A three-day card show is in the works for the Dallas area next month.
The show takes place August 16-18 at The Delta Hotel Watters Creek Convention Center in Allen, TX.
Promoter Kyle Robertson is promising over 300 tables occupied by dealers of current and vintage cards, memorabilia, autographs and other items. Autograph guests include former Cowboys greats Duane Thomas and John Niland. Over $5000 in door prizes and free promotional giveaways are planned.
Show hours are 3 PM – 8 PM on Friday; 9:30 AM – 5 PM Saturday and 9:30 to 4 on Sunday.
More info and a list of other autograph signers can be found on the show’s website.
Beckett’s new Baseball Card Almanac is hitting the market just ahead of the National Sports Collectors Convention.
The 24th edition of the book includes prices and checklists for nearly two million cards and collectible items across all eras including regional and oddball sets from the past. The book is over 1,300 pages long and weighs over four pounds.
The cover price is $49.95 but you can order on eBay for $37.50.
You might remember the crash of flight 3407 on approach to the airport in Buffalo, NY on a snowy night ten years ago. The plane smashed into a home owned by Doug Wielinski, an avid collector, who was actually working on his collection when the plane hit. He was killed, but his wife and daughter managed to escape the smoke and flames.
Some of the cards and memorabilia were destroyed but with help, the family salvaged some of it and kept it in storage—until recently when his wife Karen decided to part with it.
You can watch WKBW-TV’s story below.
Alright, alright, alright. Listen up. If you want a truly unique game-worn jersey, you’ll have to go to Round Rock, TX next weekend.
The Round Rock Express, minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros, will wear rainbow sky jerseys with Matthew McConaughey’s signature line from his 1993 movie Dazed and Confused on the front. The movie was filmed in Austin.
The jerseys will be auctioned online during the game with all proceeds benefiting the just keep livin Foundation, a nonprofit started by McConaughey and his wife Camila dedicated to empowering high school students.
Custom Matthew McConaughey and Express-branded t-shirts and caps will be available for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the just keep livin Foundation.
Before the game, the first 2,500 fans through the gates at Dell Diamond will receive a Matthew McConaughey bobblehead. This year’s bobblehead features McConaughey dressed to the nines in a white tuxedo accepting his 2014 Academy Award.