Could this be end of Topps after end of 2025?
Fanatics looks to enter the trading cad space in a big way while Topps confirms it will remain a private company in the wake of the news.
And 70 years of potential NFTs, posters and other sellable merch…
First off, I can't believe we are soon approaching 20 years since 2005 and the end of the DLP era. Man, where does the time go!
It is hard to imagine a Topps-less baseball card world. If so, it would mark the logical end point of my Topps run as well. Having an end point would be nice in a way.
I feel a licensing deal or merger is likely to happen. A simple way for Fanatics to instantly acquire an archive of 70+ years of cards and a loyal base.
I agree, 2005 was a great year, and the few years before that.The sports card industry may be at its ‘peak’ now, but in my opinion it’s completely sucked since Topps became the sole licensee. Upper Deck & DLP MLB cards were great too, & Topps being the only choice brought prices to a ridiculous level and forced out a lot of collectors.
2005 was ‘peak’ collecting for me.
Products were jam packed with autographs and memorabilia cards at an affordable prices.
It was a great time to be a baseball card collector.
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