2020 Bowman Baseball is on hold because of production issues associated with Stay at Home orders but the company will be able to produce an online exclusive called “Bowman 1st Edition” sometime in the coming days.
They’ll be sold in 10-card packs via Topps’ website while some will be allocated to “select Topps partners,” according to the company. The cards will have a “1st Edition” logo but other than that, no details are available yet.
Topps is continuing to release numerous issues through its on-demand platform, including Project 2020, Living Set, Topps Now Turn Back the Clock and Throwback Thursday. The latest edition of the latter tosses back to 1989 and offers up a group of young “Record Breakers” from last year.
The checklist includes:
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Ronald Acuna Jr.
“Due to health concerns, we are not accepting any mail order autographs at this time. As part of our effort to #StayHome, we are not checking our PO Box and asking all fans to please wait patiently until this situation improves. Thank you for your understanding. #catchyalater
If you can’t wait, authentic Bench signed baseballs can be bought online for $125-$150.
The Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan grew up in the late 1980s and early 90s as a card collecting kid. With some commentary from his Twitter followers, he set out to offer his rankings of the worst sets of the Junk Wax Era.
Here’s a story from the Paducah (KY) Sun about the hot market for modern cards, especially basketball. By the way, a look at the most watched basketball cards at auction on eBay right now is an eye-popper.
eBay has a new trading cards coupon out. 15% off a purchase of $50 or more thru 4/20 but you can only use it if you got an invitation for the promotion in your messages or email. They’ve had a few of these lately and I suspect there will be more coming.
The league’s season is on hiatus, but prices for NBA game-worn gear remain pretty strong. A jersey worn by Giannis Antetokounmpo in the second half of the Milwaukee Bucks win over the Charlotte Hornets during the NBA’s Paris game back in January sold for $11,220 Thursday night.
Antetokounmpo had a double-double that night, en route to what could be a second straight MVP season (if the league ever resumes).