A recently graded 1914 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson sold for over $87,000 late Sunday night. PWCC sold the SGC 5 card as part of its regular auctions on eBay. It was part of a larger consignment of vintage cards that was graded by SGC during this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.
Fewer than 60 graded examples of the 1914 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson exist. Last year, a PSA 5 sold for $84,000.
Also sold Sunday night was an SGC 7.5 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth (#53) which ended at $71,223 and a 1921 American Caramel E121 Series of 80 Ruth graded PSA 3.5 which went for $30,000.
Not one to appear at card shows, Griffey will, for the first time, autograph items sent in by the public.
Prices range from $200 for a trading card to $600 for original artwork. Baseballs are $300. Inscriptions are $100. The deadline for sending items in is October 25.
More info is available on the company’s website.
The group that created a series of World Football League trading cards a few years ago is back with a new set focused on the USFL.
Series 1 has 70 cards and is focused on the inaugural season of 1983. The set includes player cards, league leaders and a card for the USFL’s 1983 championship game.
The backs include statistics and biographical information. A second series is planned, likely arriving next year.
Topps, of course, created two USFL boxed sets in 1984 and ’85.
The sets are priced at $75 and more information is available here.
If you had an office like Le Hoang Nguyen, you wouldn’t mind going to work every day. Saying he’s an Astros fan doesn’t do him justice. He’s been known to wear an Astros suit (old school style logo of course) to out of town games and fills his Instagram page with images of his adventures.
His insurance office in Houston has multiple rooms filled with game-worn jerseys, game-used bases and anything else you can think of.
Check out the video below (the good stuff is after the first minute or so). If you can’t see it, click here.