Sports Collectors Daily

Notes: MHCC Auction; Cost for Orr to Sign Rookie Card Skyrockets; Giannis OK with Autograph Sellers

Mile High Card Company has kicked off its first event of 2018.  The Extra Innings auction opened Monday, just ahead of what the company says will be its largest ever catalog auction.

The Extra Innings sales are centered around lower priced cards and memorabilia and the current auction includes 275 lots.

The headliner is a 2000 SPx #130 Tom Brady PSA 10 rookie card. Bidding quickly passed $2,000 in the first few hours Monday.

Other key lots include a 1961-62 Fleer basketball complete set; a 1953 Topps near set (272/274) with Mickey Mantle; a 1914 Cracker Jack #7 Eddie Collins SGC 50 VG/EX 4; multiple vintage early career cards of Mantle and Mays, a PSA 9 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan sticker (PSA 9); a 1958 Topps #66 Bobby Hull rookie and numerous complete and partial sets from all major sports.

Bidding continues through February 28. The catalog auction will run from March 5-22 with information to come as the open date nears.

One of the 14 PSA 10 Tom Brady Contenders Rookie Ticket autographed cards sold for a six-figure price Sunday night. You can see it here.

Bobby Orr will appear at the Toronto Expo on May 5, but if you want a rookie card signed, it won’t be cheap.  Getting your 1966-67 Topps card of the Boston Bruins legend autographed will cost a whopping $850 Canadian (about $673 U.S.).  Upcharges on rookie cards is a relatively new phenomenon since interest has increased in recent years but to our knowledge, this is the costliest fee ever.

It’s Orr’s first appearance at the Expo, which is considered the top hockey collecting show in the world.

Except for bulky items, other Orr autographs will range in price from $200 to $400 at the show, which takes place from May 4-6.

A lot of athletes chastise autograph seekers because they think the item they’re signing is going to be sold.  One superstar who says he doesn’t care is the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo. 

Why not? 

You might like him even more when you read what he has to say.