Sports Collectors Daily

Notes: Crowds at Philly Show, Hockey Card Day; Ohtani’s Heritage Autos=Big $

It was sort of a one-month reunion of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Organizers of the Philly Show brought about dozen members of the team to the event, packing a large room at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.  You can see a glimpse of the lines inside this video.

Quarterback Nick Foles was a no-show, the victim of cancelled airline flights. 

National Hockey Card Day took place at sports card shows across the US and Canada on Saturday. The promotion even got an assist from Wayne Gretzky.

The weather in parts of Canada wasn’t enough to keep die-hards away from the annual event, in which free exclusive NHCD packs were handed out. It’s a big boost for shops.

There’s even a Facebook trade group devoted to NHCD.

Some of the cards pulled from those exclusive packs have made their way to eBay.

Those Red Ink autographs of Shohei Ohtani that are randomly inserted into 2018 Topps Heritage have been selling for impressive amounts. 

Numbered to 69, several have already been pulled and sold online. The going rate so far has been $3,500-$4,000 but one sold for $5,000.   Ohtani’s autograph is nothing to write home about in terms of penmanship but his early spring training performances have kept interest humming.

A bunch of those Red Ink cards (along with the more common blue ink versions and unsigned SP rookie cards) are listed on eBay now.

Aaron Judge may have a big bucks autograph deal with Fanatics, but if you’re at spring training and can make your way to the box seats, he still regularly spends time signing for free.