The National Sports Collectors Convention is scheduled to open four months from this Sunday. Right now, the host facility is being turned into one of four FEMA field hospitals in New Jersey.
While no patients have been sent there yet, the Atlantic City Convention Center will be used to treat patients if regular medical facilities in the area are full.
Cases of Coronavirus continue to mount in the region. As of Thursday, more than 42,900 people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut had tested positive for COVID-19 according to NBC 4 in New York and at least 466 have died. New York City has more than 21,800 cases.
ABC 6 in Philadelphia went to Atlantic City to report on the move to turn the NSCC’s 2020 home into a medical facility.
As of now, plans for the National are still underway. It’s slated to run from July 29-August 2.
Connor McDavid opened the season with five goals and 12 assists in his first nine games, including a 5-point game (Goal, 4 Assists) in the Oilers’ 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on October 16. Now, the skates he was wearing during that run along with several other game-used pieces of memorabilia are on the auction block.
MeiGray, which has an exclusive deal for McDavid’s gamers, is auctioning several items used earlier this season. Another pair of skates, a game-used stick as well as game-worn pants and socks are up for grabs in an auction that runs through April 2.
Luka Doncic’s cards are hot–and his game-worn goods are still bringing strong prices. His shooting shirt from the All-Star Game warmups sold for $4,020 Thursday night–more than LeBron’s ($2,820).
That Buffalo Braves-style Clippers jersey donned by Kawhi Leonard was set to close late Thursday night with a five-figure winning bid.
There’s a Tom Brady Tampa Bay Bucs bobblehead in the works.
Just after Brady’s deal with his new team was confirmed, FOCO went to work on a prototype.
The final product will look a little different (he should have a uniform number by the summertime release date) but here’s a look:
More info here.