Saturday, August 15, 2009

2009-10 Bowman 48 Basketball Cards Release 8/19/09

2009-10 Bowman 48 Basketball Cards will be live on Wednesday August 19th. This unique retro design coupled with some great autographs should make this a much sought after product. Check out all details on the website, and order yours today!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Upper Deck Inks Reigning NHL MVP Alexander Ovechkin to an Exclusive Deal!

Ovechkin will sign autographs exclusively for Upper Deck at the start of the 2009-10 season and also appear on packaging

Carlsbad, CA (August 14, 2009) – Upper Deck, the exclusive provider of NHL licensed hockey cards, is pleased to announce an exclusive autograph deal with Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals at the onset of the 2009-10 season. Ovechkin, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NHL Draft, was named the NHL Rookie of the Year for the 2005-06 season, and has earned back-to-back league MVP trophies for the past two seasons.

Besides signing autograph cards exclusively for new Upper Deck products, Ovechkin will be featured on 2009-10 Upper Deck Hockey card packaging. Collectors can look forward to seeing new Alexander Ovechkin content in all Upper Deck releases at the onset of the 2009-10 season.

“Alexander has distinguished himself as a proven superstar in the NHL in just a few short years,” said Bernd Becker, Chief Operating Officer for Upper Deck. “The sky is the limit with a player of his caliber in terms of what his legacy will be and hockey fans realize that. To be able to deliver exclusive content of this international icon is a coup for Upper Deck and something our collectors can get excited about.”

Thursday, August 13, 2009

2008-09 Exquisite Basketball is here!

2008-09 Upper deck Exquisite has arrived and delivers the highest quality basketball cards on the market. This product is made each year in an extremely limited print run and is always a hit with high end collectors. Exquisite basketball is available right now!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Topps Gets Exclusive MLB License in 2010!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2009 MLB AND TOPPS ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE DEAL MAKING TOPPS THE OFFICIAL BASEBALL CARD OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Exclusive Multi-Year Deal Signifies Renewed Commitment to Youth and Innovation, 40 Years After Their First Deal Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) and the Topps Company, the leading creator and marketer of sports cards, today announced an exclusive multi-year licensing deal to make Topps the Official Baseball Card of Major League Baseball. Topps will have exclusivity on MLB, Jewel Event and Club trademarks, logos and other intellectual property, for use on baseball cards, stickers and certain other product categories featuring MLB players. Topps’ exclusivity begins on January 1, 2010. Topps will become the first exclusive baseball card company of MLB in nearly 30 years, as the company looks to expand its ongoing efforts to invigorate the category, continue launching ground-breaking products, improve the retail and collecting experience and make cards more relevant to children. Topps’ first exclusive product will be its 2010 Topps Baseball Series 1 to be unveiled next February. “Generations of baseball fans have grown more connected to the game through collecting baseball cards,” said Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig. “We look forward to partnering with Topps to restore baseball cards as the game’s premiere collectable.” “Topps has over the years clearly distinguished itself as the leader in the industry and the best brand in the business,” said Howard Smith, Senior Vice President, Licensing, Major League Baseball Properties. “This exclusive agreement with Topps follows similar arrangements in other categories that have resulted in superior products for fans and in turn unprecedented business success.” Michael Eisner and The Tornante Company, a private investment company he founded in 2005, acquired The Topps Company, Inc. in 2007 along with Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC. “We are looking forward to working closely with MLB Properties and its Clubs to invest in innovation and creativity to bring baseball cards and other collectible items to new audiences for many years to come,” said Eisner. - more -
“Topps has been making baseball cards for over 50 years and signed our first agreement with Major League Baseball Properties in 1969,” said Topps CEO and President Scott Silverstein. “Now, 40 years later, we are delighted to be taking this relationship to new heights.” As part of the iconic company’s plans to expand into the digital space, and to strengthen its connection with kids, Topps unveiled a multitude of new and innovative products over the past two years including, an online sports community developed just for kids and Topps 3D Live trading cards, the first augmented reality consumer product that brings your favorite MLB players to digital life, offering an unprecedented level of interactivity for kids, fans and collectors. About Major League Baseball Properties The Major League Baseball Clubs formed Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) in 1966 as the Club’s agent for marketing and trademark licensing and protection. Major League Baseball Properties is responsible for managing consumer licensing activities, developing national advertising campaigns, cultivating sponsorship opportunities with major consumer brands and corporations, growing the game and the business of baseball outside the United States and creating national marketing programs in conjunction with Clubs, broadcast rightsholders and national sponsors. MLBP also operates a full-service video and audio production unit (Major League Baseball Productions), a publishing division and stock photo licensing agency, and manages logistics for the All-Star Game and World Series as well as all other special events. For more information on Major League Baseball, log on to About The Topps Company, Inc. Founded in 1938, Topps is a leading creator and marketer of sports and related cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery. Topps entertainment products include Major League Baseball, NFL, NBA and other trading cards, sticker album collections, and collectible games.

2008-09 The Cup Hockey

The Cup hockey released on August 6th and so far the response has been very positive with many low #d multicolor patch auto cards. A customer in the store was very happy pulling a quad patch Gordie Howe auto card with red wing and Aeros multi colored patches #d 1/5 and promptly bought a second box! The cup is a limited product and sells out fast, now is the time to get in on this exciting product!

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