Strong crowds turned out for a couple of larger card shows over the weekend.
In Dallas, over 600 tables full of new and vintage cards and memorabilia were ready for collectors who turned out Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
While the majority of tables at the show were occupied by dealers of new cards, those who carried vintage were busy, too, with one dealer reporting “non-stop” buying at his table on Saturday, mostly from those who were building sets.
There’s also a lot of after- hours buying and selling happening in area hotel lobbies each night, long after the show closes.
In eastern Pennsylvania, The Philly Show brought in a large group of autograph guests and collectors had their pick from dozens of tables at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.
Several auction houses and grading companies were on hand.
Splendid Splinter. 1950s Ted Williams Boston Red Sox jersey just consigned to our upcoming auction @Philly_Show . Huge crowd here today at the hobby’s oldest show pic.twitter.com/GeXJcCmiQN
— Hunt Auctions (@HuntAuctions) March 5, 2022
…and it looks like we’ll be seeing another Michael Jordan debut ticket stub coming to market soon.
Just consigned at our booth at the @Philly_Show, a 1984 Michael Jordan debut stub PSA Authentic. We just sold one in a PSA 1 (mk) for $99,000, think this can break six figures in May? pic.twitter.com/SeN1x90d9x
— Heritage Auctions Sports (@Heritage_Sport) March 5, 2022
Goose Gossage stopped by the Vintage Breaks booth during the show to open some packs live online and chat about baseball. Gifted a 1979 O-Pee-Chee pack, the Hall of Fame reliever pulled an Ozzie Smith rookie card.
The owners of Prospect Cards have created a new card show calendar. It’s fully searchable by city/state or date range. There’s also a calendar mode to see an entire month at a glance.
“We put substantial effort into compiling it all, and we’re pretty confident it’s the most comprehensive calendar out there,” says Sean Kenney, one of the co-founders of the marketplace that hosts it.
They’re hoping to connect with show promoters so they can add more events.
No creases or rounded corners on this one. Of course, you can’t exactly hold it in your hand either.
That 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle NFT sold Friday for more than $470,000, making it the third most expensive sports NFT ever sold.
It was the first featured collectible in the new Topps Timeless NFT Collection.
Minted as an ERC-721 token, it features not only an image of the card but historic imagery and memorabilia, according to Topps. The winner of the auction also received the opportunity to have a 30 minute video interview with Mantle’s sons, Danny and David.
It was the first featured collectible in the Topps Timeless Series, a new collection celebrating the company’s most iconic baseball cards through 1-of-1 NFTs.
Last year, Topps introduced five MLB NFT collections on ToppsNFTs.com including the 2021 Topps Series 2 Baseball NFT Collection and the 2021 Topps MLB Inception NFT Collection.