SGC says it is complying with the recent Stay-At-Home order issued by Florida’s governor, but the company is still accepting, processing and shipping submissions sent by shipping carriers.
Director of Operations Peter Steinberg says the company’s offices are closed to the public and they are communicating only via email ([email protected]) and social media.
SGC stated last month that it had a contingency plan in place in the event of a shutdown of non-essential businesses and Steinberg told customers in an email that the company has made “substantial operational adjustments to be in compliance” with the order. It is the only one of the three major grading companies that is still processing submissions on some level.
The NBA has been quiet for more than three weeks now and isn’t likely to resume any time soon, but it hasn’t hurt the market for game-used memorabilia of the league’s young top young players.
Jerseys worn by Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and Trae Young in the Rising Stars Game during All-Star Weekend sold for more than $160,000 combined through NBA Auctions.
Doncic’s World team jersey was the biggest seller at $60,020 while the Team USA shirts donned by Williamson and Morant each netted $40,020 and Young’s went for $20,180. A jersey worn by Rai Hachimura sold for $15,320.
Interestingly, the Rising Stars Doncic jersey nearly doubled the price of his first half jersey from the All-Star Game, which sold for $32,300 last month.
Here’s a great story about a kid and his dad who love sports cards and Georgia football.
Nine-year-old Cole Cochran didn’t get ahold of some fancy graphic editing tool and let a computer do the heavy lifting. He grabbed some crayons and pencils, cut out some photos and got to work making his own Bulldogs football cards–complete with player bios on the back.
Now, these are some 1/1s that are definitely worth owning.
DawgNation talked with him about his craft and Cole showed he definitely knows his SEC football.
If you missed the notes on our Facebook and Twitter feeds last Friday and Saturday, eBay is offering some users 10-15% off your trading card purchase for the next several days–if you received a message from them. Details can be found here.