If you bought a blaster box of Topps Update back in 2011, pulled a card of young Mike Trout and landed a nice grade, your $19.99 investment is working out pretty good.
On March 22, a PSA 10 sold for $19,500 and a BGS 9.5 netted $11,000. A BGS 9 sold Sunday night for $7,800.
The card was one of several early autographed Trout cards sold by PWCC Auctions including:
- 2009 Elite Extra Edition BGS 10 $28,400
- 2009 Bowman Chrome Xfractor PSA 10 $25,500
- 2009 Bowman Chrome Xfractor BGS 9.5 $16,000
- 2009 Bowman Crhome Draft BGS 9.5 $7,400
You might know him from cooking-oriented shows such as Master Chef or Top Chef or MLB’s Grub Tour. He also runs a well-known Chicago restaurant that bears his name. Baseball cards are also a big part of Graham Elliot’s life.
Some of the current additions/highlights to my card collection~ Ali, Robinson, Mays, Mantle, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Anson, MJ, Rose, Mathewson, Johnson etc. @PSAcard @JSALOA @MLB @Topps pic.twitter.com/btT1HoOKer
— GRAHAM ELLIOT (@grahamelliot) March 22, 2019
An avid collector, Eliot appeared in last year’s Topps First Pitch insert set and has been busy accumulating some iconic vintage cards. He shares some of his collection on an Instagram account and on Twitter and recently chatted about it via email with Kelsey Schroyer of GTS Distribution.
He’s likely to be the top pick in the NBA Draft this summer, but there’s a curious piece of memorabilia from his college days that’s a bit of a mystery. No one seems to know the whereabouts of Zion Williamson’s exploded shoe.
The Nike sneaker famously broke apart on the court, turning it into a national story. Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions talked with TMZ about it.
Running back Darren Sproles is a free agent but he was a bit hit with collectors and Philadelphia Eagles fans at a show in Ocean City, NJ on Saturday.
Pete Rose told some stories and opened some packs on the latest edition of ‘Old Baseball Cards’ with Mike Oz of Yahoo Sports.
On Saturday morning, I talked with Brian Cataquet, who hosts a hobby-related radio show on KMET in southern California. We discussed this website, the modern and vintage markets and more. You can listen below.
Zach Goodman, a.k.a. “The Felt Fanatic”, owns over 10,000 pennants. This weekend, he’ll share them with the public as he opens a new place that’s part memorabilia shop/part museum. It’s located in Salem, MA and the local paper talked with him about it.