One of the top cards from 2021 Bowman Draft emerged from a pack Wednesday night. The 1/1 Superfractor autograph of Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Jordan Lawlar was pulled in a break by Live Breaks.
Currently listed as the number 3 overall prospect by MLB.com, Lawlar is a 19-year-old shortstop out of Dallas who was drafted sixth overall.
When you sell the name of the business for which you’re best known, it’s good to have another well-known moniker in the bullpen. After announcing the sale of its Sports and Entertainment division to Fanatics, what’s left of Topps got a new name.
Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners say the confections and gift card divisions of the company will now be called The Bazooka Companies, Inc.
Michael Brandstaedter will continue as chief executive officer with the firm using the name Bazooka Candy Brands.
“We are very excited for the continued innovations coming from the company,” stated Executive Chairman Andy Redman. “The two divisions generated more than $250 million of revenue in 2021 – so we are very well positioned for the future.”
In addition to continued ownership of The Bazooka Companies, Tornante will have the rights to produce movies and television shows of certain Topps properties such as Garbage Pail Kids and MechWarrior/BattleTech.
The labor dispute between Major League Baseball players and owners is wreaking havoc on offseason events including team memorabilia “garage sales” and offseason autograph/meet and greet gatherings.
Among the most popular each year is the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warmup, which was canceled this week. KSDK-TV in St. Louis talked with local shops and collectors about the loss of the event, which attracts thousands of fans and collectors as well as current and former players.
MeiGray Auctions has launched its latest NHL game-used puck sale, with 55 of them up for bids this month. Among them is the puck shot by Connor McDavid that resulted in his first ever goal against the expansion Seattle Kraken—the 211th of his NHL career.
The shot came at 11:44 of the third period in a December 3 Edmonton loss in Seattle. McDavid also tallied an assist that night. He had another goal against the Kraken in a game at Edmonton December 18.
Among the other pucks up for bid is the one that gave Detroit Red Wings rookie Lucas Raymond his fifth career goal, several days after his NHL debut. Raymond currently leads all rookies in points (29) and is tied for the lead in goals with 10.
The auction runs through January 26.
Heading into the weekend, here’s a look at the most watched graded rookie cards on eBay right now.