Just a few days after founder Brian Gray stepped down as CEO, Leaf Trading Cards has named Kevin O’Neil as his replacement.
Throughout a long career, O’Neil has worked for several card makers but his longest tenure was at Topps, where he spent more than ten years and was employed until recently.
Josh Pankow and Gregg Kohn will now become vice presidents for Texas-based Leaf.
“I’m both excited and proud to be named the next CEO of Leaf Trading Cards,” O’Neil stated. “This position comes with big shoes to fill along with the responsibility of continuing to produce highly collectible innovative products.”
Around 2,000 collectors turned out for the summer edition of the Denver Card Show over the weekend.
The nearly 200-table show put together by promoter Jon Scanlon at a local hotel/convention center offered a variety of new and vintage cards and memorabilia.
Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy signed autographs on Sunday.
Check out a few more photos from the show below.
The next show is set for Oct. 28 and 29 at the Crown Plaza Convention Center.
A long running Massachusetts sports card show is back on the docket.
Doug Keating of Cardboard Promotions, who started the Mansfield show as a college freshman in 1991, then watched COVID and a sudden increase in rent put a clamp on things for a while, is back in business at the familiar location between Boston and Providence, RI.
The show returns to the EnVision Hotel, formerly the Holiday Inn, on Sept. 16. That’s the same location where the show had taken place for 29 years.
Keating says the new hotel management brought rates back down and he was able to keep the show in the location where it had been held starting in 1991.
The upcoming show will feature 78 vendor tables. Hockey Hall of Famer Gerry Cheevers, Red Sox Hall of Famer Bob Stanley and 1967 Red Sox “Impossible Dream” member Darrell Brandon will be on hand to sign autographs. Hourly door prizes, including a chance for one collector to open boxes of cards with Stanley, are part of the fun.
Keating also runs similar shows at the Holiday Inn in Dedham, with one taking place earlier this month.
Labor Day, Columbus Day and Black Friday shows are among those on the future docket.
More info is available on the Cardboard Promotions website.
There’s a new centering tool available for collectors who prepare cards for grading.
Edge Grading says it uses image processing to calculate a card’s centering percentages and allows manual adjustments for photos of cards with cases or non-standard borders.
An image is created that shows the card with its centering lines, which can help determine whether the card’s grade will be impacted when it’s submitted. Denver Card Show August 2023 video