The first wave of autograph signers who’ve signed contracts to appear at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is out.
The group includes several new Baseball Hall of Famers including Jeff Bagwell, Chipper Jones, Harold Baines, Lee Smith and Edgar Martinez, who is making his first ever appearance at the show. Relief ace Trevor Hoffman is also on board and making his first visit to the NSCC.
Dick Butkus, Joe Montana, Jim Kelly and Bob Griese are among the early commitments on the football side.
You can see the full list here. More athletes will be added over the next couple of months. The show is slated to run from July 31-August 4 at the Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.
The MLB regular season is underway and Topps NOW has also kicked off its 2019 run commemorating the moments and milestones of the new season.
On Wednesday, the company unveiled five cards from the opening game in Japan between the Mariners and A’s as well as game-used base relic cards that will be signed by Ichiro.
Regular cards are $9.99 (less in quantity) with a bundle of 5 also available while the game-used autos are $499.99. All are being sold on Topps.com. You can also find some of them on eBay at a lower price for individual cards if you’re willing to wait a few extra days to get them.
Topps has released the checklist for 2019 Gypsy Queen baseball, due out next week. You can get it–and a preview–here.
A panoramic photo taken prior to Game 5 of the first “Negro League World Series” in October 1924, depicting 42 players (including eight future Hall of Famers, managers and owners sold for $23,365 at a recent auction conducted by Hake’s Americana.
Also, a treasure trove of 150 Cracker Jack cards was offered in the sale including a 1915 Joe Jackson which set an auction record for the grade at $18,345.
Here’s a slight twist on the old story of “my mom threw out my baseball cards.” One Minnesota columnist who grew up in the sixties says he has no one to blame but himself.
MeiGray Auctions’ exclusive deal with Connor McDavid includes a series of auctions of some of the Edmonton Oilers superstar’s game-used gear.
The latest auction includes sticks, skates, gloves, socks and a helmet worn early in the 2017-18 season.
You can check out the auction here.