Georgia-based Got Baseball Cards is helping comedian Jeff Foxworthy sell some of his collection.
An avid collector of autographed baseballs, Foxworthy has consigned 16 vintage cards through GBC including a Mickey Mantle rookie card graded PSA 4.
There are a couple of other Mantles, a Roger Maris rookie card graded SGC 6, rookie cards of Steve Carlton, Carl Yastrzemski and Rickey Henderson as well as other cards of 1950s and 60s baseball icons like Sandy Koufax, Ernie Banks and Willie Mays. Each card will come with a letter from Foxworthy, who recently hosted a show on A&E called “What’s it Worth?” where he interacts with people who have collectibles.
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Foxworthy has been grading cards from his collection through Got Baseball Cards’ submission service with some help from owner Joe Davis.
The auctions for the cards are online here and run through January 27.
Lower grade, high demand cards are bringing strong prices. A PSA 4 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle (pop 610) set a record high when it sold for $7,500.00 late last week. A year ago, the going rate was half that–or less.
Another one sold for $6,500 on Tuesday.
More items from Emmitt Smith’s personal collection are on the market. The Hall of Fame running back has been offering items through a partnership with Notable Live since late last year.
His 1999 Pro Bowl uniform, a game-used touchdown ball and a few autographed items are online now with more set to be added over the next several days.
Winners get to take part in a group chat during NFL events.
Bidding for the all-PSA 10 set of 1980-81 Topps Basketball cards at Goldin is at $500,000 with 18 days still left in the company’s “Elite” auction. Twenty-two lots already have high bids of at least $100,000.
Thirteen lots in the Lelands Mint25 auction also have six figure bids in a high-end sale set to run through January 29. The headliner is a 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket #144 Tom Brady Rookie Autograph #99/100 graded BGS 8.5.
Monday would have been Muhammad Ali’s 80th birthday. Long-time writer and boxing card collector Dan Rafael commemorated it by putting together a comprehensive summary of Ali’s rare Panini stickers from 1966-1980.