Upper Deck has cancelled its annual Certified Diamond Dealer Conference, which had been scheduled for January 4-7 in Los Angeles.
“We also realize that many shops are just reopening after being shut down for months, and cannot in good conscience ask our CDD’s to take any time away from their stores, especially given the excitement surrounding the hobby right now,” the company wrote in an email to its customers and attendees on Wednesday.
Upper Deck plans to hold the conference again in January 2022 and says those who had already registered for the 2021 event and choose to commit to the next event will receive a free case of NHL Black Diamond.
One of the two 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie cards graded PSA 10 is now on eBay. The asking price? $1 million. That’s more than double what is sold for in 2016.
At the time of that last sale through Goldin Auctions, there was only one 10, but another has since been added to the Population Report.
Baseball Digest has a story on the 1952 Topps Baseball set in its July-August issue. Written by long-time sportswriter Bill Madden, it covers how Topps began to push itself to past Bowman Gum with the landmark 407-card set.
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— Baseball Digest (@BaseballDigest) June 29, 2020
MeiGray Auctions has another round of auctions underway. The company recently completed a sale of game-used pucks, topped by the one shot by Alex Ovechkin for his 585th career goal on January 7, 2018.
Carrying the Washington Capitals logo from a home game against the St. Louis Blues during their Stanley Cup-winning season, it sold for $1,730.