Sports card shops in small towns and big cities continue to do a brisk business. The hobby’s booming start to the 2020s was the subject of a story on the newscast of the NBC affiliate in Chicago, which stopped by Elite Sports Cards.
For the first time in five months, there was a show at the VFW in Plainville (CT) on Saturday.
Local card show going on today in CT pic.twitter.com/e6C6lurCVV
— Kelsey Schroyer (@KelSchroy75) August 15, 2020
Kelsey says that more people came through the door in the show’s first hour than normally attend during the entire day.
Bidding for the 2009 Mike Trout Bowman Superfractor remains at $1,450,000 heading into the final week of bidding at Goldin Auctions. The 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite RPA LeBron James #2/99 climbed to $500,000 over the weekend.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal caught up with “Vegas Dave” Oancea, who consigned the Trout and stands to make quite a haul from his short term investment.
Ten bids have been made on the Trout card and 20 on the LeBron. Bidding ends this Saturday night.
The #1-ranked 1975-76 Topps basketball set on the PSA Registry is up for grabs on eBay.
Bidding ends Wednesday and should surpass the five-figure mark.
That LeBron jersey worn in the Lakers’ two-game series in China prior to the regular season sold for $50,000 via NBA Auctions late last week.
The Topps Company has announced DigiCon 2020, the first virtual convention for those who use Topps digital apps.
Taking place from Thursday, August 27 – Sunday, August 30, the event will include hours of live and pre-recorded content alongside at-home participation through partnered panels, watch parties, special announcements, fan Q&A sessions and exclusive digital collectibles, all on Topps Digital’s new DigiCast Twitch channel.
“Collector conventions are traditionally a great way for us to interact directly with our fans. But the impossibility of meeting in-person this year created an opportunity for our portfolio of apps to shine, and for us to engage digitally with our fans in this unique way for the first time,” said Tobin Lent, VP & Global General Manager of Digital at Topps. “All Topps Digital Apps are featured in this unique, in-home experience and accessible to everyone globally. We can’t wait to bridge the distance between fan and creator with digital collectibles that replicate the exciting experience of visiting show-floor booths.”
Talent from across Topps’ properties are scheduled to make an appearance, allowing fans to submit their questions in the hopes that they’ll be asked and answered by personalities such as WWE Superstars Alexa Bliss and Drew McIntyre. Several featured artists are also slated to participate in the event.
Topps’ DigiCon 2020 will kick off on Thursday, August 27 and run through Sunday, August 30 from 11:30am ET – 5:00 pm ET every day. There are plans to feature at least one headlining Topps app presentation daily with additional content throughout the weekend.
For more information on DigiCon 2020 and Topps Digital, visit the Topps Apps website and social media platforms.