Court documents say the man federal authorities are looking for in connection with the theft and destruction of Yogi Berra’s championship rings, Roger Maris’ MVP award and Hickok belt and other sports memorabilia from various museums threatened his co-conspirators.
According to the Times-Tribune of Scranton, Nicholas Dombek threatened to poison and kill one man when the investigation first began in 2019.
Panini America says collectors who are still holding basketball card redemptions from 2010 to 2019 and are between $10-$15 will soon be receiving 2022-23 Prizm Sparkle packs in their place.Redemptions typically happen when players don’t sign their cards in time for packout and some are never fulfilled for one reason or another. In recent years, Panini has come up with various programs and packs as some sort of compensation for those.
The packs for older, lower cost basketball redemptions will feature:
- Blue Sparkle parallels: Numbered to 144
- Gold Sparkle parallels: Numbered to 24
- Green Sparkle parallels: Numbered to 8
Users will be receiving email notifications once their packs have been shipped.
Rare Golden Mirror Image variations are back in 2023 Topps Series 2 and Blowout Cards is once again offering a six-figure bounty for the first person to collect the entire 330-card set.
The gold backed short prints have new images and parallel the regular base set.
In a promotion for a new app, one collector teamed up with others in the Series 1 chase, opening hundreds of cases and buying the variations online to collect a $250,000 bounty.
Blowout’s bounty this time is $222,222.22. The deadline for completion is August 7.
Leaf has signed an exclusive trading card deal with the Pro Bowler’s Association.
“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with the Professional Bowlers Association,” said Brian Gray, CEO. “The PBA has a dedicated and passionate fan base, and we are excited to bring them an authentic and engaging collecting experience. Our trading cards will showcase the incredible talent and achievements of PBA players, capturing the essence of the sport in every pack.”
Two individual autographed cards of Kyle Troup and EJ Tackett are being sold as online exclusives now.
More cards will launch this fall.
“This partnership with Leaf allows the PBA to break into an industry that has seen tremendous growth in recent years,” said Lev Ekster, the Chief Strategy Officer at Bowlero Corp. “We are excited about the entertainment and promotional opportunities for our athletes in the burgeoning sports trading card market.”
Nebraska collector Mike Jones has been spreading some baseball card love at the College World Series in Omaha.
He brought his ‘Packs 4 Pals’ program to the event, passing out small home made packs of cards to youngsters who stopped by his booth. He’s donated a huge amount of cards over the years in a variety of ways and hopes to share a spirit of giving with impressionable folks who share his love for the game.
KMTV caught up to him outside the ballpark one recent sunny afternoon.
He’s always looking for donated cards, too. You can reach out here.
Robert Edward Auctions will be working with longtime Hall of Fame artist Dick Perez at the National Sports Collectors Convention next month.
Perez will be at the REA booth July 26-30 to meet collectors and discuss the upcoming documentary, The Diamond King.