One of the five best 1914 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson cards known to exist sold for big bucks at auction last night. It brought $67,798 including the buyer’s premium. The same auction held one of just two encapsulated 1916 Indianapolis Brewing Company Babe Ruth cards, which had pushed past $55,561. You can check the results here.
Earlier this week, we told you MeiGray had reached a deal to be the new game-used jersey seller for the Washington Redskins. They’ve now added the San Diego Chargers to their list of partners.
MeiGray is now offering game-worn jerseys in navy, white, and alternate powder blue worn by the Chargers during the 2012 NFL season. MGG will also be acquiring game-used footballs used by the team from throughout the season.
The find of 1888 Scrapps cards was amazing on its own and I hate to be a tease, but I can tell you that there are a few other remarkable items in Memory Lane’s upcoming auction including one that probably never thought possible. It’ll leave you shaking your head.
The Industry Summit will return in 2013. Some 440 retailers, distributors, manufacturers, licensors and service providers will gather at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to share ideas, discuss the industry and hear from the trading card manufacturers. If you own a card shop, it’s a good place to make some contacts, talk with card makers and get some tips on running your business. It’ll be held March 17-20. Learn more here.
Florida Gators memorabilia is serious business. Two guys actually got in a fight over a framed piece abandoned inside a home they were fixing up. You can get the blow-by-blow in this story.