Memorabilia opportunities are opening up for college athletes in the wake of the recent NIL ruling and Mississippi State baseball star Tanner Allen jumped at the opportunity. He’s got his own brand (“TA5”) and is selling some self-produced baseball cards, some autographed, on his website. Showing some collecting savvy, he offered serial numbered parallels.
The prices were fairly reasonable and most of the numbered cards were quick sellouts. Standard base cards and autographed cards are still available at $4.99 and $19.99, respectively. The backs offer a short bio and Allen’s MSU stats
“A portion of all proceeds will go to the Mississippi State Foundation,” Allen stated on the website. “The four years in Starkville will be with me forever, and giving back to the good people at Miss St. is something i’m honored to do.”
Allen hit .383 this past season, winning National and SEC Player of the Year awards and helping the Bulldogs to their first ever National Championship.
Just short of 1,000 lots in total, Mile High Card Company’s latest Extra Innings Auction is underway, with some of the hobby’s most sought after cards, many in more modest grades, among the items up for grabs.
Leading the auction are a 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle and a 1952 Topps Mantle, both graded PSA 1, along with a 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig SGC 3 VG and a 1966 Panini Campioni Dello Sport #377 Cassius Clay PSA 8 NM-MT.
Other cards on the block include a 1952 Topps #407 Ed Mathews PSA 2.5, a 1953 Topps #220 Satchel Paige PSA 5, a 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle PSA 4, a 1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Mickey Mantle PSA 3.5, a 1954 Topps Henry Aaron rookie PSA 2, a 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax PSA 4, a 1980-81 Topps Bird/Johnson rookie PSA7 and rookie cards of Pete Rose, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan and Wilt Chamberlain.
The auction concludes on Thursday, July 15.
The Finals aren’t the only place the Suns and Bucks are competing.
It’s Phoenix vs. Milwaukee at NBA Auctions, too.
Among those up for grabs are those donned by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Chris Paul, DeAndre Ayton and Devin Booker. Bidding for Booker’s jersey had surpassed $8,000 as of Wednesday night, while Paul’s #3 had passed $7,000 and Antetokounmpo’s green #34 was over $6,000.
The auction for the Suns jerseys runs through Thursday, July 15 while the Bucks threads will be up through July 22. Bucks warmups and shorts from past years are also on the block now, with those auctions closing this week.
Jerseys worn by former Philadelphia Flyers during a series of special exhibition games are up for auction.
The Flyers Alumni played three exhibition games on June 27, 2021 in front of a packed crowd at IceWorks Skating Complex in Aston, PA. The event was used the event to honor Joe Watson, a member of the inaugural Flyers team in 1967, for the contributions he has made to the team and community.
The camouflage-style jerseys were autographed after the game by the likes of Watson, Brad Marsh, Mark Howe and 22 others.
Proceeds from the MeiGray auction will benefit:
The Flyers Alumni Association, which gives back to the Delaware Valley community year-round through local charitable giving, volunteerism, and community events.
The Philadelphia Flyers Warrior Hockey program, which provides injured and disabled US Military Veterans the opportunity to play hockey.