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Sports Collectors Digest

Sports Collectors Digest

April 10, 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

GENERAL MANAGER Peter Miller V.P. GENERAL MANAGER 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 SENIOR VP OF OPERATIONS Patricia B. Fox 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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a day to remember jackie robinson

As we celebrate the 100 th anniversary of the Negro Leagues in this issue of SCD, we also want to take a moment to acknowledge Jackie Robinson Day, a Major League Baseball-wide celebration that occurs every April 15. Whether it will be celebrated this year remains to be seen due to the coronavirus shutting down all sports, but otherwise it is a day on which Robinson will always be remembered. It was on April 15, 1947, the opening day of the baseball season, when Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball by playing with the Brooklyn Dodgers, a moment that will never be forgotten. Former MLB commissioner Bud Selig made sure of that. In 1997, on the 50 th anniversary of Robinson’s debut, MLB, under Selig, retired Robinson’s No. 42 for…

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joe namath rookie jersey going to auction by grey flannel auctions

The rookie jersey of New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath is among several items to be auctioned by Grey Flannel Auctions on behalf of the family of Herb Norman, the late former equipment manager of the New York Jets and the New York Mets. “This is one of the most historically significant football pieces to ever hit the market,” Michael Russek, the director of operations at Grey Flannel Auctions, told SCD. “Hobby fresh and photo-matched to multiple games from his rookie campaign, this jersey is likely to set an industry record. We are excited to see how the market reacts to a piece of this magnitude.” The jersey will be part of the Summer Games Catalog auction that begins May 25 and ends June 10. Norman has kept Namath’s rookie…

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collectors corner

Autographed Sports Illustrated cover is one-of-a-kind I have been a reader for over 30 years, and still enjoy all of the great articles and collector information. I thought you might enjoy seeing this as it is now baseball season. The No. 1 issue of Sports Illustrated signed on the cover by all three people shown. I also have the anniversary issue (single page), signed by the three also. This is the only time Augie ever signed one of these. (The batter is Eddie Matthews of the Milwaukee Braves, the catcher is Wes Westrum of the New York Giants and the umpire is Augie Donatelli.) Augie Donatelli: a nicer guy I never have talked to, along with his wife who did most of the corresponding. Augie was retired and not in the best of…

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top ten online auctions

1. $66,866 on 56 bids: 1996-97 Topps Chrome Basketball unopened case (unsealed but with all 20 unopened boxes included) 2. $40,000 on 2 bids: 2017 Panini XR Patrick Mahomes II, #1/1, auto (BGS 9) 3. $34,500 on 40 bids: 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente (PSA 8) 4. $34,100 on 148 bids: 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle (PSA 4) 5. $32,200 on 26 bids: 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Kobe Bryant Limited Logos, auto (ungraded) 6. $32,035 on 24 bids: Panini Contenders Optic Rookie Ticket Patrick Mahomes II, auto (ungraded) 7. $26,750 on 1 bid: 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson (GA 9) 8. $25,754 on 40 bids: 2000-01 Upper Deck Ultimate Signatures Gold Michael Jordan, #/25, auto (PSA 10) 9. $25,601 on 57 bids: Upper Deck Exquisite Kobe Bryant and Brandon Roy Dual NBA Autographed Patches (Logoman), #1/1 (ungraded) 10. $25,200 on 68 bids:…

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bidder shoots for kobe bryant rookie card

OPENING DELAY — Last time out, we made a big deal out of Opening Day 2020, but baseball—like all sports—has been benched by the worldwide story of coronavirus. Collectors continue to trade big-dollar items, but prices feel a little softer, from an anecdotal point of view. For example, the bottom rung of our Top 10 chart is $25,200 compared to $38,200 last time out. The top of the chart, however, isn’t far off. The top item two weeks ago was $71,000 compared to $66,866 this time. That’s what one collector paid for a full case of 1996-97 Topps Chrome basketball cards. The case wasn’t sealed, but it was unopened and had all 20 boxes inside. The thought of pulling just one Mint-condition Kobe Bryant rookie was all the enticement bidders needed. And why…