It’s no surprise but the December edition of The Philly Show has been canceled. Restrictions on gatherings in Pennsylvania means the three-day event scheduled for the Valley Forge Resort-Casino won’t take place this year.
Promoters are still hoping the COVID situation will ease enough to hold the next event scheduled for March 5-7, but as always it’s a fluid situation.
Pfizer’s promising report on a possible vaccine is good news for shows scheduled for next year, including the 2021 National in Chicago, but widespread availability could be months in the offing and cases continue to soar across the country.
Julien’s Auctions will offer the ceremonial jersey from Michael Jordan’s introductory press conference prior to his rookie season in its upcoming Icons & Idols Sports catalog.
The white mesh jersey is the one Jordan was presented and held up for photos during the news conference held after the first round draft pick signed his rookie contract on September 12, 1984.
The jersey is expected to bring $200,000-$400,000 when bidding ends December 4.
A brother duo that’s made big bucks in venture investments is jumping into the sports card space.
Courtney and Carter Reum told an L.A.-based tech website of their interest in contributing to a multi-million dollar fund called Mint 10 that will buy up modern and vintage cards in hopes of a payoff down the line.
Mile High Card Company will offer a PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle in its December auction.
If you’re more of a budget-oriented collector, there are still a bunch of vintage Mantle cards you can own for under $100.
That autographed George Mikan rookie card found at the bottom of an inherited box full of vintage basketball cards sold for over $10,000 Sunday night.
Collector Mark Arzoumanian writes about his experience crossing over some cards graded years ago by GAI to PSA.
Funny line from Brian Catequet’s chat with former big league pitcher Bill Denehy, who shares Tom Seaver’s 1967 Topps rookie card with him:
“When he won his 300th game I sent him a note saying ‘It’s about time you did something to hold up your end of the card.”