The CSA Chantilly show is back this weekend with dealers from 18 different states occupying 300 tables at the Dulles Expo Center. The show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 12-14.
It’s the 21st year the show has been held at that Virginia location, just outside Washington, D.C.
Over 75 autograph guests are slated to attend including Alex Ovechkin and other members of the 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. Several members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins (17-0) are among those who will sign.
CSA plans to give away cash for collectors to spend at dealer tables throughout the weekend as well as other door prizes.
More info is available on the show’s website.
A pretty remarkable group of ungraded vintage cards made its way to SGC’s booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland over the summer. Most were cards you’d figure would have been graded long ago.
Brought to market without much fanfare, they’ve been creating a bit of a stir with auction bidders on eBay and a few are there now including what’s now regarded as one of the hobby’s best examples of the 1914 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson. Given a grade of 5 by SGC, the card already has a bid of over $36,000 through PWCC with the auction set to run through the weekend.
A 7.5 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth (#53) and a 7.5 1948-49 Leaf Jackie Robinson, both from the same collection, are also part of the same auction.
According to PWCC’s Brent Huigens, more cards from the collection will be coming to auction later this fall.
Annabelle Wade Shepherd, the wife of John Jackson, who headed up Jay Publishing back in the 1950s and early 1960s, died Monday at age 99.
Jackson’s company turned out team yearbooks and the ‘Picture Packs’ often sold at big league ballparks. He was killed in a 1965 plane crash and Jay ceased publishing.
Annabelle Jackson remarried and is survived by three children and numerous grandchildren according to her obituary.
According to long-time collector Les Aiello, she was amused that people still collected the Jay photo packs and “Sketch Books” (yearbooks) and family members still seek them out. Among others, Jay produced the Yankee publications during the dawn of Mickey Mantle’s career.
NBA Auctions is selling the jersey worn by 2017 #1 draft pick Markelle Fultz in his first regular season game.
Fultz wore the jersey during the 76ers’ 120-115 loss to the Washington Wizards on October 18, 2017 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.
He played 18 minutes and registered 10 points with an assist, three rebounds and a blocked shot.
It’s among several debut jerseys up for grabs this week.