Topps has launched the first element of its new partnership with Derek Jeter. The first in a series of ‘Career Retrospective’ Topps Now cards went online over the weekend. Done in a Chrome style, the first card commemorates his 2017 jersey retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium.
Individual cards and autographed versions are being offered. If you order a standard unsigned card, there’s a chance you’ll get a serial-numbered refractor. Look for: /99 Refractor, /49 Blue Refractor, /25 Purple Refractor, /10 Red Refractor, /5 Orange Refractor, /1 SuperFractors. The parallels, of course, would replace the base card in your order.
The cards will be available throughout the month of May on the Topps website.
A complete set of 1986-87 Fleer basketball including stickers with each card graded PSA 10 had been listed on eBay for $170,000 before being pulled offline Monday. The recent meteoric rise in prices for Michael Jordan rookie cards means you might have to choose between buying the set or buying a house, but in the long term, maybe it was a bargain the way things are going.
For the less adventurous but somewhat discerning collector, the same seller does have an all-PSA 8 set up for auction now. There’s also an all-BGS 9 set up for auction.
A PSA 10 ’86-87 Fleer Jordan sticker sold Sunday for $25,000–that’s roughly $10,000 more than they were selling for in March.
PSA recently launched an updated version of its Activity Page for Set Registry members.
The revamped online archiving and registration tool provides members with the means to keep track of a range of activities related to their registered sets, including: individual set ranking changes; pending removal requests; pending slot requests; and any comments made about their Set Registry sets and showcases.
“The ‘activity page’ already existed, but now it’s been completely overhauled to include all of these important functions,” said PSA Set Registry manager Cosetta Robbins. “It provides a level of convenience for our members, so they’re able to keep an eye on everything they need to see, all in one place.”
Details are available here.
A hobby shop in Kansas was the victim of a burglary last week.
Salina police say someone entered The Arena on South Broadway Blvd., in the early morning hours and got away with over $3,000 worth of merchandise including several autographed jerseys and sports cards.
The store’s surveillance camera captured the incident and 54-year-old Ronald Moore was arrested and charged with burglary, according to this story from KSAL-TV. A roommate was also arrested and both are also facing drug-related charges.
Speaking of law enforcement….Did you know Andy Griffith and Ron Howard shot a commercial for Post Cereal baseball cards when the first major set arrived in 1961?
We’re guessing this aired during a sponsor break inside the Andy Griffith show at some point during the spring. Watch below.