From the Industry Summit in Las Vegas, Panini America announced it has reached an exclusive multi-year autograph agreement with Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg. First product to feature Strasburg will be 2012 Prizm Baseball ion April.
It’s been 75 years since Johnny Vander Meer tossed back-to-back no hitters, an accomplishment yet to be topped in Major League Baseball. A new website looks at the accomplishments of Vander Meer, while also serving as a portal for a new children’s eBook about a Cincinnati Reds batboy.
Aside from through-the-mail requests and meeting him on tour events, another way to get signed Arnold Palmer memorabilia is to enter in the latest contest from Lamkin golf grips.
Topps’ reign as the exclusive trading card of Major League Baseball will remain through 2020 it was announced today.
Panini America has announced Tim Franz as its new director of sales. Franz previously worked for Donruss, Fleer and Topps.
SCP Auctions has a big-time auction scheduled for April 10-27. Among the personal collections of John Havlicek, Steve Garvey, Rollie Fingers and many others will be iconic game-used jersey from Reggie Jackson (Game 6 of 1977 World Series) and Wayne Gretzky (1980-81 Edmonton Oilers).
Canada’s version of Comic-Con is taking place this August, and the four-day event that draws 100,000 to Toronto is adding sports stars to the agenda this year, including appearances by Joe Montana, Bobby Orr, Joe Sakic, Gordie Howe and even Hulk Hogan.
Las Vegas sports exhibit, SCORE!, serves up impressive memorabilia, interactive exhibits and the local flair for the dramatic. Among those associated with the project are the Basketball Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame and Boxing Hall of Fame.
Chicago Cubs fans and season ticket holders will receive an exclusive card set produced by Topps that will offer classic card designs of current and former players.
A life-long admiration of Pete Maravich led to a massive collection and new pictorial book about the flashy guard, from LSU through the pros and beyond.