The NBA All-Star MVP’s warmup jacket has sold for $47,180 at NBA Auctions. The amount paid for Kevin Durant’s black zip-up was more than double what was paid for the second biggest seller, a similar jacket donned by LeBron James just prior to this year’s game in Charlotte.
The auction came a few weeks after Durant’s All-Star jersey sold for $57,907.
James’ warmup jacket brought $18,020 while Steph Curry’s went for $10,180.
Durant’s nameplate from the locker room also drew plenty of interest from collectors and fans, finally closing at $1,680.
The auctions represented the latest round of material from the Februrary 17 game, won by Team LeBron, 178-164, thanks to a fourth quarter comeback. Durant scored 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds to earn the MVP honor.
Gary Vaynerchuk joined Vintage Breaks’ Leighton Sheldon inside the New York offices of Vayner Media on Wednesday afternoon to open some old packs, including three century-old tobacco packages recently purchased by a collector who asked to have them opened as part of the live online broadcast.
Unfortunately, the Polar Bear, Honest Long Cut and Red Cross packs didn’t contain any type of trading card. Vaynerchuk did pull a Patrick Ewing rookie from a pack of 1986-87 Fleer basketball during the show. He also said he plans to have a booth at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.
A new sports card shop has opened in Urbana, OH.
Barry Roberts, a collector and part-time dealer for many years, has opened Sideline Sports in the city’s downtown after retiring after 35 years at a Honda manufacturing plant. You can read about his shop via this story in the local paper.
Meanwhile, after more than 30 years running a sports card shop in Muscatine, Iowa, Gary Kissell is calling it quits. He’ll be open through Saturday, discounting his remaining inventory, according to this story.