Collectors Universe, parent company of PSA, has hired Jamie Kiskis as its new Vice President of Product Development.
Most recently the Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for Cryptozoic Entertainment, Kiskis will oversee the Set Registry program, among other duties. He’ll also be involved in new product launch strategies and tasked with improving the company’s internal communications.
Kiskis has been around the industry since the 1990s, when he worked for Upper Deck.
“Something I learned early on was the power of relationships and gathering feedback from the field,” he said. “The passionate fans, dealers, collectors and distributors from around the world have strong opinions that we need to consider when making decisions. Those lessons learned are the cornerstones of being successful in the collectibles industry.”
Jacob Seus, reporter for WBNG-TV, the CBS affiliate in Binghamton, NY visited with Andrew Strong, long-time owner of Parlor City Cards & Collectibles for a story on the hobby’s growth.
“The biggest problem is keeping new product in the shop,” he said.
Watch the story here.
Kyle Robertson of the Dallas Card Show says nearly all of the 350+ tables for their November 13-15 show are sold out. The show takes place at the Watters Creek Convention Center in Allen, TX.
They have a smaller show scheduled for October 3-4 at the Airport Marriott in Ft. Worth.
Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram this week to show off some of the items from her late husband’s career that the family has saved. Among them: the high school uniform that was auctioned off a few years ago by Kobe Bryant’s mother and apparently bought back by the late Hall of Famer and his wife.
Vanessa Bryant jokingly called herself a “hoarder wife” in the post, which included pictures of a champagne-soaked locker room shirt and shorts after the Lakers won the NBA title in 2001. Game-worn All-Star jerseys and shoes, autographed basketballs and even a Lakers jacket he wore during his high school years were pictured.
A group of autographed 2020 All-Star jerseys are up for bid at NBA Auctions.
Among the 21 listings are those inked by Anthony Davis, Jimmy butler, Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul, James Harden and Trae Young.
The jerseys were signed the day before this year’s game.
Bidding runs through October 8.
The Dallas Stars are back in the Stanley Cup Finals and MeiGray Auctions is now offering some practice-used items from past seasons.
Over 30 items, including 26 jerseys and six sticks are on the block through October 14.