After the Atlanta Braves captured the World Series title on Tuesday night, the team and players donated several artifacts to the Baseball Hall of Fame. They’ll go into the Hall’s ‘Autumn Glory’ exhibit. Artifacts donated by the Braves following Game 6 in Houston include:
- Spikes worn by Braves Game 6 starter Max Fried, who pitched six shutout innings to earn the victory
- Batting helmet worn by World Series MVP Jorge Soler
- Bat used by Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman in Game 6 when he doubled and homered
- Glove used by NLCS MVP Eddie Rosario
- Cap worn by Braves Game 3 starter Ian Anderson, who did not allow a hit over five innings, and a ball he threw during that game
- Spikes worn in Game 6 by Braves reliever Will Smith, who did not allow a run in 11 Postseason appearances
- Cap worn in Game 6 by Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson
- Jersey worn in Games 1 and 2 by Braves manager Brian Snitker
The items will be on display through October of next year.
In the first half of 2021, eBay says the gross market value of all trading cards sold on its platform was approximately $2 billion, a 175% increase from the same time frame in 2020.
The company had already reported that number of buyers in the category doubled during the first three months of 2021 alone.
Trading card sales grew 142% from 2019 to 2020 and this year appears on pace to continue the trend.
The 2017 Panini Flawless 1/1 Platinum Rookie Patch Autograph Patrick Mahomes card is up for sale. Graded BGS 8, the one-of-a-kind card is among Mahomes’ best rookie cards and you’ll need a sizeable bankroll to own it.
The card was just listed on the PWCC Marketplace for $2.2 million but the owner will listen to offers.
There’s a new hobby shop in Central Florida.
Game Time Cardz in Winter Park is holding their grand opening this weekend.
The store is located in a shopping center at 7414 University Boulevard–about 40 minutes from Disney World– and will carry sports cards and autographed memorabilia.
Orlando Magic rookie Franz Wagner will sign autographs on Saturday from 4 PM to 5:30 for a $25 fee.