He’s had a few well-chronicled issues in recent months, but actor Charlie Sheen is fired up about getting back to work–and still loves baseball memorabilia.
The star of Major League and now, CBS’ Two and a Half Men, settled in for a half hour conversation with Dan Patrick Monday. They talked about a lot of things, some of which probably had CBS executives feeling uneasy. However, the two also talked a little about baseball, including some of the pricey items in Sheen’s collection.
He sold off several items a few years ago, but still has a 1941 Ted Williams road jersey and some Babe Ruth items.
Panini will join other card manufacturers at the Industry Summit in Las Vegas next month.
The company will use its Industry Summit participation to announce what it claims is “an unprecedented investment in Panini America-certified independent card and collectible retailers and distributors.”
While company executives declined to reveal specifics, they did say they plan to position their certified hobby stores as the primary place to obtain the company’s licensed trading cards and collectibles.
“We will have a concerted effort this year designed to help make the neighborhood hobby shop the destination spot for collectors. Panini Authorized Retailers will be first and foremost in our consideration for hobby marketing activations,” said Jason Howarth, Panini America’s Vice President of Marketing. “Detailing the importance of social media initiatives to our company’s growth and leadership standing will also play a key role in our Summit presence.”
2010-11 Panini Gold Standard basketball will be the company’s next high-end NBA card set. The product releases May 25 in 12-card packs that carry a suggested retail price of $200.
The 12 cards will include three autographs, two memorabilia cards and seven more inserts, all numbered to 299 or less.
L.A. collector Juan Martinez writes about it for L.A. Examiner.