SGC has handed out its "Pristine 10" grade to only one of the more than 2,000 submissions of Michael Jordan's rookie card. That lone copy generated a flurry of late bids before selling for a record price of $420,000 early Sunday, including the 20% buyer's premium. It's the most ever paid for a Jordan rookie card and roughly four times more than the final selling … [Read more...] about SGC 10 Jordan Rookie Card Sells for $420,000; Mantle World Series Bat Hits $288,000
Tucked away in an old Yahtzee game box for years, a fabulous new find of early 20th century baseball cards will come to auction this summer. SCP Auctions will offer the collection, which includes over 432 cards, highlighted by the first 1914 E224 Texas Tommy Ty Cobb ever to be graded and just the second graded Texas Tommy card of Shoeless Joe Jackson. The Jackson … [Read more...] about Yahtzee! 1914 Texas Tommy Find Includes Cobb, Jackson
The top 10 cards from a fresh-to-the-market collection of Zeenut Pacific Coast League baseball cards, including rare 1919 Chicago Black Sox players, are on view at the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago (July 31 – August 4). Lelands is offering the cards, which were part of a recent consignment. Cards of Black Sox players Claude Williams, Swede … [Read more...] about Lelands Showing Off Fresh Zeenut Collection with Black Sox Players
A copy of the program from baseball’s first World Series in 1903 will hit the auction block Friday as part of Huggins and Scott’s Fall Auction. The Game 7 program from the matchup between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates is one of just three known to exist from the Pittsburgh contests and is expected to sell for $150,000-$200,000. The last one to … [Read more...] about Program from First World Series Headlines Huggins and Scott Sale
It’s a sports card and memorabilia show for collectors — hosted by collectors. And that’s the way organizers for the annual Washington State Sports Collectors Association’s Winter Convention like it. This year’s event will be held November 5-6 in the Seattle suburb of Shoreline. The Winter Convention began in 2007 and complements the Summer Convention, which has been held … [Read more...] about Washington State Sports Collectors Show is a Throwback
If you’re lamenting the good old days of sports card shows — where everybody knew your name, and items for sale were secondary to the conversation and the camaraderie — the St. Leanders Sports Collector Show in northern California is a place to rekindle old memories. The show returns to Ryan O’Connell Hall at St. Leander Church on November 26. It will be held in the parish … [Read more...] about Annual St. Leanders Show Promotes Cards and Camaraderie
His Olympic medals had been won—and then stripped. His football career was over. 1922 would also mark the final year of his professional baseball career. Jim Thorpe’s life wasn’t always easy after that but his remarkable athletic career is celebrated on one final trading card from his days as one of the 20th century’s greatest athletes. One of the two highest graded … [Read more...] about Top Grade 1922 Zeenut Thorpe at Auction
Any list of the best Joe DiMaggio baseball cards begins on the west coast, where he first showed up on regional issues while in the minor leagues. His career ended before the arrival of Topps so his 'card history' is as interesting as his career. DiMaggio was a bit of a risk. One of the most talented young players in the Pacific Coast League in 1934, he tore ligaments going … [Read more...] about DiMaggio’s Cards Popular…But What to Collect?