All types of VIP passes for this summer’s National Sports Collectors Convention are now sold out.
Only five-day early access and general admission tickets remain for the annual event, set for the last week of July in Atlantic City.
Manistique, MI is a small harbor town on the shores of Lake Michigan. With a remote location and a population of just under 3,000, it might seem like a tough place to put a sports card shop.
With a strong online following and a can-do attitude, though, 18-year-old Luke Kooy isn’t letting that stand in his way.
The new high school graduate has acquired a space in town and is getting ready to open Up North Sports Cards & More, filling a void for collectors in the Upper Peninsula.
The local newspaper offers a nice feature on his journey.
The latest episode of MLB’s Carded series takes collectors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a look inside the collection of Jefferson Burdick, the godfather of the hobby.
They also visit Gold Line Collectibles, a store co-owned by former Cincinnati Reds star Sean Casey and his business partner Fred Roth.
Watch the segments below:
Lelands has added a new member to its auction team.
Montana resident and Nebraska native Landon Bailey has been hired as a New Acquisition Specialist.
The company says he’ll be responsible for authenticating and appraising sports cards for clients, and consulting with sellers to help maximize the value of their investment through inclusion in one of Lelands’ premier auctions.
Prior to Lelands, Bailey worked at other industry auction houses in roles including Private Sales Director. Bailey graduated from York (NE) College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and earned his MBA from Chadron State College.
While he’s a modern card specialist, Lelands says Bailey is well-versed in all eras.
“Landon brings great knowledge and experience, and a true passion for sports cards,” stated Mike Heffner, Lelands President and Partner.
The company’s next auction opens July 24.