They don’t come up for sale very often but a very respectable–and apparently freshly graded– 1949 Leaf Satchel Paige card graded SGC 45 has been listed on eBay. It quickly soared past $7,000, with bidding set to run through Sunday.
An SGC 84 (7) sold in November for over $38,000.
One current and one former Steelers player are off the guest list for the upcoming Fanatics Authentic show in Chicago this weekend.
Both Martavis Bryant and Terry Bradshaw have canceled. Bryant was recently suspended from NFL action after another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Bryant quckly dropped an appeal and will enter drug rehab. Bradshaw, according to Fanatics, pulled out of his scheduled signing session because of “surgery”. They’re hoping to reschedule his appearance for the May show.
Former UFC champ Conor McGregor also canceled his appearance several days ago.
On the other side…Cubs’ sensation Kris Bryant has been added to the guest list for the May show.
If you can’t make the show, which takes place at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, you can order memorabilia here.
A bank has foreclosed on two properties owned by former Arkansas dealer and photo archivist John Rogers, according to this story in Arkansas Business. Times were much simpler when he ran a small card shop out of one of those buildings.
Rogers, facing multiple lawsuits over unpaid loans deep into the millions, has also been the subject on an FBI investigation.
There’s a new sports card store in Moorhead, MN, just across the state line from Roger Maris’ hometown of Fargo, ND.
Jeremy Hulderman’s shop is open five hours per day, Monday-Saturday.
He talked with InForum.com, a local business website about the shop and the hobby.