Sports Collectors Digest

Sports Collectors Digest

February 28, 2020

SPORTS COLLECTORS DIGEST covers every aspect of modern sports collecting, including cards, memorabilia, equipment, lithographs, figurines, and autographed material. Online collecting, memorabilia, and auction news are covered each week in specially designed sections that complement columns from some of the most respected experts in the hobby and up-to-date card pricing and checklisting data from expert analysts. Along with display advertisements from all of the major dealers in the country, each weekly issue offers extensive auction advertising and listings, plus a classified section that gives collectors a medium for buying, selling, and trading.

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sports collectors digest

EDITORIAL/ADVERTISING OFFICE 5225 Joerns Drive, Suite 2 Stevens Point, WI 54481. www.sportscollectorsdigest.com GENERAL MANAGER Peter Miller PUBLISHER Corinne Zielke EDITOR Dave Strege EDITORS-AT-LARGE Larry Canale T.J. Schwartz GRAPHIC DESIGNER Sandi Carpenter ADVERTISING SALES Steve Madson, 715-318-4018 SMadson@aimmedia.com VP ADVERTISING SALES Kevin D. Smith PRESIDENT & CEO Andrew W. Clurman SENIOR VP, CFO, COO, & TREASURER Michael Henry VP OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT Tom Masterson VP, PRODUCTION & MANUFACTURING Barbara Van Sickle VP, PEOPLE & PLACES JoAnn Thomas VP, DIGITAL PRODUCTS & PLATFORMS Katie Herrell VP, IT Nelson Saenz AIM BOARD CHAIR Efrem Zimbalist III…

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the unique tributes to kobe bryant

They were put on sneakers, T-shirts, uniforms, sidewalks, scoreboards, buildings and basketball courts. They were even put in sand. Tributes to former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant sprung up everywhere after the world heard the news of his tragic passing in a horrific helicopter crash that also killed his daughter Gianna and seven others on Jan. 26. RIP, Kobe. #8, #24. Many tributes were unique, and were seen not only throughout the country but around the world. For instance, on Puri beach in eastern India, a sand sculpture by Indian artist Sudarsan Pattnaik was carved with the message: “RIP Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. We will miss you.” In the Philippines, a mural of Kobe and Gianna was painted on a basketball court in Taguig just hours after the crash. In France, Brazilian soccer star Neymar scored…

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top ten online auctions

1. $124,211 on 56 bids: 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Limited LeBron James, #/75, auto patch (PSA 10) 2. $67,100 on 28 bids: 2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady Rookie Ticket (BGS 9.5) 3. $53,000 on 1 bid: 1998 Playoff Contenders Peyton Manning Rookie Ticket Autograph (PSA 10) 4. $47,600 on 74 bids: 1980-81 Topps Larry Bird, Julius Erving, Magic Johnson (SGC 10) 5. $39,600 on 77 bids: 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan (PSA 10) 6. $37,600 on 85 bids: 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor Kobe Bryant (PSA 10) 7. $30,600 on 42 bids: 2003-04 Upper Deck SP Authentic LeBron James, auto (PSA 10) 8. $30,000 on 44 bids: 2017 National Treasures Green Patrick Mahomes II, #8/15, auto patch (PSA 10) 9. $23,900 on 1 bid: 1996-97 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant (PSA 10) 10. $22,499 on 83 bids: 2008-09 Upper Deck Exquisite…

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bryant, mahomes in the spotlight

FAREWELL, KOBE — Sadness swept the landscape the instant we heard Kobe Bryant was among nine victims in that Jan. 26 helicopter accident. The jarring news shook up the collectibles and memorabilia market, starting with eBay. Sellers immediately began flooding the site with inventory, and buyers immediately began bidding, paying steep prices in the emotional aftermath. In a matter of days, the number of Kobe items on eBay nearly tripled, reaching 82,500 listings. As demand escalated, so did prices. Bidding on cream-of-the-crop Kobe items was especially intense. Consider these prices paid and the bids behind them: • $37,600 on 85 bids: 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor (PSA 10). • $22,499 on 83 bids: 2008-09 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Noble Nameplates autographed patch card (ungraded). It was one of only 24 made. • $21,400 on 70…

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new card release calendar

FEBRUARY 5: 2020 Topps Series 1 Baseball 5: 2019-20 Upper Deck Allure Hockey 5: 2019 Panini Limited Football 7: 2018-19 Leaf Pearl Multi-Sport 7: 2019 Leaf Ultimate Draft Baseball 12: 2019-20 Donruss Optic Basketball 12: 2019 Panini Plates & Patches 15: 2020 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day 19: 2019 Panini Select Football 19: 2019-20 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey 21: 2020 Leaf Best of Basketball 26: 2019 Panini One Football 26: 2019-20 SP Game Used Hockey 26: 2020 Topps Heritage Baseball 26: 2019-20 Panini Impeccable Basketball 28: 2020 Leaf Ultimate Draft Football MARCH 4: 2020 Donruss Baseball 4: 2019 Panini Encased Football 4: 2019-20 Panini Select Basketball 4: 2020 Topps Tribute Baseball 6: 2020 Leaf Lumber Kings Baseball 11: 2019 Panini Contenders Optic Football 11: 2020 Panini Stars & Stripes USA Baseball 11: 2019-20 SPx Hockey 11: 2020 Topps Opening Day Baseball 11: 2019-20 Upper Deck AHL Hockey 11: 2020 Leaf Draft Football 11: 2020 Sage Hit Premier…

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get ready for mlb opening day

2020 TOPPS OPENING DAY BASEBALL The season opener for Major League Baseball will be roughly two weeks away when the 2020 Topps Opening Day baseball cards are released March 11 with more exclusive content than ever. The addition of Ballpark Profile Autographed cards, Major League Mementos Relics cards and Mascot Patch Relics cards to the 200-card base set of the game’s superstars, budding young stars and a new crop of rookies will be a great way to kick off the new season. The Base Parallels of Opening Day Editions are limited to 2,020 with Opening Day 1 of 1 Edition and Printing Plates each numbered 1 of 1. Among the insert cards in each pack are these new titles: Spring has Sprung (spring training imagery), Walk this Way (players celebrating walk-off victories), The Lighter…