It’s a little like a national holiday in Canada–and pretty popular in hockey-loving areas of the U.S., too.
The release of Upper Deck Series 1 and its Young Guns inserts means big traffic for card shops and big sales for online retailers.
This year’s rookie crop doesn’t appear to have a Sidney Crosby or Connor McDavid in it, but you never know what the future brings.
Modern hockey card collecting got a big publicity boost from the $55,000 sale of a PSA 10 McDavid card from The Cup earlier this year.
CTV News in Edmonton stopped at Wayne’s Sports Cards as collectors lined up to buy Series 1–and the original owner of that McDavid card just happened to be there. Watch the story below.
Some changes are coming to COMC’s fee structure. It’s a little complex and has a lot of different elements but the overall goal is to welcome more mid-range and high-end cards.
Sellers can expect to pay a new 5% transaction fee but starting January 1, the cash-out option drops from 20% to 10% on cards sold after that time. If you have store credit now (“legacy credit”) and can can wait until January and take home 5% more than you would if you cashed out between now and then.
To learn more about the changes, you can read their blog post and watch a video by CEO Tim Getsch.
A couple of ‘before they were stars’ photos of Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle were the top sellers at RMY Auctions early Sunday.
A 1947 photo of Mays playing for the Chattanooga Choo Choos while in high school sold for $8,442 while a 1950 image of an 18-year-old Mantle and his teammates on the Joplin Miners went for $6,977.
A 1918 Babe Ruth photo reached $4,765 while an 1882 image of the Chicago White Stockings including Cap Anson and Mike “King” Kelly sold for $3,938.
Complete results can be found here.