Upper Deck once again gave out thousands of packs of cards to San Diego area police, fire, highway patrol and border patrol agencies this year. The bags of packs were then distributed to local youngsters on Halloween.
The program dates back several years with officers and other law enforcement officers joining firefighters at the company’s offices for some snacks, photos and the distribution of the packs, which included sports and non-sports cards.
Officers along the U.S.-Mexico border handed out packs with officers sending back photos of their Tuesday giveaways.
Upper Deck says it distributed more than 30,000 packs in all.
You may have read about the huge collection of vintage Mickey Mantle cards being sold on consignment by Lelands. The huge hoard was the first of many turned over by a Chicago area collector who quietly amassed a huge vintage collection that includes many rare, higher-grade issues not only of The Mick, but other golden era stars.
The 70-something consignor turned those cards over to Lelands at last summer’s National Sports Collectors Convention while wearing a very rare 1957 Chicago Cubs game-worn road jersey. He literally took the shirt off his back and handed it over to the auction company when he learned it could be worth $5,000.
It actually did much better than that.
David Seideman of Forbes wrote about the man, the collection and that jersey.
Collectors in southwest Indiana are missing a friend. Joe Tindal, a long-time shop owner in Terre Haute, passed away recently. The local paper wrote about his impact on local collectors and the dearth of local shops.
The T206 Cobb with Cobb back found in a Georgia sock drawer earlier this year that’s now being sold by SCP Auctions is getting a lot of interest from bidders.
The PSA 1 1909 rarity carries a high bid of over $71,000 heading into the final few days of bidding.