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CCG, PWCC Partner for “Priority Grading” and Auction Service
CCG and PWCC have partnered on a program to allow collectors to grade cards for $20 on a two week turnaround with cards returned to PWCC for listing in upcoming Weekly Sunday Auctions.
Damaged T206 Honus Wagner Card Sells for $1,528,066 at Auction
Despite being creased, trimmed, and missing three sides, Robert Edwards Auction (REA) was able to sell this T206 Wagner for $1.5M.
Top Picks to Have First Panini NFL Rookie Cards Available During NFL Draft
“Panini will use its Panini Instant program to produce trading cards of the top picks during Thursday’s 2022 NFL Draft.”
Topps Finest Basketball Is Back with Snappy Dressers, 90s Vibe
Topps made good on their promise to produce their first ‘Finest’ Basketball product since the 2007-08 release. Unfortunately, Topps does not have an NBA license so they had to get creative in the players and pictures used.
Hobby Tweets of the Week
Kobe Bryant Rookie Jersey To Be Auctioned, $3M-5M Estimate
“A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in his rookie season, including two playoff games, will be sold at auction. The jersey from the 1996-97 season could fetch between $3 million and $5 million in an online auction that begins May 18, David Kohler of SCP Auctions said Saturday.”
Vince Wilfork’s Son Pleaded Guilty to Stealing His Father’s Super Bowl Rings, Other Sports Memorabilia
D’Aundre Holmes-Wilfork pleaded guilty to theft of property greater than $300,000 and will serve five years probation for stealing his father’s two Super Bowl rings, two AFC championship rings, his Miami national championship ring, and other jewelry.
Old-school Topps USFL Cards Drive High Prices Amid The Current Boom, But a USFL 2.0 Set Isn’t Coming Yet
The Athletic (paywall) reports on the Topps 1984 and ’85 USFL card sets which contained the ‘rookie’ cards of many future NFL Hall of Famers.
Old-school and new-school Celtics, Ivy League oars, Honus Wagner, and a Cubs rookie. Our Hobby experts talk about the values of each in this week’s Panel. Hosted by Bram Weinstein. Our panelists: David Kohler, President, SCP Auctions; Jesse Craig, Director of Business Development, PWC; Nick Cepero, VP of Acquisitions and Consignments, Collectable