Goldin Auctions says it will be offering “the most valuable and historically significant sports-related collectible ever to be sold” in its October Legends auction.
Now that’s a tease.
They’ll reveal it at a news conference soon.
Sometimes such proclamations don’t live up to the hype but the company says “rest assured there will be zero doubt in anyone’s mind” it’s a big deal once the details are out.
At the National Sports Collectors Convention a couple of weeks ago, Forbes’ David Seideman caught up with the man who met Mickey Mantle at Yankees spring training in 1968 and had him sign a couple of baseball cards he’d gotten as a youngster: a 1951 Bowman rookie card and a 1952 Topps.
Both are being sold by Heritage Auctions.
A collector in a rural area near Tucson, AZ puchased $800 worth of cards on eBay. They were delivered to his mailbox, which sits alongside dozens of others on a mountain road. Unfortunately, a thief targeted the mailboxes the day of delivery.
A Tucson TV station reported on the thefts, which included the thief dumping mail he didn’t want.
In Northern California, a big bunch of cards was found dumped along a highway where a well-meaning truck driver stopped and spent a few hours picking them all up in hopes of reuniting them with their owner.
Apparently not realizing most early 1990s cards have virtually no value, especially after having been exposed to the elements, KGO-TV actually did a story on the “find” and the nice man who thought he was doing a good thing.