Digital consultant/author/speaker/Jets fan Gary Vaynerchuk got his start in business by buying and selling sports cards as a youngster growing up in Edison, NJ. He’s made a lot of money since then but lately he’s gotten back into his roots a bit by posting about some recent dabbles into the world sports card buying and selling.
One of his earliest ventures was an offshoot of his family’s liquor store–an internet show called Wine Library TV. He’s still a part of that world, too, but he took time out from an annual wine tasting event Monday night to open some old sports card packs live on Facebook with Vintage Breaks. If you watch the full video, he also talks about planning to go to next year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. “I’m coming guns a’ blazing,” he promised.
Panini has acquired the rights to produce English Premier League cards and stickers beginning next year. The announcement came at the Brand Licensing Europe 2018 event in England. The agreement also covers digital releases.
Topps had held the EPL contract and will continue to produce material for the 2018-19 season.
The new deal is a return to some roots in Europe for Panini. You can read about it here.
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