The National Sports Collectors Convention has added two NBA legends to its autograph roster for this summer’s show.
Julius Erving and Oscar Robertson will sign in Chicago, as will wrestling legend Goldberg, coach Bob Knight and former Bears’ Super Bowl quarterback Jim McMahon. They join the original opening list of signers released late last month.
Arnold Palmer described his 1964 Masters Tournament victory as the greatest achievement of his golfing career. Now, the putter he used to win his 4th green jacket, and final Major Championship, has reached the auction block and is expected to fetch $100,000.
“It’s among the most significant golf clubs in existence,” says Green Jacket Auctions co-founder Ryan Carey. “Jack’s putter from the 1986 Masters is missing; and Tiger still has his famous Scotty Cameron from his wins. But now anyone can own Arnold Palmer’s 1964 Masters winning putter.”
Palmer was known for keeping virtually every club he ever used.
The Industry Summit appears headed for Dallas.
The annual trade conference has generally been held in Las Vegas in recent years (the 2016 event was in Hawaii). The show’s sponsor, Beckett Media, is based in the Dallas area and so are both Panini and Leaf.
Upper Deck skipped the gathering of shop owners, distributors, case breakers and card makers, opting instead to hold its own trade conference with its dealer network members earlier this year.
The Baseball Hall of Fame asked for the bat Madison Bumgarner used to his those two home runs on Opening Day. He turned them down.
Bumgarner says he’s not much of a collector but he’s hanging onto it. Considering he is the first pitcher in history to belt two home runs on Opening Day, it’s a pretty valuable piece of memorabilia.
He gave the Hall his batting helmet instead. They also have the hats he wore in Games 1, 5 and 7 of the 2014 World Series when he shut down the Kansas City Royals.
A fan’s honesty is rewarded with one heck of a souvenir.
This story is several years old but we ran across it and thought you’d like to see it. A man was helping clean out a home when he came across an envelope that was postmarked 1954 and read “Careful/Yankees Scorecard”.
Figuring it was one of thousands of 1950s Yankee scorecards but missing another inscription below the address, the man didn’t give it much thought. Then he opened it. What he pulled out was something pretty special.
Two fans attending a Detroit Red Wings game this week came home with an unexpected gift—and a funny story.
During a warmup session this week, Henrik Zetterberg banged his stick on the glass. The vibration sent one of the fan’s beer tumbling over. They pointed it out to Zetterberg who chuckled, then returned to the bench. A couple of minutes later, he came back and tossed this autograph stick over the glass.
That Henrik Zetterberg… what a guy! Z spills fan’s beer in Ottawa, pays him back… (Via/@OttawaCitizen): https://t.co/UUU3HB1Vsm pic.twitter.com/w76BJqDMow
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 5, 2017