A printing error on a 20-year-old card from the Conlon Collection has become something much more special. The Lou Gehrig card missing the Iron Horse’s picture was turned into an original sketch card and it’s now being sold to raise money for the disease that claimed Gehrig’s life more than 70 years ago. Illustrator Chris Henderson, who has contributed to a variety of sports … [Read more...] about Error Card Becomes Original Gehrig Sketch; ALS Fundraiser
The Topps Company has hired Michael Bramlage as Vice President, Digital, effective immediately. In his new role, Bramlage will be responsible for overseeing and developing the company’s digital strategy. He will report directly to Topps Chief Executive Officer and President Ryan O’Hara. Bramlage comes to Topps from the Nokia Corporation where he served as Director, Head of … [Read more...] about Topps Hires New Digital VP
The Topps Company has hired Doug Kruep as Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Sports & Entertainment, effective immediately. In his new role, Kruep will be responsible for managing domestic sports and entertainment products including brand management, product development, editorial, operations, finance, sales and customer development. He will report directly to … [Read more...] about Topps Hires New VP, GM
If plain old cowhide just won't cut it, Rawlings has announced a joint venture with New York based Gold Sport Collectibles that will bring official Major League baseballs made with 24-karat gold leather to the baseball collectors' market. Rawlings will serve an integral role in the development and marketing of the baseballs, which are being sold at $325 each. ""The … [Read more...] about Do Gold Baseballs Mean End of Recession?
Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Michael Weiner has announced changes in the staffing structure of the MLBPA business affairs group including the selection of a new trading card director. Tim Slavin, assistant general counsel responsible for business matters, assumes the title of director of business affairs and licensing/senior counsel, … [Read more...] about New MLBPA Licensing Director
SGC announced via a news release on its message board that Business Development contact Brian Dwyer will be resigning effective next Wednesday. He has been with SGC since 2008 in that capacity. Dwyer will be leaving to pursue other interests within the industry but will remain available to SGC as a consultant on special projects. “My time at SGC has been a valuable … [Read more...] about Dwyer Leaving SGC
One of hockey's top development leagues is getting into the game-used business. … [Read more...] about AHL Will Sell Game Worn Hockey Jerseys
The Director of Business Affairs and Licensing for the Major League Baseball Players Association is leaving her post. … [Read more...] about MLBPA’s Heeter Stepping Down