A few years ago we introduced you to Cam Perron, the Massachusetts teenager who developed a fascination with the living Negro League ballplayers. It’s one of our favorite stories.
What began as a few autograph requests turned into quite a mission. Cam got some of them together for long overdue reunions and helped put a few much needed dollars in their pockets–not to mention a renewed sense of pride.
The fact that a young white kid from surburbia was interested in obscure ballplayers from decades ago caught the eye of the players–and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. This week, the HBO show featured the now 18-year-old Cam.
Here’s a preview:
A T206 Honus Wagner is on public display at the New York Public Library through the month of July. One of what is believed to be fewer than 75 Wagners known to exist and considered the ‘holy grail’ of baseball cards, is part of the Leopold Morse Goulston Baseball Collection in Library’s George Arents Collection.
The company has landed an autograph deal with one of the world’s best known soccer players. Last week in Florida, ITG got together with Cristiano Ronaldo for a signing session.
Ronaldo’s hand signed cards will be placed into packs of the company’s Sportkings Series F, which will be out just before this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.