Bidding on the PSA 10 1979-80 Wayne Gretzy O-Pee-Chee rookie card offered by Goldin Auctions has already hit $200,000, making it the highest priced hockey card ever sold at public auction. It's likely to go much higher. The auction won't end until August 4. The card being offered is the only OPC Gretzky rookie card ever to be rated '10' by PSA. A 1933 Goudey Sport Kings … [Read more...] about Notes: Big $ Rookies; Boxing Card Book; Agent’s Game-Worn Concepts
It sounds weird to even say the phrase now: The National Sports Collectors Convention in Anaheim, CA. That was ten years ago; the last time the NSCC was held west of the Mississippi (we feel you, west coast). It was also just a few weeks after I launched the site you’re reading now. I flew out on short notice, passing out some freshly printed business cards to show … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Happy Birthday to Us…Thanks to You
It seems almost impossible to fathom now, but back in the 1970s collecting sports cards meant piecing together one main set. Topps did football, baseball, basketball and hockey. You bought packs (boxes or complete sets if you were an adult) and that was was pretty much it. If you lived in the right area, you could buy something like the 1970 or ’71 Supers,’72 Posters or '77 … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Time to Cut the Auto-Relic Cord?
by Rich Klein As I was reading a recent edition of the Editor’s Blog here on Sports Collectors Daily, I saw a link to what appears to be a scam that was perpetuated on users of one of the hobby's message boards. The ironic thing was that I had already planned to offer an “historic tour” of some publicized people who ended up owing other collectors, dealers or publishers (or … [Read more...] about Klein: Hobby Troublemakers Go Back a Long Way