Why Your Company Needs to Consider a Holiday Auction

The weather is getting colder, the days shorter, and the holidays are right around the corner. Over the next few weeks, your donors will spend countless hours shopping online for the PERFECT gift for their loved ones. Every year, these gift givers spend days or often weeks surfing the web with so many options, all of which seem to be generic or not just right and by the time they find a gift they believe the recipient will like, are forced to pay a fortune in express shipping as they anxiously await to see if the items will arrive before the holiday. Help your donors give a hassle-free, one-of-a-kind gift that the recipients will LOVE this holiday… all while benefiting your cause!

This holiday season raise funds for your organization through a NO COST Holiday Auction. When looking for a gift for the holidays, gift givers want something that the recipient is going to be able to enjoy for a long time to come. Autographed memorabilia are the perfect gifts because they can be enjoyed time and time again and not to mention, there’s all kinds of memorabilia for every person out there! Whether you’re a fan of sports, movies, TV, politics or history, Sports Collectibles has unique items that will blow away your donors and their loved ones this holiday.
So how exactly do these holiday auctions work?

Sports Collectibles offers the auctions at no cost to the non-profit. We take care of everything including preparing the items, framing the products, and shipping the items securely to the winning bidders. This makes it purely a no risk, all reward auction!

Each piece of memorabilia provided for the auction comes on consignment. There are no consignment or set up fees to the non-profit for Sports Collectibles online auctions. If the items sell, your organization makes money. If the items do not sell, we simply put them back into stock to sell at a later date.

Sports Collectibles hand picks items in high demand this holiday season, as well as top selling items that are location specific to where your donors are located.

Sports Collectibles takes care of getting these items framed, professionally photographed and preparing all the data ready for upload into the BidPal platform. You simply enable the auction to go live through your OneCause account and share the auction with your supporters.

These items are set aside in our warehouse prior to the start of each auction, ready to be securely packed and shipped within 1 business day of the close of auction. Your organization provides us with the shipping information of the winning bidders or to your organization, for bidders that would like to pick up. All items are then shipped to each winner and arrive within 5 business days of the auction end, safely and securely. Tracking information is provided to your organization and each winning bidder for them to eagerly track their soon-to-be best gift they will give this year!

Non-profits are encouraged to add gift cards, vacations, or other items from their local communities (i.e. gym memberships & couple massages) to the auction to make it a one-stop-shop for multiple gifts this holiday season.

Invest In Trae Young Memorabilia Now

Even at 180 pounds soaking wet, Trae Young is destined to be a giant in the memorabilia industry. Despite playing on a rebuilding Hawks, Young is putting the league on notice. Trae Young burst onto the scene in 2017 when he was breaking scoring records at Oklahoma. In his one season in his hometown of Norman, OK, Young posted an unthinkable 27 points, 4 rebound and 8.7 assists line earning him 1st Team All-American Honors. As we have seen with undersized guards coming out of college, the skeptics were unsure if Young’s flashy game would translate to the pro level. Trae Young quieted his critics with a 1st Team All-Rookie team in 2018. The Hawks guard known as “Ice Trae” was efficient as a first year player and the momentum has shown early in 2019-2020.

Trae Young dazzled in his 2019 season opener with nearly posted a triple double in Detroit. Young’s unqiue style on the court has novice fans noticing his talents. The Hawks are one of the lesser followed teams in the sport but Trae Young will certainly be on network television often as his game has become must-see TV. Many experts have likened his game to that of a young Stephen Curry. The three point shooting, flashy passing and exceptional handles are on par with Curry. The sky is the limit for Trae Young at 21-years old. His Rookie card market has taken off with many collectors bidding his prices up. Keep an eye on where to get a Trae Young autograph for under $50. His signed cards are often posted to eBay with affordable starting bids.

Trae Young’s memorabilia market is growing rapidly with each big game. Signed Spalding Basketballs are the most common collectible selling on a daily basis. The Hawks unique black jersey with highlighter yellow are big sellers in the NBA shops, too. Young’s signature is relatively full compared to many other rookies. You will see a full “T”, followed with some wavy “rae”. The last name has a big, loopy “Y” with a decent “oung” behind it. It today’s signature climate, anything more than a first and last initial can be considered a small victory. We have not seen very many signatures with the #11 involved which is good and bad in case he ever changes numbers or teams. The best item to get signed to protect your long-term value is an official NBA basketball.

Players like Trae Young do not come around very often and when they do, it is a mad dash to get early signatures from the star. His market is growing rapidly as he makes his case for the Eastern Conference All Star team. Oklahoma basketball fans have had the privilege of seeing Blake Griffin and Buddy Hield but Trae Young was the most sensational of all of them. Young is now the face of the Hawks and soon could be the face of Atlanta sports who desperately need some positive news. The Hawks are a team on the rise and need to be taken seriously in 2019-2020.

If Myles Garrett Isn’t On Your Radar … He Should Be.

Watch out Tom, Myles Garrett and the Cleveland Browns defense are coming for you! After a week 7 bye, the Cleveland Browns, will travel to Gillette Stadium to take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The Browns defense have been showing that they are the real deal with Myles Garrett being tied for #1 in the league with 9 sacks and Joe Schobert being tied for #1 in the league with 62 tackles. Brady has been sacked 7 times in the last 2 games but has sneaked away with the win. The Patriots will play the New York Jets week 7 and if they win, they’ll be 7-0 facing the Browns. Can the Browns be the team to knock off the undefeated Patriots? Baker Mayfield will need to be perfect. Nick Chubb should be strong, as well as Jarvis Landry and OBJ.

This batch of Browns jerseys were signed in 2019 and were witnessed by JSA.

What makes Myles Garrett so unique is his personality. Myles off the field is a tranquil, thoughtful soul but on the field he is an absolute menace. Quarterbacks fear seeing, or not seeing #95 in brown coming on the edge. At only age 23, Myles Garrett has 29.5 career sacks. One pace for over a dozen per season. Garrett’s mantle will be full of trophies and accolades if he can continue that torrid pace. Cleveland who has been a laughing stock of the league during the 2010’s, nailed their 2017 1st Round pick with the kid out of Texas A&M, Myles “Flash” Garrett. Garrett should be considered for a long-term contract extension very soon.

In the sports memorabilia industry, Myles Garrett is a unicorn. Garrett has yet to conduct a public autograph signing and has only signed with us in 2019. From our signing in Cleveland, we have accumulated a great stock and variety of items: Trading Cards, Jerseys, Helmets, Football and Photos. Garrett gives a strong autograph.

For other Browns signed memorabilia and collectibles, check out our authentic Browns store.

Grandfathered In, Cubs’ Ross Changes Roles

The Chicago Cubs made a big change in the organization hiring fan-favorite David Ross. Some refer to the 2-time World Champ as “Grandpa Rossy” after he had a tour with Dancing with the Stars in 2017 after winning the World Series in his final year as a pro with the Cubs. The Last game being one of the biggest highlights of any career. He was pinch hitting in Game 7 of the World Series and in his only at bat hit a go-ahead Home Run to help lift the Cubs to their first World Series Championship in 108 years.

Will Cubs regret replacing their best Manager is club history?

Now the former Gator will face an even bigger challenge which is to help manage the Cubs team he was on only a few seasons ago to replicate the magic he helped create in 2016. After letting Joe Maddon depart for the job in Los Angles with the Angels and Mike Trout the Cubs decided to go with a guy that they already knew was a huge figure in the clubhouse before. He should be familiar with the pitching staff he caught back in 2016 with Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester and Pedro Strop. He will also be familiar with many of the position players that he will now be coaching daily. Guys like Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Jason Heyward, Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora, Javy Baez, Wilson Contreras and Addison Russell. Upper management has hinted personnel changes may be on the horizon with two subpar season for the high standard in Chicago.

This is the continuity that the front office of the Cubs wanted to keep together to help the Cubs get back to the World Series in 2020 and beyond. The other challenge for David Ross will be this upcoming offseason with the Cubs to help get players he and Theo believe can help the Cubs become a World Series contender. A poll on our Twitter page showed mixed reviews of both hirings. Which team got the better skipper?

NBA 2019-2020 Parity Comes in Twos

The upcoming NBA season should see parity that has been rare throughout the past three decades of NBA history. The reason, the rise of the ‘dynamic duo’ throughout the league. In Los Angeles of course there is Lebron James and the Lakers who have now added a dominant co-star in Anthony Davis, but there is also a new western power in the Los Angeles Clippers who now feature Paul George and 2019 NBA Finals MVP Kawhai Leonard. Down in Houston the Rockets have the ex-teammates turned megastars reunited in James Harden and Russell Westbrook, and as always still very much a factor in the west is the ‘Splash Brothers’ Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.

The Eastern Conference features some new marquee teams as well. The Philadelphia 76ers have become a popular pick to lead the way with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons there still ‘trusting the process’. But the Brooklyn Nets will feature Kyrie Irving (and eventually, though likely not this regular season) past league MVP Kevin Durant. The betting favorite to win the Eastern Conference is still the Milwaukee Bucks who have reigning league MVP ‘The Greek Freak’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and rising star Khris Middleton.

Watch Out, NBA! LeBron is healthy and poised for a big 2019-2020.

All these top talents teaming up has led to uncommon Vegas odds on who will be crowned the 2020 NBA Champions. There are 5 teams with odds that are 10-1 or better the Los Angeles Clippers lead the way at 3.5 to 1 followed closely by the Lakers at 4:1, then the Milwaukee Bucks at 6:1 and Houston Rockets at 8:1 and not far behind sits the Warriors at 12:1. Looking back before last season it was hard not to ignore the talk of the NBA becoming stale with the same teams meeting in the finals year after year. Flash forward one year and it seems the league is likely to see one of the most competitive and exciting seasons in decades and we for one are eager to see it!