Topps has released a pair of new products.
2023 Archives Signature Series Baseball Active Player Edition offers a single hand-signed, serially numbered card enclosed in a Topps Authenticated case.
Over 130 players signed for the product so obviously some boxes will be better than others. Dual autographed cards are also in the mix.
Boxes are available via Topps’ website for $69.99.
Also out now: 2023 Bowman 1st Edition Baseball. Arriving just ahead of the regular Bowman product, 1st Edition boxes offer 24 packs with 10 cards per pack and are listed at $279 per box.
Dennis Rodman’s 1998 Fleer Ultra Basketball Masterpieces 1/1 sold for $81,000 Thursday night in PWCC’s Premier Auction to become The Worm’s all-time highest selling solo trading card.
Graded PSA 8, the card was the rarest parallel included in the 1998 Fleer Ultra set and one of the earliest examples of a 1/1 card ever produced.
BGS graded the card a Near Mint+ 8.5.
A new record price was also set for any WWE trading card when the 2022 Black Prizm parallel of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson netted $126,000. Graded PSA 7, the 1/1 card is from the first Panini WWE Prizm trading card set ever released.
The card features a holofoil image of The Rock slamming Stone Cold Steve Austin down on the mat.
In all, 298 lots sold for over $8.4 million.
Other sales included:
- 2017 National Treasures Holo Gold Patrick Mahomes Rookie Patch Auto (# /10) BGS 9 $144,000
- 2017 Panini Flawless Platinum Patrick Mahomes 1/1 Rookie Auto PSA 10 $108,000
- 2020 National Treasures Black Joe Burrow Rookie Patch Auto (#/5) PSA 9 $102,000
- 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 8 $114,000
- 1969 Topps White Letter Mickey Mantle variation PSA 8 $81,000
The stick used by Connor McDavid for his 400th NHL career point back in 2019 is among several game-used and game-worn items from the Edmonton Oilers superstar now on the block through MeiGray.
McDavid was still using the stick when he completed his fifth career hat trick in the game against Anaheim.
A helmet used in last season’s playoffs, a stick from last year’s All-Star Game, gloves and other items are offered in an auction that runs through May 11.
Arkansas collector Jeremy Dunson was feeling low after his mom passed away but he turned a sad event into something special.
Dunson plastered baseball cards on the walls from floor to ceiling and turned the floor into a baseball diamond.
The local newspaper caught up to him for a story.