TriStar Productions, which runs the autograph pavilion, said Wednesday that Tyson has a health issue that leaves him currently unable to travel. There was no word on exactly what ailment will keep him away from the show in Chicago, which opens in a week.
Those who pre-purchased Tyson autograph tickets will have their credit cards refunded.
It’s members only, but if you’ve got the money to join, Cincinnati’s Green Diamond Gallery is a Midwestern dream world for collectors.
Created by long-time collector Bob Crotty, the Gallery is a very non-descript spot in the birthplace of the Reds. Inside are game-used jerseys from around 100 Hall of Famers, hundreds of game-used bats, autographed baseballs, signed photos and memorabilia associated with the game’s greatest players. t’s among the top private collections in the world, next to Cooperstown.
It’s not all just about the jaw-dropping pieces of baseball history, though. Green Diamond is part showcase and part social gathering spot. On a regular basis, members are treated to a chat by a former baseball great.
Cincinnati.com recently took a tour. You can read their story and see dozens of photos here. There’s also a video below.
Earlier this month, Shawn Wikoff sold his mint 2013 Bowman Chrome Judge Purple Refractor for $14,655. He’d paid $3,200 for it just four months ago He sold two other high-end Judge prospect cards for nearly $10,000.
He’s also the owner of this Chrome Judge Gold Refractor Black label 10 listed on eBay for a big price.
Last week, thanks to his flipping ability, Wikoff took his two young sons to Yankee Stadium to watch a game and take in the city sights. He’s also got a stash of Judge cards he’s planning to turn, soon according to this story on Forbes.com.