Panini America has announced its plans for next week’s National Sports Collectors Convention.
Among the highlights: the annual Live Redemption Trade-Up program is back with collectors who hold multiple unfulfilled autograph redemption cards that are at least four months old can make a deal for another card.
The Silver Pack program is back on a limited scale with collectors offered special NSCC exclusive packs just for buying certain Panini trading card products at a trio of major retailers who’ll be set up at the show.
Box Wars and free kids breaks are also in the works, according to the company. Full details are here.
eBay (booth 876) is a corporate sponsor again this year and will have some promotions as well including $10 coupons you can use on your next purchase on the website, prize drawings and giveaways.
Attendees who want to list items while at the show can utilize photo boxes they’ll have set up and arrange for 1-on-1 consultations with staff.
In September of last year, Collectable offered shares of a 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 10 for $25 with an overall IPO price of $2.5 million. An offer of $3 million was received late last week, but after putting the vote to shareholders, someone else offered $3.1 million.
A shareholder vote resulted in 85% expressing support for the new deal and in a 4-1 vote, Collectable’s advisory committee voted to accept the offer.
Investors will receive $29.88 per share, a 15.4% return.
Only two 1953 Topps Mantle cards have been rated 10 by PSA.
Collectable also announced plans to debut a trio of collecting-focused YouTube shows beginning this week.
The Panel will include a discussion about new offerings on the platform and other hobby topics. Host Bram Weinstein will join auction executives David Kohler, Mike Heffner and Jesse Craig along with long-time industry veteran Nick Cepero. That show will debut Thursday.
Collectable Weekly is a video version of the company’s Collectable Daily podcast with Alan Goldsher. Premiering July 23, the show will feature interviews and a chat with CEO Ezra Levine.
Both of those shows will be produced by Emmy winner Chris Corbellini (HBO’s Hard Knocks).
What’s It Worth will delve into the appraisal side of sports collectibles with PSA appraiser Michael Osacky. It will begin August 4.
All three will stream on Collectable’s YouTube channel.
Over 30 Milwaukee Bucks playoff jerseys have arrived on the NBA Auctions platform.
Green “Earned Edition” jerseys from Game1 of their first round playoff series against Atlanta and white “Association Edition” jerseys from Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Phoenix are being offered.
The first round jerseys close this Thursday while the auction for the shirts from the Bucks first Finals game in 50 years will run through August 5.
Not surprisingly, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s two jerseys are attracting the most attention with his first Finals jersey approaching $30,000 in early bidding. Those worn by Bucks stars Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez and fan favorite Bobby Portis are among the others up for sale.