You won’t find a bigger fan of the Portland Trailblazers—or a more avid collector of Blazers memorabilia—than Steve Davies. The Oregon man has been all about hoops for 50 years.
His stash was worth a lot of money but now he’s turned some of it back over to the team, which knew he was the go-to guy for its history.
KGW-TV got a tour of what he still has and what it all means to him.
The Dale Earnhardt race-used car auctioned by Richard Childress for COVID-related charities has sold for $425,000.
Earnhardt made several NASCAR Cup Series starts in the intermediate-style Chevrolet at tracks such as Bristol Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Rockingham Speedway and Darlington Raceway between 1996 and 1999.
The winning bidder won’t just get the car. Childress committed to a VIP tour of his race shop in Welcome, NC; lunch at his winery and more.
He’s also been selling die-cast cars and other items from his personal collection via a dedicated eBay page with proceeds going to Feeding America.
The Athletic continues its series on the hobby, with a feature on the state of the current card market and how the hobby bounced back from some tough times years ago.
If you don’t have a subscription to The Athletic, it might be worth it just to read the collecting-related articles they’re pushing out (and there’s tons of great sports coverage every day, even now).
The much-anticipated Panini Mosaic basketball went live on Wednesday. Panini offered some of them on its website beginning at 11 AM Eastern time.
Priced at $629 per box, they sold out in less than eight minutes.
Boxes have one autograph. Even with no games having taken place for two months, the hoops market is seemingly insatiable, at least for now.
Autographed jerseys signed by players at this season’s All-Star Game are on the block at NBA Auctions right now.
The auctions close May 28. See them and the other “hot” items on the platform here.