New Business Initiatives Drive Growth Today NAXCOM announced that it set a slew of new sales records during the first quarter of 2008. Growth was fueled by the launch of its very successful auction platform and aggressive marketing campaigns, including a month long free shipping program in March.
“We had a phenomenal first quarter in 2008. We had growth in pretty much all the sectors of our business,” said Eric Beckerman – NAXCOM Chief Operating Officer. “Our transactions grew an incredible 40%, our user base exceeded the 200,000 user mark and our VIP Membership grew to the largest level in our More >
By Daniel Steinmann
Why does it seem that almost every day you go read sporting news and you read about athletes getting in trouble with the law? Whatever ever happened to the role model athlete?
Nowadays, there are very few athletes that I would want my children calling role models. I remember when I was growing up there would be an article every now and then about an athlete getting in some form of trouble, for example Dennis Rodman having a shotgun in his truck and all of his bizarre behavior. But to me that is nothing in comparison to today’s athletes More >
Back in February, Topps Series 1 was causing quite a stir when Rudy Giuliani was found on a Red Sox card and a mystery Japanese high schooler was found on card FS1.
The Giuliani card was obviously a marketing ploy for the set, but the Uzuki card was initially thought of a mistake like the Alex Gordon card of 2006.
However, as time rolled along, some collectors began to realize that there was more to this phenom than originally thought.
The card said that Uzuki was invited to World Baseball Classic tryouts at 14, struck out 17 batters in a tryout game, but More >
2006 NBCD Logo
After a one year hiatus, National Baseball Card Day is back on the hobby map with a new multi-brand card set scheduled for release tomorrow, March 29th.
The cards will be distributed nationwide for free to collectors at participating hobby shops, Toys “R” Us stores, and at mlb.com.
“For the second time, MLBP, MLBPA, Topps and Upper Deck will give hundreds of thousands of fans the chance to own an exclusive set of baseball cards and engage in one of the most time-honored traditions of the game,” said Colin Hagen, Vice President, Licensing, Major League Baseball Properties. “We’re also proud to have More >
By: Andrew Harner, Editor-in-Chief
Around this time last year, the big buzz in the trading card world was the 2007 Topps Derek Jeter card with Mickey Mantle and George W. Bush super-imposed in the background.
Earlier in the week, another peculiar card was discovered in the 2008 Topps set. It was the Boston Red Sox team card. On this card, the team is celebrating its World Series win with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Now how did this one happen?
Last year before the World Series, Giuliani, an avid New York Yankees fan, jokingly said that he would root for Boston because More >
Topps is at it again with a new Photoshop variation. This time featuring former New York City mayor and presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani, a die-hard Yankees fan, joked about rooting for the Red Sox in the 2007 World Series because he is an American League fan. However, the statement was intended only in fun.
Topps took Giuilani’s fun and turned into a trading card as they put him in the celebration pile of Red Sox on 2008 Topps card #234.
While it is a bit cheesy considering what they did with the Derek Jeter card last year, it still is gaining Topps More >