Beckett has brought in Steve Lee as the head of ticket grading and authentication to oversee operations of its new division, which launched Monday. Lee has been an active figure in the hobby for decades, with over 30 years of experience as both a collector and grader of cards and tickets.
They’re promising a 30-day turnaround time with custom labeling available. Grading will be optional for collectors who want lower-cost encapsulation and authentication only.
The first ticket authenticated by Beckett as it opened its new service belonged to Dallas Cowboys defensive standout Micah Parsons, who stopped in recently to get his ticket to Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run game slabbed.
Parsons was at the game and had Judge sign his ticket and a baseball.
Pricing and service tiers, including additional add-ons like autograph authentication for signed tickets is available at Beckett.com/tickets.
Game-used Connor McDavid equipment is on the auction block, including the skates he was wearing when he scored his 600th career point last season.
MeiGray is offering the latest round of authenticated items from the Edmonton Oilers superstar in an auction running this month.
The skates date to a game against the St. Louis Blues and were also worn in another game. McDavid was the sixth fastest player to 600 points in league history
Also among the gear up for grabs:
- McDavid’s gloves from the 2022 NHL All-Star Game
- Two sticks from 2020-21 including one he used to score his 30th goal of the season
- Skates worn in seven games during the 2020-21 season
- A helmet worn in eight games of the 2021-22 season.
The online auction runs through March 2.
Here’s something you don’t see every day. When the New York Giants won the World Series in 1954, they passed out percolators to the avid coffee drinkers in and around the squad.
This one was presented to team doctor Anthony Polermo. It has a “World’s Champions” plate on the front along with the good doctor’s name.
Take that, Mr. Coffee.
It’s among the items up for sale at New Jersey-based Taurus Auctions, which has opened its first online sale of the year.
Another slightly off the wall piece is the 1920s/30s “Psychic Baseball” game from Parker Brothers.
It’s said Lou Gehrig once participated in one of the many tournaments held during the game’s heyday.
A 2000 Bowman Football box, Roberto Clemente cut signature, PSA 9 1987 Fleer Michael Jordan card and sticker and vintage rookie cards are also up for bids through Feb. 23.