The third-ranked 1956 Topps Baseball set on PSA’s Registry is on the auction block.
Dealer Steve Novella is offering 354 cards in all, including white and gray back variations. The Willie Mays and Sandy Koufax cards are graded 8.5 while the Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson are among those rated PSA 8. Bidding for the Mantle had topped $15,000 as of Tuesday night.
Bidding for each lot opened at 99 cents with the first 180 cards set to close Wednesday night and #181-340 closing on Thursday.
You can see the listings here.
That stack of eight 1952 Topps Baseball packs that caused a little buzz at the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention has a new owner.
Baseball Card Exchange owned the brick of what appear to be first series packs and had priced it at $575,000.
Owner Steve Hart tells us they were sold recently for a combination of cash and trade. No word on the actual value at which they traded hands and the buyer wants to remain anonymous.
Billy Cunningham was a Hall of Fame player and a pretty fair coach, too, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to the playoffs in each of his years as coach and making three trips to the NBA Finals in 1980, ’82 and ’83.
The All-Star Game ring he was given as the East coach in that lone 1983 championship season was just sold via Phoenix-based Auction of Champions.
Consigned by his daughter and offered for the first time, the simple blue stone ring fetched just over $4,000.
Cunningham holds the third best regular season winning percentage in league history (.698, behind only Steve Kerr and Phil Jackson) and remains the winningest coach in Sixers history.
South Dakota collector Terry Craft is the owner of an impressive collection of signed helmets from Super Bowl winning quarterbacks–even if his favorite team has never produced one.
KELO-TV dropped by to see it:
SC Daily contributor Tony Reid has launched a sports collecting-related podcast. He’ll be talking to athletes and others about the hobby.
He catches up with Jerry Rice in the first episode with Cal Ripken Jr. and Brian Dawkins among those on deck in the coming weeks.