It’s not the first time they’ve written about it, bt Sports Illustrated’s cover story Tuesday focused on the hobby—more specifically, the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card.
Writer Alex Prewitt dives into the card’s history, its most prominent and newest owners, grading, the Rosen find and skyrocketing values.
We also learn about another well-known athlete who’s build a portfolio of high-end sports cards.
Goldin Auctions is partnering with Barstool Sports and its online personalities. The company will help create content across Barstool properties including live-stream box breaks.
The Chernin Group, which spent millions to acquire interest in Goldin earlier this year, is one of two major investors in Barstool, an edgy digital media company focused on sports and pop culture-related podcasts, videos and other content.
“We’re investing significantly in creating new experiences and engaging content across platforms,” said Goldin Auctions’ Head of Business Development and Content Sam Farber, who spent 10+ years at the NBA and who was recently brought on to bolster Goldin’s content strategy. “Our goal is to be the central figure in a content environment that is evolving and rapidly-growing in parallel with overall enthusiasm for the hobby.”
With Tropical Storm Elsa bearing down on Southwest Florida, card grading and authentication firm CSG closed at 4 PM Eastern time Tuesday so employees more time to prepare.
The storm was strengthening Tuesday and is expected to make landfall Wednesday at a Category 1 hurricane, impacting much of the east coast during the rest of the week.
The National Sports Collectors Convention offered five-day passes to the show over the weekend after all VIP passes were snapped up. They’re now sold out and daily entry general admission is the only option left for the show, which runs July 28-August 1.
The company will occupy a building totaling 126,000 square-feet at Alexander Commerce Park. They’ll be the first tenant in the industrial park.
While the company’s headquarters are in Carlsbad, CA, it operates distribution and fulfillment centers in its North Carolina offices.
One of Mickey Mantle’s toughest cards—especially in high grade—was closing at auction Tuesday night. The 1959-60 Home Run Derby Mantle graded PSA 7 was expected to sell for over $20,000. Only two rank higher. You can see the listing here.