The card shop owning family that pulled the 1/1 Druw Jones SuperFractor auto from 2023 Bowman on their way to a Cincinnati Reds game last month have opted to take the $250,000 bounty offered by Buffalo based Dave & Adam’s Card World.
Three generations of Silers were in the vehicle, ripping boxes of 2023 Bowman last month when the card emerged, just two days ahead the bounty’s expiration. A second bounty option offered the opportunity for $1 million if Jones someday made the Hall of Fame.
A team from D&A traveled to Troy, OH to meet the family and film a video where the decision was revealed.
More high-grade, low population vintage basketball cards sold for strong prices Sunday night.
PSA 10 rookie cards of Jerry Lucas ($84,000 Pop 2), Connie Hawkins ($78,000 Pop 3) and Paul Silas ($66,000 Pop 1) and the lone Gem Mint copy of the Al Attles card ($78,000) from Topps’ 99-card return to hoops 53 seasons ago, all brought record prices at PWCC Marketplace.
One of the three PSA 10 1976-77 Topps Julius Erving cards netted $52,000.
NBA TV play-by-play broadcaster Mike Breen and his wife lost their Long Island home to a fire last September. He recently revealed that at least one piece of sports memorabilia he owned was saved by his wife who combed through the ashes and located a special item.
The “Gray Mamba” jersey Breen had been given while broadcasting a Nets game in 2014 was among his favorite pieces and Kobe Bryant later added a special inscription.
The man who designed the building that served as a daydream wonderment to young collectors for years– although most had never been there– recently passed away.
Bob Ballot engineered construction of the Topps plant in Duryea, PA, which opened in 1965 and served as the production hub for the company’s trading cards well into the 1990s.
Ballot later served as Director of International Operations for Topps and traveled extensively for the company.
He grew up in New York and made his home in Scranton, PA. He was 90 years old.