About 120 footballs are expected to be used in the game in the game between New England and Seattle at the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Arizona. All will be “marked” by PSA/DNA to combat counterfeiting.
Panini America has big plans for the NFL Experience, including three special card sets — one devoted to the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, one devoted to 16 of the greatest moments in Super Bowl history and one devoted to the hometown Arizona Cardinals.
Len Brown’s first big job at Topps involved the 1960 Topps Baseball issue; Brown details his involvement here, from writing the backs, to dealing with trades to the gray vs/ white colors.
Clean Sweep Auctions presents a wide-reaching lineup, from a 1952 Mantle to rare signed pieces to game-used equipment. Bidding ends Jan. 28.
Collecting on the Big Island: Hawaii doesn’t sound like a collector’s paradise, but big-time athletes come to compete, and collecting is alive and well.
Third-party grading has grown by leaps and bounds in the card hobby, and prices has skyrocketed as a result for those in high grades. PSA and SGC are the heavyweights in third-party card grading; Orlando and Hileman share details on how the process has changed.
Three shop owners explain how the move online has benefited their businesses. For some, nearly all of their business is online, while others use the medium to tout new products and upcoming promotions.
Goldin Auctions is offering its most diverse lineup to date, with items ranging from a Joe DiMaggio Jersey to James Dean notebook. Also included are vintage cards, presidential signed documents and items related to Hollywood’s elite.
A new feature, called PSA Shop Button, lets you conveniently find nearly every card offered online, including those that will either upgrade or fill a hole in your set.
Topps has appointed Jeremy Strauser as General Manager of Digital, hoping to further capitalize on the popular apps such as Topps BUNT.