"New Kid on the Block", VSM Sports Card Outlet in Lancaster will be hosting a live auction at their store on Saturday, November 23rd. The event is VSM's second auction, and is currently open to internet bidders.
I spent a little time browsing the listings last night, and was impressed with both the variety of products offered, and the current bid prices. With several days leading up to the floor bidding, prices are sure to increase - but, there are opportunities to add to your collection without busting the bank. Here are a few Philadelphia-sports themed items that are available:
Lot# 29: Richie Ashburn, 1952 Bowman
I am not a big collector of vintage cards, but any baseball fan has to appreciate the design of the 1952 Bowman set. With a current bid (as of 11/21) of $5, this beauty is very reasonable for either the beginning vintage collector, or someone like me who is looking to upgrade a card in their current collection. Link to the auction lot.
Lot# 55: 1970s-era Phillies Bobble Head
Here is a bobble head that I have in my personal collection. Mine was purchased on ebay - for a lot more than the current bid of $5. I like this bobble head because of that 1970s campiness. While my collection is all over the place, I have seriously considered turning my focus purely over to memorabilia from this era. Link to the auction lot.
Lot# 356: Bobby Clarke Autographed Hockey Stick
Sticking with the "vintage" theme, this lot features a Bobby Clarke signed, full size hockey stick. While I've personally had to stay away from collecting sticks (lack of space), I have seen some huge collections of them before. If I was going to add a signed one, it would definitely be a Clarke. Link to the auction lot.
If you go:
Location: Locust Grove Mennonite School - 2257 Old Philadelphia Pk, Rt 340, Lancaster, PA 17602