Police in Louisville are continuing to investigate the latest hobby store break-in. As we reported yesterday, an early morning burglary resulted in the loss of $50,000 worth of unopened product from Louisville Sports Cards, which carries both current and vintage items and memorabilia.
According to shop owner Chris Buckler, “cameras across the street show multiple people on the roof 4:45 to 5:20 AM” on Wednesday morning.
The shop was back open Thursday and WLKY-TV spoke with Buckler and police about the crime that seemed to indicate the crook or crooks knew what they were doing.
Meanwhile, here’s video of a burglary suspect breaking into Baseball Card Warehouse in Lexington last month.
How do you become a baseball card photographer? Steve Moore wanted to know the answer many years ago so he worked hard and made sure he was the guy who had the photos the magazines and trading card companies needed.
“I wanted to look forward to going to work and this did it for me. Then [I needed to] figure out how to get paid for it,” he recalled.
More told a few stories about getting shots of Ken Griffey Jr. and other players, buying cards that have images he shot and other topics as he looked back on his long career.
Here’s what the packs of 2021 Topps Series 2 will look like…
The hobby continues to make news across North America. CTV’s St. John Alexander visited Pastime Sports and Games in Langley, B.C. for a story that aired on the evening news. Watch below:
Certified Collectors Group, the parent company of CSG, has a goal of hiring at least 100 new employees, which would vault the company’s payroll past 500 by the end of summer.
The job listings posted on their website are spread out across the company and the wages for some positions are limited, but they’re still hiring sports and trading card graders as well as customer service reps and accounting people, among others. They’re offering $2,500 sign on bonuses.
CCG operates two facilities in Lakewood Ranch, FL, totaling 82,000 square feet, in addition to offices in London, Munich, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
The full-time positions do come with benefits.
Jerseys worn and signed by players on Hockey Fights Cancer night in Philadelphia are up for auction through MeiGray. It’s the sixth time the Flyers have worn the black and lavender warm-up jerseys with the special patch affixed.
This season, the Flyers honored teammate Oskar Lindblom, who recently recovered from Ewing’s Sarcoma. Lindblom’s name and number are on the back of each jersey and each was signed by more than two dozen Flyers players, including Lindblom (twice).
Bidding for each of the 26 jerseys started at $250 and runs through June 16 at MeiGrayAuctions.com.