This doesn’t happen very often. Antonio Brown is pictured as an Oakland Raider on some of Panini’s early season football cards even though he will never play a down for the Silver & Black.
Brown’s messy departure from the Raiders isn’t what fans or collectors were imagining but it’ll create some pretty unique cards as more products hit the market over the next few weeks.
Now, Panini will have to get to work putting him in a Patriots jersey as soon as they can.
“We should be able to have him in the releases around the first of November,” Panini’s Rob Springs told GTS Distribution in a chat on Monday. “So, I would look for those updated cards beginning in programs like Obsidian and Passing the Torch.”
Arnold Palmer would have turned 90 on Tuesday and while the sports world misses him, he left plenty of memories behind. And a lot of stuff.
Arnie saved everything.
From golf clubs he no longer used to photos and even letters and hand-drawn artwork sent to him by fans, it all received a place in the late golf icon’s world. The golf clubs alone number in the thousands.
Now that he’s gone, family members and Palmer’s representatives are trying to figure out what to do with it all. Selling some of it is an option, but they’re also looking at the possibility of taking some of it on the road or finding a permanent home.
Golf Week talked to those who are taking on one of the biggest memorabilia projects in golf history.
Lelands will offer a major collection of horse racing trophies at auction this fall.
The one-of-a-kind group of 39 trophies, some of which date back to the early 1940s.
They are from the private collection of a world-renowned thoroughbred owner and breeder. The collection features two-foot tall sterling silver trophies to bowls, baskets and even a 14K gold Julep Cup. Nearly every trophy is made from either sterling silver or 14K gold.
They represent victories from Hall of Fame racehorses Stymie, Searching and Affectionately. Other top thoroughbreds include Hail to Reason, Priceless Gem, Regal Gleam, Straight Deal, Understanding and Exhibitionist.
The trophies were won for races at several of the sport’s most famous tracks including Churchill Downs, Belmont, Pimlico and Aqueduct. They’ll be offered in Lelands’ next major auction, set for November.