Dozens of hobby shop owners and distributors from around the U.S. and Canada are attending the first ever Topps Industry Conference in Arizona. The company tossed out some news items during the day including these nuggets: *National Baseball Card Day will return August 11. Topps says it will give away 1.2 million packs in MLB stadiums in an effort to "raise … [Read more...] about 2018 Topps Industry Conference: Silver Pack Expansion, NBCD Returns; Sterling Too?
2017 Topps Holiday
Collectors who’ve purchased the recently released Walmart exclusive Topps Holiday boxes have noticed one card seemed to be tougher to find than the others. On Monday, Topps confirmed that base card #107, Cole Hamels, wasn’t produced in the same quantity as the others in the 200-card set. Topps blames a production error. They say the card isn’t “scarce” but “may … [Read more...] about Topps Says Production Error Causes Hamels Holiday SPs
When I first opened in December 1992, I was not around long enough to fully enjoy my first holiday season in retail. Heck, I was happy to stay open each day and run to the bank each morning with whatever I had sold the day before. Over the next few decades I came to look forward to the holiday season since it’s a chance to have the inside track on what each of my … [Read more...] about Fruitman: ‘Tis the Season for Cardboard Promos
Topps will again produce a holiday-themed baseball card product for 2017, aimed at shoppers looking to stuff a stocking or two. The 2017 Topps Holiday boxes will be sold exclusively at Walmart stores and be in a “mega box” format with ten packs of ten cards in each for $19.99. A checklist is below. It’s the second holiday-oriented promotion Topps has in the … [Read more...] about Topps Plans 2017 “Holiday” Box as Walmart Exclusive