The increasing interest and spiking values of sports cards and memorabilia over the last 12 months has been a boom for insurance companies too.
“Our activity is at a level that I have not seen in the 28 years I’ve been in the insurance industry,” said Thomas S. Finkelmeier Jr., whose company specializes in insuring sports collectibles, told Sportico’s Michael McCann for this story, which discusses costs, requirements and fraud.
The gold-trimmed jerseys worn by the Los Angeles Dodgers during Sunday’s Opening Weekend game against the Washington Nationals are on the auction block, with proceeds going to charity.
Over two dozen jerseys worn by Dodgers players are up for grabs at MLB Auctions. The jerseys feature gold-outlined logos, a World Series champion patch and a gold “VII” on the sleeve in recognition of the franchise’s seven championships. Jerseys in the auction include those donned by starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts, Justin Turner and Corey Seager.
Net proceeds will benefit Baby2Baby and help provide 10,000 emergency COVID-19 care kits to children who do not have the option of social distancing when living in overcrowded conditions or experiencing homelessness.
The cost to have Joe Montana sign your 1981 Topps rookie card is now $1,200 according to info from the promoter of an upcoming private signing session.
Tuesday marked the fifth anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s last NBA game. He scored 60 points that day, including the winning basket, against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center.
Before the game, he signed autographs in the Lakers lockerroom. A lot of autographs, it turns out, with teammates and staff members scrambling to get something in front of him at the impromptu session. The L.A. Times chronicles what happened that memorable day in L.A.