Topps has released the checklist for its final product of 2020: Heritage High Number Baseball. It’s due out December 30.
You can see it inside our preview.
The story of baseball is sometimes best told through baseball cards.
SABR members usually know both and in conjunction with the organization’s 50th birthday, they published this very smart glimpse at the 50 seasons past through cards. It’s a good primer on the evolution of cards since the days of 10-cent packs and a stick of gum.
It’s been a big year for case breakers, who were in prime position to take advantage of the unusually large number of people spending time at home, with time on their hands and an interest in catching the fresh wave of interest.
Locker Room 78, a husband-wife breaking team out of northeastern New York, saw its sales top $1 million before the end of the year.
“Breaking is wonderful, because I have customers as far away as South Korea that in no other way, shape or form would I have ever met, ” he told Will Levith of Saratoga Living for an expansive story on the hobby boom. “I have active military members that are stationed in Germany that break with me. I have customers in the UK, Canada, South America, Puerto Rico and France. I’ve grown beyond my wildest dreams.”
Nice story from ESPN.com’s Ryan Hockensmith on the quest of a friend’s son to collect autographs during the NBA bubble earlier this year and how one coach and one famous WNBA star took time to personally respond.
Merry Christmas from Sports Collectors Daily!