Ray and Susan Stonehouse, owners of Great Canadian Sports Card in Port Moody, B.C., recently celebrated their 30th year in business.
The shop was launched during the “boom era” of the late 1980s, survived the bust that followed a few years later and has managed to thrive the internet age without a website or social media presence.
Hockey is king there, with the vast majority of sales coming from NHL products. It’s an old school, mom and pop type shop. Reporter Mario Bartel of Tri-City News stopped in to visit.
The Newark Division of Police says someone broke into Finder Antiques and Sports Shop in the 500 block of East Main Street and stole multiple boxes of sports cards and other items. The stolen items were valued at more than $15,000.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888.
Bidding for a 1993 SP Authentic #279 Derek Jeter Foil Rookie graded PSA 10 being sold on consignment through Memory Lane has reached $92,000.
In December, two others sold at auction: one for $168,000 and another for $138,000. The Memory Lane sale runs through next Saturday.
Luka Doncic’s jersey from the Dallas Mavericks season opener sold late last week through NBA Auctions. There were 35 bids with the jersey selling for $15,614.
Goalie Mike McKenna had a tenure with the Vancouver Canucks that was much like Mike Piazza’s time with the Marlins. About a year ago, the well-traveled netminder suited up for two games. The plan was to send him to the minors after he cleared waivers but sudden goalie shortages resulted in waiver claims and he wound up in Philadelphia.
Now, McKenna is hoping to add the jersey he wore during those two games to his collection. One problem: it was sold, presumably to a collector. Post Media’s Patrick Johnston says McKenna is hoping to at least get in touch with the owner.
NBA Great Rick Barry talks about his involvement in the memorabilia business, his rookie card and his memories of collecting cards and comics as a kid with Brian Cataquet on KMET radio.