auction.
Attendees will have the opportunity to place bids, take photos and collaborate with other hobby enthusiasts all within the confines of Just Collect’s high-end vintage collectibles shop (296 Millburn Ave, Ste 102, Millburn, NJ).
Among the cards collectors will have a chance to view are a 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente rookie card, the highest graded 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson (PSA 9), a 1925 Exhibit Lou Gehrig rookie and high-grade rookies of Sandy Koufax, Bill Russell and Jim Brown.
Anthony Volpe has made the New York Yankees roster. The 21-year-old was the team’s first round pick in 2019. Nine years ago, he was just another young fan trying to get an autograph from Derek Jeter…
Anthony Volpe and his Jeter autograph. #stribasg pic.twitter.com/stbrPOCjnp
— Rochelle Olson (@rochelleolson) July 14, 2014
Now, Volpe has his own newly signed autograph deal with Fanatics.
You can now buy an autographed photo of Shohei Ohtani facing Mike Trout in their now famous confrontation in the 9th inning of the WBC Championship Game.
Ohtani’s strikeout of his Angels teammate gave the Classic title to Japan and cemented him as the tourney’s MVP.
A celebration photo and autographed WBC baseballs from the two-way sensation as well as U.S. stars Trae Turner and Paul Goldschmidt are also available.
A couple of baseball card artists are celebrating the return of Andrew McCutchen to Pittsburgh with a special project. They created “100 Cards of Cutch” and the results are pretty incredible: