Here is a quick rundown of card manufacturers’ plans for wrapper redemption programs at the National Convention. Many companies are offering new sets/cards each day of the July 31-Aug. 4 event.
Media outlets always ask about the current card market. When they start talking about how today’s market pales in comparison to two decades ago, I know they are only talking about the modern card market.
The complete sets stole the show at the recent Mile High Card Co. auction. A 1966 Topps set totaled nearly $130,000, with impressive prices reached for football and hockey sets as well.
Dr. Price announced Sport Kings will now be part of In the Game Inc., and offers a preview of Series F, which will include autograph cards of Shaquille O’Neal, among others.
Mile High Card Co. rolls out an auction filled with trading cards dedicated to the four major sports, headlined by complete sets in baseball, football and hockey that are among the best in the PSA Set Registry.
Memory Lane’s latest I Own It Now Sale tallied more than $620,000 in sales involving 350 lots. Twenty lots brought more than $5,000 each.
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.
Panini America has announced Tim Franz as its new director of sales. Franz previously worked for Donruss, Fleer and Topps.
Topps staged a great attack on the Bowman baseball card reign in 1952, so Bowman bounced back in 1953 with original color photography, star appeal, multi-player cards and for the first time statistics on the back of Bowman cards.
Organizers for the 2013 Industry Summit have announced a record number of attendees registered for this year’s event, which will also include a visit by ESPN’s Michelle Steele to tape segments for the network’s Mint Condition episodes.