Expect to dig up lots of Rockies and Broncos merch, from Beanie bears and custom-framed cards to blind boxes of sports cards or baseballs signed by Tulo and Cargo. What’s the best discovery Bakken has ever made? “I once had a guy with a storage locker full of collectible cards, who wanted an appraisal,” he says. “I found Hall of Fame Mickey Mantles and Hank Aaron — he had a lot of great stuff in there. He thought he might have a couple hundred dollars’ worth, but it ended up being in the hundreds of thousands! He inherited the locker from his uncle.”
Perhaps you won’t be as lucky, but it’s still fun to look — and maybe grab a last-second lift for a sports lover. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel Denver-Westminster, 8773 Yates Drive in Westminster, and admission is free; go to www.facebook.com/5280sc for details.
Sat., Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2012