Montreal-based Classic Auctions put the wraps on its final major auction of 2015 early Thursday with $1.2 million in sales, led a 1981-82 Wayne Gretzky game-worn Edmonton Oilers jersey. The jersey, worn during the season in which Gretzky scored a record 50 goals in 39 games and 92 for the entire campaign, sold for $72,991 including the buyer’s premium.
Other highlights included:
– Bobby Hull’s 1976 Canada Cup Team Canada Game-Worn Alternate Captain’s Jersey with LOA – $36,563 Realized
– Mario Lemieux’s 1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins Game-Worn Playoffs Jersey with LOAs – $24,172
Formula 1 legend Jacques Villeneuve’s collection attracted bids from all around the world, with his 1997 championship season race-worn helmet from the French Grand Prix attracting the most attention by far, selling for $18,160.
Topps has again snuck a little surprise into Target stores with the creation of a 2015 Chrome Update Baseball set.
They’re once again being sold only in the ‘Holiday Mega Boxes’ which include five packs of the standard Update cards (released last month) and two packs of the Chrome issue.
The Chrome Update base cards will have a 50 player checklist that includes Future Stars and Rookie Debut cards. There are Gold and Black parallels as well.
Chrome also has relic cards and ten stars have signed cards in the product including Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt, Buster Posey and Jacob deGrom.
The product should be in stores now and there are plenty of the Chrome Updates already up on eBay.
Topps has also indicated it had cancelled the World Series boxed set the company had promised just a few weeks ago.
No-hit maestro Max Scherzer encourages fans to send him baseball cards to autograph along with a $25 donation to his Baseball Cards for a Cause program.
Proceeds benefit programs for at-risk youth in the Washington, D.C. area. Judging by his comments to ThePostGame.com, the initiative was a success but Scherzer isn’t fond of autograph hounds chasing him all over.
Just Collect has been busy. The vintage card specialist has listed a whopping 50,000 cards on eBay this week– all starting with an opening bid of 99 cents with no reserve. Singles, sets and boxes from all sports are part of the mix.