The Battersbox, located in Tomball, TX, sells at major shows, through a catalog and has an eBay store with over 200,000 cards in their inventory. According to owner Paul Sjolin, all are fine.
“A couple of miles from our office is under water,” he told us. “Most of my employees haven’t made it to the office, but we are operating and shipping packages.”
Rain is still falling in the Houston area and is expected to continue off and on through Friday.
What do you do if your card collection is in jeopardy during a flood? As we reported a day ago, one card dealer took much of his collection to a local bank as Harvey pushed toward Houston.
At Forbes.com, David Seideman tells a couple of tales worth reading. One collector rode out Hurricane Andrew, alongside hundreds of thousands of cards, which were saved. Another left his cards with his parents in New Orleans who were helpless as a levee behind their home broke and swallowed up thousands of cards. He and his brother returned to the disaster and broke down the door to the room where they were stored, picking up a small bag of waterlogged cardboard.
“I just opened it and was immediately met with the smell I will always know as Katrina – a mix of mold, decay and dampness.”
Topps NOW has created cards for last Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather-Connor McGregor fight including some that are signed by Mayweather.
There are two different unsigned cards at $9.99 (cheaper in quantity) and Mayweather will sign 90 others, serial numbered from 49 to 1/1. Apparently Floyd isn’t cheap to pin down for autographs.
Prices for the signed cards started at $749 with the 1/1 at a whopping $4,999. Nevertheless, the most expensive cards were gone within an hour.
You can check them all out here.