Sometimes there’s an advantage to being the promoter of a smaller sports card show rather than a larger one.
With some states and municipalities pulling back in the wake of increased cases of COVID-19, those who run events with a small number of dealer tables and a relatively modest turnout of collectors are finding themselves able to run their events while larger ones with typically bigger turnouts have had to postpone or cancel.
The Nashville Card and Collectibles Show, which holds two shows each month along with two larger events in February and September, has had to cancel indefinitely after the city moved back to Phase 2 of its re-opening plan that prohibits gatherings of more than 25 people. The Nashville show’s dealer roster is usually 30-35 alone.
Sales rose more than 65% in the first five months of 2020. In a recent three-month period, basketball card sales on eBay have risen 56%.
As we reported last month, sports card category sales from March through May were up 92 percent from the last three months of 2019.
Hockey Hall of Famer and current Los Angeles Kings President Luc Robitaille is going to auction numerous items from his playing career.
Team and All-Star Game-worn jerseys, his 1991 Canada Cup gamer, 500th goal puck and 1000th career point stick are just some of what will be sold later this year through Classic Auctions.
Robitaille played 19 seasons in the NHL and retired as the highest-scoring left winger in history. He won the Stanley Cup in 2001–02 with the Detroit Red Wings.
Bidding for the 1986-87 Fleer basketball case at Collect Auctions is now at over $1.28 million–with BP, that’s over $1.5 million.
If it were to reach $2 million by the time bidding ends August 6, the winning bidder would be paying $166,666 per box.
It’s been 35 years since “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was filmed.
Part of the movie was shot during a Cubs game late in the ’85 season and the few tickets that remain are now collectors items. Interesting back story from the asst. director in this eBay listing.
The Baseball Hall of Fame is having another of its Baseball Card Virtual Field Trips on Thursday. The focus of the event will be on error cards.
The online program takes place at 2 PM Eastern time and is free but registration is required.
The Hall is open to visitors again after shutting down for a few months due to COVID-19. Their new exhibit is Starting Nine: The Must-See Artifacts from your Favorite Team.
The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA is now open, too, following its $23+ million refurbishment which launched in 2017. The museum has been closed to the public since February 3. You can read more about the renovations here.