eBay has been pulling some listings of the infamous 1990-91 Hoops Mark Jackson card that shows the Menendez brothers in the background. Numerous sellers have received notices from the online auctioneer about the premature end of their listings.
— Ryan Fowler (@FreelanceFowler) December 11, 2018
The problem, however, seems to be using the name of convicted murderers in the title. Those who sell the card just as a 1990-91 Hoops Mark Jackson don’t seem to be affected. More than 300 listings were still up as of Tuesday afternoon.
Hundreds were sold after word of the brothers’ images spread on the internet on Friday but had been known by some since August.
Patrick Freel, the father of former major leaguer Ryan Freel, was overwhelmed by the response of an online group of sports card collectors when they learned he was looking for some cards of his late son. Last summer, when word got out that Patrick Freel was looking for some cards to pass along to his son’s three daughters, collectors responded by collecting thousands of cards, photos and other items.
Plagued by concussions during his career and bouts with depression and alcohol abuse afterward, Ryan Freel took his own life at Christmas time six years ago. After his death, he was found to have CTE. He was 36.
The giant box of cards was shipped to his father in late summer and Patrick Freel has been sorting them into boxes to give to his granddaughters.
It’s a great story of collectors stepping up to help with a special request. NPR featured it in a recent broadcast you can find here.
One of 51 Walter Payton rookie cards graded PSA 10 was scheduled to close at auction late Tuesday night.
You can check it out here.
The Memphis Grizzlies assistant equipment manager who received a pair of LeBron James’ signature shoes right off his feet was overwhelmed by the gesture. She says she’s been offered a six-figure price for them. Watch what she told a Memphis TV station below:
Grizzlies equipment assistant Brianè Miller says she’s been offered $100,000 for the shoes @KingJames gave her during the Lakers/Grizzlies game on Saturday.
She’s not interested in selling. “I’m loyal to the max.”
Hear from her on why she’s been with LeBron from the jump: pic.twitter.com/iP6U8dqaAK
— Jessica Benson (@Local24Jessica) December 11, 2018