A daylight burglary at a hobby shop in Calgary.
According to an understandably frustrated Maple Leaf Sports, someone broke into the shop about 7:10 Saturday morning. The store’s security camera captured the whole thing (with sound).
Saturday morning at 7:10 AM we had an uninvited visitor.
If anyone recognizes this asshat, please contact us directly. pic.twitter.com/qhgGoUfOnL
— Maple Leaf Sports (@MLS_Calgary) June 14, 2020
The thief made off with several cases of hockey cards, including 2019/20 SP Authentic, 19/20 Upper Deck Series 2 Hobby, 19/20 O-Pee-Chee, 19/20 SP Game Used and 17/18 Upper Deck The Cup.
Lastly, here’s the (stolen) vehicle he was driving.
Black Chevy Yukon XL
Alberta License Plates
— Maple Leaf Sports (@MLS_Calgary) June 15, 2020
Sports cards are still pretty hot and it doesn’t matter if you don’t live in a state where there are no major professional sports franchises.
Tony Sibert runs a shop in Evergreen, Montana (population 7,600). He told a local newspaper he’s had to put a limit on product purchases and is seeing a lot of very savvy youngsters actively involved.
In Chattanooga, Tennessee, there was also coverage on the hot market with hobby shops in the area doing online box breaks watched by customers around the globe and selling plenty inside the store, too.
The Times Free Press also did a nice interview with King Saladeen, one of the artists in Topps Project 2020.
MLB and its players continue their unpopular stalemate, but the WNBA not only announced a schedule for an abbreviated 2020 season on Monday, it’ll get a new basketball card set.
2020 WNBA Prizm from Panini will have 12 packs of 12 cards with two autographs (stickers, it appears) and 22 Prizms at a cost of around $120. Current stars and former greats will sign for the product, which is expected to arrive on August 21.