2023 Bowman Draft Baseball is due out December 12 but Topps will offer a pre-order on Tuesday.
Hobby Jumbo boxes with three Chrome Prospect autographs and Super Jumbo boxes with five autos will be offered. Cases of each will also be available.
They’ll both go on sale beginning at noon Eastern time here.
Thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of 1986-87 Fleer basketball cards and stickers from the Phoenix area offices of Sportscards.com last week.
The cards were slated to become part of a 2024 release under the company’s Jersey Fusion brand that includes swatches of game-used memorabilia. Some of the cards are autographed.
Sportscards.com says hundreds of cards were stolen in a break-in that took place in the early morning hours of Nov. 9. The cards were graded by Beckett and encased in holders along with the swatches of memorabilia.
The company released surveillance images of the thieves, including the vehicle used in the theft.
The company is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of the cards.
Hybrid Grading Approach (HGA) has been sold.
The Knoxville, TN-based authentication and grading firm has been acquired by entrepreneurs Josh Smith and Trevor Jones. Both men are owners of the tech firm that developed HGA’s software. The two “have been working together on different projects for over ten years,” according to a news release.
HGA says it has graded nearly 500,000 sports and TCG cards since its founding in February 2021.
Lelands is making its 57,000-lot archive of auction prices available to WorthPoint, a database for valuing antiques and collectibles. The partnership provides over 20 years of sales data spanning sports cards, autographs, game memorabilia, and pop culture collectibles.
“We are excited to work with WorthPoint to provide Lelands’ pricing history information to collectors,” said Michael Heffner, president of Lelands. “We are proud of our strong track record, and we’re happy to add to the database of results for WorthPoint subscribers’ access.”
With the addition of Leland’s results, WorthPoint says it is on track to provide the industry’s largest pricing source for sports memorabilia and related collectibles.
“WorthPoint and Lelands shared the goal to bring pricing transparency to buyers and sellers,” Seippel said. “The sports memorabilia category is one of the fastest-growing segments of the hobby, so our database must provide the most relevant and timely valuations from reputable sellers like Lelands.”