Friday, January 9, 2009

Joe Torre Signing, Friday Marketwatch - January 9

Earlier today, etopps announced the following:

Due to popular demand we are excited to announce that we will continue the Allen & Ginter Super Bowl Champions collection in ’09! The first six cards were launched in ’08 and have created much demand and excitement in the marketplace and we expect this years additions will perform equally as well. Although Allen & Ginter has been traditionally limited to baseball releases, this series allows collectors to experience the beauty of Allen & Ginter with top NFL Superstars and now coaches as well!

To celebrate the Super Bowl we will begin offering cards from this collection on Monday, January 19th at 1PM EST and continue offering additional cards on Monday, January 26th. The collection will include NFL Super Bowl greats including Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Tom Landry, Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, Tony Dorsett and Walter Payton.

Similar to last years cards the collection will be beautifully presented and delivered via the classic Allen & Ginter design (even staying true to the original Allen & Ginter size), but brought to life on stunning eTopps technology. Cards will be offered individually, encased and be sequentially numbered* .

*While the Allen & Ginter eTopps cards differ in size from regular eTopps cards, they will continue to be encased in our standard sized eTopps tamper-evident, plastic case with eTopps sticker. The cards will be placed into a fitted frame and then fixed inside of the case.

Be sure to visit eTopps on Monday, January 19th! Cards go on sale at 1PM EST and be sure to come back on Monday the 26th for additional cards.

As always, please feel free to contact our Customer Service team at '' if you ever have any questions, comments or suggestions. A customer service representative will be available to assist you between the hours of 9:00am - 4:30pm (ET), Monday through Friday.

Thank you once again for your continued support of eTopps!


The eTopps Team

My only question is: will the discounted shipping be available?

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If you live around the northern New Jersey area, Joe Torre will be signing his new book at the Yogi Berra museum.

The signing will occur on Tuesday, February 3rd from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

$40 includes the book, tax and the autograph. Joe will only be signing copies of the book. No inscriptions and no photography will be allowed due to time constraints.

Pre-Orders are recommended. Call 973-655-2378 to place your order or visit

As of today, January 9 the following are stats covering the last 7 days on ebay for etopps in-hands:

Quantity of etopps in-hands listings: 184
Sell-Through: 54.89%
Average starting price: $3.41
Average final price: $9.65

Highest Single Card Sale: Allen & Ginter Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, $119.99
Highest Mult-Card Sale: 2007 Allen and Ginter Presidents Set, $119.99
Highest Graded Sale: 2001 Albert Pujols, BGS 9.5, $99.99
Highest Non-Graded Autograph Sale: 2006 Bo Jackson Classic Football, $140
Highest Graded Autograph Sale: None

Other best sellers:

* 2001 Albert Pujols
* Classic Baseball Mickey Mantle
* 2005 Barry Bonds Classic Baseball Event
* 2004 Ben Roethlisberger

In-hand listing (not including graded or autographed) that received most bids that sold well: 50 Card Etopps In-Hand Lot: 22 bids

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