Hundreds of vintage Mickey Mantle cards including rarities and multiple copies of popular 1950s regionals are entering the hobby through a long-time collector who’d quietly accumulated them years ago.
Stored in albums, the cards were carried into the National Sports Collectors Convention over the summer by an older man wearing a vintage Cubs jersey. He stopped just inside the doors at the Lelands booth and consigned them to the auction company.
David Seideman of Forbes.com chronicled the find.
Speaking of Mantle…bidding for a PSA 9 rookie card offered by Memory Lane is at $350,000—$420,000 if you factor in the buyer’s premium.
With a week left in the bidding, it has a puncher’s chance to hit $1 million.
Is there really a market for O.J. Simpson autographs?
Simpson was seen signing helmets and other items at a private session in Las Vegas.
It may not work out in his favor, though.
TMZ.com first wrote about the session, which came just a couple of days after Simpson’s release from prison.