Basketball Hall of Famers Julius Erving, Allen Iverson, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish are among the new additions to the autograph guest list at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City. Baseball Hall of Famer Larry Walker and Ken Griffey Sr. have also signed on to appear at some point during the show.
The “Run TMC” trio of Tim Hardaway Sr., Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin will also be signing.
Among the athletes who will make their first NSCC appearance: Dan Marino, Ed Reed, Odell Beckham Jr., Adrian Peterson, Frank Gore, Tony Oliva, Alex English, Dan Issel, Spencer Haywood, Paul Pierece, Floyd Mayweather and UFC fighter Chuck Liddell.
Well over 100 athletes will sign during the show’s run. The full schedule can be found here.
Top 10 items in the PWCC June Premier Auction:
- 2009-10 National Treasures Rookie Patch Autograph Steph Curry BGS 9.5 $720,000
- 2018-19 National Treasures Emerald (# to 5) Luka Doncic RPA BGS 9 $504,000
- 2017 National Treasures Holo Gold Patrick Mahomes RPA BGS 9.5 (1 of 4) $480,000
- 1993 Upper Deck SP Foil Derek Jeter PSA 10 (1 of 21) $468,000
- 2018 Flawless Vertical Gold Luka Doncic RPA PSA 10 (1/1) $336,000
- 2004 Panini Megacracks Lionel Messi PSA 10 (1 of 20) $312,000
- 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #181 autographed (1 of 8 graded) $288,000
- 1952 Topps Jackie Robinson PSA 8 $276,000
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor Shohei Ohtani PSA 9/10 auto $240,000
- 2003 Upper Deck Exquisite Limited Logos LeBron James RPA # to 75 BGS 8.5 $240,000
There were 367 lots across baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, soccer, Pokémon, boxing, racing, and more. Total auction sales were over $16.1 million.
It’s not just high-grade cards of all-time greats that have seen some big price hikes. Even mid-grade vintage cards of icons like Mickey Mantle have seen records fall.
A PSA 6 (pop 462) 1954 Bowman Mantle sold for $7,500 late last month. That’s a 171% increase from May of 2021.
1954 Topps Willie Mays PSA 6 (pop 552) sold for a record $3,250 on May 31. A 6 had sold for $1,926 in May of last year–up 68.70%.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Thompson was quite the baseball card carrying autograph hound in his youth.