Some hobby attention from a couple of newspapers…and one magazine.
The Richmond (KY) Register stopped by one of only about a half dozen sports card shops left in the Commonwealth. Colonel Sports Cards is located in the city that’s home to Eastern Kentucky University. Owner Donald Foster has been in business for five years.
He told the paper his shop is sort of a gathering place for local sports fans.
They may be down 2 games to none in the National League Championship Series, but there’s no denying the impact the young Chicago Cubs have had on the hobby.
In Iowa, where the team has a strong foothold, cards of the young Cubs like Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber are big sellers and helped ignite business for dealers attending a weekend show in Dubuque according to this story in the Telegraph-Herald.
SCP Auctions’ David Kohler and long-time memorabilia collector Marshall Fogel are among the is in the current issue of The Robb Report. The magazine’s current issue “salutes the 50 men and women behind the world’s most prized private collections” and both are featured in the sports memorabilia category.
Fogel was featured for owning one of the world’s finest collections of baseball memorabilia and there’s also a snippet online with some photos of Kohler’s remarkable collection of Los Angeles Lakers’ history.
Get ready to pay more if you ship your cards and memorabilia via the U.S. Postal Service. They’ve filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission of proposed price changes to take effect next year, following the conclusion of the holiday season.
The filing does not include any price increase for First-Class Mail or any other Postal Service Mailing product such as the Forever stamp but mailing Priority packages and other items will likely set you back a little more next year.
The average Shipping Services price increase would be a little less than 10 percent but international rates will jump by more than double that amount.