TRISTAR Productions has added Allen Iverson, Eric Dickerson, Desmond Howard, Matt Leinart and Sandlot star Patrick Renna to the autograph guest list at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.
Dickerson will appear Saturday with tickets starting at $75; Iverson is one of the show’s final guests, appearing Sunday afternoon with prices starting at $149.
Over 100 signers have been booked for the July 31-August 4 show so far.
Since looking into the matter over the last couple of months, members of the Blowout Forum have now discovered approximately 60 1948 Leaf football cards that appear to be altered based on before and after comparative photos including multiple key rookie cards.
Among the other primary targets for trimming and other forms of alterations appear to be 1951-52 and 1953-54 Parkhurst hockey, 1952 Berk Ross baseball, 1948 Leaf baseball, 1952 Topps Look ‘N See and 1952 Bowman Large football.
A 1953-54 Parkhurst Boom Boom Geoffrion was purchased through the eBay account matched to New York dealer Gary Moser last fall for $129 as a PSA 7. What appears to be the same card, with trimmed edges and later graded as the only Mint 9, sold on March 25 for over $6,300.
Here’s a short piece on the scandal that appeared in the Last Word on Baseball Sunday.
NFL rookies will soon be on their way to training camp but first some of the top offensive picks were in Los Angeles for the NFL Rookie Premiere. Among the jobs at hand: have the players get their picture taken for Panini’s football products and sign as many cards as possible before it’s time to go home.
“What the NFLPA Rookie Premiere does for us is give us enough face time to grab as many signatures as we possibly can from the guys over a period of time on cards and other memorabilia,” Panini’s Jason Howarth told Front Office Sports for this piece, which indicates Panini will crank out 36 2019-branded NFL trading card products by the spring of next year.
Some interesting history in this story about the old Mayo tobacco plant in Richmond, Virginia. The company produced some popular late 19th century baseball and football card sets.