Scoreboard Sports Cards has been a fixture in the suburbs of Tulsa, OK since the baseball card boom of the 1990s. It survived the rocky road that decade became and the consolidation that has followed but now the end is near.
The owner of the building plans to tear it down as the city moves to revitalize its main drag and hopefully attract more people to town.
Paul Kuykendall has owned Scoreboard for all of those years but he’s now forced to have a ‘store closing sale’.
The Fox affiliate in Tulsa dropped by for a story that aired on their evening newscast Wednesday. If you can’t see the video below, click here.
PSA/DNA will hold an autograph authentication event at the home of the popular cable TV show Pawn Stars next Saturday.
Principal Authenticator Steve Grad frequently appears on the program, which is based at Gold & Silver Pawn in Las Vegas.
The PSA/DNA staff will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 6 to formally authenticate autographs brought in by the public.
“We encourage local residents as well as out-of-town visitors coming to Vegas for the Super Bowl to bring their autographs of sports, entertainment and historical figures,” said Grad.
Grad will remain at the store between 4 and 5 p.m. where he will be available to answer the public’s questions about autographs and collecting.
Here’s a little hobby trivia. One of the photographers for the 1981 Donruss set was none other than Keith Olbermann.
The lifelong collector shot a few images for the set as a 21-year-old. He was one of several people the fledgling company reached out to when it was putting together its first card set.
Peta Pixel, a photography blog, wrote about it.