Topps once again held an online vote to determine card #1 in the 2020 flagship set. On Thursday morning, the announcement was made on MLB Network.
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Trout was also the choice when Topps began making the selection via balloting back in 2016.
Panini has released a card of Zion Williamson from his debut Wednesday night. Offered on the company’s Instant on-demand platform, it’s priced at $9.99, but less in quantity.
The cards are available for four days.
The card arrived as Panini announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with Williamson’s team, the New Orleans Pelicans, that will feature real-time trading cards of the team’s biggest performances as well as in-arena activations and giveaways.
Panini is also planning a boxed set for this year’s Super Bowl winner.
It’ll be a 36-card set with action photography and a special card for the game’s MVP. As usual, it’ll come in a blaster-type box.
It looks like collectors were already preparing for Larry Walker’s possible election to the Hall of Fame. eBay tells us that sales for Walker memorabilia increased by 53% from 2018 to 2019.
MeiGray Auctions is offering the Nashville Predators locker room name and number plates from this year’s Winter Classic in Dallas.
Over 85,000 turned out at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas for the 12th annual game, which matched two franchises making their Winter Classic debuts. The Dallas Stars defeated the Predators, 4-2
There are 24 lots in the auction, which continues through February 12.
Each set opens at $20.