Expect big sales of this one.
As per usual they’re $9.99 (less in quantity) and available via this page on Topps’ website.
Serial numbered gold and autographed versions sold out almost immediately on Wednesday. Some of the autographed cards are now on eBay.
ESPN.com has a story on the world of high stakes prospecting through the eyes of an investor who paid $474,000 for the 2020 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Jasson Dominguez 1/1 Superfractor.
The Ty Cobb Museum’s annual baseball card fundraiser is back. Starting Thursday, they’ll be selling a new Cobb trading card—this one focused on an item in the museum’s collection.
Proceeds from the $10 card will benefit the museum, located in Cobb’s hometown of Royston, GA.
Which school appears to best understand trading cards, collectors and NIL?
Boise State, which teamed up with a local food store chain to make packs of cards with every player on the football team.
Some of the most prominent players will get a little extra for signing autographs on the cards, according to this story from Front Office Sports, which chronicled the whole concept.
Hasbro and Fanatics launched their new line of NBA figures last month. Hasbro says it would be producing NFL figures, but not until next year. There’s no word on whether MLB or NHL figures are in the works.
The new products are quite a bit different than the original line launched in the 80s, with some moveable parts, a larger size and bigger price. Some of the NBA’s biggest names were part of the first series.
PSA is now grading Funko Pop! Figures. The packaged figures have been popular with some collectors since their launch several years ago, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in sales.
Recently, an extremely rare two-pack sold for $100,000, setting a new record price for a Funko Pop!
PSA has hired new graders who specialize in the vinyl figures and the division will operate in a new space at the company’s headquarters. PSA will encapsulate each Pop! in a UV-resistant, tamper-evident case that shows off the item’s certification details such as exclusivity, variant and year.
“We’ve been grading autographs on Pop! boxes since early 2021 and we couldn’t wait to build and train a top-notch team that can also authenticate and grade the Pop! box themselves,” said Nat Turner, CEO of PSA’s parent company, Collectors. “The growth and enthusiasm for these and other collectible toys over the past decade has been astounding.”
PSA is partnering with nonprofit POPS! For Patients, a cause that collects and donates Pops! to children across the country.