A jersey worn by Kevin Durant in his Brooklyn Nets debut earlier this season is now up for sale.
NBA Auctions has the blue number 7 shirt from the Nets’ season opener in its latest round of listings. Bidding was at $16,100 as of Wednesday afternoon.
Durant wore the Icon Edition jersey during a 125-99 win over his former team, the Golden State Warriors, on December 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Durant played 24 minutes and registered 22 points with 3 assists, 5 rebounds, a game-high 3 steals and a blocked shot.
The black jersey, a Size 50+4 inches extra length, is registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program.
The auction continues through March 4.
Jeromy Murray has been named President of Beckett Collectibles.
Murray, 44, has been serving as vice-president of grading and authentication at the company since 2016. Beckett says in his new role, Murray will “lead more than 200 global team members who serve collectors in Beckett’s grading, authentication, pricing, e-commerce, content and events businesses.”
“Jeromy’s enthusiasm for his customers has been central to the dramatic growth of Beckett’s industry-leading grading and authentication services,” said Sandeep Dua, CEO of Entrust Global Group and Beckett Collectibles. “The positive relationships he has developed over the past two decades will serve Jeromy and his team well as Beckett continues its global expansion.”
“I am honored to lead a Beckett staff that is, without question, the most knowledgeable and passionate in our industry,” Murray said. “We’ll never stop listening, learning and striving to improve the products and services we deliver to our global customer base.”
Susan Lulgjuraj, former Beckett and Topps employee, will be joining Goldin Auctions in a marketing and social media role. She’s been working as a marketing manager for Culture Fly in New York since leaving Topps.
As reported Monday, Goldin recently received a large capital investment and has been hiring multiple employees in advance of a new collectibles platform it expects to launch soon.
Mike Dyer of WCPO-TV in Cincinnati offers this story on the stellar market for sports cards.
WPTV in Palm Beach featured Just Rip It in a recent segment on one of the station’s newscasts.
Tom Brady has been a hot seller since earning his seventh NFL championship. On eBay alone, more than $4 million worth of Brady cards have sold since Super Bowl Sunday. Thirty-seven Brady cards sold for $10,000 or more.
There are currently over 70,000 listings for Brady cards.
Pinnacle Brands was on its way out back in 1997, but before turning off the lights, they did manage to put together an ambitious project that resurrected the Bee Hive Hockey Photos name.
Their set was launched after it was discovered that Willie O’Ree had only a Bee Hive photo—not a traditional trading card—during his pioneering NHL career.
Jeff Morris, an employee of Pinnacle at the time, was involved in the project and he wrote an interesting piece about the project–and what was happening at the company.