The basketball card landscape was a bit different a dozen years ago. Panini was in its first year as a manufacturer. Topps still had a license… and the “1 of 1” phrase wasn’t nearly as ubiquitous. In fact, the top rookie from that 2009-10 season has just two 1/1s–and one of them is on the auction block.
Goldin Auctions is offering the Steph Curry 1/1 Logoman from what was considered a premier brand at the time, Absolute Memorabilia. It’s a card even many avid modern card collectors may not even know about.
The only other 1/1 Curry Logoman was in Panini’s first edition of National Treasures. In July of last year, the majority ownership of that card was purchased by Alt, an alternative investment group for $5.9 million. The Absolute Curry 1/1 carries a sticker autograph, the NBA logo and a photo of the young Curry, fresh out of Davidson. The autograph has been graded 10 by PSA.
With several days left in the auction for the Absolute Logoman, bidding is at $270,000 but Goldin expects it will go much higher.
“We anticipate this exceeding $1 million,” says Goldin Auctions Founder Ken Goldin. “Whether it’s $1.2 or $4 million, who knows.”
A 1948 photo of Jackie Robinson greeting Roy Campanella at Dodgers spring training in Florida sold for $7,496 Saturday night at RMY Auctions.
One of the earliest photos of Jack Nicklaus competing on the PGA Tour–taken at the 1959 U.S. Open when he was still a college student at Ohio State–sold for $7,139.
The first ever card show at Fenway Park drew a good crowd over the weekend. Here’s one collector’s video of the sights and sounds.
Officials with the National Sports Collectors Convention are alerting dealers who are planning on attending the show in Atlantic City about the Exhibitor Manual they normally receive by mail.
The NSCC says the information was distributed by email over the weekend rather than in hard copy form through the mail as in years past.
While most dealers probably received it via email, those who don’t have a current email address on file with the NSCC may not get the manual and other important info.
National dealers who didn’t receive the email over the weekend, need to contact the National office (either [email protected] or by calling 732-735-6683).