SGC is launching a pilot program that will enable customers to receive and utilize high resolution images of the trading cards they submit, enabling them to immediately use those photos to showcase those cards on eBay, Amazon or Facebook. It saves customers the job of scanning the newly graded cards they’re planning to sell online.
The company has made its “SellerReady” program available to only a selected number of customers during a test phase but is expected to launch as a full release at a later date.
Collectors in the pilot program are receiving images they can use for eBay and Amazon listings now with Facebook Marketplace scans available in a few weeks.
Dave Amerman, who formerly held a managerial position with New York-based Steiner Auctions, has joined Goldin Auctions.
Steiner is being purchased by Fanatics but Amerman has found work not far away at Goldin’s New Jersey offices where he’s already working as a consignment director.
Bidding has opened for jersey worn in Game 3 of the NBA Finals last week.
NBA Auctions is offering the shirts worn in the June 5 game at Oracle Arena including those from the backs of Steph Curry and Kawhi Leonard. Curry scored a career playoff high 47 points in a losing effort that night. His white home jersey carried a high bid of over $25,000 as of Tuesday afternoon. Leonard scored 30 for the Raptors and his black #2 top had surpassed $10,000.
Bidding is set to continue through June 27.
Jerseys from Game 1 of the series are also on the block through June 20. You can see them in a special section on the NBA Auctions website.
A nine-year-old sports fan named Ryan from Napa, CA recently used $74.50 from his own savings to pay off the school lunch debt for some of his grade school classmates who couldn’t afford to. Normally, he’d use it to buy sports memorabilia.
Bay Area ABC affiliate KGO recently paid a visit to his house to talk to Ryan and his mom about that selfless gesture.
Now, a campaign has been set up to get that money back to Ryan–and maybe let him add some items to his collection. You can check it out here.
Former Topps CEO Ryan O’Hara is on the move again. He’s the new President and CEO of Shutterfly, Inc.
He’ll start his new job later this month after coming over from Move Inc./Realtor.com. Prior to that, he served as President of Content, Distribution and Sales for The Madison Square Garden Company.
O’Hara left Topps in February 2013 after a little less than three years on the job.