Today is Day Two of the 2011 Spring Sports Card and Memorabilia Expo in Toronto, Ontario. Autograph guests today will include Bobby Hull, Yvan Cournoyer, Johnny Bower, Fern Flaman, and Norm Ullman. Hours for the show are 10am until 6pm.
Topps has announced that there will be an exclusive UFC Fan Expo Card. If you’re in Toronto for UFC 129, make sure to stop by the Topps booth for an exclusive George St-Pierre autographed commemorative championship belt plate relic card, numbered to 199. The card will only be available at the the UFC Fan Expo.
Yesterday, Panini released a list which informs collectors of the redemption cards from certain products that are being processed this week. The big news is that Kobe Bryant is currently fulfilling his obligations and collectors who have been awaiting their Bryant autographs will be very pleased in the near future.
The Spring Expo will take place from April 29th, 2011 to May 1st, 2011 at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Collectors will be able to browse hundreds of tables of sports cards, non-sports cards, and various non-card related items.
Autograph guests include:
Upper Deck, Panini, and In The Game will have corporate booths with give-aways and product redemption offers. In The Game will offer redemption giveaways for 2010-11 Heroes and Prospects, 2010-11 Between The Pipes, and Enshrined Hockey. Upper Deck will offer Priority Signings autograph cards on boxes of 2010-11 SPx, 2010-11 SP Authentic, or 2010-11 SP Game-Used. Panini will offer Donruss update series cards on boxes of 2010-11 Donruss Hockey, 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey, or 2010-11 Crown Royale.
Panini has finally announced their plans for the upcoming 2011 Sports Card and Memorabilia Spring Expo in Toronto. Beginning on April 29th at the Toronto International Centre and running until May 1st, the company will once again please hockey collectors with a wrapper redemption program.
For this show, Panini has developed a 13-card redemption set updating 2010-11 Donruss Hockey, including 10 Rated Rookies.
Collectors will receive a two-card pack for every four 2010-11 Donruss Hockey hobby packs, four 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey hobby packs, or one 2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey pack they open at the Panini booth.
Base versions of the set will have 500 cards each, while the short-prints will have 250 cards each. Super short-prints will also exist and will be limited to just 100 cards each. Randomly inserted into packs will be limited-edition autographed versions of the base set.
With the upcoming release of Topps UFC Title Shot, it seems like a perfect time to reminisce about Topps most recent mixed martial arts product, UFC Knockout. Topps first high-end MMA release was received with great interest from collectors and featured one autograph or memorabilia card per pack.
Topps UFC Title Shot will be released in May and is available for pre-order from Canada Card World.