Burglars smashed their way into an Edmonton hobby shop last week and stole thousands of dollars worth of hockey cards.
Packing a hammer and boldly hanging around even after the store’s alarms went off, two suspects got away with four Wayne Gretzky rookie cards and a case of unopened boxes from Connor McDavid’s rookie year.
CTV News has surveillance video and and more:
After less than a year on the job, Beckett has confirmed that CEO Kunal Chopra has left the company.
Chopra was hired in June of 2022, with Beckett highlighting his tech background.
During Chopra’s tenure, Beckett acquired NoXX Technologies and Due Dilly, both tech oriented companies. They also launched the Beckett Vault, an option for collectors to store their items and moved into a new facility in Dallas and began grading tickets. NoXX CEO and Founder Scott Roskind joined Beckett as the company’s Chief Visionary Officer.
Chopra’s replacement is Kevin Isaacson, a familiar name to longtime industry followers. The founder of the Industry Summit, Isaacson returns to a management role with Beckett. He served as an executive consultant from May of 2014 to September of 2017. He was hired as the CEO of distribution outlet Southern Hobby in July of 2021 when Entrust Global Group bought Southern Hobby. Entrust Global is also the parent company of Beckett.
Earlier this spring, Beckett announced changes at the top end of its new grading scale but shelved the idea after backlash from hobbyists and dealers. They’ve since been conducting surveys and asking for input on how to move forward.
Mainline Autographs’ annual Pittsburgh show returns later this month.
The show’s origins date back to the early 1990s. There will be 240 tables in all.
Among the 39 autograph guests are Jaromir Jagr, John Stallworth and Rickey Henderson. In all, nine Baseball Hall of Famers will sign over the course of the show, which runs from May 19-21 at the Monroeville Convention Center.
The first 2023 NBA Playoff game jerseys are now up for sale. NBA Auctions has listed items from the Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers on its platform.
The Warriors jerseys date to Game 1 of their Western Conference opening round series against the Sacramento Kings, which they eventually won in a hard fought, seven-game tussle. White “Association Edition” jerseys worn by Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and other players are on the block.
The Golden State jerseys and those worn by the Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the Bucks in their Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat and those donned by the Cavs in their first round series with the Knicks are all on the block through May 18.
Jerseys from additional games and other teams in the MeiGray/NBA program will go up for sale in the coming weeks.
Aaron Rodgers’ move to the New York Jets has caused an uptick in interest for his cards and memorabilia on eBay. The company says searches for ‘Aaron Rodgers rookie card’ on eBay increased over 320% when news broke of the deal that sent Rodgers packing from Green Bay. Searches for or ‘Aaron Rodgers autograph’ on eBay increased over 210%.
Below is a live list of the most watched Rodgers card auctions at the moment: