The start of the MLB season means Topps NOW is back to producing cards for events surrounding the season. Several cards are typically produced for each day’s games. They’re priced at $9.99–but can be had for less in quantity. The release of card #2 featured Dr. Anthony Fauci and generated quite a bit of mainstream media publicity. The card sold 51,512 copies, far and away the biggest total of a NOW baseball card ever produced, a total that far exceeded the 19,396 cards ordered for a card commemorating Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s debut in April of last year.
The cards were only available for 24 hours. They’re being sold on eBay for significant profits.
The return of sports–touch and go as it may still seem–should be good news for the hobby as a whole.
Even though baseball’s 2020 Opening Day was a lot different than normal, KOLN-KGIN TV in Lincoln, NE stopped by Wes’ Baseball Cards for a story that aired during a recent newscast.
MLB Auctions will have some authenticated memorabilia from 2020 games but some of it is being given away through various promotions. At some parks, fans who purchased cut outs of themselves for placement in the stands, will receive the ball if a player’s home run hits them on the fly.
There’s a nicely centered SGC 7 (NM) 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle on eBay right now, if you’ve got more than a few extra bucks available.
As of now, the August 21-23 sports card show at the Delta Marriott Convention Center in Dallas is still on. Last month’s event was the largest card show in the country to resume operations in the wake of COVID-19.