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What the Massive Fanatics Deal Means for the Sports Cards Hobby, Plus Jesse Craig of PWCC

Mike and Jesse discuss what the future looks like for Topps and Panini

MLB All-Stars Carlos Beltran & Evan Longoria Open Topps Baseball Series 1 Cards Kris Connor/Getty Images

Mike and Jesse start the show off by talking briefly about some standout performances from NFL preseason so far and what that means for certain players’ card values. Then they dive into the massive news of Fanatics reportedly agreeing to deals with MLB, NBA, and NFL to become the exclusive license holder for all three leagues in producing trading cards (13:18), what the deals mean for the hobby, whether anything will change in the near future, and what will become of hobby staples like Topps and Panini. Then they bring on PWCC director of business development, Jesse Craig, to discuss eBay’s recent decision to remove PWCC sales from their website and what PWCC’s plans are moving forward (33:02).

Hosts: Mike Gioseffi and Jesse Gibson
Guest: Jesse Craig
Producer: Ronak Nair

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