A couple of stories appeared in newspapers. In this one, which appeared in several Upper Midwest papers, a reporter spoke with collectors in Minnesota but once again compared the current industry to the explosive growth of the late 1980s and early 1990s, which tends to be the theme all too often.
Meanwhile, a local columnist in Winnipeg talked with local shop owner Mike Bergmann about the excitement over Connor McDavid and also Bergmann’s efforts to make the hobby shop a fun place to hang out again. Click this link to read.
The hobby also got some online interest from a national magazine aimed at broadcast professionals. Broadcasting & Cable Magazine offered a story and a Q&A with Topps VP of Product Development Clay Luraschi about the company’s brand, the signing of Buster Posey, the impact of this year’s rookies on the card business, the state of collecting and the push to apps like BUNT.
A fun little video from the YES Network, which cornered some former Yankees and got them to talk about some of their old baseball card poses.
National Sports Collectors Convention co-founder Mike Berkus talked with ESPN about the upcoming show in Chicago. If you can’t see the video, click here.