Earlier this month, we wrote about Jimmy Mahan, the collector who pulled a 1/1 Williamson/R.J. Barrett card out of Panini Contenders. It sold for $15,000 after Mahan (@KentuckyCards) pledged to donate the proceeds to a North Carolina children’s home.
The story reached mainstream media in the last several days with the story below airing on the ABC affiliate in Raleigh. Check out the nice collection Jimmy has built:
Meanwhile, another big Williamson card has been pulled…from a box bought at Target.
If I told you I hit the @Zionwilliamson @PaniniAmerica prizm draft black auto 1/1 you wouldn’t believe me.
So instead I’ll just show you. #TheHobby pic.twitter.com/VNQF44dwtf
— J.M. Good (@runGoodlife) November 12, 2019
If you’re a Cubs collector this has to be a holy grail kind of piece…an original ad from the April 23, 1914 Chicago Tribune on the day Weeghman Park opened to host Federal League baseball.
Of course, the park would later be named Wrigley Field. It’s on eBay now.
Topps has released two more cards from its Living Set series and one of them should be attractive to Yankee fans. Thurman Munson gets the 1953-style treatment this week. He’s card #259 in the ongoing set.
You can buy grab them for around five bucks.
Arizona pitcher Jon Duplantier is also featured this week. He’s card #260.
Munson’s last contract with the Yankees is up for bids at RR Auction right now. It would have continued through 1981.
Munson was killed during the 1979 season when the plane he was flying crashed on approach to the airport near his home in northern Ohio.
The Hofstra University student newspaper visited the recent JP Sports & Rock Solid Promotions show that takes place regularly on campus and wrote about it here.
MeiGray Auctions is selling the special equipment bags and locker room nameplates used by the Philadelphia Flyers in this year’s NHL Global Series.
The Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks faced off on October 4 in Prague, Czech Republic with the Flyers winning, 4-3, at O2 Arena.
Twenty bags (minimum bid $150) and 35 nameplates ($20) are on the block through December 4 on MeiGray’s website.
A little “pre-Black Friday” action going on Wednesday night. Fanatics has 30% off sitewide until midnight EST including most cards and autographed memorabilia as well as their massive sports apparel inventory. Click here and use SNOW30 at checkout.