Look for new Topps Mickey Mantle cards to arrive soon. After a few years with Panini America, the Mantle estate appears to have a new deal with Topps to get the Yankees legend’s likeness back in its products.
Are you ready for this? Topps proudly welcomes Mickey Mantle back to the lineup!!! 👀 pic.twitter.com/mxSLrML2j5
— Topps (@Topps) March 23, 2021
Submissions are still piling up at PSA. The company has been receiving over 500,000 trading per week– more than the company used to take in every three months, according to Collectors Universe CEO Joe Orlando.
PSA continues to add more space and its staff size has gone from 350 two years ago to a team of more than 750 today.
“I will not bother asking that you bear with us. My only desire is that our customers have a full appreciation for the size of the cardboard avalanche,” Orlando told customers Tuesday.
A cool piece of baseball and arcade history sold at auction recently, outside the mainstream sports auction world. Fine Estate Inc. sold a fully-working, Rockola Rock-Ola 1937 World Series Baseball game for $34,375, more than three times expectations.
Surviving examples of the game itself are rare and those in good condition that still work are almost non-existent.
A great story from Grant Brisbee of The Athletic on the genesis of Mother’s Cookies baseball cards, which became a multi-tiered promotion for the Bay Area-based company in the 1980s and early 90s.
Card sets were a ballpark giveaway for several big league teams on the west coast and in Texas where Mother’s were sold and some smaller sets were also produced for distribution in the company’s cookies.
Here’s WPTA-TV in Ft. Wayne, IN with a story on a father-son duo that has taken their love of cards and turned it into a small business.
You can find Father-Son Card Connection on eBay here.