"She is Gone!" Well, not yet but by the end of the month, the jersey Dennis Eckersley wore while serving up Kirk Gibson’s famous 1988 World Series home run will have a new owner. Grey Flannel Auctions is offering the Oakland Athletics road jersey bearing Eckersley’s name in its current catalog. It comes with Letters of Authenticity from the A’s equipment manager, … [Read more...] about Eckersley’s Jersey from Gibson’s World Series Walk-Off at Auction
A lot of people dream about opening a card shop. Lifelong collector Aaron Bertram of Traverse City, MI decided to stop thinking about it and start doing it. On Friday, the former sales manager at a local auto dealership is opening the doors to The Vault Sports Cards and Collectibles. It’ll be mostly sports cards, but he’ll also try to appeal to gamers and … [Read more...] about Notes: Taking the Card Shop Plunge; Dow Jones vs. Card Market; Kirk Gibson Fundraiser
By the winter of 1980-81, the collecting landscape had changed dramatically. A long Topps monopoly had ended earlier in the year when Fleer and Donruss began producing MLB-licensed baseball cards. In the fall came the first Topps Traded/Update set. Fleer was not an unknown name, having created a short-lived 1963 set packed with cookies, all-time greats sets in … [Read more...] about 1981 Fleer Helped Usher In New Era
We sent a series of ten questions about what's hot, what's next, where the hobby has been and where it's headed to several auction company executives and for the next couple of weeks, we're sharing their answers with you, one at a time. Yesterday, they discussed the unprecedented level of mainstream media coverage the hobby has had this year and its impact. Many said it … [Read more...] about 10 Questions With Auction House Execs: What are Newcomers After?
Legendary Auctions has been selected to handle the sale of the sports cards and sports memorabilia items in the celebrated, multi-million-dollar Dreier Collection. Owned by a father/son team in Santa Barbara, California, the collection is actually a private museum and includes some of the most rare and high grade sports cards and memorabilia known to exist, many of them … [Read more...] about Dreier Collection Consigned to Auction