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Posted on August 3, 2013 – 1:49 am | Author: Dan Good
Baseball, National Sports Collectors Convention, Non-Sports | 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, auction, beatles, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Yankees | Comments (0)
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 Jerry Toman scooped up the item, storing it un-restored for decades.
Mantle’s last name is stitched onto the inside of the jersey collar, and the number “63″ is written on the front of the jersey, a standard marking method for early 1960s Yankees items. Read More »
Posted on August 2, 2013 – 6:45 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
National Sports Collectors Convention | 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, NSCC, Olympic Traders, Olympics | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The Olympic Games have their own collectors. They look for all types of memorabilia from programs to medals to pins. The National Sports Collectors Convention hosted the Olympic Pavilion, a place with dealers and collectors with all of the above and more.
Theresa Utecht is an Olympin Trader – just as it sounds, she enjoys collecting Olympic pins and trading with other collectors.
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Posted on August 2, 2013 – 4:41 pm | Author: Dan Good
Baseball, National Sports Collectors Convention | 1952 Topps, 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, convention, crime, grading, Mickey Mantle, NSCC, stolen mantle, Topps, Yankees | Comments (7)
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 involved, with two people distracting employees while the third person swiped the card.
“It’s so frustrating,” he said. “You think people are honest and decent and 99 percent are. All it takes is that one person to change that.” Read More »
Posted on August 2, 2013 – 1:27 pm | Author: Dan Good
Basketball, National Sports Collectors Convention | 2013 national sports, 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, basketball, Basketball Hall of Fame, grey flannel, jerry lucas, memorabilia, NBA, NSCC | Comments (0)
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 York Knicks.
The power forward is one of only three players to win championships in high school, college, the Olympics and NBA, and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.
Posted on August 2, 2013 – 9:44 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
National Sports Collectors Convention | 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, NSCC, Panini VIP Reception, Real Play Baseball, sports art | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj and Dan Good
Mark Vulcani told his friend about the Panini America VIP Reception at the National Sports Collectors Convention.
He mentioned all the athletes that were going to be there – Chris Chelios, Yasiel Puig and Pedro Martinez to name a few – but Vulcani wasn’t attending. To get an invitation, collectors had to spend $7,500 on Panini products.
Unless you were lucky.
Vulcani walked by the Blowout Cards booth on Friday and was handed a free raffle ticket. He was told to come back at 3 p.m. that day to see if he won one of a five prizes: hobby boxes or a ticket to the VIP reception.
Vulcani did as he was told and his number was called. Vulcani is going to Panini’s VIP reception on Saturday night.
Posted on August 2, 2013 – 9:09 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Multisport, National Sports Collectors Convention, Non-Sports | 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, Jay Pangan III, Leaf, NSCC, Sketch cards | Comments (1)
CHICAGO | Collectors spend their lives collecting pictures on cards.
It can be anything from athletes to movie stars to Martians. But Leaf is giving collectors at the National Sports Collectors Convention a chance at getting anything you want on a card, and most collectors are going for pictures of their family.
Jay Pangan III is holed up at the Leaf booth on the National floor. He’s doing custom sketch cards for $40 a card.
Posted on August 2, 2013 – 8:52 am | Author: chrisolds
National Sports Collectors Convention | NSCC, Topps, vintage | Comments (1)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary
In a current card world filled with brand-new rarities, there may be a bit of a culture shock for some attendees of the National Sports Collectors Convention. It might be a jarring idea to some, but when one jettisons the mountains of wax and wrapper redemption programs that spark plenty of action on parts of the show floor things can look a bit different and one thing is obvious.
Vintage is still king.
Walk aisle after aisle and you’ll see more vintage than you can imagine — almost enough here to make you wonder whether some pockets of older cards are overvalued because they simply can be found. Meanwhile, the reality is that today’s new cardboard environment doesn’t leave this kind of legacy — it’s impossible to see case after case of the hottest new, rare cards with production runs that mean only a handful of people may own one.
Posted on August 2, 2013 – 12:45 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, National Sports Collectors Convention, Non-Sports | auction, Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, eddie gaedel, Heritage, Lou Gehrig, National, NSCC, sam snead | Comments (0)
By Dan Good and Susan Lulgjuraj
A collection of items from Sam Snead’s golfing career sold for $1.1 million (including premiums) Thursday, the centerpiece of Heritage’s “Platinum Night” auction. Other high-profile items included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig memorabilia and a rare Christy Mathewson baseball card.
The live auction was held at Muvico Rosemont 18, a vintage theater located near the National Sports Collectors Convention site in Rosemont, Ill. Online and mail-in bidders also participated, and total sales topped $4.2 million.
Posted on August 1, 2013 – 4:42 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football, National Sports Collectors Convention | autographs, Eric Dickerson, Mike Ditka, National, NSCC | Comments (0)
Collectors gathered at the Tri-Star booth Thursday, clamoring to meet their favorite athletes.
Rick Monday and “Mean” Joe Greene drew faithful crowds, with fans excited for autographs and photo opportunities. Read More »
Posted on August 1, 2013 – 2:15 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, National Sports Collectors Convention | 2013 Leaf Pop Century, 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention | Comments (9)
Watch as Beckett’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013 Leaf Pop Century.