Show #154 El Samba + Cover Your QR + Topps Call + More

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On today’s show I talk about the World Cup matches I’ve been able to watch over the last week.

A while back Panini sold 1/1 Panini Prizm Pylon cards via their own website (I did a podcast on them here). Now they have started their own eBay account and are selling 1/1 “El Samba” 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup cards.

We talked about Panini Rewards on the last show, and they are starting to filter onto ebay. One thing I noticed is that sellers are exposing the QR code in the auction (which allows someone to claim the points) – so you’ll only want to bid on the sellers who blackout the QR code. If you sell any of these cards, cover up the QR code in your auction, otherwise you’ll have to issue refunds.

The last week or so saw some new product announcements including 13/14 Panini National Treasures Basketball.

I talk about a conference call I had with Topps about MLS cards a week or so ago.

Panini flashed a 10 year sales chart. If this sales chart includes the NBA, NFL, MLBPA and once hockey card sales …. they are the same before they made all those investments. One day, someone at the higher ups at Panini will realize making these trading cards is actually loosing money because of all the capital it requires with minimum return.

Panini Group Sales 10 Year

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