Remember that old building in Michigan where dozens of pallets and boxes of abandoned sports cards were discovered?
It’s been sold—contents included.
While pictures and follow up stories by local media seemed to indicate there wasn’t a lot of valuable material, some local “entrepreneurs” who had been helping themselves apparently did find some stuff they were able to turn into cash.
What was left—proof sheets, cases, and loose cards—did make for quite a time capsule thanks to the sheer volume and the dirt and dust covering the unopened boxes. There were some other collectible type items in the building as well.
Despite serious issues with the condition of the property, someone bought it at auction, according to this story. There was no word on exactly what was left from the original pictures taken by the Daily Mail by the time the building went up for auction Monday.
Each set will have 15 highlight cards chronicling the winning team’s run to the title and 25 of what Topps calls “the most impactful players on the championship team roster, including the LCS MVP and World Series MVP.”
The sets have a dealer cost of $10 each and will be ready about two weeks after the Series concludes.
Hall of Fame center David Robinson appeared at the Sports Cards Plus in San Antonio on Monday, signing autographs as part of the celebration surrounding the shop’s $75,000 makeover courtesy of a Panini America contest.
Before the signing session, he talked about collecting, his continuing popularity among fans and the new NBA season.