Kevin Durant just sold his 2006-07 NCAA Player of the Year trophy.
The Brooklyn Nets star isn’t hard up for cash, just raising money as part of the Fanatics All-In Challenge to raise money for COVID-related causes.
Durant donated a package that included not only the trophy but a personal experience that sounded pretty great. Per the auction listing,
KD himself will also take you and a guest (in his own car!) to Barclays Center in Brooklyn for a Nets home game, where you will sit courtside for the shootaround and the entire game before heading to the locker room for the postgame festivities. Seems like that should be enough, but since basketball makes a man hungry, KD will then take you out to dinner at one of his favorite local restaurants. We’ll even throw in airfare, transportation to and from the airport and a two-night hotel stay.”
Bidding started at $25,000 and drew 25 interested buyers before the hammer fell last Thursday night.
Bidding for a recently graded 1954 Topps Hank Aaron has hit $127,000. Mile High Card Company says the impeccably preserved rookie card was consigned as part of a raw collection.
Bidding in the company’s Spring Auction continues through Thursday night.
The pandemic is bringing the hobby to the sports pages quite often as writers look for something to fill the void left by the lack of games at every level.
Here’s a chat between a couple of Minnesota sportswriters who recalled their days collecting cards as kids, then as adults. Some fun memories with which a lot of us can relate.
Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton can’t catch a break from Topps.
It wasn’t that long ago they put another guy’s picture on his card. More recently, he was featured on a new card in the Topps Living Set. The artist created an image that made him look, well, not exactly svelte.
Eaton took to Instagram to protest and Scott Allen of the Washington Post wrote about it in a funny piece.
I was a guest on the latest edition of the Sports Card Nation podcast last week. Host John Newman and I had an in-depth chat about this website, the hobby as a whole, the impact of COVID-19 on the hobby as it relates to sports and more. The show was taped several days prior to the National Sports Collectors Convention’s postponement announcement.
You can listen below. The segment begins at 47:24 and runs about 45 minutes.