National Sports Collectors Convention — the catch-all post

Via @paniniamerica: We are here! Set-up has begun for the @nsccshow #NSCC16
Via @paniniamerica: We are here! Set-up has begun for the @nsccshow #NSCC16

The National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly here and the months of preparation are culminating in the show of all shows for sports collectors the next five days in Atlantic City, N.J.

There will be plenty to see, plenty to do and plenty to buy and Buzz has been watching the developments the whole way. We’ll have galleries of images from the show floor and a few nuggets here and there in the coming days but there’s already been plenty written leading up to the show that you can all find right here.

Here’s a rundown of all past NSCC stories here on The Buzz …

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Goldin Auctions to once again sell high-grade Honus Wagner card that previously went for $2.1 million

bf552003-7fd6-43d0-9419-00a0f165c854A big baseball card is heading to the auction block once again.

A PSA 5 (MC) copy of the 1909 T206 Honus Wagner — the most-valuable baseball card of all time — is headed back to the auction block this fall via Goldin Auctions. The Runnemede, N.J.-based company announced the news on Thursday, noting that it will be up for grabs in its “Great American Trading Card Auction” in September after it goes on display at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.

“Serious collectors understand that every time a card like this is offered for auction, it may be the last time for a long time,” said Ken Goldin, the founder of the auction house. “The excitement that the auction of a T206 Wagner generates, coupled with the current booming market for high-grade trading cards, creates the perfect storm for establishing a new standard for sports memorabilia.”

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A serious Mike Trout collector must own Mike Trout’s first truck … right?

23338a_lgIf you know a Mike Trout collector who needs everything, then they might need this.

It’s a 2000 Ford Ranger which was given to Trout when he got his first driver’s license, and it’s among the items being sold in the latest Goldin Auctions sale that coincides with this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.

No, really.

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Mike Piazza’s NYPD helmet from 2001 game heads to auction block

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The helmet that Mike Piazza used in the first game after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will be on the auction block and sold during an auction during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.

The New York Mets catcher and Hall of Famer’s helmet will be sold via Goldin Auctions with 50 percent of the buyer’s premium headed to a New York-based charity, Tuesday’s Children, which supports first-responders and their families.

“We are very lucky to have the opportunity to share such an important piece of baseball history and at the same time support the worthwhile work of this wonderful organization that supports those affected by the events of Sept. 11,” said Ken Goldin, the founder of Goldin Auctions. “Similar to Piazza’s jersey from that night, this helmet will forever connect fans to one of the most memorable moments in Mets history. Those who were lucky enough to be there, or view it on television will never forget it.”

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