An unopened box of 1959 Topps 4th series baseball is up for grabs this month.
The 36-pack box could have multiple cards of Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Robin Roberts, Al Kaline, Sparky Anderson and Hoyt Wilhelm inside. The fourth series in the 1959 baseball set covers card Nos. 265 to 352 in the 572-card set.
Heritage Auctions has the box in its current Trading Card Catalog Auction. Before being authenticated and wrapped by BBCE, an inventory of the packs showed two packs with Hall of Famer manager Anderson on top, one pack with Kaline face up and another with Robin Roberts on top.
The box is expected to sell for $60,000 or more. In 2018 and ’19, Heritage sold two ’59 cellos from a group of 1950s cello packs tucked away for decades after being salvaged from a closed Cincinnati area business in the 1960s.
The final price for the 2003-04 LeBron James Upper Deck Exquisite Rookie Patch Auto graded 9.5 by BGS will be over $1 million.
A bid for $850,000 has been placed at Goldin Auctions. With the company’s buyer’s premium tacked on to whatever the winning bid is, it will become the first $1 million modern card when the auction ends on July 18.
Want 11,000 Sammy Sosa cards?
The long-time owner of a card shop/barber shop in Goshen, IN stockpiled Sosa’s cards back when he was a young White Sox prospect in the early 1990s, buying hundreds or more at a time. He stuck them away, then watched the junk wax stigma take hold.
Now, with the recent 30-for-30 documentary “Long Gone Summer” Doug Shaffer is hoping there might be some interest. The local paper stopped in to see them all and chat.
Tom Brady will appear on a football card for a team other than the New England Patriots for the first time later this month.
While photo opportunities in his Tampa Bay uniform haven’t materialized yet, photo editing can be a magical thing, and Panini used its Instagram account to showcase what it says will be Brady’s first Bucs card.
Luminance is scheduled to be released on July 15.