Author Archive | Troy Licastro


What’s In 2023 Topps Chrome Update?

A recent solicitation from Topps revealed what the hobby has been waiting for since the announcement of the MLB Debut patches at the beginning of the Major League Baseball season in April. Those patches are making their highly anticipated appearance in 2023 Topps Chrome Update Baseball. Based on what I read from the solicitation, Topps […]

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Where It All Began: The 1st Bowman Chrome

Bowman Chrome buzz is still circulating the hobby two weeks after its release with some big cards still left out there to chase. I’ve seen the Ethan Salas base Superfractor with my own two eyes — but to my knowledge — the auto version has yet to be pulled. How about the Alfredo Duno auto […]

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NFLPA terminates Panini deal three years early, Panini responds

The NFLPA sent an email after 5 p.m. Eastern on Monday, informing recipients that it terminated its trading card agreement with Panini. Three years before it was supposed to end. The NFLPA has terminated its trading card agreement with Panini, effective immediately. Fanatics now holds exclusive rights to produce NFLPA-branded trading cards. Email was just […]

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Fanatics wants to bring Comic-Con experience to the hobby with new company

So it looks like Fanatics will now enter the live events space with the announcement of Fanatics Events launching. This news comes on the heels of the company launching its breaking platform, Fanatics Live, earlier this week at the MLB All-Star Game. Fanatics will be the majority owner in a partnership with IMG, the company […]

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CGC and CSG combine to be grading powerhouse

By Alaina Jonathan The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is making big moves in the hobby space. Plans to combine Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) and Certified Sports Guarantee (CSG) under one umbrella was officially announced today making it one of the biggest and most reputable grading services in the hobby.  With the combination of surveys, focus […]

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