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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Hobby’s only PSA 10 Wayne Gretzky O-Pee-Chee Rookie Card to hit auction block during NSCC

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Update: The card sold for $465,000.

The greatest copy of The Great One’s greatest card will be sold later this summer.

It’s the only PSA 10 copy of Wayne Gretzky‘s 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Rookie Card, and it will be on the block for the first time in five years as part of the Goldin Auctions sale during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, N.J., on Aug. 4.

“The fact that just one card has achieved this perfect grading is remarkable,” said Ken Goldin, the founder of the auction house. “With the recent surge in interest among serious collectors for high-grade examples of Rookie Cards, we expect this Gretzky card to establish a new benchmark. The average sales for a PSA 9 Gretzky’s has increased 600 percent in the past five years. If this card were to see a similar increase, it might become hockey’s first $500,000 trading card.”

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