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.
Football collectors love the rookies, and a highly touted one for the 2013 draft is former West Virginia signal caller Geno Smith. The quarterback has signed an autograph and trading card deal with Panini.
It’s like Christmas in late January for baseball fans and card collectors – 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball released on Wednesday, and for the past few days, people have been talking about the set’s features. Here is what’s available.
There are a bevy of new insert sets that will have collectors clamoring to crack these packs of SP Game-Used Hockey. First up are the “Draft Day Marks” autograph cards that profile talented rookies and veterans on the day they were drafted.
Topps first attempt at hockey cards for 1954-55 didn’t win over fans immediately, but nearly 60 years later, the set grows on you. With bright colors, unique card back information and a manageable size, the set is a hit among hockey collectors.
Leaf Trading Cards has purchased the tennis trading card business from Ace Authentic, making Leaf the sole supplier of licensed trading cards focusing on the sport of tennis.
Details of the new product line for Sochi 2014 have not yet been determined, but as with the summer collection, the winter edition will include Team USA’s top Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls. It will also feature authentic autographed cards from top athletes, a highly sought-out feature for collectors and sports fans.
Panini’s Black Friday promotion was one of the highlights in sports cards last year, and the company is gearing up for another groundbreaking promotion this year. Here are some initial details, with much more to come in the next week or so.