Topps’ parent company is surveying hobby shops, breakers and online sellers.
Fanatics posted an online form Tuesday afternoon that has several questions listed. They say they’re trying to gain insight into the businesses that sell sports and entertainment cards.
“We’re taking steps to improve our business and that doesn’t happen without valuable, direct feedback from those who work in the sports and trading card business every single day,” they wrote. “Please note that these responses will not determine allocation, but rather allow us to properly address your needs comprehensively as we continue to build programs to support you and your growing business.”
PSA graded nearly one million cards in July. The company says it shipped 961,602 cards back to customers last month.
In June, the company graded 887,723 sports and non-sports cards. Basketball topped the list at 245,864.
Over half of the items graded in July were from sets from 2010 and later. Among most graded players were Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, Tom Brady, Mike Trout and Fernando Tatis, Jr. The 1990-91 Fleer Jordan and ’92 Topps Shaq were the top two graded cards.
So far in 2022, PSA has graded and shipped over six million cards and is nearing the end of its massive backlog that reached 12-13 million cards at one point.
Look for more six and seven-figure modern cards to change hands later this month.
PWCC’s Elite Auction includes a 2000 Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket Tom Brady autograph graded BGS 9.5. One of 100 made, it’s already at $650,000 with more than a week left.
An unnumbered Brady Rookie Ticket Auto—one of just 13 graded PSA 10—is at $340,000.
A 2009-10 Steph Curry National Treasures Rookie Patch Autograph (# to 99) has reached $400,000. Another copy in the same BGS 9.5 grade sold for $450,000 last weekend at Goldin.
The auction also has the highest graded copy of the rare 1958 Americana Futebol Pele rookie card—a PSA 6.
It’s at $110,000, blowing away the previous record for one of the soccer legend’s earliest cards ($28,800) just set in January.
The cards were originally hand cut and inserted into albums or mailed in for a prize, leaving few existing high grade examples.
Upper Deck may still have the NHL exclusive license for trading cards but they are partnering with Fanatics on a 2021-22 Series 2 Factory set.
The 200-card sets come with a six-card bonus pack that includes three Young Guns and three Purple parallels.
The sets should ship immediately Check them out here.
The batting helmet used by Seattle Mariners’ rookie star Julio Rodriguez in the All-Star Game is at MLB Auctions. The high bid as of now is a little over $3,000.
Items from the Royals-Dodgers game in Kansas City will be going up for auction both with proceeds benefitting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.
The Royals will wear 1945 Kansas City Monarchs home uniforms, and the Dodgers will wear 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers away uniforms, both jerseys that Jackie Robinson would have worn.
All uniform auction proceeds will directly benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.