Dozens of 1970s PSA graded cards were sold at auction including two that brought over $40,000. Heritage sold a 1970 Topps Nolan Ryan PSA 10 and 1975 Topps George Brett rookie card for $40,630 each over the weekend. Only two PSA 10s of each exist. Also sold:
- 1975 Topps Nolan Ryan PSA 10 $38,240
- 1975 Topps Robin Yount rookie PSA 10 $31,070
- 1970 Topps Thurman Munson rookie PSA 10 $30,532
- 1975 Topps Mini George Brett rookie PSA 10 $28,680
- 1971 Topps Ernie Banks PSA 10 $22,705
- 1971 Topps Thurman Munson PSA 9 $21,510
If you have ungraded examples in your attic, keep in mind only a very small number exist at those levels. However there are eight Brett (regular) rookie cards graded ’10’ so as we pointed out in this article, the price once again proves it’s a strong post-War card.
The young daughter of Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Bossy once game her swimming instructor one of dad’s most important NHL artifacts: the puck he shot into the net in 1981, giving him 50 goals in 50 games. It’s a feat only a small number of players have ever achieved and Bossy was only the second.
Jake Jacobson was an Islanders fan who surely appreciated the enormous freebie for a summer’s worth of work but thought Bossy might want it back.
The puck was given to Jacobson in 1988 and according to the New York Post, Jacobson eventually tried to give the puck back to Bossy who snubbed his offer multiple times.
In May, Jacobson decided he’d auction it on eBay—with a message to Bossy inside the listing. It sold for more than $6,000 to former Sacramento Kings co-owner Gavin Maloof who is a minority owner of The Palms in Las Vegas, often the site of NHL Awards shows in the past.
As TMZ.com reported, Maloof flew Bossy to Las Vegas, took him to dinner and handed over the puck, which Bossy authenticated.
Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois and Chicago based FBI agents traveled to Arkansas last week, meeting with sports memorabilia and photo archive dealer John Rogers.
Facing multiple lawsuits from creditors, including a couple of local banks, Rogers has also been on the radar of investigators for some time. Agents raided his business and home in January 2014 but no charges have been filed.
Arkansas Business reported a plea deal may be in the works.
Rogers is listed as one of the creditors on a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition filed by Peter Nash. The former rapper/sports memorabilia dealer/blogger filed for protection in New York earlier this month, according to the New York Daily News.