The landmark changes that allow more freedom for current college athletes to profit from promotions and marketing is spreading to trading cards. On Thursday, Panini America announced an exclusive landmark agreement with a group licensing organization that will give Panini the ability to produce trading cards of current college athletes. The deal between Panini … [Read more...] about Trading Cards of Current College Athletes Coming After Panini, One Team Deal
Panini America may have exclusive deals with most of the major college athletic programs during a sweeping acquisition a couple of years ago. The one school they didn’t snare was Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish remain the property of Upper Deck and now, the California company has produced a new trading card set that salutes the 1988 championship football … [Read more...] about Upper Deck Creates 1988 Notre Dame Championship Set via ePack
In the early 1900s, tobacco companies produced sports cards as a way of promoting their brands. One brand did this with college students in mind - Murad, which produced Turkish tobacco products. Turkish tobacco products were springing up as they offered an alternative to American tobacco. One of the more famous sports card sets that was produced by a Turkish tobacco company was … [Read more...] about Early 1900s Murad Tobacco, Cards, Silks, Felts Focused on College Sports
Panini is wasting no time making use of its new collegiate trading card license. The company has already released a multitude of school-specific products, announced plans for a 2015 Immaculate product and on Wednesday, promised 2015 Immaculate College, a multi-sport release featuring past players in their college uniforms. Set to arrive in January, it will feature a … [Read more...] about Panini Planning Multi-Sport College National Treasures Product
Today, in some ways, we consider the overproduction era the nadir of the hobby. For issues such as 1988 Topps baseball. we can probably burn a set for every man, woman and child in America and still have more than enough left over to satisfy collectors’ needs. However, because the era was so fertile in collecting, there were new organizations looking to cash in on what we can … [Read more...] about Will Ruling Mean College Trading Cards Become an Industry?