Pro Set, which jumped into NFL trading cards with a fury back in 1989 but fizzled out a few years later, appears to be ready for a resurrection.
No word yet on who’s involved or if there’s any connection at all to the original incarnation but there are now a “Pro Set is Back” email and Twitter accounts and they’ve released a mockup of a Trevor Lawrence card.
Since Panini America owns the exclusive NFL license, a good guess might be some sort of Draft product that will release this spring, but that’s just a guess.
They’re promising more information later this coming week.
His cards have gotten much of the attention over the last several months—and rightfully so. No other private collection has ever included six autographed Goudey Babe Ruth cards after all. However, Jimmy Micioni also amassed a huge collection of photos during his 80-plus years of collecting and one of the best is up for auction as the final pieces of the “Uncle Jimmy Collection” come to market.
His original Type 1 photo of Joe DiMaggio is expected to sell for at least several thousand dollars when bidding wraps up later this month.
The iconic image taken by legendary baseball photographer George Burke was used for DiMaggio’s1936 R312 National Chicle rookie card.
The photo is stamped by George Burke on the back. There are multiple pinholes on the photo as Yankee fan Micioni had it pinned on his basement wall for decades, according to Wheatland Auctions which has been selling off the collection. The 4×6” photo has been authenticated and encapsulated by PSA/DNA.
The hobby has been the subject of a couple of major media stories in recent days, including this expansive piece on CNN Business.
“Long lines, short supplies and million dollar sales,” headlines a story about the booming market for cards in the Chicago Tribune.
Long-time hobby fixturre Dan Wulkan has been buying and selling since he was a kid growing up in Niskayuna, NY. A career in the film industry took him to Hollywood but sports, history and entertainment memorabilia have long been his primary occupation.
Wulkan works at Memory Lane Auctions but for the last several years, he’s also been a regular on the hit TV show Pawn Stars, where he’s the show’s go-to guy for sports items.
He talked with his hometown newspaper about his career(s).
The late Penny Marshall donated some of her expansive collection to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, according to Museum President Bob Kendrick.
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