The NBPA Foundation is donating $250,000 of the total proceeds from the 2019-2020 NBA season restart jersey auction to 18 different organizations around the country that are working to increase voter turnout and combat voter suppression.
Additionally, the NBPA Foundation Board of Directors has elected to donate an additional $100,000 to the Civil Rights Voting Hotline (1-866-OUR-VOTE). The hotline is managed by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and is supported by a non-partisan coalition of 200+ civil rights organizations.
The NBA and NBPA agreed to auction off all game-worn jerseys from the opening weekend of the 2019-2020 NBA season restart with the proceeds to go to the newly-established Players’ Justice Fund, which is managed by a player advisory committee.
“Following the example the players have set these past few months, we recognize the importance of voter turnout and education in this election,” said Ray Allen, former player and current member of the NBPA Foundation’s Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to give this support to these organizations that are providing critical resources and information around voting to the people in their communities.”
Here’s a great story about a different time.
A guy and his buddies figure out a way to get inside the final game of the 1979 World Series—without tickets. Then he makes off with a game-used souvenir with a daring move that would probably get him arrested today. It’s a must read from the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Canada’s second largest daily newspaper visited with Rey Revereza, co-owner of Dolly’s Sports Cards and collectors for this story and video on the expanded interest in sports cards.
A copy of one of LeBron’s top rookie cards has made a rare appearance on the auction block.
The 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Limited Logos is numbered 44/75. Bidding has already blown past six figures and won’t end for a couple of days. You can follow it here.
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