Found money. Found big money. The hubbub over Michael Jordan rookie cards is going to put some cash into the pockets of folks who may have forgotten they had one.
Bloomberg News caught up with one such 50-year-old in a story that also examined the financial ends of cards as alternative investments, the somewhat controversial buyout proposal for Collectors Universe and the fractional shares space.
A nice little video from inside the Baseball Hall of Fame….
“The Museum is at its best when you can let yourself go and go back in time.”
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 30, 2021
The Hall is honoring the Dodgers’ 2020 World Series championship.
The Hall’s museum has acquired several artifacts from the Dodgers, who notched the franchise’s first Fall Classic crown in 32 seasons – and seventh overall – with their victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the 116th World Series.
Artifacts donated by the Dodgers and featured in the exhibit celebrating the 2020 postseason include:
- The ball thrown by Clayton Kershaw for the opening pitch in Game 1, he first neutral-site game in Series history
- A bat used by NLCS and World Series MVP Corey Seager during Game 6
- The road jersey worn by Mookie Betts in Games 3, 4 and 5
- The batting helmet worn by Max Muncy during the World Series
- A jacket worn by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts throughout the World Series
- A mask worn by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts during the season
- A mask worn by Dodgers third base coach Dino Ebel during the World Series
Additional artifacts from the 2020 postseason that will be part of the Hall’s Autumn Glory 2020 postseason exhibit include:
- A bat used by the Rays’ Randy Arozarena in Game 4 of the World Series when he established a record for most home runs in one postseason
- A jersey worn by the Rays’ Ji-Man Choi during Game 2 of the World Series when he became the first Korean-born position player to start a World Series game
- The spikes worn by the Rays’ Brett Phillips when he drove in the winning run of Game 4 of the World Series
Heritage Auctions has hired Profiles in History founder Joseph Maddalena as Executive Vice President. Maddalena, who over 35 years built Profiles in History into the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia and pop culture items, begins at Heritage on Feb. 1.
“This is one of the most significant moves Heritage has made in the last 40 years,” says Steve Ivy, Heritage Auctions’ Co-Chairman and CEO. “We’re incredibly excited Joe is joining Heritage. Joe will be based at Heritage world headquarters in Dallas, but will maintain an active presence in California. We have known and admired him for more than 30 years and have the utmost respect for his expertise and the business he has built.”
Maddalena, a collector since childhood born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, says the decision to join Heritage was an easy one, in large part because of his longtime friendships with Ivy and Jim Halperin, who founded Heritage. They were rivals, yes – “fierce competitors,” Halperin says, “but foremost, Joe was an ethical competitor. And so, we were rivals who became friends.”