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
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Trading card manufacturer Press Pass Inc., is shutting down and collectors who may be holding redemption cards or hoping to get damaged cards replaced are out of luck. In an email to Sports Collectors Daily on Monday, the company stated: "We’re disappointed to announce that Press Pass, Inc. is closing the day to day operations, effective immediately. Accounting and legal … [Read more...] about Press Pass Shutting Down Operations
Panini America announced a pair of promotions on Thursday. Kevin Haake is the company’s new Director of Hobby Sales. Haake has been with Panini since 2009, overseeing the growth and development of retail partners including Walmart, Toys R Us, Walgreens, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. Haake is from Kansas and went to school at TCU. He was once editor of Beckett Baseball … [Read more...] about Panini Produces Personnel Promotions
From 50-cent packs to holograms to autographed relics to digital trading cards, the last 30 years have been a wild ride in the trading card industry. It’s been the most volatile period in hobby history. As demand grew in the wake of a multitude of media stories on the increasing value of cards from years past, the trading card manufacturers amped up production, leaving a … [Read more...] about Iowa Paper Tackles Industry Changes
On Thursday, we asked collectors a simple question on Facebook: What can the card manufacturers improve on? In about two hours, we had about 50 responses from passionate collectors, casual collectors, dealers and those who say they used to be collectors gave up the hobby or one reason or another. That's the interesting thing about Facebook and other social media. It's not … [Read more...] about Facebook Pulse: What Can the Card Companies Do Better?