While collectors are getting excited about Zion Williamson’s regular season debut next week, some other members of the NBA draft class shouldn’t be ignored.
Yes, it’s just pre-season but sharpshooter Tyler Herro scored the first 14 Miami points in a game this week. Number 2 pick Ja Morant is among the top five in pre-season assists. R. J. Barrett of the Knicks is averaging 16 points per game. Coby White of the Bulls had 24 points and eight rebounds against the Pacers last week and has been seeing a lot of minutes. Even #28 pick Jordan Poole has put up good numbers.
On the other side of the coin, if you invested heavily in certain NFL quarterbacks over the past few years, you’re probably a little nervous. Andrew Luck had a nice, but injury-plagued run but then retired. Now, a few other high picks are not exactly looking like Hall of Fame talents. Jameis Winston was an interception machine Sunday; Marcus Mariota has struggled in Tennessee lately and Baker Mayfield continues his up and down ride.
Mitchell Trubisky? Josh Rosen? Paxton Lynch? Yikes. Prospecting the quarterback position–even first rounders– is risky business.
Upper Deck has released the checklist for its ever-popular high-end hockey release, “The Cup.” The 2018-19 edition is arriving as the 2019-20 season gets underway. You can see the checklist inside our preview.
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that it would be opening a 17,000-square-foot store in Manhattan next summer. Merchandise will come from a full range of MLB licensees and highlight all 30 teams and historical franchises, We know they are planning to sell some game-used memorabilia and it’s probably a safe bet you’ll be able to buy baseball cards there as well.
The MLB Flagship Store will be the league’s first permanent retail location in the United States.
After the season, MLB is moving its offices to a tower that will be above the retail store, lcated near Rockefeller Center.
The helmets worn by Boston Bruins players during the 2019 NHL Winter Classic and Stanley Cup Final are on the block. MeiGray is offering them in an auction set to close October 30.
Also up for bids right now are jerseys worn by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2019 NHL Global Series in Prague, Czech Republic earlier this month.