Nikola Jokic: The low-key Serb star who stormed NBA – Sports

News Desk (AFP)

Belgrade, Serbia   ●  
Thu, June 10, 2021


Nikola Jokic is not your usual NBA Most Valuable Player — slightly doughy, not the quickest, media-shy and he rarely dunks.

His playing style is typical of the game developed in the former Yugoslavia described as “jazz basketball” — a style that relies on improvisation and individual creativity rather than speed and sheer power.

And the 26-year-old Nuggets superstar is also typical in another way: his calm, modest personality reflecting his background in rural northern Serbia.

The down-to-earth persona helped to bring

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Sports Card Boom: This childhood hobby has turned into big business

For many, collecting sports cards was a childhood hobby. But now, ‘the hobby’ is big business.

“I’ve got waitlists starting for products I won’t even have for two or three months. I’ve got people that want me to call them as soon as it gets here and give them a price,” said Don ‘DJ’ Joss, owner of DJ’s Sportscards in Renton.

Joss knows the sports card industry well.

“I try to have every price range in here. You can walk in with a dollar or two and get a stack of Griffey cards or some quarter stuff. You can find

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A doctor who died from Covid-19 left his family a sports card collection worth $20 million

(Tampa, Florida) May 17, 2021 – The extensive collection of old baseball cards passionately assembled over four decades by Tampa, Florida neurologist Thomas Newman, who died at age 73 this past January from COVID-19 complications, has now been estimated to be worth over $20 million. Some of the one-of-a-kind cards and sports memorabilia date back to the 1880s.

Historic collection of Dr. Thomas Newman, who died of COVID-19, is valued at $20+ million, according to sports auctioneer Memory Lane. “He began avidly collecting in the early 1980s to replace the treasured cards of his youth his mother had tossed out.”

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