It looks like “drops” will be a regular part of how Fanatics sells trading cards. On Monday, the company released another product using a 24-hour window in which collectors can commit to buy a certain product.
This time, it’s a 2021 Mosaic Football retail box with 32 cards, priced at $29.99.
The drop lasts until Tuesday at 2 PM Eastern time with Fanatics charging customers after that time only if they were one of the selected buyers. The info is available here.
Topps sold 5,417 copies of a card commemorating Rachel Balkovec, the first woman to manage a pro baseball team, through its NOW platform.
On Monday, they launched cards for Hunter Greene, the flamethrowing Reds pitcher who won his MLB debut on Sunday and for Seiyo Suzuki, who hit his first home run in a loss to the Brewers at Wrigley Field.
The cards are priced at $9.99 (less in quantity) via this page on Topps’ website.
Upper Deck is offering a Game Dated Moments card of Tiger Woods’ return to Augusta last Thursday. It’s available through the company’s ePack program for $5.99.
Leaf is producing the first basketball card product under the old Pro Set brand it now owns. The checklist for 2022 Pro Set Power will include current players along with college and some graduating high school players.
Each box will have seven cards—all carrying signatures, including some big name NBA stars like Steph Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo. It’s due out in May.
Robbie’s First Base, the Baltimore area shop that was the subject of an ABC reality show several years ago, is still serving collectors and cracking jokes. Baltimore Magazine caught up with owner Robbie Davis and crew.
A 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite LeBron James rookie became the latest $1 million card over the weekend. The BGS 9 example sold through Goldin.
The auction also saw one of the 13 PSA 9 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle cards go for $540,000—a record price. There are two ’52 Bowman Mantle cards graded 10 in PSA’s pop report.
A 1952 Topps Mantle PSA 7 netted $336,000.
A 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Gold Prizm Lionel Messi (2/10) PSA 10 sold for $522,000. The consignor was Ripping Wax, Inc., a Miami-based company that specializes in high end soccer cards and stickers.
Also sold: a pair of 1984-85 Michael Jordan game-used shoes ($486,000) and a 2018 Panini National Treasures Josh Allen Holo Gold rookie, numbered 3/10 ($312,000).