Topps Chrome Basketball is back… sort of.
While the company does not yet have the right to produce NBA collectible cards, it has announced plans for another series of Overtime Elite cards using the popular Chrome brand.
Elite, if you don’t know, offers over two dozen players the chance to turn pro as a teenager, earn a six-figure salary while playing ball and getting instruction off the pitch. A few projected NBA lottery picks are in the league. Jalen Lewis, Jean Montero and Ausar Thompson are among the names to look for.
The 2021-22 Topps Chrome Overtime Elite boxes will have 18 packs with four cards per pack and two autographs per box. Inserts will include Levitate, 1969 (based on Topps ’69 -70 design); Future Problems and 1970s-style Super Fly.
The base set will contain 100 cards with a mountain of parallels and a few variations of images.
Shareholders voted to accept the offer of $ 650,000 (or $ 28.26 / share) for the 1986-87 fully PSA 10 Fleer set that appeared on the Otis split-share platform.
The final net payout of $ 29.78 per share represents a return of 197.8% on the shareholders’ initial investment of $ 10. The initial value of the drop was $ 230,000.
A pair of vintage shoes signed by Michael Jordan sold for a six-figure price on eBay this week. the 1985 Air Jordan 1 Chicago “Player Sample” kicks signed by Jordan sold for $ 135,000. Collector Patrick Ryan sold them to Alan Vinogradov of Sneaker Con.
The announcement was the first to incorporate eBay’s new “3D True View technology” that allows users to deeply examine items as if they were holding them in their hands.
After being canceled two years in a row due to COVID, the Strongsville show is back for 2022. Aimed at collectors of old cards and memorabilia, it’s scheduled for March 25-27 at the Best Western Conference Center in Strongsville, OH.
The first Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLI ring from a player on the 53-player roster heads to the auction block. The ring presented to linebacker Gary Brackett, along with his AFC championship ring, is sold through Indy. Ripley Auctions February 5.
About 70 player rings were made for the Colts, who beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 on February 4, 2007.
Bracket filed for bankruptcy last September.
Brackett rings are just two of hundreds of items being auctioned and some former ABA players will be on hand to sign autographs for charity that day.