Certified Collectibles Group says it has received “hundreds of thousands of sports cards” since it began accepting them through its new CSG arm not quite four months ago.
While other companies have temporarily pulled the plug to catch up, CSG is still taking in bulk orders, with a current wait time that is measured in months.
CCG’s president talked with TampaBay.com about the decision to expand its long-time collectibles grading operation to include trading cards in the middle of a massive grading boom.
Twelve years ago Wednesday, 21 teams passed on a high school star from Millville, NJ in the MLB Draft. The Diamondbacks and Nationals passed twice. Two years later, Mike Trout was in the big leagues and the rest is history.
Topps used its Turn Back The Clock platform to toss it back to that afternoon in 2009 when the Angels snared the guy who would become the game’s greatest player in very short order. “The biggest freak on the planet,” the scout who signed him said.
Trout was the 25th overall player taken that day.
The card is available directly on Topps’ website until Thursday afternoon–or on eBay anytime.
Gloves, skates and goaltending equipment used by the Boston Bruins are up for grabs through MeiGray.
The gear dates to 2019 and includes some skates worn by Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals as well as Tuukka Rask’s Finals-used blocker.
A helmet used this season by David Pastrnak and a puck from Rask’s 52nd career shutout last month are also among the 30+ items in the auction.
The Bruins are one of several teams that have game-used gear partnerships with MeiGray.
Wheaties has launched a new series of collectible boxes in conjunction with the brand’s 100th anniversary.
The “Century Box Series” will feature what General Mills calls “inspirational champions that span decades, sports and unforgettable cultural moments.” The first box features Muhammad Ali.
The boxes are available at national grocery retailers and there’s a gold foil box on www.Shop.Wheaties.com.
While there’s no word on the other athletes who will appear, look for athletes who have previously appeared on the box in past years to be featured again.