It’s another wrap on the National Sports Collectors Convention with collectors already excitedly looking forward to the next annual even in Atlantic City in 2020.
But this year, the sports card collecting industry took another step into the mainstream with Master Chef Graham Elliot and successful entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk attending this year – who are also big fans of the hobby.
Speaking of “Gary Vee,” he released an exclusive 2019 TOPPS X GARYVEE – Direct360 set” features designs, themes, and players chosen by Gary that pay homage to much of his life.”
But one of the coolest things about the set is the “GaryVee 360 Access Experience Cards” hits that are randomly inserted into some boxes.
For lucky fans of Vaynerchuk (who has 2M-plus Twitter followers), this would be an amazing gift, which includes such experiences/prizes as:
• 2019 Topps Baseball Series 2 Box Autographed By Gary Vaynerchuk
• Dinner in NYC with Gary Vaynerchuk
• One-on-One Five minute videocall with Gary Vaynerchuk
• Join Gary Vaynerchuk in a Suite at an MLB Game in NYC
• Collection of GaryVee Books Autographed by Gary Vaynerchuk
In fact, a couple of these cards (a dinner with Vaynerchuk as well as a watching a baseball game with him) is up for auction on eBay (click link below to see the listing while it’s still up).
Who knows if this will become a trend with superstar athletes offering a similar experience and subsequently boosting sales of sports cards?
Hopefully Vaynerchuk is onto something here.
If you’re looking for Vaynerchuk autograph cards, check out this link here with plenty of eBay auctions currently ongoing.
And if you missed Day 1 of the NSCC, here’s a post from last week with fans meeting Gary.