Yahoo Sports’ Chris Hayes is reporting that Upper Deck has signed Fresno, CA high school star Jalen Green to a deal.
Ranked at or near the top of the list of the nation’s top recruits, Green announced recently that he would bypass college and sign up for the NBA’s professional pathway program that guarantees him at least $500,000 along while he receives coaching and development training for a transition into the professional ranks.
Green would be the third player to sign a memorabilia contract directly out of high school, joining LeBron James and Dwight Howard.
There has been no official announcement from Upper Deck as of yet.
I’m not sure how much work it took to put this video together, but it was well worth it.
The creator dug through some old box break videos and found some familiar faces that weren’t quite as highly regarded when those boxes were fresh to the market.
It’s well worth four minutes of your time.
Not every Sandy Koufax card is sitting inside a grading company’s holder.
Collector Corey Shanus has had a Wagner in his expansive collection of baseball memorabilia for many years, along with plenty of other rare items.
He has a special way of showing off the Wagner card–one of the hobby’s better known examples, it seems. In an online interview, he showed it off and talked about his lifelong passion for baseball and its history.
Some of Topps’ Project 2020 cards have been swings and misses, but others are really pretty great. Of course, it all depends on your taste and that’s true of any kind of artwork, which is the basis for the whole idea.
Among the best so far is this Sandy Koufax (well, at least in our opinion). Artist Andrew Thiele is the one who created it. With a couple of ticket stubs in the background and Ebbets Field in the forefront, it really has a nice, nostalgic feel to it.