The 41st annual Ephrata (PA) Lions Club show returns on Saturday, October 23.
Over 70 tables are sold out.
The show runs from 8:30 AM to 5 PM at the Ephrata Recreation Center.
Former big leaguer John Kruk will sign autographs from 11 AM to 1 PM and there’s a live auction at 2:30.
It’s $5 for adults and $1 for kids with proceeds going to local charities.
Ephrata is 60 miles W-NW of Philadelphia.
An athletic director and basketball coach at a Cleveland area school, Kevin Weisenberg had always dreamed about opening a hobby shop. That day recently became reality with the grand opening of “Coach K’s Sports Cards and Collectibles” in South Euclid.
“I bought a lot of collections locally, started selling online, Instagram, eBay, and then one thing led to another, one deal led to another. It got so big so fast it took over my life,” he recalled in this story on his new store.
Lelands plans two more auctions prior to the end of the current calendar year. Modern cards are expected to play a big part in the action. The company just wrapped up its Classic Auction, with nearly $6 million in sales.
Free agent linebacker, entrepreneur and dedicated collector Cassius Marsh has signed on with OSDB, the sports information digital platform, to cover the burgeoning trading-card zeitgeist.
His new column will cover the business of traditional sports cards (baseball, basketball, football etc) as well as Magic, Pokémon and more.
Marsh co-founded and owns Cash Cards Unlimited, a hobby and trading card store in Westlake, CA. “Football can be unpredictable,” the veteran NFL player stated. “But the TCG and sports card community is rock solid.”
Marsh is the latest player column to be added to OSDBsports.com. Launched in April 2021 by reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and entrepreneur Ryan Rottman, and built by brand agency SCS, OSDB offers sports scores and statistics but also aims to showcase the personal interests, business ventures and charities of players, along with agent and management contact information.
Marsh’s first column appeared on the website Tuesday.
Look for the NFL’s version of NBA Top Shot to arrive this season.
According to Sports Business Journal, Dapper Labs has a deal in place with the NFL to launch the marketplace for digital football collectibles.
SBJ reports that the deal makes Dapper Labs the NFLPA’s second biggest source of digital licensing revenue behind the EA Sports “Madden” video game.
The NFL’s NFT market will run on the Flow blockchain and like Top Shot, the “packs” customers buy will include video moments from NFL games.