The Topps MVP Buyback will return for a second year beginning Friday, Nov. 17.
Launched last year, the program is a partnership between Topps and hobby shops that allows collectors to trade in certain Topps Chrome cards of the MLB MVPs in exchange for significantly more value in store credit.
The exchange offer, which runs through March of next year, will be available at 625 stores this year, a 40% increase from last year according to Topps, “due to the success of the inaugural event.”
Once the American and National League MVPs are announced Nov. 16, collectors can bring those 2023 Topps Chrome cards to the store in exchange for credit to be used in the shop.
The AL MVP finalists are Shohei Ohtani, Corey Seager and Marcus Semien. The NL finalists are Ronald Acuña Jr., Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman.
The cards that can be traded for in-store credit are listed here.
Topps will release its high end 2023 Definitive product on Friday. One of the cards in the product is a 1/1 Shohei Ohtani-Babe Ruth dual autograph.
They were a quick sellout on Topps’ website but if you’re still interested, some have found their way to eBay.
The 1/1 2017 Bowman SuperFractor Acuña autograph card just sold in a private transaction, according to Goldin, which says the buyer paid $430,000, the most ever paid for a card of the Atlanta Braves superstar.
The Topps Chrome TacoFractor promotion is over and here’s a video of one collector who bought a Ketel Marte card and then watched as the Diamondbacks veteran stole the first base of the World Series, giving him a $15,000 Taco Bell gift card that was the centerpiece of the promotion.
A jersey worn by LeBron James in the opening round of last season’s NBA playoffs sold Wednesday night.
The “Association Edition” white shirt worn by James against the Memphis Grizzlies netted $41,520.
Another LeBron jersey from a regular season game early in the 2022-23 season was set to close Thursday night for a higher price.
MeiGray is holding a special jersey auction to benefit first responders with medical expenses not covered by insurance as a result of their rescue efforts on September 11, 2001.
Many of them suffer from breast cancer and jerseys worn by the FDNY hockey team in a game last month are being sold at auction through Nov. 16.
The FDNY Hockey Team plays games throughout the calendar year to support various charities. It has featured players with collegiate, junior and professional hockey experience
The jerseys were worn by the FDNY team in a victory over the Mena Singer Foundation on October 20 at Abe Stark Arena in Brooklyn, NY. That was the site of the first FDNY-NYPD hockey game in 1974.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Ray Pfeifer Foundation.