Topps sold 12,387 Bryce Harper Phillies NOW cards in 24 hours between Sunday and Monday afternoon. That’s the third most regular NOW all-time behind the one they produced when Shohei Ohtani signed with the Angels (17,323) and another made for Aaron Judge’s rookie home run record in late September 2017 (16,138).
Topps also produced two more Harper cards and accompanying mini-posters on Monday (one is pictured above). Those are also on-demand products and will be available through Friday afternoon.
The Ocean City Music Pier will host its second annual sports card and memorabilia show on Saturday, March 30.
Darren Sproles and Matt Stairs are the autograph guests and will also participate in a Q&A session. Tickets for that event include an autograph and photo with more details available here.
Show hours will be 10 AM-5 PM.
Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 12-and-under, with tickets available at the door. Vendors interested in participating can call or email Lauren at 609-525-9282 or [email protected]
He went to his first Major League Baseball game was the night of the moon landing nearly 50 years ago. David Brunelle casually collected cards as a kid, too, but they didn’t join him on the journey to adulthood. That all changed in 1994.
Now living in Fullerton, CA, Brunelle had taken his oldest son Sean to a Little League game. Afterward, Sean asked to attend a local baseball card show to look for cards of Ken Griffey Jr. Spotting some cards from his youth as his son looked through boxes for Griffey cards, Brunelle rediscovered his childhood. He bought a 1951 Bowman Ted Williams and soon, going to card shows was a habit. After acquiring a few other big name Hall of Famers, Brunelle decided to try and collect a card of every player in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
His collection is almost complete at 230 cards. He owns several 19th century cards but still needs two to complete the run.
“A lot of these cards from the 1880s are getting more and more difficult to find,” he told Emerson Little of the Fullerton Observer. “The price and the value has gone up substantially because baseball cards are not about who, they’re about the rarity. Most of the old, old stuff from the 1880s and 1890s are all from auctions and are all very difficult to get.”
He tells the story of his collection in the video below.