This past weekend the DACW Buying Team made the trip up north to attend the Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo, held at the Toronto International Centre. With the NHL playoffs in full swing the show was jam packed with excited hockey card and memorabilia collectors.
Our crew set up at the show looking to purchase high end singles, vintage cards, and unopened boxes and cases. We met a lot of great collectors that stopped by our booth and were able to purchase some great items. The highlight of the trip from a product standpoint was a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle graded PSA 4. We have a hard time keeping Mickey Mantle cards in stock, so anytime a card like this is offered to us we are willing to make an aggressive cash offer on it. Seeing this card in person is a treat, as the clarity and eye appeal really starts to pick up with the mid level grades.
We also purchased some other vintage treasures including the following sets:
- 1952/53 Parkhurst Hockey Set
- 1962/63 Topps Hockey Set
- 1957/58 Topps Basketball Set
Along with unopened packs from the 1960’s and 1970’s and stacks of unopened boxes and cases, we also picked up a bunch of new cards. Some of the highlights include autographs from Wayne Gretzky, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Carmelo Anthony, Russell Wilson, and other high dollar inserts, jersey cards, and autographs from big name players across the four sports. We’ll be adding these cards into our inventory and they’ll be available in our Sports Cards Singles section shortly.
Here’s a picture of me with the Mickey Mantle PSA 4 as well as some of the single cards, graded vintage cards, and packs the team purchased.
We also noticed tons of collectors participating in the very popular redemption programs put on by the hockey card manufacturers. To follow those up, the Patrick Roy signing on Sunday afternoon was incredibly busy. This image shows a glimpse of how many people were there just to watch the legendary Patrick Roy sign autographs. The team from AJ’s Sports World had things running smoothly.
Our time at the Expo is always enjoyable, and we are looking forward to the next show. It’s a great place for us to pick up some quality items and meet collectors from all over North America.
If you are interested in having an offer made on your cards, comics, or collectibles contact our buying team today 1-888-440-9787 ext.100 or email [email protected] You can check out all of the items we are currently paying cash for by visiting our buying page.