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Author Archives: Dan Good

Denis Brodeur’s hockey impact extends far beyond his famous son

Denis Brodeur’s impacts on the game – and card collecting – extend far beyond his lineage.

Photo Guide: 2013 Topps Football SP variations

Topps included short-printed variations of 55 different cards in 2013 Topps Football.

Jermaine Dye discusses his favorite baseball cards – and the weirdest thing he’s ever signed

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Jermaine Dye returned to his second home this weekend. Bring a World Series title to Chicago for the first time in 88 years, and you’re bound to make some new friends. Dye led the White Sox to the championship in 2005, winning MVP honors in a four-game sweep of […]

At the National: Sports legends interact with fans, clown around and catch up

Fans lined up this week to meet their sports heroes, getting autographs and sharing stories at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

At the National: Boxing legend Larry Holmes mingles with fans

Boxing legend Larry Holmes interacts with fans at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention.

At the National: Lelands displays NY Renaissance warm-up – ‘the greatest team nobody knows’

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Above an iconic baseball card and million-dollar trophy rests an item Josh Evans has spent three decades searching for – a jersey representing the early 1900s New York Renaissance. “The Rens are the great basketball team of all-time that nobody knows,” said Evans, chairman for Lelands Auctions. Lelands is […]

At the National: 23 memorable Michael Jordan items

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Michael Jordan still stands tall in Chicago. Jordan reigned over basketball and the hobby during the 1980s and 1990s, leading the Bulls to six championships. Jordan’s greatness, charisma and collectibility continue to spark hobby innovation. Air Jordan’s legacy emerges on the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention. This […]

At the National: Mickey Mantle game-worn 1963 jersey tops $450K in auction

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor A Mickey Mantle game-worn jersey drew $454,100 (including premiums) in Legendary Auctions’ Friday sale, one of the highest prices ever paid for a baseball jersey. Mantle wore the jersey during the end of the 1963 season. After the season ended, the jersey was shipped to minor-league Binghampton, and GM […]

At the National: 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle stolen from dealer’s display

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Thieves stole a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle from a dealer’s case at the National Sports Collectors Convention – and now authorities and fellow dealers are trying to track down the card. Jeff Foy, a dealer with Indianapolis-based Card Country, said he believes a group of three people were likely […]

At the National: Grey Flannel Auctions shows off its Jerry Lucas collection

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Jerry Lucas was one of the greatest players in basketball history. Grey Flannel has the memorabilia to prove it. The auction house is showcasing items from Lucas’s iconic career – from his days at Ohio State and in the Olympics, onto the Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors and New […]

At the National: Day 1 highlights

The National Sports Collectors Convention opened Wednesday, giving hobbyists a chance to look at priceless cards and memorabilia – and pick up some special items, too. Here’s a recap from the Beckett team.

At the National: A musical reprieve from sports collectibles

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Collectors gathered at Will Simmons’ booth Wednesday, considering the purchase of famous signatures and rare posters. Posters and signatures are pretty common at the National Sports Collectors Convention. But where other dealers sell sports memorabilia and cards, Simmons focuses on rock & roll memorabilia and vintage guitar picks with […]