On Sunday, fractional shares platform Collectable offered stakes in a PSA 9 1961-62 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain rookie card for $10 each. The total cost was $200,000.
On Tuesday, they received a buyout offer of $350,000 ($16.65/share).
Those who bought in have 48 hours to vote on whether to accept the deal, which would represent a 66.5% return on investment in five days.
Another PSA 9 Chamberlain rookie sold at auction in March for $400,000.
An outbreak of COVID-19 struck Goldin Auctions late last month. A large number of the company’s staff was impacted and if you’re still waiting on a package, the company’s Head of Special Projects, Frank DiNote, says clerical work and shipping have been moving “at a slow pace” because of it.
He says they should be back at full staff shortly and the company expects to be caught up within the next week.
Some baseball card photo stories are better than others.
Ever wonder about Topps’ decision to use this shot of Orel Hershiser in its 1994 Stadium Club set?
Is he baling hay with a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates? Are they feeding the calves?
No, and that’s not hay in his hands. It’s sod. And it was very much a part of the Dodgers’ 1993 season. He told the story to MLB.com.
Hockey Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald has consigned numerous items from his career to an upcoming auction.
Game-worn jerseys, team-signed sticks and other memorabilia will be offered through Classic Auctions later this spring.
McDonald scored 500 goals and tallied more than 1,000 points in a career that lasted from 1973-1989. His 66 goals in the 1982-83 season remains the Calgary Flames’ single season franchise record.
It’s one of the better team-focused museums in sports and fans can now get back inside the St. Louis Cardinals Museum at Ballpark Village across from Busch Stadium.
A new exhibit honors the team’s 2011 championship. Among the featured items is David Freese’s game-worn home jersey from Game 6, which was torn into two pieces after his walk-off home run. The pieces have been “reunited for the first time since that night 10 years ago,” according to the team. His NLCS and World Series MVP awards are there too.
The nearby restaurant will feature display cases of memorabilia from Mike Shannon’s playing and broadcasting career in celebration of his 50 years in the Cardinals radio booth.
The museum is open daily and during Cardinals home games, with health and safety protocols in effect.