We’ve written about the collection of Gary Cypres, a former investment banker who grew up in New York but now own the Sports Museum of Los Angeles, which has been open on and off for several years.
Cypres’ collection of memorabilia from virtually every sport includes a T206 Wagner and thousands of other rare cards, a Jackie Robinson game-worn jersey and hundreds of other rare pieces valued at around $30 million.
His collection will be part of an upcoming episode of “Secret Lives of the SuperRich” on CNBC. You can catch a sneak peek below.
Panini America produces 28 NBA trading card products over a calendar year–36 for the NFL. The company owns exclusive licenses for both leagues and also has a deal with the MLBPA. Soccer, too, is part of the mix, not to mention the company’s collegiate license.
It keeps the company busy establishing relationships with players so the autographs keep flowing into its products from the time they sign their first pro contracts.
VP of Marketing Jason Howarth talked about the business of sports cards and memorabilia in this interview with NY Sports Journalism.
They’ve become rather generic now, but vintage World Series program covers were works of art. Two were created each year—one for each team—and the illustrations often capture the style of the era. So who created all of that eye-catching greatness?
Todd Radom knows.
As an artist, he has an eye for some of the best Series programs and he discussed them in a very timely post on his blog.
Bart Starr won’t be selling his Super Bowl II ring. The MVP of the first two games was back in Green Bay Monday along with his wife Cherry where they donated the ring and several other items to the Packers Hall of Fame.
The Starrs, along with son Bart Starr, Jr., presented the items at a news conference. Starr’s 1962 NFL championship watch and two-time Super Bowl MVP watch were also part of the donation.
“I thought we need to insure that this jewelry will never, ever be in the wrong hands and will never be sold,” said Cherry Starr. “No one will ever profit off of Bart’s jewelry.”
The man who played quarterback during Vince Lombardi’s remarkable run of success in the 1960s is 83 and has had major health issues in recent years, including a series of strokes, but has improved enough to join his former teammates at a special reunion last weekend, followed by the visit to the Packers Hall of Fame.