Goldin Auctions will sell a PSA 10 2009 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Orange Refractor Autograph (# to 25) in its summer auction. It’s virtually certain to attract a price well into six figures.
Last month, the company sold a Red Refractor Trout auto (# to 5) for $922,500, the biggest price ever for a modern era baseball card. Last year, they sold an Orange Refractor Trout graded BGS 9.5 for $185,500.
In April, a PSA 10 Trout Gold Refractor (# to 50) sold via eBay for $125,000.
Baseball America published a story Monday regarding the strength of the sports memorabilia market with some comments from auction house reps and Fanatics’ Victor Shaffer.
NBC affiliate WPTZ visited Main Street Sports Cards in Winooski, VT, for a story on the hobby’s health during COVID-19.
The store was scheduled to reopen Monday after being forced to close for several weeks.
Burglars broke into Mason’s Cards & Collectibles in Frisco, TX early Monday.
There’s no immediate word on what was stolen but still frames captured two men in the shop in the early morning hours.
An investigation is underway.
One hobby forum that’s been somewhat dormant is under new ownership. Collector Mike Matthews says he recently acquired Sports Card Club and is hoping to turn it into a place where collectors can share their memorabilia and make transactions.
A computer programmer by trade, he says he’s making multiple site improvements including a custom built transaction manager, which can be used to keep track of members sales and trades and a media gallery where collectors can upload images of their cards.
“I’ve also implemented several little custom features specific to sports and sports collecting, such as adding ‘favorite team’ icons to member’s posts, along with links to their eBay, COMC, Twitter, and YouTube accounts. I have several other ideas in mind, and am constantly working on new features to help improve the site.”