The National Sports Collectors Convention will be making its fifth visit to Cleveland when it sets up shop inside the IX Center early next month.
You don’t necessarily have to bring a big bankroll or even be a super avid collector to appreciate it.
“I would rather have someone just walk the floor,” says Ray Schulte, the show’s marketing director. “To me that’s worth the admission, just to see all the history and tradition and people. You don’t have to buy anything or be a collector. All you need to be is a sports fan.”
Show organizers have teamed up with Cleveland.com on a sponsorship deal. The website is part of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, a long-time newspaper in the city.
Schulte talked with them about the 39th edition of the show.
He’s gone, but fans in San Antonio won’t forget Tony Parker.
His 17-year career—all spent with the Spurs—changed direction recently when he signed a two-year free agent contract with the Charlotte Hornets. Now, one of the last jerseys he wore in San Antonio is on the auction block.
NBA Auctions is continuing its online sale of 2018 playoff jerseys and Parker’s white #9 road jersey from Game 2 of the Spurs’ opening round loss to eventual champion Golden State is among the items being offered.
Parker played just six minutes that night, scoring two points in what was a 116-101 loss in Oakland.
The jersey is registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. The current high bid is just over $2,000.
The auction is scheduled to run through August 2 on the NBA Auctions website.
Items from the collection of Frank White were sold at auction recently, as the former Kansas City Royals second baseman tries to work through some financial issues.
White was a key member of the late 1970s and early 80s Royals teams during a career that spanned from 1973-1990.
His personal 1985 World Series trophy went for $33,000 at Crown Auctions while his 1980 Gold Glove sold for $13,398 and his 1986 Silver Slugger Award found a buyer at $6,326. You can read more about the reason for the auction in the Kansas City Star.
The autograph seekers have been busy chasing down current and former players in Washington D.C. where the All-Star Game took place Tuesday night.
Some do it to add to their own collection but for some it’s a chance to get something they can sell.