In some ways, 25 years can seem like forever ago. In other ways, it can seem like yesterday. For me, I am not sure which it is. All I remember is that I have clear memories of that day in late March, 1997. It was my first day working as a brand manager and product development specialist for Pinnacle Brands, Inc. My actual time working for the then-trading card giant is a … [Read more...] about Jeff Morris Recalls Memories Of His First Day Working At Pinnacle 25 Years Ago
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A partnership that launched when Mickey Mantle was still an unproven youngster from Commerce, OK will continue for at least seven more years. Major League Baseball and The Topps Company announced what most had expected: an extension of their exclusive global partnership for MLB-licensed trading cards. The new deal will run through 2025. There was no word on … [Read more...] about Topps, MLB Extend Exclusive License Through 2025
It seems almost impossible to fathom now, but back in the 1970s collecting sports cards meant piecing together one main set. Topps did football, baseball, basketball and hockey. You bought packs (boxes or complete sets if you were an adult) and that was was pretty much it. If you lived in the right area, you could buy something like the 1970 or ’71 Supers,’72 Posters or '77 … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Time to Cut the Auto-Relic Cord?
The margins can be tight. The hours are long. The competition is everywhere. The success of the products they're selling is often based on factors out of their control or even who happens to be online at any one particular moment. Still, it's sometimes a lot easier than selling cards the traditional way. Case breaking has become a cottage industry and for trading card … [Read more...] about Case Breaker Stays Busy All Day…All Night
They may have only one major professional sports trading card license right now, but you'll probably hear quite a bit about the Upper Deck Company this year. It's been 25 years since their new license with Major League Baseball produced the foil packs that yielded the Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card every kid who collected cards wanted to own. That early success spread to NFL, NBA … [Read more...] about NPR: Upper Deck’s Arrival Launched Sea of Changes