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...

Is it the End for Topps?

Is it the End for Topps?

Everyone in the card world knows that Topps is synonymous with Baseball. Having a 70-year run on being the authority on baseball cards, Topps has cemented itself as the brand for collectors and investors worldwide – many collectors consider Topps to be the only brand of baseball card worth buying, and this sentiment reflects in the pricing of graded cards as well, with Topps cards traditionally commanding a higher value than any other printer. So, with the news last week of Topps losing its...

Investing in the ’57 Topps Mickey Mantle

Investing in the ’57 Topps Mickey Mantle

I have once again found myself on Rally Rd, this time going after a card that is actually a little special to me – the 1957 Topps Mickey Mantle. Years ago, when I was about 9 years old, I was gifted a 1957 Topps Mickey Mantle from the nice old man up the street that I did yard work for. When he asked me what I spent the money on that I made from him, I told him that I spent a lot of it on baseball cards, and the rest I put in my savings – finding out that I collected baseball cards, he...