A pretty good crowd turned out for the Western Canada Collectibles Experience in Langley, B.C. last week.
Several dozen dealers, authenticators and show sponsor Upper Deck were set up at the Langley Events Centre.
The event also included autograph sessions with Ray Bourque, Doug Gilmour, Grant Fuhr, Rogie Vachon and newly-minted Basketball Hall of Famer Jack Sikma.
The show received a fair amount of media attention including live radio broadcasts and coverage from the local paper including a video with an overview of the show floor.
The sign-stealing scandal now has its own bobblehead.
— BobbleHouse® (@BobbleHouse16) November 22, 2019
Here’s an interesting story from Sports Illustrated on NBA players and jersey swaps. One major takeaway: players do trade game worn jerseys but in the case of guys like Dwyane Wade, the requests were so numerous, he sometimes sent someone to the locker room to pull one from what was apparently a stash of autographed non-gamers.
It’s important to remember that just because a jersey comes from a player’s collection doesn’t absolutely mean it’s game-used, especially if it’s one from a fellow player.
Topps is giving away some free exclusive cards with items purchased on its new “Holiday Shop.”
The website will offer cards that are given away with the first 1,000 purchases each day, with a different card of a popular young big leaguer each day.
The promotion runs through December 2.
Panini recently launched its NFLPA 2019/20 sticker collection in the U.K. market.
Products hit the shelves of more than 2,000 WH Smith, Martin McColls and One Stop stores in September, and the NFLPA says it is already the strongest selling NFL/NFLPA collection in the U.K. since the early 1990s. Some can be found on eBay.
The product was developed exclusively for the U.K. market.
“With such a strong performance this year, we are excited to see how the journey continues into next season,” said Panini’s Chris Clover.