Topps Sells to Fanatics

Topps Sells to Fanatics

Well everyone, the speculation on the future of Topps is officially over! Topps announced today that Michael Eisner, former Walt Disney Co. CEO who purchased Topps in 2007 through his private investment company Tornante, has agreed to sell Topps to Fanatics in a deal estimated to be worth $500 million. The deal includes the Topps name and sports and entertainment division, however, does not include the Topps confectionary business, which produces such products as Bazooka bubble gum and Ring...

Another Blow to the Future of Topps?

Another Blow to the Future of Topps?

Yet another blow has come to the Topps company as it was announced at the end of October that it will be losing yet another official license from its portfolio, WWE Professional Wrestling. Having already been dealt a huge blow to its license portfolio with the loss of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB Players Association (MLBPA), the question on our minds is how will Topps survive? In a weird twist of fate, the new licensee for WWE wrestling cards will be Panini, who was also dealt a...

Shipping Update: eBay Standard Envelope

Shipping Update: eBay Standard Envelope

If you have read our previous blog posts, you know that here at Cardboard Prospector we are seriously against shipping cards via plain white envelope (PWE), the reasons for which are obvious; potential card damage, lack of insurance services for the shipment, greater potential for loss during shipping. Our reasons are many and you can read more about our reasoning in the article Why We NEVER Ship Cards PWE – You Shouldn’t Either. As frequent eBay sellers, the ability to compete with other...

Cardboard Prospector Now Selling Custom Breaker Mats

Cardboard Prospector Now Selling Custom Breaker Mats

Hello prospector nation! We are happy to announce today that we are adding custom breaker mats to our list of products. These mats are available in two different sizes, small and large with the small mat measuring 18” x 12” and the large mat measuring 24” x 14”. Both mats feature neoprene tops printed with your custom design and a non-slip rubber base to keep your mat where you put it! Mats are one-quarter inch thick making them easy to roll up and put away when you’re not breaking a new box...

Baseball Mystery Pack Card Selection – Series 1 2020 Hits & Packs

Baseball Mystery Pack Card Selection – Series 1 2020 Hits & Packs

In the spirit of complete transparency Cardboard Prospector is providing the following information regarding our Prospector and Lucky 7 mystery packs. For more information about what each of these packs consist of and the different levels of packs, please see our article here. Please be advised that we do not keep track of what cards are placed in what packs! Everything is completely random. The Series 1 packs for year 2020 have the following cards dispersed at random between the packs. As new...

Introducing Prospector Packs – Sports Card Mystery Packs

Introducing Prospector Packs – Sports Card Mystery Packs

Cardboard Prospector is excited to announce the release of our new Prospector Packs – mystery packs of sports cards at various quantities and quality levels designed to provide the mystery pack experience while giving the opportunity to hit valuable and rare cards as well. The first batch of mystery packs is hitting our eBay store today and will be available on our website store soon (yup, we’re building a store!). There will be seven standard Prospector Pack levels, and we are releasing a...