Heading to the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago this summer? It’s probably a good idea to book your hotel early if you want to be close to the Stephens Convention Center. Bookings through the National’s hotel partner are now available.
The show runs from July 31-August 4.
There are several hotels within walking distance but the Embassy Suites is already sold out. Other hotels nearby are lower priced and do offer a shuttle service so you’ve got some options. You can also try hotels.com.
A 2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady Rookie Ticket Autograph card graded 8 by Beckett is on the auction block.
One of only 100 signed versions created, bidding has already pushed past $45,000 with the auction set to run through Thursday. You can see the listing here.
One of the hobby’s oldest operating card shops will close at the end of the month. Lisa Stellato, who has owned Never Enough Cards in Port Jefferson Station, NY, says the business will close after 27 years.
She cited concerns with the increase in card manufacturers selling products direct to consumer, issues with allocation of popular card products and a general lack of support from the community. The business will remain in operation online and as a wholesaler.
National League MVP Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers will be on hand to sign autographs and talk with dealers and others who attend the Topps Industry Conference in Scottsdale, AZ next month.
The conference is scheduled for February 24-26. Yelich will attend a Monday night meet and greet at the event, held at Talking Stick Resort, not far from the Brewers’ spring training home.
St. Louis Cardinals fans have been known to travel long distances for the team’s annual Winter Warm Up, a three-day event that includes autograph sessions and a mini card/memorabilia show. Among the attractions this year was Paul Goldschmidt, acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the off-season.
— Adam Van Grack (@WhitewaterAtty) January 19, 2019