Monday, June 27, 2011

Today in Sports Collectibles 6-27-2011

The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best There Will Ever Be!
Brett "The Hitman" Hart still draws a crowd.
Check it out.

Auction News
Imperial Sports Auctions, a vintage sports memorabilia auction house specializing in rare baseball memorabilia, offers its Vintage Rarities IV auction ending July 14th. Highlights include Babe Ruth Signed Photo, Thurman Munson & Walter Johnson Autographed Baseballs, Ted Williams Signed 1937 Padres Baseball As 18yr Old.
Complete details.

Super Bowl II Player's Ring to be Auctioned for Payment of Back Taxes
Fuzzy Thurston, 77, played for the Packers from 1959 to 1967. U.S. Marshals have seized his Super Bowl II ring, and authorities are trying to track down his other Super Bowl ring along with other sports jewelry and memorabilia.
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2011 NHL Draft Exclusive Hockey Cards, Collectibles and Giveaways Gallery
Cardboard Connection Radio's very own Doug Cataldo and Russ Cohen were broadcasting live from the 2011 NHL entry draft and returned with a great gallery of images and several videos including an interview with former Blackhawk and current Winnipeg Jet, Dustin Byfuglien.
Gallery. Videos.

How To Make a Custom Booklet Case with Ikea-Style Instructions
Ever wonder how to safely display your sick mojo hit from that new box of Topps Triple Threads?
Here's one answer.

Canada's New Sports Hall of Fame
Offers an intimate, insightful and interactive experience.
Check it out.

98-99 Michael Jordan Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Sells for $8,438.61

The forums react.

Newest Line of NBA Sportspicks Headlined by Steve Nash
Watch a behind the scenes interview with Todd mcFarlane.

Hobby Turns Into Business Venture
A Hobbyist openes a new store. While at least a dozen area sports cards shops have come and gone in his area this decade, the owner syas there is still a niche and still a need.
Have you had a similar dream? Think you could do it?

I'm Baaack!!

This is officially the longest I have gone without posting a blog since starting VOTC 3 years ago. Over the last 6 weeks I have prepped a MAJOR move out of state which included single handlily packing the entire house, loading a storage unit, prepping the existing house to be listed on the market, making two trips to the new house in Ohio relocating my collection, prepping the new house and finally overseeing the loading and unloading by our movers. Next came the unpacking and re-setting up of the new house. To say that I have had little free time is an understatement. I did my best to continue to generate content for Card Corner Club, host the weekly Card Corner Club Radio show AND aided in the negotiations of our recent merger and acquisition by The Cardboard Connection.

One of the first things that I was tasked with by our realtor was diassembling my mancave and putting its contents into storage to eliminate the risk of unscrupulous buyers pullling a 5-finger discount. This included a temporary stay in a climate controlled storage facility. Feeling like a fish out of water, in my own office, for the better part of 2-months was getting old but I am happy to see all is well with my collecting universe again as the pictures of the reassembled mancave below can attest.