Hurricane Irma left 6.5 million people in Florida without power—nearly two-thirds of the state. Among those affected were the offices of SGC, one of the hobby’s top grading and authentication companies.
SGC sent an email to customers Monday announcing their offices would be closed “until further notice” because of a lack of power to the company’s offices in Boca Raton, located on the southeastern coast.
City officials put a dusk-to-dawn curfew in place because of the damage. Many roads were impassible Monday morning and traffic signals weren’t working.
SGC says it will be “up and running as soon as possible.”
If you’ve ever spent much time in the neighborhood around Wrigley Field, chances are you’ve seen a very old school hobby shop called “Yesterday.” In fact, there have been a lot of yesterdays since the store at 1143 West Addison Street opened back in the 1970s. It’s not a “card store”. The shop is the kind you would have found in a lot of places back then, full of magazines, newspapers, programs and, yes, some cards. But Yesterdays stocks movie and a few other types of memorabilia, too.
It’s a popular stop for fans before and after Cubs games.
One of the shop’s owners, Tom Boyle, is 86 now and has had some health problems in recent months. Many times the shop has been closed. He talked about the shop—and its future—with Ariel Cheung of DNAInfo.com.
You can talk to 100 different people and get 100 different answers to this question, but here’s one dealer’s list of five undervalued vintage baseball cards.